Go to Bed by Melissa “Brownie” Grant

Go to Bed by Melissa “Brownie” Grant
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (4 pages)
Other: F/F
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

What do you get when you have a sleepless night, a bottle of rum and two good friends? These are the ingredients of a captivating night. Join Carla and Justin as these two friends show you the meaning of nightcap.

There’s more than one way to unwind after a long, stressful day.

What I enjoyed the most about the dialogue was how realistic it was. The characters often shared a part of a thought before getting interrupted or deciding to say something else instead. Listening to them talk to each in such a casual way was such a fun way to get to know them. Both of their personalities shone through in how they decided to speak and what words they chose to use.

The pacing of the plot was uneven. I noticed this the most with the introduction. The narrator spent so much time setting the scene up and giving hints about her relationship with her lady friend that there wasn’t a great deal of space left in the story to describe what happened between them sexually speaking. This made the sex scene feel rushed to me.

With that being said, the chemistry between the two characters was definitely promising. I liked the fact that they knew each other so well that they could often finish each other’s sentences. It made me wonder how long they’d known one another and where their relationship might go next. While it made sense not to spend much time exploring their shared history in a tale as short as this one, I’d be interested to know more about it if the author ever decides to write a sequel.

Go to Bed should be read by anyone in the mood for a quick and intriguing read.

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