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Tomorrow's Gifts by Lisabet Sarai

Tomorrow's Gifts

by Lisabet Sarai

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Michael loves his burly, powerful partner Neil, but he's too embarrassed to share his secret fantasies of submission and surrender. Frustrated and confused, he wonders whether he and Neil really belong together.

Then, on Christmas Eve, Michael receives a visit from a sexy Dom, Thorne Wilder, who claims to be his lover from the future. Thorne shows Michael scenes from a wild life of sexual excess that he claims they'll share if he breaks up with Neil.

Should Michael trust the ghost of Christmas future, or does his true future lie with Neil?

Tomorrow’s Gifts is a short story about Michael and Neil and the Spirit of Christmas Past. But this story is by no means the classic 'Spirit of Christmas Past' story as the Spirit is a sexy Dom, Thorne Wilder, and the story features some heavy BDSM scenes including whipping and a gang bang/rape.

Michael is the central character of this story. His ambivalence in regard to Neil is a quite interesting twist towards the old 'Spirit of Christmas Past' theme imagined by Dickens. His craving for something he is too embarrassed to admit even to his lover is very well described by the author. The character of Thorne Wilder, the sexy Dom, is a larger-than-life figure and in my opinion a little bit over the top, but as he is acting as the Spirit in this story that seems to be ok.

Tomorrow’s Gifts is a very nice story if you're ok with the heavy BDSM stuff. It's an inventive story written in very enjoyable prose.

Review first posted at Rainbow Reviews.
PUBLISHER: Total-E-Bound
  shoganrea | Jan 5, 2009 |
Michael and Neil are apparently a perfect couple, but there are a lot of things twirling in Michael's mind. He doesn't like the city in which they live, that forces them to behave as roommates and not as lovers when they are in the open; he doesn't like the cold weather that always forced them to stay inside during the long winter... but above all he doesn't like the vanilla relationship he has with Neil. Oh, he likes Neil, he is a very gentle and caring boyfriend, always trying to understand Michael's desires, but not understanding at all that Michael wants and needs to be dominate. Probably Neil is worried since he is a lot stronger than Michael, and he fears to not be able to stay in control if things go wild.

Then on Christmas Eve Michael receives the visit for a ghost of the Christmas future, a man who claims to be Michael's future lover, his Master. Thorne, the spirit, shows to Michael how is live can be if he dumps Neil: a full D/s relationship, a life as slave of a very wealthy man, parties and travel all around the country. Michael is thrilled to see all his desire fullfilled, and he enjoys it all even if he realizes that Thorne's love is not gentle and caring as Neil's was. Thorne is not really trying to fulfill Michael's desires, he is only enjoying his life and if Michael likes it, he is allowed to share with Thorne.

I believe that the meaning of the book is to show that a D/s relationship without deep love and trust is only a show, and not really a relationship. Thorne and Michael don't have a real bond, Michael is almost a convenience and like him everyone could be at Thorne's side. Instead if he has the courage to speak with Neil, and unveils his hidden desires, he can have something special with the man he loves.

There is a lot of sex in this story, and I don't like the sex between Thorne and Michael: it's cold and detached; probably this is exactly what the author wants to convey and probably I would accept that if Michael's final decision was taken only out of his love for Neil. And instead, in a way, the decision was taken from him, letting him with only an obvious right choice... he would be really stupid if he did something different.

  elisa.rolle | Dec 10, 2008 |
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