Creative License by Lynne Roberts
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (92 pages)
Other: M/F, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
Loose ends have a way of tripping you up…
Years ago, a law school graduation weekend in Vegas had been part of Lily MacPherson’s plan. Waking up next to a naked Adonis with a ring on her finger was not. After a quick annulment, she relegated Caleb Anderson to her late-night fantasies—and very short list of mistakes—until his voice on the other end of the phone asks a favor that could shake the foundations of her neat and tidy future.
Caleb is still haunted by Lily’s horrified expression that morning in Vegas. At least it had made it easy to set her free…except they aren’t. The papers were never filed. And when the nosy patroness who could launch his painting career insists on meeting his “wife”, does he confess, or call Lily? He calls Lily.
When she steps off the plane, Caleb’s determination to play tour guide disappears in the San Francisco fog. Lily thought she could keep up the pretense for one weekend, cut the last tie to her past, and move on. But their chemistry still pops and sizzles, finally exploding into passion at Caleb’s studio.
It’s everything they remember…but so is the yawning chasm of differences that, in the end, could once again drive them apart.
What happened in Vegas…apparently failed to be annulled before they left Vegas.
Are you looking for an honestly sweet and sexy love story that comes with its own soundtrack? Look no further than Lynne Robert’s Creative License. If you have access to a music site where you can pick the song, que up Evanescence's “Bring Me to Life”. The song has an integral part in this story but it’s towards the end. Listen to it before you read this novella and again after you finish it and you’ll understand why it’s the perfect soundtrack for Caleb and Lily’s story.
Ms. Roberts has penned a really wonderful story of two people whose souls knew they are meant for each other when they first met. Too bad they let their brains become involved and ran from the amazing chemistry they both felt. When Caleb’s dream of having his art introduced to the San Francisco community and potentially the world hinges upon his patroness meeting his estranged wife he makes a call that changes his life as well as Lily’s.
Readers are going to fall in love with this couple thanks to Ms. Robert’s beautifully vivid writing. The characters are well developed and their situation completely realistic. Caleb is an artist that is very down to earth and well balanced and yet you get the feeling he’s missing something in his life. Lily has always been the “good girl” with the ten year plan. When she’s brought back into Caleb’s life she starts to question that plan and if the world she’s known is what she really wants.
The passion between Caleb and Lily is incredibly palpable and Ms. Robert’s made it so enjoyable to watch the progression from “we can be adults” to “we can’t keep our hands off each other”. Pick up a copy of Creative License. There is so much to love about this story. It’s one that had this reviewer searching for more stories by Ms. Roberts. If you love short stories that aren’t short on entertainment and emotion you won’t want to miss Creative License.