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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Donna Jay's 44 Hours: A Lesbian Romance Set in New Zealand is the story of love between two women who never thought they would make the perfect couple. Jennifer was not looking forward to going to a teambuilding conference with Ellaine Baxter. Ellaine was annoying, too smart for Jennifer's liking and she had broken her best friend’s heart, so there was nothing for Jennifer to like about her. It was supposed to be a quick trip but that turned out to be a journey when they got lost in the Kaimanawa Forest. Scared out of her mind and crabby, Jennifer had no idea Ellaine was everything she needed to survive the harsh environment. The more they worked together, the more they realized they were perfect for each other; as teammates and as partners as well. Would they allow love to bloom between them? Or they would hold on to their misplaced hatred and let the moment pass them by?
I love a good romance and Donna Jay's 44 Hours was one of my favorites. I loved the spunk and spark between Jennifer and Ellaine. The two of them despised each other and they bantered in the most hilarious way possible. However, their growth was paced right so that it was believable and entertaining at the same time. The author gave them original yet realistic personalities, which made it easier for me to connect with them. Their story was so genuine and believable that I didn’t have a hard time falling in love with these women and enjoying their journey. The narrative was perfect. The author described the forest incredibly well. I got lost in the scenery and loved every moment of it. By the time I finished reading this story, I had to admit this was not the romance I was expecting. It was infinitely better.