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Rule number 18: Daddy’s boy will always believe in his Santa daddy.

Homeless, alone, and now jobless, Cameron Evans is lost...until he’s found, after a prominent local attorney literally trips over him when the boy is passed out from dehydration.

Scott Hendrickson has two things in life: his job as an assistant district attorney and his son Davey. Other than that, he lives alone in a house that’s too big, too empty, and too lonely. 

It’s not just Cameron’s life that might change for the better when Scott takes him in. Scott can provide material things and security, but Cameron returns the favor by breathing fresh air into Scott’s stale life.

Two men who need each other and one magical holiday season. Could a little Christmas magic be all that’s needed to bring the biggest gift of all? Maybe, Cameron doesn’t need a sugar daddy because he already has a Santa daddy. 

This is the third book in a series about not-so-perfect daddies, adorable “boys”, and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. 

Get ready for all the squishy holiday feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

©2019 Susan Hawke (P)2019 Susan Hawe

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  • Kathy V.
  • 02-09-2020

Charming holiday romance

Loved this delightfully sweet Christmas tale. I love the undertone of helpfulness that leaves one feeling warm at the end of the journey.

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  • Bee Jaymes
  • 13-08-2020

May/December

I couldn't get enough of this book. Whispersynced- I turn the pages with the audio. Michael Dean performing for me is always a treat. My last read has me in such a book hangover this was just the cure. Working my way through the series.

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  • Reading*Renee
  • 05-05-2020

Sweet Boy Finds His Santa Daddy

I'd heard very good things about author Susan Hawke's "Davey's Rules" series, and because I heart Christmas-themed stories, I jumped into it with "Rules for Santa" (Book 3). This is a sweet age gap, hurt/comfort, slow burn romance between daddy Scott and his boy Cameron. It also features an interesting father-son dynamic between Scott and his actual son Davey, as the latter was unaware his father was bisexual and also had a daddy kink, that added a unique layer to the story. Narrator Michael Pauley was another huge selling point in selecting this audiobook, and he delivered another terrific performance. He skillfully showcased his range in voicing the two main characters, conveying the youthful exuberance and innocence of Cameron and the maturity and gentleness of Scott, and the amusingly snarky Davey. This was an enjoyable listen and I look forward to further exploring this series, particularly Davey's story in "Rules to Ignore" (Book 7).

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  • JD
  • 13-01-2020

sweet

I think this is a really sweet story that happens to be set during the holidays. the characters are fun and the narration helps bring them off the pages.

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  • nj sgritc
  • 21-12-2019

a slow-burn romance for the holidays!

I wanted to read this book so bad. I tried to skip the second book because I knew I was not going to like it.unfortunately I had to go back and read it because their was important events that happened in that book that made this one that much better. This was a great holiday romance. I call it a slow burn because there were no hot and heavy scenes that were out of place. the author waited until the characters were in the correct place with not only their lives but how they felt about each other before sexy times happen. so good, my recommendation go on girl read that book!

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  • Kathryn M
  • 05-12-2019

love this!!!!

Rules for Santa is the third book in the Davey's Rules series by Susan Hawke. Cameron and Scott are absolutely perfect in this sweet and sexy love story. There is a great amount of humor, a little drama and enough romance to make my heart happy. I love this! Michael Pauley narrates this story and does a fantastic job. Clear recording and voicework.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 30-11-2019

Got to Love Santa

There is a lot of humor to be found in this story. Poor Davey to see his father find a match as a daddy had to be so hard for the poor guy. I do love the way that Scott and Cameron just seem to fit each other.

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  • Bjmom09
  • 26-11-2019

Daddy Santa

This is a sweet and fun storyline the characters are interesting and things will keep you entertained. I’m enjoying this series the narrator did a great job with this story.

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  • Love222
  • 21-11-2019

Here comes Santa!

This was a super fun listen and a nice little addition to the series. Sugary sweet and low angst a perfect holiday story. Pauley does a good job with the narration as usual.

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  • wild_orchid
  • 21-11-2019

Exactly what I needed this holiday!

I love how low angst this book was. Susan Hawke could have easily piled on the angst with Cameron and had him be all “nobody will ever love me”, but instead the first time we hear from Cameron’s perspective he’s all into being just in the company of Scott and unashamedly checking him out FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED. I absolutely loved how Scott’s need to protect and provide kicked in with Cameron. The chemistry between them was off the charts. I am here for everything going on in this book. This will def a a relisten for me for sure. Usually when I listen to an audio book I’ve already read the book but this time I just dived right in. I didn’t zone out or miss any chunks of the story line and I’m attributing that fact to Michael Pauley, who’s voice I can’t seem to get enough of. His cadence is nice and smooth. I enjoyed listening to this on a 1.0x, adjusting the speed to a faster setting lost the aspects of his storytelling that I enjoy,

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 20-12-2019

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Michael Pauley is one of the 8 narrators (so far), I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2019

cute and sweet

amazing story! Susan works her magic yet again! Michael did a wonderful job on the audio especially in the scene where Cameron is strutting. Davey's father Scott, who admits to Davey that he is bisexual, stumbles (literally) across Cameron after he was fired. Scott then precedes to take care of Cameron until he finally claims him as his.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 23-11-2019

It’ll get you ready for Santa 😉

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.75 stars 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5 It’ll get you ready for Santa 😉 All the feels! I’m loving this series and loved Davey’s dad! Such a feel-good story, I loved confident, strong Scott and sweet, somewhat innocent Cameron and loved their happily ever after! While a little awkward for poor Davey, he is always there to add some flare and unique insight! I loved the polar opposites between Davey and His dad, Scott. I’m starting to really feel for Davey, I hope he gets his perfect Daddy soon!! I loved the caring dynamic between Scott and Cameron and felt they were well matched and had great chemistry. It was fun seeing more of Scott and his background and Cameron’s story was a little heart-breaking. I felt the heat and the love between these two. A thoroughly enjoyable read!! I’m loving all the characters in this series and all the workers at Daddy’s Lap. My heart is still broken over Raphael‘s death in the last book and Susan shows so much love to all the characters still recovering, grieving and healing from such a loss. Thanks for reading!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 22-11-2019

Amazing

I loved this audiobook. Scott and Cameron are such great characters. I loved listening to their story. This is a great addition to a great series. I can’t wait to listen to more.

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  • Cassi
  • 22-11-2019

My Favourite of the series

This was great! I adored the holiday feel of the story and the daddy/boy combo in this one really did it for me. Scott was so great with Cameron and the slow burn was worth the wait.

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  • Kat
  • 21-11-2019

Santa Claus is Coming!

What a great Christmas read! Rules for Santa is sweet and sexy - a great addition to an already awesome series, and exactly what I want in a Christmas read. The daddy in this book has been introduced previously, but I was surprised to see Davey's REAL father get his own story. Scott is the ultimate daddy. He is confident, settled in life, and ready to take care of a boy of his own. He hasn't considered such a relationship until he literally trips onto the perfect boy for him. Cameron is homeless and desperate after being kicked out when he comes out to his family. Scott saves him from the streets, and discovers not only does he want to take care of Cameron, he wants a relationship with him as well. This book is low angst and lots of sweet cuddles, hot cocoa, and updates with familiar faces (and a few teases of what's to come). Narrated by Michael Pauley, it is guaranteed to be a great listen. Pauley does a great job at creating distinct voices for his characters without falling into charactures or stereotypes. I feel ready for Christmas now!

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 21-11-2019

Santa Daddy!

This third book in Davey's Rules series by S. Hawke has to be my favourite and I love them all. Michael Pauley, who is one of my all time favourite narrators, does a brilliant job as always of bringing the guys to life! This is a sweet holiday story and a perfect Daddy/Boy comfort story. Scott takes in a sweet server who happens to be homeless and he helps him get his life together, looking after him just like a proper Daddy should. Highly recommended for all, especially lovers of Daddy/boy stories.

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  • Joanne1988
  • 21-11-2019

Great

This is a great instalment to the series. Cameron and scott are so sweet and amazing together. My heart went out to Cameron and I just wanted to cuddle him. Once again micheal did an fantastic job bring this story to life with the emotion he put into it. The more I read/listen about Davey the more I cant wait for his book

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  • alias11
  • 21-11-2019

A Perfect Christmas Gift

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I loved Scott and his generosity with Cameron. They each seemed to be exactly what the other needed. The only difficulty I had with the story was seeing Cameron as a sexual being. The author did such a great job making him appear as a helpless waif that I had trouble seeing him as adult enough to be in a sexual relationship. Still, a very sweet story. I loved the lists of rules. Scott had so many and then Cameron had...one. One that was all he needed. It was perfect! Excellent narration, with unique voices. Great delivery! I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 21-11-2019

Great addition to the series!

4 Stars! Rules for Santa is the third installment in the Davey's Rules series and I suggest reading the books in order for maximum enjoyment. I loved Cameron and Scott. They just complemented each other so well, and even if this was very slow-burn, it was obvious they belonged together and had great chemistry. There was age gap between them, a big one at that, but I never felt like their age was a problem in their case. It was great that Davey featured so much in this book, seeing that Scott is his father, because I just love him and can't wait for his book. This was a very low-angst, engaging book and I loved Michael Pauley's narration, he always brings a lot of emotion to his performance and he made all the characters come to life for me. Very recommendable!

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