Despite being assured by friends that they were “perfect” for each other, Geo Russell and Truvy Fuller’s first blind date didn’t end in a love connection — or even a second date.
Years later, the Geo and Truvy are the best man and maid of honor for their best friend’s wedding. But little do they know that their friends not only still think they’re perfect for each other, but they’re going to prove it to them.
Geo and Truvy are tricked into spending a week together in a remote, snowbound cabin (nicknamed Vegas) in Gatlinburg with no cell service, no television, and no contact with the outside world. Will there be a love connection this time or will these two end up loathing each other even more?
Sally Kilpatrick’s “Snowbound in Vegas” is a sweet romance with just enough heat to it to fuel but not overfeed your imagination. Alternating viewpoints between Geo and Truvy allows us to see inside each one’s world-view and assumptions about the other and see just how these two didn’t connect on that first date but might connect now.
“Vegas” is a bit different from Kilpatrick’s previous stories in terms of setting and turning up the heat factor. But what she doesn’t sacrifice is her commitment to building strong, relatable characters with their own quirks and foibles that serve as both an asset and a hindrance to romance. The remote setting and confined quarters make for a lot of fun and there are some genuinely sweet moments between Geo and Truvy.
And any story that uses the word “nekkid” in reference to its characters being sans-clothing (because neither one packed a suitcase for the trip and there is a hot tub) wins major points in my book.
Sweet, charming, and relatable, “Vegas” is another winning story from Kilpatrick.
This story is part of the Once Upon A Wedding anthology.