Snowed In
Grade : B

Snowed In is a holiday romance with a runaway bride and fake dating trope. It’s a sweet, light, pleasant read.

Megan and Christian are both from the same small Irish village and the story gets off to a dramatic start as Megan runs away from her wedding and bumps into Christian who kindly asks if she needs help. She lets him know she’s okay and then she disappears. Five years later Megan runs into Christian again at a pub in Dublin and as they reconnect, they end up sharing how much they are dreading going back home for the holidays. Christian suggests they go back together and be each other’s fake date. He has a bit of an ulterior motive in that he thinks she is beautiful and fun and will make the holidays more bearable.

The first half of the story is really sweet as Megan and Christian get to know each other. They are both funny and loveable characters. Christian was the boy all the girls had a crush on growing up. His father wanted him to stay and work on their farm but he went off to college and now is a wealthy manager of luxury real estate rentals. He still has some issues to work out with his father because he feels no matter what he does, he’s never good enough for his da.

Megan works in marketing and loves to knit. She hasn’t been back home to her village since she ran away from her wedding because she believes that everyone in the village hates her. They believe she was cruel to leave Isaac, the golden boy of the village, at the altar. She has never told anyone why she ran from her wedding and we don’t find out what happened until quite a ways into the story and I got impatient waiting for the big reveal.

Megan was right to worry about people in the village despising her for the way she broke up with Isaac, because when she returns, they are awful to her, especially Isaac’s friends. Luckily Christian is wonderful and comes to her rescue and we see them begin to fall for each other.

The second half of the book slows down when we meet their friends and family and I wondered if they will all get their own books. This is a slow burn – Megan and Christian didn’t have a real kiss until 70 percent in. I enjoyed hearing about both of their families’ holiday decorations and celebrations. Megan must have knitting superpowers because she whips up sweaters and other knitted gifts very quickly. I did wonder where Megan’s father was. I didn’t see him mentioned in the book.

I was looking forward to the snowstorm when I knew they’d get snowed in and I’m glad to share that when it finally happened, it was very cozy and spicy. I recommend this to readers as a fun read. (It’s a bonus that it takes place in an Irish village during the holidays!)

Reviewed by Kayne Spooner

Grade: B

Sensuality: Warm

Review Date : November 1, 2023

Publication Date: 11/2023

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  1. Thank you . I read the free sample and the nonsense you expound on above was sufficiently grating to me…

Kayne Spooner

Kayne Spooner is a retired science teacher, dog owner, and proud grandma who lives in beautiful Colorado. While she's an avid reader of all genres, romances have always swept her off her feet. Kayne gravitates toward stories with humor, swoon-worthy love interests, and memorable furry sidekicks, although really, if there's a happy ever after, she's here for it! She loves sharing her passion for books with the romance community and connecting with fellow readers.
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