Secret Santa by Kati Wilde
Published by Self-published on December 18, 2016
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She’s always been on the outside of love, looking in…
After years of struggling to make ends meet, Emma Williams finally lands a job that suits her perfectly—she enjoys her work, likes her new boss, and especially loves knowing her first paycheck is coming just after Christmas. That is, if she lasts that long. Because Logan Crenshaw, the creative force behind the company, doesn’t seem to want her there.
Not being wanted is nothing new for Emma…but she doesn’t know what she’s done to make Logan stalk around the office, growling every command as if her very presence infuriates him. She can’t afford to lose this job, so her plan is to keep her head down and try to avoid any contact with him—no matter how big and sexy and unavoidable he is.
But a Santa hat full of names, an office gift exchange, and one unexpected knock at her door are about to shake up all of her plans…
Warning: This super-hot holiday romance contains Santa hats, red satin blindfolds, and an obsessed alpha male who talks dirty and knows exactly what to do with his big hands. Lots of swearing. No cheating, no cliffhangers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Kati Wilde first drew me in with her Hellfire Riders series, a gritty biker series that I enjoy. I like the grit, action, and sexy shenanigans her characters get up to. Color me surprised for the second time this week when one of my action authors gives me a sweet, sexy Christmas read.
Emma was raised in the system and never having found her forever home, she’s made it through on her own her entire life. She’s a numbers person, finding her joy in a balance sheet where everything is structured and ordered. After being laid off for several months, Emma finally found a job she likes. The only issue is the super hot owner’s son who, even though he looks at her like he’s mad at her all the time, turns her into a blushing, blubbering fool.
I really liked Emma and her quirky love of numbers, Although shy with Logan and definitely the virginal type, who’s been knocked around by life a few times and was no bratty, dimwitted, simpering fool. She was strong, steadfast, and had a plan to dig herself out of the financial hole months of unemployment left her in.
As for Logan, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him is “Yes, please!”. He was hot, broody, very skilled with his hands, and the epitome of the rutting bull he’d been accused of being around Emma. He knew what he wanted, he just had to figure out how to get past her fear of him. His secret Santa trick was unbelievably hot. In fact, I may need to do a reread of this sooner than later.
Secret Santa was short, sweet, and hot with the added plus of characters I liked. At least a little bit of action included in the story line would have fulfilled all my Christmas wishes for the perfect Holiday read, but this was very satisfying even without any grit.
Rating: 4 Yes, Please Stars.
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