Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
Patrick Brown knows he’s a little odd for a vampire, enjoying cooking and dancing. It works for him, though, since he’s his vampire coven’s chef, and he loves spending hours doing both as he shimmies around his kitchen. On a routine food run he stops a robbery at his local grocer’s. To Patrick’s surprise, the blood of one of the officers calls to him like nothing ever has. He realizes the human policeman is his beloved, his soul mate. While Patrick easily scents the human’s arousal, betraying his interest, Officer Allen Robinson barely gives him the time of day. Undeterred, Patrick begins a quest to learn everything about the human, and with the help of friends, he sees him again…and again. Can Patrick figure out a way to woo his closeted cop, or will fears and prejudice destroy their chance at a future?
This was a sweet short story. Patrick enjoys his life but desires to have to have a soul mate like many around him have found. Allen has kept his sexuality a secret forever and his strong attraction to Patrick sends him running even farther in the closet.
Patrick tries to woo Allen but it didn’t seem to do much. Allen knows he’s running but can’t help himself and when he sees Patrick out with some friends. I could feel Patrick’s desire for Allen and what seemed acceptance of his fate when Allen didn’t come back after his first visit. I was able to see Allen’s fear of coming out but didn’t really connect with him. As expected in a short story it seemed to be tied up in a bow much faster than I would have liked but I still enjoyed this story.
The cover art by Angela Waters is nice and I love the visual of Patrick in his kitchen.
ebook, 94 pages
Published: March 2, 2018 by eXtasy Books
Edition Language: English
Series: A Loving Nip #16