Wilton has more than a few problems. His wife left him for
his best friend. His company downsized him, leaving him
without a job and few job prospects. Now, his grandfather,
Walt, is haunting him.
Himmel used to be Evanís corporate travel agent. Working
with him made her think of many naughty fantasies including
the ever-popular sex-on-the-secretaryís-desk. In the last
few months, sheís switched jobs and now works at the home
Evanís grandfather resided at. Before his death, Walt tried
desperately to hook Evan and Belynda up. Unfortunately, they
do not meet again until at Waltís funeral.
sparks fly between the pair, but Evan, trapped in
self-despair, canít understand what Belynda sees in him.
Itíll take both a cranky ghost and a exceptionally patient
woman to redeem Evan, and even that may not be enough.
more from Beyond Meddling. Too many chunks of
the story are told via flashback. Too much of the emotion
and plot are plopped down in a tell-not-show format. An
erotic short story needs to be a tight read, and thereís
little room for complicated back story. Unfortunately,
Barbara Huffert takes up too many pages doing just that. In
addition, Evanís sexual prowess just cannot offset his
woe-is-me, poor self-esteem laden personality. The best
character in this story is Walt, a crusty no-nonsense
foul-mouthed old man that unerringly fits the profile. Loved
him! If Ms. Huffert spent as much time crafting the hero and
heroine as the secondary character this story would have