My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hot New Adult novella just in time for the holidays! This is part of a collection of Christmas romance stories released on November 1, 2013. http://www.newadult12.com/
There’s no such thing as second chances, and Brooke would know. This Christmas will be spent alone and uncelebrated, same as the last. It doesn’t matter that she’s a disgruntled mall elf, standing next to a chimney-scented Santa with the most annoying co-worker ever. It doesn’t make Christmas more magical. It’s just another day to endure, and the holiday can’t pass fast enough. That is, until her old flame, Chris, spots her. After taking a picture with Brooke in her elf costume, things take an unexpected turn. Maybe getting through the night won’t be so difficult after all.
This was a bit too short for me to give it more than 3 stars however Chris and Brooke were old flames that only needed to be rekindled. There wasn't much sex involved but Brooke did light up his life in a big way. Is it just me or why is it that in contemporary romances it's always the girls fault for failing to act? sheesh. It pisses me off that the girl is always the negative factor when it comes to sex and romance with a hot guy. She had run away from everything including Chris when her mother died 4 years earlier. Chris spotted her at the mall decked out in an Elf costume around Santa's throne so he took the opportunity to get his picture taken with the only elf he ever wanted. Brooke didn't know how much he wanted her and gives him the cold shoulder once too many, until Christmas day when they went to visit his parents' house and his mom and brother revealed how it broke his heart when she left and he was miserable all the time. Of course she didn't know that..... yet she liked him too. I guess this was just a case of life getting in the way of fulfilling their wants and desires.