All NYPD Vice Detective Nick Palladin wants for Christmas is a transfer to the K-9 Unit. He just needs to close this one last big case first—shutting down a human trafficking ring run by a scummy veterinarian. Which is why he’s out on a street corner dressed as Santa Claus, ringing a bell and taking covert photos of the vet’s customers, hoping one of them might be the link he needs to put the bastard out of business for good.
But Nick’s irrepressible terrier has a very different Christmas wish. Airedale Zenon—cleverly disguised as Rudolph—has set his sights on a cute little perfumed fluff ball trotting his way…along with the adorably sexy lady holding her leash. When the two are suddenly accosted, well, what’s a gentleman—canine or Santa—to do? Why run to the rescue, of course! And hope for the best holiday gift ever…true love.
Must Love Santa is a fun and sexy short story sure to put a little jolly in your holiday. Nick is a detective that is dressed as Santa, undercover, staking out a vet that he suspects has criminal ties. He promised a young girl he would avenge her death, so he agrees to act as Santa on his days off to keep an eye on the vet’s office. Emily stumbles in front of him, literally, and their dogs take off to the park for some fun of their own. Later, Nick shows up to return Emily’s wallet (with dinner in tow) and they both skip right to dessert.
Nick’s dog, Zenon, and Pogo, Emily’s friend’s dog that she is taking care of, are the real stars of this book! I couldn’t stop laughing at their shenanigans. The dogs even played a big part in the mystery within the story. Loved that! Overall, I really enjoyed this book and all that it entailed. It’s a GREAT way to pass the afternoon.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nina Bruhns’ adventurous romantic thrillers contain a unique blend of interesting characters and settings, twisty suspense and sizzling romance. To date she has published over 30 award-winning novels.
Aside from hitting #11 on the New York Times Best Seller List, other awards and honors for Ms. Bruhns’s books have included two RITA nominations, three Daphne du Maurier Awards for the Year’s Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book, two Romantic Times Reviewer Award for Best Book of the Year for series romance, a National Readers Choice Award, and five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, just to name a few.
Read more about Nina Bruhns and her books on her website: http://www.NinaBruhns.com