Three and a half stars
SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS by Jaqueline Snowe is a grumpy/sunshine snowed-in romance. Becca Fairfield is a sorority house "mom", known for her quirkiness and fun-loving ways. She takes her role very seriously, and her lighthearted approach to things makes her a favorite of her charges. Next door is Harrison Cooper, football coach, of course known for his self-discipline and organization. They had one date a couple years back after which Harrison blew it and they have been professionally polite.
A snowstorm gives Harrison a chance to take care of Becca, and give them a chance to get to know each other better without the facade they put on for the rest of the world, if they only take it.
Heavy on the miscommunication, a nevertheless entertaining holiday read.
This is a good book. The two main characters are Becca and Harrison. Becca is a sorority counselor in house. Harrison is the football coach who happens to live next door to the sorority. A major storm is fixing to arrive. Becca is trying to get her residents out before the storm hits. She lands up with a broken window and trying to fix it. Harrison comes to the rescue. He gets Becca back to his house and the power is off. They stay in Harrison’s house for days. They start dating and fall in love.
Snowed in for Christmas by Jacqueline Snowe
Pub Date: October 3rd, 2023
Thank you Forever and Netgalley, for the e-arc!
This is the first time I've heard about 'sorority mom's'. Having gone to university here in Canada, we don't have sorority houses like they do in the States. It was interesting hearing about how Becca took care of the house and the girls living there. Outlining strict guidelines, rules and expectations for them was so important and Becca Fairfield did just that. Having their trust and respect made Becca a loved Sorority Mom.
Feeling all the love from her girls didn't stop Becca from keeping an eye for her very handsome, extremely cranky, moody neighbour and football coach, Harrison Cooper.
Becca and Harrison went out on what she thought was a wonderful date and shared a steamy hot kiss, only to be ghosted by him. 2 years have gone by where she's done everything she could to avoid running into him. Which was challenging as she could see his house from hers.
A few days before Christmas, a wicked storm blew in, knocking out all power in their neighbourhood and even a window in Becca's house.
All the girls have left for the holidays, leaving Becca alone in her home. Harrison, knowing the situation and being the kind neighbour that he is, invited Becca to stay with him until the power comes back on. He has plenty of space and enough cut wood for a warm and cozy fire to last for days.
Thrown in together under the circumstances opened up Becca and Harrison to conversations and creating a connection that neither of them could deny.
This was a wonderful story to read while sitting by a cozy fire with a cup of hot cocoa ;)
Snowed In for Christmas by Jaqueline Snowe is a cute holiday romance. The setting of a sorority house was unique and I liked learning about sorority moms and what they do. I think this would be a good book to pick up and read during the holidays. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.
This is a cute, heartfelt story with likeable characters. It’s character-driven with a leisurely pace.
Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Thank you, Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for the gifted e-book! ❤️ #gifted. My review is comprised of my honest thoughts.
This was a cute and light holiday read. Some of the dialogue felt a bit on the odd side. Overall, I did like it and do recommend it!
I loved this story line of the sorority mom, so caring and independent, runs into a hot mess of the snowstorm taking out the power. With not many other choices as a big snowstorm will continue to bury them, she has to go next door to Coach Harrison’s house which is full of heat, both kinds!!! After days of hot cocoa, books, chats, and intimacy, these two find each other irresistible!
Snowed in for Christmas was a great book to listen to during my holiday travel. I am a sucker for the snowed in trope and I think this would still be enjoyable during the winter months. This book has dual POV and the voice actors did a great job. The writing style and dialogue weren’t my favorite but I would still recommend checking it out if you need a wintry romance for a snowy day.
SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS is my new favorite Christmas book. I read it three times this Christmas season, and I’m just itching for Christmas in July to reread it, haha. It gave me all the happy feels plus the Christmas spice I needed!
It’s a grumpy/sunshine romcom about a sorority mom, Becca, and football coach, Harrison, who get stuck in a snowpocalypse on campus. Hijinks ensue. And, yes, there is only one bed!
I’m a sorority alumna, so this book just made my heart a little extra warm. Because of how happy this book makes me, Jacqueline Snowe is now an auto-buy author!
Thanks, Forever and Netgalley, for the gifted arc!
Jacqueline Snowe's "Snowed In for Christmas" is a delightful holiday romance that sparkles with festive cheer and the magic of the season. Set against the backdrop of a snow-covered town twinkling with Christmas lights, this novel is the perfect cozy read to warm your heart during the winter months.
The story follows the charming protagonists, Lily and Aiden, whose paths cross under unexpected circumstances when they find themselves snowed in together at a cozy cabin in the woods. As they navigate the challenges of being stranded together, they discover that sometimes, the greatest gifts come in the form of unexpected connections and second chances at love.
What sets "Snowed In for Christmas" apart is its endearing characters and heartfelt storytelling. Snowe has crafted protagonists who are relatable, lovable, and utterly charming, drawing readers into their world and rooting for their happily ever after. Lily's spunky personality and Aiden's irresistible charm make for a dynamic and captivating duo that sizzles with chemistry from the moment they meet.
At its core, "Snowed In for Christmas" is a story about love, family, and the true meaning of the holiday season. Snowe's warm and inviting prose evokes the joy and wonder of Christmas, creating a sense of coziness and nostalgia that will transport readers to a winter wonderland filled with romance and magic.
Filled with heartwarming moments, witty banter, and plenty of festive charm, "Snowed In for Christmas" is a joy to read from start to finish. Whether you're curled up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa or looking for the perfect holiday read to get you in the festive spirit, this novel is sure to delight.
Jacqueline Snowe has crafted a gem of a holiday romance that will leave readers with a smile on their faces and a warm glow in their hearts. Highly recommended for fans of sweet and swoon-worthy love stories that celebrate the magic of Christmas and the power of love to overcome any obstacle.
I’ve been a fan of Jaqueline Snowe for a few years now, having read and enjoyed her Central State series, so I was excited to be able to read Snowed In For Christmas and dive into her Adult (versus New Adult) stories! Unfortunately, I found that this book did not suit my tastes in the same way as her previous books have.
This book’s characters felt a little surface level and juvenile for me. I wanted more depth out of Becca and Harrison, particularly in a forced-proximity situation like being snowed in which could bring out more of that. Furthermore, the miscommunication trope is not one that typically agrees with me in romantic fiction, so I probably wasn’t the audience that was going to love this book.
That being said, the premise of being snowed in together was enjoyable, and having just gone through a bit of a cold and icy snap here in Illinois, I felt glad this was fiction for me and not reality (no power, super negative temps, windows being blown out, no thank you!). I also thought Becca’s job as a sorority mom was very unique and intriguing and played into her personality very well. Another element I enjoyed was Harrison’s family dynamic between his brother and parents and Blair and her family. It was complicated and brought about his hidden personality in a way that endeared me to Harrison a little by the third act.
Ultimately, if you like the miscommunication trope much more than I do, I’d recommend this as a cute, wintery romance to read by the fire. Thank you to Netgalley, Jaqueline Snowe, and her publisher for a copy of Snowed in for Christmas. I’ll be on the lookout for the author’s next book!
This was one of the most adorable Christmas books of the year! I liked the cover, and the characters and the humor. This is during the winter or anytime really!
This was such a cute and fun read perfect for this time of year also. I read this in a day and really enjoyed it
this one was not for me.
it has a fun premise: a big snow storm with no power, forced proximity and second-chance romance, sounds pretty fun, but for me, i could not relate to any of the characters, and i often found their actions odd and immature, and as for the plot, the book never truly lured me in and the plot fell a little flat.
Thank you NetGalley for this ARC!
Snowed in for Christmas was the perfect grumpy sunshine romance for your holiday nights in! Becca, a sorority mom, is ghosted by her attractive football coach neighbor, Harrison, after what had appeared to be a great date and kiss.
Since avoiding him after the ghosting, a blizzard swings in and they’re isolated - TOGETHER. This snowed in, fireplace sideline, and close proximity was everything to create a truly emotional and spicy love affair!
The story had the perfect mix of spice, coziness, and romance for the holiday season!
Left behind after their college charges are dismissed for the holidays, sunshiney sorority mom Becca and grumpy football coach Harrison weather a snowpocalypse over Christmas. Forced to share meals, space, and a mattress in front of a fire, barriers come down and they’re able to discuss a past failed date and share some confidences.
This was a sweet, sexy and superficial story told in dual points of view that relied on miscommunication and love at first sight to drive the plot. I didn’t have a strong sense of character complexity, and something about the inserts of National Weather Service news bulletins didn’t quite ring true, which feels like a petty thing to focus on, but it disturbed my enjoyment of the story.
I received a free advance reader’s review copy of #SnowedInForChristmas from #NetGalley.
This was cute overall but it just wasn’t my favorite! I think it’s a fun holiday read, it’s just not a story that will stick with me in the long run but that’s okay!
Gostei bastante, mas tive algumas ressalvas! Os personagens são legais e tal, mas algo que me pegou muito foi o Harrison ter parado de falar com a Becca porque ele achava que ela seria high maintenance, tipo oi? Mas enfim, resenha completa em breve aqui e no goodreads em breve.
This was a fun little quick read! It was really interesting to learn that sorority houses had "moms" and I think that Becca was very unique and playful. I also love the tropes in it. My biggest issue with this book, however, was the huge amount of miscommunication throughout the book, and the lack of character depth. I don't know how to explain it but the development of their relationship felt fast and slow at the same time, and a bit too surface level.
This was such a cute story. Grab your hot drink, warm blanket, your favorite pet and prepare to snuggle in until you're done reading this.
The perfect snowstorm read.
Becca Fairfield is the sorority mom at a girl's school. She loves her job and all the girls, she really does but it's Christmas time, her once a year vacation time. She's looking forward to all the girls being gone for the two weeks to have time to herself for a little wistful dreaming, some hot chocolate and man does she have a backlist of books to catch up on. This charming book has the wind blowing in and the electricity going out which means no heat when the blizzard of the year kicks in. Frigidly cold temps and the snow piling up means she can't stay there. Here's the fun part, that handsome guy next store comes to the rescue as she's able to bunk at his place while the storm rages. She's been dreaming about him for a while, but will things kick up a notch in this forced close proximity novel? This one had me laughing out loud but how will things be with them when reality sets in and the snow stops falling? Cute, funny, romantic feel-good worthwhile read.
Pub Date 03 Oct 2023
I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.