Book Reviews

Naughty Boys (Bats and Balls 1) by Ashley Ladd at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by CAS on 18-October-2011

Book Blurb

Drew's had other Secret Santas but never one like this - on that gives him erotic sex toys every day of the week leading up to Christmas.

When Ryan picks Drew's name in the office Secret Santa draw, he can't help but spoil the man of his fantasies. He finds that it really is better to give than receive when he has fun sneaking sex toys into Drew's office every day of the week before Christmas. He hopes Drew will be as turned on as him, and that Drew will return his feelings to make this their best Christmas ever.

Book Review

Christmas is a time to gather together with friends and loved ones and celebrate the Season. It's also a wonderfully magical time to fall in love. Secret Santas, secret admirers and a Christmas Masquerade Party Contest add a touch of mystery and merriment to this sweet heartwarming holiday romance. Beware of the punch, it seems someone has spiked it with a bit of ‘hell has no fury' and a splash of coming out angst.

Ryan is a very attractive and desirable man in the eyes of women and men alike. I really liked this warm, humorous, and outgoing man. He's is also very creative as witnessed by his costume for the masquerade party and the thought and care he puts into the gifts he selects for Drew. The overwhelming sense of joy he experiences through Drew's obvious enjoyment of the gifts was quite contagious. It was great fun watching him pull out all the stops in wooing the delightfully shy and elusive Drew.

Drew is an incredibly sweet unassuming man. Thanks to the careless words of a former lover he sees himself as a shy boring homebody destined to be alone. I loved his reaction to each and every gift from his secret Santa. He's so genuinely pleased and appreciative of the thoughtful ones and his enthusiastic response to the more personal kinky ones is anything but shy and boring. Drew's uncertainty as to who his secret admirer is provides a few interestingly awkward moments. Neither he nor Ryan are out at their jobs. As much as he's hoping Ryan is his man, it is just as likely his secret Santa is a woman.

This is a quick and enjoyable read any time of the year. These naughty boys are on my list for a nice holiday assortment of condoms, a little something they seemed to have missed in all the hustle and bustle. Makin' a list checkin' it twice, gonna' find out who's naughty or nice. Come join the fun and celebrate the Season as Ryan and Drew discover contrary to popular belief... naughty boys' Christmas wishes really do come true.


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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 45 pages/14838 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-November-2010
Price $2.50 ebook
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