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.Baby, 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
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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…
SEARCHING FOR YOU by Jennifer Probst
Narrated by Madeleine Maby
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.
IT’S A WONDERFUL TANGLED CHRISTMAS CAROL by Emma Chase
Narrated by Sebastian York
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.
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.
REKINDLE THE FLAME by Kate Meader
Dual narration: (S York and Madeleine Maby)
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.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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