You have been invited to play a game. The name of the game is, Subbing for Santa. The rules are simple. If Santa issues an order, the submissive must obey. If not, the submissive will be punished.
So what will it be my little elf? Will you play with me?
What is a girl to do when she receives such an invitation? Most girls, sensible girls, would refuse, because who knows what sort of person this is posing as Santa? He could be a serial killer for all I know. Lucky for Santa, I’m not like most girls. I’ll happily submit if it helps me get through this Christmas season. BUT, by accepting the invitation, have I made a mistake? As this anonymous stranger begins his torment on me, I quickly realise that I could be in serious danger. There’s nowhere to run, though. He has me right where he wants me, and I fear I may not make it out alive.
!! CONTENT WARNING !! FOR READERS OVER THE AGE OF 18. Subbing for Santa is a standalone book which ties in with Sarah JD’s other series and does NOT end on a cliffhanger. Please note: This is a dark contemporary MF romance that contains subjects that maybe triggering to some readers. Please take a moment and head over to Sarah JD’s website to read the full warning.
This was hard to rate because I had two major issues with the story.
My first issues is that this is a sequel or a spin off of another series I haven’t read. I didn’t know when I first picked it up, and by the time I realized my mistake, I was too intrigued to stop reading. So I guess this is my fault.
My second issue, and the real reason why I struggled with this one, is whatever happened in that other series I haven’t read yet. Apparently the main girl in that series was underaged and had sexual encounters with the main girl from this book, which has her feeling guilty in this sequel. Which, alright, at least she regrets it. But like, wtf? Whatever happened in that series, they ended up becoming friends and she helped the minor to escape the shady situation she was in. So there is that. But I was really uncomfortable when I read about it without knowing the detail and nuances of the situation.
This dark romance crosses the line in several occasions, just keep that in mind if you decide to read. The writing is excellent, tho. And the balance between smut and romance was great. But these two were very depraved kinky mofos lol
I loved how they worked the rules of their relationship, and how she went from poly to monogamous, and how he accompanied her along the way without pressuring. That part was really interesting and so well done.
This is the best Christmas themed book I've read, with a plot mixed of Christmas, a whole lot of drama and a little bit of intrigue. It was a perfect blend that makes it perfect to read this time of year as well as any other time. I LOVED the whole intrigue behind who Santa actually is and I was buzzing ... I love him. I want to be his little elf. I love Agatha, have done since I met her in the insatiable series so I was excited & happy to find she was getting her own story and HEA. I love the connections this author weaves between books, she is amazing! I highly recommend this book... It is steamy AF!
I loved this story. It had me laughing out loud at the antics that Aggie & Griff got upto. I loved how there were snippets of the other characters from the other books interspersed in there. The story flows so well, and had me interested right from the start, wondering what was going to happen, and who was this Santa that was watching everything that Aggie did? I loved their games they played with each other, and also the bad-ass vibe Aggie gives off, especially to Griffin's family. This story was a great feel good read, despite a few bad things happening, and I couldn’t put it down!
This was a spicy and fun holiday standalone! Agatha is a supporting character from Rhys’ story and she was a great friend to her so it’s nice to read her own story. Santa is an interesting guy, even when he’s unveiled there’s still a lot more to him than meets the eye. I dare say these two are everything the other one needs. I love the crossover of Rhys and Aggie getting her much deserved HEA!
Subbing For Santa by Sarah JD is a dark Christmas romance.
This is the first book of Sarah's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I really enjoyed the relationship between Agatha and Griffin. I liked that we got both of their points of views throughout the book.
I would recommend this book if you like dark romances, holiday romances, contemporary romances, or romantic suspense.
Fantastic I thought it had an original and interesting storyline. The twists and turns kept me guessing. Everytime I thought the story was gonna go one direction it totally surprised me. I loved the fact that i couldnt figure it out. I also loved the whole mystery of who Santa might be! There was so much steam and it was delicious. The relationship between Agatha and Santa was filled with fire and they fit each other perfectly. I loved how their relationship evolved throughout the story!! Another fantastic read from Sarah!!
I am loving this world of Sarah JD. We now have Agatha AKA Moxie. I really think you should read the Insatiable series before reading this. This book was amazing and I couldn’t put it down. This book has alot of mystery and few twist. I love we got some side characters from the Insatiable series story I would not mind more. This does have a lot of dirty scenes and so hot! I can't wait for what else Sarah JD gives us.
I Loved this book. I especially loved the games Griffith played with Agatha before revealing himself. I was surprised but pleased by the fact that this tied into insatiable kitten. If you liked those books, you’ll love this one.
”The way we connect like a puzzle piece. The pull our bodies have on each other. The way we fit together just right."
Agatha Fiera wanted to find love. Sex has always been good for her. She loved it but she never actually experienced intimacy. One night stands are a temporary “relief” since there is no aftercare. So when one day she gets a mail from Santa and be his “temporary toy play”, she decides to give it a go knowing it is so f-ing creepy: ”If I take the package inside the mailbox, it means I'm accepting the terms of being Santa's submissive. The thought makes me smirk. I could be playing sub for a big burly white bearded accountant for all I know, yet here 1 am, still willing to play. Why? Because I'm lonely and not particularly picky at this point. And pathetic, but I'll worry about that part later.”
Now, when she met Santa, she never expected love or intimacy. But the more possessive he got, he more she can’t seem to denies it. - ‘S’ is portrayed as Santa but
Agatha (Moxie) was left a note asking her if she wants to play a game she has no idea who left the note but she is intrigued and decides to play. Submitting for Santa. She has different tasks she is supposed to perform and if she does she gets rewarded and if she fails she is punished. She soon learns that she is being watched all the time and that he has access to her home. Even though it makes her a little nervous she keeps playing. If you have read other books by this author you have a knowledge of the characters in this book and who they are. I loved that the other characters play a role in this story it was fun to see them again. Griffin is one hot Santa who can't get Aggie his little elf out of his mind he is going to make her his and by playing his game she is proving that she can survive in his world. when Aggie finds out who he is she is not scared but wants to take things slow but Griffin doesn't know the word. We get twists and secrets and truths that will make your heart melt and of course this book is one hot and steamy story that will melt you panties as well as your heart. Agatha feels all along never having someone just for her but Griffin is going to prove her wrong and be the one person she can always rely on. Griffin will be your next book boyfriend and will make you want to submit to Santa. I was given this book as an ARC for my honest review.
I had no idea what to expect going into this book, other than we’ve met this character before in one of Sarah’s other books. And let me tell ya, I was so excited to learn who’s story this was!
I absolutely loved this book! 🙌 It had me hooked from beginning to end, and even after finding out who Santa was, the storyline continued to be just as intriguing as before we knew!
This story ties in perfectly with all the other series set in this world, but could definitely be read as a standalone if you wish. (Although I do highly recommend reading the other series first, especially The Insatiable series, because I think you’ll find it’ll make you love and appreciate this story even more!)
This was the perfect dark, smutty holiday read and I cannot recommend it enough if you love kinky and suspenseful books with an ending you won’t see coming!
This was an absolutely fantastic, sexy and highly erotic Christmas story that had me enthralled and devouring every delicious second of it and never wanting it to end! It was so damn exciting, thrilling, and spicy that I was a sopping mess throughout.
Agatha and Santa allow us to be a part of their thrilling Christmas game that was filled with extremely sexy moments, some suspense, mystery and drama that kept me gripping my kindle tightly and turning the pages quickly to see what was going to happen next.
The story has the perfect blend of darkness, depravity, passion, heartwarming moments and love, which was all blended together into one fantastic story with an equally fantastic ending. I definitely need my own Santa for Christmas now!
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
I have to admit that I highly enjoy revisiting a world I enjoyed even if I am following new characters. We dive back into Kitty's dark world only this time we follow Agatha who we met briefly in Kitty's story (I suggest reading that story first as it makes this one so much better and understandable). She has received an enticing offer from Santa if she can bring herself to submit and enjoy. Makes for a steamy good time as the story progresses showing the dirty side of Santa. I had a fun time reading it getting to know Aggie so mush better. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
Well Holy Hotness, Santa takes Moxie (Agatha) into dirty submission. He has her doing things that make her question her sanity but crave more at the same time. He was Big Brother, Santa and Dom all in one. She is watched at all times even when she thinks she can be defiant and get away with something, he is there to punish her in sexy and dirty ways. I don't expect anything less from Sarah J.D. She can bring out the naughty in her characters. I also want to add that if you have not read Insatiable Series, then some things may not make sense to you. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book.
I'd advice you to maybe read the Insatiable series before reading this book because Aggie (Agatha FMC) pops up in that series and it also gives some background to her too. It was a refreshingly different read I thought. Aggie's quiet getaway becomes a place where a stalker named Santa begins a seductive game of tests & trials for her. To see how far he can push her using s** and seduction to do so. Only when he is finally unmasked that brings its own problems and complications in itself. This was a cracking read with characters I genuinely liked
If you are looking for a naughty good Christmas read then this is the book for you! As expected with all of Sarah's books...you'll get excitement, mystery, hot AF MMC, and all of the spice 🔥
We get to live through the mystery and excitement with Agatha since she has no idea who Santa is but we are here for it! Finding out who Santa was was like a "duh" 🤦♀️ moment. I liked how the story didn't stop there and you figure out why he played his game the way he did and she did not let us down! You go girl!
What a book. And just prefect for this time of year. Really get you into the festive spirit. It is a stalking dark romance with the mafia link. I loved it. I honestly couldn’t put it down. The games Santa and little elf play are amazing. Would make you want your own Santa.
I am so glad we got a story about Agatha. She met her match when she got an anonymous present and started playing her mystery man’s game. “Santa” or Griffin was amazing and I loved his character. I love stalker vibes for my MMC, so that was a WIN for me! Definitely go read this dark spicy spicy romance!!
This book was a complete change of pace compared to the heart wrenching books I usually get from this author. I really enjoyed this intriguing fun read. It was fun and had plenty of spice. Definitely gets you in the Christmas spirit for sure lol. Great standalone book but also links up to Sarah’s other series too. Definitely recommended!
This is definitely one way to warm up in this wintery weather. This is a naughty fun Christmas themed read with a bit of mystery and suspense. Santa is beyond intriguing and I loved reading this standalone with home in it. Beyond fun read with a bit of darkness!
I don’t usually go for holiday themed books, they don’t usually seem to appeal to me, but when I tell you I couldn’t put this book down, I mean it! Spicy, somewhat dark, stand-alone…what more could a girl ask for? I definitely want a Santa for myself this year for Christmas 😏😉
This book is filled with explicit steamy scenes. I enjoyed that Aggie was into 53x and enjoyed it. Santa when he was unknown was hot!! Once we learned who he was I felt like I got a second story. Two separate plots.
DNF. The main character admits to engaging in child trafficking and using underage sex slaves almost immediately as the reason for her “hiding out” and “laying low” while the scandal subsided. That’s reprehensible and beyond disgusting. I didn’t read past that point. End of game, go to jail, no excuse for writing that shit.