Just Wink by Bryl R. Tyne
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (23 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex, fetish
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
How hard could donning a Christmassy green Speedo and pretending for thirty seconds to savor a giant candy cane be, anyway? Granted, Parker abhors candy canes and his co-actor is a lecherous Santa wannabe with grubby paws, but can't the man just call the commercial a wrap, take his money, and go home to his husband for the holidays?
Is that too much to ask?
Is it too much to ask Parker to be home on time when it's his night to cook? Never fear, his husband Jeremy's got the solution. A new bedroom technique designed to encourage creativity may bring about the visualization skills Parker needs to save his acting career and his marriage.
Sometimes the best advice is to just relax—but during the holidays...is it possible? For Jeremy and Parker, it’s the only way to be.
This is the first book by Bryl Tyne I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. The writing is tight and the characters are very endearing. I wanted to grab both men and give them a bear hug. They’re both yummy sexy and totally devoted to each other. I liked the concept of the story as well—keeping things together in the time of great stress.
Parker has a hard time talking and explaining his feelings. The concept works. He’s under stress and not totally sure how to express his frustration. Readers can totally relate to his situation. But in his issue with communication, I had to read and reread to catch everything. There seems to be a lot unspoken between Jeremy and Parker that I almost felt left out.
Don’t get me wrong—I still liked the story and heartily recommend it. The love between Parker and Jeremy outshines any problems and serves as a catalyst for change. And the unspoken communication actually works for them because they share so much with a look—a wink. I have to admit my favorite scene was at the end. I won’t give away too much, but I loved Parker and was thrilled to see how he’d grown through the story.
If you want a book that’s got heat and heart, then you need to read Sugarplum #5: Just Wink. I give this book 3 cherries.