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Friday, June 18, 2010

Cookies by Sarah Black

Cookies by Sarah Black
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (42 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Kenny Lee had avoided the cutthroat competition between cooks until his old friend Julio lures him into a friendly little cookie booth at the farmer's market. Then the competition heats up, the cookies heat up, and Julio and Kenny Lee find they have their hands full -- with each other!

Two men trying to find their passion in life, but what if the passion is something created between them? And what does it have to do with cookies? Well, you need to read Cookies to find out.

Ms. Black writes an intriguing story with a social commentary background. The characters are likable and I wanted to know more about them. There were times when I wasn’t sure their decisions were proper, but that realism was what really made the story come alive for me. Lots of people make choices thinking it will make them happy and find that their dreams lie elsewhere. Such was the case here. Plus the element of Slow Foods and the scourge of diabetes on society were interesting additives. Use the food from the land and enjoy it. We should all follow that idea.

I wanted to see more from these characters. I realize this is a short story, but where did the relationship start? Were they more to each other before? And the casualness of the relationship was a deterrent for me. I felt the passion between them even before they realized it, but I wanted to conk their heads together and remind them that they should work together not against each other.

Still, Julio and Kenny Lee are a couple of handsome men. Reading about them being together was sexy, because they really did love each other once they got past their idiosyncrasies.

If you want a sexy story with social commentary, then you need to read Cookies. I give this story 4 cherries.

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