A Barb the Zany Old Lady Advent Calendar Review Day Review Day 27: Santa for Hire (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug) by Asta Idonea


Rating: 3 stars out of 5

santa-for-hireDepartment manager Richard Barratt is less than happy when his department is selected to house the log cabin in which Santa will reside during the holiday season, starting in mid-November, at the large retailer where he works. His thinking about the holiday runs along the lines of bah humbug ever since his boyfriend/fiancé walked out on him on Christmas Eve two years before. It didn’t matter that the man was a cheat—he simply ruined Richard’s holiday celebration forever.

Even after Blaine Ryder, a really cute actor, is hired to play Santa, Richard still wants nothing to do with that section of his department, and when Santa flirts with him, he’s even more uneasy. When Blaine takes it a step further and lures Richard into the cabin for a little after-hours fun, Richard’s reaction is not what Blaine is hoping for.

This is a cute holiday romance, somewhat predictable in its formula, but sweet nevertheless. For those of you who, like me, can’t get enough of holiday romances, this one will definitely fill your sweet tooth and provide some holiday cheer.

Cover art by Paul Richmond is the brand cover for the series.

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Book Details:

ebook, 31 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1635331897 (ISBN13: 9781635331899)
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug