Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers #1)
by Penny Watson | Wild Rose Press (Dec 2009)
Ebook, 206 pages | Paranormal Romance
Sweet Inspiration oozes Christmas. From the descriptions of the sweet delights of cookies and cinnamon pastries created by Nicholas and Lucy to the description of Santa’s magical home, Glasdorf, in the North Pole. All gave me that Christmasy feeling, which is what I hoped to feel from reading this book.
Nicholas is the eldest son of five and next in line to be Santa Clause when his father retires. However, Nicholas really doesn’t want the job as he loves to bake and owns his own bakery. He meets Lucy who also owns her own bakery, Sweet Inspiration, in New York and It’s love at first sight for both of them. One night they end up baking together in her small bakery and one thing leads to another.
The relationship between Nicholas and Lucy is believable in parts, but sometimes the dialogue is a bit sickly sweet and really doesn’t reflect real life. When they get together in the bedroom the heat rises and their sexual encounter is steamy! Although it was fun to read, the relationship is a bit rushed and although love at first sight is a nice thought, would you really give up your entire life and business for a man you have only really known for a week or two?
The elves are funny and mischievous as well as a tad grumpy, which is great as that is exactly how I imagine elves to be. The life of Santa is a big business and Lucy gets to see this magical place with her own eyes when she is hit by a truck outside her bakery. Nicholas is bereft and breaks all sorts of rules by taking her back to Glasdorf, where Lucy is healed by elfin magic.
Lucy takes the discovery of Santa, the elves and Glasdorf, in her stride and she fits in perfectly. The elves love her and so do Nicholas’s family. But as always with romance, nothing runs smoothly and after a few wonderful days Lucy heads back home to New York, leaving a broken hearted Nicholas back in Glasdorf.
Sweet Inspiration is exactly that, ‘sweet’, sometimes overly so, but overall it was a light, fun and entertaining read with enough going on to keep you reading until the very end. A lovely Christmas read!
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- Sweet Inspiration
- Sweet Magik
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