Release Date: October 28, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling indie authors Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and debut author Kate Meader come together to write a sizzling romance anthology.
Outside it may be frosty, so turn the heat way up with these stories of desire!
Searching for You
Can a determined woman executive and a playboy billionaire survive being stranded together in a snowstorm? Jennifer Probst depicts an encounter almost too hot to handle...
It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol
Drew and Kate play an encore to Tangled in this sexy take on a "Christmas Carol" by Emma Chase. When a Christmas Eve argument condemns Drew to a troubled night, three dream women teach him that no gift could be more tantalizing than Kate...
With Kristen Proby, ski slopes are quite delightful. Grace Douglas is sure she'll never learn to ski, but instructor Jacob Baxter could teach her lessons of a different kind...
Safe in His Arms
Can a southern California transplant survive Montana's deep snows? Melody Anne, author of the bestselling Andersons series, melts the icy drifts completely away with the heat between sexy Hawk Winchester and brand-new teacher Natalie Duncan...
Rekindle the Flame
What could be hotter than a firefighter? Kate Meader shows how, as Beck Rivera and heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Lucy Cochrane discover, nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love..
I want to preface this review by mentioning that I did not read Kristen Proby and Melody Anne's shorties as I don't follow the series.
BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE features novellas from series I follow like Jennifer Probst's Searching For, Emma Chase's Tangled, and Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series. I don't usually go for holiday-themed reads as well as anthologies, but it's hard to pass up on this one. Aside from having a solid roster of contributors, who doesn't have a lovey-dovey, feel-good Christmasy read?!
Searching for You (Searching For 2.5) by Jennifer Probst: This is a Kinnection client, second chance at love, story. It's very straightforward, the characters doesn't diddle daddle, the characters got into the meat (hihihi) of things and it just went straight to HEA after. It's romantic, very winter-wonderland-ish.
It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (Tangled 4.5) by Emma Chase: Drew and Kate are back! Not my favorite, it's very cliche with ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, visitng Drew in his dreams. I'm only thankful Drew was narrating the story. If you've read Emma Chase, you know her male POV tales make the most mundane better.
Rekindle the Flame (Hot in Chicago 0.5) by Kate Meader: This novella pissed me off! Not because it's horrible, but because it's a novella! Beck is a Dempsey which makes him a potential lead hero for a full-length novel. When the series started, Beck is already coupled with badass chick, Darcy. This is their story, or at least half of it. So I guess you can understand why I'm a little upset Beck and Darcy's reconciliation is a novella when it could've/should've been a 300+ paged novel! That said, I hope you can also discern from my indignation that I loved it hence why I'm complaining that it's too short.
If you love holiday themed, feel good, lovely, delightful, romantic tales, don't miss BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE. It might be an anthology, 500+ pages of shorties, but it's packed with the good stuff. It'll get you in the mood for beautiful Winter romances, not to mention have you whistling/humming/singing the classic song with the same title (which I find slightly predatory. Read the lyrics. But that's another discussion.).