Monday, December 19, 2022

Book Review: A Domme for Christmas by B.J. Frazier (erotic romance, femdom)

A Domme for Christmas
Author: B.J. Frazier
Publication Date: November 2, 2022
Genres: Erotic Romance
Protagonist Gender: Male
Fetishes: Femdom, Orgasm Denial, BDSM

A Domme for Christmas is one of those stories that works on multiple levels. A Christmas story about the making of a Christmas movie, it’s both an homage to and parody of the whole Hallmark Christmas movie genre (and, to some extent, Hollywood in general). There’s romance, humor, and a bit of magic to it, with characters who are living the genre even as they film it, but the real magic comes in how B.J. Frazier brings it all together.

Memphis Clark is the main character of the story, a successful director who feels constrained by the saccharine Christmas movie genre, and a successful lover who feels unfulfilled by girlfriends who are too nice. He’s a submissive at heart – we can see it, especially in how he reacts to the BDSM tales of Thane, his assistant director – but he’s never accepted or explored it. Even as the arrival of a femdom-dream-come-true Producer tests his inner resolve, he still insists on chasing the same nice girls.

There are so many wonderful relationships in the story, with platonic, romantic, and erotic overlapping in increasingly surprising ways, that each chapter is like opening a new present. It’s Thane who provides most of the erotic fuel, regaling Memphis (and the reader) with tales of his BDSM sessions, including those with Holly, the new producer, and I just loved him to death. He’s the perfect submissive, blissfully happy in his service, and open to anything his Domme requires, even when that expression of submissive sexuality lies outside his romantic attractions.

Speaking of Holly, she’s just one of the amazing women in this tale. There’s also Sara, the pretty girl who never had time for Memphis in high school, and Tessa, the wild girl he retreated from after she dared him to prank a teacher. There’s a lot of baggage there – memories, emotions, expectations, hopes, and desires – and it all contributes to Memphis finding his way in life and love.

Again, I don’t want to spoil any of the magic, but Frazier does a lovely job of exploring traditional dungeon scenes of BDSM, more domestic aspects of female-led relationships, and even some fantasy scenes of extreme submission. It’s the Christmas theme that connects everything, and when the wink-and-nod Hallmark movie humor fully indulges in the magic, it’s absolutely beautiful.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀ 

My sincere thanks to the author for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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