14 December 2013

Review - Snowed Over By: Angie Stanton

Title: Snowed Over
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Vanguard Management, Inc., 125 Pages (October 12th, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eBook
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Synopsis: To college student, Katie Brandt, ‘Home for the Holidays’ sounds like hell. When her parents separated, their holiday traditions shattered like a dropped ornament. What could be worse than celebrating Christmas with her suddenly single mom and mom’s new boyfriend?

Alex Walker, an engaged 20-year-old, dreads going home for his own reasons. He has a daunting task ahead of him and wishes he could skip the holidays altogether. So when a friend of a friend needs a ride north, Alex finds that having beautiful Katie seated by his side proves to be just the distraction he needs.

A simple ride home for Christmas turns into a nightmare when light snow rages into a full-scale blizzard. Katie and Alex find themselves stranded, and a vacant cabin becomes a haven from the storm.

Under different circumstances, time alone with Alex would be the ultimate Christmas gift, but Katie knows Alex is engaged and she must hide her growing attraction.

However, Alex harbors a secret that just might change this holiday from the worst Christmas ever, to the best.

Review: 4 Stars - Snowed Over is a Christmas Novella from author Angie Stanton. With college age characters each dealing with their own set of problems and a blizzard bearing down on them it’s bound to be a wild drive home for these two strangers.

Katie and Alex each have their own reasons for not wanting to go home for Christmas. Katie’s parents separated and with everything changing she’s missing the traditions she’s grown up with. The changes in her mother and her mother’s “not the boyfriend” have her upset and angry and feeling forced into going home.

Alex has been troubled for awhile and has finally come to terms with what he needs to do to get his life back on track. He’s ready and isn’t going to take no for an answer.

So when these two strangers meet up for the drive home for Christmas it’s a bumpy ride for more reasons than just the blizzard that’s blanketing the area they are about to attempt to drive thought.

Alex and Katie are great characters and when they get stranded in the middle of nowhere in an empty cabin the two work together well to survive the storm.

I liked these two characters that I wished there was more to read of them once I finished their story. I could see Stanton writing a whole novel for these two and their budding relationship which I would be extremely interested in reading.

I enjoyed that this was a light holiday read that went by in a flash. Reading this wonderfully written holiday story in one sitting is easily done so readers who are looking for quick Christmas tale shouldn’t pass this one by.

While it is a “New Adult” title it’s more based on the college age group that these two characters are. There’s language and some kissing scenes that get a tad on the heavy side, but nothing too much.

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