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Peek Inside Melt

Emma Reed closed her heart to love years ago after a lifetime of bad relationships. After months working in recovery zones around the world, Hunter Wilson planned to escape everything this holiday season. Alone. It’s isolation not intimacy he’s aching for. But when he sees Emma, that ache becomes an urge. In the coldest place on earth, even the most frozen hearts can melt.

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When two frozen hearts collide…

Emma Reed closed her heart to love years ago after a lifetime spent getting kicked around foster homes and bad relationships. Now she’s on a mission to prove she deserves her recent award to paint a mural for a research base in Antarctica. Nothing and no one is going to get in her way.

After months working in recovery zones around the world, Hunter Wilson planned to escape everything this holiday season by rebuilding a lab at the Kiwi Research Base. Alone. No to family, no to fun. It’s isolation not intimacy he’s aching for. But when he sees the determined artist, that ache becomes an urge – after all, shouldn’t someone show her what two people can do with twenty-four hours of brilliant sunlight?

In the coldest place on earth, even the most frozen hearts can melt.


"Melt is a good choice for a quick, uncomplicated read that sports a little something different from the usual contemporary romance tropes." - Book Lovers Inc.

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622669158
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
Page Count: 97
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary, holiday romances
Tropes: forced proximity, opposites attract

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By Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) December 23, 2011

Quick, heartwarming read with two very likeable protagonists. This is the first title that I have read the author - it won't be the last.

Full review soon at ...more

By Nas December 26, 2011

MELT by Natalie Anderson is a December 2011 release from Entangled Publishing.

To escape family during holidays, Hunter Wilson goes to Antarctica to work. He’s looking forward to isolation intimacy is the last thing on his list. Then he meets Emma Reed, who is headed there as well to work on an ar... ...more

By A. Bookzilla. November 14, 2012

Melt is a sweet story, maybe not for everyone since it's not your typical romance, but definitely worth a shot. The romance maybe a bit rushed, but this time it makes sense - Emma and Hunter were spending a lot of time together. The chemistry between them is great from their first encounter. The... ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews January 04, 2012

3.75 Stars

Hunter and Emma meet on the way to work on projects in Antarctica. There is an instant attraction on the plane, which Emma refuses to acknowledge and Hunter wants to explore.

Even though they want totally different things out of life, Hunter and Emma are perfect for each other. It was r... ...more

By Serenity December 25, 2011

This is a little gem of a story, romantic, sexy, and funny, with a fascinating setting and warm and humorous characters. Highly recommended for a Christmassy read! ...more

By Marie December 29, 2011

Totally loved it! fell in love with Hunter! Natalie's writing brings you into the story and you feel you are apart of it! ...more

By Alisha September 22, 2013

(Originally posted Feb 2012 at Book Lovers Inc)

When you think of places in the world that inspire romance, does Antarctica come to mind? I admit that, to me, it definitely does not, and never has. But after reading Natalie Anderson’s Melt, I’m left to wonder why it’s never previously occurred t... ...more

By Christi January 18, 2012

My Review:

This is the second book that I have read recently based in Antarctica. Who knew that frozen wasteland provided such an amazing backdrop for romance? And romance there is. I like the way that Natalie Anderson built up the romance in this book. Emma is only on the base for eleven days. Sh... ...more

By thuy June 08, 2012

Melt, by Natalie Anderson, is a short and fun read about to solitary people who find more than they were looking for in the stark but magical setting of Antarctica.

Emma Reed is embarking on the trip of a lifetime. The winner of an art competition, she is chosen to paint a mural in a facility in A... ...more

By Tope June 30, 2015

I've been a fan of Natalie Anderson ever since I read "Dating and other Dangers". Even now, as I write this review, the book still brings a smile to my face. Y'all should pick it up. It was a great book. Anyways, moving on :).

The story revolves around Hunter and Emma, both of whom have bad childh... ...more

By Kim January 26, 2012

Melt is the latest from author Natalie Anderson, a preview to a new imprint being offered by Entangled Publishing, Ever After. Novella length, it lacks nothing in plot, steaminess, romance, and great characters! Hunter Wilson is everything I could want as my romance hero,... big, strong, and gorg... ...more

By Anna November 11, 2013

Time for an e-Book... and since I like to shake it up some, this one takes place in Antarctica. Emma - an ex-foster kid, hotel receptionist and self-taught artist - took a chance and entered an art contest and won. Now she gets to paint the mural on the entrance wall of an Antarctic laboratory. S... ...more

By Bianca January 20, 2013

I was thinking of giving it a 3 star or 4 so it is somewhere in between those numbers.

Melt was an easy laid-back read considering its number of pages(also expect that it was fast paced but nonetheless it was adventure packed). It was not that bad, seeing as there were transient moments when the b... ...more

By Ally May 06, 2012


Natalie Anderson is a perennial reader favourite who writes for RIVA and Harlequin Presents Extra, like me! She’s also written a novella called MELT.

For a girl who always writes long and has to cut back a ridiculous amount – me! - to see a story with half the amount of words I usually write,... ...more

By Leeann August 05, 2018

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When I first read the info about this book, I thought to myself “Antarctica? Really?” Author Natalie Anderson has created character depth, titillating dialogue and a fun adventure... ...more

By Alexia Chantel January 21, 2012

A world of frozen white in the middle of nowhere seems like a safe place for a girl with a guarded heart to do her dream job. Safe until she runs into a man that has the potential to break through her guards and melt her heart.

Emma is a girl very easy to relate to. She is experiencing an emotion... ...more

By Julie-ann January 07, 2012

I loved the book Melt, and not only because of the awesome tag line. Natalie had me at the mention of Antartica. What could be more romantic than getting all hot, sexy and sweaty in one of the coldest places on earth?

Hunter Wilson is a man who avoids the holiday season, intimacy, and his family... ...more

By LaVerne April 24, 2012

A good solid read with some great emotional scenes as I would expect from this talented writer.

I felt the hero, Hunter's journey was a little rushed near the end and was also a little disappointed that Emma, the heroine could leave things as they were without trying to make things happens for a f... ...more

By Annika October 29, 2012

Although it was short, it was one heck of a read. The writing was perfect. I appreciate the wordplay even though certain play of words have been done before. The chemistry was just so right and perfect. The conflict was also so perfect (I can't think of any other word, seriously) in composition a... ...more

By Beverly January 15, 2012

My thoughts:
This was my first Natalie Anderson read and I loved it! Hunter and Emma are wonderfully created characters. They interact from the start with fun, flirty personalities.
An entertaining, fun, fast read. I enjoyed the characters, the setting, and the story. The ending was exactly what... ...more

By Amanda August 12, 2012

Another great story from Natalie Anderson. Her most valuable quality as a contemporary romance author (besides the oh so easy task of creating relatable, complex characters) is her ease at helping the reader experience the vulnerability of her main characters. Her stories never seem to disappoint... ...more

By Margherita February 28, 2012

Quanto vorrei vivere la stessa storia...quanto.

Datemi un Hunter ( il nome del protagonista maschile. Poche parole per descriverlo: UN FIGO DA PAURA), un uomo che ti dice "you could bring me beauty" e un viaggio in Antartide, il tutto condito con il periodo natalizio e mi fate felice, molto felice... ...more

By Joanne Levy March 07, 2012

I am a fan of Natalie Andersons and bought Melt on auto-buy.

I really enjoyed the banter between the hero and heroine. I also loved the setting in Antartica - who knew such a desolate place could be so romantic?

This is a fab read and I really enjoyed the ending. Perfect summer reading :) ...more

By Moon Love February 02, 2013

Who knew it could get so hot in a place so cold? ...more

By Pamela January 07, 2019

What can I say except I really enjoy this novella. ...more

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Natalie Anderson

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Natalie Anderson

USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon and independently. She’s the author of the ‘Be for Me’ series: BREATHE FOR ME (Xander), BEG FOR ME (Logan) and BARED FOR ME (Rocco), with BOUND FOR ME coming soon. She also writes young adult fiction as Natalie King. With over thirty books published, she’s been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks. Find out more at her website ; her Facebook page: ; and be sure to sign up for her newsletter here:

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