Book Reviews

Wrapped Up With Tinsel by Kanata Pierre at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Mythological Creatures / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-December-2012

Book Blurb

Fifty years ago, “Nick” vowed never to be alone on Christmas Night again after Mrs. Claus left him. He dieted, shaved, and dyed his hair and, with his charm and appeal, made his way through the naughty list. Now, Nick finds himself alone on Christmas Night, Ms. “I-Starred-in-Three-Movies-Last-Year” cancelling their date at the last moment.

Tinsel, Nick’s assistant elf, struggles to find Santa a date and ignores calls from his unfaithful gift wrapper of an ex, prompting Nick to invite Tinsel to an impromptu Christmas dinner. Amidst burgers and merlot, they enjoy each other’s company and begin to wonder if there’s more to their relationship than boss and subordinate.

Book Review

This is a short, fun read about a somewhat modernized "Nick" Santa Claus and his extremely organized personal assistant, an elf named Tinsel. I liked the references to Santa Claus in today's day and age, including a divorce, a penthouse in New York, and endless, meaningless dates with celebrities and film stars. Tinsel working his cell phone to try to stay on top of things as he evades his ex boyfriend was too cute.

After the shock of his wife leaving him, Nick is determined to make amends. He loses weight, dyes his hair, and makes an effort to have a social life. Not that any of this is important to Tinsel, he liked the old Nick just as much. When both men end up alone one night, they spend it together, and suddenly there is a lot more between them. Their bedroom activities are playful, and the way they tease each other was funny.

If you like Christmas stories that don’t take themselves (or the legend of Santa Claus) too seriously, if you're up for a slightly more modern version of what might be going on at the North Pole, and if you're looking for a short, fun read, you may like this story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 18 pages/4100 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-December-2012
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