Title: Sex and Candy
Author: Nico Jaye
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Publisher: Self-Published (Expanded Second Edition)
Publication Date: March 28, 2016
Word Count: 13,500 (total)
Expanded Second Edition ~ Includes the Brand New Prequel "Candy Rain"
Sex and Candy
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?
With a stressful week on the job behind him, construction company owner Tony Morelli is ready for a night curled up on the couch with his dog, a couple of DVDs, and some takeout to keep him company. When a few guys from his crew convince him to join them at the steamy nightclub Hard Candy, Tony's skeptical at best about his chances of having a good time. Bumping into gorgeous Lee, though, could change his mind, and they share a drink and conversation ripe with the potential to lead to so much more.
However, Tony doesn't really do casual, and he has to ask himself if all he'd be left with are sweet memories of a night with Lee--and whether those memories would ever be enough.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
With this book, we get two very hot short stories for the price of one.
In the first one, Lee has been gifted a wild night on his own at his favorite club Hard Candy by his boyfriend to celebrate their first year together and gets a whole lot more than what he thought he might when he meets a tall, dark and very dominant man on the dance floor and they have a very steamy encounter in the washroom. But is Lee ready to face the music when he gets back to his boyfriend or are things not quite what they seem?
In the second one, Tony Morelli is out with his friends/employees at a club that is not quite to his taste. He's about to leave when he helps gorgeous Lee get rid of a very persistent admirer and they share a drink that could potentially lead to more, but Tony isn't one for casual hookups.
I really loved these two stories. In Sex and Candy things are not exactly what they seem, and while a bit predictable, the writing and the sizzling chemistry between Lee and Sir really draw you in, and the ending was just as sweet as the encounter at Hard Candy was hot.
Candy Rain was my favorite, though, as we see more of Tony and how he met Lee. Their chemistry was off the charts right from the start and it was just lovely to see them grow closer in the space of a few hours.
If you're looking for a fast, well-written, very steamy read with likable characters that you will root for so they get their HEA, this is definitely the story for you! Very recommendable!!!
Rating: 4.5 Sizzling Hot Stars!!!
Nico Jaye is a fan of all things HEA and has dragged her romance collection along for her moves from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Chicago to New York and back. She thinks reading is awesome and loves that she can hang out night after night with crinoline-wearing debutantes, brawny firemen in suspenders, and werewolf shifters with Scottish brogues. An overall feline enthusiast, Nico secretly (or not so secretly?) adores Hello Kitty, cat GIFs, spontaneous traveling, pretending to be crafty, emoticons, hot menfolk, and parenthetical statements (not necessarily in that order). After starting as the pitcher for Team Awesome (literally) and visiting places like South Africa, Oman, and Fiji, Nico discovered that letting the boys in her head tell her where they want to go could actually be the most exciting journey of all.
From Sex and Candy:
Finally, after a few minutes—a few hours…a few days—passed, Lee saw the light filtering through the slats darken as he heard footsteps stop outside the door. His pulse pounding in his ears, he backed away from it when the knob turned.
Lee’s heart stuttered.
Amber eyes met thickly-lashed brown, and the dark-haired newcomer’s lips quirked upon eye contact. Lee swallowed hard and, without a word, sank to his knees.
A low chuckle filled the space. The lock clicked, and strong fingers gripped Lee’s chin. Lee’s eyes fluttered shut as the dark head bent closer. Firm lips pressed against his own, a tongue sliding out to sweep along the seam. Lee’s lips parted to give entrance, but the other man had already pulled away. His voice was raspy when he spoke. “Good boy,” he murmured. “I see you’ve made a decision.”
Lee glanced up and caught a wicked gleam in those dark brown eyes. Even though he was a foot away, he was at eye level with a leather-covered bulge, and his tongue sat heavy in his mouth, desperate for a taste. Lee felt his heart race as he replied. “Yes, Sir. My—My mouth, please. Please put your cock in my mouth.”
Lee watched wide-eyed as that dark gaze flashed at the polite yet scandalous request. Sir’s full lips curled up as he stepped closer, bringing with him a hint of cologne and the heady scent of pure man. “First,” he corrected, those thick fingers carding through Lee’s hair before gripping his head firmly. “Please put my cock in your mouth first.”
Thank you so much for checking out this new edition of Sex and Candy! I’m so excited to share more of Lee and Tony with you all. If you have a chance to read the stories, I do hope you enjoy them. =)