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Posted July 5, 2012
This is a very quick read with only about 75 pages and I really
This is a very quick read with only about 75 pages and I really enjoyed it. Both characters of Dannie and Lee have issues from their past but when they are stuck in a small cabin for three days those issues become secondary to the current of passion that is running between them. A lot happens to these two while they are stranded. It is a really well written story that the reader gets to enjoy. It is not all about passion and love there are real emotions these two have and I would have liked a bit of a longer book to delve deeper into their stories. We read that Dannie is feeling burnt out in her job but the story only skims the top of why she is feeling this way and Lee has had some major heartbreak and has secluded himself from feeling for the last few years and that also could have been discussed. Also these characters have an instant connection but we never read why and *possible spoiler* Lee feels this connection just looking at her picture before he even meets Dannie. That being said this book is a really good story and would be great to have ready for when you need a quick read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly
Posted May 28, 2012
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I admit it. I'm a sucker for snowstorm stories. There's just something so romantic about being trapped with nothing to do but keep each other warm. ;o) This one was a pretty good one. I just had a slight issue with Dannie's character which did affect my enjoyment of the story a bit.
This book starts with a group of co-workers from the hospital hiking up the side of the mountain heading to their leader's cabin. It's a monthly thing for them to go hiking and Dannie looks forward to it every month as a way to clear the stress from her mind from being a nurse. This month, there is a new addition to their little group, Lee. He obviously has lots of hiking experience as well as being the group leader's friend. Dannie feels an immediate draw to him which she ignores...she does not go on these outings for the people...in fact, she tries to stay away from any interpersonal connections during these outings. She gives everything she has to her patients and that doesn't reserve anything for anyone else.
Lee has his own personal issues. He was a NYC cop until 9/11. Shortly after that, he lost his wife to cancer and has since devoted his life to helping oncology patients and families. Unlike Dannie, he hasn't let this close him off to a relationship. In fact he came out on this hike to meet Dannie. When she goes missing, he's the one to go after and locate her in the snowstorm. At that point, their only choice is to head on up to the cabin and where they get snowed in for 3 days.
Overall, these are two characters with some interesting emotional issues esp. coming from their medical backgrounds. I loved the sexual tension between them. Even though they are absolutely strangers, it was written really believably. What I didn't enjoy was Dannie's complete and almost bi-polar reversal of her attitude in a couple of scenes. Her attitude was whiplashing back and forth there for a while and the extremes were just too extreme for me to find them believable. Regardless of this, I found this book to be a fun read and I definitely enjoyed it.
It's a short book and makes for a hot little read and would be perfect for some cold winter's night entertainment.
Posted May 2, 2012
A scorching HOT read
Snowbound with a Stranger by Rebecca Rogers Maher was a refreshing read that caught my attention from page one. Synopsis: Dannie Marino is hiking with colleagues when a sudden blizzard separates her from her group. She's rescued by Lee, a dangerously sexy stranger who leads her to a remote cabin to weather the storm.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
When the night inevitably ends in an intense erotic encounter, Dannie is both shocked and liberated by her response. But being intimate means letting herself be vulnerable, which isn't her style. Lee tries to reach out to her, but she avoids any emotional entanglement by pushing him away.
Snowed in and unable to hide from each other, Dannie and Lee must both face up to their most closely guarded emotions. When the storm abates, will they be able to stop running from the past and live fully in the future?
Review: I found the story very easy to read through, entirely believable and filled with just the right amount of comedy and drama that had me turning the page again and again. While it’s a fast read, there is nothing about this book that makes you want to put it down. The lines are smooth, the scenes hot, and the chemistry between these two smoking!
Ms. Maher has done a phenomenal job at capturing the minds of both characters and enthralling me right on down to the last sentence. Would recommend this book for anyone looking to cuddle—and come up with their own snowed-in fantasies—on a nice weekend getaway. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.