Yvette Hines' A Gentle Christmas tells the tale of Monica Lancing and Ridge Nicholaus. At a local BDSM club, Ridge watches Monica as she scenes with another Dom. He is concerned that Monica is not enjoying her experience, nor is she calling her safe-word. Ridge decides to meet Monica and find out what her story is and tries to figure out why he is so intrigued by her. They have lunch and Ridge asks her to spend four days with him, so he can teach her the softer side of BDSM and train her to submit to a gentler touch. She agrees and moves in with him the next day. Monica uses pain to alleviate her own guilt from her youth. Their relationship moves incredibly quickly, which is a bit unbelievable, but for such a short story, it works. This short novella moves at the speed of light but is enjoyable.
Nothing was as it seems when it came to Monica Lancing, aka Delilah to her scene friends. She was living so many lies that she no longer knew the truth, until the day Ridge Nicholaus walked into Strong Blends and unraveled her world.
New to town, Ridge decides to join two old friends and their sub at an underground BDSM club for a holiday play-party. The moment he sees Delilah, resident pain slut, he desires nothing more than to see her bent over and taking the bite from his whip. Instantly, he discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye. Using her boldness against her, Ridge makes a bet with the captivating vixen that by Christmas morning he’ll bring her to her knees by showing her the gentle side of the lifestyle. If he wins she’ll agree to be his submissive, exclusively. If he loses he’ll allow her to keep her secrets.
This Christmas experience the gentle kiss of a whip…