What would make a festive holiday even cozier? A hot-blooded architect to warm up your sheets. Emily Stanfield has had a crush on Colin Reese since grade school,
but it takes a snowstorm to make a stranded Colin finally notice Emily.
Emily Stanfield has been the proper princess to her hometown of Tall Pines, Connecticut,
but once she sets eyes Colin Reese at the townís Christmas party, proper thoughts are replaced by wanton, lustful ideas of selling the townís landmark and her birthright just to spend the rest of her days in Colinís protective embrace.
The residentís of Tall Pines have other ideas for Emilyís future, though, and they donít involve Colin.
Everyone knows how much Colin hated Tall Pines, but it's the holiday season, so the sight of the bad boy showing up after sixteen years is
hardly a shock when his parents still live in the small community. Colin feels stifled
sharing a roof with his big family and the persistent question of why he isnít married yet. Heís
only thirty-six - plenty of time to sow his oats. At least thatís what he thinks until he seeís Emily again. Fortunately, Emily owns the only hotel in town but because of the snowstorm, it seems that
there is only one option: to bed down until the storm passes through - on Emilyís couch. Can Colin and Emily resist their attraction
to each another? Can Colin find a reason to stay and settle down in one place? Can Emily let go of her family's ties to the town and find happiness on her own?
Baby, It's Cold Outside is a hot entry from Cathy Yardley in the Harlequin Blaze line, full of passion, deception, and ever-present small-town gossip
- another Blaze knockout.