Saturday, October 29, 2016

seriously romantic: let it snow by jeanette gray

i'm a sucker for a holiday novella, as i believe has been established by prior posts. in let it snow we have the stranded by blizzard holiday trope and the good news is that it's not two people who have never met. sam and holly have been flirting on the job for a while, so when their boss leaves them to close the small bookshop at midnight the night before christmas eve, being trapped in the store by a blizzard gives them an opportunity to explore all that tension simmering between them.

holly is a bit of a geek and she's got a lot of baggage that makes her feel unworthy of most things. so she doesn't trust the attraction that sam feels as something real. not until he bares his own insecurities. the amount of sharing, the quick pace of the unburdening might not have worked had the characters actually been strangers, so i'm glad the author avoided that particular trope. because here we get an unexpectedly emotional and deep story. one that works in spite of the short format.

holly and sam clearly have a ton of chemistry and they take advantage of being all alone in the bookstore. this is a short but sweet holiday read. a great thing to pick up if you need a bit of brightening leading up to the holidays. also the sneak peak to grey's next full length novel, nine kinds of naughty, is so good, i'm sad that it's not releasing until february 2017.

**let it snow will publish on november 1, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/ forever (grand central publishing) in exchange for my honest review.

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