Sunday 30 December 2012

Review: Secret Santa Baby - Robin Covington

Tessa Stoneman hasn’t been able to get long-time friend and business partner Nicholas Boone out of her head since they shared a single kiss in college. Even when she dated Nicholas’s best friend. Now that she’s giving up her position at GameNerdz to strike out on her own—and now that she’s single—maybe it’s the right time to see if there’s still something between them.

Nicholas knows once Tessa leaves the company she helped found, they might drift apart. Before she starts her own company in the new year, he wants to woo the woman he fell in love with during college. So he poses as her Secret Santa, gifts her with items from the song “Santa Baby,” and plans a big reveal at the company holiday party. But when his best friend wants to rekindle his romance with Tessa, will Nicholas lose his last chance?

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Tessa has been crushing on her close friend Nicholas since they were at college together but apart from a single kiss he never seemed to have any feelings towards her other than as a friend. She even dated his best friend and business partner Damien but Nick has always had a place in her heart. Now that she is single and is about to leave GameNerdz, the company that Nick and Damien both own, she wonders if this could be her last chance to show Nick how she feels but worries he might reject her. Little does she know that Nick has always loved her but been too afraid to show it. Nick can't imagine life without Tessa and has decided that it's time to finally show her how much she means to him - and he has the perfect idea for a romantic holiday gesture that is sure to get her attention.

I really enjoyed Robin Covington's debut novel A Night of Southern Comfort so when I was offered a review copy of her latest story Secret Santa Baby I jumped at the chance to read it. I love Christmas themed stories and this one has everything I look for in a feel good story; a sweet, sexy and believable romance; characters I can swoon over; and a plot that can make me smile. I've been saying for ages that we need more nerdy heroes and Nick is a perfect example of why, he is so cute and sexy but he just doesn't realise how hot he is. He is also such a romantic and I think he could win over even the most cynical woman with his wooing of Tessa - he could certainly make me swoon. As for Tessa she was a likeable heroine, someone who knows what she wants and is determined to take her chance before it is too late. The only character I wasn't too sure about was Damien but I have a feeling that is because he hasn't found the right woman yet and I'd actually be quite interested in reading his story in the future.

If you're looking for a quick, fun and sexy holiday novella then you can't go wrong with Secret Santa Baby. Robin Covington has a second hit on her hands with this one and I can't wait to read whatever she comes up with next.

Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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