Sunday, 11 December 2011


Title:  Secret Santa
Author: Kristine cheney
Secret SantaDate Published: 19th October 2011

Description: Holly Gordon's estrangement from her family makes loneliness of the Christmas season hit close to home. Volunteering for the annual Ashton Falls Secret Santa Program is more than a comfort, it's a blessing. Just knowing she's able to help another hurting soul experience the joy of a heartfelt Christmas makes her own reality a tiny bit sweeter, that is, until Marcus Jenner ends up on her list.

Marcus Jenner is more than a bronze, muscled looker. This Chickasaw loner isn't happy being placed on the town's Secret Santa list. Suffering from the blow of a devastating loss, he has chosen to withdraw from living almost completely. For the life of him, he can't figure why this pretty little blonde keeps bumping into him, calling him by name, and insisting on giving him presents. Unfortunately for Marcus, every time she does, a billowing cloud of havoc seems to ensue. Why can't this uninvited vixen leave him alone?

They say time and fate have all of the answers. Holly, in all of her innocence, is drawn to Marcus like a moth to the flame. But Marcus has no intentions of submitting to the threat of his newfound feelings. A painful exchange pushes their lives into a pendulum chaos. His demand for privacy is granted by Holly's hidden illness. Her sudden absence hits him hard, especially when the arrival of a stranger delivers the rest of his gifts. Right away, he knows something's horribly wrong.

Love and selfless giving can rouse a wounded, sleeping heart. But sometimes a Secret Santa gets a few unexpected gifts of her own.

Review:  In this book we start with Holly who has been given the task of secret Santa to a guy called Marcus. Marcus doesn't accept the gifts Holly has been leaving for him because he is unsure of why she is leaving them and having to deal with the  first Christmas without his wife Marcus just wants to be alone.  But unknown to him, Holly is in need to do this because she has lacked the closeness with her family  that normally comes at Christmas.
We see the couple work through there past problems and grow so close together.

This story was so much more then I  was expecting, it was so emotional and I found my self crying like a baby. I love Kristine's work because I find  her story's have a way of making you feel like your on the journey with the characters not just reading about them. What a roller coaster ride for your heat this book was, I was so sat on the edge of my seat not just wanting to know what was going to happen next BUT needing to know.  This book has something for every one, Laughter, Romance, Passion what more could a reader want from a book. If you are looking for a gift for someone for Christmas then I'm going to say that this is the perfect gift. A wonderful Christmas  story to give someone you love for a Christmas gift.




  1. Oh my gosh! I have this one on my Kindle. And after your review, I'm going to dive right in.

    Oooohhh I love your blog. Definitely a place ogle when it'S winter outside..ha-ha. Love it!

  2. Very moving review, now I have to run and grab this. Sometimes you just need a cathartic cry and this sounds like the perfect read for it.

  3. Great review babes. I have this book on my SONY just waiting to be read too.

  4. Awwww...thank you, sweetheart, for another beautiful review. I'm so glad you loved Secret Santa. I am madly in love with this story.

    Thank you, Cecilia and Blue Shedevil, for giving Secret Santa your consideration. I just know you will enjoy it.

    Kiki, I can't wait for you to read it.

    Love you all!


    Kristine Cheney

  5. I'm off to get this one right now! Great review, doll xo