Lights Out by Ann Campbell
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Short (21 pgs)
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Poppy
Spending time with your best friend makes life on the mountain perfect. But when your best friend is the man who stars every night in her most erotic fantasy--and has a girlfriend--what’s a girl to do? Forced to spend the night alone with Caleb and trapped by a snow storm, Payton finds herself yearning to do much more than talk to pass the long hours.
Caleb has spent the past four years harboring secret fantasies about Payton. When the lights suddenly go out and they find themselves surrounded by candles, will they realize they could be more than just friends?
"Lights Out" is one hot story packed into only a few pages. I just adore a good unrequited love plot, and when you add it to the "friends to lovers" storyline, I'm thoroughly content. Following the angst as these two tip-toe around their desire for one another, and try to remain honorable and faithful to their friendship, was a joy from start to finish.
Despite the short number of pages, the author skillfully lets us know these two would-be lovers: what they look like, what they think, what they feel. In fact, if not for the backstory laden first few pages, this story would have rated much higher!
With plenty of heat and emotion, and an ending guaranteed to make you grin from ear-to-ear, "Lights Out" is a must buy for your erotic romance library.