Author: A.V. Sanders
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: A.V. Sanders
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/26/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Beckett works at a coffee shop to make ends meet while attending a prestigious university. It’s not the most exciting job, but he’s done it long enough he’s good at it—and can avoid the tedium by spinning sexy little daydreams of things he doubts will ever happen.
Daydreams that soon include Simon, the hot, handsome, and older freelance writer who stops in one day. But then Simon becomes a regular, a bright spot more interesting than the inside of Beckett’s head, and daydreams start to seem like they could be something far more tangible—if reality doesn’t get in the way first.
Overall, I enjoyed AV Sanders little May-December romance set against the backdrop of a coffee shop.
Both Simon and Beckett are sweet on each other. When we first meet Simon, he is involved in an apparently serious relationship. I appreciate that while Beckett and Simon grow closer as friends, they don’t actually start up until Simon is out of that relationship. There is no cheating on the part of either main character.
As with many stories of this length, there were times when I felt like I had missed something. As if a scene I was reading started off page and was never completely fleshed out for the reader. There are a few times Simon’s temper makes an appearance out of nowhere. There are a few times Beckett references events that aren’t part of the story.
However, as long as you can get past the few wrong-footed scenes, you will likely fall in love with Simon and Beckett. There is chemistry between them. Something that is hard to portray in such a short story.
I feel that this story could have benefited from a little more length, if only to keep the reader from getting whiplash. However, I am certainly interested in other stories from this author. They certainly know how to make me fall in love with a couple.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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