Title: Artistic Endeavor
Author: Whitley Gray
Pages/Word Count: 130 Pages
At a Glance: This is a very satisfying short story with sweet characters who find more than they expected out of a casual situation.
Reviewed By: Chris
Blurb: When friends ask one-night stand connoisseur Michael Esteban to introduce college professor and virgin Cobey Miller to the joys of sex, Michael balks. Lust is his thing, not leading a twenty-five year old novice. But shy Cobey has problems meeting men, and their introduction fuels Michael’s decision to help Cobey become a gay-sex-loving guy. It’ll all be fun and games—unless someone falls in love.
Review: Originally offered in the anthology Campus Cravings, Artistic Endeavor is a short but fulfilling read.
I have to say the characters in this story really tend to suck you into the book. I didn’t expect to like Michael trying to initiate Cobey into enjoying sex. Surprisingly he ended up being a really good guy, he just liked sex and had a fear of commitment after being ditched by his last partner. You have to admit that once that little bit comes out, you look at his actions and reactions differently. He’s allowed himself to become so closed off to the potential for love that he almost misses his opportunity.
Cobey was just sweet and so adorably cute that you couldn’t help but cheer him on when he does something sexy with Michael. I would have liked to have seen what his family thinks of him being gay, as I don’t remember seeing that in the story. That’s probably the only thing that could have been expanded on to give that full picture, but really the story was highly enjoyable as it stood.
Overall, this is a very satisfying short story with sweet characters who find more than they expected out of a casual situation. I recommend this for those who enjoy the lighter side of sex and romance.
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