Author: Sylvia Pierce
tl;dr recommendation: fiesty, fun, sexy and seriously entertaining. I found myself wanted a hell of a lot more of the two of them with the story ended. 5 stars!
“Santa lost my address a long time ago, Cupcake. The only present you’re getting tonight is my face between your thighs.”
Former black ops mercenary Ronan Steel doesn’t do Christmas—not anymore. And he abso-f*ckin-lutely doesn’t do damsels in distress, banging on his door in the middle of a blizzard. Give her a ride? Hell, no. With her big blue eyes, innocent smile, and f*ck-me-senseless elf costume, that girl is nothing but trouble.
Sweet, sexy trouble that leaves him aching for a taste of what’s hidden under those candy-cane-striped tights…
Georgie Taylor will not miss another Taylor family Christmas—not after last year’s disaster, and especially not after shelling out $500 for the perfect elf costume. But a freak storm puts her holiday travel plans on ice, leaving her stranded at the secluded mountain cabin of a cocky, sexy-as-sin recluse who makes Scrooge look like a fuzzy pink teddy bear.
If only his filthy mouth didn’t make her so hot…
As the blizzard rages on, all Ronan wants for Christmas is to f*ck that good-girl smile right off Georgie’s face. And all Georgie wants is to punch Ronan in the snowballs… until he pins her down and gives her a full-blown Christmas miracle right there on the kitchen table…
High up in the Colorado Rockies, cabin fever never felt so good. But when Christmas morning dawns, what does Santa have in store for the naughty bad boy and his nice little elf?
** A sexy, standalone Christmas novella with an HFN and no cliffhanger! **
This holiday novella is just what you need to ignore your family and have a good holiday sex fantasy or two.
Georgie’s in a slutty elf costume and gets stranded on the side of the road/end of Ronan’s driveway in the middle of the woods. He’s the opposite of warm and cuddly, but there’s just something right beneath the surface that they both can feel brewing – and it’s not hot chocolate because Ronan doesn’t have that shit.
Does this book sound ridiculous? Yes. But ohmygod it was ACTUALLY GOOD. I swear to fuck. I wouldn’t lie to you. There’s surprisingly a decent amount of depth with each character and I’m not just talking about Ronan being deep inside Georgie. Although that happens too – and it’s wildly successful. And hot.
I suppose it’s my fault that I sold this novella a little short (THE PUNS WRITE THEMSELVES) but in all honesty, this book is feisty, fun, sexy and seriously entertaining. I found myself wanted a hell of a lot more of the two of them when the story ended.
Let’s talk about the ending too – it was realistic and perfect. I wanted to hug Sylvia a little bit because she gave me the HFN that I needed and didn’t cheese it up to the HEA that maybe some would have thought was required. It was extremely well done. The writing was great too. Except for the fact that she used the word ‘manhood’; however, I’ve forgiven worse sins, I’ll forgive this one too.
I know I’m gushing a little bit about a holiday bad boy novella, which is slightly ridiculous, but I was blown away with how quickly I tore through it and how I wanted even more. I’d read anything from Sylvia – Put her name on your list of authors to watch, curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and get your bad boy on. 5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]