Studmuffin Santa: A small town military hero holiday romantic comedy

· Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies Book 1 · Tawna Fenske
91 reviews

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Ugh, Christmas. Not a fan. So why am I wearing a Santa suit and letting frisky moms paw me at a reindeer ranch?

It might have something to do with the family crisis that drew me home between tours as a career Marine. Or maybe it’s my urge to cozy up with the prickly reindeer rancher whose curves give me visions of something way hotter than sugarplums.

Jade King isn’t thrilled I’m here, and she’d be less thrilled to know her sister hired me to keep an eye on things. Someone’s set on sabotaging the ranch, so I’ve got a built-in excuse to get close to Jade.

I could swear the attraction’s mutual, but something’s holding her back. Some secret in her past that has her pushing me away like a bad batch of eggnog. It’s almost as baffling as all these <i>accidents</i> at the King sisters’ place. Seriously, who’d screw with a reindeer ranch?

Between sexy Santa suit malfunctions and risqué Christmas cookies, Jade and I keep ending up under the mistletoe together. Is there any chance we can mesh our Christmas wish lists, or will it all crash down like a fat man in an iron sleigh?<b></b>

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91 reviews
Sandy S.
February 21, 2019
3.75 stars--STUDMUFFIN SANTA is the first instalment in Tawna Fenske’s contemporary, adult PONDEROSA RESORT ROMANTIC COMEDIES series. This is US Marine Brandon Brown, and reindeer ranch owner Jade King’s story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Brandon and Jade) STUDMUFFIN SANTA follows the building relationship and romance between US Marine Brandon Brown, and reindeer ranch owner Jade King. Brandon Brown is on leave from the Marines working part time as the seasonal Santa at the Jingle Bell Reindeer Ranch for sisters Jade and Amber King. Following a series of questionable events, Brandon finds himself protector and guardian for Jade King, a woman who remembers a different Brandon Brown from years before. What ensues is the building friendship and relationship between Brandon and Jade, and the potential fall-out as Jade struggles with what was, and what continues to be. Jade King was bullied and teased throughout her high school years but Brandon doesn’t remember the woman with whom he will fall in love. Struggling with painful memories, Jade battles between head and heart, between then and now, when the past comes full circle. Thirteen years in the Marines, and Brandon is ready to retire. With his father’s health continuing to fail, Brandon’s memories of Christmas pasts continue to haunt his present. STUDMUFFIN SANTA is a story of family, friendship, obsession and love. We are introduced to Brandon’s cousins Bree and Sean Bracelyn, as well as Jade’s sister Amber. The premise is sexy and fun but also intriguing and suspenseful; the characters are sassy and strong; the romance is passionate and hot.
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Debbie Diem
December 30, 2019
Studmuffin Santa is a fun holiday read with a dash of suspense by Tawna Fenske. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Ms. Fenske has created a well-written book populated with an outstanding cast of characters. Jade and her sister are working to get Jingle Bell Reindeer Ranch going in time for the holidays. Jade's sister hired a santa for the ranch. Brandon may be playing santa while on leave from the military, but he's also watching out for a criminal messing with the ranch. Jade and Brandon's story is loaded with drama, laugh out loud humor, action, sizzle and suspense. Studmuffin Santa is book 1 of the Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
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Momsbookcollection also Sim
December 31, 2019
O.M.G Fan girl over here, damn Brandon is like one of those dream men that all of us women would love to have.... a.k.a this is why he is only in a book right! I loved everything about this book, the main points of treading up the past to get through the present and make a better future and the sexual scenes um yes please.
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About the author

When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with multiple starred reviews and noted, “There’s something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor go hand in hand.”

Tawna lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year. To find out more about Tawna and her books, visit learn more about all of Tawna’s books, visit

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