Sweet Magik (Klaus Brothers #2) by Penny Watson really is a magical Christmas story.
BLURB: Oskar Klaus' job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It's not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year's Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.
Kiana Grant's Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that's hard to resist. Before she knows it, she's in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa's youngest son.
There's just one problem...a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself...
REVIEW: Last year, I read book one in Watson's Christmas series so I was looking forward to book two. She's truly created a magical story of Santa and his sons.
This time, the focus is on Santa's youngest son, Oskar, who heads of Elf Resources, has a secret passion for books and loves to snowboard. Something has been off though and his carefree lifestyle no longer works for him. He wants more and he finds it when he meets Kiana. Both of these characters have unique back stories that endear them to readers.
While their love story ignites during a kiss on New Years Eve, the story really takes off when they travel to the North Pole. The magic enthralls Kiana while her very existence enthralls Oskar. There's a bit of mystery and intrigue with some naughty elves but the focus is the love story between Oskar and Kiana. Trying to take care of problems with the elves, they find the sweetest magic of all in one another.
During the holiday season, I crave books that bring me deeper into the season, That's exactly what this book did. I couldn’t put the book down so I spent the evening curled up by the fire, reading... it's a tough life but someone has to do it... so what are you waiting for? Grab the first book in the series and get started. You'll fall for the magic of Christmas and Santa all over again.
*I've really enjoyed meeting the Klaus family an am disappointed not to see more books coming.*
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries