Author: TL Travis
Publisher: Sapphire Publishing
Publication Date: January 10, 2020
Length: 42 pages
Reviewed by Nikki
For Howie, the lonely barista, he longed for the dream life. Husband, house with a white picket fence, 2.5 kids and a dog. Sadly, all he could get were meaningless one night stands leaving him feeling…empty.
Jackson Milsap, the introverted writer, quietly pined for Howie from the corner of the café. Stepping outside of his comfort zone and asking him out on a date sent his social anxiety into overdrive. That was until the day he came to Howie’s rescue, forever changing both their lives.
This story was part of the Between The Covers limited edition anthology.
I loved the premise of this story and jumped at the chance to read it. Knowing it was a shorty story, I wasn’t expecting to get a ton of character development, but I wanted a little bit more. Both Jackson and Howie are so insecure and have such low self-esteem in the beginning, there just wasn’t enough time for them to grow as individuals or in their security as a couple.
There were also some strange editing choices that would take me out of the story when they popped up.
Overall, a cute story but would have benefited from being longer and maybe having another proofer looking it over.
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