Under the Mistletoe by Vic Winters
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Holiday, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (38 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation, BDSM, Spanking, Voyeurism, Multiple Partners
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea
Three stories, three couples, all trying to make the season bright. From Brand and Tony exploring a little BDSM in The Present, and Adam and Eddie, both trying to find a little Christmas far away from home in Christmas on the Beach, to Danny and Jeff who plan a very traditional celebration for their first Christmas together in I Got the Booby Prize, these six men just want to have a Merry Christmas.
These guys are hot, hot, hot with a side of mistletoe.
I love MM stories and these were a good addition to the genre. Vic Winters’ books flow well and have engaging characters. I’m glad I picked up the book. Each tale, though short, features something for everyone.
The Present involves two men finding the right balance for their relationship. I liked how the author handled the BDSM in the story. I had a hard time buying into this being a Christmas story–it felt like it could’ve been any time of the year–but that didn’t take away from the read. The characters of Brand and Tony were interesting. The play between Brand and Jack was definitely hot.
Christmas at the Beach was just that–a fun beach read. Adam and Eddie were sweet together. I liked how the author wrote the loneliness of being away from family over the holidays. This was a feel good story that tugged at the heart. I loved the twist ending and hope there are more stories about these two characters.
I Got the Booby Prize was a little harder to get through. The sentiment of this story is cute. The characters though…I didn’t really engage with them much. It was like I read their story, but wasn’t immersed in it.
If you’re looking for a cute read with holiday flair, one to read during a lazy afternoon before the holidays, then this might be the book for you.