Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Darkness is cheap, and demons like it…
Noel is actually looking forward to Christmas this year because it will mark the first anniversary since he met Natala. Plus, he has a big surprise for her and knows just how he wants to celebrate afterward. But when Nick drops in and asks them to help find his missing wife, they agree to go back to HQ in the North Pole with him.
While Natala attempts to use her knowledge of demons to track Nick’s wife down, Noel is forced to wait helpless inside HQ. And what lays waiting at the end of the line only puts Natala in the clutches of another demon.
This time, Natala is the only one who can take down the dark threat, while Noel wonders if she’ll make it back in time for Christmas.
When you write a book about well known characters, you always have to be careful when dealing with people's preconceived notions about them. This book focuses mainly on Noel and Natala, but its set primarily at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole. You know that Santa and his friends are magical beings – how else does he know when everyone is naughty or nice? I liked the look into the inner workings of the North Pole.
I haven't read the first book in this series, but I didn't feel lost throughout the book. The focus of the book is Natala's hunt for Nick's wife, and the previous history between Santa and the demons. Natala and Noel's relationship really takes a sideline in the book to the mystery of why Mrs. Claus is missing and how to find her. While Noel and Natala aren't the main focus, the chemistry between the two is obvious. Their relationship reaches new levels, which leads us to a solid and satisfying HEA.
4 Tea Cups!