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review 2018-01-15 15:35
Very Brief Thoughts: Snowbound with the Notorious Rake
Snowbound with the Notorious Rake - Sarah Mallory

Snowbound with the Notorious Rake
by Sarah Mallory

 

 

One wicked Christmas night…

Trapped by a blizzard, the sight of notorious rogue Sir Lawrence Daunton almost makes schoolteacher Rose Westerhill turn back into the snow!  When it becomes apparent she has nowhere else to go Rose accepts his offer of shelter, vowing to remain indifferent to his practiced charm.

But as the temperature outside drops, she finds the wicked rake's sizzling seduction impossible to resist.  For one stolen night Rose abandons her principles—and her body!—to his expert ministrations.  Christmas with the rakish Lawrence promises to be a thoroughly improper yuletide celebration….



This historical romance by Sarah Mallory was written really well, but the actual story and the characters were quite frustrating.  On top of that, I was a little disappointed that the entire "snowbound" scenario really only lasted a couple chapters, then the rest of the book was just a typical romance with a reformed rake and the prudish schoolteacher.  I may or may not have started drifting off, or setting the book aside due to boredom.

As for our couple, they were pretty standard.  I didn't find Sir Lawrence to stand out much, but he was a neutral, good man.  Rose was more likable during the snowbound duration, but afterwards, I feel like she was a bit over-extreme in her prejudice against Sir Lawrence.  I understand that she has a history and can see why she's so cautious, but she went to the point of simply wanting to always believe the worst of Sir Lawrence no matter that he'd been nothing but honorable towards her from the beginning.

In contrast, I found it kind of hard to believe that she would take the word of her fiance, Magnus, and her future sister-in-law, Althea, without really giving it more thought.  She's been around Magnus and Althea enough that you'd think she wouldn't place so much credence in their words or actions.  So it came across as her trying to find any reason possible to discredit Sir Lawrence, even if it hadn't been warranted.

The romance was super frustrating, and I'm not sure there were even any characters I liked.

The background mystery about the sunken ship, and the investigation of it seemed kind of blah.

I may try another Sarah Mallory book, but I DO hope that this one was just a fluke.

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2018/01/very-brief-thoughts-snowbound-with.html
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review 2017-11-28 18:54
Snowbound by KreweOfImp
Snowbound - KreweOfImp

This is a long long fic, I think it got away from the author somewhat. Some nice writing though, KreweOfImp voices Dean beautifully. Cas, Dean and Sam are snowed in the bunker. Cas and Dean attempt to practise their bdsm lifestyle but, to their horror, Sam catches them at play (over and over).

Source: archiveofourown.org/works/5706808
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review 2017-11-06 18:23
Snowbound With An Heiress, Jennifer Faye
Snowbound with an Heiress - Jennifer Fay... Snowbound with an Heiress - Jennifer Faye

I really enjoyed this Christmastime Romance. I received this book for free and I voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 5* rating and it touched my heart. Add a pup who is a little thief to stir things up a little and you get extra action. It made me smile and shed a tear or two. A nice followup Christmas ending too.

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text 2017-05-05 02:42
Snowbound: A Chicklit Christmas Novella ... Snowbound: A Chicklit Christmas Novella - Monique McDonell

For a star rating and full review please visit InD'tale magazine online, May 2017 issue. http://www.indtale.com/reviews/contemporary/snowbound-chicklit-christmas-novella

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review 2017-03-31 15:37
Snowbound with Mr. Wrong - Barbara White Daille

Lyssa had agreed to help her sister Amber with the Christmas party again . Lyssa had gained some weight and the Elf costume and it was very tight. Lyssa's habit of snacking habit had shot out of control  at the end of the summer after Lyssa had broke up with Nick six months earlier as Nick was obsessed with his job. Amber’s parties were legendary but her Christmas gathering for the kids of Snowflake Valley topped them all. Then Lyssa realizes Nick is playing Santa again this year the one person she never wanted to see again as he broke her heart. Nick wasn’t over Lyssa either as no one could take her place. Then a blizzard is forecast and everyone hurries down the mountain then there was only Nick, Lyssa, Molly, Tommy, and Brent. Nick tries to drive down the mountain but a tree falls and they can't go anywhere but back to the lodge until that tree was moved. Nick also got hurt. They made it back to lodge and had everything they needed except there was no phone service.

I had mixed feelings about his story.It did hold my attention for the most part. I also chuckled at times while reading this. The plot was good. I just didn’t really care for Nick and wondered why Lyssa had cared so much. It was also annoying how many times Nick referred to his job as a troubleshooter. But the kids definitely added if not stole a lot of the story as far as I am concerned.  Although Lyssa was a good character also and I do know there were good things about Nick. I just didn’t connect with Lyssa and Nick having this great love between them and they definitely needed to communicate better.

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