Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey

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3.5 Stars

Snowbound with the CEO is the perfect quick holiday read. Its length by no means sacrificed story, which is something I’ve found satisfying in previous shorts by Shannon Stacey.

Stuck in a snowed-in hotel with your hot boss is certainly not a bad way to spend a weekend. And if you’re thinking this could be terrifyingly like The Shining, it’s not like that, don’t worry. There’s staff there and a few other guests. I loved the part where they’re drinking at the hotel bar and they finally let themselves enjoy one another. The flirting and sexual chemistry was super fun.

Once back in real life though, miscommunication had to go and mess with things between them. I thought Shannon did a great job at showing us the depth of their longing and hurt and finally their happy ending. None of it felt rushed. The pacing was rather perfect for this short novel.

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Book Info

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey
Published by Carina Press
Pub Date: November 4th 2013
Pages: 66
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: AdultContemporaryRomance
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Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determination—and by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasn’t been easy but it’s necessary. She’s indispensable, and he can’t stand the thought of losing her if things didn’t work out.

For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways she’ll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. She’s worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly she’d like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderland…

What begins as a single kiss and a few bad Santa jokes turns into a weekend full of breathless passion and hopes for something more. But with Monday comes a return to their complicated reality—and Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.


About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

10 Responses to “Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey”

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    I loved Shannon Stacey’s Holiday Sparks novella, and I can’t wait to see how she handles the boss-employee relationship!

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    I’ve been looking for a short romantic read for the winter season! This sounds really good!!

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    Hmmmm, to answer the giveaway question I would say I’m most looking forward to the romance and snow. I love snow. :0)

    This does look really cute. I “dated” a boss once. Well, I lie, we didn’t exactly date. It didn’t end well, was good while it lasted. lol.

    he was a prick. I bet this guy is nice. :)

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    I’m curious to see how they work it out when they’re no longer snowbound and have to return to the real world/work setting.

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