A very brief but interesting story
Derek is a famous photographer that has accepted a jod he doesn't like cause he will be payed to much to say no. But he will not fall in love with the model. He doesn't do model. Not anymore. An ex wife and an ex lover (male), both model, has taught to him that model are a breed not to trust.
But Brad his not an usual model. He his an all american boys, an almost boy scout, too good to be true, and he has an adoration for Derek. So resist to him will be impossible. The end of their very first day together will find them in bed. An the don't touch rule of Derek forgotten.
Far too short to have a real good impression of the characters, the plot is interesting and I will be glad to read more by Cassie Stevens in the future.
Secret Lovers by Cassie Stevens
Sam and Alex are both gays in the closet and friends. Sam is a Marine, Alex a firefighter. They know each other since three months and till now no one of the two has had the courage to make the fatal question: "Are you gay?". The signs are all there but if they mistake the sign, it could be the end of their relationship, plus a serious threat to their career.
Sam has no intention to leave the Army and he can't be both gay and Marine. Alex knows that if his colleagues would know about him being gay, the easiness they have sharing their time together will end. So they can't speak but they disperately desire to bring their friendship to a more intimate level.
The story is very short, 40 pages, and I'd have liked if the author had also told us of their life after the one day which is the span of this story. Nevertheless it is an enjoyable short story.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Cassie Stevens
Neil and Elliott were lovers when they are young and reckless. But Neil is the son of a wealthy man who wants to see his son to the White House and he manages to tear apart the lovers.
Twelve years later, Elliott is a lawyer who works for the Marine Corp and Neil is running for the Congress. But a picture taken twelve years before brings the lovers again together. But there is not angry between them, but only regrets for what it could be and hopes for what he can be.
Both Neil and Elliott are pretty strong characters. They are aware to have made a lot of errors in the past, but they are willing to do the right thing now. The only problem is to understand what the right thing is: thier happiness could be the fall of the people they love most. But live apart could be their definitve end.
The story is pretty short, less than 60 pages, and the matter pretty interesting: I think it would deserve a bit longer novel. It's also pretty erotic, with an heavy hand on the sex scenes, but not in a negative way; the sex scenes are not free, but maybe in a book this short, they are most of the book itself....Continua