Reviewed by Donna
TITLE: Santa’s Naughty Elf
AUTHOR: Harper Jewel
PUBLISHER: Slippery Fingers Press & Publishing Services
RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2016
Playing Santa in the local department store should be an easy way to make a few extra bucks, shouldn’t it? That’s what Brock Daniels thought when he took the job at a local department store. Once he finds out a handsome ginger—his one weakness—will be playing Santa’s elf, easy becomes complicated, even if it’s an enjoyable snag.
When Paul Martens discovers who’ll be playing Santa to his elf, déjà vu of an unforgettable night with a certain Dom that took place almost two years ago comes crashing down on him.
The attraction between Brock and Paul grows to fevered levels while a runaway teen pulls at both men’s heartstrings. Will they find a way to put aside their ardent feelings and channel some holiday magic in order to grant everyone’s Christmas wish?
This was a both a cute and sexy read, just right for a Christmas in July story.
Paul Martens is a buyer for Larson’s Department store. During his college years he made some extra money by playing Santa’s elf each holiday. This year he’s back in the candy-cane striped socks, looking to score some brownie points with the boss and make some money for the local GLBT teen center. But his simple holiday plan goes awry when he discovers that the best Dom to ever spank his ass is the man who is playing Santa. Brock Daniels, likewise, never forgot the sexy redhead he spent one night with two years ago while holidaying in Germany. Both men are more than happy to pick up right where they left off, and Paul’s backside is quickly as red as the big guy’s famous suit.
Santa’s Naughty Elf began exactly as I expected; with some spanking scenes, plenty of cheesy Christmas themed flirting and smoldering sexual tension between the main characters. But then Brock made the decision that he wanted more, which threw the brakes on the sex scenes and allowed us to get to know these men a bit. From this point the story got a little more depth and the Christmas theme became more prevalent.
When I read the blurb I thought the addition of the runaway teen sounded like an afterthought, just to add some conflict to an other wise too easy story, but it actually fit in really well. It is the only conflict in an otherwise smooth story but in a holiday story of this length, it was just what was needed to add a little more zing. What is a Christmas story without the feel-good miracle, right?
If Christmas shorts are your thing, then this might be just what you need for a midyear fix.