Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside

by Kait Nolan

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**Originally published as a short novella in January 2018 as a crossover with THE MISFIT INN series, BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE has been expanded to a full novel, as the first in a new series.**

A grumpy lumberjack

Former Army Ranger Harrison Wilkes isn't actually a lumberjack, but he's doing his best impression while hiding out in the mountains of East Tennessee. He needs to rest, recharge, and stay the hell away from people, while he wrestles with ghosts from his past and figures out his future. Neither includes a snowbound rescue of his favorite author.

A runaway writer

Ivy Blake is on a deadline. Her hero is MIA, and she's desperate to find some peace, quiet, and inspiration to get her book—and her life—back on track. She doesn't plan on driving off a mountain. Or the mysterious stranger who shows up to save her.

Who's rescuing who?

When Winter Stormageddon traps them together, Ivy finds the inspiration she didn't know she needed in her real-life hero. As more than the fireplace heats up his one-man cabin, they both find far more than they bargained for. This intuitive author just might have the answers Harrison's looking for, but will their newfound connection survive past the storm?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158957079
Publisher: Kait Nolan
Publication date: 01/24/2018
Series: Rescue My Heart , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,406
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi native, who often swears like a sailor, calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin', and can wield a bless your heart like a saber or a Snuggie, depending on requirements.

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Baby It's Cold Outside 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this story! I started out reading the Misfit Inn books so it was super nice to see how Harrison and Ivy got together and fun to see a few characters from the Misfit Inn make their appearances. If you haven't read the Misfit Inn series, do it! Especially if you liked this story! Cannot wait to read more from this author!
Dzneychica More than 1 year ago
A fun (and snowy!) visit to Eden's Ridge! I really enjoyed this stand-alone novella that is set in Eden's Ridge, and is tied to the Misfit Inn series. The mystery, the passion, the fun, all equals a terrific read! Please note: I was gifted a copy of this book, all opinions are my own.
specialangel87 More than 1 year ago
Once again, Kait Nolan has written an engaging, delightful romance that had me devouring the story. Ivy and Harrison heat up the pages with their off the charts chemistry. I loved that he was a fan of her books and the way he provided insight into her new book. I enjoyed the way Ivy saw through to the real man behind his rough exterior and how that insight (along with the time he spent with Ty) helped Harrison come to grips with his demons. I would love to read another story about Ivy and Harrison as they pursue their relationship further. It would be interesting to see how the progress to their final HEA. I urge you to read every book written by this talented author.
Brooke Hudson More than 1 year ago
Oh, that was just lovely. Seriously, those are the words ringing in my head as I finished this book. It was lovely. And really, a perfect relatively quick read. It’s the kind of cozy winter romance where you should just curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace and snuggle in. Loosely related to Kait Nolan’s Eden’s Ridge/Misfit Inn series’, Baby It’s Cold Outside is the story of two people, both running away to hide from reality, that come together and have a monumental impact on each other’s lives. We do visit with some familiar Misfit Inn characters, but this is the story of Ivy and Harrison, neither of whom are from Eden’s Ridge. One thing that impressed me the most about this novella was that I felt like I really knew the characters, despite the brevity of the story. Kait Nolan sketches them out pretty quickly, and little nuggets throughout the story really take you right into their hearts. Some of my favorite moments were in the discussion of writing as both characters are authors, and there are several great little snippets that give you a glimpse into that creative profession, and the different motivations and approaches authors have. I now want to go read Ivy and Harrison’s books!!! Baby It’s Cold Outside packs a lot of punch in a small package—there’s romance and sexy times, humor and growth, a little adventure and a little drama. I really loved this story, and am eagerly awaiting the next offering from Kait Nolan. Don’t miss Baby It’s Cold Outside—I’m happy to be adding this to my comfort food shelf, and will definitely be re-reading. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Wembly More than 1 year ago
Baby It’s Cold Outside, the newest novella by Kait Nolan, is a wonderful crossover with The Misfit Inn series. I had a hard time putting this book down, but when it was over, I was disappointed because I wanted more. A grumpy “lumberjack” rescues a runaway author in a blizzard. It may be cold outside, but it is heating up inside. Loved the 80s music, the drama, the humor and the romance. I received an arc of this book and I have chosen to post a review.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful read . Down to earth and written in in a style that is so easy to read that when you flip thru page one and get right into the story of Ivy and Harrison. It reads like a true life romance book and the next thing you know you are at the end. WoW! I enjoyed the fact that I could easily related Harrison to on of my brothers who serves and it's cool to see some of the process shown in the book. Perfect length for my bedtime read....which means author Kait Nolan's other books will go on my TBR list.
Floortje-Ebella_nl More than 1 year ago
Baby It’s Cold Outside is the perfect book to read when it’s winterwonderland. I drove along with Ivy in the car, singing the songs, seeing the snowflakes falling and startled when the car went off road. But luckily for us, Harrison was there to rescue us. I think Kait Nolan wrote her secret writing fantasy. My only suggestion for Kait Nolan is that the next book may have more pages. Because in a blink of an eye Baby It’s Cold Outside is finished. The story is well written and complete, but I just wanted to read more and more. I wanted to get to know the main characters better and deeper. But it’s the best book of Kait Nolan I have read so far, and can’t wait to read the next one! Rating Baby It’s Cold Outside: Baby It’s Cold Outside is the perfect book to read when it’s winterwonderland. It’s well written, beautiful, heartwarming and at the end, I just wanted to read more. Till the next one Kait Nolan, I can’t wait!
Kirstiegai More than 1 year ago
A short and sweet novella. I like the bridge from Misfit Inn to the new Eden's Ridge. Ivy and Harrison were both great characters, both loners, both writers, both escaping from the world only to be brought together by fate. I liked the chemistry they had and the way the storyline went. I'd like to hear more about where there story goes and I'm looking forward to more of Eden's Ridge.
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon More than 1 year ago
I demand more Ivy and Harrison! NOW! I’m nowhere near being done with their story even though the book is over. I love this author’s quirky, zany sense of humor. She always has me in stitches over at least one scene in every book. She also manages to land me in tears over the course of nearly every book, too. (I didn’t quite go over the edge with this one, but there was a lot of hard blinking.) A pair of loners run away to from their responsibilities, seeking peace. It’s either the set up to a great joke or one heck of a story. What if it’s a little bit of both? To me, that’s exactly what this book became: funny, sweet, quirky, and at times tragic. It’s a bit of a roller-coaster ride. But, like the best roller-coaster rides, you want to go back around again as soon as you’re done. On a side note, I was perfectly happy with the fictional Stormageddon. I didn’t appreciate the cosmic timing that dumped a foot of the fluffy white stuff on my home town while I read about Ivy and Harrison’s icy encounter. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book.
Renee25 More than 1 year ago
Ivy and Harrison are each running from something. He started off grumpy but slowly warmed up to Ivy. Loved the scenes where they talk about her book and he helps her. It was sweet but also steamy. Liked hearing from previous characters. There was angst of course and IMO it was too long but liked the ending.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Kait Nolan is a Eden’s Ridge/Misfit Inn novella. This is another great addition to this series! Ivy, a best-selling author who has writer’s block and decides she needs to find a place to relax and get her mojo back decides to book a room at the Misfit Inn. While on the way there a Winter-gaddon Snowstorm hits while she's driving a bear appears in front of her car and she goes off the road and through the guardrail. No cell service and trapped in her car…luckily Harrison, who is also a writer, ex-military and hiding from the world is on his way back up the mountain and sees the guard rail down so he stops to help, he doesn’t want company but he is closer to his place then town and with the snow falling faster its safer to go to his place. Neither is ready to admit that they are stuck until the roads are cleared and he can take her back down the mountain and get on with his life and she can find her happy place to write. Except Harrison helps Ivy with her writer’s block and the words start flowing, when she leaves her writings laying on the table he reads its only to discover his favorite author is a woman…Ivy. After the roads are cleared he takes her to Misfit Inn but they both miss each other and the bond that has started taking place but...can these two find a way to be together permanently or will Harrison let her go because he doesn’t think he is the right man for her and lose the bright star in his life??
cgarr More than 1 year ago
I'm often disappointed by short stories. They don't often get enough detail about the characters to feel emotionally attached. This story is different. Kait Nola has a gift of pulling you into the story. I liked the characters Ivy and Harrison from the start. The story points out that timing is everything. It is a theme that carries through out the story. I enjoyed the quick stay at the Misfit Inn. The story was a fast and fun read with two very enjoyable characters. I would love to see them show up again at the Inn! I received an advance copy in return for an honest review.
katiebasie More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful read!!! I love all of Kait Nolan's books and this novella is no exception.Harrison and Ivy drew me in from beginning to end. I rarely get the entire story in a novella but this book had everything a reader could want. I never wanted it to end. It was a beautiful addition to the Eden's Ride/Misfit Inn series and, who knows, maybe more of Ivy and Harrison will be in a new series (wishful thinking!!!). Definitely 5 plus stars from me!!!
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I rarely read novellas, since I find that it’s a very hard venue for an author. Mainly, because they have to develop a plot and characters within the confines of just a few pages. But , I love anything Ms Nolan writes, so I grasped the opportunity when it presented. I suspect this will be a “bridge” novella for a potential new series in Edge Ridge since this is where part of the story happens , and it had some crossover characters from the Misfit Inn series as well. The story centers around Ivy Blake and Harrison Wilkes. Ivy is a very successful author of thrillers, though she has a male pen name. At the moment, she has hit the infamous writer’s block and decides a change of scenery might help her get inspiration. Harrison is an ex- Army Ranger , who carries a great deal of survival guilt for the men he lost in battle. He takes up the offer of an isolated cabin a friend has up in the mountains of Eden’s Ridge. He meets Ivy literally by accident and rescues her in the snowstorm. As well as help her with her book. The chemistry is evident but life has a way of creating chaos . Each one thought the other had left without looking back. It’s a sweet story, with interesting main and secondary characters. I can easily see stories for some of them. It’s also a story that highlights the effects war and loss has on our returning troops. Reminding us that as a society , we need to do more to help them integrate back to civilian life. My only but in the book, was that I found the ending a little abrupt. It seemed more like a prequel where we will likely get more on the main characters in future stories. Not sure if that will happen here. I was gifted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Anonymous 12 months ago
This may be Kait’s best novel yet. The characters are complex and the story line is excellent. Don’t miss this one!