Published by Loose Id Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa
Panic attacks and severe anxiety have always been a part of Liam Halden’s life. Choosing a career in acting probably wasn’t the smartest move considering his neuroses, but it’s what he’s good at, except when he’s having a meltdown.
Filming the hit series ‘Caught’ in Toronto, the actor is extremely embarrassed when a fellow cast mate witnesses a panic attack in progress. Aaron already lost a friend in the past to her demons and vows to help Liam anyway he can.
Their relationship evolves and the bondage scenes they enact help Liam immensely. It’s supposed to be a non-sexual thing, but by the time the cast is wrapping for Christmas break Liam knows that he wants more, he’s fallen in love with Aaron. The gift Liam gives to Aaron also proves a disastrous choice. Heartbroken the actor heads home for the holidays. Liam isn’t sure he can face Aaron in the New Year as a cast mate or a submissive. Ever.
Tender and passionate A Collar for Christmas zeroes in on the difficulty of emotional bonds, platonic and erotic. Liam has a basket load of issues. Aaron is working with his own mental scars. A very enjoyable writing style and engaging characterization make A Collar for Christmas an intensely pleasant read. Liam and Aaron’s rocky romance is honest and sweet. Also, the BDSM aspect of the plotline is light rather than fierce. A Collar for Christmas is poignant and digs deep for love.