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My Secret Santa

(My Secret Crush #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Christmas is not my favorite. Not since I lost my dad last year. The lights, the music, the happy people. Everything reminds me of him. And if he were around still, maybe he could get Chad to leave me alone.

On top of all that, Mr. Walker had to give us this assignment to be a Secret Santa for someone, and you'll never guess who I got. Okay, you probably can, but can you
Kindle Edition, 93 pages
Published December 22nd 2019 by Dragons & Fairy Tales Press

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Tamera Westhoff
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Teen Romance

Claire has lost her Dad and her love for Christmas. Chad has lost his sister. When their teacher gives them a Secret Santa assignment, it changes everything for them. Super sweet story with a few kisses. I love her family!
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet teen romance

Claire has endured Chad & his obnoxious friends for quite some time. Then she ends up having to be his Secret Santa. Chad isn't so bad when his friends aren't around. In fact, Claire is grieving the loss of her dad, and it turns out that Chad lost his older sister, so he has an idea of what she's going thru.

The more they get to know each other, the closer they begin to get. But Chad's vindictive ex-girlfriend is not happy about it. Which makes the pain of Christmas without he
Susan Hamann
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Claire works at her mother's diner. One of the boys, Chad, who comes in with his friends picks on her and calls her Diner Girl. When her teacher gives an assignment to have a secret Santa and get to the person whose name you drew, Claire is not pleased that she picks Chad's name.

Claire's father died at Christmas time and she's still in mourning. She tries out for the basketball team because basketball is one of the things she shares with her Dad. Chad plays on the boys' team. When he starts bein
Lori R
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Secret Santa is a sweet story of Claire and her family. Her dad died a year ago at Christmas and this book showed how she handled her loss and the anniversary of his death. It also showed her strength of character and how caring Claire was,

I liked the high school Secret Santa assignment she received. It was funny how she drew Chad's name and he drew hers. It was also funny to realized all the teasing in her mother's diner while she worked was because Chad liked her and wanted to get to know h
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it.
It was the type of book that during thus time just gives you a little boost and maybe transports you back to a simpler time in your life.
Claire is trying to get through her first Christmas without her father. Keeping busy with school and the famiky diner helps.
Chad has been coming into the diner, with his obnoxious friends forever. Giving Claire a hard time.
When Claire gets assigned to be Chad's secret Santa for a class project, she is surpr
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Claire was an amazing young lady who had grace and spunk. She thought Chad was a pain but..... Throw in a secret Santa assignment which seems to get these two together and you have the makings of either an awesome friendship or the beginning of misery. Of course there are mean girls - I mean this is high school - never understood mean girls. Loved her family and best friend - more than one romance happening in this book. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was just the best. Her switch ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
My Secret Santa is a great start to a new series; it is a standalone read though. Chad and Claire, the two main characters, are teens who have lost and are mourning a family member. In spite of that, the book left me feeling uplifted. The characters are likeable, especially once you understand the reasons behind what they do. They get a happy ending. There's some of the typical teen angst and mean girls, but it's not the focus of the book. I'm old, and I enjoyed reading the book. I would recomme ...more
Bernadette Cinkoske
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Secret Santa is a really sweet story of Claire, who is facing her first Christmas without her dad, and Chad, who lost his sister two years ago. There is some teen angst and a little cyber bullying, but mostly this book is about moving on while honoring (not forgetting) those you have lost. The story is well paced, insightful and has interesting characters. I really enjoyed it.
Catherine Geist
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story

This book was really fun to read. It makes a point of how hard high school can be. At that age kids can be so mean.You can only do like Chad & Claire did & not let them cause you to let them win.
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Secret Santa

Fantastic read, storyline and characters. Fantastic Christmas short story. Makes you feel the joys Christmas can bring after such sad times and happenings. Definitely a must read!!!!
Donna Campbell
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very sweet. This couple was cute together. I loved that they had real problems that they were able to work on together. This is a really sweet, clean young adult romance.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute and clean high school romance

Moral Note: Bullying
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet YA romance

This was a sweet, quick, clean read. Love Claire, Chad, Mom, Evan and Lizzie. Great story! Worth the short read!
Anna Coleman
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story

I liked the characters and it was a fun easy read. Definitely would suggest this if you’re looking for a cute romance.
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