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Purrfect Santa

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  281 ratings  ·  59 reviews
A woman afraid to love …

Nikki knows what it is to lose those you love. With her focus on her orphaned sister, she hasn’t given herself the chance to process her own grief over the loss of their parents. Life is chaos and the last complication she needs is a mate.

A lion alone for too long …

Joe Miller knows chaos. Being orphaned as a child, he’s never had a family to call hi
ebook, Howls Romance
Published December 12th 2017
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Purrfect Santa was the purrfect Christmas novella! Its so adorable! Fated mates, an adorable toddler, and a lion fighting for his panther!

Nikki is NOT looking for her mate, but she knows Joe is it as soon as she sees him. Being mated destroyed her parents. They were neglectful to her and her baby sister because they were so wrapped up in each other. They died 6 months before and Nikki has vowed that she will always be there for Sarah. Joe has a big mountain of walls to scale to win his mat
April Symes

Purrfect Santa is a feel good, sweet novella romance story that will leave you with a warm feeling long after the story has finished. Joe is filling in as a mall Santa to help out a friend he is temporarily staying with after he left the military. As he is doing his job, he scents his mate waiting in line with a child who wants to get her turn with Santa. This is where the story really takes a lovely and heartwarming turn..we meet Joe’s mate, Nikki and her little sister who have just recently lo
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joe and Nikki's story is sweet and warm and hopeful and pretty much everything you want in a Christmas romance.

Joe's filling in for Santa at the mall and Nikki's in line so her little sister can see Santa. Even from a distance, they scent one another and know what they are to one another. Joe isn't deterred by the fact that Nikki's sister comes with her, neither is he put off by her resistance to the mating instinct. Nikki is prickly and wary. She doesn't want anyone in her life who's going to l
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I love these types of stories! Santa being played by the hero and being the 7th level of hell while doing it. I find them hilarious with the accounts of the devil children and nose pickers. Freaking funny!

That is exactly where Joe Miller’s character found himself. All he wanted was a place to crash with an old friend that offered, and then he got hooked into doing a favor. Favor is not the word for what is currently undergoing, but then heaven moves to replace hell when he smells the mo
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
I thought this was a sweet little romance story.

I thought that Joe and Nikki were perfect for each other. Although at times I did find Nikki to be a bit hard headed. I thought Joe was perfect. And Nikki's sister was adorable and at times the only thing that saved this book. I also don't think Nikki gave her sister enough credit that she could move on from losing their parents.

I didn't have an issue with this book. And found it to be enjoyable. But my issue really comes from the Howls romance s
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

This book is about a Lion shifter who is a retired military guy and who got stuck doing the job of playing Santa at the mall for his friend. Which sucks big time, until he comes face to face with his mate.

Nikki and little Sarah just lost their parents, so Christmas might not be a good time for them. But Nikki is doing everything in her power to make Christmas still happy for her little sister. And the last thing she needs is to meet her mate. Nikki doesn
Charlotte Lynn
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Purrfect Santa is a hot, steamy, fun novella. I have read other books in the Howls Romance series and this one is a perfect addition to the group of books.

Jessie Lane and Chasity Bowlin have managed to take a short story and making it seem longer, more depth to the story, and more fun that some longer books that I have read. I always think that it can’t be easy to write a novella, yet these two have it figured out. There was just enough depth and development to not feel that anything has been l
Busy Bees
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Star Rating - ****

Love paranormal? love Christmas? Love a short story? Then this Jessie Lane and Chastity Bowlin novella is the perfect read for you. Telling the story of 2 shifters finding love at Christmas Purrfect Santa was a fab short to read! With a good mix between plot and characters the authors found the perfect balance for this novella, that left me wanting more.

I love a paranormal read, but I struggle to find ones that tick all my plot boxes especially with a shorter length novel. Too
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

When Joe plays the part of Santa at the mall as a favor for his friend, he doesn't expect to meet his mate in the process. The last thing Nikki wants at the moment is her mate. Sure its nice but she has her baby sister to take care of, and if there is anything Nikki knows its that loving someone means losing them at some point and she will do anything to spare herself and Sarah that pain again. As is the way with mates, Nikki finds that she can't say no to Joe, even t
Raveen Vann
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really sweet book

I seriously am in love with this book. All three characters Joe, Nikki and adorable little Sarah will just absolutely melt your heart away. Joe is a lion and is playing santa for his friend at the mall. Nikki is raising her three year old baby sister after their parents had passed. They are waiting on it when both realize that they are mates. He knows what losing someone is like as he's been an orphan since he was little. Nikki is so afraid of letting someone in again and having
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
A shifter Christmas story was just what I needed to sit down and enjoy during the holiday madness surrounding us right now.

Purrfect Santa is the story of Joe and Nikki. It was a feel good story that I got through in one sitting. Joe knew right away that Nikki was his mate. While she realised the same, due to losing her parents and now being the sole carer for her little sister, bonding with a mate was not high on her to-do list so she tried to put Joe off, but with a shifters determination and i
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is short, fast paced and festive. I devoured this book in one sitting and wasn’t once bored. I really liked the story and the characters.
I liked Joe and Nikki. Despite Nikki’s reluctance to mate, the chemistry between them was clear to see.
My heart hurt for Nikki. She hurt from the loss of her parents. She also put Sarah first before anything or anyone, including herself. That being said, I truly wanted her to give Joe a chance. I wanted her to stop pushing her mate away and grab a
Eva Millien
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Purrfect Santa is a delightful paranormal romance that entices readers with a wealth of emotions and holiday inspiration.

Joe and Nikki are strong, defined characters that pull readers into their story as they struggle with past heartaches and a romance that may just prove to be too much hope for their battered hearts. The story keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of suspense, romance and hope which gives readers a delicious happy holiday feeling as the couple strives for the happily ever
Renee Entress
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, naughty fun, and sadness.

This is Nikki and Joe’s story. Nikki knows all about loss. She is currently taking care of her orphaned sister. She is fighting a losing battle of her own grief. She has to much to do to give in. She has to figure out how to move forward and process her grief while also taking care and loving her sister. Joe was rooked into playing Santa. But one look at Nikki and he knows he found his mate. Can he help her
Keoki Ki`Ili
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas wish

Nikki is just getting by day by day after losing both parents and becoming her baby sister's guardian. She's so afraid of being hurt that when faced with meeting her mate, her immediate reaction is to run in the opposite direction. Joe is ecstatic when he meets Nikki, he doesn't mind that she's has a small child with her but he's completely confused when she wants to reject the mate bond. There is so much pain expressed in this story and Joe's character is patient and resilient whi
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Purrfect Santa is a feel good holiday quickie.
Joe Miller is fresh out of the military and hanging out with a friend while he makes plans. He didn’t expect to find his mate but now that he has he will do whatever is necessary.
Nikki has been through so much change in the last six months. Her parents were killed and she now has custody of her three year old sister. She doesn’t have time for a mate.
Maybe just maybe they can find a Christmas miracle together.
Not great art but a sweet read that will
Julie Jackson
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for SNS

Nikki is determined to give her sister a normal Christmas. When their parents died, she had to set up and she had done a good job of it. Her whole life is the little girl now and that doesn’t leave time for anything else. Joe is a lion shifter that is working as Santa at the local mall. When he sees Nikki, his lion immediately knows she is the one. Can these two finally find a happy life or will they both lose out because of Nikki’s insecurities. Great writing with a storyline t
Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Julie's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Nikki is determined to give her sister a normal Christmas. When their parents died, she had to set up and she had done a good job of it. Her whole life is the little girl now and that doesn’t leave time for anything else. Joe is a lion shifter that is working as Santa at the local mall. When he sees Nikki, his lion immediately knows she is the one. Can these two finally find a happy life or will they both lose out because of Nikki
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This is a wonderful stand alone romance with a HEA ending. I usually avoid Christmas themed movies and books, because they are usually over the top sappy. That isn't the case with this one. Despite the shortness of the story, I still found the characters to be engaging and the story interesting. While the shifters don't actually shift into their animal forms during this story, it didn't seem unreasonable that they didn't. If you are looking for a little bit of steam with your paranormal holiday ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Sadly this one only gets a 2.5 stars from me.
While it could have been a cute, albeit short, love story...
It was just a bit cheesy.
I really REALLY dislike when authors portray a child as much older than their years.
Sarah is suppose to be a 3 year old toddler. Yet she can speak in complete sentences, pick up on unspoken nuances, emotions & body language perfectly, all while still sucking her thumb🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
Nikki is too hot/cold & just dull.

I’ve read other books by this author & I know she can
Cynthia Skeezix
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy Santa gets his own Christmas......

Purrrrfect Santa...... Joe has been an orphan since he was 10yrs old, although another family tried to pick up the pieces of his heart and make him feel like he was apart of their family. But he always felt alone...

Until he meets Nikki and Sarah.... His mate and her sister.... With these two girls he gains a family of his own.... And the void in his life is filled......
Miriam Rivera
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shifter Christmas

Nicki is struggling to understand how her father could leave them to die with her mother when Sarah was just a 3 year old girl. Now In charge of her sister Sarah she avoids all attachments that will result in more pain. What she doesn’t know is that meeting her mate will change her mind and life. Since her mate is playing Santa at the mall this year he’s the perfect person to make Nicki believe in Christmas miracles.
Reina Torres
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just the puuurfect story

Today was one of ‘those’ days when you just can’t take one more ugh moment and hoping for a little fun and romance I picked up this book... yes! Just yes! Cute - sweet - sexy - hot - sentimental and hopeful and all with big ol’ lion in the center of it!! Thanks, ladies for that much needed pick me up!!!
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Joe might be one bad Santa but he's one sexy and sweet hero. The harder he fell for little Sarah and Nikki the harder I fell for him. This was a sweet and warm little sexy Christmas story that had me smiling and happy the whole time. I'll definitely be checking more out by each of this writing team.
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas magic

Joe, Nikki and Sarah will melt your heart!! Fair warning, tissues may be needed for the first chapter or two. After both having faced the loose of loved ones, Joe and Nikki have closed their hearts to falling in love. A visit to Santa and a special Christmas wish bring these two together just in time for an Christmas HEA.
Nicole Smith
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday, shifter
4.5 Stars
This is such a cute holiday read. Nikki's little sister is just too adorable. To me this was a perfect read to get into the holiday spirit. Some of my favorite scenes are with Joe, Nikki, and Sarah. They're such heartwarming moments. I'm a big fan of Joe. I liked the way he treated Nikki and Sarah. Two shifters will get the ultimate Christmas gift if Nikki can risk her heart.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book! New to me authors that I will definitely be checking out.

I was looking for some upbeat Christmas romances when I stumbled upon this Howls Romance. I have never read a story by either author before. They had me chuckling in the first chapter and pulling for Nikki to accept Joe the rest of the book. Check it out
Alice Addie
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Purrfect Santa: Howls Romance

I choose this rating because it,s purrfect. I love Christmas , and a guy trying so hard to be for a child as well as a mate. I didn't like the sadness but it,s part of life and we have to take the bad with the good. I recommend this book to anyone but because of the sex it should be for any one over the age of 18. Thanks for the read. Alice Addie
Susan Otto
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Purrfectly Charmaine Christmas Story

This book is funny, a little drama, and sexy. I enjoyed reading this book about a lion and panther shifter who made at Christmas time finding that they are true mates. It is sentimental love story about family.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read this fast pace book.

Cynthia L. Turner

Joe, Nikki, and Sarah are truly family. Joe is so lonely and so are Nikki and her three year old sister, Sarah. The making of this family is tender and sweet. This is not only a wonderful Christmas story but a novel of love 💘 and the trust of a three year old sister who can see beyond the present. An amazing book!
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