Title: Claiming Christmas
Author: Naima Simone
Publisher: Breathless Press
Buy Link: Buy Claiming Christmas Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Mickey
Sabotaged Christmas pageant. Check. Number one on the hit list of cheating ex-fiancé's mother. Check. Imminent firing from principal, who happens to be the cheating ex-fiancé's mother. Double check.
For elementary school teacher Regan Price, Christmas is a big bah humbug. Alone, all she has to look forward to this holiday is a drink and an empty apartment. Then Cian St. John comes home. The hot-sex-walking brother of her best friend has returned to Boston with a tantalizing proposition that awakens her every fantasy. Now it appears Regan may have more than a pink slip in her Christmas stocking. All she has to do is reach out and claim it…
Every now and then you come across a charming little gem that makes you remember why you love to read, and I must say that Naima Simone's Claiming Christmas has my vote for one of this holiday's best, hands down. It has all the features necessary to make a good novella better: engaging characters, an interesting storyline, fun and funny dialogue and the most crucial element for a romance steamy love scenes. Who doesn't like a story the makes you laugh out loud at one moment, and blush in sheer sensual enjoyment at the next.
The chemistry between Regan and Cian is combustible, and most importantly, believable. I was rooting for their relationship to succeed from the moment Cian whispered in her ear; the only thing that could have made the story better would have been spending more time with these characters. Can I see this situation happening, actually yes I could envision this type of happily ever after and maybe that is why it is such a wonderful success. As a holiday novella Claiming Christmasis a resounding success, as a post Santa tale it still has its place on my keeper shelf.