The Book Worm: Review: Snowbound at Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review: Snowbound at Christmas

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Ex-cop Cat O'Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It's a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he's definitely feeling the heat. And if there's one thing they'll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it's that in this town, true love is always in season . . .
Genre: contemporary romance

Publishing date: September 2015

Offensive content: a few sex scenes, not overly graphic

Snowbound at Christmas was the second book I read from my Christmas reading list, and I'm a bit sad to say it did not live up to my expectations, especially not after reading Evergreen Springs (book one from the Christmas reading list).

The plot was interesting enough, but that was basically it. A lot of the characters are stereotyped to the extreme (such as Chloe, the actress diva, or Grayson's grandmother), Grayson's act as an English Lord is funny at the beginning and then becomes sort of irritating and Chloe sounds like a real doormat, acceding to her sister's very whim.

The first part of the book is actually OK, so I'm still giving it 3 stars. There are funny moments, a bit of suspense and a strong attraction between Cat and Grayson/Harry. But from then onwards, so many characters are added to the story and so many things are happening at the same time that I got lost. And then...I was plain bored. I just couldn't keep up.

And even though the last part of the story has as background a town called Christmas and happens over the holidays, I couldn't find the holiday spirit anywhere. Maybe it's because there too many layers to the story by then, maybe it's because this is book one in a series and I missed the first four books (thus not recognizing all the characters), or maybe it really wasn't there. I don't know, but while Snowbound at Christmas is not all bad, I still wouldn't call it a Holidays read.

Happy Holidays, and Happy Readings,

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