Drew Out Shines the Rest in Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Probst, Chase & more

Posted November 8, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Drew Out Shines the Rest in Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Probst, Chase & moreBaby, It's Cold Outside by Emma Chase, Jennifer Probst, Kate Meader, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne
Series: Tangled #4.5
Narrator: Deacon Lee, Madeleine Maby, Rebekkah Ross, Sebastian York
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads

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 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…

All the audio books I’ve listened to starts with the book info and who narrates it. This anthology didn’t tell at the beginning of each story who the narrators where. I’ve listen to both of the male narrators before so I knew which one was narrating but I had to research the female narrators to figure out who was who.


SEARCHING FOR YOU by Jennifer Probst
Narrated by Madeleine Maby
4 stars

This is my first time listening to Madeleine Maby and “reading” Jennifer Probst. I enjoyed both of the ladies’ work.
Sexy romance where the couple meets again after 10 years really worked for me. I love romances were the couple gets a second chance at love. And boy do these two have some heat between them.

SEARCHING FOR YOU is part of Probst’s Searching For series. Since I enjoyed this novella I may check out the other books in this series.



Narrated by Sebastian York
5 stars

This was the story is the reason I wanted to listen to the anthology and it was easily my favorite of all the stories.
York’s narration is fantastic as always. Love getting a twist on the holiday story from Drew’s POV. Fans of Chase’s Tangled series will LOVE seeing how Drew gets into trouble on Christmas Eve!



SAVING GRACE by Kristen Proby
Dual narration (Deacon Lee and Rebekkah Ross) for Grace and Jacob’s POVs.
3 stars

This is my first time “reading” Proby and my first time listening to Ross’ narration. Both were pleasant enough. I’d give them both another try. Deacon Lee does a great job with Jacob’s POV and his british accent. He sounded like two different people when he did other character’s without the accent. Ross also did well with making the characters sound different. She has a very young, naive sounding voice for Grace and then pulls off Jacob’s voice.

Like many novellas the romance moves really fast and that’s one of the weak points in SAVING GRACE. I think Grace and Jacob’s story would have been great for a full length novel, giving them time to fall in love in a believable time. But if you over look the instant-a-love then Grace and Jacob’s HEA is a sweet and sexy read to get you in the move for cocoa and steamy fireplace loving.


SAFE IN HIS ARMS by Melody Anne
Dual narration: (Deacon Lee and Rebekkah Ross)

I would say that the narration came off as wooden but it wasn’t the narrator since I listen to them narrate SAVING GRAVE. So it was the writing that fell flat for me. After listening for an hour I skipped to the next story.


Dual narration: (S York and Madeleine Maby)
2.5 stars

I only finished this story because of the narrators. Both York and Maby delivered a great performance. The story itself was a little lacking. I think the only thing that saved it from being an instant-a-love story was that the couple knew each other from their past and came together for a second chance love story. I generally love this trope but I just didn’t fall in love with the couple and wasn’t every invested in wither they got a HEA or not.



About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small 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.

About Jennifer Probst

Jennifer 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!

About Kate Meader

Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.com.

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One response to “Drew Out Shines the Rest in Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Probst, Chase & more

  1. I have this as an e-book. Sounds like an uneven collection, but I’m a sucker for Christmassy reads, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it overall.