Waiting So Long by Kaenar Langford
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Length: Short Story (111 pgs)
Other: M/M, fetish, anal sex, masturbation, voyeurism, toys, bdsm
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Growing up, Vayle’s best friend’s younger brother Daniel was a pain in the ass. When Daniel shows up on Vayle’s doorstep, expecting to stay with him for a few days, Vayle discovers the last twelve years have transformed Daniel from a gangly, awkward pain in the ass into a confident, smoking-hot stud.
Daniel’s only too happy to see Vayle again, but the prospect of being roommates with his first love has his stomach in knots…and his cock throbbing. This time around, Daniel’s determined to win Vayle over—even if it means getting down on his knees to beg properly.
This is my first book by Kaenar Langford and after seeing so many great reviews for her work, I couldn't wait to dive into this book. I'm glad I did. The characters stayed with me after the end of the book, keeping me up later that night thinking "I wonder what happened next". The book is written in a fast pace, but slowed in just the right places so I could savor certain scenes. It was like I was right there watching the action unfold and certainly needing a cool drink.
Although I liked the book, there were a few...quirks. This is the first instance in a m/m book where a part of the anatomy was referred to as an 'aperture'. This may not bother most people, but once I got the image of a camera winking...well, it was hard to erase it. Another thing I'd have liked was to have more conflict. Sure, there's lots of emotional conflict. I raced to the end of the book, needing to know what would happen. And yet, things seemed almost too tidy in spots. I know this is romance and I know the outcome I expect, but I just wanted to see more conflict and 'will they or won't they' moments to really up the tension.
That being said, the scenes between Vayle and Daniel are well told. No detail was left out. I especially liked the scene with the camera. Not traditional, but I think that's what was so great about it. I didn't see it coming and loved it.
If you want a book that will make you shiver with delight, then you need to read Waiting So Long. I give it four hearty cherries.