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Sex, Snow & Mistletoe (A Short Story)

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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, 56 pages
Published October 27th 2015 (first published October 25th 2015)
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Alison
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 story, ideal to read curled up in
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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. ...more
Sarah
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!
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Sheerie
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.
Emily
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a lovely and enjoyable short read. It had me hooked so naturally I finished it in one sitting. I love Laura’s books so I just had to read this one as well. Always the writer of brilliant Rom-coms.

I could read this as a long story, I think that the characters would be so lovely to follow. After just the short snippet of their lives I read I would happily say that I would read more. Can’t wait to read more of Laura’s books ❤️
Karen Andrew
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I needed a quick read and this did not disappoint. It was full of steamy scenes.
Mel is travelling to a wedding in the snow and has an accident. A man in the car travelling behind her stops to help and they realise they are attending the same wedding but what part is he playing in the wedding.
I loved this book. It was funny, steamy and cute. Another top read from Laura Barnard
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
A fun festive read witha big misunderstanding!!!! fun
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 warm as the c
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Julie
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. They set off,
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MoMo
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
review available on my book blog: www.momobookdiary.com

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
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Kelly-Marie Pollock
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A quirky, quick read.

What a great little slice of escapism.
Fun and frisky with a couple of nice little twists and turns.
A great read, will definitely check out more by this author.
Kinna
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: electronic
Unfortunately I didn’t find it funny (to my sense of humour). Can see why some others may enjoy the book though.
Pol
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful short story
Emma Harvey
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lovely quick Christmas read, with a great twist in the middle. Really enjoyed reading this one, wasn't overly hooked but just what I expected from a short story really! ...more
Jaime Andrews
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Merry Slutmas

Yeah. Oh, whatever. I wasn't looking for virtue anyhow. It was cute, hilarious, decent...indecent. Oh, shut up, Olivia! Dying. 😝🙄😂😂😂
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Brittany
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved this ! I just wish it was longer! ❤️❄️
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
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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
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Monique
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 pick me up, grab this beauty an
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Isabell
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 not averse to try another story by
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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
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!
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!! ...more
ItaPixie
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.

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Mazmum
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.
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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
Krystyna
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 offer fro
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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 the show with
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Laura Barnard
Oct 05, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Tracey
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2015
Terri Turner
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from Laura Barnard. A short story that is funny, sexy, and full of the usual humour that Laura always provides.

Melinda is driving to a wedding in a heavy snowfall, she doesn't really want to go but her friend insists. She crashes her car because the driver behind flashes his lights at her, but as the driver comes to her rescue and they get talking they realise they are both attending the same wedding. He is gorgeous, sexy, charming ; who is she to refuse a lift with him in his
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Oct 11, 2015
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Oct 14, 2015
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Oct 15, 2015
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Oct 16, 2015
Heather Plant
rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2015
Lauren
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Oct 22, 2015
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Sex, Snow and Mistletoe could only be written by Laura Barnard. Its funny quirky and unique.

It tells a story about Melinda and her eventful journey to a winter wedding of her best friends friend. Whilst driving in the snow Melinda unfortunately crashes her car - luckly in to the path a very handsome man, Aidan. What happens next will frankly melt a iceberg and defrost your toes. Think Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the car scene in Titanic, with extra hand prints on the window - phew!

Se
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LAS
marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2015
Kristen Johnson
Review to come.
Linda Field
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sex, Snow and Mistletoe by Laura Barnard

Another amazing story by the fabulous Laura Barnard.

Sex,Snow and Mistletoe is only a short story but packs in laughter, emotions and so serious sexual scene.

It's a brilliant romcom if you have a spare hour read this book well worth it.

I loved every minute of it.
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Donna
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a cute short story about two strangers being stranded on the side of the road during a snow storm. It is well-written and entertaining. If you are looking for an enjoyable lunch break read then I recommend Sex, Snow, and Mistletoe.
Nikki Brooks
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This was the first work by Laura Barnard that I had read and it will not be the last. This is a short story, set over just 2 days in thelead up to a winter wedding.

Mel is on her way to a wedding of a friend of a friend (who appears to be a bit of a bridezilla!). Running late she crashes her car and is rescued by a tall, dark and delicious stranger. By a quirk of fate they find out they are both going to the same wedding. When her rescuers car then also breaks down they decide to bunker down. But
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Pamela Stallings
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC received for an honest review*** Melinda is on her way to a wedding when she has a car accident. A handsome stranger helps her but who is this mysterious man? You will just have to read to find out. I loved this story, the two main characters were very likeable and I would love to read another book about them.

The thing that drew me to this story was the main character Melinda, she's so relatable to me, like she could be my best friend. The mysterious stranger is so charming that I felt l
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Heather McCoubrey
It was such a pleasure to sit down and read Sex, Snow & Mistletoe. It begins with Melinda driving to a wedding of someone she barely knows. She's complaining about the snow storm swirling outside, embarrassed to be attending this wedding of someone she barely knows, and dodging her best friend's phone call when she's distracted just enough by the flashing lights of the car behind her. She crashes into a tree and is rescued by handsome, hunky and sexy Aiden. As he's going to the same wedding, he ...more
Ifwatsaikullah
marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2015
Stef - British Book Binge
Arc for honest review.

A fabulous seasonal short story, it was light and easy to read.
I wish it was longer so we could have more of the couple.
Great read! I intend to look into more of this authors work.
Nicole Smith
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
It's a nice quick read. Melinda is not having the best of luck especially when she ends up crashing her car into a tree. Now she finds herself stranded with a hunky stranger. Her luck might be just turning around, but she's in for one heck of a surprise. I have to say I was anticipating a different outcome, but I was genuinely happy once we found out the hunky stranger's identity. ...more
Natalie Townson
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay! I'm not going to lie, If i could choose a sister I would choose Laura Barnard because quite frankly I FREAKING LOVE HER!!!!

This was a short quick read that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Its a perfect quick pick me up story filled with romance, It's as sweet as hot chocolate.

I only have one issue with this book and that is i didn't want it to end, i felt cheated because as i normally do with Laura's characters i got attached, I want more.

A sexy, warm christmas book that w
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Andie Long
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely Christmassy short story with great characters. Made me want to get stuck in the snow with a hot man!
Dedicated Ink Book Blog
Melinda is on her way to a wedding when she has a car accident. A handsome stranger helps her but who is this mysterious man? You will just have to read to find out. I loved this story, the two main characters were very likable and I would love to read another book about them. I just wish it was longer but other than that it was a great short story.
Renee
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2015
Sex, Snow and Mistletoe is a fun, romantic short story set around a winter wedding. Written in the first person, I felt really close to the action, and boy, was there some action! The steamy sex scene could have melted all that snow! I found Melinda likeable and imperfect enough to be really relatable. I devoured the book in one sitting, it’s the perfect length to read over a lunch break or a lazy afternoon on the couch with a cuppa.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. Thi
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Amazon Bestselling Author Laura Barnard writes British quirky laugh out loud romantic comedy.

She lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and daughter.

In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, cuddling dogs, matchmaking her friends (very successfully), binging True Crime, indulging in the power nap and reading past her bedtime.

www.laurabarnardbooks.co.uk
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