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Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers #1)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  431 ratings  ·  122 reviews
What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance...

Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at café owner Lucy Brewster sends him into an unexpected tailspin of lusty desires.
Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published December 2nd 2009 by The Wild Rose Press (first published September 1st 2009)
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3.5 magical stars
“Ich liebe dich von ganzem Herzen. I love you with all my heart.”

Sweet Inspiration is a sweet sexy tale of the eldest son of Santa Claus and how Lucy's sweet treats and unique style drew him in changing the course of his path forever. Nicholas is a Master Baker and Lucy's delectable sugar cookies fired up his tastebuds as well as his lusty desires. Lucy and Nicholas are both dedicated to their work, putting everything into their business. While Lucy is happy with where she i
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick
4 'he can kiss all my freckles' stars!

This is such a fun, romantic, steamy take on the legend of Santa Claus and Christmas, and anyone looking for a feel good holiday read need look no further.


What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance... Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at caf
♡Karlyn P♡
A great romantic holiday fantasy story! This is a magic filled make believe tale of destined lovers getting a little help by Santa's elves. A great combination of both naughty and nice made for an enjoyable holiday read. Can't wait for the rest of the brothers to get their own books, cause I want to party some more with the naughty elves at Dags bar!
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

I quite enjoyed this one! Super sexy, funny with a fantasy twist, I love Penny Watson!
Makes you really wish Santa existed. :)
3.5+*- "Sweet Inspiration" by Penny Watson - Very good showing for a first book. :)

This was a pretty cute Christmas story with a twist on the whole life and legend of Santa Claus. Nicholas Klaus is the oldest son of . . . yup - Santa and Mrs. Klaus. As the oldest of five sons, Nicholas is set to take over the job of Santa upon his retirement. Only problem is, he's more keen on running the fabulous "Glasdorf" (a/k/a North Pole) bakery (more like a factory than a small town shop) than becoming the
Penny Watson’s Sweet Inspiration is chock full of Christmas cheer. This is an adorable, sexy story that should be wrapped in a big red bow and given to any reader as a present. Penny takes the Santa Claus myth and gives is a nice sexy twist where Santa is jolly, but not with a belly that looks like it’s filled with jelly. Nick Sr. has five strapping sons who would make any woman swoon. The first in what looks to be an annual holiday series showcases Santa’s eldest son, Nicholas, last name Klaus, ...more
I don't usually give up on books, but this was just so awful. The writing was bad, the plot was bad, the characters were idiots... need I go on?

I can get over crappy writing if the store is good (Wicked, anyone?), but this only had an interesting summary going for it. I also don't like it when books will make a big reveal to the reader first (IE Santa/North Pole are real), and then make the main character play dumb for half the novel until they realize what is going on (Lucy). It is like, yeah,
‘Sweet Inspiration’ is the first e-book in a Christmas romance series from Penny Watson. The series is contemporary romance and based around the sons of St. Nicholas. . . Santa! There are five sons in the rambunctious Klaus family, and ‘Inspiration’ is the story of Nicholas Klaus, Jr.

Nicholas is the North Pole’s master baker – he runs a very efficient bakery called Klaus Küche, with the help of his elfin employees. But Nicholas is expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and don the red-suit
Feb 01, 2010 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
In a word---delicious!
Okay, I really just had to say that and reading this made me hungry!!!
This first installment about Santa's five sexy bearded sons was a treat to read. I really will stop now with the edible words.
The relationship between Nicholas and Lucy takes off from the moment he rescues her gingerbread cookies and takes many turns along the way. Both characters are well-drawn and I hoped they would each get their happily ever after. I liked the twists on the legend of Santa Claus and h
I guess every once in awhile you need to read a book that can induce cavities because it is just so darn stick-to-the-roof-of-your mouth sweet and that is this book for me. Nick Jr. is the son of the big man himself, Santa, Nick Sr. Nick Jr. is a master baker and currently dodging his duty to learn his role of becoming Santa. He has heard of a sugar cookies recipe that is to die for in a little town in New York. He finds himself facing the owner, a cute red-head with a big heart. He is convinced ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
A sweet novella :) About Santa's son!

Nicholas Klaus is a good chef. His love for it takes him to a cafe' where the owner's cookies enchant him. And she enchants him too. Yes they do fall at once, but hey it works. Nicholas is strict and well...a bit German ;) *cough*. Hey, he just wants discipline in his kitchen. I like order too.

Lucy bakes the best cookies and has the hots for a certain costumer. She is his opposite, bakes without measuring (the horror). But they fit each other and makes each o
Mrs. Missive
Okay, this book is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. This book is the definition of sweet. (Both in cookies and story) We are given a really cool look at the author's take on the "real" Mr. and Mrs. Klaus.

The eldest Klaus son is a fabu chef. He is traveling the globe to study his craft. He hears of the cookies that are raved about in New York as being the best sugar cookies ever. So he goes to taste the cookies and finds the red-headed chef to be much more appealing than anything she s
Very well written and edited stand-alone story with no cliffhanger.

This is the third book I've read from Penny Watson, and I'm officially a fan. Not many people, maybe no one else, could write about retirees, a lumberjack, and now the future Santa, with such earthy eroticism and make these tales sweet and utterly charming.

This story is filled with magic, fantasy and the spirit of Christmas in a way that's sentimental and respectful, but for me, wasn't cloying or saccharine -- I guess the sweet b
Ms. Phoenix
Santa Klaus is real. Yeppers I'm not frigging joking he has 5 strapping, huge sons who are all looking for love. Klaus Enterprises is run by the family each have their own job to do. The brothers are Nicholas, Gregor, Sven, Wolfgang and Oscar.

Nicholas loves to bake and it is his passion unfortunately he is to take over for his father, ah not really a good idea has he is a bit of a stickler. He is obsessed with Lucy Anne's cookies. They meet, he whisks her away to Glasdorf and the North Pole and
What a great story! I laughed and cried from the sweetness of these characters. I'm a sucker for a good holiday romance and this is it. Nicholas is charming, loyal, sexy and knows his way around a kitchen... the perfect Mr. Right!

I fell in love with the entire Klaus family. I can't wait to read the rest of the series about the Klaus brothers.

"Sweet Inspiration" is a really good holiday read! Highly recommended.
Heather in FL
This was such a great holiday story. I loved the concept that Santa is real and he has five sons. And I loved the solution everyone came up with. I don't want to give anything away, but there's an HEA and that always makes me very happy. Especially in this case. Such a cute couple. I want them as best friends so they'll cook me whatever I want, lol!
This was surprisingly good to me. I actually loved it. This is a nice spin on the Santa Clause and North pole legends. This story is about Nicholas, Santa's eldest son and his heir apparent. Only Nicholas isn't all that thrilled with becoming Santa. He is a master chef and loves to cook. He is also extremely disciplined with himself. And even though he's not looking forward to becoming Santa, he knows it is duty to do so. He meets Lucy when he goes to her shop in a small town in New York to try ...more
Kellie G.
A cute christmas book with charming characters, but a bit corny and far fetched. I ended up skimming over the last 25%.
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Nicholas Klaus is the eldest son and destined to be the next Santa. But his real love is baking. He's an excellent chef, and while looking for new flavors and recipes, he found Sweet Inspiration bakery.

Lucy is the owner of Sweet Inspiration. She loves and enjoys to bake, and her cookies are the best. She is very sweet and cute, but also lonely. But when she sees Nicholas at her store, it's love at first sight.

Both felt in love instantly, but it w
From the moment I read the premise I was intrigued. I mean who doesn't want to read about a sporty hunk Santa and his 5 grown up gorgeous sons? I was instantly curious about Penny Watson's original approach to the holiday legend and I can say it was utterly charming. As soon as I started reading the novel the festive athmosphere enveloped me: I could smell baking cinnamon cookies, see the snowy streets lit with Christmas lights and feel the holiday spirit.

I didn't find Lucy a heroine I could un
This was a cute, quick read. It's just the kind of story of which your enjoyment is highly dependent upon your mood at the time you read it. If you're looking for some light fluff, something sweet and relatively simple, this will fit the bill perfectly. If you're looking for intricate world building with character development that evolves as the story progresses, you should probably look elsewhere.

For what it is, it's pretty well done. Sure, there were moments of eye-roll inducing dialogue and m
Celebrating Christmas in July, I binged, not purged, on Penny's deliciously hot, yet quirktastically sweet twist on a traditional holiday tale. After reading Sweet Inspiration, I felt inspired. I wanted to bundle up, build a fire and make=eat ALL THE COOKIES. EVER. And decorate. And find my very own Nicholas Klaus.

Oldest brother of five, apparent heir to his father's (SANTA!) throne, culinary genius and bearded hottie, Nicholas is, as all Watson's leading men, a larger-than-life OMEGA hero, not
I really wanted to like this book, but the more I read it the more I felt like something was off. The plot was unique, sure, but I think it felt rather forced. I liked meeting the brothers and Nick's parents, but I felt that the council members liked using manipulation to get their way more so than diplomacy. I'd love to read these if I could get them from my local library, but I really don't want to spend money on them.
Ella Drake
What I loved about this story was the way it pulled me straight into the fantasy. Sweet Inspiration is about Santa, elves, magic, and delicious food, but at its heart, it celebrates what love and caring is all about. From Santa, to his sons, to the elves, they all care about each other and what the spirit of Christmas is supposed to be all about. And in the end, how perfect is it that love saves the day?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It certainly helped that Nicholas is sexy yet flawed in a wa
Where to start? I decided to read this as part of my holiday reading list. I love the idea of a story about Santa having five son's, the holiday theme and happy endings. Also, I am a huge fan of food-centric books. This was filled with delicious descriptions of favorite Christmas confections.

There are things in the story that I thought were too stereotype at first,one item that was a real give away that the characters did not seem to catch, but once I got into the story it just fit. I thought i
It was a toss up between 3 or 4 stars. I liked this story. The concept is great, Santa has five sons and his oldest is Nicholas. Who is also the heir to becoming the next Santa. He loves being a chef. He hears about some awesome sugar cookies in upstate New York and heads off to taste them. This is where he meets Lucy. Lucy is a baker and has no family. The love story is warm and fuzzy. The sex scenes are pretty hot. The thing that makes this probably not a 5 star for me, was Lucy is crying on e ...more
Nov 01, 2011 Pam rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants hot, sexy....sweet Chrstmas story to read.
I loved this much fun to read. I love how Santa has 5 hunky sons and they all have their jobs to do at the North Pole.

This book is about Nicholas, Santa's oldest son. He meets a beautiful woman who runs a bakery called, "Sweet Inspirations." He meets her in our world and falls hard for her. Something happens and he wisks her off to the North Pole. Lucy loves to cook and so does Nicholas and together they make sweet things in the kitchen and in the bedroom they make sweet love.

This is
Diane ~Firefly~
A fun holiday read. Love the concept of Santa having a brood of big, strapping sons who each have their own specialty. Nicholas is a baker, which puts him a step ahead in my opinion.

What I enjoyed:
* The concept.
* Glasdorf.
* That Nicholas loosened up with Lucy's help.
* Lucy, except when she was being stupid at the end.
* The Klaus family.
* The elves.

What could have been better:
* Would have liked to seen a bit more of the brothers.
* The council was a bit too set in their ways.
* The beard (but that
I liked this book so much that when I picked it up on a hot day in July, I read it straight through. It's a sweet (no pun intended) story with likable characters all the way around. A Santa story could find it too easy to be saccharine and cliche but Penny Watson makes it fun. From a ripped Santa to earth mother Mrs. Klaus and the five hunky Klaus boys, it's life at the North Pole through different eyes. I can't wait until the next one comes out in November. I hope this is a continuing series ev ...more
Jane Stewart
Not as good as her other books.

This is book #1 in the Klaus Brothers series. This was one of the first romance books written by the author. It did not work for me. Descriptions were predictable. She describes the quaint cozy village at the North Pole, elves, and activities. It did not surprise me. The romantic relationship didn’t do anything for me. The conflicts were: Nicholas falls for Lucy. She is hit by a truck and will die so he brings her to the North Pole to be healed by elf magic. That’s
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PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a treehouse.

A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass r
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