Series: Love and Care: Book 2.5
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 38 Pages
At a Glance: I would have maybe enjoyed Hungry more if it were a bit longer and had a bit more meat. But, as it was, it had enough interesting elements to make it an enjoyable short story.
Reviewed By: Jules
Blurb: Submissive bookkeeper and vintage suit aficionado, Max, longs to find a man who appreciates the kind of service he wants to give. But after a series of failed relationships, he’s not sure he has any hope left. Then Elliot, the much younger food truck owner Max has been crushing on, makes a flirtatious comment, which suggests his interests line up perfectly with Max’s, and Max summons the courage to ask him out.
Elliot offers to cook for Max, and when he puts Max to work assisting in the kitchen, things heat up fast. Both men begin to wonder if they’ve found exactly what they’ve been looking for?
Review: This seems very strange to say, but this is my first Silvia Violet book. *gasp* I know. So crazy! I’ve got many of her stories on my TBR, but today I was looking for just a quick, fun read, and I found it in Violet’s Hungry, a part of her Love and Care series. At only forty pages, and offered initially as a freebie as part of an end-of-summer promotion, I honestly wasn’t expecting to be blown away. As I said, I was looking for a quick, enjoyable read, and it delivered. The characters were likeable, I enjoyed the little bit of kink—I would call it BDSM lite—and I love the older submissive/younger Dom dynamic.
Max is a bookkeeper and lover of vintage suits and old books. He’s been fantasizing about Elliot, the food truck guy he sees at his office, and has sensed a flirty vibe but hasn’t gotten any solid sense that there might be reciprocated interest until now. Max gets the courage to flirt back after Elliot makes a spanking joke one day that hits far closer to home than he realizes. Max is a submissive at heart who wants nothing more than a long-term relationship with someone he can serve. I really liked this bit:
What I longed for was to simply serve, to have a man tell me what to do, so I could relax and obey. I love following commands, holding myself the way I was ordered to, serving a man, in bed and out. I was a bit old to be a house boy, and that wasn’t something I could see myself doing full time, but I got off on domestic service almost as much as I did on sex.
What Max doesn’t know is that Elliot has been crushing on him for basically the same amount of time, and is excited when the opportunity comes up to have Max over to his place for dinner. Max pretty much wears his heart on his sleeve, so Elliot reads the signals, and takes a shot at seeing if Max is interested in “playing” together that first night.
This story isn’t earth-shattering or ground-breaking, and that’s ok. I would have maybe enjoyed it more if it were a bit longer and had a bit more meat. But, as it was, it had enough interesting elements to
make it an enjoyable short story.
You can buy Hungry here:
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