It is pretty much accepted wisdom that it’s hard to find someone to love who loves you back. Some people may have it easier than others, but those are...moreIt is pretty much accepted wisdom that it’s hard to find someone to love who loves you back. Some people may have it easier than others, but those are not the ones whose story gets written up in a romance novel.
Travis, one of the main characters and the narrator of this story, has two big obstacles he needs to overcome. One, he has a five-year-old daughter who seems to hate every woman he introduces to her; it may have to do with the fact that her mother dumped and divorced Travis because he wasn’t earning enough money, then packed her stuff and vanished never to be seen again. Not a way to impress your child! I am not surprised Penny isn’t chomping at the bit to get a “new mommy”. Travis’s second issue is much worse: it is his own perception. He is bisexual, always has been, but finds it much easier to “go with societal flow”, so to speak, and look for a woman as a partner. Never mind he never really likes any of them, and never mind all signs point to the fact he is falling in lust, if not in love, with Spike. In his stubborn head, he has to find and marry another woman. Sheesh!
Spike is a vet, and in charge of the pelican feeding program Penny is such a fan of. He is attracted to Travis, and really likes Penny, despite her willful ways. He is also very understanding of Travis’s need to make money (after the ex cleaned him out financially), but he has his limits. Spike agrees with Penny that Travis does need to take the occasional break, and he wishes they could get closer than the few hot weekend encounters they have shared. But when Travis keeps stalling and distancing himself, Spike tells him enough is enough, and to either admit what they are to each other, or leave him alone.
It takes a major eye-opener for Travis to get the message, but when he does? Let’s just say that the ending made me vey happy! If you’re looking for a cute story about a stubborn man with a cute kid, if you like reading about everyday men with everyday issues but extraordinary love for each other, and if you’re looking for a sweet read with some hot action, and lots of laughs, then you wil probably like this short story.
Cute, short, and hot, this is a first scene between a new Dom and his sub for the night. I have to admit that I almost stopped reading when the Dom dr...moreCute, short, and hot, this is a first scene between a new Dom and his sub for the night. I have to admit that I almost stopped reading when the Dom drank a glass of wine ("to calm his nerves") before they start. WHAT????? That is just dangerous, and I would have expected the sub to safeword at that point - what with a new Dom he doesn't know?
While the rest of the story is cute enough, more kinky than strict BDSM, there were too many things missing for me to really get into it. Almost no emotions, no discussion between the participants (and no mention of a previous agreement), all changing to a sudden overflowing of enthusiasm once they've both come. Just not my thing, I am afraid. (less)
Cool story set in the old west with some intriguing paranormal elements. Homosexuals will get a man lynched, if he's found out, and the ability to par...moreCool story set in the old west with some intriguing paranormal elements. Homosexuals will get a man lynched, if he's found out, and the ability to partially/occasionally see the future is just as dangerous.
Lucas has been saddled with both. He is the narrator, and boy, does he know how to get in trouble! His plan of getting Ambrose's attention may work, but it also puts him in mortal danger.
Ambrose is the strong, brooding type, silent but utterly dangerous when upset. Still, he seems to have a soft spot for Lucas - though I doubt he'd ever admit it! And he might be a cowboy, but there is something about his past hinting at more.
If you like adventures set in the old West with a touch of paranormal, if the strong man coming to the rescue of the reckless, slightly stupid guy sounds like fun, and if you're looking for a slightly mysterious read with a few twists,then you will probably like this short story.(less)