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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jack's Christmas Wish by Bonni Sansom

Title: Jack's Christmas Wish
Author: Bonni Sansom
Sub-Genre(s): Erotic, contemporary, BDSM
Publisher: Sizzler Editions
Publication Date: November 11, 2011
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Brynn
Rating: 4 Cups

She'd been nice - so Santa brought her heart's desire, a sexy new master! Aside from being broke, stalked and groped by Santa, Lissa Monroe wondered what would happen to her next? She never expected it would be love at first sight. Times are hard for Lissa, with her mother’s illness and her own financial problems. She took a job as Santa’s sexy helper in a department store. Her ex-boyfriend Rex is stalking her and leaving dirty messages on her answering machine. She thinks she can handle him, but things turn deadly causing her to have an accident.  Being a widowed single father isn’t easy. Derek Baxter knows this first hand, but when your son wants a new mom for Christmas what are you to do? It’s not like you can go out and find one or is it? Jack thinks so when he meets Lissa as he sits atop Santa’s lap. Outwardly Derek is the polite, shy widower and devoted father to his son Jack. In truth Derek is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He harbors a naughty secret that would surprise his friends and neighbors. Derek is a BDSM-Dominant with a playroom hidden in his basement loaded with BDSM toys. Derek's not looking for a relationship; at least he doesn’t think he is until Lissa and Jack have an instant bond, causing Derek to wonder if maybe his son’s instincts have found him a new Wife. Derek and Lissa embark on a whirlwind relationship which accelerates and leaves them both breathless. They both want the same thing—each other, but Lissa’s past hurts in the name of love hold her back. Derek is determined to break down her walls one way or another and win her heart.

Sansom weaves a very modest BDSM tale in Jack's Christmas Wish, not too hard core but touches base on many novice BDSM techniques and scenarios. Her writing style is one of pleasure to read, she keeps the story at a steady flow and the interesting characters and their blossoming relationship are all delightful.

The only nagging issue I had with the story line was Lissa's inability to love one minute then want the whole enchilada. Her wavering moods were hard to keep up with. From her stalker ex-boyfriend's abusive insinuations to how she was willing to be Derek's sub in his dungeon. Moments like this made me think, “how can a person go from abuse (whether mental or physical) to being at someone's mercy.” Perhaps her fear of true love was the main obstacle.

Aside from that topsy-turvy emotional debate, Sansom did an excellent job at developing the relationship between Derek's seven-year old son, Jack, and Lissa. The humorous antics and dialogue on the first page of the novel had me laugh a few times and want to slap the Naughty Santa. I love Sansom's writing and can guarantee more of her writings will be added to my TBR List once they are available.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Barnes & Noble (Nook book)


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