Saturday, November 11, 2017

Release Day Review: The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan


When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog?

Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He's selfish and bitter. "Bah humbug!" rolls off his tongue far easier than "Happy Christmas."

Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He'll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he'll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride.

This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa.

The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.

4 Stars!!!

The Unexpected Santa is book 5 in The Sin Bin series and truly, it can't be read as a standalone or you'll be utterly lost. You need to, at the very least, read book 4, The Royal Marine, since Scottie and Gray met there.

This was a really short story and is the prelude to a longer book that will feature Scottie and Gray. I've been intrigued with Scottie ever since I read The Caretaker, I find that sometimes the grumpiest, bitterest characters have the most interesting stories behind them and it seems Scottie is not the exception. 

I really liked Gray and Scottie's interaction with the twins and between each other, the chemistry is there, now I'll definitely be looking forward to how it will develop in the next book! Recommendable! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***


Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters.  An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.  


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