Ari McKay – Santa’s Naughty Helper


Author: Ari McKay
Reviewed by: Diane
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M Holiday
ISBN 13:   9781610404051

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Summary:  When shy attorney Kevin Anderson draws Erik Wilson, his hunky co-worker, in their office’s secret gift exchange, he realizes this might be just the opportunity he needs to make Erik notice him. Erik seems to enjoy the game of twelve days of naughty gifts, but can Kevin overcome his fear of rejection enough to go through with his plan and offer himself to Erik on Christmas Eve?

Review: Santa’s Naughty Helper is the story of an office Secret Santa where Kevin draws the name of his friend and secret crush, Eric, and while too shy to approach Eric directly, decides to use the gift exchange to show Eric how he feels.  Can he see it through though?  The point of view alternates between Kevin and Eric.

I loved this story!  It is the first I’ve read of this author and I will definitely be looking for more!

For a short read, there is a lot of detail put into the story, their back story, their vulnerabilities and strengths that you are cheering for them.  But the pace is done so well that you never feel you are missing anything or bogged down in details.  With the alternating points of view, you feel the doubts and hopes of both characters and your anticipation is building right along with them!

There is a one on one M/M scene near the end of the book, keep that in mind if you are looking for romance only, but if you don’t read this one, I think you are missing something because I would happily read about these two characters again!

I’d recommend it for romance with heat fans, and those who enjoy secret admirer stories and I’m sure I’ll read it again I enjoyed it that much!


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