By Liz Everly
In C. Margery Kempe’s latest book of short stories, the title story “Love on Spoon,” is one I remember reading years ago in another collection. I think about it every time I see Nutella. After all, you know what a food-inspired bit of a freak I am. Smirk. But, the food-play is only part of what I liked it so much. Though just that aspect of it is well worth the read.
But first, if you haven’t seen this book, take a gander at the cover. What an amazing, enviable cover.
The story plays with one of the tropes I love in romance literature—and in life. It’s happened a few times in my own. It’s the magic, exciting moment when an old friend or a colleague suddenly inspires “very” friendly thoughts and you are floored and probably confused and trying to make a decision quickly a number possible outcomes of this entanglement. Oh boy. I’ve been there.
I’ve wondered: Is it just in my mind? Or is there an attraction simmering beneath the surface? Am I reading him correctly? What if I makes a move and he gives me the old smack down? Should we…?
In the moment, it seems like the right thing to do.
If we “do” what will happen to the friendship? Is it worth the risk? What if we take the plunge, and the sex is, um, less than good? Then what?
I’m telling you, reader, this scenario has a lot of potential for some nitty-gritty conflict—and for some HAWT scenes. C. Margery Kempe delivers the hotness in this story. (Of course!) But the other thing I like about it is the setting—very cozy and comfortable—and the bits and pieces of humor she injects into the story. I’ve not read the rest of the book, but if the other stories are as good as this delicious nugget, it will be a feast for readers. Get your copy today! And don’t forget to subscribe to Lady Smut, where we are always dishing up goodies!