A romantic femdom story, Unexpected Present begins on Christmas Eve when young married couple Paul and Kate realize they have a bit of a fascination with BDSM. While their vanilla relationship is a loving one, Kate needs something more from Paul: she needs to dominate him. Paul is not an active submissive, but he loves that Kate so often initiates sex—and he has, after all, had those fantasies of beautiful women teasing him while he lay helpless and unable to resist or reciprocate their advances.
They decide to exchange symbolic gifts over the Twelve Days of Christmas. This seems like a good idea at first: Kate can explore her desire to take control of Paul through a series of little presents; presumably Paul can do the same while he thinks about how he might please her. But Paul is a bit of a perfectionist, and his projects sometimes have a way of taking on a life of their own—and then, utterly backfiring. As he searches for the perfect present, Paul becomes so distracted that he forgets that he needs to find eleven more! He scrambles to put together twelve presents at the last moment, and as his gut instincts take over, he fatefully decides to give her a chastity cage he had bought on an impulse. That is her first gift; the keys to the lock will be the second.
These first two presents kindle a hope in Kate's mind, and as he unveils more presents, she interprets every one of them as a symbol of Paul's desire to submit to her. Because he loves her and doesn't want to disappoint her—and because he doesn't want to admit that the gifts were bought hastily and have no overriding theme—Paul does not correct her assumptions.
With each day, they go deeper. The chastity cage and keys lead, naturally, to teasing and denial. They move on quickly from there to spanking, bondage, discipline, financial control—and on New Year's Day, Paul agrees to become Kate's slave for a trial period.
As Kate becomes more dominant day by day, she and Paul find their feelings for each other growing stronger. Kate is deeply moved by the trust he shows in her, and being able to take such complete control of him only makes her love him more. Paul knows that she would understand if he told her he forgot their agreement, but he doesn't want to hurt her. He also finds the new, more dominant Kate sexier and more exciting. ...And by New Year's Day, he is disturbed by how naturally he submits to her. Is Kate's unexpected present going to vanish before the 12th day is over? Or will it last a lifetime?
"This book is awesome! If you like reading femdom stories I can't recommend this enough. It will push all your buttons. I so hope the author will continue the story in another book." —Reader review
Having recently published a collection of my own femdom fiction, I have found myself scanning the related titles grouped by Amazon on my product page—i.e., “Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed…” On the basis of a “Look inside,” I've purchased a half-dozen.
Some were good, some so-so, some extremely un-good, to be diplomatic. One, however, was terrific.
The new book is Unexpected Present, a “femdom love story” by Ryan Peterson. I was instantly intrigued and charmed by my “Look Inside.” What’s this, I thought? The opening suggested a Christmas gift-exchange fable along the lines of O. Henry’s legendary “Gift of the Magi”—except instead of canceling each other out, the "Unexpected" love gift exchange promised to compound into a sizzling hot D/s voyage of discovery.
That promise is abundantly fulfilled as the story unfolds. There is lots of kinky experimentation, which drives the loving husband ever deeper into submission as the wife doubles down on her dominance. The ultimate effect, however, is to tighten the bonds of love and friendship along with the D/s bonds.
As the author confided to me later, “I was trying to write a story where the relationship (and love) between the two main characters was as important as the sex scenes.” In fact, for me, the sweet love scenes (with lots of “cuddle time”) made the torrid sex scenes even hotter.
Highly recommended and available in multiple ebook formats from, appropriately enough, SizzlerEditions. Get it early for a romantic and erotic Christmas present.