Arthur Anderson doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.
It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the storytime idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly and help Gabriel find a few local friends.
As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.
Although I liked the first book better, I find this installment of Minnesota Christmas more solid. I was maybe hoping from the first book that Arthur will end up with his best friend Paul but I guess, we’ll have to wait for Paul’s story next.
Gabriel Higgins here was all kinds of adorable especially when he’s doing the storytelling with the kids and that scene with the Doll? Damn’ I think I was about to tear-up reading that.
There’s just a tinge of BDSM here and I’m glad that nothing more extreme add up into that knowing that Arthur’s a big BDSM aficionado (sorry for the term).
As a whole, there’s the usual flare of sexy scenes and D/s characters usual from Heidi Cullinan and I loved that there was no major conflict to worry about between our main couple. It’s a great follow up and I’d definitely get hold of the next one in the series.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published November 11th 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.