REVIEW: Slow News Day: A Groundhog Day Hot Holiday Hookup (Hot Holiday Hookup Novella Series) by Danielle Allen
Slow News Day
A Groundhog Day Hot Holiday Hookup
I dreamt of being a news anchor my whole life. When I was offered the opportunity to sit behind the desk, I was ecstatic. Hours later, instead of reporting real news from a real desk, I was going on assignment to document Groundhog Day.
That’s not even a real holiday!
But when asked about my hottest holiday hookup, my mind flashed to the second day of February. Everything that happened that day was completely unexpected. It might’ve been a slow news day, but I came fast.
Dear Ms. Allen,
I stumbled across this erotic novella by chance but once I realized that it isn’t the usual February holiday being celebrated, I had to read it. Milan and her cameraman Shawn are sent to cover the local prognosticator Richland Ralph (who knew in real life there are actually quite a few other rodents who get hauled out to predict the weather?) on Groundhog Day. They discover a lot more than what the weather will be like for the next 100 days.
This is short, hawt, and funny. Milan might be pissed off about not getting the anchor slot when the usual anchorwoman needs drying out after the holidays but she’s still a professional. After venting to her best bud Shawn about this shit assignment, off they go to watch and report about people getting excited to see a rodent. Waiting for The Big Moment, they start a game of “Truth or Dare” that ends up in the back of their news van and then progresses. A lot. Shawn has apparently always had the hots for Milan but despite her protestations that they’re “just friends” everyone around them calls bullshit on that. By the end of the day, Milan might get more than one thing she wants.
I liked how Milan and Shawn tease and fun flirt. They truly do seem to be best friends. Once things begin to heat up, the windows of the van probably fog up then sheets get scorched. Not all the characters are good people – the blonde bimbo who gets tagged to be the sub back at the station is a piece of nasty dreck – but Milan sticks up for herself and proves her worth in the face of favoritism and (unspoken) racism.
The ending is happy – and hot – for now. There are a few typos (of for off, point for pointing) but nothing serious. I’m looking forward to more Hot Holiday Hookups. Remember – don’t drive angry. B