Book Reviews

Christmas Pics by Piper Whitney at Silver Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-December-2013

Book Blurb

Jess Venable and Damon Oliver are the proud parents of five-year-old, Madison. When they find out another child has told her Santa isn't real, Damon and Jess set out to prove to her he is.

Damon Oliver can hardly believe what he's hearing when his five-year-old daughter, Madison, tells him another child has said there is no such thing as Santa Claus. Believing no child should have their belief stolen from them, Damon enlists the help of his husband, Jess Venable, to show her Santa is indeed real.

 

Book Review

Christmas always seems to be more exciting with kids around, and this year, Jess and Oliver find that their five-year-old daughter definitely keeps them entertained as well as on their toes. And of course, since they are proud parents, they have to do anything and everything to make sure her belief in Santa isn't taken from her by another kid's statements. Filled with lots of love and some typical family situations and parenting dilemmas, this is a cute Christmas story about a little girl and her loving fathers who would move heaven and earth (even dress up in a Santa costume) to make her happy.

Jess may be a cop in his professional life, but there is nothing tough about him when he faces his daughter. When she wants something from him, he cannot resist, just like he is unable to turn down her biological father. I loved how he ends up leaving the difficult decisions, like telling her they cannot have a flocked tree because it's too messy in the house, to Damon. He uses the age-old excuse that he's okay with it, but Damon has to agree. And what does Damon do when she starts begging him? Exactly. They end up with a flocked tree anyway.

Damon has some sort of an important business or finance job, but his husband and daughter are far more important to him than any spreadsheets. When he picks Madison up from school and she asks him if it's true that Santa doesn’t exist, he knows exactly what to do. He, too, will do anything to make her happy, even if he keeps saying Jess is the "weaker" one and always caves. He made me smile since his efforts to appear strict were just as quickly proven to be parenting theory as Jess's.

If you like sweet Christmas stories where adorable kids have their fathers wrapped around their little fingers, and if you're looking for a read full of love and Christmas cheer, then you will probably like this short story.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 59 pages/10084 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-December-2013
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