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While It Was Snowing first appeared in the duology Holiday for Two. Felicity Evans and Harry Walsh have been best friends forever, but lately, Felicity has noticed the looks Harry has been giving her and she’s going to do something about it. But she never knew Harry was a virgin—until now. Being snowbound in a Vermont cabin is the perfect opportunity to put herself out theWhile It Was Snowing first appeared in the duology Holiday for Two. Felicity Evans and Harry Walsh have been best friends forever, but lately, Felicity has noticed the looks Harry has been giving her and she’s going to do something about it. But she never knew Harry was a virgin—until now. Being snowbound in a Vermont cabin is the perfect opportunity to put herself out there in the most imaginative way impossible. Three words: whipped cream bikini. Felicity is going to pull out all the stops and lay her heart out on the line . . . and get Harry’s love in the process. Anything is possible around Christmas!...

Title : While It Was Snowing
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ISBN : 9780989583527
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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While It Was Snowing Reviews

  • Brianna (The Book Vixen)
    2018-10-31 09:55

    I scooped up this free Kindle book because of the friends to lover trope and the virgin hero. Harry is a beta hero and a total nerd. He’s an accountant by trade who wears bowties, and he’s a 29-year old virgin. Unfortunately, the story was underwhelming. When the blurb mentions “sex” and that the hero is a virgin, I expect some deflowering to happen. But it never happened, at least not on the page. I would have gladly traded the epilogue for at least one sexy time scene. Or have an epilogue that takes place a year or two later, instead of 35 years later. Because of the lack of intimacy, I really didn’t feel any chemistry between Felicity and Harry. While It Was Snowing started off in the right direction but ultimately it fell short.

  • Abra
    2018-11-13 04:10

    Don't bother with this novella. Its sole purpose is to get you to read the teaser that's the entire last 30% of the book.The premise sounded good. It's your basic friends to lovers story and the hero is a nerdy accountant. That's all to the good as I'm an accountant myself. I'm more or less happily reading the story, not really loving the characters, but I'm thinking there's someone for everyone, every pot has a lid, etc. right up until the heroine starts going on about how sexy she finds the hero's yellow bow tie with red hearts. Now I have read some weird shit, but wow. I always thought the girlfriend was taking one for the team when her boyfriend felt the need to be ironic.Not deterred, I kept reading. If I can get through Styxx, I can get through anything. However, the book just stops at the 70% mark. Boom. No payoff. All we get is an epilogue set 35 years later telling us the characters got married. This type of romance always has an HEA so long term togetherness was a given. An epilogue isn't anywhere near the same thing as a conclusion and I thought this substitution made reading this novella a waste of time.

  • namericanwordcat
    2018-10-25 08:56

    This was utterly charming with a bold curvy woman without the body issues that plague so many BBW in Romance and a friends to lover seduction that is funny, tender, and real. Harry is a wonderful risk adverse virgin hero with a bow tie. Yum. It is all the small touches that make this such a lovely find of a romance. The writer is very meta about the conflict. At first there doesn't seem like there is going to be any (and I was fine with that myself as two people always have friction just by being and that is enough for me) but the heroine actually comments on it. And then it doesn't go so well. Its humorous and it is all endearing. Warning. The book is a sexy times tease. We don't get any really despite the foul mouthed heroine and the erotic tension that is flush in this novella. None the less: A warm happy hot coco of a Christmas time read. I am picking up this Patrick's backlist!

  • Elsa Carrion
    2018-10-27 05:56

    Nothing new, you have a cabin, a blizzard, two people what do you think is going to happen. I wanted to see how many pages it had, and went to Amazon, I can't find it anymore, I didn't know they could totally just take it off, but I guess they can. So this review is just for GR eyes! The story flowed well enough, it wasn't one of those that I couldn't put down. But since it was short I finished it in a day. The MC were ok. It's left in a cliffhanger sort of but then it skips like 40 years which was odd. I don't understand why since I don't see a second one.

  • Trish at Between My Lines
    2018-11-17 08:15

    Cute and funny. A nice way to get some wintery romantic vibes with lots of humour to spice it up a bit.

  • Anja
    2018-11-15 04:08

    Terrible writing. No logical romantic development, the characters had no distinctive voices, too much narrative & navel gazing.

  • Elyssa Patrick
    2018-11-18 08:53

    I almost threw out the beginning of this novella, because I didn’t think it was good but a close, trusted friend convinced me to keep it. This was a hard one to write, and I was glad to type the end. But I think it’s fun, playful, and even though there weren’t any sex scenes (a fact which bothered many), still manages to have some heat.

  • Melinda
    2018-11-20 06:52

    This novella was originally released around Christmas s part of a duet and I wrote a review of it then. It’s being re-released today on it’s own so I’m re-posting my review as well (which was originally posted elsewhere too) because I really, really loved it!Elyssa Patrick’s novella, While it was Snowing, is up next. I’m a fan of this author’s other work and I was completely not disappointed. I loved her book Stay With Me from last year which is a low angst New Adult book. This novella is completely different – zero angst and more adult. So I was super happy to see that I still loved her voice in a different area.The scene opens with Felicity, naked, whip creaming herself into a bikini for her best friend Harry, who has no idea this is going on. The opening scene had me laughing at the vivid description of Felicity trying to figure this out and then realizing how freaking cold the whip cream actually was. Immediately I love Felicity. She comes across as extremely confident, plus size, cursing and hilarious. I adore her. She owns a company called Fat Lady Sweets. Love. Her.When Harry gets there I’m even more in love. He’s an adorable beta nerd who has no idea how cute he is, wears a bow tie and ruffles his hair. Oh, and he’s a virgin. Let me remind you that Felicity is naked, well – in a whip cream bikini of sorts. Chaos ensues. Harry produces a contract, which is my second favorite moment. We don’t see the entire thing (which is almost 17 pages) but I wish we could have because I was laughing at every single point.My favorite moment is the spider of death moment because I was truly laughing out loud here.A big, nasty, black spider. Waiting for her. Planning to kill her.And then it started to move.She screamed.And screamed.And screamed some more.She scrambled out of the shower, keeping her eye on the Spider of Death and took the shower curtain with her. Her legs tangled with the fabric and oh my God, what if there were more spiders on the shower curtain? What if they were climbing on her body right now and laying spider eggs everywhere?Okay, obviously there is way more to this than this snippet but seriously I was laughing so hard at certain parts. I thoroughly enjoyed this and thought it was a great read. Not everyone can write good novellas- and I thought this one was just about perfect.Overall I give this novella 4.5 stars. It releases today and is only 99 cents! For this price I highly recommend it.I received an ARC in return for an honest review.

  • Julie
    2018-11-07 05:09

    Friends-to-lovers, forced proximity, a curvy heroine, and a virgin hero. This novella sounded like something I'd love, plus it was free on the Kindle Store. However, I almost DNFed it. The execution and character development just isn't there.The characters, Felicity and Harry, are stock characters. Their friendship is woefully underdeveloped. The dialogue is stilted and at times doesn't sound how people actually talk. Harry is a nerd in a way that turns him into a bumbling caricature of every nerd or virgin stereotype you've ever heard.One positive is that Felicity doesn't shame him for being a virgin -- she simply shrugs it off. But they're supposed to be best friends and have been close for most of their lives. I tell my closest friends everything. It didn't make sense to me that Harry never would have shared his lack of experience with Felicity, or that she wouldn't notice that he'd never dated anyone.I also thought this story would be cute, sweet, and hot based on the description, but what I got instead was a ton of overblown drama that was resolved when Harry killed a spider for Felicity. Yep, dude kills a spider, and that leads to her forgiving him for some shitty thing he said. She freaks out about this goddamn spider like there's a murderer in the bathroom. It was ridiculous.I kept reading because I wanted to see if Harry would lose his virginity. (Nope, not ashamed that's the only reason I kept going.) And potential spoiler, but there is no sex in this book. There's lots of build-up and then... nothing. There's hardly any romance to speak of because we spend so much time in the characters' heads. I kept thinking they'd sleep together in the final chapter or in the epilogue (ugh, epilogues), but the epilogue jumps 35 years into the future and is so groan-inducing and cheesy that I wondered why I'd wasted my time reading this book.Thankfully, since it's a novella, I didn't waste too much time. I've read plenty of novellas and short stories with well-developed plots and characters, so the shorter length doesn't give the author a pass. This one was forgettable.

  • Lorn
    2018-11-05 02:52

    Like all romance novels, its about opening you heart and taking risks. But in While It Was Snowing, it is done with a cup of humor, a teaspoon of heat and a whole batch of whip cream.Elyssa Patrick made such a good contrast between Outspoken Felicity and nerdy, geeky Harry. She used it very well to emphasize how different they are and yet how great they go together. It is a very welcomed reversal of roles.I loved how it was Felicity who tried to do everything to charm Harry. Yes, sometimes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, with some caramel apple pie, maybe. Felicity is the stronger character, and that her being a woman with curves is non issue. Then she hatches that crazy plan plan to confess. Perfect, in her head, but not perfect in execution.But Harry, the insecure virgin, who reads romance novels (Nicholas Spark, to be precise. How can you not love him?), had to just say no. Harry is such a sweet character, who absolutely worships Felicity. But his fear of losing his goddess holds him from opening his heart to her, thus a hilarious 16 page contract outlining how things should be.And I truly felt for Felicity as the difference between how they want to go about achieving what they want comes to a climax, each unable to accurately say what they want and what they truly feel. It was also such a touching scene as Harry imagined a future without her.While It Was Snowing is a great novella, with a lot of humor and a lot of teasing. Set in a cabin in the middle of winter in Vermont, the cold temperature perfectly contrasts the warmth of Felicity and Harry’s love. It is absolutely true love between them, for true is the love of a man who sacrifices his book to kill a spider for the safety of a woman (says this book lover who’s writing the review). Its about taking that next step after friendship, because there are just some things worth jumping into with our eyes closed.

  • Ria
    2018-11-06 07:13

    This was adorable. Given that it's such a short story, the reader gets to know a lot about Harry and Felicity and though the central conflict isn't really that complicated I was still charmed. Heroes in these kinds of books are rarely like Harry so it was refreshing. Just wish we had a little bit more about what takes place between the final chapter and the epilogue, but nevertheless this short but oh so sweet story did the trick.

  • Ellen (more books, please)
    2018-10-27 05:49

    What can I say. Cute story. Cute premise. Bow-tied virgin hero. Snow storm.This is a great "I need to be asleep in an hour and I don't want to start a book I can't put down but I need something to read" resource.Very, very quick read. Competently written. I really wish there was a full story here because I think it has potential to be really, really good. I will keep my eye open for others by Ms. Patrick.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-11 09:08

    Cute short Christmas story, but too much misunderstanding between two people who were suppose to be best friends. The different times that they misunderstood each other made me want to bash their heads in.

  • Tressa
    2018-11-02 02:16

    While it was Snowing had very cute characters and was a self-contained novella / short story. The second half was slow-moving and, at times, draggy with the “will they, won’t they” agony. Even so, I enjoyed the story.

  • Jackie
    2018-11-17 08:00

    This is a quick read, maybe an hour or less depending on how you choose to process the emotional impact of Felicity and Harry's story.I particularly loved the 35 years later epilogue.

  • Angela
    2018-11-05 05:57

    4 December 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle

  • Taylor Freeman
    2018-11-09 08:59

    the whole book was an argument.boring.I kept waiting for them to actually sleep together but all they did was kiss.

  • Karen
    2018-10-28 09:59

    Ugh. Undeveloped characters even for a novella.

  • Frida
    2018-11-16 03:59

    Sweet and funny! I laughed out loud. Twice.