Review: Naughty Nicks by Christine d’Abo

Posted November 10, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Naughty Nicks by Christine d’AboNaughty Nicks by Christine d'Abo
Published by Carina Press on November 21st 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Rating: A-

Kim has been the coordinator at Naughty Nicks, home of the sexiest Santa strippers, every Christmas for three years—and for just as long, she's lusted after her boss. She enjoys their flirty banter and heated looks, but she's getting tired of Blake being nice when she's feeling naughty. This year, there's only one kind of Christmas bonus she wants.

With each passing holiday season, Blake's attraction to Kim has grown. But after a bitter divorce, he's not sure he's ready to jump into a new relationship, especially with an employee. One passionate kiss under the mistletoe and he realizes he's had enough of looking and not touching. Fortunately, he knows the perfect way to seduce Kim—a private striptease to prove she's the only elf for his Naughty Nick.

Well-Written Sweet sexy1

Naughty Nicks is a great holiday themed romance about a couple that got started by having a one night stand and then getting together for their HEA 3 years later.

Kim is a twenty-something fun-loving gal that meets a guy a bar while she’s having drinks with her friends. When she finds out that the guy, Blake is drinking alone because his wife cheated on him and then left him during the holiday season.

Blake is hung up on the fact that he is 10 years older than Kim and thing they can’t have a real future together. He seems to think that because of the age different they are in different places in their lives. He thinks there’s no possibility Kim would want to settle down and he’s not looking to ruin their friendship and working relationship on casual sex so he keeps his distance.

Kim is crushing hard on Blake through the three years since that one hot night they shared. She keeps flirting with Blake during the holiday seasons that she works for him and thinks about him the rest of the year. She doesn’t understand why Blake won’t take the bait and make something happen.

Christine d’Abo delivered a great romance story in under 100 pages and I’d like to read some more of her work in the future.


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