Review | Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

Posted December 22, 2013 by Asheley in review, Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Snowed Over by Angie Stanton
Publish Date: October 12, 2012
126 Pages
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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. (from Goodreads) 



Snowed Over by Angie Stanton 



My Thoughts:  I had a feeling that I’d enjoy this holiday novella when I began it and I was right! Snowed Over by Angie Stanton is the perfect little story to snuggle up with when you’re looking for that perfect something to read near the Christmas tree or in the cold weather…


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1. Katie Brandt’s parents are no longer together – this year, her mother is making her spend the holiday with the family at a cabin that belongs to her mother’s new friend (Katie affectionately calls him “not the boyfriend”). Now that classes are over for the break, she plans to catch a ride with another student that is headed in the same direction. 

2. Alex Walker is dreading his time at home for the holidays – it isn’t that he minds his family as much as he can’t stand the thought of being around his fiance. In fact, he plans to break things off with her over the break. He hates the direction that their relationship has taken over the time they have been together – she isn’t the same girl that he fell in love with – and can’t imagine life with her any longer. It has to end. 

3. There is a huge snowstorm up ahead. Katie and Alex are trying to make it to their respective places before the storm hits. 

4. Katie and Alex DO NOT make it to their places before the storm hits. OH DEAR.

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Okay, so based on the short list above, it is sort of easy to guess where things are headed in Snowed Over by Angie Stanton BUT THAT’S OKAY. The story begins as Katie is waiting for Alex, who seems to arrive just in time (and by that, I mean Katie keeps checking her watch and has already judged Alex before she even meets him). So…immediately, there is tension in the vehicle and it is fun and chilly and delicious. The conversation between the two is a little bit snarky and also kind of playful, but before long it becomes evident that they need to buckle down and get serious if they are going to make it home in time. The roads are becoming awfully dangerous with the approaching storm. 

The two continue to talk a little bit to keep the mood light – they’re both a little nervous about the weather – and they find out a little about each other. They decide that they’re going to try to push on through to make it home…after all, they’re not that far away. HOWEVER, when I said things were dangerous, I meant it and a little something happens to strand the two in a precarious position. After deserting their vehicle and having to take a short hike in the freezing snow, Katie and Alex find an abandoned cabin – with no other options, they settle in for…well, they don’t really know how long they’ll be there. Neither of them have working phone service and the only provisions that are available are what they find inside the cabin.

Katie and Alex will have to wait there until someone finds them. Both families are expecting them any time and when they don’t show up CERTAINLY their families will be alarmed enough to send out search parties or emergency vehicles or something, right? Although it isn’t terribly long, I think Katie and Alex spend just a teensy bit more time there than they expected…

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Snowed Over is FUN. It’s a great story for a cold evening, for when you’re snuggled up in bed and you want a short read, or when you’re hunting for a holiday story. I suppose it’s great for a fun little romance at any time even with the holiday theme. I loved how Katie and Alex made the best of their situation until it ended. They didn’t whine. They didn’t get angry. They didn’t moan, gripe, or complain. They just coped and, honestly, I almost think they had fun cooped up in that little cabin for a little while. Both of them were dreading going home for different reasons and the little emergency sidetrack gave them a chance to sit back, talk about it, and find a little romance as well. 

Snowed Over is NOT a heavy story. It is not a long story. There are no BLAH moments. There was never a point in the story when I wish I would have chosen something else to read. I read it in one sitting. It is just what I mentioned earlier: FUN. I loved it, just as I expected to. I recommend Snowed Over by Angie Stanton to people who enjoy holiday stories, romances in particular, and those that enjoy novellas. It’s a quick read that will leave you with a smile and a warm, happy feeling. 

ALSO: HOW CUTE IS THAT COVER? 
I love it. 



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Snowed Over will appeal to fans of:

New Adult Romance
Romance: No Triangle
Holiday Reading
Novella/Short Stories

Snowed Over by Angie Stanton
is currently available for purchase.


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Do you like Holiday/Christmas reading? 

This was such a CUTE story! 

I recommend it if you love 
quick, cute holiday reads!





Asheley

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3 responses to “Review | Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

  1. Snowed Over sounds super cute! I love that these two characters are thrown into a situation that sounds so wintry and Christmas-y (even though snowstorms are decidedly unromantic in reality if you're out in one).

  2. I definitely need more Christmas books in my life and while I'm not crazy about novellas, this seems PERFECT. I love super cute and fun books and I love that you said there were no moments where you wished you were reading something else. Thanks for the great review!

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