×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Matzoh and Mistletoe
     

Matzoh and Mistletoe

3.7 4
by Jodie Griffin
 

Every December twenty-fifth, Rebeccah Rickman volunteers through her synagogue so that others can celebrate Christmas. Her usual mitzvah, or good deed, is assisting police officer Jeremy Kohler. But this year is different: this year, Becca is free to act on the attraction that has long simmered between her and the sexy cop.

Jeremy couldn't have asked for a

Overview

Every December twenty-fifth, Rebeccah Rickman volunteers through her synagogue so that others can celebrate Christmas. Her usual mitzvah, or good deed, is assisting police officer Jeremy Kohler. But this year is different: this year, Becca is free to act on the attraction that has long simmered between her and the sexy cop.

Jeremy couldn't have asked for a better gift than discovering the woman he's fantasized about for five long years is single. But when he learns about the violence that broke up Becca's marriage, he's hesitant to pursue her. He fears his desires will scare her away—but can't deny his own need for control in the bedroom. Or his longing to instruct her in the fine art of submission…

Becca is shocked to learn that Jeremy is a sexual dominant. And despite her past, she's also aroused. But before she can explore what that means, she's going to have to put her trust in Jeremy—and her own fledgling desires.

38,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426897450
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
11/21/2013
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
544,614
File size:
450 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Jodie Griffin didn’t always want to be a writer. She spent hours reading, but school papers were written one painful word at a time. Then a story idea came, demanding to be put on paper. After years of practice, she took the leap, submitted her first manuscript and hasn’t looked back.  Jodie’s own happily-ever-after includes one incredibly supportive husband and one future heroine.  Visit Jodie at www.jodiegriffin.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Matzoh and Mistletoe 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
If you like your holiday stories with a little kink this will be right up your alley. Because Becca and Jeremy have known each other for five years but done nothing about their attraction to one another because Becca was married their relationship doesn't feel as rushed as it might have in a book this short otherwise. I really like that Jeremy was sensitive to Becca's fears and I loved that Becca had a problem with the word submission if not the act. I think it made it very real for me. So if you want a spicy holiday read this one will warm you up quick. I was given an advanced copy of this from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.
AMANDA_BRAT69 More than 1 year ago
this was a great short read. I liked the chemistry between Rebeccah and Jeremy. I hope to get to see more of this couple!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, it would appear that my strange need for holiday reads has landed me yet another great BDSM read. I was very worried about this one when I dove into it. It was walking on that turf with some domestic abuse, and the lead female needing some more intense play in the bedroom. When it was discovered that Rebeccah had all these desires while in her emotionally and verbally abusive relationship--I knew that I would be able to enjoy this story. I enjoyed it more because you weren't dealing with a man that as Dominant and uncaring. He didn't go balls to the walls and demand she get over her abuse with whips and chains. He literally baby steps her into it, even if she is annoyed by the baby steps, I was so proud of Jodie for doing this! I appreciated the story on so many levels for her not using the BDSM as a form of therapy. The lead characters NEEDS it, she doesn't WANT it as a means to get over her abuse. That would have put me off. And Jeremy... Oh, Jeremy how do I love thee! Once you goes into Dom mode, I think my tummy bottomed out and my whole body got the tingles. I found that he was one of the most well written sugar kink doms. That could be because I got sick of all the same ole' same ole' pseudo Christian Grey mildly abusive doms that every woman swoons over. Well, I swooened over Jeremy. Because once he was certain her could handle Becca with his full board doms hands--the games were on. The book was sexy and had a ton of heart with is what I look for in Holiday reads. I believed that these two people were in love, and could last. Becca wasn't a push over. She owned herself and her sexuality even after the horrible marriage she had been stuck in for years. I felt her struggles when she tried to ask Jeremy what she needed. I heart wept for her. It was honestly one of the best BDSM romance stories I have read. It was unique, sweet, and was able to be super sexy at the same time. I was a touch disappointed with how easy the ex was handled. He was built up a bit and then ended up being just a big wimp with a whole lot of threats and not a lot of action. At the end of the day I recommend this to all my BDSM readers. Even if it ain't Christmas, this ebook is a deal at $2.51 on Amazon! *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Carina Press via NetGalley*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. My Initial Reaction… Reading Matzoh and Mistletoe right after reading a really great Christmas Erotic Romance probably raised my expectations a bit too high, because I left it feeling underwhelmed. The characters just didn’t do it for me and the sexy moments kept leaving me unsatisfied, but there was a solid story and lots of potential. The Characters… Rebeccah had the potential to be a really fantastic character. There’s a lot about her that I really liked. When you first meet Rebeccah, she’s volunteering on Christmas at the local police department – something she does every Christmas and Easter. As a Jew, those days aren’t holidays for her, so she volunteers her time to let more of the police force and support staff be with their families. She’s also a teacher, which for me is generally a solid green light. She’s also just gotten out of a particularly bad marriage, but she’s looking ahead, determined to regain her confidence and her life. So what’s not to like? It was hard for me to figure out, but I think I finally realized that because we don’t get to see the strong, confident, giving woman side of her fleshed out, we’re left with the victim. Victim of spousal abuse who’s having an understandably conflicted time with a DOM/sub relationship. There’s enough there for you to get that she’s refuses to let herself be a victim, but it’s not how we really get to see her. I think that’s in large part because we spend way too much time inside Jeremy’s head, and that’s exactly how he sees Rebeccah – as a victim. Jeremy, the police officer that Rebeccah has spent the past five years riding with on Christmas and Easter, has had a thing for her since he met her. So when he finds out she’s divorced, he wastes no time staking a claim. But then he finds out about why her marriage ended and he worries that Rebeccah won’t be able to handle his sexual preferences. I wanted to like Jeremy, because he really is considerate and caring with Rebeccah. But he got on my nerves, and I think it all circles around the fact that he wouldn’t stop looking at Rebeccah as a victim. Yes, slowly initiate her into this new-to-her sexual world, but don’t treat her like she’s breakable. It really hurt my impression of both characters, and unfortunately, also the sexual tension between them ended up falling pretty flat for me too. The Story… Matzoh and Mistletoe centers on the growing relationship between Jeremy and Rebeccah, who is exploring her sexuality after years in a sexual repressive, not to mention abusive, marriage. Rebeccah is jumping into the deep end with Jeremy, who is a DOM and wants her to be his sub. She struggles with what she wants sexually, though, because of her past experiences with her husband. So Jeremy and Rebeccah are constantly trying to negotiate that line and helping her to grow to a place where she’s more comfortable with her sexuality. As I’ve already said above, the sexual tension between Rebeccah and Jeremy was strained for me because of the way they were weighed down by her uncertainties and Jeremy’s inability to see her as more than a victim. The story had serious potential, as her past experiences could have added so much, but for me it just dragged. And a good portion of the sex was cut, which isn’t exactly what you expect from an erotica. So I was left pretty unsatisfied on that count. Concluding Sentiments… Matzoh and Mistletoe was on of those books that, for me, had lots of potential but ultimately fell kind of flat. It kept me hoping it would deliver and there were moments where it did, but mostly, it just didn’t live up.