- Book Title: Snowed In
- Author: Teodora Kostova
- Publisher: SelfPub (November 30, 2015)
- Book Length: 108 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Erotica
- Reviewed by: Erin
- Rating: 4 Star
- Posting Date: January 4, 2016
Generally I am not the biggest fan of novellas. I like to sink my teeth in, get to know the characters, feel the story. For me that won’t happen unless it is at least 200 pages. But I have been a fan of Ms Kostova for a while now so I was eager to read this sweet Christmas novella. She did not disappoint.
We begin with Nate, his brother, his brother’s girlfriend and his brother’s best friend getting ready for some time away in the family cabin. Nate has been crushing on his brother’s best friend, Quinn, for years. He is determined to let him know how he feels. After a very amusing pep talk from his brother’s girlfriend- he is ready.
After a magical night when everything happened as he had been dreaming of- Nate wakes up alone to a note. He is crushed.
Fast forward 2 years. A second chance love story wrapped in a road trip, if they don’t kill each other.
Nate is a loveable guy with no real direction in life. But during the 2 years in which the story jumps he seems to have gotten his life together a bit. Moving to LA, going to school- basically finally being an adult.
Quinn left my mouth hanging open. How could he LEAVE? Not only Nate, but his best friend and a long planned trip? I was not happy with him. As Quinn slowly gained Nate’s trust again, I slowly learned to like him again.
The sex between them was lightening hot and sweet at the same time. It was like both of them had been waiting forever for it to happen. And when they come back together- it is even sweeter and hotter. I really liked that it wasn’t overdone at all. They didn’t jump into bed even though Nate was mad- really mad- at Quinn. I’ve seen that happen too much. They waited and the anticipation built.
The ending, while a bit predictable, was very satisfying. Nate and Quinn coming full circle. For a novella, Ms Kostova really packed in the story, the characters, the sex- everything! A super sweet story for Christmas.
Be careful what you wish for…
Nate has been in love with Quinn, his brother’s best friend, for as long as he can remember. But when he finally gets the chance to show Quinn how he feels, his heart gets broken in the most unexpected way.
Second chances come when you least expect them…
Quinn doesn’t believe in miracles, especially not Christmas ones. When he decides to win Nate back he knows it won’t be easy. The last thing he expects is a health scare, a road trip and a vicious snow storm to work in his favor.
In the end, a cabin in the woods turns out to be not only the shelter they desperately need, but also Quinn’s very own Christmas miracle.
Sometimes, to forgive, you need to get snowed in…
Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.
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