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Secret Santa Baby

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  184 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Tessa Stoneman hasn’t been able to get long-time friend and business partner Nicholas Boone out of her head since they shared a single kiss in college. Even when she dated Nicholas’s best friend. Now that she’s giving up her position at GameNerdz to strike out on her own—and now that she’s single—maybe it’s the right time to see if there’s still something between them.

ebook, 54 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (Indulgence)
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This was a very nice short Christmas story about two friends who have secretly been in love with each other for years. Other relationships and their friendship have kept them from openly admitting to their feelings but when the Christmas party is only a week away, Nick has had enough. He is going after the woman of his dreams and decides to be Tessa's Secret Santa. This is not as steamy as the cover might suggst but still a sexy, romantic and cute novella to get you in the spirit.
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Flirts
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift from the publisher
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
Favorite Tropes: Friends To Lovers, Unrequited Love
Pet Peeves: The Ex In The Picture

This little holiday novella is a perfect blend of steam and sweetness, with just eno
Cocktails and Books
This was a really cute story that managed to take a holiday christmas song that drives me nuts and make it very entertaining.

Tessa Stoneman is about to leave the comforts of her position with GameNerdz and open her own graphics design firm. She's determined to prove to herself and others that she was more than GameNerdz's co-owner, Damien's girlfriend. But leaving GameNerdz also mean leaving behind the one man that has truly owned her heart since she met him freshman year of college...Nicholas B
Tessa has been crushing on her close friend Nicholas since they were at college together but apart from a single kiss he never seemed to have any feelings towards her other than as a friend. She even dated his best friend and business partner Damien but Nick has always had a place in her heart. Now that she is single and is about to leave GameNerdz, the company that Nick and Damien both own, she wonders if this could be her last chance to show Nick how she feels but worries he might reject her. ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
SECRET SANTA BABY is a sexy holiday read. Tessa begins receiving secret santa gifts from an admirer at her job. These are Tessa's final days at work and her secret santa can't wait to reveal himself. Tessa will soon discover this will be the best Christmas ever. I would recommend for a hot holiday read. This book was received for the purpose of an honest review.

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Hot

Reviewed By:Rae,My Book Addiction Reviews
Great novel for a quick holiday read. See The Twelve Day of Christmas come alive as Tessa receives each extravagant gift mentioned in the sexy, entertaining song. Follow Tessa as she enjoys discovering who her secret Santa really is.
While there was not much depth to the plot, one really can't expect dynamic characters and a rich plot with a 40-page short story.
I'm a new fan of Robin's work and just finished reading this book and I have to say even for a short read it packed a good punch. I dont feel like anything was left out in telling this short story.
Kimberly Kincaid
Sizzling and sweet-- I read this all in one sitting! Nick was a charming hero and Tessa was the kind of heroine to root for. I loved these two together! Awesome holiday read. Definite yes!
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Okay I actually wish this was a longer novel, because I love these characters!! Their relationship was fabulous, and it was so much fun to read their story.
Blue Sky
Adorable Christmas story. Will put on my reread list for the holiday season.

Stand alone - HEA
Ends at 96% on my Kindle
sizzling with passion....would.likely melt the at Christmas!!! Loved it Robin. x
Great short story. Read this whilst on the stationary bike.
Rachel Kall
This was a quick and fun read.
Feeling all Christmassy now :-)
3.5 stars

Nick, Tessa and Damien have been best friends since college; even to the point of becoming business partners and starting GameNerdz together. Damien and Tessa also dated in the past, remaining friends after the split. Nick and Tessa shared one kiss back in the day, before she dated Damien, and neither of them has ever forgotten it. Now that Tessa is leaving the business and striking out on her own Nick feels the time has come to make her aware of the fact that he loves her. Nick decides
With only 54 pages Secret Santa Baby is a bite sized holiday novella, but despite its shortness it packs a nice, round and very satisfying romance.

Nick has had a crush on Tessa ever since their college years but due to his shyness and ill-timing their moment passed and he has spent years watching her be the loving girlfriend of his best friend. But now that Tessa is leaving the company and he won't be able to gaze upon her daily Nick has decided the time has come to tell her how he feels. And wh
Amy Fournier
Tis the season for holiday reads!! I can't seem to get enough this year. I love a good romantic holiday book and Entangled Publishing has plenty of them including this one!! This is a pretty short story, but it gives you exactly what you are looking for in a great holiday read. It's sweet, it's romantic, and it's sexy. It leaves you with an overall sense of joy!

This is a dual POV story so we get to know what is going on in both Tessa and Nick's head. We start off with Tessa and learn that she ha
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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I do wish this book would have been longer, because I really enjoyed the character and it would have been even better if it was a pulled sized novel.
My main reason behind this: I am a sucker for nerds, and add in a buff British nerd and I think my heart has stopped. The book was a short and sweet novel that circled around to characters that missed their shot in College and after many years are finally making up for
This, and other reviews, can be found on Just a Lil' Lost

Tessa is about to leave the company where she works with her longtime crush Nicholas, and her ex-boyfriend (who happens to be Nicholas' best friend) to start her own freelance graphic design business. With their time working together seemingly running out, Tessa has no idea that Nicholas feels the same way and has actually arranged to be her Secret Santa. In an elaborately extravagant display of affection, Tessa's Secret Santa gifts her wi
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
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Source: My review copy of this book came from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Book Info:
Title: Secret Santa Baby
Author: Robin Covington
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 54 pages
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: 978-1-62266-863-2
Imprint: Flirt (Entangled Publishing)

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

My Review: This book was exactly what I expected it to be fun and a good holiday read. I loved Robin Covington's first book from Entangled, A Night of Southe
Cute read
Wonderful short story set at Christmas time. Ms. Covington did a great job setting up the story and introducing the characters. It was straight forward and enjoyable. I loved how nervous Nicholas was and fairly insecure. I could picture the whole thing.

I recommend this short story. It will put a smile on your face :)
Soraya A Bejar
Loved it

Short but so sweet. Nick was so sweet & gorgeous. My kind of secret Santa. A great bed time read.
Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington is sexy and hot novella that you won’t be able to put down.

Tessa Stoneman has realized that she is in love with her long-time friend Nicholas Boone. But after she dated his friend for a while, she thinks that his friend-code is not going to allow Nick to see her as anything other than a friend.

Nicholas has been in love with Tessa for a long time now. But after he took so long to make up his mind to ask her out, his friend swooped in and took her away. Read Mo
Carmen Falcone
Robin Covington has done it AGAIN!

I simply loved Secret Santa Baby. It's fresh, modern and oh so sweet :)

Tessa and Nick were meant for each other. She's independent and wants more out of life, and they've both secretly loved each other for years. But since she dated his friend (and business partner), they both held back. Well, not anymore!! ;)

Covington's writing style sparkles. She has a very unique voice.

I read this book today (Christmas Day). What a perfect way to end the day. I'm still smi
3.75 stars
A quick delightful, sexy read about 2 friends who struggle to openly declare their true feelings. Nick finally has the courage to profess his love in a very special way,(wink) but it won't be as easy as he thought! My only complaint was that it was short! But I liked the voice, and hearing both POV's. The tone was playful, perfect for a holiday read.
I loved this book! The Santa Baby gift theme-premise was so cute and I loved the characters. There's just something so sweet about people who secretly pined over each other for years without saying anything.
The only thing was it seemed a bit abrupt and I wished it was just a little longer.
Fun, short, sizzling romance. The fast-paced nature that is ever part of the novella works in this one because they have been friends for many years and are just now acting on the attraction/love they feel for one another. It's probably one of the better novella's I've read.
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Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her bestselling books. A Night of Southern Comfort, her debut novel was nominated for the RT Book Reviewers Choice Awards for Small Press and was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a "fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping -- sex and danger"

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