Review: While Snowed In: A Laurelvale Quickie by Leigh White

Review: While Snowed In: A Laurelvale Quickie by Leigh WhiteWhile Snowed In: A Laurelvale Quickie by Leigh White

Series: Sadie and Daniel
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on July 17, 2017
Pages: 31
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book
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Bookshop owner, Sadie Watson has an epic problem. She might have accidentally developed a small crush on her tenant and long-time pal, Daniel Harris. Unfortunately, she's pretty sure the super sexy carpenter keeps her in the friend zone.

When a freak snowstorm comes through Laurelvale, Sadie and Daniel end up huddled together in front of the fire. To what lengths will these two friends go in order to keep each other warm?

Review

The title calls it a quickie and that is exactly what it is.  It was a sizzling encounter between good friends who long to be something more.

While Snowed in is a parallel side story to the first book in the Starling Place series, Coming Together.  It does fine as a standalone though it does reference the heroine in the first book and the hero in this one is working on the Starling Place project and there is a feeling that it is part of a larger story.

The story is short story length so establishes the characters with efficiency and then gets right into Sadie and Daniel’s attraction.  They are friends and both live in the apartments above Sadie’s book store.  They want each other, but fear what it will do for their friendship if going for it together doesn’t work out.  But a power outage and snow give them just the opening they need.

It was crackling with attraction and unsaid longing.  It ends on a happy for now note that is full of promise.  Good for a cold day and the need for a quick warming up.

This story was free on Amazon at the time of the review and might still be available as free.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Short and Spicy. Great combination. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  • It sounds like they get right down to it, and that there is a good set up for more to come. I love that there’s a bookstore 🙂

    • They sure do, Evie. I think its meant to be a parallel serial story with more coming for this pair. Oh yes, the bookstore with apartments above made a great setting. I couldn’t live there or I’d probably busy the store out. 😉

  • That sounds fun how it takes place as a parallel story. For short stories it makes sense things move a bit fast, but sometimes a short read is exactly what you’re looking for. Fun how the snowstorm and power outage give them that push in each others direction. Great review!

    • Yes, it’s neat how its running right there alongside the other story- which I still need to read, LOL. I enjoyed the snowed in setting that gave them a chance to get over their shyness and worry about messing up their friendship. Thanks, Lola! 🙂

  • RO

    I’ll admit that it’s normally hard to get into a story this short, but I like the idea that there’s more to come. It also sounds neat how it worked out with that snowstorm. Hugs…and Happy Thanksgiving! RO

    • Yes, its a shorty, but it sounds like there will be more installments plus the parallel storyline in the novel-length series.

      Yep, if only we could all be so lucky if we get stranded in a storm. 😉

      You have a lovely Thanksgiving, too, Radiant Ro!