'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa [NOOK Book]

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With the help of a sprig of mistletoe and some snow angels, a recently single pastry chef teaches a highly successful and sexy Scrooge the true meaning of the holidays on a snowy Christmas Eve that quickly heats up.

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With the help of a sprig of mistletoe and some snow angels, a recently single pastry chef teaches a highly successful and sexy Scrooge the true meaning of the holidays on a snowy Christmas Eve that quickly heats up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622662944
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Series: Entangled Indulgence
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 111,235
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



Kate Hardy is an award-winning author of more than 50 books for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her novel 'Breakfast at Giovanni's' won the RNA Romance Prize in 2008 and she's been shortlisted three more times for the award, as well as for two Romantic Times awards.

She lives in Norwich in the east of England with her husband, two children, a springer spaniel called Byron, and too many books to count. She's a bit of a nerd who loves cinema, the theatre, history and cooking (which is why she has to go to the gym five times a week - oh, and to ballroom dancing lessons), and adores anything Italian. She loves doing research, particularly if it's hands-on and means experimenting with cooking (on her website, most of her books have a recipe connected to them). Reviewers say that her books are full of warmth, heart and charm - and also that you'll learn something new and interesting from them!

Kate also writes bestselling local history books under the name of Pamela Brooks.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Mitch is not a fan of Christmas, but he is determined to impress

    Mitch is not a fan of Christmas, but he is determined to impress his boss to be considered for a promotion. So off he heads to dress up as Santa to hand out presents to kids. Once there he meets Ellie the woman temporary in charge of the event. Ellie is in the States to away from her family and start a new life. Her first impression of Santa is not the best, but fate has another plan in mind for these two. Having to spend some time alone while a storm passes through Mitch and Ellie get to know each other better while their attraction builds in the background.

    Although I liked this story, I have to admit that I did not feel connected to either character. Their stories were interesting but I can’t help but think that there was much more that could have been revealed about them. I enjoyed their conversions and the author did a great job of bringing their attraction to the page. Their connection felt a little underdeveloped, but not enough for me to not want to see where their time together would lead.

    All in all, a sweet, romantic story with emotional overtones.

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  • Posted November 14, 2013

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    'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa was a cute read, though as fluffy

    'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa was a cute read, though as fluffy as a snowy night. There wasn't a whole lot of justification given for the immediate prejudice both Mitch and Ellie feel for one another, and their capitulation into something more is fairly sudden, even for a novella. It wasn't a bad way to spend an hour or so, though, and it definitely had me looking forward to hot chocolate and making snow angels.




    And snow days. So I can catch up on my reading, of course.




    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted November 13, 2013

    I liked this novella, things happened a little too fast, but it

    I liked this novella, things happened a little too fast, but it was nice meeting these two lost souls and watching them finding each other made this christmas perfect. My only problem was the speed, but they are good together. Mitch has suffered a lot and Christmas was a difficult time for him, so I can understand his reasons for judging the holiday and trying to stay away. Ellie was a nice girl and I don’t think she loved her ex-husband that much, because she talks like they friends more than ever. I think these two are nice together and the sex was extra hot.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

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    Fun, quick read!  Demolished it easily in one sitting!  Quite cu

    Fun, quick read!  Demolished it easily in one sitting!  Quite cute & funny!  Would read again!  

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    Enjoyable Christmas story! Mitch is self centered and aloof to t

    Enjoyable Christmas story! Mitch is self centered and aloof to the needs of others. He focuses on the bottom line only. This is his Christmas story at getting his heart out of the "emotional freezer" and joining the human race.

    Ellie is a sweetheart. Only someone like heart can undertake the task of melting Mitch's heart and helping him look at life with different eyes. Loved reading this story!

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

    'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa is wonderful Christmas story.  Kat

    'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa is wonderful Christmas story.  Kate Hardy writes a sweet story.  Mitch Carter looking to be the next head of his firm.  In order to do this he needs show that he has a heart.  His boss is sending him to be Santa.  And Ellie Brown who is a recently single pastry chef helping her godmother for the holiday.

    If your looking for that little touch of Romance check out 'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa.  The story will have you wanted to make snow angels and kissing under the mistletoe.  This is an easy and sweet read for the holiday. 

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    With the Christmas holiday season right around the corner, 'Tis

    With the Christmas holiday season right around the corner, 'Tis The Season To Kiss Santa by Kate Hardy is the perfect holiday novella to get you in the spirit of the season.




    Mitch Carter is a Philadelphia PR executive who doesn't celebrate Christmas since he doesn't have good memories of it growing up. He is on the fast track to taking over the PR agency when his boss C.J Holford retires next year, but C.J. has one more test for Mitch before he makes his decision: show that Mitch has a heart and take C.J.'s place as Santa at a children's party at a local hospice.




    Ellie Brown is a British pastry chef who has come to Philadelphia to start over after a divorce, and to help her Godmother run the bakery/catering service while she is in the hospital for a hip replacement. Ellie loves Christmas, and she dresses as The Chief Elf while catering the children's party at the hospice.




    An unexpected snowstorm has Mitch and Ellie snowed in and sharing Christmas Eve together, giving them a chance to break down the walls, open up, and take a risk at love, making it a special Christmas to remember.




    'Tis The Season To Kiss Santa is a wonderful holiday romance novella that has a lot of Christmas joy, spirit, and hot sensuous romance. Author Kate Hardy weaves an enjoyable tale of two people finding unexpected love at Christmas that leaves the reader with a smile on their face. This is a sweet romance romance that will tug at the heartstrings as Mitch is humbled at the children's party and he learns to open up his heart, while Ellie learns that it's okay to take a risk with her heart once again. I got lost in the sensuous and passionate slow-building love scene between Mitch and Ellie, their chemistry was electric, and their romance was very sexy and tender, I sure wouldn't mind kissing Santa!




    'Tis The Season To Kiss Santa is an enjoyable little holiday story. The joy of the holiday season and the true meaning of Christmas comes shining through in this uplifting and tender novella, it will definitely put the reader in the holiday spirit.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

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    A quick enjoyable Christmas read

    Reviewed by Kim
    for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

    This was a nice little story. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I felt disconnected from the characters. However, I was still able to enjoy the book.

    Because of Mitch's upbringing, he isn't a fan of Christmas. In fact he's been called Ebenezer. It's not that Mitch is a bad guy, because he isn't. His past just doesn't hold the memories of what great Christmases are all about. When his boss questions if he has a heart, Mitch puts on a Santa suit for one hour to prove that he does.

    Ellie loves Christmas. After getting divorced and losing her business, she is in the U.S. to help her Godmother who is recovering from hip surgery and find out what she wants to do next with her life.

    An unexpected blizzard traps these two together on Christmas Eve and together they find a love of Christmas and discover that sometimes it's okay to take risks.

    Source: Publisher: Entangled ~ Indulgence

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

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    I received this book for review from the publisher and the autho

    I received this book for review from the publisher and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  

    This was the perfect story to start off this series but I think it would be great to read this one on Christmas Eve – a great reminder of the true meaning of the holiday.  With the holidays adding stress to our already hectic lives why not take an hour just for yourself and read this great novella.  By the time you finish reading, you’ll get rid of the tissues and have a smile on your face.  And your stress will disappear for a little while.  This is a must read.

    As you get closer to Christmas and you’re out shopping and having a hard time trying to figure out what to get for the person who has everything, why not make a donation.  If you have a hospice in your area why not make a donation in the name of that person.  This way you are helping someone with a great gift.  I know personally what a great job the people at hospice are.  Without them, my mother would not have been able to be home at that time in her life.

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

    Ellie Brown has come to Philadelphia to help her godmother reco

    Ellie Brown has come to Philadelphia to help her godmother recover from surgery. She has to get away from the suffocating sympathy she is receiving from her family. Hospice is having a Christmas party for the children and she is helping out as Santa's elf. However, Santa is a grump. Mitch doesn't like the holiday. His childhood memory of his parents fighting colors his outlook, but he agrees to help his boss, CJ, give the children this treat. His feeling changes once he meets the children and his English Elf. The pain and hurt lifts when he spends more time with Ellie. When he drives her home in a blizzard, he finds himself snowbound with this lovely woman. They joy of the holiday season brings them together as does their physical attraction. This novella is uplifting and joyful. You feel the happiness as these two take a chance on love. The author makes the characters come alive and fills you with happiness. A perfect story to put you in the holiday mood.

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

    I want to kiss Santa. And not the rotund cuddly grandfather type

    I want to kiss Santa. And not the rotund cuddly grandfather type chap. No I want the brooding businessman who appears more Scrooge than St. Nick.

    It's sweet, sexy, touching and humbling and Mitch and Ellie are completely loveable characters. There's no question that it's well-written and flows well, but I had what I call my 'novella niggle'; just as I became completely invested and had fallen in love, it was over.

    Nevertheless it's a great little read that fills you with festive warmth. 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4 as 'tis the season to be jolly).

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

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    I love Christmas stories! This story is about Mitch and Ellie. M

    I love Christmas stories! This story is about Mitch and Ellie. Mitch is a PR executive, whose boss wants him to fill in for him and be Santa Claus at a children's hospice. Ellie is playing the part of "Chief Elf", filling in for her godmother who is recuperating from hip surgery. Read this short story as these two get better acquainted while being stuck together in a snowstorm.

    This is a sweet romance that really tugs on the heart strings. Want to get more into the Christmas spirit? Read this book!

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    This is perfect for Christmas reading. I¿m not a huge fan of no

    This is perfect for Christmas reading.

    I’m not a huge fan of novellas, they’re too short and there’s barely enough time for any growth or background of the characters. But I just got lost in this story, so much so, that I finished it in just over an hour. The chemistry between the characters is electric and boy, oh, boy, Mitch would definitely make any woman weak at the knees. And surprisingly, the characters managed to grow during the short space of time that the story covers. 
    This was a relaxing and sexy read. Let me tell you, it gave me some awesome plans for Santa this year *wink, wink*

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

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    Kate Hardy's holiday novella is fabulous and fun and rates five

    Kate Hardy's holiday novella is fabulous and fun and rates five kisses for Santa!
    I love grumpy would-be Santa's who find hope and love in Christmas, so Kate Hardy's holiday novella, 'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa is a perfect holiday read for me. Plus I really enjoy Kate Hardy's romances. She is an author that I always have looked out for in the Harlequin imprint and was happy to see she's also publishing with Entangled Indulgence.
    The hero, Mitch, an upwardly mobile PR exec, and heroine, Ellie, a pastry chef, couldn't have more divergent views on Christmas. He's been blackmailed by his boss to serve as Santa for at a hospice ward for children, while she's happily filling in as Chief Elf, arranging all the goodies for kids, families, and staff - and trying to keep Mitch in line. I love the fact that Hardy keeps her British voice by making Ellie a visiting chef from London, in this story set in the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia. And that she helps her obtuse hero see the meaning of the holidays through the love the children express for their siblings in this cancer ward.
    As this is a very short story I won't reveal more about the plot except to say there are some very steamy moments (Santa, really?!) and also some very tender, moving ones that are filled with holiday warmth and cheer.
    Do treat yourself and a friend to this wonderful story that will become a Christmas classic on your e-reader (or in my case, my trusty Kindle). And sending off five kisses to Santa for delivering such a great read!
    I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

    I received an ARC of this novella in exchange for an honest revi

    I received an ARC of this novella in exchange for an honest review. I couldn't decide between 3 stars and 4 and that is only due to my personal taste and has nothing to do with the writing. I think the author is talented. I tend to not read too many novella's unless they are a continuation of characters I've read in other books. I thought the writing was great and (because of my tastes) I would have loved for this to have been a full length novel. The story drew me in so much that I flipped the page and was bummed that it was over.

    Mitch is a PR exec, who's horrible family Christmas' left him disillusioned. He's been asked by his boss to help with a charity function.

    Ellie is about as festive as they come. She's visiting America to help her godmother who normally caters the charity function.

    Can Ellie change his Scrooge like opinion?

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    Posted December 26, 2013

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