Title: Santa Daddy
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: November 27th 2018
Page Count: 130
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 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.
Hunter is 23 and Nick, the hot Santa is 46. Which doesn’t deter Hunter who’s drawn towards the hot but grumpy Santa. Hunter and Nick gets off to a bad start but Nick is persuaded to offer Hunter a job in addition to the elf gig he’s got going on. Something unexpected happens and Hunter nearly freezes to death and get stuck with Nick for a few days. That is when things start to change.
They both find what they are needing in the other, and that, I like. I also like that the daddy kink is limited to the sex. However Nick is judgmental and prejudiced towards the younger generation which is rather annoying and Hunter just wants a job but isn’t looking forward to the desk job his degree would have him for. These characters are rather different and they learn to get along.
My issue however, really the only one I had, was how in the end Hunter had Nick going along with things that didn’t fit his introverted personality since that was what Hunter wanted. It felt like that was a bit too much of a change a little too fast. Of course Nick may not always have been that way but 8 years is a long habit to break.
Annoying characters though, like Nick started out, are fun and gets me thinking so I enjoyed that. Nick did grow out of it and though he lost his love 8 years ago there’s no real angst since he has reached far enough to move on with his life before he met Hunter.
I enjoyed the book and the intimate scenes were hot, Nick being just what Hunter wanted. So I definitely recommend this to all who likes age gap and daddy-kink, although not the hardcore kind.