Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Tour for Hey Santa by Jessica E. Subject (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today I'm giving you an early Christmas present that makes for a quick and sexy read.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of Hey Santa by Jessica E. Subject along with my review.  You can learn even more about this book by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Before you leave make sure to fill out the form below for your chance to win a $10 Amazon GC!

She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…
Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.
He’s waiting under the mistletoe…
Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.
All they’re asking for…
Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?


Claire smoothed her dress across her lap. The short hemline didn’t come close to reaching her knees, or barely her butt for that matter. Though a festive red color, the dress’s plunging neckline revealed even more skin. She shivered in her chair, ready to ask for her coat back. Why did she have to buy the shortest dress possible?
Like she needed it anyway, with her date already ten minutes late. She doubted he would show. Who wanted a socially inept woman? Heck, what man wanted to start dating someone two days before Christmas? She sighed, resting an elbow on the table. Why did I ask out Santa? She didn’t even know his name, what he looked like. Yet, she’d given him enough personal information to stalk her. Way to go, numbskull. She might as well have given him her house key. And since Tiffany had driven her to the restaurant, she’d have to take a cab back home.
“Hi, Claire. Sorry, I’m late.”
She jerked her head toward the deep, husky voice. Her Santa had arrived. But instead of the white-haired, bearded man with the fuzzy red suit, she stared at a Greek god. Broad shoulders. Muscles constricted by the sleeves of his dress shirt. His wavy brown hair looked wet, as if he’d recently stepped out of the shower. Or maybe snow had started to fall since she’d arrived. Pulse racing, she dared to gaze into his crystal blue eyes, the part of him she remembered from their meeting in the mall. Yet, even with his tanned complexion, something seemed not quite right with the color of his skin.
Was he as nervous as her? Her last non-double date occurred so long ago, she didn’t know how to act.
Not wanting to be rude, she stood to greet him. He had, after all, arrived rather than standing her up. And the sooner he touched her, the better.
Resting his hand on her hip, he moved closer, kissing her cheek, his lips soft and gentle. His breath smelled of fresh mint, a far cry from the last guy Tiffany had tried to set her up with.



Those looking for a quick and satisfying holiday read will get just that with Ms. Subject's latest release.  In a storyline that's been done before Ms. Subject gives us two lost and lonely souls who come together right before the holidays in a steamy yet heartwarming read.

After since Claire lost her entire family to an arsonist's fire she's just been going through the motions, scared to get close to anyone for fear of losing them.  She hasn't even dated but misses the closeness of even a one-night stand.  Her glimpse of a sexy Santa is the first time in a long time she's even been drawn to someone else and on a bet goes after him.  She notices his slight greenish hue but the immediate sparks between them has her forging ahead wholeheartedly into an after dinner dessert at his home where everything she once took for granted gets turned upside down.  Once she knows the truth about Alex will she keep his secret or will fear of him and his affect on her heart have her turning him away?  Claire is a likable character who's let the past control her future and it's heartwarming seeing her finally happy and thinking of the future.

Andy has been trapped on Earth for five years in constant fear that he'll be discovered and dissected for being an alien.  It's kept him separate from others as he doesn't want to slip up and reveal his secret.  Something about Claire calls to him and for the first time he's willing to reveal the truth about himself to keep her.  I found Andy endearing and could understand his fears as early sci-fi shows, which is what he basis his beliefs on, did resort to dissection.  It's a constant struggle for him to appear human and this unease was always apparent in his flashes of awkwardness.

Andy wasn't an obvious alien beyond his slight discoloration which he covered with make-up.  Very little is known about his background, his home planet, or the reason he's on earth.  With this part glossed over, the sci-fi element is greatly diminished which will disappoint fans of the genre.  The romance is satisfying though with their electric connection.  Their sexual interlude is steamy and encourages candid talk and further shows why they're a good match.  From start to finish this was an entertaining story though not allowing for much depth.  It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling with its romantic and emotional message of two lonely people uniting over the loneliest time of the year.  Its likable characters brought a smile to my face and it's another winner for Ms. Subject.

My rating for this is a B.

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.

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  1. Thank you so much, Jody, for featuring and reviewing Hey, Santa! :)

    1. Thank YOU for being here again and it was an honor to read another of your books!

      The Scarf Princess

    2. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) Have a great weekend!

  2. I loved Christmas dinners with my family, that is my favourite memory.

    1. Yes, so many great memories can be had around the dinner table. :) Thank you for visiting!