Genres: Contemporary, Holiday, Rom-Com
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Brandon Brown is the unlikeliest Santa ever to don a red velvet suit.
His abs are more cheese grater than bowl full of jelly, and deploying to Syria is the closest he’s come to the North Pole. But family drama sends the jaded Marine home for the holidays, and lands him an unexpected gig as a part-time Santa.
Jade King is hustling to get Jingle Bell Reindeer Ranch off the ground, and she’s not thrilled her sister hired a Santa with sex-appeal. The last thing Jade wants is a beefcake circus, and guys like Brandon bring sleigh-loads of trouble. But Studmuffin Santa proves more popular than anyone dreamed, drawing hordes of happy kids, lusty moms, and a mystery foe hell-bent on wrecking it all.
The threat has Brandon playing protector for the reindeer and their sexy keeper, which is risky for a guy who’s sworn off happy endings and the whole Christmas mess. But as Jade and Brandon bond over Santa suit malfunctions and risqué Christmas cookies, they find they have more in common than a craving for gingerbread. Can they find a way to mesh their wish lists, or will ghosts of Christmas past bring things crashing down like a fat man in a cast iron sleigh?
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
Well hello Sexy Santa! Studmuffin Santa is a funny Christmas story with a yummy Santa as our hero who makes everyone want to get on the naughty list. This is the perfect Christmas romance to get you in the mood…for Christmas. *wink*
“I wasn’t exactly planning to cap off my snow day by banging Santa.”
Brandon Brown was the sexy, older football star in high school, now former Marine who has been asked to play Santa in order to help investigate some mysterious happenings at the Reindeer Ranch. What he never expected was to meet the owner, lovely Jade, and be unable to keep his eyes, and hands, and lips, away from her. But this Santa has never been a fan of the holiday after everything that happened in his past.
Jade is wary to work with Brandon. Not only is he too delicious looking to play Santa, but memories of Brandon as the jock who stood up for her in high school, a place where she was bullied over her weight, has her defensive. While Jade may no longer be the chubby girl, she still has some walls around her and something to prove as she tries to make her family business a success. These two will have to learn to trust one another and try to let that Christmas magic in.