Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweet Inspiration by Penny Watson

All this month, Deanna, at Paperback DayDreamer, is celebrating on her blog with a Christmas in July month-long event. I adore Christmas and was so excited when she approached me to do a guest-blog for her event. Below are the details about the book that I reviewed, but you will have to go to her blog to see my review in full!

Title:  Sweet Inspiration
Author: Penny Watson
My Rating: B+

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Klaus Brothers #1
Main Characters: Nicholas & Lucy
Release Date: December 2009
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $4.50
Borders- -
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance... Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at cafe owner Lucy Brewster sends him into an unexpected tailspin of lusty desires. When Lucy is injured, Nicholas makes a decision that catapults their lives into turmoil... Lucy Brewster, the free-spirited proprietor of Sweet Inspiration, has a flair for concocting sugary confections but no time for adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when she awakens in the North Pole...rambunctious elves, a fitness-obsessed Santa, and the man of her dreams. Does she have what it takes to become the next Mrs. Klaus?

My Review:
What a fabulous book to get you in the Christmas spirit. This book abounds with elfin magic, Christmas sweets, twinkling lights, and a fun romantic story. This is the story of Santa’s oldest son, Nicholas. He’s the oldest of Santa’s five boys and is expected to take over the family business (i.e. become Santa) although his passion is baking. His other passion is Lucy, from Eston, NY where she runs her own bakery. She doesn’t know about his family secret, but when she is mortally injured in an accident, she is thrown into the magical world that is the North Pole.
This book is so magical and so full of Christmas spirit. From page 1 when you are actually still in Eston, NY at Lucy’s bakery, the book simply sparkles with Christmas imagery and delights. Lucy is basically alone in her world with the exception of her customers from the bakery, but you can tell that they love her. Her giving and vivacious spirit captivates all who come into her bakery including Nicholas. He’s as captivated by her as he is by her wonderful baked goods.
Nicholas has his own bakery up at the North Pole which he runs very differently from the way that Lucy runs her. His bakery is very structured and regimented. They are complete opposites in the way that they do things but that brings out the best in both of them when they are together. They are a great couple.
This was an absolutely fabulous book and so sweet and perfect for a holiday read, but that doesn’t stop the passion between Lucy and Nicholas from being plenty hot…there are some fabulous love scenes in this book. I esp. liked the elfin magic that appears when their passions arise…a really fun little piece of magical inspiration.
From what I understand, each of the sons of Santa will get a book in this series. Judging from the glimpses we’ve seen of the boys in this book, Nicholas is the most traditional of the boys which means that there is more really fun books to come in this series. Something to look forward to each Christmas and to truly put in the mood for some Christmas magic of your own….

1 comment:

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Look...another place I can tell you Thank You for your awesome review! I really want to read this book and the whole series (if/when it's released). You are officially my first Guest Review on my site. :-D