Review — “In the Driver’s Seat”

Emily from Rainbow Reviews gave me a great review for my short story In the Driver’s Seat, and a four-star rating. 😀


Brian is used to being in control in the bedroom, but somehow he’s found himself without anyone to play with. Then he runs into recently-returned ~ and surprisingly grown-up ~ Val, who he knew years before as a cute high-school kid. Val’s not a high-school kid anymore, though, and there’s an air about him that says he’s been around and has had a few lessons in the bedroom.

Brian’s eager to provide some advanced schooling, but his assumptions end up getting him into trouble. To his own surprise, he finds it’s a kind of trouble he’s not all that eager to escape.

Since his most recent fuck-buddy Tom now has a boyfriend, Brian finds himself with no one to turn to when he needs sex. Brian is cocky and quite confident about his sexual prowess and knows he will find someone to use for his own purposes. The last thing he wants is a relationship, just sex plain and simple with no strings attached where Brian is in control at all times.

When he sees a cute ass in the locker room, Brian is surprised to discover that it belongs to Val, a grown-up version of the cute kid that worked at the gym six years prior while in high school. At the time, Brian acted as a big brother toward Val, but now his thoughts about Val are much more dirty. Brian wants to show Val “a few advanced exercises in a different discipline” and starts his seduction of the younger man.

From the moment Brian enters Val’s house, however, nothing goes quite as he had planned and everything gets turned on its head. Brian has to make some quick decisions about how far he is willing to go with Val, and ends up having every assumption destroyed, in the best possible way.

In the Driver’s Seat is a wonderful story about assumptions being turned upside down and being open to new experiences. I loved how cock sure Brian is from the beginning, until Val throws a wrench in his plans. The story is filled with surprises, as well as some extremely hot sex that is stimulating and satisfying throughout. I would love to see more from these characters, and am intensely curious what else would happen to them in the future, but for now I will have to satisfy myself by reading this story over and over.


Thanks to Emily! I’m so glad she liked it!