Book Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon StaceyTitle: Snowbound with the CEO
Author: Shannon Stacey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: November 4, 2013 by Carina Press

Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determination—and by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasn't been easy but it's necessary. She's indispensable, and he can't stand the thought of losing her if things didn't work out.

For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways she'll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. She's worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly she'd like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderland…

What begins as a single kiss and a few bad Santa jokes turns into a weekend full of breathless passion and hopes for something more. But with Monday comes a return to their complicated reality—and Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.

Why I Read this Book: Snowbound With the CEO was just what I was in the mood for – a sweet holiday romance. Shannon Stacey has made her way to my auto-read list with her fun, and funny, contemporary romances. I look forward to reading her books.

What I Liked: Adrian and Rachel were both likeable characters. They share the same passion for home restoration and each possesses a great work ethic. Adrian wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so he had to work hard to get where he is today. And his hard work and dedication didn’t stop once he reached the top. Arrogant CEO he is not. Rachel is so good at what she does, she’s pretty much irreplaceable. Both have secret feelings for the other but neither wants to jeopardize their work relationship.

I felt the chemistry between Adrian and Rachel. Shannon Stacey does a great job of showing readers the chemistry and passion between her characters through her words, not just with Snowbound With the CEO but with all of her books.

Memorable Moment:

“I’ve been telling myself kissing you is a bad idea for a year and a half, but I’ve been lying to myself. It’s a very good idea.”

Overall Impression: Snowbound With the CEO was a drama-free office romance without any crazy complications. And the novella was wrapped up with a sweet epilogue, which I loved.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. I read this one and two more of Shannon Stacey's stories and I really like her writing style.

    1. Which other of her books have you read? I love her Kowalski Family series.


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