- File Size: 272 KB
- Print Length: 60 pages
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (December 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HHMQ71U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,058,110 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Delicious Delay Kindle Edition
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We've all read them. The Harlequin Presents books with the playboy sheikhs and the women that somehow bring them to their knees (a lot of times with their virginity, ahem!), and this book has sort of familiar flavor like that but it is definitely NOT that!
It's sexy, it's foodie and it's got sex in an airport for freaking sakes!
But what I like most about it is that the tension built slowly and ended much differently than the Harlequin stories do. I find in those that even if the woman runs away near the end, she's always convinced by the sheikh to give in to him and live happily ever after.
In Delicious Delay, the battle of wills and wits between these two characters carries through to the last page. There isn't a wimpy damsel who rolls over and gives the sheikh exactly what he wants. No. She's gonna make him fight for every adventurous meal they'll share together and only when she's ready and convinced of his true intentions and her own feelings will she ease her way into a future with him. Of course, he'll do his best to show her the way one rapturous tryst at a time....
We get a sexy as hell man and a strong, witty woman in this read and it makes the story taste all the more delicious, in my opinion.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Sheikh Kal is on his way to the states in order to help his government prosper. He has no use for a women who can not even dress respectfully in his beloved country. But when they are thrown together due to a delay of their flight he never realized that he may actually have to do the chasing for once in his life instead of letting the women due all the work in their supposed relationship. More like high class prostitutes, because they expected a bunch of expensive gifts in return for going out with him. Kal is using his abrasiveness in order to keep the American away from him. And although it may turn her off of him he is having a harder time keeping his thoughts, and hands, off of her. But Kal is hiding something from Michelle, and it may be just the thing to make her never want to deal with him again.
This was a great short story that although had sexual content that sizzled managed to have the plot and the characters become so enhanced that the sex was paltry in comparison.
Another great read by miss Quan.
Michelle Day is a young, independent American woman who is on her way back to the United States after having spent the last 3.5 years working abroad in the Middle East and China. While she does pay heed to what is and is not considered acceptable attire for women in the countries she's passing through, she only bothers to adhere to the most essential points while on the ground. Once on the plane, she changes to shorts and a lightweight top to be more comfortable but her new attire soon attracts more attention than she had planned on when she's forced to ask Kal, a Middle Eastern gentleman who is the only other occupant of the business class cabin, for a translation of the captain's latest announcement. Sparks begin to fly between them from the moment they first lay eyes on one another, though to their credit they don't allow them to truly ignite into flames until several hours have gone by.
Kal initially tries to resist his attraction to Michelle, sensing that it will likely lead to more complications that he wants if he gives into it. Try as he might, however, he's unable to fight it for more than a handful of hours before he finally approaches her and invites her to share a proper meal with him while they wait. From that point onward the sparks slowly begin to ignite a slow burn of desire between them that eventually leads to a few sizzling, semi-public, highly inappropriate and likely illegal kisses accompanied by at bit of dry humping, and then finally bursts into full flame in a smoking hot scene in the women's shower. Though he had only intended to seek a casual one night stand sort of encounter with her, Kal soon finds himself wanting more than just that from her.
Exploring themes of instant attraction that leads to a not-so-casual tryst and of a confirmed bachelor playboy type who finds himself wanting something more than transitory pleasure for the first time in his life, this one is a delightful and steamy read from start to finish. Kal quickly proves that he doesn't really fit the stereotype of the wealthy, arrogant, misogynistic sheik and that adds greatly to his allure. He treats Michelle as his equal and voices his respect of her intelligence and opinions at the same time that he makes it patently clear that he intends to seduce her. Things move quickly between them, but not so quickly as to be unbelievable, and while there are indications that this will likely develop into an HEA for them in the future, it ends with a "let's just see where this leads" attitude. I can respect that kind of ending for such a short work, though I really wish we'd been able to read more about these two for I was thoroughly enjoying the interplay between them.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a steamy, romantic short story to pass an hour or so with. It's pretty much guaranteed to have you fanning yourself at the heat generated between them, and likely squirming in your seat from the erotic imagery created by Ms. Quan's descriptions. 4.5 stars (rounded up since I can't do half stars) to this outstanding short by a highly talented author.
Note: I received a free copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.