Quinn doesn’t love Christmas . . . and this year is setting up to be a real winner of a holiday. When her father, who is the local Santa, comes down with the flu taking both him and her mom out of the family business of running the local Christmas grotto, Quinn is left holding the reins . . . and in need of a Santa Claus in a town known for its holiday festivities. When the only option happens to be her highschool flame from almost a decade ago who left her high and dry all those years ago, she knows the season can’t get any worse.
When Nicholas offers to fill in as the town Santa, he most definitely has ulterior motives. But, Quinn has no intentions of making anything easy on him. And, As the resident Grinch and holder of a grudge spanning 9 years, she is definitely going to make Nicholas work for it.
Even though the heat between them is hot enough to melt all the snow and their friendship seems to be slowly getting back on the right track, Quinn is terrified for more since Nicholas is only in town temporarily for the holiday. But, what if Santa has a bit of a secret he isn’t quite ready to reveal yet?
Rebel Without a Claus was tons of flirty fun with quick and witty banter, a grandpa who loves his eggnog a bit too much, a matchmaking but well meaning mother and an incredibly pregnant and spoiled sister adding to the fun of Quinn’s grinchiness and Nicholas’s holiday cheer as this couple works though a ton of baggage while working to save the town Christmas Grotto and Santa Claus experience.
Emma Hart pulled together a crazy cast of characters that add humor and all the feels because there is always something deeper than expected going on that unexpectedly adds to the depth of plot while keeping the story a fantastic holiday rom com. I really adored the verbal sparring between Quinn and pretty much everyone, but especially Nicholas as she complains about the holiday (while secretly loving it). And, I loved just how all in Nicholas was trying to make up for the way things ended between him and Quinn in the past. 5 stars!
Rebel Without a Claus
by Emma Hart
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you’re Quinn Langley.
I’ve hated the festive season for as long as I can remember, but this year really takes the chestnut. My family has run Snow Cove’s grotto for the past sixty years, but when my dad—our resident Santa Claus—gets the flu, it’s down to me to find a new Santa and save Christmas.
If only Grandpa would stop spiking the eggnog…
Oh, and if I had more than twenty-four hours to do it. Not to mention that all the people who can help me are already busy with their own plans for the Christmas fair.
Until Nicholas freaking White knocks on the grotto door.
I haven’t seen or spoken to him since he took my v-card and abandoned me in a motel room nine years ago, but he’s my only option. I have no choice but to let him be my Santa Claus, or I risk ruining Christmas for hundreds of kids.
The last place I want to be is stuffed in the grotto with Nicholas, being Santa’s not so happy little helper, still desperately trying to hold onto my grudge.
Now, if only we could stop finding ourselves under mistletoe, that would be great…
Rebel Without A Claus is a hilarious, sexy, festive standalone novel.
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.