Review: His Heart's Desire by J.P. Barnaby

If Santa Claus could have one wish, what would it be? 

Each century, Father Time selects a new Santa Claus. In return for his service, the lucky St Nick receives his heart’s greatest desire. Unfortunately, Matthew Carpenter is down to his last night as Santa and has no idea what his heart desires. 

Short story previously released as part of the 'Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas, Manlove Edition anthology.

I never do this but... never is a long time and, really, that cover?!?! What's going on with that cover? It has exactly bupkis to do with this story. I mean, the dog and the dude are cute and all but... B.U.P.K.I.S.

Aside from an odd cover choice this story is sweet, sexy and a bit of a novel idea for Santa jizz. 

Matthew chose to become the jolly man himself at 21. He left his home and family for the North Pole and 100 yrs of Santadom. At the end of 100 yrs of service he will be rewarded with his heart's desire.

However, that day is upon him and he's yet to decide what exactly his heart desires.

Good thing Father Time has a little omnipotence. He reunites Matthew with his childhood bestie, Luca, and gives them until Noon the following day to become reacquainted. High Noon, if you will. Will they decide they are each other's heart's desire?

Now what do you suppose two boyhood friends who are both virgins would come up with to occupy themselves for 24ish hours? SPOILER ALERT: The did not play Battleship I'll tell you that.

I fully expected this to be kinky which it wasn't, but it's sweetness hit the spot and put a smile on my face. They're both a little bit awkward, very eager and happy just to be together, innocent, cute. It's too short to really sink your teeth into it, but for 20 odd pages it delivers the vanilla Santa jizz with two cherries on top.

Yap! I totally went there. Sorry. Not sorry.

And that ending... *cue D'AWWWW*

A feel good Santa jizz nugget sure to please even the Grinchiest of Grinches.

A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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