"Snowbound" is a heartwarming contemporary romance story about Robyn Montgomery a career driven radio station manager and Sean Trenton a previous Olympian skier turned ski patroller.
Robyn is forced to return to her home near a world famous ski resort for a reunion where many traumatic memories from her high school years await.
Sean loves his work as a ski patroller but is haunted by repercussions from a very unfortunate illness he endured 2 years previously. This hero is drop dead gorgeous (just look at the book's cover art and you will see what I mean - lol) and epitomizes everything women find so attractive about snow patrollers.
What made this book a keeper for me was that I could identify with the characters, especially Robyn. Larissa spins a beautiful romance between Robyn and Sean filled with conflicts and tension. The attraction between them is electric and the love scenes are sensual and gentle.
Snowbound is one of my favorite contemporary romance stories this year and I highly recommend the read.
This was a great quick read that catches the reader's attention from page one, will definitely read more books by Larissa Ione.
Nice, pleasant read, but it lacked the excitement of Ione's other novels
Plot Summary: Former Olympic skier Sean Trenton left racing and his glitzy lifestyle two years ago when an injury ended his career. Now he's an EMT and works ski patrol at an alpine resort. Robyn Montgomery is the music director at a Chicago radio station and her life starts falling apart piece by piece. Her ten-year high school reunion is supposed to prove to her old tormentors that this former chubby misfit is now a success, but Robyn's comeback is headed for disaster when her ex-boyfriend backs out of his promises and further sabotages her career. When Robyn meets Sean in a bar, they're both just looking for a fling, but deeper feelings quickly develop.
I thought this one was a tad bland, which is a bummer because I very much enjoy Ione's Demonica series. Maybe it's just me, because lately when I try a standard contemporary romance, without any danger or paranormal elements, I have a hard time getting excited. I thought the Kindle edition was a great deal (four dollars and change), but I wouldn't recommend buying the paperback for $10. It's just not good enough to justify that price.
Robyn's transformation from the fat strudel-stuffed daughter of the town's bakers, to a thin, successful radio station director might rub readers the wrong way; I'm not saying that being healthy is bad, but the way Robyn obsesses over her weight is a bit depressing. Her desperation to gain acceptance from her high school cohorts was also sad. To me, Robyn represented a lot of those typical female traits that I hate, but I'm forced to acknowledge that it was all plausible and realistic.
Sean is one of those nice guy characters who are pleasant to read. We learn that he was a shallow jerk back in his hey-day, but he's already been humbled by his accident from two years ago. He has a few dumb-dumb moments, but he's never malicious in his omissions with Robyn. This story features one of those `trapped in a cabin by snow' scenes, which I'll admit is one of my favorite romantic fantasies. Also, women who lusted for the best skier on the mountain will definitely enjoy this tale. Unfortunately, I never got a sense of the passion and heat I'm used to seeing in Ione's other novels. This was a nice read, but ultimately forgettable.
Passion hot enough to melt the slopes...and their hearts. Thanks to a devastating medical diagnosis, ski patroller Sean Trenton has endured two years of celibacy. Two long years that have chipped away at his confidence. Now, with the career opportunity of a lifetime on the line, he's ready to remedy the celibacy situation, and sexy snowbunny Robyn Montgomery is just what the doctor ordered.
Unfortunately, the last thing reliable, intense radio station manager Robyn Montgomery wants in her suddenly turbulent professional and personal life is a thrill-seeking former Olympic skier--even if he is a total hottie. She's had it with guys who hog the spotlight and leave her in the shadows. So why is it that even an icy blizzard can't temper the combustible heat between them?
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language.