Miss Claus and the Secret Santa by J.L. Hendricks

Everything you thought you knew about Santa Claus was absolutely WRONG! 

Santa Claus is an Arctic Wolf Shifter, and the mantle has always passed down to his sons. But this Santa didn’t have any boys, he has 4 girls! 

His eldest daughter is supposed to marry the son of the pack’s Beta wolf, Rock. But she has refused. Lizzy wants to marry for love, not pack standing. 

Lizzy is pulled to Los Angeles looking for adventure and possibly her future Santa. What she finds instead shocks her and her family. 

Titles in the A Shifter Christmas Romance series include:  Miss Claus and the Secret Santa – Miss Claus Under The Mistletoe –

Title:  Miss Claus and the Secret Santa
Series:  A Shifter Christmas Romance #1
Author:  J. L. Hendricks
Published:  November 30, 2016
My Rating:  3 stars

It’s been about an hour since I finished this story, kept thinking about it as I did some chores around the house before sitting down to write this review.  And the truth is that I’m very torn about Miss Claus and the Secret Santa on a couple levels.  It’s a very well written story, the characters come alive and it flows seamlessly.  It’s also a clean Shifter romance so intense kissing, nothing more.  So why am I not singing praises here?  I think it’s very simple.  I could not connect with this story, or the characters, even though they were well written and defined – I couldn’t believe in them and yes, for me that makes a difference.  I can much easier believe in a shifter reindeer who is part of Santa’s team than I can envision Santa as a shifter.  I just… I can’t do it.

There are many readers who will enjoy this clean, shifter romance.  For me it’s not about the lack of sexy times, but it is about changing a myth, a legend to something that my imagination cannot wrap itself around.  So while I enjoyed the writing, and I’ll look for other works by J.L. Hendricks, I couldn’t fall into the story and believe it, live it – and that is where this story falls short for me.  Having said that it is really up to you to make your own decisions about the stories you read.  These thoughts are only that, my reaction to a story where yours might be very different.  There is much to like about this story, but in the end it simply wasn’t a story for me.

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