Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Santa’s Little Secret
Author: Sandra Walsh
Heroes: Elijah Phelps
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 54 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 27, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Elementary music teacher Elijah Phelps is content with his life, but content doesn’t always measure up when the only thing keeping him warm at night is a wine buzz and a vivid imagination. A Secret Santa gift from a mystery admirer spices up his routine, and Eli is in over his head when it seems the two prospects—the sexy Coach Ryan Jeffers and the very tasty Principal Daniel Collins—have taken more than a casual interest in the easily flustered music teacher. Between Christmas concert mayhem, a broken-down beater, and a case of mistaken gaydentity, this holiday season will be one to remember. A new year brings the possibility of new love, but will Eli choose the jock or his brilliant and completely off-limits boss?
Review: Eli just wants to find someone of his own and doesn’t like to cause trouble. When he receives an odd Secret Santa gift with a beautiful and touching message attached, he doesn’t know who to thank! Is it the hunky coach or tall and gorgeous principal?
Both men are acting strange but neither is acting like they’re the gift giver… just when Eli thinks he knows who it is – the man acts like an ass and he’s back to square one.
This is a very short and sometimes confusing story. I had a hard time reconciling the Coach’s actions with his supposed sexuality, and I also felt the Principal acted in ways that were at odds with his declarations. Eli – meanwhile – seems content to go after whoever “claims” him and doesn’t do much as far as standing up for himself.
I didn’t really get invested in these characters and though there were some clever ideas, the story-line was a bit too unbelievable.
The writing was good and the premise was cute.
Overall Impression: It was okay/good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*