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Sex, Snow & Mistletoe (A Short Story)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  369 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas. Forced to attend some snotty bitch's wedding is not the way to start out the holidays. But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she's glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path. But is he too good to be true? And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry? ...more
Kindle Edition, 34 pages
Published October 27th 2015 (first published October 25th 2015)
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Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly thanks to Laura & Dedicated Ink for allowing me to read this prior to publication in exchange for my honest review.

Melinda is heading out (late) to attend a wedding. She is distracted while driving by the car behind her flashing it’s headlights, consequently she crashes the car & here enters the handsome hunk of a stranger. She needs to get in contact with her best friend to let her know where she is but things don’t go quite so smoothly.

This is a short st
Nicola Clough
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an really easy read while being very short was also a very good good story. Melinda is on her way to a wedding she late and all her mum wants is it to be her wedding and not someone else's. she crashes her car and the person behind her is also on the way to wedding so she ends up in his car do things get hotter than she expected and does she learn something that she doesn't want to hear. A really good read.
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This very short story packs a whole lot into it. A car journey to a wedding leads Melinda to meet Aiden which in turns leads to one very hot and explicit sexual encounter, oh yes! This book also has humour and depth. So much in one short novella earns this 4 snowflakes ❄❄❄❄ from me. ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This was a fab little read even though it isn't Christmas.

If you want a quick, fun and light hearted read with some steamy romance, then this is the perfect story.

My first introduction to the authors books and certainly won't be my last!
Caroline Barker
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sex, Snow and Mistletoe is the perfect festive short that can be read in-between all those Christmas shopping sprees, present wrapping sessions and last minute preparations. If you’re a rom-com fan you’ll love this Christmas romance with it’s surprises and humour!

This is certainly my kind of romantic adventure; Melinda becomes trapped on the road, in the snow, with a cute, hot stranger! There seems no other answer for it, but for them to stay together in the car, keeping each other w
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wedding season is in full swing, and Melinda is participating in the age old tradition of the role of bridesmaid. While late for the nuptials, Melinda finds herself involved in a car accident that will not be the last she sees of the driver who cause the catastrophe. The hunky stranger that caused Melinda to be late for the wedding has his own reason for rushing to the church. What Melinda will quickly discover is nothing about this wedding is text book, and she is just a participant in one wild ...more
Jo Shaw
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this short story last night, in a short time. It was exciting, and incredibly sexy. I’ve read several of Laura’s books before and if there is one thing she does exceptionally well, it’s sex scenes, and this short story was fantastic.

Melinda is on her way to a wedding she really does not want to attend, when she skids in bad weather and crashes her car. The car behind stops, and the driver, a very attractive stranger, offers her a lift to the wedding, as he is also attending. T
Maureen Moyes
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, mbd-reviewed
review available on my book blog:

Earlier this month I was excited to be part of the cover reveal for Laura Barnard's latest book - Bagging Alice - which is released today, Thursday 1st November (click here for more details). I enjoyed that book so much that I immediately went in search of other books by this fun author.

I LOVED this short story. It is a very quick and fun read!  The characters are just perfect although the problem with short stories is that you just don't ge
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful short story
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Melinda is on her way to a wedding she does NOT want to attend, driving through a snowstorm, when she veers off the road. Without a working car and not cell service, stuck in the snow, she is clueless on how she will get out of this conundrum. Lo and behold, up comes a handsome stranger also headed to the same wedding! She jumps in the car with him and together they continue on their trek to this snotty girl's wedding.

As most of you know, I adore road trip books. And though this entire story was read in u
C.J. Fallowfield
Jun 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I've been wanting to read a book by Laura Barnard for some months, but was struggling to find the time to fit in a full length book, then the offer to try this quick read came along. Considering it only took me half an hour to read, she managed to pack quite a lot in - festive fun, humour, erotica and romance. Mel breaks down on the way to a wedding and is rescued by a sexy stranger and sparks fly. A great little appetiser to whet the appetite for her full length books.
This was a 3 star "I like
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book arrived on my kindle app this morning, and before I could even think, I had to read it.
I love anything Laura writes, so I was extremely happy when I heard she had written a short story, but I do wish it was longer.

Mel is on her way to a wedding, and gets herself into all sorts of strife. But not all is lost when a tall, dark and handsome comes to help out.

This feature has all the best traits of a fun rom com book. If you have an hour or so and you need a p
Grass monster
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Many times i have said im not too keen on short stories as i like to get into a book and learn more about the charactors. But seeing as its Christmas i have indulged in a few and Laura didnt disappoint. Pretty hooked into this from page 1, as its only 34 pages long its hard to review without giving the whole storyline away. But it was filled with steamy fun, laughter and a knight in shining armour with lots of snow. I also called the ending, i just knew it would be that. Well worth a read with a ...more
Nov 22, 2015 rated it liked it
I kindly received Sex, Love and Mistletoe in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating = 2.5

This is a story about a girl who gets stranded on her way to a wedding with a very hot man.

Unfortuately Sex, Love and Mistletoe was not my kind of read. I love short stories but this one was defintely too short (34 pages) for me to get into and get a connection with the characters. The story is well written (especially the sex scene) and has some great humor in it.I'm
Samantha March
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

I received a review copy

I am all about holiday books right now, and I love sneaking in these quick little stories for a burst of holiday cheer! This cute novella had a bit of everything – humor, steamy scenes, a mystery. I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed myself, especially the way it ended. It kept a smile on my face the whole time and is definitely a good pick for your holiday reading list!
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, short story about a girl who gets stranded on her way to a wedding with a hot man. Fun, snow and cold bits......brrrr.

It just needed a bit more of Laura humour in it for me. It was good but i'm already forgetting it.
Ann (Literary Lust)
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fab short read this is! I absolutely love the humour in all of the books by this authors that I have read and this story didn't disappoint! Short, fun, sexy and a must read. I'd love for the story to continue. Brilliant!!
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

I have had a great time reading this short story.It's so cute and funny and the sex scene is really hot.When I finished it I hoped to read more about the main characters...maybe in the future :)
I want to thank the author for giving me the chance to read an ARC.

Lisa Houston
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Lovely short story. Good characters and a funny story. Mel crashes in the snow in her way to a wedding. What happens next only happens in books and movies. Enjoyed it
Kathy K.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Thankfully this was only a short story so I didn't have to waste too much of my time on it. Awful. Not a Christmasy story, the cover is deceiving.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stopping the wedding seems a bit of overkill

For readers who don't like sex in books please be warned before you start reading. However it does have humour and a lot of emotion in it as well. Great characters and although most of us hadn't stopped a wedding we all have things that have deeply embarrassed us in the past.
She is late and the snow is making visibility impossible. Now someone is flashing their lights at her. As she tries to make sense of this her car crashes into a tree. The of
Karen Wood
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I have had this on my kindle since 2016 and not read it, better late than never! This is a short but sweet story.

Mel was in a grumpy mood as she was having to attend a wedding of someone she didn't like, and to cap it all it was snowing!

after crashing her car because she was blinded by the car behind flashing, enter the handsome stranger, who as it happens is going to the same wedding. After bad luck strikes for a second time they are stranded miles from nowhere in t
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful short story. I had had this book on my kindle for a while now and I was looking for a funny, quirky quick Christmas read and that is exactly what I got. Why didn’t I read this when I one clicked…who knows! This is most definitely the quickest read ever. The story was well written and flowed perfectly.
Boy, would I love to meet an Aiden on the road! Wowzer! He is sexy, hot and knows how to get to a woman! Not to mention that sex scene was hot! Talk about chemistry from the beginn
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I was expecting a fun humorous winter read from this short story having read the author previously, and that is pretty much what I got.

Mel has a little accident on the way to accompany her friend Gabriella to a wedding, and receives help from a handsome stranger who is attending the same wedding. After his car breaks down, they have to bunk up together in his car, freezing and surrounded by snow, until morning. And then they have pretty hot sex!

The morning after, crossed wires, and
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a short, steamy read from an Author that I have just discovered (I’ve recently read one of her other books) and who I love.
Melinda goes missing on her way to a wedding and leaves her best friend distraught at her disappearance. She is not the only one to go missing though and together with her new ‘friend’ they have to make their way back to civilisation.
I pretty much guessed what would happen as the story went along but I still really enjoyed it.
I love reading a short story but
Julia Stevens
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brighton-bbb
Short but very sweet short story. Mel is in her way to a wedding in the snow when she crashes her car. She gets a lift from a handsome stranger, who is late for the same wedding! A great introduction to this authors writing style, easy reading with a good dose of steamy. Definitely one for trying a longer read - 3.75 stars
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly thought that this would be a fun, possibly sweet, Christmas read. I have to say that for the most part, I was disappointed. There was a degree of sweetness at the end, but the plot up to that point that made it possible was not to my taste.
Samantha Henthorn
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Laura Barnard has done it again with this Christmas short story, to be fair enjoyable at any time of year. It's all in there, Mel has to attend a wedding but the journey there lands her in hot water with a mysterious and dishy male, as the title states, sex, snow and mistletoe! Very funny you'll be shouting 'she didn't... oh she just did!' The characters are well formed, the setting is snowy- I was there! The writing is hilarious
Romaine Heart
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Melinda is running late to a wedding she doesn't really want to attend. On top of everything else, she is driving in a blizzard. Finally answering her phone...bam!! Melinda crashes into a tree. A gorgeous stranger appears to rescue her.
A humorous road trip. A delightful short story.
Michaela Bishop
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the characters and I enjoyed the story line. I wish there was a little more at the end maybe a little insight into what happens after. All in all a great Christmas read
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Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or 'chick lit' as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.

She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. S