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Thursday, January 27, 2011

His Christmas Present by Rachel Randall

His Christmas Present by Rachel Randall
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (64 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Anemone

You are cordially commanded to attend my Christmas revel…

When London cabbie Tim drives the gorgeous Diana to a costume party, he eagerly accepts her invitation to stay. He soon learns that this is no ordinary holiday bash—it’s an exclusive sex party, where saucy secret Santa favours are exchanged and even the Christmas tree’s hung—with condoms.

Diana has chosen Tim as the perfect gift for their charismatic host, Max. But before Max gets to unwrap his Christmas present, the other guests want to play naughty and nice with his new boy-toy.

Tim’s in for a very sexy Christmas Eve. Welcome to the party.

Beware of cab riders bearing gifts…

Tim, a cab driver, is invited to a Christmas party by Diana, a fare he picked up earlier in the day. Once they arrive, Tim finds out this is no ordinary party but a swingers party and he is the gift to be presented to Max, the host.

Properly representing a sex party is difficult at best but Ms. Randall pulls it off splendidly. Even with a heavy dose of Brit-speak that had me running for a British slang dictionary more than once, the prose was beautiful and the dialogue felt very natural. Just a warning — the cover may look like a Historical but it is just representative of the party Max is hosting.

Diana and Tim’s chemistry is very hot but as much as they all kept saying Tim was being saved for Max, there was a lot of sex going on as Tim was being passed through the crowd while waiting for the host. Unfortunately, this made the plot confusing and by the end, I wasn’t entirely sure there was a plot. As long as the book was, it needed some kind of point, even though the sex was incredible. While there is a happy for now ending, some of the scenes didn’t make sense, including the final one.

While the book is supposed to be a stand alone, I do think it might be beneficial for readers to get the accompanying book in this series. Ms. Randall is a very talented writer and I do look forward to reading more of her books, especially in this universe.

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