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Santa Baby by Heidi Cullinan

Trimming the tree is more fun with three.

Twin Cities developer Dale Davidson has come to Logan, Minnesota, to turn it into Christmas Town, not to give in to Arthur Anderson’s offer to join him and his fiancé, Gabriel Higgins, for a Christmas Eve threesome. Dale is polyamorous, but it’s clear Arthur is offering a night of fun and nothing more. Maybe one night with the couple he admires so much won’t hurt…

Together the three of them light a fire hot enough to boil Lake Superior in January, and one night of fun becomes an extended engagement as Dale puts down some tentative roots in his new hometown. Everyone loves Dale, Logan’s own Santa Claus, and somehow no one knows what wild times are happening right underneath their noses. No one knows, either, the complicated ways they’re falling in love with one another.

But a shadow from Dale’s past emerges, an abuser threatening him with violence and shame. Ronny doesn’t want a happy ever after for Dale, only to draw him back into a consuming darkness. It will take the love of not only Gabriel and Arthur but all of Logan to convince their Santa he has nothing to be ashamed of—and that he will always have a home in their hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996120388
Publisher: Heidi Cullinan
Publication date: 11/09/2016
Series: Minnesota Christmas Series , #4
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there's no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, playing with her cats, and watching television with her family. Find out more about Heidi at heidicullinan.com.

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Santa Baby (Minnesota Christmas, #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Santa Baby is the fourth story of the Minnesota Christmas series, and takes a bit of a twist by having a couple who already had their happy ending in Sleigh Ride (book 2 of the series) and introducing a third man into their relationship. I haven’t read Sleigh Ride (though it is on my TBR) so I didn’t have a vested interest in this couple already when I started reading Santa Baby and was able to enjoy the story without any preconceived expectations. Arthur and Gabriel have a satisfying and loving relationship, and a kinky one at that with Arthur being the dominant one and Gabriel a happy sub. When their past acquaintance Dale comes to town to help turn Logan, Minnesota into ‘Christmas town’ Arthur is aware of Gabriel’s crush on Dale and that it is returned. His offer of a Christmas Eve threesome sounds like fun, but Gabriel’s worry about what his real feelings towards Dale might mean for his relationship with Arthur is a concern that can't be taken lightly. Dale is polyamorous and understands the complexity of being involved with a couple. But he still is haunted by a past abusive relationship, one where his submissive status was taken advantage of by a lover who is still in his work circles. When he, Arther and Gabriel come to an understanding, he can get his kinky side satisfied, but isn’t sure about committing fully to them. Can this threesome find their way to an unconventional but loving happy ending? This is not your traditional Christmas story by any means, though the holiday theme runs through it. What it is, is a look at a couple who are happy and complete and then find that they can expand their horizons by inviting in a third man. This is obviously not without some tension and stress as the roles they will play in the relationship get sorted out, and they worry about how their friends and neighbours will react to a threesome in their midst. Arthur being dominant, and Gabriel and Dale both being submissive means lots of kinky and steamy scenes. Clearly there is enough love to go around, and while Dale’s abusive past (and still sometimes present) is difficult to read about, it’s worth it for him to get the acceptance and understanding he needs from both Gabriel and Arthur. A thoughtful look at a polyamorous relationship and its consequences, combined with some lighthearted scenes, some kink and some emotional moments make this a decidedly unique Christmas story.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
I just love the boys of Logan and they're back in full force with this year's Heidi Cullinan holiday treat, and it's just that: a treat of mega proportions! But Santa Baby is a little different than the first three in the Minnesota Christmas series. I've read threesomes, I've even read foursomes before some of which have led to poly relationships but never before has an author explained the nature of a true polyamory family as well as Miss Cullinan and she's done so without it coming across as a school lesson. Arthur and Gabe, who we first came to know in book 2 Sleigh Ride, are back and very much in love but when Dale enters the scene, things should become complicated and jealous but they don't. Oh, there are moments of awkwardness, what kind of a story would it be if everything was smooth sailing from page one? Personally, I don't think I could manage a successful poly relationship, I like sharing my things but I don't think I'd be any good at sharing my love, not like that. Perhaps that's why I'm so intrigued to read stories that have that kind of dynamic, especially when the tale is as well writen as Santa Baby. Whether you like polyamory, threesomes, or just a well scripted love story, I highly recommend reading Santa Baby. Do you need to read the series in order? I recommend doing so but as each story is centered around a different couple, it's not really mandatory but I find it flows better in order but you really do need to read Sleigh Ride before Santa Baby since they both are about Arthur and Gabe. I haven't re-read these stories yet but I look forward to doing so as the Wisconsin weather gets colder, they'll definitely keep you warm on the long winter nights.
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the series. This story is filled with deep emotions and a bit of a bumpy journey. This was a journey for myself as well because it was a different kind of menage story and I at first I wasn't sure how I felt about what was happening but it is good to stretch and grow your own personal ideas and this book did a great job of that for me. Dale needs to deal with decisions of the past and as many find out you can't out run your problems you need to face them and work through them. Gabriel has to stretch and grow personally as he begins to learn more about himself. Arthur needs to help guide both men through these changes and he needs to be strong enough for all of them at times. We see old dreams fade and new ones bloom. This is a different kind of love story but no less special in how these men build their own idea of family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read for hard times. I caught up with old friends and made news ones. Old friends were Arthur, Gabriel, Marcus, Paul, Frankie, Kyle, Corrina, and Linda Kay, as well as Dale. New friends were Cassidy and Marla. Gabriel learned about himself. Arthur supported Gabriel. Corrina made sure that everyone was accepted for themselves. Arthur reminds me a bit of Randy and Walter in the way he takes care of those he loves. I see that more in Santa Baby than in past books of the Minnesota Christmas series. I wish for everyone who is a survivor that they find a counselor like Marla to support them. What I found hopeful was that the community of Logan supports the diversity in its midst. And the predator got his comeuppance. If you want a book to lift your spirits, give Santa Baby a try.