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Saturday Smutty Six: Sexy Xmas Novellas to Put You in the Mood

Christmastime’s a-comin’ and sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up to get you through that visit with your in-laws.

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, with six sexy Christmas novellas. These quick reads deliver on the sexytimes and the romance joy. (And half of them also deliver on sexy Santas.) What are you waiting for?


Santa Claus is Going to Town on Me by ML Eliza

Holly hates Christmas—until she meets Claus. And his magical Christmas sex toys. Is this book chock full of sexy Santa rumpus? Yes, yes it is. But it also includes surprisingly thoughtful bits about grief and joy and desire.

Mistletoe Madness by Rebecca Norinne

Previously published as The Roommate Situation

That awkward moment when you hear some weird sounds coming from your hot roommate’s room so you go check on him and walk in on him masturbating. Especially awkward: Mikayla has a huge crush on Nick, but is terrified of making the living situation weird. What’s a girl to do? (Masturbate as quietly as possible, that’s what.) Nick and Mikayla have a really sweet and supportive dynamic outside of the bedroom—and once they get over the pining, the physical chemistry is off the charts.

Sleigh Bells Ring by Jodie Griffin

Erin: Hahahahahaha OMG this story takes every famous little phrase from Santa holiday mythology and makes it filthy. Sugar plums. Rudolph’s nose. I’m dead.

Holly: Look, do you want to read reindeer shifter BDSM erotica, or don’t you? 

PS: Blame Erin for this one.


Santa’s Helper by Shae Sanders

A divorced mom takes her kids extra far to see the only Black Santa in the area, only to discover his son—her ex flame—has taken over the role. It’s playful and then it’s hot. *fans self* I liked that this book features a mom who is not the custodial parent of her children and has a generally positive co-parenting agreement with her ex.

The Naughty List by Ellie Mae MacGregor

This is a really short, hot book with a sexy, gray-haired Santa with tree-trunk thighs. It’s totally entertaining. If you’re looking to check boxes for older protagonists, lube use, sexy consent, and other excellent sex-partner things, this is your book. See also:

A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas by Jackie Lau

You know, I just really appreciate that Jackie Lau gets all the tropes right out there in the title. Greg Wong agrees to drive his high school sweetheart, Tasha Edwards, home for Christmas. Of course they end up snowed in in a hotel room with no heat and only one bed. I wonder how that could possibly turn out? (Hot. It turns out hot.) Bonus points for a buttoned-up hero who gets fabulously unbuttoned for sex.

Review

Review: I’ll Be Home for Hanukkah by K.K. Hendin (2020)

The Girls in Apartment 5G, Book #1

Heat Factor: They do not even kiss, my friends.

Character Chemistry: Noam is extremely opaque, but he plays with Shayna, who is a bit tightly wound, so it’s fun

Plot: Shayna and Noam, Orthodox Jews who grew up in NYC, are suddenly and unexpectedly sent to North Pole, Alaska just weeks before Christmas, for an end-of-year review meeting with a big client

Overall: I really enjoyed this read, mostly because it’s so playful

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Review

Review: Santa Claus is Going to Town on Me by M.L. Eliza (2021)

Heat Factor: His jizz tastes like peppermint

Character Chemistry: Instant attraction, plus Santa has a special power where he knows your desires *eyebrow waggle*

Plot: Holly hates Christmas, but she’s definitely going to bone Santa when given the chance

Overall: Sexy rumpus that’s surprisingly thoughtful and legitimately touching

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Weep, Woman, Weep by Maria DeBlassie (2021)

Heat Factor: No sex, some grumpy pining

Character Chemistry: Santos is clearly interested; Mercy is a lot more invested in her relationship with La Llorona

Plot: Mercy was touched by La Llorona as a teenager, and now she’s trying to break free

Overall: I enjoyed this book a lot, but it’s not your standard romance fare

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