Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipates how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated, intriguing man named Sai. Their initial attraction is sizzling and soon grows into more as Sai takes Ben on a tour of the city’s famous landmarks and introduces him to the local cuisine. Sai stimulates Ben’s intellect and curiosity, and for jaded corporate lawyer Sai, Ben’s innocent eagerness is a breath of fresh air. It would be so easy to fall in love….
But nothing is that simple. Sai’s job forces him to do things that violate his morals, and the difficult dynamics with his family is a major obstacle to any lasting relationship with Ben. Back in Toronto, Ben’s father is ill, and can he really leave behind his home for a man he’s only known a short time? With the clock ticking, they must decide whether to risk it all and turn three months into forever.
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I have instantly found a new author to binge read! Hudson Lin has created one fantastic novel that has blown my mind! Three Months to Forever is a short yet sweet novel about two impressive men falling in love in in Hong Kong. Add in the fact that Canada is also a big part of this book, and you have me instantly hooked! Hudson Lin really did these communities justice with this book, since it is beautifully crafted and respects the cultures. If I had to compare it, I'd say it was a beautiful Romeo and Juliet -esque story with a splash of Fifty Shades of Grey (but way better, of course). It is R rated though, due to the incredibly sexy scenes Hudson depicts throughout the book. I did find the dominance aspect of the book to be a little repetitive (since it seems to be in every book these days), but that didn't make me want to put the book down. One major part of this book was the relationship between Sai and his parents. I think the book managed to pull this relationship off and explain the subtleties in an understanding tone. I felt like I understood how Sai felt, even if I hadn't experienced a similar relationship before. I also really liked that there was some ethical issues being discussed. Bringing light to some of the darker sides of business within a romance novel was a nice change within this genre! It's a fast paced book and follows a very typical narrative, but it still felt so different and real. It's rare to find a good book that opens itself up to so many different communities AND that's a good read. I'd highly recommend it, especially if you love romance! It's high tier reading, and it's not too long so you can easily binge it. This book is worth every single penny! I want more by Hudson Lin ASAP and I want more readers to be picking up this author's book! What a gem! This book deserves all of the stars! Five out of five stars!
3.5 stars- 3.5 stars- The setting was impossible to resist I recently read another book by this author and immediately put her on my authors-to-follow list, so I jumped at the chance to read this novella. Generally, Dreamspinner’s World of Love series has been a mixed bag for me, but I do love books set in unique locales and like that each title is a standalone so I can pick and choose those that catch my attention. When I pick up a story from this collection, I expect an escape and a chance to experience a new place, and Three Months to Forever delivered that in spades. I loved that the author took advantage of a different setting, once again awing me with how much information and background she weaves into her stories. Her details about Hong Kong- the sights, sounds, food, people, and culture kept me engaged throughout the story. Three Months to Forever pairs an ex-pat and local for an interesting plot and romantic premise. Not only did this give the relationship a different spin- complete with an expiration date- but it also created ample opportunities to experience Hong Kong though Ben’s eyes. I also liked how Sai’s relationship with his parents and career illustrated the culture for the reader rather than simply being “told” about it. Though the limited timeline made this relationship move at a sometimes brisk pace, the author did an excellent job at spacing things out so it felt like a natural shift as feelings deepened between Sai and Ben. Overall, I found Sai and Ben to be a cute couple. I liked them together and rooted for their happily-ever-after, but I’ll admit to not finding their relationship and chemistry quite as compelling as the backdrop. Three Months to Forever cemented that I really enjoy this author’s writing style and will continue to watch for her releases. If you’re looking for a well written novella with unique setting that encourages the reader to really experience a new place, Three Months to Forever is certainly worth checking out. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*