Thursday, 16 November 2017
ARC REVIEW : Secret Santa by Jay Northcote
Keeping secrets is never a good way to start a relationship
Theo hardly has time to date. Between work and caring for his four-year-old son there aren’t many hours left over. He’s lonely though, so he joins a hook-up app and starts chatting to a guy called Luke. Luke seems friendly and they arrange to meet. Theo doesn’t mention that he has a child. It’s early days and he’s worried about putting Luke off before they get to know each other.
Luke is currently working as Santa at the local shopping mall. He figures Theo never has to know. Christmas will be over soon and Luke will move on to a new, less embarrassing job. He’s surprised when Theo and a little boy visit Santa one afternoon. Theo doesn’t recognise Luke, and Luke realises he’s not the only one with a secret.
Despite misgivings on both sides, they start dating, and the chemistry is amazing. But as Christmas approaches their secrets pile up like colourful packages under the tree. If they’re not careful, they’ll lose the best gift of all—each other.
Secret Santa by Jay Northcote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Because this is a holiday season and it started well, and Jay Northcote is one of those authors who can write the best holiday stories. When Jay offered me this book, my hands were eagerly grab Theo and Luke's story.
This time, it's about family time!
My heart did some tug of war every time Luke or Theo met and still cannot revealed their secrets to each other. I know it's silly, but also very reasonable. While Theo wanted to 'see; where their relationship leads before he could open his secret, Luke also still cannot tell Theo about his 'job'.
By time, they're getting close and the need to tell the truth keep nagging them, something's happened accidentally. Which was good, actually. Thanks to Archie!
This is a very sweet and adorable Christmas story, and Jay did it again, very well indeed Mister!
I recommend this for your cozy Christmas read, you won't be disappointed! jay always writes the best Christmas stories, and I always love Christmas stories...
*ARC provided by the author for an honest and unbiased review.*
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