The entire concept underlying Reindeer Games is unique and very creative. The magic, the time travel, the shape-shifting, the detailed descriptions of the village...Jet did an outstanding job of building this world. I have not read her Dark Elves series, but sensed Wod had some ties to a pre-established race of elves. So perhaps there was some additional richness of detail for those who have read Dark Elves.
The dynamic between Wod and Lon is quintessential Jet Mykles. Both heroes are beautiful. Wod is big, strong and dominant. Lon is small, pretty and very willing to give himself to an elf that will love him. Yaoi fans will particularly enjoy this dynamic! Given the length of the book, relationship development was somewhat limited. Along those lines, my only problem with the story was having the "L" word come up between two elves who have been together as a couple for a very brief time. Then again, it's Christmas, so why not?
Reindeer Games is a very whimsical story. Think of it as a sexy, hot, often funny Christmas "fantasy". It is a must read for Jet Mykles fans. Also highly recommended for m/m fans in general, particularly those who desperately need a good dose of Christmas spirit!
Blurb: "Rom is Dasher, the leader of Santa’s shape-shifting team of reindeer. He is the quintessential elf -- smart, handsome, charming -- and everyone in Santa’s Village wants him. Lon is no exception. He’s hopelessly in love with Rom, but how can he hope to get Rom’s attention? Even if he is now one of the reindeer handlers, he’s still just a plain, ordinary elf, and painfully shy to boot.
Then there’s Wod. As Dancer, he’s both Rom’s second in command and Rom’s best friend. He, too, is devilishly handsome but in a darker and -- truth be told -- slightly frightening way. At least, he makes Lon’s heart race and his tongue tie in knots.
When Wod unexpectedly offers to help Lon gain Rom’s attention, Lon is completely confused. To make matters worse, Wod is clear that he’d love to play with Lon himself.
Lon is used to the sexual freedom in Santa’s Village but he craves something more meaningful. He wants a real relationship. So what does he do? Keep pining for Rom or play Wod's special brand of reindeer games?"
Reindeer Games at Loose ID