Guest Post by A.J. Raven
“Hubba Hubba Santa Claus” by LaRae Parry is an enjoyable little read. It’s quick, it’s fun, and you want the protagonist to win. You will find yourself reading from cover to cover to see how the story unfolds.
The story is about Shelly Sam. She is an aspiring journalist and in order to get into a huge publishing company she ends up taking up a job as a man. And not just any job, she has to play the role of Santa Claus. However, things don’t go according to plan when she bumps into ‘the one’ while dressed as a man. What follows is a series of enjoyable events where we see a woman trying to determine how ‘the one’ feels about her, even though he thinks she’s a dude. The characters are all well fleshed out. I enjoyed the character of Rhonda, Shelly’s older sister. Even though the sisters have their differences, Rhonda is always there to help her. The male character, or ‘the one’, is Brant. He’s a likable character who seems to have issues when it comes to his relationship with his father. There were a lot of funny moments in the story, especially when Shelly tried to act and sound masculine.
In the end, Shelly does come out as a woman to Brant and I thought everything would be okay. But even then the revelation gave rise to a problem linked to Brant’s father. Now that was a twist I was not expecting! However, as this was a little and funny love story, I knew everything would turn out to be fine for Shelly and Brant.
“Hubba Hubba Santa Claus” gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. It was able to tell the story it was meant to, all the characters were important and well fleshed out, and the funny moments were just hilarious. Give it a read and we’ll talk about it.