Charlie discovers love amongst the tinsel.
Falling in love with Santa is the last thing Charlie Johnson expects when he takes a holiday job as an elf in Santa’s Grotto. Nick is the shyest and clumsiest man Charlie has ever met, but that’s just part of his charm. Charlie falls for Santa, whilst Santa falls head over heels onto the floor. At least they can laugh together about it!
But after several weeks, Charlie starts to despair he will ever be more than Santa’s helper. His holiday job is nearly over, yet Nick hasn’t declared anything more than friendship. Will Charlie ever get his real Christmas wish?
Charlie spent a lot of time covertly watching Santa as he gave out gifts to the children. The man was everything Charlie wanted with a cherry on top, even dressed in red velour. He had never seen Santa outside of his cost—uniform. The only features he could see were the twinkly blue eyes and shy smile which greeted him every morning.
A lot of Charlie’s dreams centred around Santa putting his junior elf on his knee and purring what a bad, bad boy he’d been, and how he was going to punish him. He soon learned to quash those thoughts in public, because all the green tights hid was his shoe-size. Charlie was sure there was a rule for that somewhere, too.