Saturday, December 15, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Author: Cathy Yardley
This is what I classify as a RedBook. I refer to all such series (eg. Harlequin Blaze, Silhouette Desire, Harlequin Intrigue and other monthly series books as RedBooks. They are cheaper, shorter and not book in and off themselves, but short reads.

Wanted: Hot holiday fling with an out-of-towner (sort of)

Is jet-setting, supermodel-bedding hottie Colin Reeves actually home for the holidays? That's the rumor this Christmas. And now he's desperate for something only wholesome Emily Stanfield can provide: a room at her inn.

But Emily's tired of her choir-girl rep. Sex-ravenous and determined, she's facing a tantalizing dilemma: can she entice Colin to some holiday cheer under the sheets—and trust him to secrecy after the deal is done? Because one slip and everybody will be gossiping about Tall Pine's poster girl having the delicious Colin.

Unless, of course, one steamy night turns into something even these folks couldn't predict…

I loved this book. If you watched Gilmore Girls, Sleepy Hollow is what this town is modeled after. Insert a boy who could not wait to leave the small town and grew to be a hot hunk who is now a jet setting Architect and you have the Hero. Emily is the golden girl of the town who turned her family home into an inn, and aside from her college years has never left the town.

The book is fast paced and even the supporting characters standout in this book. The chemistry and sex between Colin and Emily is hot and frequent, and even the plot stands up and is a step above the typical RedBook tripe.

I hope Ms. Yardley continues to write about the inhabitants of this town. It has such potential.

Story/Plot: 4/5
Sensuality: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

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