The Week Before Christmas - Beth Laycock

The Week Before Christmas is a cute novella for the holiday season from Beth Laycock. Aubron is the elf responsible for Santa's reindeer's and while dealing with a missing reindeer unexpectedly meets his soulmate a few days before Christmas.

From the blurb:

What better Christmas present was there than finding your fated mate?

’Twas the week before Christmas
And all across Christmas Cove the elves were snowed under.
Preparing presents for Santa’s sleigh
To deliver to children all around the world.

But Dash—Santa’s favourite reindeer—is missing.
In his place, Aubron, the elf responsible for looking after all of Santa’s reindeer, finds a naked man in Dash’s stall.
A stranger he is inexplicably drawn to.

Can Aubron find Dash, and figure out who the mystery man is before Christmas is ruined?

This M/M romance from Beth Laycock features fated mates, a reindeer shifter, an elf definitely not left on the shelf, Santa, the North Pole, lashings of Christmas spirit, and of course a HEA.

SNik's Review:

Standalone novella. Paranormal shifter. Quick read. Dual POV. Aubron helps take care of Santa’s reindeer, but Dash is secretly his favorite. But when Dash disappears right before Christmas and Aubron finds himself taking care of the human he finds instead, can It be a Christmas miracle? 

This story is sprinkled with holiday feelings and “dash” of fated mates which was sweet. The risk of a messed up Christmas plus finding your person but possibly losing them made for a fun read. A sweet HEA just in time for the holidays.

Rating: 4 Stars

The Week Before Christmas is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.