Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5
This is a short story but it is a very good short story. In fact, it is everything a short story should be.
When I came across the book, I was swamped but something about the blurb was so intriguing, that I knew I would make time for it and I am so thankful that I did. It is a short read but it is so good. It is amazing.
The concept of the story really intrigues me. The story focuses on a relationship between a couple who don’t get named throughout the story which just mystifies the intrigue. The story basically revolves around the idea of control in a relationship, is the person in control really in control or does he merely feel that way because his partner wants him to feel that way.
This story opens a whole lot of avenues and I don’t think they are very healthy ones but it makes for an amazing read. The story feels very manipulative and I really wonder about the future of this couple but the way the guy manipulates his partner is amazing in a little creepy way. I really don’t know how to feel.
In a way, I feel that people in relationships do manipulate each other to some degree to get what they want and the fact that you know the other person so well makes it easier to get what you want by pushing the right buttons. In this story, our narrator basically wants his partner’s attention and he plans everything to make sure he gets what he wants but the lengths he goes to will blow your mind.
It is a hot story with a mildly disturbing theme but it is so well written you will find yourself sucked into the story.
This is a genuinely amazing story that will blow your socks off. If that blurb intrigues you read the story it is totally worth it.
Cover Art by Written Ink Designs. Even though the cover consists of a stock photo it fits this story to the tee.
Kindle Edition, 12 pages
Published February 6th 2019 by JMS Books LLC