Snowbound at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado Series)

Snowbound at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado Series)

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by Debbie Mason
     
 

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"Christmas, Colorado, will get you in the spirit for love all year long." —- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle . . .
Ex-cop Cat O'Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition

Overview

"Christmas, Colorado, will get you in the spirit for love all year long." —- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle . . .
Ex-cop Cat O'Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It's a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he's definitely feeling the heat. And if there's one thing they'll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it's that in this town, true love is always in season . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/31/2015
Mason’s heartfelt fifth contemporary set in Christmas, Colo. (after Wedding Bells in Christmas) is a laugh-out-loud treat. Ex-cop Cat O’Connor’s life is not going well. The FBI suspect that she was part of her ex-boyfriend’s Ponzi scheme, and she’s stuck being the personal assistant to her pampered soap-opera starlet sister. After Cat’s sister dodges several on-set accidents that might be attempts to kill her, Grayson Alexander joins the cast. He and Cat are intensely attracted to each other—but he’s an FBI agent, she’s his number-one suspect, and a romance would endanger them both. Readers will chortle over the Christmastime antics of the spoiled sister, overprotective mother, meddling grandmother, loyal friends, and jealous castmates. Agent: Pamela Harty, Knight Agency. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"Mason's heartfelt fifth contemporary set in Christmas, Colorado, is a laugh-out-loud treat. Readers will chortle over the Christmastime antics of the spoiled sister, overprotective mother, meddling grandmother, loyal friends, and jealous castmates."—Publishers Weekly"

4 1/2 Stars! Mason's brisk pacing and inventive plot define this first-rate entry in her Christmas Colorado series."—RT Book Reviews"

4 Stars! Take another trip to Christmas, Colorado, and you'll be guaranteed a wonderful time."—RT Book Reviews on It Happened at Christmas"

4 Stars! A quintessential romance with everything readers love: familiar and likable characters, clever dialogue and a juicy plot."—RT Book Reviews on Christmas in July"

4 Stars! This is a wonderful story to read this holiday season, and the romance is timeless. This is one of those novels readers will enjoy each and every page of and tell friends about."—RT Book Reviews on The Trouble with Christmas"

Christmas, Colorado, will get you in the spirit for love all year long."—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author"

Come celebrate a Christmas you won't forget."—Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455588039
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/29/2015
Series:
Christmas, Colorado Series , #5
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
65,209
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

You can learn more at:
AuthorDebbieMason.com
Twitter @AuthorDebMason
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Snowbound at Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this series and these characters. What a fun read and Cat and Chloe are such cute characters. I've already pre-ordered the next two books. Looking forward to them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read looking forward to reading next book in thisbswries
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This Christmas romance has a nice dash of suspense that really made it pop. It still has plenty of Christmas charm and some incredibly sweet scenes. Cat is an odd mix of tough and push-over. She's willing to do anything her bratty sister asks - and she asks a lot. Chloe is a total brat and I really disliked her. I almost understood why someone might want to get rid of her! But with Cat watching out for her, she doesn't need anything else. But then Grayson arrives on the scene. He throws an even bigger wrench in the whole Cat and Chloe relationship. With Chloe convinced he's going to be her new boyfriend, Cat being the prime suspect in his case, and a general craziness of everyone around them, Cat and Grayson aren't sure they were ever meant to be. There are a good number of laughs mixed in with the very well written suspenseful moments. The only draw back was at times it got just a little too silly and Chloe was just a little too - too much. I flat out didn't like her one bit. And the fact that Chloe didn't step up to her and tell her how it was, made me like Chloe just a bit less as well. Overall, this has been one of the best Christmas romances so far this year - it just needed to be reigned in a tad. *The book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
"Snowbound at Christmas" is a fun an entertaining read and a great addition to Debbie Mason's Christmas in Colorado series. Cat O'Connor is an ex-cop who despises her job as her twin sister Chloe's assistant and bodyguard. Chloe, isn't anything like Cat, she is spoiled and expects to get here way all the time and for everyone to bow down to her since she is a big soap opera star. Cat has had it with her sister and her ways and is ready to quit working for her when an attempt is made on Chloe's life. Grayson Alexander is a FBI agent, working undercover Chloe's soap opera, trying to identify who is trying to kill her. The one things he never thought he would uncover was the sexy and tough twin sister Cat. Now between working with Cat and trying to keep his real identity a secret he is in for one hot Christmas shakedown. As with most identical twins, Cat and Chloe have done their share or role swapping with no one being the wiser. When Chloe wants to audition for a role that could change her future, Cat steps in for her on the soap opera. Cat never dreamed playing the role of her sister would be so great until the day she met Gray on set but when accidents and notes keep popping up on the set it is up to Cat to find out who is behind the threats. This is my first Debbie Mason book and I am hooked. It has just the right amount of romance and mystery to make this holiday book a delightful read. I received an eARC compliment of the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
It was great to be back in Christmas, Colorado! Cat and Greyson had some obvious chemistry from the start, unfortunately the threat against her twin sister Chloe creates some roadblocks for them. I loved that Greyson was able to really see Cat and was able to tell her and Chloe apart - after of course a brief period where he thought he might be falling for Chloe as well. There is a little bit of tension created by the secrets they are both keeping, but once they come out, they move past it with very little drama. Speaking of drama, Chloe might be the biggest drama queen ever! I hated the way she treated Chloe and manipulated her family. Even though she tried to redeem herself in the end, I don't know that I could see her in a positive light. It was great to catch up with previous couples and I look forward to the next book. I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
I finished the first book in this series not long ago and it was an absolutely entertaining read and set my expectations quite high for this installment. I love the town of Christmas, Colorado and its colorful, funny, nosy and generally friendly inhabitants. Catching up with the lives of characters from previous books was fun, but this story has its own fair share of fun and likable characters. After the painful loss of her job, Cat O’Connor took on the role of personal assistant and all-round gopher to her actress twin sister but lacking the challenge she needs, Cat is about to quit, until the accidents begin to happen and it becomes clear to her that her sister's life is in danger. Now Cat has to put her plans on hold until the person responsible is caught. FBI agent Grayson Alexander is undercover as British royalty and an actor on the set of Cat's sister's movie, expecting to spend a few days investigating the threats to Chloe's life and then continuing with his postponed vacation plans , but nothing is going according to plan. Faced with high maintenance stars, his difficult grandmother and an investigation that's not yielding any information, the only bright light for Grayson is Cat. Cat is feisty, tough, loyal and gorgeous to look at and he falls hard for her. Too bad, because Grayson has to maintain his cover and pretend to be attracted to Chloe in order to find the bad guy. Grayson is attractive and his accent puts him in very hot territory but he's also sweet and thoughtful but my favorite character is Ty. His antics and nicknames for everyone were too funny. Chloe is a real piece of work. Overly dramatic and an attention-seeker, she was loath to share the spotlight with anyone, not her co-stars and most definitely not her twin. I'm not sure that I have ever disliked a book character more than I did her and I'm almost feeling sorry for the poor guy who'll take her on. In fact, I felt that Cat had given her one too many chances and really wished she had stood up for herself early enough, but then again, their bond as twins meant that Cat would always be there for her. With all the accidents on set, the decision is made to continue shooting at the girls' hometown of Christmas, just in time for the holiday season and Cat hopes that the extra hands and eyes back home would help keep Chloe safe. Well, Christmas is the perfect location for the capers and chaos that ensure and the result is so many funny moments, it's hard to even pick a favorite. And the season provides the perfect backdrop for romance - snowy days and warm nights by the fire. SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS was so much fun to read and even though it was not my favorite of the series, it is still a great addition. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Snowbound at Christmas is the fifth installment in Debbie Mason’s Christmas, Colorado series. This is the first of the series that I have read. While there were a few times that I felt I needed a little more background to the secondary characters, not reading the others first did not lessen my enjoyment of this one. I really enjoyed Mason’s writing style and the town she’s created. Grayson and Cat were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed seeing them get their HEA. However, one of the secondary characters drove me crazy. Every time she appeared on the page I wanted to slap Chloe silly. Then I wanted to slap Cat for letting her continue to get away with her bad behavior. It is the sign of a great author when they can generate passion in a reader. Mason definitely fits that bill. In many ways this was more Chloe’s story than Cat’s, though Cat gets her HEA at the end. I really wanted there to be more focus on Cat. She had a great story and I loved her character, especially since book six is Chloe’s story. I liked Christmas and Mason’s writing style enough that I will go back and read the earlier books in the series. If you are looking for a light holiday read this fits the bill.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
This story is set in the small Colorado town of Christmas, a town hidden away, yet able to welcome the entire cast of Chloe's soap opera when they come to town to shoot their holiday scenes. This being the 5th book in the series, you may think you might feel a little lost, what with characters popping back in and all but this is a stand alone book. As it is the first of the series I have read and I felt clear on what was happening, I think you will too. Cat, Chloe's twin sister, was previously a policeman Now she is Chloe's assistant and is quite bored - that is until she runs into Grayson, Chloe's extremely attractive leading man. Before you know it, the romance is on! They have fantastic chemistry and best of all, their romance is tastefully handled and all sex scenes are behind closed doors. Seriously! Yup. This is a completely clean Romance! The remainder of the cast serves as back up to assist Cat in solving a mystery. And some of them are SO funny! Take Ty for instance. He is Chloe's new hair dresser and make up artist. He is hysterical and a great part of the story. All in all, this book is exactly what I love Christmas books to be at Christmas - light, fun and not heavy or serious.I finished it with a smile on my face and lightness in my heart. Debbie Mason, you, my dear, are a Rock Star! 5 Stars! Ratings: Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read! Heat: 1/5 - Tame - Perfectly Clean! I appreciatively received this book in exchange for my honest review.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 3 Story: 4 I spent my time reading then listening to this title, curious to see just how the story would come together from written word to narrated performance. The first I have read in this series, I didn’t have any difficulty immersing myself in the world and plot, and often found myself laughing out loud at the character’s actions. Cat left the police force to play assistant / bodyguard for her actress / twin sister Chloe. She’s bored to tears, although with Chloe’s flair for the dramatic, I wonder just how. But, Chloe is wanting to explore other options, even though her contract with the soap opera is iron clad. She’s not going to let that stop her: looking at Cat is just like looking in a mirror. Of course, Cat will step up and ‘play’ her for a few days while she heads off to audition for this plum role. Grayson is on assignment with the FBI, and he’s undercover posing as an actor. A bit over-the-top for a backstory, but his keen insight and observations, particularly of Cat, are delicious. When threats to Chloe’s life start appearing in the form of notes and small accidents soon have Cat trying to discover who would harm Chloe and why, and keeping the whole mess a secret from her because, well, the term Drama Queen should contain Chloe’s likeness. When the cast and crew move filming to the girls’ hometown of Christmas, Colorado, the whole plot jumps up a notch, and the moments of steam between Grayson and Cat fairly leap off the page. Not a quick dive into consummation, these two circle one another and we see the build of emotions and connection that is not to be dismissed. Among the many friends and family members of Christmas who fill out the secondary characters and add more depth to the story, the dynamics between Chloe and Cat often takes center stage. Chloe is insecure to the nth level, and everything is a production, not necessarily taking advantage of consciously, but her behavior and reliance on Cat to ALWAYS be there wears thin, she’s difficult to like for long periods of time. Comic relief is presented with Ty, Chloe’s stylist, who is hysterically funny and is never without a comment. A slow build for a solid romance between Cat and Grayson gives a solidity to this story that is, in many ways, up for chance. Twists in the mystery lurk around every corner, and the reveal was a satisfying surprise. Sweet, homey and comfortable with enough action to not allow drifting off, this was a wonderful dip into the holiday season. Narration for this story is provided by Becket Royce. This was a solid narrative performance, best when delivering longer passages with interior monologues or explaining action. While I would have preferred more distinction between character voices throughout, the care with which moments are given time to develop or action is pressed forward worked well and kept me engaged. What missed most for me was the emotional component in the narration, it just didn’t add the little nudge or poke that had me ‘feeling’ more than I was just hearing. A solid, if workmanlike performance that would have benefitted from a touch more of Chloe’s dramatic flair. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley and an AudioBook copy of the title via Hachette Audio, for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Have not come across a twin swapping story since I was a teen reading Sweet Valley High. Cat and Chloe may be sisters but that is where the connection ends. Cat is responsible, serious and level headed. Chloe is a selfish, rude, bratty attention seeker. Cat is out of her element. Working and living in her sister's shadow is not something she enjoys. Snowbound at Christmas is an adventure inside a story. There are twists around every corner, revealing secrets and interesting characters to follow along the way. There are references to the Christmas season but Debbie Mason has written a story that can be enjoyed all year round. I received an ARC of Snowbound at Christmas in exchange for an honest review.