Baby, It's Cold Outside [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Ellen Addie
eBook Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
eBook Description: Self-professed winter virgin and Los Angeles transplant Miranda Todd faces the excitement of both her first snowstorm and the unexpected arrival of one of her favorite customers from her small town diner, handsome Caden Doyle, on her doorstep. A fireplace, delicious food, and clever conversation turn into something more much when Miranda and Caden decide to explore their mutual attraction amid the swirling snowflakes of the first big winter storm of the season.
eBook Publisher: Phaze, Published: 2007
Fictionwise Release Date: December 2007
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"Snowfall amounts of up to one foot are expected overnight. Stay tuned to this station for further details throughout the afternoon."
Miranda Todd pursed her lips and exhaled. Am I ready for this? she asked herself. She had moved out to the country in July, when it was warm and sultry, and here it was early December. No leaves on the trees anymore, and a decent winter--heck, it wasn't even technically winter yet!--storm on its way. The prospect scared her a little; she was from Los Angeles, not the East Coast, and didn't know squat about wintertime. But she would learn, just as she'd learned, at least a little so far, about life in a small town: people were nice, people were nosy, and folks cared whether you lived or died.
That last part she particularly liked. The anonymity of life in Los Angeles had long ago lost its appeal for her. When she was informed that her Uncle Pat in Maine had died and left his house to her she saw it as a chance for a change. Maybe she was a little impulsive but she gave up her job in television promotion to move here and open up a little coffee shop. She discovered she liked cooking for people and the town had needed a new gathering spot since her Uncle had closed his bakery five years ago. Now, with a few of his prized recipes and a little big city flair, she was settling in. Except for this winter thing.
"Hey, Miranda, could I have a quick fill-up?" Jessie Chisholm, the bald owner of the local hardware store asked, holding up his cup. "People are going to be looking for batteries and candles today, for sure. I need to get back to the store."
"I'm sorry," Miranda smiled as she scooted over to pour hot coffee into his porcelain mug. "I think I'm freaking out a little over this storm," she fretted. "I just don't know what to expect."
"Well, you've got your firewood, right?" he asked her, ticking it off on the fingers of one hand. "And you've got plenty of water? Lots of food? And something to read in case the power goes out? Won't be any TV, girl!" he laughed.
"That's probably the scariest prospect for me, you're right!" she grinned. "Yeah, I think I'm set, theoretically. I just ... well, it's my first winter," Miranda shrugged. iv id="bn_bug">