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Publisher's Summary

Talk about kitchen nightmares! TV chef Rocky and foodie blogger Jesse have been pals forever, so it should have been the most natural thing in the world to kick their relationship up a notch. Instead, it turned out to be a disaster. But Christmas is the season of love, and someone's cooking up a sweet surprise....

This story can also be found in the Comfort and Joy anthology.

©2014 Josh Lanyon (P)2015 Josh Lanyon

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Michael Ferraiuolo narration style is so endearing 💖

I just adore Michael Ferraiuolo narration style. There are moments and certain words that are so endearing when he speaks.

He truly brought this lovely tale to life.

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Lovely

Absolutely loved this! It reminded me more of a Mary Calmes/Greg Tremblay combo, but it was just wonderful. Not Mr. Lanyon's usual crime story but a story about love and second chances. Short and sweet. Packed with emotions. Friends to lovers to ex-lovers to lovers again. Nicely done! Great narration. As usual, Mr. Lanyon found the perfect narrator! Highly recommended. Grab some hot chocolate and snuggle up and enjoy! :-)

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Sweet little second chance romance.

This was a cute, quick listen. Jesse was sweet and I thought it was adorable what he was doing for Rocky, but then Louis...ugh. I wish there had been just a little more time with Jess and Rocky together there at the end, even for a novella it felt a little too abrubt.
I loved the narration, Michael did a fantastic job!

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3 stars = I liked it and it was a GOOD listen

This is a solid three-star book. By that I mean that I enjoyed the story, enjoyed the characters, was entertained, and did not feel as though I wasted my time, but it doesn't necessarily stand out among the thousands of other books I've read or listened to. I'm sure some may see this as a slight, but it's not a bad thing in my personal rating system.

I found Baby, it's Cold to be an interesting twist on a holiday story and second chance romance, of sorts. I mean, how many people would go to the trouble of pretending to have been hired to cook for their ex in attempt to get them alone so that they can discuss their break-up and, if not reconcile, at least find a way to be friends? Seriously? It is a rather convoluted plan, but within minutes of spending time in Jesse's head, it made sense on a character level. Of course, very little goes as planned and I couldn't help but feel for Jesse. I groaned at the uncomfortable situation Jesse found himself in when Rocky's agent showed up. Just as I felt bad for him when he started showing signs of coming down with a cold. I found myself laughing out loud more than once over the course of the two-hour listen. It was a solid story with a great narrative performance that kept me engaged and entertained for a couple hours. So while I enjoyed it, I didn't necessarily love it.

This is the second audiobook I've listened to that was narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and I have to admit that I had no idea. His performance on Baby, it's Cold was drastically different from the other audiobook I've listened to - not in his talent, but in the accents of the characters. For me, that says a great deal about his narrative talents and all of it good.

I look forward to checking out more of Lanyon's writing and Ferraiuolo's narration.

NOTE: I listened to this title via Audible's Romance Package.

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Short but cute

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It was a nice little story, mostly looking back at the relationship that went wrong. I like the snowed in together in a cabin trope, but I would have liked a bit more focus on talking about the now and future. To me personally the resolution felt a bit sudden, but all in all very nice.

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  • brandi
  • VALPARAISO, IN, United States
  • 01-02-18

It's cute

Standard weekend love triangle. Of course Josh Lanyon delivers great, diverse, believable, likeable characters. The narration was great, easily distinguished voices although I thought Lewis' voice was a bit too pretentious lending to that automatic dislike he probably didn't deserve. Good story. it has an "OMG" on the sizzle-ometer on Amazon for some reason. It's warm, it's, cute, but there is zero sizzle. Good read though

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💯💯💯

I adored this. The short story accomplished more in two hours than most m/m novels accomplish is a 3 part series. It was real, intense emotion, connection, a little bit of that fun kind of zaniness, family drama, even a love rival.

Also, Michael Ferraiulo has to be the best narrators I’ve ever listened to. It honestly feels like listening to completely different actors, his voice work is so good.

My only complaint is that this wasn’t eight hours longer to get me through the rest of my holiday shopping!