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Dec 21

Review – Marley in Chains (The Smutketeers Present – A Kinky Christmas Carol) by RG Alexander

With sexy games of truth or dare, and a Christmas present that only kinkster can love, Marley in Chains is a hot holiday treat that will warm you up on the coldest winter day. ~ Guilty Pleasures

Description:
Running from the past…

Marley Knight-Williams has avoided the ghosts of her past for seventeen years. Now, after one thoughtless decision and too many margaritas, they’ve found her. Her memories, her heartache…and her men. Just in time for the holidays.
Boxer and gym owner Michael O’Shea is at the end of his rope. When his best friend Carlos comes home from serving his country, he’s a changed man—broken and wounded, inside and out. Michael knows there is only one person who can bring him back, one person who can make this a Christmas they will all remember. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her around.
Even if he has to break out the chains.
Time has changed them all, but it’s only banked the embers of their passion, and when the flames flare to life, they burn hotter than ever. Will the heat be enough to sear away the obstacles that stand between them? Or will it drive them apart before they can finish what they started all those years ago?

Warning: These characters shocked the author…Just sayin’…Menage and explicit sex. Schoolboy fantasies given a kinky adult twist. Voyeurism and exhibitionism. Spin the bottle, spanking, dirty sexting, and chains. Pervertable use of a poor innocent cane. Romance and magic and holiday love. With special guest appearances by Bob, Other Bob and Better Bob.

OK I admit it, I am a sucker for Christmas stories. This is especially true for ones based on tales such as the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. If you are familiar with the story, you will recognize names such as Tim, Fan, Dickens, Fezziwig, and of course Marley. Yes, R.G. Alexander, one of my favorite Smutketeers is not afraid to dive into the holiday stereotypes and when she does, you will be left breathless with anticipation.

Marley is a strong woman who helps to run her family’s financial empire. After the death of her mother and father, she had to leave her past life behind to live up to the family name and make her father proud. This meant leaving behind the two men she loved most. At seventeen she hardly understood what that meant at the time but she knew she was in love with Carlos and Michael. The three of them were inseparable and did everything together. When they finally decided to consummate that love between the three of them at the Christmas dance, their plans are put to an abrupt halt that changes their lives and rips them apart. Seventeen years later, Marley is shocked to find Michael waiting at her doorstep and even more shocked that her feelings have not changes since the day she last saw him.

Michael knew he had to do something drastic to get Carlos back. Once Carlos returned from the war, he just wasn’t the same. Sitting around the Michael’s boxing gym is not a way to live and Carlos has barely said anything other than what he wrote in his letter. If only he could bring Marley back to them, perhaps his friend would come back too. Sure she is part of the Knight’s wealthy empire, but she was one of them once. If they could find what they had seventeen years ago, maybe, just maybe, the three of them could have it again. Finally determined to help his friend, Michael sets out to Dickens Tower in search of Marley. When she agrees to come see them, hope becomes a possibility once again.

December 21st. That is the date that determined Marley’s fate. After being challenged by Carlos, Marley must now follow their every whim and recreate their fondest memories and a few memories they wished had been created in their youth. If Marley agrees to do as they say, all would come to fruition on December 21st, the very same day that had almost crossed the line seventeen years earlier. Agreeing to their terms, she finds herself falling in love all over again and doing things she never dreamed possible. When the deadline nears, and the trio begins to get comfortable, past fears rise up once again and threaten to tear them apart.

I will never look at “A Christmas Carol” the same way again. While this is not the typical Scrooge version of the story, I love that the character names pop up throughout the book. The nod to the Christmas ghosts can be seen in the form of a door man named Frost, who just happens to be around to give helpful advice and even a ride when he is needed most. The story of the characters themselves is a sweet one. Marley had a difficult family life due to family conflicts. She also dealt with backlash from rumors that had a serious impact on her relationship with Carlos and Michael. My heart especially breaks for Michael, the misunderstood boxer who wears chains to push his abilities in the ring, but wears emotional chains every day of his life as he wonders what could have been. Carlos, the wounded soldier, realizes his only happiness is when Michael and Marley are with him. When Marley is forced to confront her feelings for them, there is no denying the attraction and the sparks fly. The men push Marley to her limits and enjoy meeting her friends B.O.B. and other B.O.B. (reference to her toys) letting Marley show them how friendly they were. With interesting dares involving windows, canes and a few other inanimate objects, this story is sure to keep you on your toes. While the story is short, it will tug on your heart strings and have you rooting for the trio to find common ground and make things work. With sexy games of truth or dare, and a Christmas present that only kinkster can love, Marley in Chains is a hot holiday treat that will warm you up on the coldest winter day.

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3 comments

  1. Trix

    This sounds like a most excellent twist on the old story!

  2. Lori Meehan

    Sounds great, thanks for the review. I love a story that twists a story line.

  3. Timitra

    I love the cover and sound of this book!

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