Five Golden Beads by Sean Michael
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Holiday
Length: Short Story (30 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern
Once a year, from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve, Shay gets a visit from Harper, one of Santa’s Elves. Their magical time together may only last a week, but Shay anticipates it the entire year and throws himself wholeheartedly into the kink-filled week. The only way their time could be better would be if Harper could stay longer.
When November rolls around again and the kinky gifts start arriving, Shay can only hope he’s been a good enough boy this year to be granted more time with the Elf he loves. Will Santa be able to deliver this year?
Every year on Christmas Eve Harper turned up in Shay’s life and until midnight New Year’s Eve they indulged in every wicked, carnal delight imaginable. Shay loved Christmas. This year with a bunch of new sex toys to play with Shay knows he and Harper will have the best week imaginable. And particularly with those five golden anal beads…
This is a light, fun, wickedly delicious short story. I loved learning about Harper and Shay – and why they only get one week a year together – and wow they pack a whole year’s worth of loving and sex into that short break. It’s clear that both Shay and Harper are devoted to each other and deeply in love. I enjoyed their connection and commitment to each other, even if they only get to spend the one week a year together. The sex was smoking hot but also richly emotional and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. I found the kink to be tasteful and delicious – and will certainly make me think differently of pine tree branches…
With a happy, deeply satisfying ending I really enjoyed this quick read. Full of Christmas joy and steamy sex it had me licking my lips and eager to get back into that Christmas spirit.