Sometimes what seems like the worst setback in life actually turns out to be a very lucky break. Grayson, a cop demoted for arresting the “wrong” kid, finds out that his new assignment writing traffic tickets isn’t all bad. It did make me question if a police captain would really demote one of his officers for arresting someone who was clearly drunk and disorderly, endangering other people’s lives, just because the perpetrator is a senator’s son. Bu then again, I guess it could happen – corruption is everywhere after all. Even though Grayson is extremely grumpy initially, and who could blame him after the total injustice he has suffered, I loved him because he found such a creative way to get back at all the colleagues who didn’t support him when he needed it. Maybe it’s petty to ticket all his colleagues whenever he can, but it made me smile. And at least it gives Grayson something to focus on other than the misery that is now his job. But then one day he writes out a ticket for a double-parked sports car and his luck totally changes. The owner of that sports car, Luke, also owns the café the car sat in front of, and what follows is a sweet romance. Some shared lunches, careful flirting, and both men realize there might just be more. That’s when it gets very hot, and the truth about Luke comes out. Not what I expected at all, but I thought it was very, very funny. If you like stories where coincidence is what makes two men meet, then interest and determination is what makes them keep coming back to each other, and if you’re looking for a sweet, hot read with a touch of humor, then you will probably like this short story.
When Grayson Harkess arrests the wrong socialite’s son and is busted back down to traffic duty by his captain, he's understandably upset and angry. With no other option but to wait his punishment out Grayson spends his shifts vindictively ticketing his fellow officers and biding his time until he can go back to what he should be doing—solving real crimes.
Miserable and frustrated, Grayson doesn't see an upside to his situation. Not until he tickets a sports car for double parking and bumps right into the man of his dreams. Luke Hill owns a local cafe, has horrible fashion sense and on top of being gorgeous is also, apparently, completely incapable of parking his car legally. Grayson doesn't mind though, not when ticketing the man again and again turns into a standing lunch date and the chance to get to know Luke on a more...intimate level.
Be Warned: m/m sex
Luke writhed, then grabbed at Grayson’s hair and tugged hard. Grayson glanced up at him but didn’t stop. He stayed there on his knees and kept massaging the underside of Luke’s cock with his tongue. “Stop, Grayson. I don’t want to come yet,” Luke gasped out. “Not until you’re in me.”
Grayson groaned, squeezed his eyes shut, and pressed the heel of his free hand hard against the base of his own cock. Finally he pulled off of Luke and gained his feet as he licked a wet trail all the way up Luke’s body to his mouth.
Grayson kissed him then, long, slow, and deep. Luke match him move for move, and grinned up at him as Grayson pulled back with one last, long suck on Luke’s bottom lip.
“You have anything?” Grayson asked roughly. “Didn’t exactly come prepared.”
“Desk.” Luke panted and then twisted and stretched back across the surface of the desk to fumble one of the drawers open. He made a sound of triumph and twisted back around, a condom and a small tube in his hand and a grin on his face. “Got it.”
“Should I be worried or flattered that you’re so prepared?” Grayson asked as he leaned down and mouthed at Luke’s collarbone.
“Flattered.” Luke groaned out. “Definitely flattered since I bought it just for you.”
Nicely done short story. While the length doesn't allow a great deal of character development the author does a great job of developing the relationship between Luke and Grayson, the main characters. There's enough there to get the reader invested in their relationship and to root for the HEA. Well done. Recommended.
This was a really cute read. It shows that a m/m story can be well written and not be overflowing with sex (even though I love the sex). This showed a foundation forming between Grayson and Luke. It was a complete meeting, getting to know you and actually liking each other story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.