SANTA BABY by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
Description: The moment real estate tycoon, Trip Wakefield, lays eyes on blues singer, Arietta, he’s thunderstruck. He wages a campaign to make her his kept woman, but after a reversal of fortune, he must rethink his ideas about love or risk losing her forever.
The Good: This was a very charming story with some seriously hot sex scenes. Trip is one of the most realistic portraits of an alpha business man that I’ve seen. I love that he and Arietta both have financial ups and downs and that’s it’s weaved into their romantic storyline. I also loved that they both came from big, funny and ridiculous families. In the end, they turned out to have more in common than one would have thought reading the description. Also, this story is on and popping from the beginning. Holcomb excels at maintaining sexual tension while allowing her characters to get to know each other.
The Bad: Though I loved the family, I wished they had been introduced sooner. They’re arrival after the story’s midpoint along with what I’d call a light bulb realization on the hero’s part gave the final act a somewhat rushed feeling.
The Naughty: Erotic. Exhibitionism. Light anal play. Explicit language.
Editing issues: Minor. I counted three.
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: 155 pages
Final Grade: B+
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