Saturday, December 15, 2018

Too Hot for Santa by Helena Stone – Warmest Wishes


Jonah Walsh’s fledgling acting career in Dublin comes to an abrupt end when a video of him in a compromising position goes viral on social media. The offer of a part in a Christmas play in Sydney, Australia arrives at exactly the right time, although he isn’t sure about celebrating Christmas in the scorching heat. Nick Claseman isn’t happy that the actor he and his sister have hired will be occupying his granny flat. As for Jonah’s enthusiasm for Christmas, Nick doesn’t get it. He hasn’t decorated or celebrated in years.

When Jonah turns out to be anything but a stuck-up starlet with delusions of grandeur, and Nick proves he’s not usually grumpy and borderline hostile, the two men gravitate toward each other. Their attraction morphs into something more when Jonah reacquaints Nick with the pleasures of Christmas and Nick shows Jonah the beauty of Australia. But Jonah is only Down Under for a few months. It would take a Christmas miracle for them to have a future together.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is a really cute short story – Irish actor has his chances of success as an actor seriously affected by an unfortunate social media video... so he travels halfway around the world for a second chance on the stage. His new landlord and boss, Nick, is not very excited by his houseguest's arrival, but maybe Jonah will bring the cheer of the season with him.

It is fun to get some insight into the rehearsals for the new show and be a tourist along with Jonah. And it is never easy to make such a short story have depth, but it worked well here and definitely gives off good holiday vibes.



Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Warmest Wishes: Too Hot for Santa by Helena Stone to read and review.

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