Baby, It's Cold Outside
By Cat Cody
Dec 5, 2007 - 1:56:22 PM

Emily Stanfield has been the model Tall Pines’ resident her entire life. She was campaigning for her uncle in the town’s mayoral election before she was out of school. She’s been on every committee, involved in every bake sale, and has kept up every Tall Pines’ tradition there is. And boy is she sick of it! This holiday, she wants to give herself a gift—the gift of passion. All she wants is a one-night stand to hold her over until she finds Mr. Right. A holiday fling with an out of towner, what could be simpler, right?



Colin Reeves, Tall Pines’ genuine bad boy is back for the holidays before he moves to Paris. He still gets hives when he crosses the Connecticut border, but he’s willing to suck it up for the holidays. How bad can it be?


Very bad.


His mother is nagging him about settling down and moving back home, he’s sharing a room with his nephew who won’t let him sleep until after midnight, and his niece wakes him up at the crack of dawn. And he thought he’d wanted to escape Tall Pines badly when he was a teen! When he finds out the ever-so-delectable Emily Stanfield turned her family home into a hotel, he’s more than ready to check in. Especially when he finds out she’s looking for a quick fling with an out of towner. Hey, he’s from out of town now, and he’s always had a thing for the Tall Pine’s poster child, this is the perfect solution for both their problems.


Or is it?


While the temperature drops outside, it’s nice and cozy in Emily’s bed. Colin is finding out it’s harder to leave Tall Pines than he thought. But Paris is waiting, and outside Emily’s room, the rest of the town is getting on his nerves. Can he and Emily manage to find a way out of this dilemma, or will he be out in the cold?


BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE is a sizzling treat on a nippy day. Like a hot cup of cocoa, it’s sweet, decadent, and will warm you from the inside out. Ms. Yardley’s depiction of small town life will make you smile, and remind you of your own neighbors. After reading this story, you’ll definitely need to cool off.


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