Author: Angie Stanton
Published: October 12th 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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.
When I saw this, I thought it sounded like a cute little story. And since it's a novella, it's a quick and easy read. I was right on all the above, but I was also surprised with a little bit more depth than expected for such a short story.
Alex and Katie are a pretty cute pairing. Once they end up stranded, it's only a matter of time before they open up. Of course, considering Alex is engaged you know you shouldn't be hoping for something to happen between him and Katie. And yet, knowing the background of the situation, you pull for it all to work out in the end. The way their romance blooms is adorable and sweet. Despite the obstacles they face, and the problems they're dealing with in their real life and at the moment, you can tell they know it means something more. Yet, once they're rescued, what does that mean for their future now?
Snowed Over, while formulaic, was actually a great story. It was a nice book to sit back and enjoy. I mean, being stuck with a cute boy in a cabin in the middle of nowhere? Yes, please. I would like to see how Angie Stanton handles a full length novel if she can do so well at a novella.