Title: Baby Its Cold Outside
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Anthology
Author: Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, Kate Meader
Publisher: Pocketbooks, 2014
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5++
Christmasy Feeling: 3
Descriptions from Amazon.com:
Outside it may be frosty, so turn the heat way up with these stories of desire! 1. 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…
**Not very Christmasy but definitely snowy. This was my least favorite of the 5 stories. Still it rates a “5” on the hotness scale.
2. 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…
**Yes, indeed, another hot one. This one just oozed Christmasy feeling and lots of hot sex. But it was just a rewrite of an old tale.
Deet’s Rating: 3
Christmasy Feeling: 5
3. Saving Grace-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…
**Oh yum! A hot as hades ski instructor with a British accent. Yes please! Lust at first sight and a happily-ever-after. Wintery feeling was there but not Christmas.
Deet’s Rating: 4
4. 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…
**Three meddling old biddies arrange this match and it just sizzles. Even some fire engine sex. There is Christmasy pageants and family fun at a cabin.
Deet’s Rating: 4
Christmasy feeling: 5
5. Rekindle The Flame-What could be hotter than a firefighter? Kate Meader shows how hot it can get as Beck Rivera and heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love…
**What’s not to like about a hot-as-hades fireman who loves our emotionally damaged heroine? Nothing! This is an uptown girl who turns into a tattoo artist and insists it’s not because she has Daddy issues. Really? Anyway, this is another scorching read complete with Firehouse sex. Nothing much in the way of Christmas but it is darn cold.
Deet’s Rating: 3.5