Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: An Invitation
AUTHOR: Jay Northcote
PUBLISHER: Jaybird Press
LENGTH: 35 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2017
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.
This was a fun little read that was the perfect pick me up in the middle of the day. 🙂 What you see with the blurb is basically what you get so I won’t bother rehashing the entire thing and too much else and I risk ruining the story altogether. I liked that Jake wasn’t afraid to show how much he desired his boss (within reason and not to overtly) and it was nice seeing him make the first move rather than waiting for Cal to do it. While I understood Cal’s desire not to move forward with his attraction until Jake wasn’t his employee anymore, I also couldn’t help but grin at the way Jake was pushing things a little as the week dragged on.
There is a little bit of mild kink in the form of a spanking when Jake and Cal finally get together but I don’t think it would really bother anyone who isn’t into that type of thing. Besides, the sex afterwards was good enough that the kink was fairly quickly passed by. If you’re looking for a quick read to pick up your day or something a little bit smutty to get you through a break, I’d recommend giving this one a look; it may have been short but it was still satisfying in all the right places. 😀