Title Let It Snow
Author Cassie Cross
Amy Winstead is a twenty something video producer who loves Christmas more than anyone she’s ever known. This year, the holidays are gonna be a lot less happy because she can’t afford the plane ticket home to celebrate with her family, and her best and oldest friend Josh is moving halfway across the country for a new job that he couldn’t turn down.
When Josh asks her to accompany him on his road trip from Texas to Connecticut and offers to pay for her plane ticket back home, how could Amy say no? He’s promised some fun surprises on the trip, and more time with him could never be a bad thing.
One surprise Josh hasn’t planned on is the record-breaking blizzard heading their way. They decide to wait out the storm in the charming town of Holly Hill, where a little holiday magic and a lot of snow combine to help Josh and Amy realize that the something that’s always simmered between them could easily become something more…
Release Date November 12, 2020
I was excited to stumble upon this quick read. I think I saw it on my Kindle’s suggestions of books I’d like. Wonder why that might be? 😂
Some Things I Liked
- The romance. Normally, I don’t go for friends to lovers as a trope. It’s usually just anxiety and awkwardness and I’m here for witty banter and sass. But, I really loved it here. Amy’s monologues didn’t annoy me at all (which is my usual problem with friends to lovers).
- Road trip. I love a good road trip and I loved the reasons for the stops. I also loved the town where Amy and Josh got snowed in. I could easily see a spin off set in that town.
- Novella. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love a good novella. I thought this was the perfect length to capture this story and it was a super fast read. I loved that.
There’s not much else I need here. The story feels complete and I’m happy with it. Since it was a novella, we didn’t meet too many characters so there aren’t many opportunities for spin-offs or additional stories.
However, I liked the writing style so I’d read more of Cassie Cross’s works. And, I’d be interested if there was spin-off set in the same motel and same small town. So, Cassie Cross, if you want to write another story of a couple who gets snowed in here, I’d read it.
I really enjoyed this story. If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that basically all I’ve been reading for days is holiday themed stories. I don’t normally love the friends to lovers trope but I thought it was so cute here. I really enjoyed it.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- A Christmas Spark by Cindy Steel – this is an enemies to lovers story but if you enjoyed the shorter length as well as the history between the main characters, try this novella.
- Missing Christmas by Kate Clayborn – if you enjoyed the friends to lovers trope, try this holiday story.