Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Naughty and Nice
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Reindeer Games #3
Heroes: Rom & Shaw
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 102 pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Available at: Loose Id & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Rom is Dasher. As Santa’s lead reindeer, he has everything he’s ever wanted. He is everything he’d ever wanted to be. His life is perfect, filled with good friends and any pretty he wants.
Until Shaw appears in front of him. The drab little elf from Archives isn’t anything like Rom’s other partners. Oh, he’s cute, but he doesn’t knows it. Even more amazing, he seems immune to Rom’s flirting. It’s almost like he doesn’t want Rom. Wait, no. When Rom does proposition him, Shaw turns him down flat.
Even more amazing, Rom is hooked. He can’t get Shaw out of his mind. He even goes to the Library to pursue him. But Shaw — and Shaw’s mother — can’t figure out what Rom would want with him.
Well, Rom’s not entirely sure either but he knows he wants to find out. Can he convince Shaw?
When Rom is interviewed by Shaw about his lineage, he’s surprised at the level of disinterest Shaw gives him. Rom might be Dasher but it seems he can’t charm Shaw into sharing his bed and that more than intrigues Rom. Shaw knows that being with Rom would only be a one time thing and he won’t let that happen so finding out that Rom wants him is laughable at best and knows nothing will come of it. No one’s more surprised, though, when Rom won’t give up on pursuing Shaw especially when he wants things to be more than just casual.
Oh, how adorable this story was! I absolutely love this series because it’s a good mix of fun, cuteness and smexiness. I loved that this one had Rom going after Shaw and how Shaw found Rom’s interest more than amusing. Even more than that, I loved that they were polar opposites. Shaw the geeky Archivist who’s completely average and oblivious while Rom is the life of the party and all about the flair. When they get together, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one surprised to learn that Rom wanted more out of things than Shaw was expecting!
I really loved this one but I felt like the ending was a bit abrupt. I would have liked to see what happens next, how they act when they’re around others as a couple and not just by themselves, especially right after Shaw breaks away from his parents to be with Rom.
In the end, this was another cute, fun read in the series. I love that these are Santa’s elves and how much fun and sexuality they have but also that the elves are all so different to begin with. I’m hoping there’s more to come of this series because I really think more of the reindeer deserve their stories, too!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*