Title: Safe in His Arms
Series: Unexpected Heroes
Author: Melody Anne
Release Day: November 30, 2015
Can a California transplant survive Montana’s deep snows? New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melody Anne breaks the ice between a sexy fireman and a brand-new teacher in this steamy holiday tale—originally published in the sizzling anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—which launched her popular Unexpected Heroes series.
Natalie Duncan is thrilled to get her first teaching job, but southern California didn’t prepare her for winter in Montana—or for gorgeous fire chief Hawk Winchester. For a man dedicated to putting out fires, Hawk really knows how to add heat to Natalie’s life, especially when he’s rescuing her from compromising situations. A man this strong and capable should know exactly what to do when a lady is trapped under the mistletoe. Suddenly Natalie’s blue Christmas is glowing red-hot...
This was a super cute novella. It was perfect for the Christmas season.
When you read a novella, you know insta-love is part of the package and even though I'm not a fan of insta-love but for some reason, in this case, I was ok with it.
If you read other books by Melody Anne you know there are always meddling parents or grandparents trying to make their grown up children fall in love. This is the case for Hawk and Natalie.
Natalie is the new teacher in town. She moved from California to Sterling, Montana. She had no idea what a Montana winter would be and she was not dressed for it. She was also not ready to fall for the chief of the fire department, Hawk Winchester. Her plans do not involve falling in love before her career has settled down or owning a home.
Hawk Winchester is happy with his job and he loves his family except when they are meddling in his love life. That's why he doesn't date close to home which makes it unbelievable crazy to want to date Natalie. She has woken up something in him, he can't turn away from. He wants her close to him and for her to become part of his family too.
I love how Hawk didn't want to play games. He knew and accepted that Natalie fit right in his life. He also had a great heart and one particular scene got me misty-eyed. In regards to Natalie, this book made me want to hug her and offer her my complete support. She had a tough upbringing and she needed someone to take care of her just like Maggie did.