Thursday, December 25, 2014
Secret Santo by Carla Caruso
Holly Plume is a bookseller by day and a romance blogger by night, dishing out scathing reviews under her pseudonym, Sultry Scarlet. When she scores an invite to the publishing event of the year, Holly couldn't be more excited. Finally a chance to meet her favourite author, the mysterious thriller writer known only as AJ Ruffo.
When Holly literally falls into the arms of the mysterious and charming Santo Randolfi, she's sure it must be AJ. After all, Santo has tousled good looks, dark curls, luscious lips . . . He's exactly what she'd imagined. But when Santo reveals he's actually the author of a romance novel Holly recently slammed on her blog, keeping her online identity a secret becomes vital.
As Holly struggles to keep Santo from learning the truth, she realizes just how much she likes him. But when he discovers who she is, will their relationship be over before it's even begun?
This is a cute Christmas novella. It is a fun, light-hearted read that I easily read in one sitting. Looking for a short but enjoyable break from the chaos of the holidays? This could be the right book for you.
I really enjoyed it, but there did not seem to be a ton of substance to it. I think this is the shortest novella that I have read in a while, so that has something to do with it I'm sure. I think it was smart on the authors part not to include many characters. Any more than the ones already included would have been overwhelming to the reader in such a short novella.
While this book was lacking in the substance, it was fully of cheese. There were parts of it that were very cheesy. I don't really have anything against that though. I love a good cheesy romance. Overall, this book was an enjoyable read.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.