Imani has decided to make a lovely Irish dinner for Skylar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Sky has seemed homesick to Imani and she wants to comfort him with some of his favourite culinary delights from home. What Skylar doesn’t know is Imani is hoping this dinner can turn into something much, much more between them. Friends for years, Imani has decided it’s time to be brave and take the first steps in what she hopes will be a beautiful blossoming of more than platonic friendship between them. This is a fun short story full of chemistry and intense arousal. I loved how Imani and Skylar are both well drawn characters, full of life and interesting. Their passion and connection feels real, not rushed or faked. I found myself drawn to them both and thrilled when they consummated the start of their new relationship. Part of me wished there’d been more detail on the forgotten Irish meal – I was curious what it tasted like when they got around to eating it and whether Imani’s first attempts at cooking Irish food was a success or not. I thought the Irish dinner was an excellent plot device and was sad that part of the book was never totally resolved. Having said that the fact both Imani and Skylar had far more interesting things to fill their time with was not a hardship either. The descriptive sex scenes were smoking hot, tastefully written and a delight to read. This isn’t one for your delicate granny to read or to share aloud with a less-adventurous friend. Sexy, satisfying and an excellent read – I greatly enjoyed Irish Comfort and was thrilled to follow along as Imani got her man. Recommended.
Imani Parker has had it with just friendship with Skylar Magee. Saint Patrick's Day will either make them a couple or break them. She wants to show him that his place is with her and she is the only home he needs. She invites Skylar to dinner for Saint Patrick's Day and plans to show him that they can be lucky in love.
Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can’t make boxty, you'll never get a man’. –Irish Folktale
“Girl, do you even know how to make Irish food?”
Imani looked over at her sister Sonia and laughed. Sonia had the most skeptical look on her face. “Yes, Soni, I can make Irish food. Besides before Sky’s mother passed away she’d sent me her recipes for everything that I’ve made for him tonight.”
Sonia crossed her brown eyes and made a silly face at her, and Imani could not stop the laugh that escaped.
“Do you think I’d try to pretend I knew how to cook it? If I did that this whole plan could backfire.”
“What are you planning on making him?” Sonia took a deep breath. “Least it smells good in here, so I guess you do get what you’re doing.” She chuckled.
“I’m making bangers and mash, along with corn beef and cabbage and boxties.”
“Okay, I’ve heard of the first two, but what the heck are boxties?”
“Basically an Irish potato pancake.” She couldn’t stop the smile that spread over her face as she perused her sister.
“So tell me your plan again?” Sonia questioned.
“Basically, Soni, Skylar has been feeling homesick. I plan to show him some Southern California comfort via the Irish way.”
“Ah, so the whole ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ deal?”
“In a nutshell, yes, that’s exactly my plan. Sky hasn’t been himself lately and the closer we got to today, which is Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s gotten even worse. I want to show him that home is wherever he lays his head and that I can take care of him and give him what he needs. I want him to smile again.”
This is the first piece of lit I've read written by this author. I didn't know what to expect, and I'm not one who ever reads synopses (I like to go in surprised). I was surprised how quickly I got sucked into the story and really felt the characters, especially since it's a short read. They're believable and well rounded characters, that leave you both satiated and still hungering for more. I look forward to more opportunities to read works written by this author.
For such a short little nibble Ms Prince gives us a lot of heat and characters you can really bond with and care about. And the sex...mmm...