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Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Addison Fox

12 Aug

Starting a new job, moving twice in two months, and living on my own has lead me to  read more lighthearted books. One of the great things about where I live in the paperback exchange store that is just half a mile down the road from where I live, Hannah’s Books. Paperbacks (old, new, thriller, historical romance, trade, literally… anything) are just a fraction of the price you would pay normally, and the best part? Once you read them, you can bring them back, and you get credit. BEST. DEAL. EVER. Take as long as you want to read them, no late fees  :). Anyway, I have been introduced to so many new authors this way, and I am delighted every time I go into the store.

With that long sidetrack, I picked up a book by Addison Fox, Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Who doesn’t want to read a book about Alaska during winter when it is 100 % humidity and 95 degrees outside? In summation; Sloan gets a distress call from her best friend Grier who is in Alaska battling the contested will of estranged father, and immediately leaves the stifling New York City to help her.  This trip happens to fit perfectly into her job, travel writer, because the town is holding it’s annual bachelorette games. The games are masterminded by three grandmothers who’s wish is for the unmarried men of town to fall in love.

Sloan marches into town determined to have Grier win over the hearts of the people who live in the town, to write an excellent story, and to get out and take the reigns of her life back. What does does not expect is to have lasting interactions with Walker, one of the bachelors – who is determined to stay a bachelor despite his grandmothers intentions.

While reading this, all I thought was how this is so much like Sex in the City a la Alaska and three friends. Fox does not shy away from over-coffee-the-morning-after-best-friend talk. While it was a fun read, at times I felt overwhelmed with the sheer number of plots occurring in the book.  Fox is weaving the other two women, Grier and Avery (a townie who is befriended by the two) and their potential stories into this one, along with the personal struggles of each, and the town. It is a lot to take in when one may expect less to process.

This is the first book of the trilogy (Alaskan Nights). If you are interested in this book, or any others of Addison Fox’s her website is here

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