Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton 4*
BLURB: Journalism student Gabe Martin gets his first professional assignment—to write about a Christmas charity dinner that benefits a children’s home. It sounds like a total snooze-fest until Gabe learns that the event’s Santa is a mystery man. He shows up in costume and no one has a clue who he is. Uncovering Santa’s identity sounds like the perfect angle to turn a fluff piece into serious journalism.
Mack “The Mountain” McDonall, at 6’10”, is University of Wisconsin-Madison’s enormous star wrestler. When Gabe first claps eyes on him at a wrestling match, it’s lust at first sight. Gabe’s friend, Jordan, sets up the pair on a date. But when Gabe chatters on about his plans for outing Santa, Mack goes cold, and their first meeting becomes an epic fail.
As Gabe researches the children’s home, he learns that Mack has secrets a guy famous for being a brute wouldn’t want the world to know. Can Gabe find his holiday spirit, write a killer article, win the heart of a surly giant, and give everyone a very merry Christmas?.
My Review: I received an ARC for reviewing purpose.s I'll start off by saying that it was the author's name that made me agree to review the book. I haven't yet been disappointed by one of her books and this was no exception. It was a nice heart-warming christmas story without all the schmaltz and fluff that usually gets thrown in. I loved both Mack and Gabe in equal measure and really liked the slow burn build up of their relationship. As a bonus it had Owen and Jordan from 'Superhero' in it too, it was nice to see how their relationship had withstood the test of adulting. I can only hope there are more books to come and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a nice touch of Christmas with their romance.