The Unexpected Santa (The Sin Bin #5) by Dahlia Donovan

Title: The Unexpected Santa
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 5
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2017

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When a rugby bad boy butts heads with a retired Marine, which alpha male becomes top dog?
Scottie Monk came out of the womb angry at the world. He’s selfish and bitter. “Bah humbug!” rolls off his tongue far easier than “Happy Christmas.”
Gray Baird has dedicated his life to public service as a Marine Corps officer and later as a police chief. The decorated hero finds it impossible to ignore autistic twins in desperate need of holiday spirit. He’ll be the grumpiest Santa in the world if it puts a smile their faces. And he’ll drag a reluctant Scottie along for the ride.
This December, Gray and Scottie collide while unexpectedly playing Santa.
The short story The Unexpected Santa is book five in Dahlia Donovan’s international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.

The Unexpected Santa by Dahlia Donovan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited when I got this book for read this book as I absolutely love the Sin Bin series. It was great to be back in Wales with this great group of characters and I was so looking forward to hearing about Scottie Monk, the ex-rugby player; he’s so angry at the world and quick-tempered and boy does he need someone to stand up to him and put him in his place. In steps Gray Baird, ex-military and ex-police chief, he’s solid, takes no nonsense and might just be what Scottie needs.

I was chuckling at Scottie right from the first paragraph, he’s so bitter and resentful, and everything seems to irk him. He tries so hard to make everyone dislike him. Gray’s not buying into this though and he can see straight through Scottie. When he starts acting up, Gray quickly puts him in his place. Meanwhile, there’s a slow burn happening here which I love, and as they’re thrown together at Christmas we see Gray form a plan; he knows he wants Scottie and decides to play the long game to reel him in. I don’t think Scottie knows what’s hit him when Gray starts to show his dominance, he’s a little blindsided but maybe this is exactly what he needs.

This book left me wanting more in all the good ways. I love Dahlia’s writing, she’s created a band of men who all have an interesting story to tell and have such a great camaraderie and I love that the story is set in Wales. A solid five stars from me and I’m really looking forward to more .

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Other Books in The Sin Bin Series
The Wanderer
Book 1
The Caretaker
Book 2
The Royal Marine
Book 4

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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