Snowdrop, Merry Elf-Mas by Essie Sloane

What a way to conclude the Frostdale Mall elf-mas series! SNOWDROP is the resident sassy drag elf we've fallen in love throughout the series and this is his HEA with none other than the new Santa!

From the blurb:


I thought I was prepared for everything a busy December could bring: my upcoming drag show, my delivery gig, the cater waitering, and of course the latest job as a mall elf. What I didn’t count on was an incredibly sexy Santa Claus. From the first time I saw him, I knew that he was all I wanted for

Now the only question is how do I get him wrapped up in a bow and under my tree?


Boredom and a favor for a friend led me to the last place I expected to spend the month before Christmas: playing Santa at Frostdale Mall. And being a mall Santa led me to the person I least expected. Billy is outgoing, flirtatious, and way too young for me. Yet I just can’t seem to get him off my mind.

Lusting after an elf is a sure fire way to get on the Naughty List, right?

Snowdrop is an age gap, size difference, drag queen and construction worker MM Romance between a mall Santa and his elf.

This book is part of the Merry Elf-Mas multi-author series. Each story can be read as a standalone, but why not come along for the ride as each of Santa's elves finds love during the holidays?

Molly Otto's Review:

What a perfect way to conclude the Frostdale Mall elf-mas series with our favorite sassy elf and Santa! These two are your perfect down to earth hard-working people who just deserve a shot at love and being happy while living their best lives! Adore Noel just goes with the flow and accepts Billy as he is, still has a great relationship with his ex-wife and her new family, to me, that shows the true character of a person. BILLY is just so himself and says what's on his mind even when Noel is stuck in his head trying to figure stuff out. 

These two just build each other up, even when they both have self-doubt, like true partners in life should be. What a great low angst Christmas read! Thanks to all the authors of this universe to be sticking to low angst, fun holiday reads, something we need more of in this world.

Rating: 5 Stars

SNik's Review:

Part of a multi-author series (Merry Elf-Mas) in a shared small town setting, but each can be read as a standalone story. Coworkers. Age gap. Quick read. Dual POV. 

Billy is super busy with the holidays. Between being a mall elf, his catering job, and making food deliveries, he barely has time to rehearse for his upcoming drag queen show. But he’s willing to make time for the new mall Santa. Noel is everything sexy and mature, a body built from his construction job, and a kindness towards all the kids visiting Santa makes Billy’s heart swoon. Noel is beyond attracted to Billy, but he’s worried about their age difference, and what could Billy want with him when Billy could have any guy, especially one closer to his age. 

I really enjoyed Billy’s confidence and commitment to pursuing Noel, and Noel’s hesitancy is relatable as are his overpowering feelings he has when he is with Billy. 

It was so nice to see Billy and Noel build a relationship, learning about each other, sharing their thoughts and dreams, such a sweet romance.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Angel's Review:

This book was full of holly jolly cheer, and what could be more holly jolly than the man in the red suit? 

Noel is filling in as Santa at the mall for his neighbor who can no longer do it. Noel loves kids but he isn't quite prepared for how exhausting it would actually end up being. But one elf in particular makes the long days' worth it. 

Billy, aka Snowdrop, works as an elf at the mall. He works multiple jobs to try to stay afloat, along with performing in drag shows. He didn't expect to develop a crush on Santa, nor did he expect Santa reciprocating his feelings. 

This story was really cute! I love the place setting this series takes place in. I just love all the details that go into describing the mall and all the decorations that are involved in the Workshop. I thought that this book was written really nicely. These characters didn't rush into anything right away, which I really adored. Song get me wrong, insta-like/love can be good, but I also like when feelings are drawn out cause it makes the moments when they finally get together that more special and meaningful. I adored the scenes where the two MC's exchanged gifts, along with the ending! It was such a perfect epilogue; it made me smile.  

Overall, a really great holiday story! I loved the drag element that was involved! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heather's Review:

What's better than getting your very own Santa for Christmas?  Not much, especially if you're Billy... I love that these two developed chemistry and accepted each other at face value (with a few bumps in the road).  I love that Billy is unapologetic in all of his personas and pursues Noel, even if he's balancing 3 jobs!

This book was really sweet, well paced and a great addition to the Merry Elf-Mas multi-author series!  I loved the cameo by Liam from Essie's firsr book, as well as how much sway Teeny had over Noel!

Rating: 5 Stars

Snowdrop is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.