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The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan

The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan

The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan

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The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan

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Book Series
The Sin Bin (Book 5)
About the Author
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters.  An autistic and survivor of abuse as a child & adult, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.  
                             
Dahlia has worked over the years as a teacher, insurance adjuster, and even had a brief stint as the pianist in a band–very brief. She uses her experiences over the years travelling around the world and working to add spice to her stories.
 
An adoptee and TCK, Dahlia uses a pen name to avoid her technically unsavvy family. Her story and her novels are very much a part of herself. She’s proud to be a survivor, a writer, and one of the odd ones.
Publication Date
November 11, 2017
Available Formats
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Pages
63
ASIN
B076433QKR
When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog?
 
Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He's selfish and bitter. "Bah humbug!" rolls off his tongue far easier than "Happy Christmas."
                 
Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He'll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he'll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride.
 
This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa. 
 
The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts. 

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A Fun Holiday Tease

Since I utterly fell in love with this author when I read the previous book in this series, The Royal Marine, I reached out with eager grabby hands to get hold of this one, as well!  Let me start by saying that while this is a holiday short, you do need to have read The Royal Marine at the very least for it to make sense, as the characters are assumed to be known and the background info is either brief or absent altogether.
 
It’s Christmas, and Gray Baird has volunteered to watch over twenty year old twins Alice and Alex, who spend the holiday alone.  When he runs into Scottie Monk, drunk, disorderly, and disgraced in his own eyes, though, Gray sees someone worth redeeming, someone worth taking a chance on, someone who makes his inner Dom stand up and take notice.  Inviting all three to his house for a holiday he doesn’t celebrate surprises him as much as them, but fun ensues.
 
This is a slow burn story that tantalizes even as it soothes the soul.  Written from both Gray and Scottie’s points of view, the reader really gets a good idea of what is going on in the irascible Scottie’s head.  A delightful short, it is well-written, realistic, and I adore the way the author presents the twins’ autism and how simple it is to work around and with it.  There is steam in the palpable chemistry between the two MCs, but this short doesn’t take their relationship too far.  Super hot kisses will leave you aching for more, but it is clear that these two men belong together. 
 
As I mentioned to the author, I am salivating for the actual coming together of these two men.  She assured me that the rest of their story is coming, and I simply must recommend this book to be read right now, as well as The Sin Bin series as a whole!  I rate The Unexpected Santa at 4 sweet yet very hot stars.


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