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Sweet Inspiration (The Klaus Brothers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Penny Watson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance...

Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at café owner Lucy Brewster sends him into an unexpected tailspin of lusty desires. When Lucy is injured, Nicholas makes a decision that catapults both of their lives into turmoil.

Lucy Brewster, the free-spirited proprietor of Sweet Inspiration, has a flair for concocting sugary confections but no time for adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when she awakens in the North Pole...rambunctious elves, a fitness-obsessed Santa, and the man of her dreams. Does she have what it takes to become the next Mrs. Klaus?

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"...Ms. Watson has done a FANTASTIC job weaving this tale!...this is a holiday story you just can't afford to pass up!"
SERIOUSLY REVIEWED
--Seriously Reviewed

"What a sweet Christmas treat!..Fabulous dialogue kept me laughing out loud...I'm hooked on this series and cannot wait to read the next installment."
5 stars, THERESA JOSEPH, THE ROMANCE STUDIO
--The Romance Studio

"[Sweet Inspiration] is well written...sweet, romantic and full of wonder."
5 stars, DEBORAH DIEZ, ROCHESTER ROMANCE NOVEL EXAMINER
--Rochester Romance Novel Examiner

About the Author

PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a tree house. A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass researcher. After taking time off to raise her two spirited children, she decided to rekindle her passion for storytelling with the support of a wonderful writer's group, The Quirky Ladies. Now she gets to incorporate her wide array of interests, including gardening, cooking and travel into her works of fiction. Penny lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino kids, and a wiener dog.

Product Details

  • File Size: 826 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482568225
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Penny Watson; 2 edition (September 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FLUPZ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,448 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fluffy, cozy, cookies and latte Christmas romance January 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
From the moment I read the premise I was intrigued. I mean who doesn't want to read about a sporty hunk Santa and his 5 grown up gorgeous sons? I was instantly curious about Penny Watson's original approach to the holiday legend and I can say it was utterly charming. As soon as I started reading the novel the festive athmosphere enveloped me: I could smell baking cinnamon cookies, see the snowy streets lit with Christmas lights and feel the holiday spirit.

I didn't find Lucy a heroine I could understand: she teared up every 3 minutes then sometimes became so fierce and feisty I wondered if she had a weepy twin. She is a sweet and kind character, but for me the highlight of the novel were the supporting characters: all the adorable funny elves, some cute, some grumpy but all so unique and entertaining. The North Pole village created by Penny Watson is a wonderful place where everything is permeated by the magic of Christmas.

I love the idea that each son of Santa is in charge of something to make Christmas the success it is: Nicholas is the pastry chef (and expected to take over as CEO of Klaus Enterprises), Sven is Chief Toy Designer and Woodworker, Wolfie is Director of Chraitable Donations for Klaus Enterprises, Gregor is Director of Finances for Klaus Enterprises, Oskar is Director of Elfin Resources. :-D I can't wait to read about the other brothers and get to know them better!

Verdict: Sweet Inspiration is a fluffy, cozy, cookies and latte Christmas romance. Don't expect much angst and dilemma, Sweet Inspiration is the ultimate light romantic reading for a Christmas afternoon. I would have prefered a bit more depth, "meat" added to the romance of the hero/heroine, but Penny Watson's world building and unique universe is completely spellbinding! Best enjoyed with some crunchy dessert and hot cocoa :-)

Plot: 8/10
Characters: 7/10
Ending: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Cover: 9/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Lucy Brewster is feeling a bit lonely as Christmas approaches. Running her own bakery, Sweet Inspiration, keeps her busy, but with no family to speak of the Holidays can feel a little...empty. But all that's about to change.

Santa's oldest son, Nicholas Klaus, Jr., has heard that the best sugar cookies can be found at a little bakery in a tiny town in upstate New York. He visits Sweet Inspiration in search of the secret recipe and finds himself completely smitten by the bakery's pretty owner. Since Nick can't exactly reveal his identity to Lucy it doesn't appear that their romance will ever get off the ground. But fate intervenes and Lucy is introduced to a whole new world...and a family of gorgeous Klaus brothers to go with it!

This is one very cute Christmas fairy tale for grown-ups. There are elves and magic. Flying sleighs. Smokin' hot men. Love scenes hot enough to melt the polar ice cap. Ladies, this is NOT your mother's Santa Claus! Granted, it's a little "out there" but I thought it was a lot of fun.

Now they say time seems to speed up around the Holidays, and you certainly feel that way while you're reading this story. Lucy and Nick fall in love in near record time and Lucy becomes the darling of the North Pole in all of 48 hours! But hey, this is a fantasy, right? And who doesn't over- indulge in the sweet stuff just a little (OK - a lot) during the Holidays? It's a warm, charming and spicy little story - Enjoy!

Some strong language and sexual content. This is one Christmas story that's definitely not meant for the kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance That's Chock Full of Christmas Cheer (B+ Grade) December 18, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Penny Watson's Sweet Inspiration is chock full of Christmas cheer. This is an adorable, sexy story that should be wrapped in a big red bow and given to any reader as a present. Penny takes the Santa Claus myth and gives is a nice sexy twist where Santa is jolly, but not with a belly that looks like it's filled with jelly. Nick Sr. has five strapping sons who would make any woman swoon. The first in what looks to be an annual holiday series showcases Santa's eldest son, Nicholas, last name Klaus, who loves to bake. Poor Nick Jr. is expected to take over to role of Santa, one he doesn't want since he feels his calling is making sweet treats for children and adults alike.

Nick is taking some time off before he returns to the North Pole, better known as Glasdorf. While in the "charming little town of Easton, New York", a woman catches his eye. Lucy Anne Brewster owns a bakery/cafe in Easton called Sweet Inspirations, and the moment he tastes this freckled, blushing redhead's sugar cookies, Nick is lost. He wouldn't mind tasting Lucy (you know I just had to throw that in there) and plans to seduce the adorable baker. Nick isn't too thrilled with his attraction to Lucy. He's the type who sees most things cut and dry, and doesn't like surprises. But Lucy has gotten under his skin and he must fix this before his lust becomes too hard to control.

Lucy has noticed the huge, towering bearded aloof Nick. Oh, and he wears wire-rimmed glasses as well. At first she thinks he may be a food critic from the way he analyzes everything he buys and eats from her. Finally they talk, and Nick decides to go out of his way to help Lucy after her Goth wearing assistant, who loves to listen to Celine Dion, ups and leaves her to and elope with her boyfriend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa (Klaus). . and he has lots of hot...
Celebrating Christmas in July, I binged, not purged, on Penny's deliciously hot, yet quirktastically sweet twist on a traditional holiday tale. Read more
Published 14 days ago by SOS
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Santa
You will never feel quite the same about Santa after reading this book! This is a cute and quirky story about how Santa's oldest son falls in love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neena Christianson Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun series and I want more
Who knew Santa had such hot sons to help him? Well he does and this is about Santa's oldest son a baker. On a trip to find new recipes for his bakery he falls in love. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Mansfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, just not for me
I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just couldn't get into the story. I don't think that it was badly written, it just wasn't for me.
Published 6 months ago by R. Reyneke
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Inspiration
First book in a wonderful story about Christmas, Santa and the Klaus Brothers!! It has mystery, love and a great cast of characters!
Published 7 months ago by C. A. Brandstatter
5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and Sexy
I had almost forgotten how much I loved the characters and the imagination in this series. Spending time with the Klaus men is the perfect way to find your holiday spirit!
Published 8 months ago by V. Ardito
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Son of Santa
I absolutely adored this book. What's better than a pastry chef than adding Santa's son to the picture, who happens to also be a chef. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kayla Bug
4.0 out of 5 stars cute story
Imagine what if Santa Claus was a buff bodybuilder looking forward to retirement and having his job taken over by his eldest chef son. Read more
Published 9 months ago by goodytwo
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Christmas story that will make you hungry
I adored this book. It's a light and fun Christmas story that you can enjoy in an afternoon. I do have one word of warning, don't read if you're hungry. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas, hot bearded guys (plural!) who are also sweet and nice and...
After reading "Lumberjack in Love", I was very glad to find that Penny Watson wrote another book - and it's the beginning of a series! More wonderful men and women. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Brenda Molina
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More About the Author

PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a tree house.

A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass researcher (don't ask). After taking time off to raise her two spirited children, she decided to rekindle her passion for storytelling. Now she gets to incorporate her wide array of interests, including gardening, cooking and travel, into her works of fiction. Penny lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino kids, and a wiener dog.

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