“Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it appears to be.” ― Jeffrey Fry
Author: Nico Jaye
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Pages/Word Count: 19 Pages
Rating: 4 Stars
Blurb: Lee may be in a relationship with Tony, but that little fact doesn’t stop Lee when Tony agrees to allow him one wild night of no inhibitions. With excitement thrumming through his veins, Lee finds himself letting loose at Hard Candy, a popular cruise-worthy dance club known for its sweet Candymen and even sweeter one night stands. Under the club’s pulsing lights, he meets a mysterious man in leather, and things soon get hot and heavy as Lee rediscovers his submissive side under the Dom’s firm yet loving guidance.
When Lee returns home to Tony, though, will he face repercussions for his night of passion? Or is their relationship not quite as it appears?
Review: There’s absolutely nothing, not one single thing, I can tell you about this book. Registering in at just nineteen pages doesn’t leave much room to summarize it without giving away the single most important detail in the narrative, so I won’t because I don’t want to ruin it for you should you choose to read it.
Suffice it to say, then, that Nico Jaye’s written an excessively sexy and erotic little short told from Lee’s point of view, the man who’s in a committed relationship but has been given a one-night pass from his lover Tony to do whatever, and with whomever, he wants. Anyone who’s spent any time at all dancing in a night club can let their imaginations run wild with the atmosphere of complete sexual abandon on the dance floor, which builds on the erotic overtones of Sex and Candy until that all-important moment when our submissive Lee meets the one man he’ll allow to dominate him on this special, no-strings-attached, get-his-kink-on night.
Sex and Candy does exactly what a short story is supposed to do—gives the reader the instant gratification of getting right to the meat of it—that being hard, hot, anonymous, quickie sex—but with a satisfying twist at the end that brings the message home, and it’s delivered in a smooth and none-too-subtly provocative prose that should earn this one a 4-alarm-fire rating rather than four stars.