Hot for Santa by Lacey Alexander
Author: Lacey Alexander
And to all a naughty night…For Amy Finnegan, playing Santa’s elf at the mall has always been a labor of love. This year, though, there’s a little extra spice to all things nice—the sexiest Santa she’s ever seen, Cole Bradshaw. Watching him with the kids warms her heart. Wondering what his body looks like under that suit heats her fantasies. When Cole invites her to his place to celebrate Christmas Eve, what to her wandering eye should appear but a pile of very sexy gifts under his tree. All for her—and her ultimate seduction…
Warning: Contains one hot man who knows how to put the jingle in her bell, the hot poker in her toddy, and the “ho ho ho” in her holiday!
Review: I picked this one up thinking it might be an interesting holiday read…something a little different. While it certainly is that, it leaves a lot to be desired. That was particularly sad for me, because I think it could have been an awesome book. The idea was intriguing, but it was really just far too short. Everything moves far too quickly, there is not enough character build-up – or relationship build-up for that matter, and it was a bit far-fetched at times. This was so frustrating for me, because there really was something going on here…there just needed to be more time spent on the story.
Pretty much all we get is what feels like a section of a book – not a complete one. I wanted to see more of the tension building up between them while they were friends – leading up to what develops. What we did get, I wanted to see a little slower and more drawn out. I liked the whole “gifts under the tree” idea and how it worked in the story. It was a short, hot, fun read that definitely had the naughty aspect down…just would have liked to see more to the story as well.