Santa Daddy (Susan’s Review)

Title: Santa Daddy
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: November 29, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Christmas
Page Count: 130 pages
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


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.

Keira Andrews doing daddy kink? Oh yeah!!

Hunter is a 23 year old college graduate desperately looking for a job. He hasn’t had a lot of luck in that department so far, so he accepts a job offer in his home town to play Santa’s elf. The mall is closing down, but Hunter wants to give it his best shot to make the final year a happy one for all the kids visiting Santa.

Unfortunately the new Santa is such a grumpy bastard, that Hunter isn’t sure he can pull off playing a happy elf. No matter how hot Nick is.

Nick is 46 years old and likes his solitude. That’s why he loves being out on his tree farm by himself. But now he has to play Santa. But he couldn’t turn down one of his only friends when he needed a mall Santa. Now all he needs to do is get through the next few days, and ignore the hot young guy in the tight elf costume.

When Nick’s friend arranges for Hunter to come work at Nick’s tree farm for a few days, Hunter isn’t sure he is all that welcome. But Nick needs the help, so he’s going to try his very best. No matter how unpleasant the man’s attitude is…..

When I first saw this book I was all over it, but when I started it I wasn’t so sure I was going to like Nick. Nick was a complete dick at first. But… then we suddenly got some lovely hurt/comfort thrown in and I was in my happy place.

(Hunter’s car slides into a ditch in the snow and he calls Nick to tell him he will be late. Nick tells Hunter to just forget about it and hangs up before Hunter can explain. Hunter doesn’t have any cell service after that, so he is forced to walk to Nick’s tree farm in the snow, where he eventually arrives, half frozen.)
So while I didn’t like Nick at first, once he let go of his misconceptions about Hunter, things really started to look up. These guys had all the chemistry!

I’ve read my fair share of daddy kink books this past year and some only touch on the subject briefly by throwing in a ‘daddy’ every once in a while and others are full on age-play. Now, this daddy kink was pretty tame (yet HOT!), where Hunter basically calls Nick Daddy in the bedroom and gets bossed around. The rest of their relationship was devoid of any power exchange, for those of you worried about this (I just like it all…).

This book gave me all the warm holiday fuzzies. Add in some daddy kink and I was a very happy girl.

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