As promised, here’s the second of four reviews for stories from Alison Tyler’s new book Sudden Sex.
So. I’ll come straight out and say it. This story by Veronica Wilde pushed my buttons right from the start. Jealousy? Check. Bisexual guy with a piercing? Check. A woman with a hidden agenda? You betcha. There were so many things I loved about this story; from the sensual detail of Hunter leaning over Bridget while he washes then cuts her hair, to the way past and present were woven together as Bridget and Hunter reminisce about their shared ex-boyfriend, and finally to Hunter’s scorching hot confession, and what it leads to (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it).
The writing itself is very atmospheric, particularly when painting a contrast between warmth and cold (it’s snowing outside toward the end of the story). This story also has possibly the best bar description ever, when Wilde writes about Bridget and Hunter “pressed together in the malty bar-dark”.
So do yourself a favour, pick up a copy of Sudden Sex, and enjoy!
Now, I’m off for a pint…