Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: A Time Traveler’s Valentine
AUTHOR: Blaine D. Arden
PUBLISHER: Cayendi Press
LENGTH: 25 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017
In love, time is relative, until they run out…
Regulations limit time digger Ish and time cop Kabal, born years and worlds apart, to two dates a year, making every date precious. But when Kabal announces his retirement at their tenth anniversary, what should have been a happy occasion might be their last night together.
This was a good, short story about love and togetherness. It’s not a very long story so there is not a lot to review but the writing was good and the characters were exotic.
Instead of regular humans, in this story the characters are “alien.” However their story is still “realistic” in that the situations they are dealing with are the same as humans. Ish and Kabal don’t get many dates, due to time travel, but what time they have they make the most of. The sex is off the charts as they come together like animals. This Valentine’s Day is their tenth anniversary and Kabal has a surprise for Ish. They have dinner and meet up at the place they first met to celebrate. And boy do they celebrate. They put a shield up to keep eyes from watching them but they are so into each other they almost forget. They get down and dirty, literally rolling in the grass making out and vying for domination of who tops who. In the end, it doesn’t matter as they are both versatile but the power struggle makes the sex dynamic to read. You might need a cold shower after reading the scenes.
Even though this story is really about love, I love that it is just down and gritty sex between an established and totally in love couple. Sometimes you just need a good, sexy, short story and to me that’s what you get. BUt I do want to note that although there is a lot of sex, the love and relationship are very evident and well represented.
I recommend reading this to anyone who just wants a story like that with a happily ever after.