I will be the first to admit, I don’t read a lot of romance. But with the state of the world lately, I’ve been craving something with a guaranteed Happily Ever After. Enter: Romance. I was approached by Delilah Night to review the first novella in her newest series, Comet’s First Christmas, first in her new North Pole Chronicles. And reader, if you’re looking for a sweet seasonal, lesbian romance, you can’t go wrong with Comet’s First Christmas.
I’ve dreamed of this day for years, and now it’s reality. I’ve been called up for the Big Show. Official Pole phone and email, Naughty-or-Nice login, and upgraded I.D. with my new job title—Comet. In three weeks, I’ll be part of the team flying Santa around the world.
In an instant my life goes from peaceful, if boring, to a blizzard of last-minute flight preparations, route planning, and anxiety-triggering stress.
The moment I meet my P.A., Jillian, her beautiful smile and sparkling blue eyes are an oasis of calm. But I’ve barely got enough time to wonder if her plump lips taste as sugarplum sweet as they look. Disturbing news has popped up on Santa’s radar.
Someone is turning Santa’s most fervent believers into non-believers overnight. If we can’t find and stop this hacker, there won’t be enough reindeer cutout cookies and hot chocolate in the world to restore balance to Santa’s Naughty-or-Nice list in time for Christmas Eve.
Comet’s First Christmas is a cute workplace romance that takes place at the heart of Christmas – Reindeer and the North Pole. Elves and Christmas cheer about throughout the story, all with interesting twists. The reindeer leading Santa’s sleigh are technologically savvy, dedicated shapeshifters. Rather than settling for the basic elements of Christmas we all expect, Night plays with expectations and turns them on their heads. It’s still as wholesome and kind as you’d want a Christmas story to be, but with details and elements that surprised me and made for a richer, more unique setting.
Of course it wouldn’t be a Romance, without some romance and the love story at the center of Comet’s First Christmas was very sweet. A little insta-love never hurt, especially in a story as short and sweet as this one. Claudia and Jillian are fun characters to get to know and I was definitely rooting for them from the page they met.
It was fun to read something outside of my usual repertoire and the HEA at the end was satisfying and left me feeling pleased and cozy – ready for hot cocoa, sweaters and Christmas jingles.
If you’re in the mood for a cute cozy romance brimming with Christmas Cheer, Comet’s First Christmas should definitely be on your wishlist – whether you’ve been naughty or nice! It’s available now on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.