Yay, the weekend. I finally got my project approval at work yesterday so that's a load off my mind, got another HUGE task finished, (I hope it doesn't come back with changes) so I can focus on some more interesting work, maybe it will help fight the blahs. No big plans for the weekend. The kidlet is working for her Dad this weekend at a local trade show with has a lot of jewelry and stuff so I'll probably go and check that out, but otherwise no big plans. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Toy Box: Public Places by Heidi Champa, GR Richards, Jay Lygon (45 pages)
The Touch of Nostalgia by Heidi Champa - An older guy is crushing on the young hot tattooed, pierced bartender. One night he FINALLY gets his chance in the office of the bar. A very steamy little slice of life.
Poke on the Water by G.R. Richards - On a friend's weekend out, Theo is trying to hook up with Afi who seems joined at the hip to his ex Juan. Theo invites himself along on a canoe trip that ends up with some three-way canoodling in a canoe. I didn't really connect with this one much.
Brat by Jay Lygon - Sam of Chaos Magic has been away for nearly a month for work and Hector proposes they go on a camping trip to relax. On the way there Sam gets more and more mouthy until Hector stops at a rest stop to punish him appropriately in front of all the truckers. Just a kinky little interlude with the guys.
What They Say About Love by Alexi Silversmith (57 pages)
James breaks up with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day (ouch) and decides he can't get that guy out of his head he fooled around with in college so tarts himself up and heads out to a gay bar to get fucked. He knows his straight best friend and business partner would freak as would his mildly homophobic Dad, but he needs to try. When some hottie starts groping him he turns around to find .... Ethan, his BFF and partner. Eeek. Ethan finally confesses he's gay and they decide to "do it". In the morning James freaks when his Mom shows up and gives Ethan the cold shoulder. He then realizes what an ass he was and has to fix it. I quite enjoyed this friends to lovers story. I liked both guys and was hoping they'd figure it out.
Driven to Distraction by Anah Crow & Dianne Fox (95 pages)
Ben inherited his Grandfather's collection of classic sports cars and when he damages one, calls on his Grandfather's mechanic Jess to fix it. Jess is hot and they are hitting the sheets within hours. However Jess' wife left him with two small children to raise and despite smoking hot sex, Ben tells him no strings figuring that would be easier for Jess. A few misunderstandings rise up, along with perceived racism in Jess' family (Ben is black) and Ben's ex who doesn't take no for an answer, and get in the way for a short while but it's quickly worked out. This was an enjoyable story without much angst and the conflict was solved pretty easily although you could see the hallmarks of male communication techniques. :-)