Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Dustin has a decent life, all things considered. He’s an overnight manager for his hometown grocery store, knows several languages, and doesn’t have much drama to deal with. Then one summer night there’s a new delivery guy who happens to be a blast from Dustin’s past.
Zach is an old high school crush of Dustin’s who has gotten better with age. Now all Dustin can see about himself is how he still lives with his parents and couldn’t get a man like Zach in his wildest dreams. He silently laments to his co-manager Moira through American Sign Language, but she won’t let him give up just yet. Even though Dustin has trouble believing her, will this opportunity wind up as a failed delivery?
Ferial Sephrian is a new author for me and I really enjoyed this short story. Dustin is content with his life, if not completely happy. When his high school crush is the new delivery guy at work he isn’t sure if he should take a chance or not.
We didn’t see much about Dustin’s past, but I could feel how little self confidence he had in his personal life. He is hesitant to open himself up and has to fight within himself to get the courage. There is a nice HFN ending which lets the reader to wonder about the future.
The cover art is nice and consistent with the series.
ebook, 26 pages
Published: June 11, 2016 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English
Series: Men at Work