Master Sergeant by Kelli Zel
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by Hibiscus
When Lola stopped at the grocery store, she had no idea she’d be picking up a Master Sergeant...
After a brief flirtation with a mouth-watering hottie in the produce section, Lola hurries to her car, hoping to beat the predicted snow storm. Instead, she accidentally runs down the sexy soldier with her cart. Though he assures her he's fine, concern for his condition along with her body's sizzling reaction to his heated touch prompts Lola to take him home and administer a bit of personal first aid.
This was a cute little short that I found to be very enjoyable. When Damon blows off Lola by calling her old, she is crushed. Then the weather turns bad and the man in the truck behind her seemed like a jerk, because he keeps blowing his horn at her. It turns out he's flirting with Lola. I enjoyed her thoughts as she kept up the flirtation from her car. When she lost the truck behind her, I was a little disappointed.
At the grocery store, Lola sees her soldier from the truck several times. We learn that he is all alone and newly stationed in Minnesota. The scene with the checker had me in stitches. Then Lola rams into Sam with her shopping cart hard enough to put a grid in his forehead. I agreed with her assessment to bring him home with her to keep an eye on his possible concussion.
Things really heated up at Lola's home. The sexual quips that they traded were well written and razor sharp. Details may have been sketchy at the beginning of the story but not so at the end. I could feel the building heat in Lola and Sam's reactions to her TLC.
This was a very concise story that had more heat than many longer stories. I enjoyed Master Sergeant and think it is a good, complete read when you have only a small amount of time.