Elves with Benefits is book 4 in Jana Aston’s Reindeer Falls series but don’t worry. This book stands just great on its own! This is the story of Maggie, a “Christmas Cop” aka holiday enforcement officer (and relator) whose job it is during the holidays is to write up citations for those houses and buildings in Reindeer Falls that don’t adhere to the holiday decorating code.
Now, the idea of a Christmas Cop is a bit tough for me to swallow at the moment since I hear of so many real police killing actual people so I kind of had to push that part out of my head. This could be a make or break thing for some readers, so proceed with caution.
What I did thoroughly enjoy is seeing Maggie and the hero of the book, big city architect Ryan Sheppard fall in love. It happens swiftly (this is a fairly short story) but it has a lot of heart. Ryan is definitely a bit of a Grinch in the beginning but Maggie wins him over with her love of Reindeer Falls. And Maggie’s love of Christmas and the holiday season and all it evokes, for me, that’s how I feel so those feelings hit close to home for me. Maggie did not have a great childhood and so she really clings to her love for Reindeer Falls. She has finally found home and with Ryan, true love.
Their ending is a bit swift and sort of anti-climactic but I enjoyed the ride so I will not complain. Elves with Benefits sets the tone for a fun and festive holiday romance! (Naughtier than Hallmark, which I appreciate.)
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My name is Ryan Sheppard and I don’t care about Christmas. I’m only returning to my over-the-top Christmas-themed hometown to sell the house I inherited from my late uncle so I can get back to the city and the promotion I’m chasing at work.
Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in my plan.
Because according to the town Christmas cop, there’s a moratorium on selling houses during December. She says it’s bad for the aesthetic. She’s also slapping an alarming number of tickets on my front door. For being in violation of holiday décor. And I swear on Rudolph himself, one is for ‘unsportsmanlike Christmassing.’
To top it all off, this Christmas cop looks like a red-headed elf.
A sexy red-headed elf…
About the Author:
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.
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