Review: Santa’s Executive by Carrie Ann Ryan

Review: Santa’s Executive by Carrie Ann RyanSanta's Executive by Carrie Ann Ryan

Series: Holiday Montana #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
on December 1, 2012
Pages: 280
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars  

What a fun and unique idea to write about a town that revolves around holidays! The first book was about Jordan the witch during Halloween. This book is of course about Christmas and Justin being a Santa Executive.

Justing Cooper wasn’t always the greatest guy. While as a teenager, Justin slips on ice and Santa saves him, thus setting in motion that Justin would one day be a Santa Executive and help spread happiness and joy to his section of the world.

But when Rina finds out the Justin has fallen through the cracks, she decides to take on his training herself. Never mind that all trainers are male elves. Or the fact that her boss, Jack Frost, has put her on the worst job in the basement keeping the “list” up to date. Rina sneaks into the human world to take on training Justin to use his magic and spread joy to the world.

But Rina didn’t expect to fall in love with Justin or even to be found out so quick. Jack has a chip on his shoulder and has it out for both Rina and Justin. Things heat up in both the bedroom and in the chase to keep ahead of Jack before he destroys what Santa has built.

Now I loved it when Rina would swear… peppermint balls. Loved it. But Rina is so innocent of attraction. You are unsure just how much she knows living at the North Pole as an elf. The elf population is kept small because there just isn’t a  lot of room at the North Pole. At times Rina seems to be so modern and other times so innocent and naïve.

Justin is the school principal who loves his job, but it seems to be a lot of hassle at times as well in the story. Basically he has two jobs: one at school and the other spreading joy. He can’t get enough sugar cookies and at times I expected him to battle anyone who attempted to eat one of his cookies, thus denying him.

Being Christmas, this story has the goody goody feel to it, but then would end up in a hot kiss rolling around in bed. A contradiction. We never really learn the center of Jack’s problems which left me kind of feeling blah. He really is evil.

I love the idea of each brother in the Cooper family getting their own story centered around a holiday. But I am not sure of how quick the couples get together and seem to get a happily ever after. It is somewhat a fairytale feeling, so I guess why not?

I recommend this to anyone looking for a twinkly Christmas story with a supernatural element…and a sexy Santa!

About Carrie Ann Ryan

USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sophia Rose

    I’ll have to check out this series eventually since I love holiday reading.