When the older man starts frequenting the restaurant where Adam works, he doesn’t know what to think. Kent is everything that defines success and wealth. What could he possibly want with a college kid like Adam?
Kent is going through a bad divorce, but he knows what he wants and who he wants. He makes his move, but following a brief yet intense lovemaking session, Adam’s insecurities make him walk away.
Kent, refusing to let Adam go, decides to find a way to make the younger man see his worth and their need to be together.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is a short story, just 15 pages, and it includes two sex scenes. The premise is quickly set up and the characters briefly introduced before they have sex and establish the beginnings of a relationship. There’s not much to either man and their pseudo D/s sex scenes seem out of place without additional context. Yet it’s hot enough if you’re looking for something mostly sex based with a touch of D/s and don’t really care about the characters themselves.
The scene is set quickly with Adam as a waiter and Kent, a customer. Supposedly Kent comes in after closing – though why he can do that is never addressed – but this is an excuse for Kent and Adam to subtly flirt without the attention of others. Adam frequently overhears Kent’s heated arguments on the phone with his soon to be ex-wife but doesn’t let that dissuade the waiter from wanting the sexy older man. Finally one night Kent initiates sex and Adam is all too happy to follow.
There is very little depth to either man and they remain mere outlines. Adam comes across surly and argumentative since he is angry, irritated, annoyed and upset practically the entire book unless he’s having sex. Kent is given no context except as an older gay man going through a divorce that decides he wants a younger boy toy to boss around. Kent seems to choose Adam since he’s convenient and interested while Adam seems to decide what the hell and goes for the sex Kent offers. Despite weak attempts to show there are more feelings on both sides, this feels very much like the build up to a purely sexual relationship. Which is fine but just struck me as shallow.
While not a horrible book, it did keep me interested in read it. Part of this was due to the short length, any longer and my attention would have wandered. Unfortunately all the drama, tension, and even differences in race are pretty much ignored so it ends up as a sex filled somewhat bland offering. Not horrible but also not one I’d really recommend either.