Saturday, December 1, 2018

New Release: Review & Giveaway: SANTA DADDY by Keira Andrews

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Length: 30,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Smart Design


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?

Santa Daddy is a holiday gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring an age gap, steamy m/m first times, daddy role-playing and light spanking, Christmas romance feels, and of course a happy ending.

Carra's Review

Yep, I think it’s safe to say that once you read this you’ll never look at Santa’s Village at your local mall the same way again…or the place where Santa sits to chat with the kiddies.  Yes, that means that Santa Daddy is a bit naughty.  But along with the naughty (in the form of daddy kink and some spanking) you’ll also find an age gap romance done well, though the shorter length of this story does mean some sacrifices elsewhere like character depth and relationship development.  Not a ton of sacrifice, but enough that I wanted more on that side of things.

Nick playing Santa at the local mall as a favor for a friend presents an interesting juxtaposition since at the beginning of this story he’s really more of a Scrooge; there’s also the play on his name (you know, as in “Jolly Old Saint Nick”).  He’s not a people person at all, mostly thanks to him withdrawing from others after the death of his partner years ago…but Hunter can see there’s still a soft heart underneath Nick’s gruff exterior with the way Nick is with the kids.

Hunter’s kind of adrift after finishing college, but not able to find a paying job with his degree.  playing elf to Nick’s Santa is just a way to help him get by while he tries to figure out what to do with his life.  He needs direction, so isn’t it just perfect that he finds himself attracted to someone who can give it?

Nick and Hunter are scorching hot once they get going physically.  I did feel like that side of their relationship came up pretty fast, particularly considering Nick’s not done more than some kissing and other light stuff (I’d count this as an area that was accelerated and so one of those sacrifices I mentioned).  Once you look past that though, the chemistry is beyond obvious and you can see how Hunter worms his way into Nick’s heart and helps soften him up.

Santa Daddy didn’t feel to me like a Keira Andrews story, it seemed very much like a departure from all of the other stories of hers I’ve read.  I’m not sure if that was due to trying to fit a story that could have easily been flushed out to full novel length into a novella size, but even so this was still quite entertaining.  4 stars for this one from me, and this book is meant strictly for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit sexual content.

About the Author

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”


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