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The Trouble With Elves [NOOK Book]

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Cal Martin loathes Christmas music, especially the clich?d carols pumped through the mall speakers on endless loop. Even worse is the holiday-themed hell of Santa's Village that looms right in front of the sports store he manages. It's yet another hurdle for Cal as he tries to survive the world of retail during the soul-sucking holiday season? until he catches a glimpse of one of Santa's elves and becomes infatuated with the cheery, gorgeous ...
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The Trouble With Elves

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Cal Martin loathes Christmas music, especially the clichéd carols pumped through the mall speakers on endless loop. Even worse is the holiday-themed hell of Santa's Village that looms right in front of the sports store he manages. It's yet another hurdle for Cal as he tries to survive the world of retail during the soul-sucking holiday season… until he catches a glimpse of one of Santa's elves and becomes infatuated with the cheery, gorgeous guy dressed in candy-cane tights.

Of course, just walking up to the guy and asking him out isn't easy, and a botched attempt at matchmaking ends up turning a simple courtship into a mess for the gossip page. What can Cal do to overcome his social ineptitude, correct erroneous assumptions, and maybe have a merry little Christmas of his own?

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149101214
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,183,813
  • File size: 755 KB

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog. Elves are the real

    Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog.

    Elves are the real troublemakers in this story, especially one of Santa's helpers. Two newly hired mall employees work as elves and
    help Santa at a display during the holiday season. These two are also twins with similar names, Alexandra and Alexander. Cal likes
    the male elf but due to the confusion with their names, everybody thinks that he likes the girl elf. Things really go downhill when the girl
    elf's jealous boyfriend injures Cal.

    I love the cheesiness of the story and the romance between the MCs is cute. I love Xander's passion for chessy Christmas songs and
    music but doesn't want to be a star, instead he wants to teach. Cal is a little bitter over his short career as a baseball star and missing
    direction in life. However, Xander totally brings out the adorably awkward side of him. I also love Cal's brother's personality. He's very
    accepting of Cal's sexuality and is very intuitive on how to help Cal get close to Xander, the male elf. The only character I dislike is the
    female elf, Alex, who is incredibly vain, dumb, and self-centered.

    The story has a strong and interesting beginning but a weak ending ruins the holiday, cheerful feel that the book is supposed to have.
    The wrap up is very abrupt and the conclusion is...well...not conclusive in regards to Alex, Cal's career, Cal and Xander's relationship,
    and some confusing people whose names were mentioned but never appeared in the story.

    Overall, this is a very cute story set in the mall during the holidays about a sports manager and a Santa's helper. The initial
    awkwardness and cute romance between Cal and Xander are the best moments of the book.

    *review copy received in exchange for an honest review*

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