Steam Heat by Ari McKay


Steam Heat by Ari McKay
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (29 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

At the Gaslight Bazaar, a Steampunk convention, Trey Lewis is teased and fascinated by glimpses of a man in leather pants. When he sets out to find the wearer, he discovers Joss Stephens, a quiet, reserved coworker from his computer firm. Trey never thought he and Joss had anything in common, but getting to know Joss away from the office ignites an unexpected heat between them, which leads to a steamy encounter and the beginnings of romance.

Trey Lewis is attending Atlanta’s newest steampunk convention, and is on a mission – one involving a sexy pair of leather pants. Trey had caught numerous glances of The Pants – always from behind – and was being tormented night and day by thoughts of caressing the ass in that supple leather. All kinds of wicked thoughts were distracting him, and so he’d decided to hunt down the body of the man belonging to those pants. So Trey was shocked to discover the owner of The Pants was Joss Stephens – a colleague of his.

This is a steamy read, full of fun craftsmanship, hot sex and the open minded fun and frivolity of conventions. I enjoyed how the author portrayed convention goers not as strange or “different” but merely as people who are more curious and open to exploring alternate genres and ideas. I found myself really attached to both Trey and Joss, and pleased that they decided to open their minds (and hearts, and bodies!) to one another. Rather than just stay in their “work” persona’s they allowed their friendship to deepen and become something truly special. The sex between them was scorching and very satisfying, but it was the deeper connection that grew between them I found myself really relishing.

A quick, super hot read, this is an excellent story I greatly enjoyed.

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