“No One's Cherry” by Julia Talbot
Crispin has never been with a man before.
His friend Marc plans to remedy that by introducing Crispin
to Glenn. If things go well, by the end of the night
Crispin won’t be a cherry anymore.
Crispin needs Glenn’s slight
aggressiveness to pull him out of his shell in “No One’s
Cherry.” While things are new for him, Crispin has no
problem keeping up with Glenn. The guys have good chemistry
and a lot in common. “No One’s Cherry” is a fun story but it
ends too soon.
“First of Foot, Right of the Line” by
FB is meeting his lover Matt’s family for
the first time. Something the big tough Marine is dreading.
Once he’s met them, his feelings drastically change.
I love FB and Matt. One of the best parts
of “First of Foot, Right of the Line” is when FB admits his
anxiousness about meeting Matt’s family. It’s both
heartwarming and hilarious. FB experiences a few first’s
that day. In the end, those firsts influence a decision he
and Matt make about their future.
“Nice Girls Do” by Mallory Path
Alan is a virgin. He needs practice
courting girls, so his friend Taz offers to help. One kiss
leads to another, and another, and soon, Alan is thinking
more about pleasing Taz than any girl.
Alan and Taz are very endearing
characters. It’s obvious they want each other, but neither
is willing to come out and say it. “Nice Girls Do” is a
sweet and sensual story.
“Lessons” by Kathryn Scannell
Danny O’Riordan is sent to courtesan
Tsien Liu for lessons on how to please the Emperor. Danny
learns many things from Liu, and he teaches a few things as
“Lessons” is a story with a unique
setting. Danny and Liu are more like friends with benefits
rather than lovers. “Lessons” is interesting and erotic.
It’s not really a romance.
“Just Like Him” by Dallas Coleman
Ken isn’t sure if his twin brother Trent
is home for good. He’s been gone a long a time. Ken is
trying to keep his distance to spare his heart, but Trent
can be very persuasive when he wants to be.
“Just Like Him” is a very erotic and
angst-filled story of brothers who are lovers. It’s obvious
how Ken and Trent feel about each other. They wear their
hearts on their sleeve and Ken’s wariness is very
understandable. “Just Like Him” is great, but just as Ken
and Trent are making progress, the story ends.
“Who Shall I Tell” by Martin Delacroix
Jake McGovern and Adam Beckett are
friends and new lawyers working at the same law firm. When
they get assigned to the same case, they discover a few
things about each other. They don’t have a lot of choices
when it comes to their personal life so they make due when
On one hand, Jake and Adam don’t have the
option of reaching out and taking what they want so I
understand getting happiness when and where they can. But on
the other hand, I don’t agree with cheating, so “Who Shall I
Tell” left me with mixed emotions. Jake and Adam appear to
be happy with their arrangement, however, I’m not sure
everyone involved would if they knew about it.
“File Gumbo: A Roughstock Story” by BA
When Sam Bell loses to TJ Martin in bull
riding, Beau Lafitte takes Sam out to help him get over the
loss. Back in Beau’s hotel room, he offers something Sam’s
been wanting for a long time
“File Gumbo” is about more than hot
cowboys having hot sex. It’s sizzling hot and sweet as sugar
at the same time. Beau and Sam are adorable together even
when they’re getting down and dirty.
“Alpha Male, Beta Male” by Taylor
Nathan Beckett decides he’s done waiting
and comes up with a plan to get Veterinarian Dr. Aaron
Herschel to come to him. Nathan may be younger than Aaron
but he knows what he wants and he’s going to show Aaron…all
Nathan comes across as a sweet, almost
innocent guy in “Alpha Male, Beta Male” until he gets Aaron
where he wants him. It’s a wonder they were able to wait
when the attraction between them is so strong.
“Different Strengths” by JL Merrow
Michael Frazer thinks he’s met the man of
his dreams, but his dream becomes a nightmare when it turns
out that Kyle Delaware is someone from his past. Someone he
never wants to see again.
Michael’s reluctance and anger toward
Kyle is understandable. It makes Kyle’s earnest interest in
Michael so hard. “Different Strengths” is an emotion filled
story with some pain before its happy ending.
“Graduation Cherry” by Sean Michael
Bobby wants to say goodbye to Neil before
he leaves after graduation. He regrets how they parted a few
years ago. Neil lets Bobby know that the past is in the
past, and now is what matters most.
Neil is cool and confident and Bobby is
anxious and aching. I like how Neil was just biding his time
with Bobby and I like how Bobby makes up his mind and sticks
to his guns even though it’s killing him. “Graduation
Cherry” is a great short story with a different feel than
Sean Michael’s usual work.
From new couples to old lovers, and a few things in between,
the stories of Cherry have a few things in
common: first times, hot guys, and hot sex. While the
stories in Cherry are good, and some of them
are very good, Cherry is a bit of a
tease. Most are too short to satisfy.