The Santa Society by Kristine McCord
The Santa Society
Magic. Myth. Miracles.
They say there is truth in legends.
Last Christmas, Erin came home to be with her dying mother. It's been a year, and Erin can't move on. It's a good thing a behemoth dog named Klaus and Reason-the-handsome-realtor are about to change all that.
When Reason's efforts to help Erin sell her mother's house turn into a series of fiascos, Erin finds herself falling in love with him despite the quirky chaos that follows him. But Reason is more than he seems, and soon Erin is immersed in the clandestine world of the Santa Society, a centuries old secret organization that protects the truth behind Christmas.
Yes! Now that Thanksgiving in the US is past it is officially Christmas time for me! So I just have to say first that I love love love super cheesy Christmas stories. Think Hallmark original movies. Love them! I am so sad I don't get the Hallmark channel anymore. I always watched the countdown to Christmas as I love that stuff. Yes they are cheesy and not that good, but I love them. I don't know if I will read a Christmas story every day until Christmas, but I will be reading as many as I can. I do tend to go easier on them if they are horrible than I would a non-Christmas story. That is just the way it is. I love it! Now onto the first Christmas story review!
The Santa Society was the first Christmas book I found on my Kindle. It was so good in a bad Christmas story kind of way. My favorite! If this would have been a normal story with some other secret to keep I probably would not have liked it that much.
Erin finds a dog, Klaus, tied up outside of a coffee shop who follows her home one day. She also meets Reason the same morning, and she eventually calls him up to help her sell her mom's house. She is feeling trapped and needs to get out of her dead mom's house so she can try and move on. For some reason she hates Christmas, though I am not sure why. It is her birthday, and her mom died the day before, but it seems like she has hated Christmas for a long time. Oh well. So based on the synopsis I was expecting lots of zany fun, but really the quirky chaos that seems to follow Reason is not that quirky or chaotic. It was just eh. I expected more, expecting it to be more fun.
The whole Erin and Reason in love thing wasn't really believable. But there is the Christmas slant so I loved it, even if I didn't buy it. Then the more you learn of the Santa Society the more ridiculous I found it, but in a fun Christmasy way. Erin was also a bit stupid, and quick to judge and run as soon as something seems like it might not be exactly as she thought it was, but then just as quick to go back to her happily ever after. She was so wishy washy at times, and the big drama was ridiculous, especially for the Santa Society people. I would hold them to a higher standard than normal people, but it makes for a more compelling story I suppose. Oh well, everything works out in the end.
Overall it is not a great story. Since I have a soft spot for not very good Christmas stories I enjoyed it. Otherwise Erin would have been quite frustrating, and the drama too much.