The Christmas She Rules by Jennifer Leeland

The Christmas She Rules by Jennifer Leeland
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (54 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/F, Ménage, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Fern

Control is her kink…and she’s losing it.

It’s another gloomy Christmas for Pamela Dane. Not only is it the anniversary of a dark period in her life, but all her friends had the nerve to hook up. It’s not easy for a female Domme to find a playmate. Maybe The Cage in San Francisco will be the perfect place to escape—and find a willing man to chase away the memories.

Christian Nolan is at the BDSM club for the hell of it. Yet the minute Mistress Dane takes control of him, she not only stuns him with her talent, he stuns himself with his willingness to surrender. Her offer to meet him there for another night is intriguing—and frightening.

Pamela’s session with Chris shakes her to the core, resurrecting memories she’s afraid to face. But Chris isn’t willing to let her past haunt her…even if it leaves his heart in tatters.

Warning: Hot, strong man on his knees, which will bring you to yours. Strap-on action, anal play, lots of leather and tons of tension. Alpha male who likes to do whatever the right woman tells him to do, including another woman.

The Christmas She Rules is an in your face BDSM novella that offers plenty of sizzling hot sex and delivers a sucker-punch of unforeseen emotion.

The moment you meet Pamela, you’ll recognize that she’s damaged goods. She’s a Domme that fears her power and allows a past tragedy to mar any potential happiness she might experience in the arms of the perfect submissive. At times, you’ll resent and detest her, especially when she turns away from Christian and leaves him confused and devastated. When you learn the reason behind her actions, you’ll be both shocked and saddened. I honestly didn’t see it coming.

Christian is a man that has been on both top and bottom of the D/s power play. He’s searched for what it is he wants sexually but has yet to find. One intense encounter with Pamela reveals his true submissive nature. Unfortunately, she doesn’t offer him anything other than play in the strictest sense, and he’s forced to bend to her will on all things–including making love to another woman at her command.

It takes time, trust, and a willingness to move forward for Pamela to reveal herself and her past to Chris. She’s afraid he won’t tell her if she’s gone too far, and he’s afraid she won’t give him the opportunity to prove that he will always keep their play safe and consensual. Heartbreaking at times, it’s something I’ve rarely read about in BDSM work, and I found the concept novel and intriguing.

The only problem I had with the story is the declarations of love for one another at the stories conclusion. Some believe in the notion of love at first sight, but that isn’t the case here. It’s more of love at first D/s encounter. Aside from this, however, the material is well written and you’ll get just enough of a BDSM fix to keep you satisfied. Pamela is difficult to like at times, but redeems herself when she opens up. While Chris is oh-so yummy and loveable that you’ll want to take him home and keep him as your own special pet.

Fans of BDSM should put this one on their TBR list. The Christmas She Rules is a scorcher that engages the interest and keeps it from start to finish.


  1. Thank you, Fern! A great review!

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