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Monday, May 9, 2011

Something for Santa by A.K.M. Miles

Something for Santa by A.K.M. Miles
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (124 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

Derek Campbell is working a couple of jobs to help pay off some debts from his mother’s illness. One job is playing Santa at Martin’s Department Store. On a break he’s alone and lamenting the lack of love in his life and that no one really sees him. A small voice tells him that he sees him. Derek looks down to find an elf beside him. Said elf is in need and Derek helps him out, not knowing that he is going to meet the man of his dreams.

Max Martin is a busy man, CEO of all the Martin’s empire, father to Michael, and in need of help in many areas. Derek steps up to the plate offering help in several of those areas, including one that Max wasn’t aware of. He hadn’t known how badly he needed someone to love him, to make his life whole. There is fun, laughter, romance, jealousy, revenge, heartache, fear, and it’s Christmas, so, a happy ending.

Something for Santa was a heartfelt story about a lonely Santa, a lonely dad, and a beautiful boy with a brilliant plan. Not just for Christmas time, this book will leave the reader with a warm, happy feeling any time of the year.

This story was the perfect example of a tender romance. The characters were well rounded and believable. The range of emotion displayed was truly impressive. Dereck was such a warm and caring person, but turned into a protective mama bear when the people he loved were threatened. He was able to move beyond his terrible relationship history to accept the love and support of Max. Max was an amazing man and father who desperately needed someone to love him for who he is, not what he does. His son Michael (not Mike) was such a cute character, showing love and devotion to his amazing dad while cooking up plans for his unsuspecting father's love life.

The love scenes in Something for Santa were heated and tender all at once. True to real life, it was difficult for the men to find time away from work and the active boy to enjoy any romantic time with each other. When they finally did, their worlds collided with intense passion. The emotions during these electrifying encounters were remarkable and well worth the wait.

The story itself was enjoyable and interesting. There were very few spelling and grammatical errors, ensuring the flow of the book was smooth. It was especially satisfying to see the protagonists find each other early on, then face their problems together.

There's something special about a book that leaves you smiling and glad you were able to read it. Something for Santa was a shining example of the perfect romance. I now have this author on my auto-buy list because she is so good at telling charming tales that involve real people, real problems, and true love that everyone dreams of. I definitely recommend picking it up as soon as you can.

I'll end with my favorite quote from this book: “...seeing you with my son makes my heart melt all over again. I want to spend way past forever with you...”

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