Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review: A Secret Love by Douglas Black

Reviewed by Whuppsy
A Secret Love by Douglas Black
Evernight Publishing
Short Story: 39pgs
3 Pants Off

James is nervous when he pulls into the parking lot of the secluded and conservative Caledonian Hotel. He slips off his wedding ring, gives a false name at reception, and checks into his room.

When Mark finally arrives, James expects their time together to conform to the usual pattern, but Mark surprises him. Mark wants candlelit dinners and walks on the beach. James, well, James just wants to make up for lost time. More importantly, he doesn’t want to get caught. They have six months left before they can start a new life together and James is desperate to be discrete.

Unfortunately, he never could control himself around Mark. Throw in an interfering old couple and some very public displays of affection and Mark and James’s short hotel stay might just be about to destroy not only the secrecy that has always shrouded their relationship, but also their future together.

This short, erotic story was an interesting read. It starts off just kinda hmm and it ends up with you being like, hmmm….didn’t see that coming.

The story starts with James as he is driving to a hotel to meet his lover, Mark. They try to get away from their lives as often as they can without drawing suspicion upon themselves. Put of course, it’s never really often enough.

You really didn’t learn much about the characters until the very end of the story. At the beginning of the book, you see James taking off his wedding ring and he looks at Mark’s fingers for his. They meet at this really conservative hotel; it’s out of the way for them both. As they are spending just a few short days together as they go about their time together, there is this older couple who take offence to them being out with each other.

This is a short story had just a few small editing issues that I caught, but overall didn’t distract from the story. I must say that the end had this cute little thing that even amazed me!! I just about peed my pants!! Again, for such a short story, it did pull me in and the twist at the end made it worthwhile for me. I think that if you have short amount of time, but you really want to read something cute, this is the book for you.

3 Pants Off

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