An Invitation by Jay Northcote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
“I should put you over my knee and spank you for teasing me…”
Jake’s new boss, Cal Mackenzie, is hotter than hell. Fortified by a little liquid bravery on a work night out, Jake makes his move and finds out that Cal is interested too. To Jake’s dismay, Cal makes it clear that nothing is going to happen as long as they work together. Fortunately for both of them, this is just a temp job and there’s only a week left in the contract.
Cal admonishes Jake to behave while he waits, but as the week drags on, Jake can’t resist flirting and teasing. When Friday finally arrives, Cal shows Jake what happens to people who can’t follow his rules. Jake learns a surprisingly enjoyable lesson over Cal’s knee—one that he won’t forget in a hurry.
Length: 5870 words
This short story was originally published in the Juicy Bits anthology from Dreamspinner Press. It has been re-edited but no major changes have been made.
I’ve now read several stories by Jay Northcote but one with kinky events are not that typical and therefore new and really interesting. :3
The short story is what it is: short, nonetheless does it mean it’s bad. In fact it is interesting to see if a writer is able to create a story which is working, even when there are few pages only to use.
The tension is there, you are as thrilled as Jake, you are waiting for actions, you want to see how Cal reacts and when he does it is really sensual and very hot.
Though there is a really sex infueled storyline you can glimpse the vulnerable parts of the character, Cal shows sides you wish would be displayed in a second short story but on the other hand it is up to your imagination. Which can lead into interesting things. :3
I enjoyed this story as much as I enjoyed other short stories by Jay Northcote whereas this one had the most smutty and kinky events so far. Really hot. :3
5 out of 5 stars for this, again I don’t reduce a star when the kind of story is clear and therefore nobody can expect a full lengh novel.