Someone Special by TC Blue is a sweet and sexy holiday themed story that is a perfect read to warm you up on a cold, wintery night. Like other books written by Ms. Blue, Someone Special really speaks to the heart because of its likeable, well-written characters that live and breathe off of the written page.
Gracen is a successful artist who loves the spirit of Christmas. He enjoys it so much that he is working part-time as a photographer in Santa’s workshop at the local mall. He even doesn’t mind the funny elf costume he has to wear, or the crying kids. When Gracen starts working for a sexy, Santa’s elf, named Jesse, he starts to like and enjoy being around the charmingly, likeable young man.
Jesse is exhausted. For years he has put aside his own desires to support him and his younger sister. Because times are hard, Jesse works three jobs to stay afloat. When he takes a job at the local mall as a one of Santa’s elves, he thinks it’ll just be another one of his regular jobs, but he’s happily surprised by the sizzling mutual attraction between him and the photographer, Gracen. As the men become better acquainted, a sizzling attraction and budding relationship sparks between them. But, when push comes to shove, will Jesse allow himself to take a chance with Gracen or will the fear of the unknown make him push his chance of true love away.
Someone Special is more than a holiday themed story. It is a story of love, hope and taking chances. Both Gracen and Jesse are wonderful heroes. Both are interesting men that are really caught off guard by the smoldering attraction between them. I appreciated how they really liked one another and I enjoyed watching their relationship develop into something special. There was a twist to the story that I enjoyed and the story was a smooth and fast paced book.
There were times I did want to shake Jesse, but I also did understand where he was coming from and the fears that he had. One of the interesting things about this book is that although it could have easily been bogged down with angst or heavy content, Ms. Blue still managed to still keep it serious, but it had a lighter feel and I liked that. I admit there were times this book had me smiling from the coziness of the story and I ended it with a smile on my face.
Gracen loves Christmas. It's his favorite time of the year. So much so that he works as a mall photographer for the season, taking pictures of children with Santa. There's something about seeing all those happy families that he finds satisfying, which may be slightly odd since he's so very alone, himself.
Working three jobs is never fun, but when Jesse takes a part time position as a greeter elf at Santa's Workshop in the mall, he meets Gracen and realizes that maybe job number three isn't that bad, after all. The handsome photographer appeals to him, even with all Jesse's family issues.
Two lonely men, one Santa's Workshop, elf costumes, curl-toed shoes and a camera. They aren't exactly a recipe for finding that someone special. except maybe they are.