Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alright judgy mc-judgy...I know, it's not the sort of book I generally read/review, but hear me out. I clicked on this freebie download because I couldn't believe the title...I mean, A Christmas Carol is one of my FAVORITE books so how could one possibly turn it into "something else"? Then there's the cover...*ahem*...let's just say it was a tiny little thumbnail pic on my phone, but um, yeah, was rather "surprising" when viewed full size. Moving forward...it wasn't either of these things that really made me want to read it though, it was partially the description, but also the reviews. That's right, the reviews. I usually avoid reading multiple reviews of a book I'm considering, so again, it wasn't on MY list at first glance, but although people kept mentioning how "hot" it was, they also made note that the STORY behind the jingle-jangling was not to be missed. Well, now that I've read it, I have to say I strongly....AGREE!
I'm not going to sugar coat it, it's NOT for anyone less than a mature ADULT audience because yeah, there's a lot of "that", but Kandy and Linc are definitely characters I won't be forgetting anytime soon, and not simply for their ability to get down in a hurry. Kandy is an independent woman who runs her own business and really wants to succeed, but for herself and her staff. She puts her whole heart and soul into the business and when something goes off course, she takes a personal interest in correcting the situation. In this case, a missing Santa, his helper, and nary a jolly-old-saint-anything in sight...at least without the right motivation. Lincoln (aka Linc) is a successful businessman who puts up with the monkey suit when necessary, but prefers jeans and a button down. He's got the look, he's made the money, and though he truly gets grinchy this time of year, deep down he really cares....just don't tell him that or you may get the wrong end of the peppermint stick. He's got a past that's weighing him down, and no inclination to crack the shell he's created for himself...too bad he's set his own trap that's about to shake more than the balls on the tree, but oh what a beautiful sight they'll make if they can get through this holiday!
All in all, I was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed the STORY...but um yeah, just not one for sharing around the Christmas tree with the family. *wink wink*
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