Monday's stink. I need to win the lottery. Even being off work Friday I still wasn't ready to go to work. Ah well. Rent to be paid, food to be bought, books to be purchased. I read a few more shorter books yesterday/last night from my stash I bought on the weekend.
JackMagic by Jillian Snyder (60 pages)
Aaron's sister ropes him into going to her bachelorette party. (Why oh why must the gay brother ALWAYS go to the freaking bachelorette party?) They end up at a magic show with a super hot magician. At the break Aaron goes outside for a smoke and runs into Jack (the magician) in the alley. They chat and Jack gives him his phone number. After confessing to his sister what happened she convinces him to call. They go on a date and Jack admits that most people only want to be with him because he's JackMagic but they really like each other so head back to Jack's. There Jack bugs Aaron until he confesses what his favourite part of the show was and they re-enact it. Lets just say it involves a chair and several restraints and a blind fold. It was a very cute story and I found it very steamy. Sometimes I read sex scenes and they leave me kind of meh, but this one was not meh at all. So just the start of their relationship when they decide to see where it will go. I quite enjoyed it. I would check out other work by this author.
Time To Do by Kim Dare (106 pages)
Brennan and Rigby have been friends since elementary school and are now roommates at university. Rigby is fine with Brennan being gay though he's straight and he has always felt the need to take care of Brennan. One day while cleaning Brennan finds a "to do" list of Rigby's which has "kiss a guy" and other guy sex things on it. He has been in love with Rigby for years hiding it but suddenly kisses him. Rigby doesn't freak and decides he wants to try other things on the list. Brennan tries to put him off knowing he's in for a broken heart when Rigby goes back to the ladies but being in love he just can't say no. There is some angst as Brennan is always waiting for Rigby to change his mind yet admits he's pathetic enough to take what he can get from Rigby even if it's only a quick hand job because he can't get a girl. I'd say Rigby does most of the developing here, he admits to himself that he enjoys what they are doing, and that maybe his image of Brennan was not quite right. He feels that the nameless faceless guys Brennan hooks up with in bars are taking advantage of him but then realizes maybe it's the other way. It takes some major convincing for Brennan to believe that Rigby wants to date him and be with him and I'm not sure at the end he really believed it. As with most Kim Dare stories there is an element of D/s, with Brennan an acknowledged sub who visits leather bars and wishes Rigby were a dom which they kind of get into near the end, but not in a big way. It was a good story of two friends finally getting together and I could understand Brennan's fear that he'd be second best someday.
Harder by Jamieson Wolf (7 pages)
Owen's had a crush on his coworker Sebastian forever although they've never even spoken. One day Owen is in the bathroom having a pee when he sees a very attractive penis next to him. He checks and it's Sebastian. Seems that Owen is VERY well endowed (10 inches which looking at a ruler is really freakish) but Sebastian convinces him with very few words to mutual blow jobs right there in the bathroom at work. He then e-mails Owen to meet him after work where they head to Sebastian's and fuck in the foyer. (gotta love alliteration) It's just a quick and dirty slice of life for these two but what did surprise me was they didn't use condoms when they fucked. I know some people don't care cause it's fantasy and I don't like condoms for blow jobs in books but my first thought was "OMG Owen, what are you doing? You didn't even know what his voice sounded like this morning and you're letting him bareback? Say no you fool, he could have anything!" So I found that a bit surprising but there is so little relationship building it's just 2 quickie sex scenes essentially but in 7 pages you get what you get. It wasn't bad, just not much to it.
Hope everyone has a great week.