Hardest by Jamieson Wolf
Publisher: Breathless Press
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis
Years ago, Owen and Daniel parted. Best friends for years, they each gave into their attraction one summer to find love, only to lose it when the summer ended. Yearning to fill the void he feels in himself, Owen has tried anonymous sex, quick flings and dating to get his mind off his first love. But all to no avail.
Even all these years later, even after all the hurt, Owen still carries a torch for Daniel. The only problem is, Owen can't find him. So when Daniel tracks Owen down and finds him in a bathhouse, everything Owen thought he knew is about to change forever.
Owen is character that is easy to relate to. He is suffering from what a lot of people go through: the inability to get over his first love. His obsession with his first love, Daniel, is constantly costing him future relationships with other men. But then he goes to the local bathhouse and gets a pleasant shock. Maybe if you do wish hard enough your dreams just might come true.
I love how both characters were clueless to the others suffering. They were both too caught up in their own broken hearts to reach out to the other. The only part I found hard to believe was that these two men couldn’t locate one another, but being a short story you don’t get a lot of back story so you don’t know where these characters lived or exactly how much distance separated them over the years.
This was definitely a fast paced read. It had a good flow that carried until the very end. It covered all the bases for an excellent story, conflict, resolve, passionate sex, and the hope for a future with the characters.
If you’re looking for a quick to the point read with hot sex mixed in, this is the story for you.