Better Not Pout

Better Not Pout Review

One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

Title:Better Not Pout
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Judith

    5 Stars.Get ready to put this on top of your Christmas reading listI'm not even remotely ashamed that I've read a Christmas book in the midst of the hottest summer we've had in the UK in,like forever....

  • ~?~D?ni(ela) ? ?? love & semi-colons~?~

    ~4.5~I never thought I'd read a holiday story in August, but I can't resist Annabeth Albert, even when it's 104° F outside. And this story is all kinds of warm and cozy, featuring a grumpy Santa who ...

  • Shile

    Loved it! 4.5 cute Christmas starsThis book was love at first chapter. We have a broody, grumpy Santa Sergeant Major Nicholas - Saint Nick and a cute Elf with a heart of gold named Teddy who is all ab...

  • Shin Mon Thway

    I’m the kind of person who can read holiday stories all year round. 😁 That being said, I haven’t had such good luck with holiday novels for a couple years already but now, my spirit of Christma...

  • Nazanin

    3.5 Santa & Elf StarsI think I’m in the minority here! Not that I think it was bad (because it wasn’t) but something was missing here! For a sweet story, I couldn’t feel their passion, their fee...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    I'm basically obsessed with Annabeth Albert, so it is killing me to say anything negative about Better Not Pout. I mean, Annabeth Albert and a Christmas story?! That pretty much sounds like nirvana. B...

  • Susan

    This was just lovely.I wasn’t too sure after the first few chapters, but somehow it won me over anyway.46 year old Sergeant Major Nick Nowicki has been asked to play Santa in the little town of Mine...

  • Len Evans Jr

    It's almost midnight and here I sit with red-rimmed eyes and sinuses clogged, yet with a huge smile on my face... Annabeth Albert is one of my favorite authors and with this holiday book she more than...

  • Cadiva

    Annabeth Albert + a Military MC + a festive setting = complete win!I knew going into this one that I would - more likely than not - end up loving it as it had all the hallmarks of the great formula wh...

  • Ele

    I said I wouldn't read a Christmas story before December or at least late November. Obviously I didn't stick to that decision because it's October and I can't resist an Annabeth Albert book that promi...