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Slow Burn

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  201 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
When college senior Nathan Webster is roped into doing a favor for his twin sister, he doesn’t expect his karma to pay off so quickly. His good deed brings him face to face with Charles Griffin, owner of a private holdings group.

Nate’s attraction sparks right away, and when he realizes his interest is returned, the two begin a cycle of risqué encounters behind the locked d
ebook, 69 pages
Published July 18th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published July 17th 2012)
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3.5 stars-- Simple, brain candy story about a 22 year old American college student and a 38 year old Brit billionaire.

Sounds familiar? The not as worldly college student getting bent over a businessman's desk? I like that trope. And this was good enough brain candy which I need at the moment so I was happy.
"I'm going to come," he panted. "I'm going to come in your ass, and then I'm going to pull out, strip this condom off, and you're going to clean me up."

This quote gets the party started and
It falls mostly on the "sexual" side of romance. HOWEVER, Nate's voice as the main narrator is completely amusing (so many great one-liners) and there is one HOT scene involving a one-sided conference call.

Other than that, hmmm, Griff is still end up an enigma (for the story is taken from Nate's POV only), so I don't get enough reasons to believe why they're together. And, since this is rather short, the ending is a bit too abrupt.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Mandy*reads obsessively* by: Vio

A very sexy read, about Nathan a 22 year old student and Griff, the head of his own Trust!
Cinderfella kind of story that I liked a lot, but it really ended at the beginning!
I really wanted to see the business dinner Nate went to and Thanksgiving with the folks!
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! Hot, hot hot! It is so much fun but it's also really intense. For such a short story this just packs a punch, there's
great dialogue and characterization here as well. Nathan and Griff just burn up these pages.

It's one of those short works where I just wish that it was longer only because I want to read more and more of them together. After the first few highly charged encouters in Griff's office there's a bit of time jump and it's fun to see these guys working around being more t
So cute, Griff has a sexy magnetism that is irresistible and Nate amusingly has more than one reaction which goes embarrassingly wrong. He suffers from foot in mouth disease a delight and very funny, he can't help but be seduced by the charismatic Griff. Loved it, so sexy and the foreplay was *ice oneself* erotic goodness. I Definitely want to read more about these two, the ending arrived too quick for my liking.
Trisha Harrington
Short, sexy, and cute. Perfect for me at the moment, but not for everyone. Still, I'm really glad I grabbed it. I just wish I'd read it sooner.
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★
OOoOMyMyGAWD....This book made me happy and laughing before Nate's Pavlo's Dog Reaction....

"It was NOT a mean reaction...It was a funny one~GAWD,

I love book that make me laugh!!! Yes, I loved it and will read it again and again!"

My sad spot's.....gosh, I wanted more soooooo BAD.... I wanted more depth in their relationship~ because I loved the writing ...and both of the MCs...and And Jeez..... I Loved Griffs Alpha was......HAWT!

Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-difference
Very, very hot novella about a college student and a successful businessman. I like first-person narratives best when they have some spark, and thankfully Nate's point of view is amusing and fun to read. I thought this might end up being just erotica, but the chemistry between Nate and Griff does grow into more. I don't dislike short stories per se, but I so wish we had been able to witness more of their relationship as it developed. Highly recommended if you're in the mood for something light a ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars

Build up too fast, ending too rushed, some plot-hiccups - made up by yummmmmy smut!!
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good, hot read - but where is the rest of the story? I want more!!
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Hot office smexification. You know the trope: young college student and older business magnate fall into lust and do the dirty in the office place. They do it against the wall, they do it on the sofa, they do it on the conference table, they do it by video conference. Forget anyone walking in, forget stains on the carpet. Steamy, kinky smexification. It ends abruptly with more to be told but this short will get your knickers in a twist... fo sho.
❂ Endless
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic-m-m
I hate it when a book turns out to be such a tease! It starts out really good, both the MCs are great and then about half way it stops making sense and then abruptly ends as if someone took an axe to it! Argh!

I hate it when something that has such amazing potential is quashed in such a rude manner!

Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, short, gay, ebook, romance, done
Steamy short m/m romance about a college student whose twin sister blackmails him into doing a dreaded coffee delivery for a financial trust. In the elevator on the way to the delivery, he drools over the handsome older Brit...
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hot, steamy and cute, but way too short. I want to know what happens when he meets the parents. Glad to hear that we will be getting more of these two. Can't wait.
Slow Burn is an absolutely delicious sexy, romantic short story. A quick paced fast read, I didn’t want to put it down. Yes folks, this story is pretty much PWP with a bit of plot to move the story along. But I’m not complaining. This story is scrumptious. I loved the distinctive character personalities and the nicely detailed scenes. I only wish that the story was longer.

This is told in first person through Nathan’s eyes, a twenty-two year old college student and programming geek, and how he ge
Lilia Ford
I'm sticking with my word, Fluffalicious. Basically you have your familiar work-place fantasy set-up: meek college boy + hot older billionaire = sexcapades. The story itself is very bare-bones, with no attempt at anything in the way of psychological exploration, motivation, angst or whatevah--which good IMHO. It's well-written, with a winningly wry narrator, the sex scenes are hot, and the whole thing is NICE AND SHORT.

Major downside: the ending just cuts off practically mid-scene, blatantly ma
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

An m/m version of a Harlequin Presents, turned on its head. If it had've been a little longer it could have been a B+. If not for this line, it would have been a B:

You drug me over and made me spend two hours playing Win, Lose, or Draw with the Mississippi cousins! [my emphasis]

The word is dragged. /rant

Otherwise, this was a delightful, funny and sexy short read about 22 year old Nathan, who gets roped into doing his sister's Starbuck's delivery to Griffin Trust one morning. There h
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Jen did a great review of this at Brief Encounters. It's a steamy sweet romance without a lot of angst but some very hot smexin and a bit of an age gap and a definite financial gap between the two men. Smexin' at the office hasn't been that hot in a while and Griff's comments about Starbucks coffee tasting like burnt hair endeared me to him from the start. A great short read although I would have loved to see Nathan's parents' reaction when they realize who he's dating.
Camille U. Adams
Jan 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m-rom-erotica
Shitty, generic gay shades of grey, PWP bit of writing that is averse to showing, to charting a relationship, to characterising, and avoiding cliches. A waste of $.

Those who want to indulge in just-sex-scenes and a Brit (told not shown) should enjoy.
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
I loveeddd this book. Maybe I shouldn't give five stars for what seems to be pure porn and a cute plot (it was such a cute book though). But you know what? Who cares. It was such an adorable and sexy book. Heh.
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cute-sweet
short - hot - fun - cute - I want more
H O T ! and funny short about a college student that meets a sexy-british-rich-older guy, this involves sex in the office and some plot.
Cari Z.
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this novella! The characters were well developed and believable, given the circumstances, and the writing was witty and well-crafted. I confess to having a men-in-suits kink, which was completely satisfied by this book, and the title really does the story justice as a description. Nathan was endearing and fun, and Griff was just the sort of chill, stoic alpha male with unplumbed depths that I enjoy. And the sex... (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, oh-yes
2012 Review:

Oh yeah, that was great. Sadly just a short story, but hey, I’ll take what I can get. This first-person narrative amused me and somehow managed to juggle the sexual and emotional aspects perfectly.

Admittedly, the ending’s kind of abrupt. It could have ended a chapter before, or could have had another few. And I still want more of this couple, heh.

Ah, this makes me happy.
Mandy*reads obsessively*

I read this one a while ago and since it's a short one I decided to refresh my memory.
It's hot, full of sex, an age gap, a big dominant hot successful rich man and a cute, sweet, enamored young college kid.
Griff is pretty pushy, but Nate loves pushy and right when it got to the good part, the feelz and emotions it ended!
It ended . *sigh*
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Why did I do it? I must be a sucker for punishment. I thought Fire Inside was just an anomaly, and that not all Dawn's books could leave one hanging. How wrong I was. Guess I'm definitely done with this author.
2.5 stars
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was perfect in that it knew it was a short. It didn't have the rushed feeling of insta-love. It was more believable that way. I just wish it had been longer.
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this witty and entertaining story! A superb read!!
Feb 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Delightfully sexy and hot.
Why do authors do this? Why do they leave the reader hanging? It happened here at a defining moment for Griff and Nate. A moment I would have liked to read about. As a reader that's bloody frustrating, I'm left feeling a bit cheated, a lot dissatisfied, gnashing my teeth and hopelessly wishing for a sequel.

The story is sexy, the characters very likeable, the cover...yeah (I so want to suck that finger.) *clears throat* it's well written and I would read this author again. The ending? No, no, no!
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