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Snowbound Squeeze

(Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies #8)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Gable Judson needs a hideout. A safe place to escape the shambles of his Hollywood life. When college pal James Bracelyn offers a secret cabin an hour from Ponderosa Resort, Gables got the car pointed toward Oregon faster than paparazzi pouncing on a nip slip.

Gretchen Laslo needs a retreat. Not just to work on her PhD dissertation, but to flee the messy breakup that left
Kindle Edition, 153 pages
Published January 17th 2020
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Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I cant stop kissing her temple, her ear, the pulse fluttering in her throat. I cant stop breathing her in, marveling that salmon chowder and fallen trees and accidental gunpoint threats turned into the best sex of my life.

I always experience belly laughs and real, genuine joy reading Tawna Fenskes books, and Im happy to report that Snowbound Squeeze keeps that streak alive. What a delight! Its funny and sexy and swoony and adorableit also has some social commentary that complements the
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
Snowbound Squeeze is another humorous, romantic, 5-star read by romance author Tawna Fenske!

The whole Ponderosa Resort series is a delicious, LOL (literally!) series. This story of Gretchen and Gable keeps it going. I enjoyed this heartwarming, swoon-worthy read. The characters (GAH! All the Bracelyn family as well!) and the storyline are fantastic and will make your heart full. I loved what brought these two together, from the backstory to them being trapped. I loved this snow-melting romance!
Adrienne Bird
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Anytime I get a chance for an ARC with this series, I jump at it! With this little novella, Tawna manages to still add in the humor, romance and plot twists Ive come to expect in this series. When Gretchen, who is a book/study nerd who is so busy she doesnt have time for much else gets trapped in a snowy, mountain cabin with a Hollywood hunk who is attempting to hide away, its a quick little story of falling in love fast. Ive always rolled my eyes at books like that but I ...more
Linda Grimes
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Build your own blanket fort, grab a cup of hot cocoa (or maybe something stronger), and settle in for a read that will warm the cockles (whatever the heck cockles are) of your heart! This Ponderosa Resort rom-com continues the fine Fenske tradition of adding heat and hilarity to her readers' lives. Brava!
Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-arc
Snowbound Squeeze will heat you up this winter! This quick and steamy read is perfect for those cold nights when you're curled up with a comfy blanket and some cocoa. With secrets between them, this steamy romance will have you laughing with Gretchen's quirky names for objects, and swooning from Gable's charm. A delightful addition to the Ponderosa Resort series!

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Jan 16, 2020 added it
This story begins with James college buddy Gabe needs to disappear for awhile and he gives him the keys to cabin far from the Ponderosa Ranch Resort. Gretchen happens to show up at James & Lillys place to borrow some dill for her famous salmon chowder. Gretchen is Jons half-sister. She is related to a Bracelyn. Gretchen meets Gabel and invites him to have some soup. He takes the invite and so begins the attraction between Gretchen and Gabel. But he does leave shortly to go to the reclusive ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I always look forward to the newest installment of the Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies, and I am so glad that we're getting the stories of side characters from previous books.

When Jonathan promises Gretchen the use of a remote cabin where she can work on her dissertation without any interruptions. The only problem is that Jason promised the same cabin to Gabe, an old school friend that needs to get away from everything and everyone.

From the first moment Gretchen and Gabe met, they hit it
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tawna Fenske has done it again. Shes written another wonderful book to add to her Ponderosa Resort series, and this time its Gabe and Gretchen who have found their happy ending. This series is filled with interesting and quirky characters, and you can always expect a little heat and a lot of heart. Gabe is a wounded soul, hiding a heartbreaking secret. Gretchen is guarding her heart after a harsh betrayal. The story, however, isnt full of angst and sorrow. Instead, we watch as two people get to ...more
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about a book that starts with the most unique meet-cute Ive ever read! Gretchen and Gabe meet while shes borrowing dill for her salmon chowder...which she invites Gabe to come try. That right there shows the signature fun and zaniness in both the Ponderosa Resort series and author Tawna Fenskes writing.
Gretchen is just a quirky as the rest of the Bracelyn family, even though shes not a bio Bracelyn herself. Shes enchanted with the handsome, slightly secretive Gabe and his romantic
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the eighth book in the Ponderosa Resort series written by Tawna Fenske. This was such a great book, I kept me reading way past my bedtime! Gable Judson is a famous director in Hollywood and is trying to escape the media. His college best friend offers him a cabin an hour from the Ponderosa Resort he cant get there fast enough. While getting the key to the cabin from James he meets Gretchen, but the last thing he needs is a relationship. Everyone he knows wants him ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I first heard about Tawna Fenske in August of 2015 when her book "About That Fling" was featured as a "Kindle First." I have fallen in love with the way that she tells a story. Her characters are fun, and even ones you may not like at first tend to grow on you. Since then, I have read anything that I have found by Tawna.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Bracelyn family. Although this book was about Jons sister Gretchen, I liked that there were still appearances from the Bracelyn
Heather Nobbs
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book in the Ponderosa Resort series. I absolutely loved Gretchen and Gabe(Gable) was perfect for her. Gretchen is a researcher who spends all of her time reading or working with no time or interest in watching tv or movies. Which was perfect for Gable who wanted to get away from the celebrity life after an incident on his previous job. That is why Gretchen was introduced to him as Gabe and he loved that he could be himself (or Gabe) with her. When plans get mixed up and these two are ...more
Michelle Pierce
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story and loved Gable and Gretchen. From Gretchen with her many amazing quirks and naming her appliances to Gable and his mustard grandma, so many things to like about these two. They were each trying to escape different things and ended up snowbound together. Gable was very romantic making Gretchen the blanket fort and snow mint chocolate chip ice cream. As always, I enjoy the Bracelyns and unknowingly two of them put these two in the path of each other and helped Gable ...more
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another sexy sweet read in the series!

Gretchen and Gable were fire in an icy world! A brief meeting lit the spark and when they were snowbound together, the attraction just grew and grew. This series is full of great characters with intriguing drama and this time out was no different

Gable was hiding from the world so the offer of a secluded cabin was just what he needed. When Gretchen landed on his door, he took the unexpected accident to enjoy her company without the trappings of his life. And
Linda Ketter
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very fun, relaxing, comical story. It was fun to go back to childhood with the blanket fort in the living room. It was comical to hear about the grandma's, especially mustard gramma. It was relaxing because both Gabe and Gretchen were able to let go of their issues for a couple of days in the cabin. But unfortunately reality finds its way into their relaxing, fun times.

Both Gabe and Gretchen have issues in their real lives and they both appear to be bearing the blame for things that
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Snowstorm, blanket forts, wit, passion, & HEA

Gabe/Gable has come to Ponderosa to escape Hollywood. His buddy James offered him the use of the secret cabin on the resort to escape the hoopla.

Gretchen has been cat sitting for her brother Jon while he and Blanca are in Europe.

Serendipity steps in.

Gabe is instantly captivated by Gretchen. After a fantastic dinner and a mind blowing kiss. Neither expects to see each other again.

Fate has other plans for them.

As does Mother Nature.

Stella Thompson
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Smart, sexy and lots of laughs!

This novel was another wonderful addition to the Bracelyns stories and the Ponderosa Resort series. Gabe (Gable) and Gretchen each plan to hide away in the family cabin for their own personal reasons. After an initial meeting, they surprise each other when Gabe shows up in the middle of a snow storm at the remote cabin. That makes you think, oh no! Its going to be a predictable plot! But it doesnt end up that way! Gretchen is a fun, strong woman, while Gabe is
Stacy J.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I loved this series!

I really felt for Gable or Gabe. On the one hand I could understand his way of thinking and why he would want to keep things about himself a secret. But as time went on, I wanted to shake him. I just kept thinking that this is going to end badly for you. He is a wonderful and kind man but he was letting his past taint his possible future.

I adored Gretchen. She is this slightly awkward extremely busy woman who just wanted a quiet place to work and study
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great wintertime story for warming things up a little from the inside out. This was a really fun read about two people who while somewhat reluctant, find a way to make the best of their time together. Okay, they find more than one good way to fill the time! This is a novella so it is fairly quick to read and fun. The tie in to other characters that I already enjoy as part of the Ponderosa Resort Series were a fun part too. One of the other things that I really enjoyed about this story was ...more
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

What a fun book! I have thoroughly loved that Ponderosa Resort series and this expansion to that universe is just as lovely.

Gretchen is a strong and very smart heroine, which is always refreshing in romance. She's also super funny and adorable. Gabel feels so earnest and endearing, it's easy to forgive his misteps.
The pair of them are sexy and funny and you'll be rooting for them at every step. Like all of Fenske's
Tina Hobbs Payne
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Can I kiss you? I nod and lick my lips. "I wouldn't want you leaving with regrets."

Yes, Gretchen did just meet Gabe (Gable), but this seems right. And it's just a kiss goodbye. Right?

As things turn out, Gretchen does see Gabe again. They get to spend an amazing few days together. Gabe is so happy to get away from the craziness of his life. His time with Gretchen is so genuine - except he is keeping some secrets. The one thing Gretchen has been burned by before, is a man keeping secrets.

I love
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A mix-up in plans between two strangers leads to love at first sight. Gretchen's plans were to go to the cabin to work on her paper. Gable's (Gabe's) plan is to go to the cabin to escape Hollywood. After a chance meeting and dinner together, they thought that would be the last time they saw one another. But, a snowstorm kept them together and sparks ignited, even when the power went out. However, during the daylight hours, reality sets in and Gretchen learns who Gabe really is. It's a quick read ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars.

Loved this so much! As usual with this series, this was fun, flirty, lovely and hot.

This time we have Gretchen and Gable. We saw a little of Gretchen in a previous book and I loved this new addition.

These two were great separately and together. LOVED Gretchen and her honesty and view of the world, as much as her independence. Gable was fun and smart, and even though he had a very low opinion of himself in here, he truly was a great guy.

This was such a fun read, a total must of this
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun and frothy novella about two people finding themselves accidentally at the same remote cabin, when a winter storm strands them together. Wildlife researcher Gretchen needs a quiet place to work on her dissertation. Gabe is hiding out from the media, not that he's going to tell Gretchen the whole sordid story, especially when she doesn't recognize him. Instead, they tell other secrets and try to ignore their growing attraction.

Because it's a novella, some of the emotional stuff is dealt
Susan McClintock
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a fun novella in the Ponderosa Resort Series. Gable Judson is Hollywood royalty who is looking to get away from a scandal by staying in his buddy James Bracelyns cabin. Gretchen Laslo is Jonathan Bracelyns half-sister and needs to stay in her brothers remote cabin to finish her dissertation. Of course, when both of them show up, a huge storm brings down a tree and they are stuck together in the small cabin leading to laughs and sexy times. We meet some of Gables family, who will be ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's a little serendipitous reading a book about being stuck in a snow storm while one is in the middle of a snow storm. I love the idea of being stuck in a cabin with a good looking man without television, internet, and sometimes electricity. It gets creative, personal, and steamy. There's always a little drama, and the Bracelyns make an appearance. Tawna Fenske's books always make for a fun read.
Annette Reavis
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such a delightful series! I always experience belly laughs and real, genuine joy reading Tawna Fenskes books, and Im happy to report that Snowbound Squeeze is no exception. Its funny and sexy and swoony and adorable and I read it cover to cover in one sitting. It is such a treat being to revisit the this wacky family! I cant recommend this series or this author highly enough - she is absolutely one of my very favorites! ...more
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given the chance to read this book through ARC, what can I say besides it was so good!! I am completely in love with this series. I love the fact that Tawna doesnt feel the need to rehash who everyone is in each book. I love the fact that we get to see little snip-its of the extended family in each of these books. If you havent already you really need to start from book one in the Ponderosa Series. I can not wait for the next one. As always wonderful job Tawna!! ...more
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book (or this series, for that matter) without repeating myself ad nauseam? ...?
Okay, then I'll just go ahead and say it. Again. And again, if need be: I love this series so much!

Snowbound Squeeze is such a fun, quick read - Gretchen is an awesome heroine I would love to be friends with, and Gabe (sorry, I just can't bring myself to think of him as Gable) fits right in with the rest of the Ponderosa Resort heros: sort of a mess, vulnerable, swoon-worthy, funny.

Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every visit to Ponderosa Resort is amazing but this one was extra special!! I'm so excited about the possibility of a spinoff with another huge family!!

Gretchen and Gabe had an instant connection. They both broke my heart when it was revealed what had them hiding out in a cabin in the woods but I was completely put back together in the end.

I'm so excited for another crazy big family to join this Bracelyn clan and can't wait for more visits to Ponderosa Resort!!
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