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.
3 of 5 Stars
I find myself right in the middle with this one…I liked it but I didn’t love it and I think it’s because the daddy, D/s kink really needs to be a full length book for full development to work for me. I think I would have loved the book if it would have been a little longer.
I like Nick and Hunter together…they’re good for each other. Nick is basically living like a hermit and Hunter helps bring him out of his shell. Obviously, Nick brings Hunter the guidance and dominance he craves.
The supporting cast is good and the tree farm in Maine is the perfect holiday setting. If you go in knowing this is a novella and things will be a little rushed and not fully developed, you’ll love it.
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.”