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Snowed In

Narrated by: Dan Rider
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Summary

Nate has been in love with Quinn, his brother's best friend, for as long as he can remember. But when he finally gets the chance to show Quinn how he feels, his heart gets broken in the most unexpected way.

Quinn doesn't believe in miracles, especially not Christmas ones. When he decides to win Nate back he knows it won't be easy. The last thing he expects is a health scare, a road trip and a vicious snow storm to work in his favor. In the end, a cabin in the woods turns out to be not only the shelter they desperately need, but also Quinn's very own Christmas miracle.

©2015 Teodora Kostova (P)2016 Teodora Kostova

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Snowed In

I thoroughly enjoyed this Audiobook. A beautiful story of love,heartbreak and the chance of finding love again.
If you are looking for a story that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy then I definitely recommend this.
Dan Rider has done a brilliant job of bringing these characters to life..
💕Phar Lap 💕

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  • AL
  • 14-11-19

A full package :)

Story: a cute and fuzzy story with just the right amount of angst to make things interesting. Both characters were spot on and the story just perfect :)
Narration: I loved the voice! It was a new to me narrator but the audio was very clear and pleasant to listen to :)

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Second chance at Christmas

Brother’s best friend, second chance, forced proximity and snow, this short story is fab holiday read. I loved the style of this book and the switch between the POVs is well done. Dan Rider does a good job in bringing Quinn and Nate to life.

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Adorable and sweet

Have to say the narrator was fantastic the book is simple and sweet with a few unexpected turns. It’s not super long but great for a little winter listen :)

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 28-11-16

Intense, passionate and intriguing.

What made the experience of listening to Snowed In the most enjoyable?

To have these two characters brought to life by the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

There was a lot of content in so few pages and I was drawn into the story from the start.

Which character – as performed by Dan Rider – was your favorite?

Nate! My heart broke for young Nate, to have the one thing he has always dreamed of, then to have it snatched away while he lay dreaming.

If you could rename Snowed In, what would you call it?

Snowed In seems to fit just fine, and it's the title the Author gave the story, why mess with it?

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Tams e-book review December 2015

At just fifteen years old, Nate not only knew he was gay, he knew exactly who he wanted… his brother’s best friend Quinn. Several years later on an annual Holiday trip to their family cabin, Nate finally gets what he has wanted for so long. But he is left stunned, confused and broken hearted when he wakes up the next morning to find Quinn gone.

Two years later Quinn is back to beg for forgiveness and to finally explain to Nate why he snuck out of the bed they’d just shared, like a thief in the night. Quinn is back to lay claim to Nate, but what he finds is not the energetic, full of life young man that Quinn fell in love with. Nate is pissed off, defiant and wants nothing to do with Quinn. Will an unplanned trip to the cabin and a couple of days alone be the answer to Quinn’s prayers?

Short, Sexy and… wait for it… Steamy! Kostova has delivered yet another fantastic Holiday story full of meat for us to sink our teeth into. (pun intended) Seriously, there was a lot of content in so few pages and I was drawn into the story from the start. My heart broke for young Nate, to have the one thing he has always dreamed of, then to have it snatched away while he lay dreaming. It really hits Nate hard and just by the dialogue in the story between Quinn and Bran, Nates brother, you know how hard the years have been on both men. I knew though, I just knew there had to be a reason. I’ll say no more, you’ll have to read for yourself.

Definitely the perfect little short story for this time of year; Snowed In is intense, passionate and intriguing. I devoured it in a little over an hour, just could not put it down once I started.

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  • Rachel
  • 17-11-19

Really liked it

I love the “in love with older brother best best friend” troupe, but this is so much more than that. Nate has been in love with Quinn and they sleep together just to have Quinn sneak out in the night. Two years later Quinn comes back to get Nate back but Nate is so angry at him. They’re forced together, you find out why Nate left, and you get your happy ending. This book was sweet and hot and not too much angst and drama, which is what I like. The narrator did a really good job bringing the characters to life. This is the first book Ive read from this author and I’m definitely going to check out her other books.

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  • Lena Belle
  • 14-11-19

Good Short Second Chance Romance

Liked that this short second chance was dual POV, shorts seem to be mostly single POV. If you want sassy and steamy sexy times with a little drama this is the book for you. I would have liked a bit more character and plot development. The narrator took a bit for me took get used too as he was kind of monotone at the beginning.

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  • Rachel BGP
  • 13-11-19

Cute short story!

I liked this short story I usually don’t enjoy short stories not enough time to relate to the characters however this one was different. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two MC. The only thing I wish was different was more of the reason for the two years of no contact, but if Nate’s okay with it I’m okay with it! Lol

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  • MissCris
  • 13-11-19

I Love A Good Snow Storm

Call me weird but I love a good book with a misunderstanding that needs to be resolved. The make up scenes are my favorite! Add in a snow storm that allows no escape and you have me sold! This book delivered that perfectly! Now, don’t get me wrong, there were moments when I wanted to strangle both main characters (*cough* you can’t make decisions for other people, Quinn *cough*), but, the resolution made my heart warm enough to melt the snow from the blizzard.

A lovely, short, read that definitely gets you in the winter spirit.

P.S. I’ve never heard a book narrated by Dan Rider before but I would definitely listen to more! I loved the differences in his voice for each character, they were clearly distinctive where I could hear each character individually. I loved it!

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 06-11-19

I enjoyed this a lot.

This is the first book I've listened to narrated by Dan Rider (although his voice sounds really similar to another narrator so perhaps they are the same person). His voice was pleasant to listen to and the cadence of his voice was good, with the inflections properly placed. It's also the first book I've read by Teodora Kostova; I will definitely be reading more of her work.

This is a friends-to-lovers, second chance, and brother's best friend all rolled into one very good story. There was just the right amount of angst and steam.

A complimentary copy of this audio book was given to me but no review was required or requested.

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  • Sandy
  • 20-10-19

Liked it

I enjoyed listening to this story.

The narrator is new to me. I adored his distinct and clear voice.

I will definitely try other books by the author.

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  • Happily Ever Chapter
  • 26-05-19

3.75 > Clear narration, Annoying character voices

Back view of a shirtless man holding a santa cap behind him. Dramatic. Synopsis sounds good.
This is the first Teodora Kostova book that I've read or listened to as well as the first narration by Dan Rider that I've experienced.
The story as a whole, was good.
Narration - pronunciation is clear and the pacing is well-timed.
Storytelling was very good.
However, I had an issue with the characters' voices. Mr. Rider gave Nate a very child-like and whiny voice and it was not appealing, to me, at all. The emotions did not necessarily match the dialogue, it was strange. Brandon's voice was nails-on-a-chalkboard annoying.
As far as stories go, it was good. Both Nate and Quinn had flaws. Poor decisions and worse discussions were made on both ends. Minor conflicts were present, but self inflicted / self-imposed. Predictability was low. The ending is rather abrupt, leaving an implied possibility for a HEA.
One bone to pick, though, was the occasional use of UK English terminology when the story revolves around L.A., Chicago, Las Vegas, and Denver ~ All quite American.
I honestly believe I would have enjoyed this story better on my ereader.
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Story ~> Rating: [R] ~ Score: 3.9 ~ Stars: 4
Narration ~> 3.75
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  • Toni H
  • 07-03-17

not for me

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I was never able to make a connection with this story. Neither the characters nor plot were my kind of thing. It’s a quick read with plenty of sexy times so check it out for yourself.

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  • H. Martin
  • 12-12-16

Snowed In

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*Audible code provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author for my listening pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Snowed In by Teodora Kostova is a short, standalone novella. Nate has had a crush on Quinn since he was 15 years old. Quinn is his brother's best friend and was always around and was very affectionate with Nate. Quinn went away to college and he's coming back for the holidays and going with Nate's family to their cabin. Nate decides he's going to man up and tell Quinn how he feels while they're at the cabin. Nate tells Quinn that he loves him and Quinn feels the same. Nate and Quinn spend the night in bed together, only for Nate to wake up and find out that Quinn has completely disappeared from his life, ignoring his texts and calls and is gone for two years.

Nate's brother has planned one last weekend together before his new baby comes and Quinn shows up to join the getaway. Only Nate isn't the same as he was two years ago and Quinn faces a challenge of convincing Nate to give him another chance.

The story is narrated by Dan Rider and he did a good job with bringing the characters to life. He was well paced and flowed naturally throughout the storytelling.

I was disappointed in the excuse given by Quinn for staying away two years and felt that didn't justify the total silence on his end. And I think Nate gave in too quickly to forgive Quinn for this. Other than that, this was a good story of young love between friends.

Overall: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story: 4 Stars