Snowed In by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Publisher & Release: MacMillan, December 6, 2016
Time and setting: Present Day,
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday
Heat Level: 3 Flames
Rating: 3.5 Gold Crowns
Marissa Clarke was going to murder someone. And that someone was her former sorority sister—now former friend—who had just kicked her out of her own hotel room…in the middle of the night…at their friend's wedding…for some hanky-panky with an old fling. So much for sisterhood. With no room in the inn and no place to stay, she's forced to accept help from the last person she ever wanted to spend the night with again: Scott, devilishly handsome, smart, and her ex-fiance's ex-best man.
Scott Parker has loved Marissa since the first day he bumped into her freshman year of college. Only he'd never been able to tell her. After all, you didn't just grab your best friend's girlfriend, kiss her and tell her she was the One for you, no matter how often he'd dreamed about it. Now, years later, Marissa is single and, in a moment of pure luck, staying at his cabin. When a winter storm blocks the roads and snows the two of them in, Scott is determined to make Marissa see there can be more between them than a shared history...if only she'll let him.
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While browsing Christmas titles on Net-Galley, I came across Snowed In. The book description sounded great, so I decided to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I must say up front, Snowed In was not what I expected. Nowhere in the description does it state it is erotic, that took me completely by surprise. While I do at times read erotic romances, I like to know before I start reading that it is going to have lots of sexual scenes in it, and this one is full of them.
While this is a cute read, it’s a bit light on story. I did not feel that I truly got to know each character. Personally, I like more depth and emotion than what I found in this book. Part of the problem is that for a good portion of the story, there is only the hero and heroine because they are caught in the snow storm. I guess they did not have anything else to do, but have sex.
When Marissa leaves and goes home, I finally get a better picture for her unreasonable desire to never fall in love and why she is so mistrusting. Again, I would have liked more depth from her character.
Scott, the hero is a bit less complicated. He comes from a large, loving family and does not have any baggage from his past. It is easy to figure out his goals, motivation and fairly non-existent conflict. He is a likable hero, and since he wanted the girl, then I wanted him to get her.
Nonetheless, this story does have a great ending, and I’m glad I had a chance to read it. If you’re looking for a Christmas story to while away a few hours, then this may work for you. Happy reading!