Mall Santas aren’t supposed to be hot
Hunter Adams is hopelessly adrift after college. He’s still a virgin, can’t find a real job, and has no clue what to do with his life. In desperation, he returns to his humiliating old job as an elf at the Santa's Village in his hometown's dying mall. The Santa on the job is an unexpectedly sexy lumberjack, twice Hunter's size and age. He makes Hunter feel very naughty—too bad he's grumpy and intimidating.
Years after the tragic death of his partner, Nick Spini has his beagle and long, hard days on his Christmas tree farm. That’s plenty. But he can’t refuse a loyal friend’s plea for help and finds himself filling in as Santa at the local mall. Despite Nick's attempt to stay aloof, the beautiful, anxious young man playing elf brings out his long-dormant daddy instincts.
When a surprise blizzard traps them alone in Nick’s isolated forest home, their attraction burns even brighter. Will they surrender to the sizzling connection between them and find the release and comfort they crave?
This holiday gay romance from Keira Andrews features an age gap, first-time m/m sex, daddy role-playing and light spanking, Christmas romance feels, and of course a happy ending.
The Christmas season has officially begun, so if you're in the mood for light, fluffy, sexy sweetness, you've found the right place. Santa Daddy fits that to a T and throws in just a touch of very very light kink.
Hunter Adams is a 23 year old virgin with pretty much zero job prospects. He feels disillusioned about life and what he feels he "should" do with it. The thought of being a cubical jockey is rather soul killing to him, but what else can he do with an English Lit degree? Oh, Hunter, I feel ya. And dating has never happened. Hunter is shy and awkward around people and directionless with his life. He feels so much pressure - from himself, mostly - to get a "real" job and be a "real" adult.
Nick Spini is 46 and runs a Christmas tree farm where he doesn't have to deal with people, and he likes it that way. He lost his long term partner, several years ago in a tragic accident, and Nick has never really moved on. Sex? Sure, but relationships? No way. Getting railroaded by his best friend to pay Santa, as a last minute replacement, does not exactly make Nick happy, but he'll get through it somehow! At least there is a hot Elf to look at, even if that Elf is an entitled Millennial.
The attraction between Hunter and Nick is definitely instant and their relationship forms fast. A bit too fast for me, but considering this is a 130 page novella, I thought Keira Andrews did pretty well. The sexy times were definitely sexy and Nick is a take charge kind of guy, which is exactly what Hunter wants and needs. And the ending, while a touch sappy, is just what the season ordered.
ARC of Santa Daddy was generously provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.
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