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Review by Suze
Claire's nickname is Runaway Bride, it's a title she doesn't deserve, but she is a famous person and there's nothing she can do to change people's opinions. After another disastrous relationship she goes to her uncle's mountain retreat. She inherited it when he died and wants to restore it to its former glory. She's hired someone to give her an estimation of the costs of this project. She wants the lodge to be the place she used to love once more.
Claire's surprised when Hot HVAC Guy appears. Apparently he's the person she hired to give her a quote and she had no idea it was his company she decided to use. Unfortunately because he's early and she didn't see him coming she wrecks his car. Hot HVAC Guy's name is Liam and Claire understands why women are swooning over him. He's gorgeous, he's kind and he's trustworthy, at least she thinks he is. Because of the weather and his broken car Liam can't leave and they are forced to spend some time together. Will they give in to their mutual attraction or will they stay away from one another, because they're both well known by the public and hooking up wouldn't be wise?
The 48-Hour Hookup is a fun and sexy story. There's a lot of chemistry between Liam and Claire and it's clear from the start there's a connection on more levels than just the physical one. Claire is sweet, clumsy and a little bit naïve, but she's also strong and independent. When she wants something she makes it happen. Liam is introverted and because of his shyness he usually screws things up with women. He has a good heart though, so when he does something wrong he wants to make it right again straight away. The misunderstandings and uneasy situations their different personality types create are amusing and they made me smile several times.
Sarah Ballance has written a great festive story. The 48-Hour Hookup ends at Christmas and the holiday aspect is the part of this book that I liked the most. It has the exact right Christmas spirit. The ending is adorable and romantic. Claire and Liam are endearing together and I kept thinking that they are both people who deserve a happy life, which is what made their story so appealing. I really enjoyed reading this cute and relaxing book.