BOOK&AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Kate Meader, Melody Anne

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SYNOPSIS

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!

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…

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…

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…

What could be hotter than a firefighter? Kate Meader shows how, as Brett Farraday and heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Lucy Cochrane discover, nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love…

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REVIEW

5 STARS

This anthology was really great to read and listen to. There are a lot of snow, a few firefighters, some car crashes, old loves, new loves, handsome men and a lot of steamy sex. I really enjoyed it. Great stories from great authors.

Searching for You by Jennifer Probst  

Book review: 4.5 stars

The first novella of the anthology was so good. Riley and Dylan are the perfect example for the saying “There’s a fine line between love and hate”. It’s not that they hated each other, but there was definitely huge tension between them since they met ten years ago in college. In the present, they are reunited in a very particular circumstance: The perfect match of Kinnections. I haven’t read the other books of the series Searching For, and now, after reading and listening to this great novella, I will read them all.

What I liked: The characters, the plot, the sex – HOT HOT HOT – and the end… Wow. It was perfect.

What I didn’t like: The sudden change of POV was confusing.

Audiobook review: 5 stars

The narration of Madeleine Maby was amazing. Her voice was smooth and beautiful. It reminded me of one of my favorite narrators, Grace Grant. I loved the voices she made for Dylan.

It’s a Wonderful Tangle Christmas Carol by Emma Chase

Audiobook review: 5++ stars

Like i said in my book review, this novella was like a christmas present for me, i can’t thank Emma enough for Drew Evans. And this audiobook narrated by Sebastian York is perfect. Sebastian’s voice is so Drew, it  has the perfect, smooth, soft, sexy, male tone that I imagine Drew Evans has.  I have a friend who I discuss every detail about Sebastian’s narrations with, and we agree in this: SEBASTIAN IS PERFECT FOR DREW. I love to listen to him when Drew is being all playful with Kate (Love the “Bells Jingle” laughter), when he’s thinking about how perfect Kate is for him, when he’s thinking about his son James, and I even love when he’s being a bastard, yes, because he’s my favorite bastard of all time (Sorry Bennett Ryan, Drew is now my bastard #1).

Saving Grace – A love under the big sky Novella by Kristen Proby

Book review: 4 stars

This was a good story. The duo POV was perfectly written, very real for a man and a woman. Getting to know what Grace and Jacob were thinking and feeling was the best. It was a little difficult for me to connect with the story at the beginning, but when Grace and Jacob met and the story went on I was totally hooked. Jacob is def my new book boyfriend. His british accent was my undoing. I love their sense of humor, they were so playful, it was easy to be around each other.

Audiobook review: 4 stars

Rebekkah Ross has a beautiful voice, it was perfect for Grace. It was so funny when she tried to make Grace’s fake british/scottish/australian accent when she was making fun of Jacob. It was the best. I also love how Rebekkah made male voices. Deacon Lee was awesome. Oh. My. God. I love when he does a british accent. I love how he speaks, his pronunciation is perfect and I could hear Jacob’s feelings throughout his voice.

Safe in His Arms by Melody Anne

Book Review: 3.5 stars

This was a good novella. I liked how they met, even though I didn’t like how Natalie and Hawk were set up to meet each other. I liked the sexual tension between them and how much they both fight with it, but the attraction couldn’t be denied and they finally gave in to it. Natalie was so stubborn and Hawk was too patient. And the sex was so hot. Way too hot. Hawk is def one sexy character.

What I liked: Hawk’s family. Hawk being a firefighter *day dreaming*. Natalie asking for forgiveness. And the ending. I loved what he said to her. So romantic.

What I didn’t like: Natalie being so bitter at so young age.

Audiobook review: 4 stars

Rebekkah Ross and Deacon Lee did a great job, especially Deacon. I love how he narrates his characters. He gets into them and shows every emotion with his voice, and he did exactly that with Hawk. My favorite parts of the audiobook were in Hawk’s POV. Rebekka did good with Natalie, and  she made me like her despite her annoying personality.

Rekindle the Flame by Kate Meader

Book review: 5 stars

Ay Dios Mio, que caliente! (Oh My God, that was hot) I loved this story. The characters were amazing. Beck is my first Novio Literario Latino (Latin Book Boyfriend). He was super hot, has the most beautiful blue eyes, he speaks with very sexy spanglish and he is puertorican! I totally saw Ricky Martin with blue eyes. HaHaHa. Darcy was a great character. She’s strong, independent, and she does whatever the heck she wants. It was great reading both of their POVs. He was so sweet and she was so happy with his sweetness. She had to hide what she was feeling in her heart but she didn’t hide what she felt between her legs and Beck was willing to “take her to that place” as many times as she allowed him to. I love their background, how they reconnect and most of all, the end of this short story. Yes, that’s what I didn’t like about it, it was too short. I want more Beck, my new sexy latino book boyfriend.

Audiobook review: 5+ stars

It’s not a secret that I love Sebastian York fiercely. He is just amazing. He has the sexiest, deepest voice in the world. Listening to him saying “Querida” and “Te necesito” in spanish was seriously the best. He did amazing as Beck. I have to be honest, when the narration was starting I was thinking about Drew Evans, but when he said “Hey Amigo”, Drew left the room and Beck Rivera walked in. Madeleine did a stunning job narrating Darcy’s POV. and her spanish was great too. I was in shock when I listened to her saying “Besame el culo” (Kiss my ass). I was laughing out loud at that part, but Beck’s answer cut my laughter and made me blush! Amazing audiobook.

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AUTHOR

Emma Chase

Emma Chase:

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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Jennifer Probst:

2965489Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.” Visit her website for more info!

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Kristen Proby:

6550037Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Kate Meader:

6551743Kate writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. FEEL THE HEAT (Jack and Lili), ALL FIRED UP (Shane and Cara), and HOT AND BOTHERED (Tad and Jules) from her Hot in the Kitchen series are now available. Her next series, Hot in Chicago, featuring Chicago firefighters debuts in October 2014 with a novella in the Winter anthology, BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE.

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Melody Anne:

5192439NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm – Rise of the Dark Angel. As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world. When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and relatives and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.

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