Quickie Review: Stranded In A Small Town Christmas by Shannon Stacey

Posted November 28, 2022 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , , , ,

Book cover of Stranded In A Small Town Christmas by Shannon StaceyStranded In A Small Town Christmas
Shannon Stacey
Rating: B

What I’m Talking About:

Stranded in a Small Town Christmas is a delightful, Hallmark-esque, feel-good novella. Billionaire Donovan accidentally leaves his cellphone and wallet on the airplane and has no way of getting to Stowe, VT, where his mother is in the hospital. Natalie gives him a hard time for being rude, and the pair start talking. She agrees to drive him, for a price. Unfortunately, due to the weather, the pair end up at her small-town inn for the weekend. 

The story is pretty straightforward, with Natalie showing Donovan there is more to life than work. But Natalie also has her world view shaken by Donovan’s kind spirit. She constantly makes assumptions about him because he’s rich and is surprised when he proves her assumptions wrong. They genuinely enjoy spending time together, and I liked watching them fall for each other. I loved that although they fall quickly, their story isn’t an insta-love romance. There is a satisfying epilogue set four years in the future.

If you are looking for a quick, Christmas-themed romance, I recommend picking up Stranded in a Small Town Christmas.

My Rating:  B Liked It — Recommend

About the Book:


When I gave my aunt a ride to the airport ten days before Christmas, I didn’t expect to bring a stray billionaire back to Charming Lake. I agreed to give him a ride in exchange for one hundred thousand dollars—needed for reasons I don’t share with him—but the weather took an icy turn and now I’m bringing him home with me.


Thanks to losing my wallet and phone—and weather gone wrong—I’m stranded at The Charming Inn with a very distracting woman. I don’tlikedistractions. Swept up in the town’s Christmas celebrations, though, I can’t keep my hands off of her. How can I be falling so hard and fast for a woman who put a six-figure price tag on helping me?

Release Date: November 22, 2022
Holiday HEA #1
Contemporary Romance, Holiday, novella
 paperback (120 pages), e-book
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds

Purchase Info:
Amazon (affiliate link)