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Snowbound with the CEO

Snowbound with the CEO

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Snowbound with the CEO

4/5 (29 ratings)
98 pages
1 hour
Nov 4, 2013


Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determination—and by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasn't been easy but it's necessary. She's indispensable, and he can't stand the thought of losing her if things didn't work out.

For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways she'll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. She's worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly she'd like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderland .

What begins as a single kiss and a few bad Santa jokes turns into a weekend full of breathless passion and hopes for something more. But with Monday comes a return to their complicated reality—and Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.

20,000 words

Nov 4, 2013

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Snowbound with the CEO - Shannon Stacey


Chapter One

If somebody were to ask him while he was drunk enough to forget his PR bullet points what the secret to his success was, Adrian Blackstone would say he was a chameleon. He had the ability to be whatever the person across the desk wanted him to be.

Blackstone Historical Renovations, specializing in modernizing historic properties without sacrificing their charm and authenticity, was built on that ability. Having worked his way up from a post and beam carpenter’s helper as a teenager, he had a natural rapport with contractors and woodworkers. Thanks to devouring magazines, financial news programs, and earning a college degree, he could put on a custom suit and talk business with billionaires and bankers. He was a man who felt the heart and soul of a building while watching the financial bottom line.

And, as he watched the woman walking across the lobby of his greatest achievement to date, he looked like nothing more than a CEO awaiting an update from his executive assistant. She would never know he wanted her more than he’d ever wanted a woman in his life.

Rachel Carter’s sensible heels clicked on the marble floor and, as much as he wanted to watch her hips swing in the gray suit she wore, he kept his eyes on her face. She wore her blond hair in a sleek ponytail that was professional without being severe, and she wore just enough makeup to accentuate her blue eyes and full mouth without looking made up.

She’d been with the company almost five years and she’d worked directly for him as his executive assistant for sixteen months. Sixteen months of reminding himself every damn day of all the very good reasons he couldn’t touch her.

She’d come to the company with a degree in business and a passion for architecture and history. She was his professional soul mate. But on a personal level, it would be a lot easier to find a woman to share his bed with than to replace Rachel in the office. She was one hundred percent off limits.

I hope you haven’t been waiting long, Mr. Blackstone.

And she never called him Adrian. I just came down.

I’d ask if your room is adequate, but since they were designed to your specs, it would be awkward if you said no.

He loved when her smile slipped that little bit past a professional politeness. It happened sometimes, of course. They worked together every day and they traveled together quite a bit, so they were fairly comfortable around each other. Just not too comfortable.

It wasn’t the curve of her mouth when she really smiled that turned him on. It was the way her eyes crinkled and the laugh lines at the corners. He suspected that, away from work, she had a great sense of humor and laughed a lot, which he liked in a woman.

When she moved slightly, shifting the computer case slung on her shoulder, the sun caught her hair, reflecting off wet crystals. He reached up to brush them away but caught himself, turning it into a pointing gesture. Your hair’s wet. Were you outside?

I didn’t feel like sitting in my room, so I went out for a walk in the snow.

In high heels, with no coat?

I didn’t go far. The genuine smile lit up her face. It was white, fluffy snow when we got here, but it’s an icy mix now. Not as much fun to play in.

Or to drive in.

Adrian and Rachel were at the Mount Lafayette Grand Resort Hotel to meet with Rick Bouchard, a billionaire real estate developer who had a lot of billionaire real-estate-developing colleagues. It was an exclusive circle and Adrian wanted in. Bouchard was flying into the United States with his family for the holidays and this meeting was Adrian’s shot to convince him Blackstone Historical Renovations was the company to renovate the villa in Tuscany Bouchard had recently

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  • (5/5)
    A wonderful holiday novella!! What happens when you mix business and pleasure?? It can't be good. Can it? I recommend you read this great story and find out.
  • (4/5)
    Snowbound with the CEO is a perfect, quick winter read. It's definitely everything I look for in a novella. I also have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, this was my first Shannon Stacey book and you can bet I will be reading her in the future. What was wonderful about this book was, what I call the "sweet heat." You get the sweetness between the couple but, also some heat as well. I know we all love an alpha man but, I think Adrian Blackstone is my new favorite type of hero. He's very hot, very sweet and extremely sexy. It was a nice break from the angsty, "he-man" routine. And Rachel Carter is everything you could ask for in a heroine. She's got the no-mess attitude but, the soft side when it comes to her man. This book serves up a heated weekend, stuck in the mountains. Yes, there's regular winter activities to do but, Adrian and Rachel would rather snuggle up with one another. While they haven't given in to their attraction before this fated trip, they have lusted for quite some time, making their eventual relationship much more explosive. And I as a reader thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their journey.I love a good office romance, and this one definitely delivered. It may have been a bit predictable but, still enjoyable. What made it different and/or better was the characters and their demeanor. Shannon Stacey has created very lovable and likable characters that I got invested in. And let me just add that the epilogue was so lovely that I read it twice :) I'd definitely say that Snowbound with the CEO is a should-read for the holidays!Happy Reading!*ARC provided by the author/publisher for an honest review*
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this quite a bit simply being a short story or at least it seems like such 2 me at barely over 100 full pages. its still a sweet love ❤ story.
  • (3/5)
    The story was ok, maybe 2.5 stars if it were a choice. Too quick and kind of dry, I didn't get to know the characters very well...didn't feel real enough. I loved the snowed in setting, made it very cozy.