Nice 'n Naughty by R. J. Fury
Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (17 pages)
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Mazus
It's Christmas Eve, and Grady Hobart is feeling anything but "nice." Not only is he working the graveyard shift at the Traffic Town Truck Stop, but he hasn't had a customer in over two hours! All that changes when a comely stripper from the Booty Barn strolls in, still in costume as Mrs. Nasty Claus, complete with a black lace thong, matching bra, sheer red cape and six-inch Lucite heels!
Unfortunately, Cherry isn't there to tempt Grady with her feminine wiles; only to buy her nightly stash of lottery tickets, one more sucker hoping to strike it right with a little bit of luck—and a heaping dose of Santa's good will.
Shortly after Cherry leaves, Grady clocks out and wishes his replacement a "Merry Christmas," only to find Cherry still sitting in her van in the parking lot. Shrugging and zipping up his hoodie for the long walk home, he's surprised when Cherry pulls up to offer him a lift.
He's even more surprised when, instead of driving him home, Cherry whips around to the back of the Traffic Town and parks. Maybe Christmas won't end on such a downer, after all.
Grady Hobart is a good looking young man working diligently in a gas station just before Christmas. Every evening in the past few months Grady’s former High school crush walks into the store to buy her regular stash of Lotto tickets with the hope of striking it big and moving out of town. What happens next is worth reading about.
Grady is smart and sweet. Cherry is a sexy lady with a Southern accent. I adore the way the characters came alive and showed their personality through their actions and conversation. Though the story is short, the author did an excellent job of creating characters that are interesting and fun to read about. The story was a quick read and I wish it had been longer; I was left wanting to know what happened next. Also, I felt a bit frustrated that there was a few grammar errors here and there.
Overall though, I found this story to be scorching between the sheets and a delightful holiday read. It left me wanting to sing Christmas Carols and celebrate the season all year long.
For a quick and hot holiday read I recommend this story to get you in the mood for some Christmas time fun, no matter what month it is.