Something Within Him by Elizabeth Coldwell
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Anemone
He was looking for work experience, but she taught him so much more...
Kate Mellanby has one rule on the magazine she edits - she never offers work placements to students. Then her best friend asks her to employ Stephen, a friend of her son, as a favour. Wanting to turn the boy down, she discovers he is not only a talented writer, but very cute, too. She knows she shouldn’t act on the attraction she feels for him as she is his boss and he is only half her age.
But when they are thrown together on a press trip to Amsterdam, they can no longer ignore their mutual passion, and share a night of explosive sex. Stephen’s jealous friend believes this is nothing more than a fling. Kate is determined to prove him wrong, and as their liaison grows kinkier, so love begins to blossom between the high-flying cougar and her cub.
Stephen Miller is what we should all be so lucky to have: a younger man who is studly and eager to please. Kate is a sassy, experienced older woman and Stephen makes it obvious he feels lucky to be on the receiving end of her experience. But Kate isn’t so sure this is what she wants. Burned by her last assistant, she isn’t excited about offering an intern (called ‘work experience’ in the novella) position to Stephen until a friend begs her to at least interview him.
For such a short story, Something Within Him packs a huge punch. From the moment Kate and Stephen meet until the glorious and super hot end, the fire between the two characters never burns out. Ms. Coldwell has done an amazing job in creating believable tension between Kate and Stephen. And just when you think the story reaches its crescendo, she comes back in for one more round.
Ms. Coldwell has also done a great job of making Kate so real, she all but steps off the page. Without making her a witch ready to ride her broomstick, Kate is a tough boss but still feminine. It made sense why Stephen was attracted to her. Any guy would be. I just wish "Something Within Him" had been longer, but it told its story. And just a warning to the reader, the anal play is on him (aka pegging).
I look forward to this author's next story. I have high expectations, Ms. Coldwell, so don’t let me down. It was a joy to read and review this story and for people who like older woman/younger man stories, I highly recommend it.