This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I truly loved this unlikely story of two people meeting after only suggestive glimpses when they both were giving blood.
Regularly, Caitlyn spends time unwinding from her demanding job by giving blood from time to time. But this one time is different when Caitlyn shares suggestive glances with a stranger also donating. Nothing happens except for glances and expressions, and Caitlyn leaves to return to her stress filled life.
Thinking with the downtime of Christmas coming, Caitlyn wants to reconnect with her on and off boyfriend that she works with. At a Christmas party, Caitlyn is dumped by the copier by her less than sexy boyfriend (my opinion). Leaving the party she heads for the subway for the lonely and cold trip home only to meet up with the mysterious guy she shared glances with at the blood drive, Mark.
The two don’t really know each other, but in some ways they don’t want to part ways when the subway finally stops. When they find themselves trapped inside the outdoor station, the two think of inventive ways to keep warm when one of them is dressed to knock a guys socks off in impractical heels.
I loved the awesome flirtation between these two as they start to feel more and more attraction through the course of the night. We learn about Mark’s heartbreaking past, but also the job he loves that gives back to the community. The two keep warm, relieve some frustrations and leave a lot of hope for a romantic future. Highly recommended short story read!