Book Review: Once in a Snowstorm by Ofelia Gränd

28135812Title: Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown, #1)

Author: Ofelia Gränd

Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing

Release Date: December 8, 2015

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Format: eBook

Page Count: 102

Rating: 2 Stars



Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can’t stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn’t want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won’t look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother’s place, but at least it’s better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.

Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man’s good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man’s good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.

Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan’s judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won’t have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden’s mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?


♦ Personal Thought ♦

I received free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My second book of Ofelia Gränd and I grabbed it because …it’s a holiday story; I excepted something cute, fluffy and heartwarming. Well. That taught me: never expect anything!

The story began interesting enough, the stranded freezing cold city twink met the surly hunk of a lumberjack. Personal assumption over the situation resulted in rather judgmental retorts from both sides. At first, the snarks these two threw at each other were somewhat entertaining. Over the time though, they simply left me exhausted. Especially Aiden! Man, this lad was just too full of himself and ungrateful!

Throw-in Tristan’s supposed best friend that first appear kind (even encouraging him to care for Aiden on the drop of the hat) then turned hard …when assumed Aiden did something to her friend, to change back to warm suddenly. And overall, the time span of the story only took about 36 hours, more or less. So, the hot and cold conducts for the short span of time was too much for me.

I think I could like Aiden and Tristan a little bit on the last chapter. If I could overlook the swift attachment and not-so-surprised appearance of a certain someone. Bottom-line: those who don’t mind insta-love during snowstorm might love this book. I guess I’m just among the few who don’t.

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