Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers #1) by Penny Watson
What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance…
Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at café owner Lucy Brewster sends him into an unexpected tailspin of lusty desires. When Lucy is injured, Nicholas makes a decision that catapults both of their lives into turmoil ….
Lucy Brewster, the free-spirited proprietor of Sweet Inspiration, has a flair for concocting sugary confections but no time for adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when she awakens in the North Pole…rambunctious elves, a fitness-obsessed Santa, and the man of her dreams. Does she have what it takes to become the next Mrs. Klaus?
Sweet Inspiration was the second romance novel that I ever read and I loved it. It’s light hearted, whimsical and quirky. Nicholas is drawn to Lucy at first because of her baking. It’s a passion they both share as well as, it turns out, a passion for each other. Nicholas is a big, burly, bearded man, as one might expect from a son of Santa Claus, and the heir apparent to the main family business of bringing Christmas to the kids of the world. When things go pear shaped and Lucy ends up back at the North Pole, the fun really begins. Meeting the inhabitants of the North Pole as Penny imagines them was wonderful. Getting to see the North Pole as Lucy learns her way around was so much fun. Watching Nicholas and Lucy fall for each other was wonderful. This really is a fairy tale love story.
Sweet Magik (The Klaus Brothers #2)
Oskar Klaus’ job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It’s not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year’s Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.
Kiana Grant’s Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that’s hard to resist. Before she knows it, she’s in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa’s youngest son.
There’s just one problem…a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself…
I was so excited when I found out the second Klaus Brothers book was coming out last November. I had had so much fun with the first one, I wanted to see what story Penny came up with for the next brother. Oskar and Kiana’s story did not disappoint. In fact, I liked this story a little more. Part of it was that I knew the characters. As much as I loved meeting them all in the first book, we get to know them more in the second. There is also more that goes on in this book. We not only get to know the Klaus family better, the elves play a bigger role in this story which makes Penny’s world seem more real, more substantial. And now I am yet again, waiting excitedly for the next installment of this series!
PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a treehouse.
A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass researcher (don’t ask). After taking time off to raise her two spirited children, she decided to rekindle her passion for storytelling. Now she gets to incorporate her wide array of interests, including gardening, cooking and travel into her works of fiction. Penny lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino kids, and a wiener dog.
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