Author: Jessica E Subject
Genre: Scifi Erotic Romance Short Story (F/F)
Publisher: Decadent Publishing (1NS series)
Available: Decadent Publishing (multiple ebook formats), All Romance Ebooks, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk
Rating: 5 stars
From the publisher: Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.
Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.
Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?
What I liked: This story had me in tears, but for all the right reasons. Jewel's been dealt a bad hand from the start, and anyone who reads this without hoping for her to get a HEA has no heart at all! The whole will-they, won't-they tension throughout kept me on the edge of my seat.
What I didn’t like: There was a little too much telling at the start, and I felt snatched away from the two main characters far too quickly, and really hope we might get to hear more from Jewel and Flavia.
In sum: Another sweet and sexy story, which despite its erotic romance label isn't as heavily explicit as I'd expect for the listing.
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