Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My Favourite Reads in 2015

My Favourite Reads in 2015

I wasn’t going to do a favourites post this year. They always take quite a bit of time to put together—time I could be using to read or write another book. J But then I looked at the lists other people posted and realised how much fun it is to see what everybody had enjoyed. I smile when I see others have loved the same books I did and always end up adding numerous titles to my TBR list. If that’s true for me, chances are it’s the same for others so, it seems only fair to share my extra-special reads of last year too.

There is little rhyme or reason to this list. I've named titles in chronological order, as I read them and the only thing these books have in common is that they managed to touch me deeply for one reason or another. I share quotes from my reviews below. If you want to read the full reviews, please click on the titles. Have a look, and let me know what you think of my selection.

Slaying Isidore’s Dragons by Cody Kennedy:
“I’m not entirely sure what to say about this amazing book. Slaying Isidore’s Dragons took me for a wild ride and forced me to experience every single emotion in my arsenal in rapid succession. I found myself going from broken hearted to laughing out loud in the space of one paragraph. The danger the characters faced would make my heart race only for my breath to be taken away by the love story half a page later. Rollercoaster doesn’t begin to describe the reading experience this book gave me. Slaying Isidore’s Dragons is an action-filled thriller dealing with important and difficult issues. It is a story filled with emotion and humour, pain and love, danger and domesticity. It broke my heart and put it back together. Slaying Isidore’s Dragons gave me a reading experience I treasure and a story I won’t forget any time soon.”

Balls Up by Kate Aaron:
“I loved, loved, loved Balls Up. This book touched me on a very deep and personal level. This is, without a doubt, (one of) the best book(s) I’ve read this year. The story took me through every emotion imaginable only to leave me uplifted by the time the story ended. I can’t begin to tell you how amazing this book is. I can tell you that you’d be doing yourself a great disservice if you did not read it.”

For Real by Alexis Hall:
“Well WOW. Talk about being completely blown away by a book. This was an amazing read on several levels. The dynamic between these two men took my breath away. Yes, it was incredibly hot, but it was so much more than that. They way they give and take, the manner in which they fit together and the feelings they have for each other were so beautiful they brought tears to my eyes once or twice. For Real is a powerful, memorable and far from traditional but very hot love story. It’s an amazing book featuring two characters gloriously beautiful in all their flaws. This book will, without a doubt, end up being one of my top reads this year.”

In the Distance by Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels:
“This book is probably my favourite of the three In the Kitchen novels. I love how these two authors always manage to pull me into their stories. They introduce me to their characters and a few pages later those characters have risen from the page and become real personalities I enjoy having in my life. The conversation between the characters in their books sparkles and sounds real and convincing. What’s more, the story flows with an ease and hooks the reader from the very first moment. With a just about perfect balance between angst and smiles and a total absence of boring moments, In The Distance, will keep you reading until you reach the happy ending.”

“Colour me blown away. This book touched me more than other dystopian stories have so far because events as described in The Long Fall of Night are all too plausible. The Long Fall of Night is an epic tale. Not just because it is indeed epic, as in fabulous, but also because it’s grand in scale and characters. As such, The Long Fall of Night can only be described as total immersion - as complete a reading experience as you’re likely to find between two (virtual) covers.”       

Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells:
“If there is such a thing as the ultimate love story, I may have just finished reading it. This story, the developing feelings and relationship between these two men took my breath away time and again. I may have audibly sighed on several occasions while reading Make Me Soar. And no, that wasn’t necessarily during the sex scenes although I have to admit those were rather special and very hot. This book gave me all the feels, culminating in the moment Dorian soars for the very first time, which brought tears of happiness to my eyes.”

Silver Scars by Posy Roberts:
“Silver Scars is a very special book. It touched me, took me by surprise and left me uplifted and awed. Silver Scars is not a traditional love story in the sense of a ‘will they / won’t they’ plot. The love between these two men is never in doubt. The big question in this romance is whether or not the two characters are able to love and trust themselves enough to allow another to love them, able to believe they’re worthy of that love. This story is about people having to reassess themselves and their lives and eventually come to the conclusion that different doesn’t mean less. Silver Scars is a wonderful story about pain, loss, hope, silver linings, courage, and, most of all, love. I can’t recommend this book enough.”

Skybound by Aleksandr Voinov:
“Dare I say it? Should I put down in writing that these may well have been the most touching, memorable and mesmerizing thirty pages I have ever read? There, I’ve said it. I have absolutely no idea how it is possible to say so much using so few words. Aleksandr Voinov told us more about war, fighting, pilots, fear and love in thirty pages than others have done in books ten times longer. I think it’s fair to say that every single word in this book was significant, just as I have no doubt that not only will Skybound stay on my mind for a very long time, it is also one of the few books I know I will re-read...again and again.

First by K.C. Wells:
“As love stories go this one is sweet and mesmerizing. What raises this book to the level of ‘extra-special’ is the way it deals with and the insight it gives us into the workings of the porn industry. I usually rush my way through KC Wells’ books because she captivates me in the first paragraph and keeps me hooked until the very last word. And that was true for this story too. But I forced myself to slow down for this book. I wanted to think about things and read between the lines. And that’s what made this book extra special.”

A Silence Kept by Theo Fenraven:
“This book is a gem, and it doesn’t reveal its full sparkle until the very last sentence on the very last page. This story achieved the impossible in that it left me both heart-crushingly devastated and joyfully happy. A Silence Kept is a wonderful mixture of spooky and sweet, sad and happy. One minute I would find myself reading with my heart in my throat only to have a smile stretched across my face a few paragraphs later, just before my heart was crushed by the palatable despair one of the characters conveys. And the progression from one emotion to the next was so unforced, smooth, and natural, my own reactions took me by surprise occasionally.”

King John by Edmond Manning:
“This story will shake you, may at times become very hard to read, and yet it will open your eyes and heart. As with the previous Lost and Founds books, King John has left me both shaken and stirred. I’m emotionally wrecked and cursing the fact I’ll have to wait several months at least before the story will continue. And yet I feel enriched too. It is as if my heart has expanded, as if I can now see, understand and feel things that were just beyond my grasp before I started reading.” 

Connection by Brigham Vaughn:
“I adored this story. Both Jeremy and Evan touched my heart. I was constantly torn between wanting to wrap them in my arms to keep them safe and make them feel loved and wanting to slap them around the head for not communicating more honestly with each other. To say I got emotionally involved in this story would be a gross understatement. I’m in awe of the way in which Brigham Vaughn managed to portray these two damaged men without turning them into weak or boring characters. I loved the way we’re allowed to see Jeremy and Evan’s strength, even when they’re at their weakest. And I’ll never stop admiring this author’s use of the English language.”

Jordan & Rhys by Sue Brown:
“This book could have been written just for me. It is a gentle story. Rhys and Jordan and the way they interacted struck a chord deep inside me.  I adored this book, the characters in it, the way the story was told and how it unfolded. Sue Brown shot this one straight into my personal bull’s eye.” 

Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet and Louis Stevens:
“I’m in awe of what these two authors managed to achieve; they turned what should have been a shocking read into one of the most beautiful and touching love stories I’ve read all year.  This is a sweet, wonderful, sexy and touching story that will pull at your heartstrings in the best possible way.

And my favourite Christmas read this year was Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce by Brandon Witt:
I loved everything about it. First and foremost there’s the original, wonderful and very fitting title; how could I not be tempted? Beautifully written and an utter delight to read this book and the characters in it stole my heart.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Quillon's Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

Pages: 186
Date: December 25th, 2015
Own / Kindle

The blurb:

“Martin is a guy’s guy, one who enjoys the simple things in life: baseball games with his son, family days, barbecues, and date nights with his lovely wife.

Once a year for two weeks, Martin takes his son, Marty, to Quillon’s Covert, a rustic family cabin secluded in the beautiful California mountains. Since before those long days of learning to play ball, Marty has loved his dad, but as Marty matures, Martin starts to see something else settle in his son’s uncertain gaze. What’s there lingers a little more than it should, and it seems far more appraising than it once was.

As Marty shows every sign of taking the lead, Martin is faced with the tough choices most parents never see: lose his son by being a father, or try to balance what’s best for their relationship by being something… more.

But with another trip to Quillon’s Covert on the horizon, has the point of no return already begun?”

My thoughts:

To deal with that huge purple elephant in the room first; yes, you read the blurb right, this is indeed the story about an incestuous relationship between a father and his son.

Now that you’ve recuperated from the shock, please let go of all your preconceived ideas about what that might mean for the story. Where you might expect darkness you’ll find only light, where you search for perversity you find a deep, profound and honest love.

I fell in love with this story and the two men in it from the first paragraph. The gentle pace in which this story is told makes the changing relationship between Martin and Marty feel natural. I fully expected to at least be shocked while reading this book but I can’t say I even raised my eyebrows once. Marty’s slow realisation that he is not only gay but also in love with his father takes time. In fact, that’s what makes this story so beautiful and believable; everything takes time. Nothing happens until it has been thought through and talked about. Both Marty and Martin are fully aware of how unconventional their feelings and relationship are and it takes them years to grow from acceptance with what they’re doing to finding true comfort in it.

Marty is fourteen when he first realises he is attracted to his dad. When he’s seventeen he expresses his wish to take their relationship further, beyond the close father-son bond they have, and it isn’t until a year later that Martin is on the same page. There is no discomfort while reading this story because it is the son seducing his father, rather than the other way around and because Martin waits until Marty is officially off-age before granting his son’s wish. The intimacy only exists for the two weeks they spend alone at Quinllon’s Covert; the rest of the year they are like every other father and son and have fulfilling relationships with their individual, if oblivious, partners.

“Tomorrow, life would once again come at them full force, but right now, they had the entire night ahead of them. They had each other, and they had this. No matter what life did, it couldn’t take this away.”

This story worked for me because it describes a love beyond anything we’re used to and does so in a guilt free way, while always acknowledging the exceptional nature of it. I’m in awe of what these two authors managed to achieve; they turned what should have been a shocking read into one of the most beautiful and touching love stories I’ve read all year. This book will be added to my ‘extra special’ list and has secured its own corner in my heart.

If you can’t image enjoying a story about a father and son learning to love each other beyond what society approves off, I urge you to stay away from this book. However, if even a tiny part of you is curious about this dynamic, or how it can work on the page, I can’t recommend this book highly enough. This is a sweet, wonderful, sexy and touching story that will pull at your heartstrings in the best possible way.

“Tonight they were father and son, they were friends, they were brothers and soul mates, and they were lovers.”

Buy links:

E-Book: PayHip:           Smashwords:               Barnes & Noble 

Paperback: Create Space:       Amazon

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Reaping Havoc by A.J. Rose

Pages: 282
Date: December 21, 2015
Own / E-book

The blurb:

No one asked Mitch Seeker if he wanted to be a grim reaper. He didn’t sign up for the rumors, the lack of friends, or the erratic schedule. He doesn’t want to go through life watching people die. Especially not a man he loves. Mitch’s solution is simple—don’t fall in love. He’ll never have to explain why he doesn’t age or why he’s around death so often. Most of all, he will never be a widower.

But when his head is turned by world-class skier Nate Koehn, Mitch believes he may have the answer. If the soul attached to Nate is any indication, Mitch has found himself another reaper, in which case, his undeniable feelings don’t have to be suppressed. However, the spectral tag-a-long is only the beginning of Nate’s burdens. After a catastrophic loss, Nate is no stranger to grief and the hole it leaves behind. 

The question they both must answer is loud and clear: is the pain of losing love worse than the pain of never having loved at all?

My thoughts:

“We play with everyone’s lives. It’s why the phrase ‘divine intervention' exists.”

Wow, this is a stunning book. Reaping Havoc is so much more than ‘just’ a very imaginative and very well written story. It manages to be both sweet and heartbreaking, charming and thought-provoking and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out there is this twist to put the whole thing on its head again. My expectations when I pick up a book by AJ Rose are high; she managed to surpass them once again. J

Mitch Seeker’s situation broke my heart. I mean all of us know it is possible that we’ll lose a loved one somewhere along the way, but we’re never certain it will happen. Mitch on the other hand knows with absolute certainty that if he were to share his life with another man, he would have to watch him grow old and die while Mitch would still be in the prime of his life. Unwilling to set himself up for the pain that would bring, he decides he’s better off on his own. It is a decision I completely understand.

Of course life is never that easy, and the heart seldom listens to reason. Enter Nate Koehn who carries his own burdens and is in desperate need of love and a connection with someone he can trust. Suddenly Mitch’s world and all his decisions about his future are up in the air. Instant attraction brings the two men close until a revelation makes Mitch think he can’t continue with their developing relationship.

And that is all I want to say about the story itself. The surprises this tale holds should be experienced without prior knowledge. What I do want to say is that I’m in awe that the author managed to take a supernatural premise and make the dilemmas the characters face so recognisable that I ached for Mitch and Nate when all seemed lost, and cheered whenever it looked as if they might have a chance after all.

This is a story about love conquering all and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Rumour has it there will be a second ‘Reaper’ book in the future and I will be patiently waiting, my finger poised over the one click button, so I can summon it as soon as it is available.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Dom of Ages by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams: Promo, Review and a Very Special Offer

DOM OF AGES by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Pages: 282
Release date: December 21, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Details: No. 7 Collars & Cuffs

The blurb:

Eli may only be thirty, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably twenty years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he’s always wanted—a sub who wants to serve.

Jarod spent twenty-four years with his Master before Fate took him. Four years on, Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughing stock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a fifty-year-old sub?

After several missteps, Eli realizes that in order to find happiness, they will need friends who will understand. At a friend’s insistence, he visits Collars & Cuffs, where they are met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently and he dares to think he can have it all. Until a phone call threatens to take it all away….

My thoughts:

It started some time ago, but ever since I was first introduced to the Collars and Cuffs universe and all the men who inhabit it, I’ve been hooked. In fact it’s been more than that. Every single book has seen me fall in love with the main characters in it while the feelings I already had for the men I had met in previous titles grew stronger and deeper.

Dom of Ages is no exception to that rule. I fell as hard and as deeply for Eli and Jarod as I’ve done for all the others. These two men took me for an emotional ride from the first chapter until the very last word. It would have been impossible not to feel Jarod’s pain and despair. Getting older isn’t easy for anyone, but how much harder must it be when you’re part of a culture where youth and beauty appear to set the standard. Especially if you find yourself starting from scratch after a dramatic loss has ended a twenty-four year relationship that was your whole world.

Eli is a far more straightforward or maybe I should say less complex character than Jarod. And that is perfect. Jarod needs that calm in his life; a rock, strong enough to support him and stable enough to ground him when his fears and insecurities threaten to overtake him. And before you think all these qualities might make Eli a boring character, let me reassure you; he is a delight to read about and the most charmingly flawed character I have encountered in a book in a very long time.

When the story starts Jerod is a recluse, convinced his life ended when his Master died and sure he is just too old to ever serve another. What is heartbreaking is that the thought of friendships doesn’t even cross his mind. His journey until he reaches the point where he realises he is valued and loved, not just by Eli but also by the others he meets at Collars and Cuffs, was a pure joy to read.

What I love about this series is that not only does each book focus on a different aspect of BDSM they also deal with more general issues. In this case we’re looking at grief, a twenty year age difference and the frailties with resulting from getting older. And while BDSM may only be a theoretical indulgence for some readers, the other issues are ones we’re all familiar with in one way or another, making it very easy to get wrapped up in the stories and attached to the characters.

It goes without saying that this book, like its predecessors was smoothly written, a captivating read and incredibly hot. Jerod and Eli smoulder together regardless of whether they engage in a ‘simple’—if there is such a thing—kiss or a full blown scene. And those scenes, as always, are vivid and imaginative. Did I mention ‘hot’?

Most of the time I’m not a very emotional reader; I get chocked up at times, but I rarely cry. There was one scene in Dom of Ages during which I had to stop reading because I couldn’t see the words any more for the tears. And strange as it may sound, that wasn’t a scene centred around Jarod and Eli—although they have plenty of very touching scenes too. I’m not going to mention anything else about it except to say that this one scene lifted the book from very good to amazing. I’m convinced all Collars and Cuffs fans are going to be elated after they’ve read this book. And while I’m sad to think that the next one will be the last in the series, I also can’t wait to read it. I’ve got a feeling we’ve just been prepared for a glorious finale.  

Buy links:

Amazon                 Amazon UK            Dreamspinner Press                   ARe

A Very Special Offer

If you haven’t read the Collar & Cuffs books yet, or if you need to catch up with the series, Dreamspinner Press has a not to be missed offer for you. The first six books in the series are only $1 from December 21 – 25.

About the authors:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings--writing about men in love was even hotter.... 

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it... it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes. 

And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer... and longer....

K.C. loves to hear from readers. 
Twitter: @K_C_Wells 


Parker Williams believes that everyone deserves a chance at happily ever after. He also knows that it seldom comes without a price tag.

He writes men who are flawed, but redeemable by love - usually.

He writes m/m romance in several sub-genres, but one thing remains consistent: Love is power, no matter who you're in love with.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Five Christmas Stories


For the first time ever I’ve embarked on a ‘Christmas-story-spree’. Because these stories are often, but not always, short and uncomplicated I’ve decided to talk about these five I’ve recently read in one post. Enjoy! There’s not a bad tale among them. J

CABIN NIGHTS by Ashley John

Pages: 108
Date: November 25, 2015
Details: Christmas Novella
Own / Kindle

The blurb:

“Oxford University student, Ben thinks a skiing holiday in the French Alps is his idea of hell, so when his best friend, Jonny suggests they spend Christmas there he isn’t impressed. Taking to the slopes like Bambi on ice, Ben isn't having much luck, until charming bearded beauty, Cal, comes crashing towards him in a flurry of snow at fifty miles an hour. From the moment Cal offers to help Ben get back on his skis, the attraction is instant and Ben is convinced that a man as perfect as Cal is out of his league. 

Womanizer Jonny wastes no time asking out a girl he meets on the slopes and he makes her promise to bring along a friend to keep Ben occupied that night in the Après-Ski Bar. When that friend turns out to be Cal, he's given the opportunity of a lifetime to wine and dine with a man of model like beauty, with a charismatic personality to match. 

When Cal invites Ben back to his Cabin, they find themselves trapped in an extreme whiteout and with the men forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, they quickly find they are doing more than roasting marshmallows next to the warm and inviting fire.

My thoughts:

‘Cabin Nights’ is a sweet and very Christmassy read. I mean, what could possibly be more seasonal than being snowed in, having to chop your own Christmas tree and finding love.
Ben on skies made me smile because it brought back memories of the one time I tried my luck on the slopes. I’d love to say I did better than poor Ben, but I’d be lying. Of course it all works out very well for our hero. If it hadn’t been for his poor skills on skies, Cal wouldn’t have crashed into him and….well, you get my drift.
I love Cal as a character and was a bit sorry we only got to see him through Ben’s eyes. I would have loved to ‘hear’ the thoughts running through this fascinating free spirit’s head.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This sweet, sexy and seasonal story is the perfect length to read in one, very satisfying, sitting.      


Pages: 31
Date: December 7, 2015
Details: Review Copy

The blurb:

It’s Christmas Eve, and folk music star Jonas is on his way to the most important gig of his career, the Volksmusik Stadl. Well, he would be if heavy snowfall hadn’t stopped him on the highway.

Fritz has to accompany his grandparents to the biggest folk music event in southern Germany, the worst punishment for a metal fan, especially on Christmas Eve.

When these two men meet at the concert after-party, sparks fly. Will this Christmas Eve be something special after all?

My thoughts: 

Two ruined Christmas Eves is a charming story. What’s not to love about bringing two disgruntled men together and having them create magic together.

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Jonas. Here’s his big chance at a breakthrough for his music career and literally everything goes wrong for him. Fritz’s issues made me smile, maybe because I’ve found myself in his situation once or twice in the past; being forced to sit through an event featuring music you not only dislike but actively detest can be very grinding.

I love the uncomplicated way in which these two men came together. They’re attracted to each other and act on it. No soul searching, no heavy conversations just an almost irresistible pull and two men more than willing to give in to it. And when they do meet in Fritz’s hotel room they sure know how to heat up a cold and snowy night.

I liked that we were given a glimpse of Fritz and Jonas a year later. They’re still together and Fritz still doesn’t appreciate folk music J It was a perfect ending to a very enjoyable read.

The Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott

Pages: 73
Date: December 7, 2015
Own / Paperback

The blurb:

Christmas is a time for giving - what do you do when no one gives a damn? 

For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go. 

Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.

Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?

My thoughts:

This story is heart wrenching and yet utterly beautiful and ultimately uplifting. My heart broke for poor Zach, a few days away from his eighteenth birthday and all alone in the wintery cold. His struggle to learn to trust again after years of abuse and neglect wasn’t always easy to read but glorious in how it depicted his growth.

Ben and his family and friends were like bright stars in a black sky. Giving without expectations they give Zach exactly what he needs and are there when his worst nightmare comes to pass, offering a perfect solution.

Spanning three Christmas’s, this story showed that there are not quick cures but that love will help heal the wounds, no matter how deep they’ve cut. And what’s not to love about a story that ends with a beginning? A wonderful Christmas story but, ultimately a great story to read any time of the year.

Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce by Brandon Witt

Pages: 25
Date: December 7,2015
Details: Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar
            package "Sleigh Ride"
Own / E-book

The blurb:

Paxton Peterson’s favorite day of the year is his annual Gay Boy Christmas dinner. He’s checked and double-checked his to-do list, because nothing stresses him out like the unexpected. Confident everything will run smoothly, Paxton embarks on his yearly snowshoed hike through the Rocky Mountains near his home. His perfectly planned evening is cut short by Logan Charles’s careless enjoyment of his brother’s snowmobile, and Paxton is stranded in the woods. It’s the worst thing that could’ve possibly happened to him—or maybe the best. 

My thoughts:

I think this is my favourite Christmas story so far this year, I loved everything about it. First and foremost there’s the original, wonderful and very fitting title; how could I not be tempted?

And then there’s the story itself as told by Paxton Peterson, who could so easily have been annoying with his compulsive behaviour and lack of self-esteem but instead is endearing and sweet. He put a smile on my face the moment I started reading and I didn’t stop smiling until I’d finished his story. What I loved most was that Paxton embraced the opportunity coming his way, even if it did seem too good to be true—almost akin to a dream. He might not be the most confident of people, he is no fool either and grasps what’s on offer only to discover that his Christmas miracle is much bigger than even his dreams dared to suggest.

Beautifully written and an utter delight to read this book and the characters in it stole my heart.

His Heart’s Desire by J.P. Barnaby

Pages: 26
Date: December 7, 2015
Own / E-book

The blurb:

Each century, Father Time selects a new Santa Claus. In return for his service, the lucky St Nick receives his heart’s greatest desire. Unfortunately, Matthew Carpenter is down to his last night as Santa and has no idea what his heart desires. 

My thoughts:

This book was a little charmer. When I think of J.P. Barnaby I think of hart-hitting, heart-wrenching stories, not necessarily of fairytales. Yet that is exactly what this story me reminds of, a delightful tale of wonder, magic and dreams-come-true, with the most inspired of happily-ever-afters.

Original, fun, sweet and sexy His Heart’s Desire was a delightful little read.