Bump ‘N Grind by Sam Cheever
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (130 pgs)
Other: M/F, exhibitionism, light BDSM
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Dianthus
Felicia Jeffries is turning forty-five and her friends have dragged her to a male strip club to celebrate. She’d prefer to be hiding in a dark corner. Instead, she finds herself on stage, dirty dancing with a sexy hottie whose smoldering glances tell Felicia that he couldn’t care less about the difference in their ages.
Garrett Holcomb has always liked older women. He enjoys convincing them that their bodies’ natural changes are sexy. When Felicia slides her attractive body against his in the dance club, he knows they’re meant to be together.
But someone else doesn’t think their love is healthy. And he’ll do anything to make sure they miss out on the future they want together. Including nearly murdering a man and pinning the attack on Garrett.
Does age ever really matter? Or is personality and character enough to make up for a few years either way? This has been a question that has plagued many over the years and is an important part to this story. Our two main characters couldn’t be more different, but that is also part of the attraction that sparks the pages of this book aflame.
Felicia, our heroine, is a newly divorced woman turning a pivotal age and is ready to let loose (in a controlled way of course) with a night out on the town with her best friends. But Felicia doesn’t expect to meet a man who can make her want to beg for his attention and set her skin on fire with his touch. This is all new territory for her, and not something she is completely comfortable with in the beginning. But someone is trying to make decisions for her, trying to convince her that this life change is bad and that just makes Felicia want it even more. Can being in the arms of this man free her or will it make an outsider in their relationship enraged enough to kill?
Garrett has always had a thing for older women, their curves, their minds, everything about them revs his engine. The calm controlled beauty of Felicia is exactly what he has been looking for. But will his secret past and her apprehension to their relationship fizzle the fire or make it burn hotter? And once Felicia is threatened, to what extent is Garrett willing to go to get the woman of his dreams?
This book was something different for me, but in the end I found it quite enjoyable. The characters were well rounded and the plot had just enough suspense to keep me page turning until the end. I only wish the story would have had more meat to it about the developing relationship between Garrett and Felicia. Sam Cheever is a talented author, however, and is someone I will definitely look for when it comes time to shop for more books. Anyone looking for a good read will enjoy this story.