A Stella Review:  Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton


RATING 4,5 out of 5 stars

Journalism student Gabe Martin gets his first professional assignment—to write about a Christmas charity dinner that benefits a children’s home. It sounds like a total snooze-fest until Gabe learns that the event’s Santa is a mystery man. He shows up in costume and no one has a clue who he is. Uncovering Santa’s identity sounds like the perfect angle to turn a fluff piece into serious journalism.

Mack “The Mountain” McDonall, at 6’10”, is University of Wisconsin-Madison’s enormous star wrestler. When Gabe first claps eyes on him at a wrestling match, it’s lust at first sight. Gabe’s friend, Jordan, sets up the pair on a date. But when Gabe chatters on about his plans for outing Santa, Mack goes cold, and their first meeting becomes an epic fail.

As Gabe researches the children’s home, he learns that Mack has secrets a guy famous for being a brute wouldn’t want the world to know. Can Gabe find his holiday spirit, write a killer article, win the heart of a surly giant, and give everyone a very merry Christmas?

NOTE: This 50,000 word short novel features a new couple but includes Jordan and Owen, from the author’s book “Superhero”. It can be read as a stand-alone

Desperately Seeking Santa was a joy to read, I was enthusiastic as soon as I saw Eli had this new holiday story coming out and she didn’t disappoint me at all. I fell into the MCs lives from the start, they were amazing persons, positive and good, especially Mack. He caught my heart, his father too.

There wasn’t a single detail I didn’t enjoyed. I loved to meet Owen and Jordan (from Superhero) and know they were still together and so got their HEA. I adored the second characters, family, friends, strangers, all supportive and loveable. I found the plot and the development of the romance part well done and most of all I found it real. That way the reading flew easily and the lightness of the words put me in a good mood. I like the author writing style, I like holiday stories, I need sweet romances, no surprise Desperately Seeking Santa was a winner. I feel to recommend it.

The cover art is lovely and light as the story is.

Sales Link:  Amazon


Kindle Edition, 160 pages

Published November 22nd 2017


Edition Language English

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