December 25, 2015

Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne


Title: Snowed In

Author: Rachel Hawthorne 

Publisher: HarperTeen

Date of Publication: 2007

Number of Pages: 261

Find it at: Book Depository

Summary

Well, apparently I live here now - my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here??

Um, it's a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island...

Review

First of all, I love Christmas! Every year, around this time I want to read books about the season, and winter, and snow, and Christmas trees, and all these things. Well, I couldn't ask for anything more from Snowed In! This novel is ideal for the holiday season.

Ashleigh Sneaux (I just love the name) has just moved in a tiny island with her mother, where everyone uses sleighs for their transportation, as there are no cars. The island is also located north in the US, so the amount of snow and cold is immense. Think only that Ash moved there from Texas. But, as soon as the two women move to their place, Ash finds out that there are some hot guys in their new community, Chase and Josh. Will she get over the fact that she doesn't date the same guy for more than twice? 

Snowed In has an absolutely adorable story! Ashleigh doesn't do stable relationships and Josh (the main love interest) is already in a long-term one. The way they find their attraction for each other is just too cute, I've been giggling most of the time! Their conversations were hilarious, as well. From the very start, you can see the spark and that they are right for each other. How do you know that it's a great match? When her surname is Sneaux and his is Wynter.

Our main two protagonists, Ash and Josh, are so likable! Ash, at first, finds it difficult to fit in the community, but she tries hard. Her attraction for Josh is instant, which I don't really get, but it's something that I have been expecting. What really bothers me in her character is her stubbornness about the boyfriend thing. Even though she feels all those things for the first time, she still pushes Josh away. Thanks to her best friend Tara they were able to move forward a little! Josh, on the other hand, is so cute! He is the nice guy, he helps Ashleigh a lot and he has to deal with the worst girlfriend. Nathalie, Josh's girlfriend, is the character that I dislike the most in this book. Seriously, what is wrong with her? She refers to Josh as "my boyfriend" and only that and she even admits that she likes having a boyfriend more than she likes Josh himself. Oh well!

Snowed In is definitely an enjoyable read! It has an adorable story and likable characters. They may be a little immature at times, but by the end of the book, they learn their lesson. If you're looking for a holiday read, I recommend it!

So, my advice is...

Go for a sleigh ride!   

12 comments:

  1. This sounds so fun. Too bad I missed this one before christmas, but there's nothing wrong with a holiday book even after the holidays!

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    1. Yes! I agree with you. Plus this one doesn't focus on Christmas, rather more in the winter/snow :)

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  2. Oh I haven't read one of Rachel's books in ages! This sounds delightful, wonderful review! Merry Christmas!! :)

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    1. It certainly was adorable! Just what I needed :)

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  3. Sounds wonderful! I love Christmas books! I'm a little late, but merry Christmas, everyone :D

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    1. Merry Christmas! Every year I just have to read some Christmas books, it gets me in the mood :)

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  4. This sounds like such a sweet story! Perfect for this time of year. Great review!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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    1. Thank you! From the summary alone I couldn't guess the cuteness of this story :)

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  5. I read this one in the beginning of December and it was so adorable. I also loved their last names! It was such a cute touch. Oh my gosh. His girlfriend was unbearable, and completely immature. I'm happy we agree!

    Sarah @ Kerosene Lit

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    1. We totally agree! It's a perfect holiday read.. Everytime Nathalie was talking I wished I could punch her, haha :)

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  6. I love quirky winter books, and it has been ages since I picked up one. Tis this season! Great review :)

    Courtney @ Storybook Slayers

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    1. Yes, especially now that it has snowed here, I couldn't imagine a better read :)

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