Title: Santa Vic
Author: J.M. Snyder
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Pages: 42 (.pdf)
Characters: Matt di Lorenzo, Vic Braunson
POV: 3rd Person
Vic’s boss asks him to don the Santa suit for the company’s employee family Christmas dinner — again. Vic doesn’t want to do it, but the added incentive of double his usual yearly bonus changes his mind. He knows Matt’s begun looking to buy a house, and the money would go far toward a down payment.
At the dinner, the kids love Vic. One little boy in particular, Brucey Carlson, wants to make sure Vic — or rather, Santa Vic — doesn’t forget his sister, who’s in the hospital for the holiday.
Now Vic has one more stop to make before he can return the Santa suit.
Beneath Vic Braunson’s tattooed, pierced, and buff exterior lies a gooey marshmallowy middle. Vic might look tough, but the man has a heart of gold, and it beats only for Matt di Lorenzo.
It’s Christmastime in Richmond and Vic has been asked by his boss to play Santa again at the company party. Saying no isn’t exactly an option, and the deal is sweetened just a bit by the offer of a little extra bonus, which Vic knows will go a long way toward helping achieve Matt’s dream of owning a home of their own. So, Santa Vic it is, even if it’s not the most comfortable of options.
This is the story of a man who comes to realize some truths about himself; that he has been heroic for far longer than he has had superpowers. That the gift of love is something he’s given for many Christmases but hadn’t defined it until he had the opportunity to make the holiday special for a complete stranger, a little girl who would be spending the day in the hospital.
Whether you know Vic and Matt or not, this is a sweet and heartwarming holiday story that can be read as a standalone. J.M. Snyder added just the right amount of spice, as well, to make it a sexy, sexy treat. I have to say this one made me love Vic even more than I already did, and it made me even more anxious for the next installment in the Matt & Vic series.
Reviewed By: Lisa