Minnesota Christmas 2: Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan

Title : Sleigh Ride                                                     Word Count : 71,464

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : The way to a man’s heart is on a sleigh.

Minnesota Christmas, Book 2

Arthur Anderson doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.

It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the storytime idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly and help Gabriel find a few local friends.

As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.

Warning: Contains a feisty librarian, a boorish bear, small town politics, deer sausage, and a boy who wants a doll.

My Review : Gabriel is a prim and proper librarian. He is a director of a small town library that is seriously underfunded. Arthur is well despised by Gabriel because of his man whore status. Gabriel sees Arthur as  a cloddish, boarish  red-haired oaf that he simply finds unattractive. Arthur is roped in by his mother to play Santa and do a sleigh ride. She plans to use them in a fundraiser that will revamp the library. Gabriel is slotted to play Santa’s little elf and he is so not amused. Arthur hates the idea as well and he definitely has no plans to work with the prudish skinny librarian who he finds equally unattractive. 

Arthur sets out to Gabriel’s house so that they can try to figure out a way out of their mess. He pretty much forces himself into Gabriel’s house which pisses him off and brings out his prim and prudish side. Gabriel is so angry he tries to hit Arthur. Arthur glimpses something in Gabriel and decides to test his theory. He pins Gabriel’s arms behind his back and watches him squirm, but deep behind  the nerdy glasses he sees undeniable lust. This grabs his interest and gets him hot for the prim librarian. They play out a consensual non-con scene,  and this really brings out Gabriel’s naughty side . As soon as they are done, Gabe immediately feels ashamed for acting on his needs. He starts building up his walls, but Arthur decides to wear him down.  Arthur sees something in Gabe that calls to a side of himself that he thinks is too perverse to let out. He wants to unleash all his non-consensual dominance on Gabriel and he is almost sure that Gabe is just the man who can accept his kink.

Gabriel has a hard time embracing what he likes sexually. He keeps vacillating between prim and proper and naughty sex kitten. This makes for some really hot sexual exploits between these two. Arthur realizes that he has fallen for the librarian but he doubts that he will ever be good enough for Gabe. Gabe proves to him that he is more than worthy.  Arthur helps Gabe to reconcile the two halves of himself and they both live happily in small town USA. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Favorite Quotes : 1. Arthur unbuttoned Gabriel’s shirt halfway down and laved his nipple. “You’re gonna moan like a little whore for me, honey. Spread your legs for me and hold them open.” ( Nothing like a little dirty talk role play during sex😊.)

“That’s right. Keep struggling, sweetheart. Show me how much you want me to fuck you. Wiggle and cuss and fight. Gonna suck you. Gonna make you scream. Gonna make you beg me.( Non-con role-playing can be some of the hottest sex.)

Gabriel bucked, the shock of Arthur’s wet tongue short-circuiting him. Arthur held him down, trapping his shins with his knees. He buried his face deeper, humming into Gabriel’s hole. Fucking him with his tongue, rubbing the burning ring with the pads of his thumbs. Filling him with spit. Laving his taint with the fat width of his tongue. Tickling his ass with his beard. Slapping his ass cheek like a bongo drum. (Frigging hottt.)

Sex is an exploration of yourself and your partner. Sex is fun. But more than anything, baby, sex is who you are. I’ve seen that part of you, and I love it. But you have to love it too.”( The greatest definition of sex.)



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