Title: Baby It’s Cold Outside
Authors: Kate Hardy, Heidi Rice, Amy Andrews and Aimee Carson,
Rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: November 19, 2012
Review: “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a wonderful compilation of sexy love stories set in the holiday season. Treat yourself and get a copy to read during your ‘me time’ this Christmas. 🙂
Since these are short stories, I don’t want to give away too much here, lest I spoil the stories for you. 🙂 (Click on red links to purchase)
There’s a Scrooge-type character in Kate Hardy‘s novella; ‘TIS THE SEASON TO KISS SANTA, whose journey to love begins when he reluctantly agrees to play Santa at a children’s hospice. That’s where Mitch meets Ellie, a pastry chef who’d rather spend Christmas in the US than back home in the UK, where she would be reminded of her newly single status. When a blizzard traps Mitch with Emily at her aunt’s home, their attraction to each other ignites.
In ‘TIS THE SEASON TO GO SHOPPING by Heidi Rice, British transplant to New York, Kate Braithwaite, gets a break-up email from her boyfriend Benedict. Apt name huh? A blessing in disguise, I’d say, since Kate is now free to enjoy a night of passion with Ryder Sinclair after they become trapped in his father’s department store. How they meet is hilarious – Kate is wearing a very short leprechaun dress and Ryder think’s she’s a thief.
Things start off on a tipsy, headed-toward-drunk, note for Tamara in Amy Andrews’ ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR KISSING. It’s 9 am in Vermont and Tamara is lying on a couch in her friend’s cabin when she hear’s the sound of someone stamping their feet on the porch. Fearing a thief, she grabs a golf club, prepared to face the intruder…only it’s her best friend’s brother, Sergeant Luke Jackson. He goes into combat mode and next thing Tamara knows, she’s pinned to the floor. So begins this couple’s hot journey to love. Nothing boring here! 🙂
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE TEMPTED by Aimee Carson wraps things up with friends turned lovers. Investment advisor Wes Campbell and his best friend’s “free spirited” little sister, music manager Evie Lee Burling haven’t seen each other in years. They go from trading ‘zingers’ to kisses after spending three hours on a flight during which a tipsy Evie talks about orgasms with Wes, rather than think about her fear of flying.
Synopsis: When a freak blizzard hits America’s Eastern seaboard, four pairs of strangers spend a hot night together one cold Christmas season!
‘TIS THE SEASON TO KISS SANTA by Kate Hardy
With the help of a sprig of mistletoe and some snow angels, a recently single pastry chef teaches a highly successful and sexy Scrooge the true meaning of the holidays on a snowy Christmas Eve that quickly heats up.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO GO SHOPPING by Heidi Rice
When a Christmas Day blizzard strands an up-and-coming marketing manager and her boss’s very off-limits, very hot playboy son in his department store, the two toe the line between naughty and nice as they unwrap their holiday presents—and each other!
‘TIS THE SEASON FOR KISSING by Amy Andrews
A down-on-her-romantic-luck kindergarten teacher plans to drown her New Year’s Eve sorrows in a gallon of spiked eggnog, but the arrival of her best friend’s sexy brother threatens to melt the snow piling up outside the tiny Vermont cabin.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE TEMPTED by Aimee Carson
After the worst year ever, a jilted music manager rings in the New Year alone, swearing off men forever. But things get complicated when her brother’s best friend, the perfect man with the perfect body, tempts her to break her vow—if only for one hot night!