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?
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.
Romance Roundabout #283 CR