Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: In From The Cold

Publisher submission in exchange for an honest review.

In From The Cold

L.J. Holmes

Release Date:
June 10, 2011

MuseItUp Publishing

Word Count:
approx. 26,000

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Mari loves men who are intimately communicating with the Grim Reaper, like her only mountain neighbor, ninety-plus year old Hector. Twelve years and now she's enjoying her solitude, till Hector ups and dies.

He leaves everything to her, with one stipulation...she must sell his cabin to collect her inheritance.

Determined to keep her world testosterone free she commands her real estate agent to not even show the curmudgeon's cabin to anyone under the age of sixty-five.

Mari must leave for her son's wedding in the mid west for one month. Necessity requires she sign temporary power of attorney for a possible quick sale over to her real estate agent. A bad, but necessary move.

He's moving in and he's her son's age with rippling muscles, and far too much testosterone. All summer, Mari hunkers inside and drools.

Determined to make this stop, she sees only one solution...jump his bones, do the deed and get the annoying SOB out of her system once and for all.

Like most well designed plans, something always happens to blow them to smithereens, and now, three agonizing days later, a huge blizzard is about to hit the mountain, isolating the two cabins from the outside world...Oh Dear!

Babs' Review:

Mari lived out from town up on a huge hill.  Her older neighbor passed away and a new young neighbor had moved in while she was away at her sons wedding.  She was mad as a hornet after she found out how young he was. She wanted someone over 65 this man was 35 and looked too hot. She didn't know if she was madder at him or herself for wanting this man to notice her.  She had enough and stormed over to his place as he was cutting wood.  She didn't even know his name. She fussed and yelled, then the kissing started. Things heated up and she walked, no, ran back to her place. Would Elliot really want to be with an older woman? She didn't want to find out after her past. Will Elliot let her be?

I really enjoyed the book. Mari and Elliot were great characters. I liked the chemistry they had and we can not leave out the cute cat, Timp. She plays a major role in this read as well.  It was nice to see the love of a pet intertwined like this. The scenes were spot on, so much so that when the snow was coming down you felt cold yourself.

A great short read I would recommend.

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  1. Beautiful Review! Of course, Lin is also a beautiful writer and I've read many of her books. Also love Timp! Great job. Love this woman and her work.

  2. Great review!!! When I read this I felt the same immediacy in those scenes with the snow. Lin had me right there in every scene. I agree that this woman is a great writer and her books are the kind you want to curl up with and read under warm blankets.:) She is a truly unique author and a wonderful person!!!

  3. Way to go, Lin! Haven't read it yet but it's on my list. You are a talented, prolific writer.

  4. OMG...Thank you. I am only just NOW learning about this review. I am so glad you enjoyed it, and Timp...well Timp does play a major role.

  5. Congrats on making the top 100 reads of 2011! You goooo girl!!