Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by HelenKay Dimon

babyitscoldoutsideBaby, It’s Cold Outside by HelenKay Dimon (Men at Work #1)
Released: February 25, 2014
Contemporary Romance

Reviewed by Mandi

This book starts with some really hot sex y’all. Like boss/assistant, up against the door sex, letting all their pent up lust come through after a long time of flirtation.

No wonder her control had finally cracked tonight. She’d opened the door to say goodnight and let him know everyone, including the cleaning crew, had cleared the floor. Knocked right into him and now their mouths roamed all over each other.

One of his hands slapped against the wall next to her head as the other slipped past the electric band of her panties. She angled her hips, trapping his fingers between them.

“I can’t stop.” His fingers mirrored his words. One rubbed against her. Slid right into her folds and brushed up and down.

Her head fell back as the room began a lazy spin. “Me either.”

But the next morning brings drama. Not regret for having sex, but there is a mole in the company, and all evidence points towards Thea. Someone stole a proposal and sold it to their competition, and Linc (head of the company) was presented with pretty conclusive evidence that Thea stole from him. So he freaks out, and in an angry tirade not only fires her, but has her dragged out by security guards.

Thea is devastated and eventually heads to upstate New York to a cabin to lick her wounds. Linc was so mad she was the mole, but he also misses her and realizes he loves her so he tracks her down. They have a big talk (Not until the end!) and well – things come to light.

This is a pretty quick book, and for the most part I enjoyed. Linc is so damn sexy – he is angry and irrational but I kind of dug it. Thea holds her own pretty well. But but but. When Linc discovers Thea could be the mole and loses his shit – that was fine. He freaks and acts on instinct. But then he never shows her the evidence he has and gets her take on it. She never demands to be heard. There is SO much miscommunication it made my head hurt. And guess what – there would have been an easy explanation. Thea loved her job so much and Linc respected her so much, why would he not just ask her…or even Linc’s second in command or the private investigator – just a simple sit down with all the evidence – because if she didn’t do it – they still have a mole! Wouldn’t they want to be really sure it was her?

I liked these two together – they have a lot of passion. The shorter book worked for me. I believed in their attraction for each other. But the miscommunication bothered me a bit.

Rating: B-

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  1. Norma says

    That’s EXACTLY how I felt. Cute book, fun characters, but OMG. Grow up and have a conversation! I like HelenKay Dimon, but lack of communication seems to be her thing.

    • Mandi says

      I haven’t read a lot of her stuff..but the non-talking gave me a headache. But I loved their chemistry too. *shakes kindle* :)

  2. Sharlene Wegner says

    I haven’t read any of Helen’s work, but I was attracted to this cover & thought the story line was good. I will check it out. Thanks for the review!

  3. Jo says

    Hmm. I don’t know. I’m thinking the not talking thing would drive me nuts. I hate when conflict could be resolved so easily by a sensible, adult conversation(which would happen in any other situation) yet somehow it doesn’t. I’ve heard good things about the author but ……I might get a little frustrated while reading :)
    As always, a great review Mandi.

  4. says

    I really dislike people being unable to communicate such important things but well, without the conflict there probably would be no story.

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