I generally avoid short stories, but when I was given a chance to read Dear Stranger by Sid Love I decided to give it a shot.
For such a quick read, it took me a while to decide how to rate it. There were things that I liked and then there were a few things I wasn’t a fan of.
I liked the characters, though you mostly only get to know Reggie since it’s written in first person from his POV. But his friend Judy was also interesting, even if you don’t get a ton of information about her.
Then there’s Reggie’s stranger. I liked that he was more complex than I originally thought, but some of his dialogue was a little awkward. Plus, his reactions seemed over-the-top at times.
Obviously, with a story this short things progressed quickly and without preamble. While I would have loved just a little bit more between Reggie and his stranger, Dear Stranger was a quick, sexy, PWP story.
Copy provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Reggie is a young man in his early twenties, living a quiet life. His blindness makes him over cautious in new situations, at least until one day on his way home when he meets a stranger, a man with a voice smooth as honey and burning hot as the most expensive whiskey, starts flirting with him.
At first, Reggie is scared. The guy seems like a stalker but he soon realizes that the stranger means him no harm. On the contrary, he is attracted to Reggie and invites him home for a hot romp in bed.
With the ball in his court now, Reggie needs to decide what to do. He could turn him down and continue living his life as it is—boring. Or, he could say yes and see where this unexpected ride takes him…