Review: Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

Snowed OverSnowed Over by Angie Stanton

Publication Date: October 12, 2013
Page Count: 126
Published by: Vanguard Management, Inc.
Source: copy received from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

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I love reading books that put me in the mood for Christmas, and Snowed Over managed to do just that. This is the perfect book to give you warm and fuzzy feelings for the holidays. It was a quick and easy read with a really cute romance.

Since it's a novella, you don't get to know the characters very well, but I did really like both Katie and Alex. I enjoyed how comfortable they were around each other. I thought a real connection was made between them, and there was a hopeful outlook for their future together, and I am so glad there was no insta-love going on. Their friendship felt realistic and believable, and I loved the banter between them.

Alex seemed like a really sweet guy who got caught up in trying to do right by his high school girlfriend. I could really understand his dilemma, but I wanted him to stand up for himself and take control of the situation. I thought things should be easy for him since he realized what a lying, manipulative b*tch his fiancée was.

I liked Katie for the most part, and she seemed to have a good head on her shoulders. But she did come off as a little immature when discussing her parent's breakup. I thought she was old enough to understand the situation, and she should have tried talking to her mother like an adult rather than whining about everything being different this year. I liked that she wasn't instantly attracted to Alex, and she respected the boundaries because she knew he was engaged.

I loved the writing and I will be looking to read more books by Angie Stanton. Since this is labeled as New Adult, I was expecting it to be heavier, but it's really nice and clean. It had likable characters and a storyline that was believable. Snowed over is definitely a cute and fun story, and the perfect book to read at this time of the year.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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  1. Sounds like a cute read. Thanks for the review. I will have to read it some time.

    1. It's definitely cute and Christmasy. It's a novella, so it's a pretty quick read.

  2. Sounds like a New Adult that I would actually read!! I love the cover too it's so cute :) I love Christmas-y books too... there needs to be more!

    1. It's clean New Adult, so if you're tired of the smutty NA that is rampant, this is perfect.

  3. Oh, I hadn't realized it was a novella. I think I'll skip it, but your review makes me want to try Angie Stanton's books. I've recently seen them everywhere and have been hesitating to pick them up, but her writing sounds intriguing! Great review.

    1. Yes, I've seen Rock and a Hard Place and Snapshot all over the blogosphere, which is why I wanted to try this one. I definitely want to read her other books now.

  4. Oooh, I think this book sounds adorable, although I'm not generally a fan of novellas outside a series. I just find they don't have as much development as I'd like, but I'm still willing to give this a shot.

    1. I find novellas don't have as much substance as a full length novel, but I thought Snowed Over was still pretty cute.


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