Reading An Oral Fixation made me wonder what Dr. Freud would’ve thought about it. He’d have likely come to the diagnosis that Cooper Bradshaw had suffered from some sort of neglect or trauma during the oral stage of his development which has now caused him to be a little bit obsessed with getting the taste of his best friend Quinn Reed’s skin all over his tongue. Pish. I think Cooper’s just fixated on licking and kissing and nibbling on the man he loves. Completely and totally normal.
This sweet little short is a story of best-friends-turned-lovers, though the course to true love was not without its share of complications along the way. Timing has been a huge obstacle for the two men, as either Cooper or Quinn, or both, seemed to have always been in relationships with other people, and breaking up with a sure thing in order to take the risk on something that didn’t come with any guarantees of success seemed like a really bad reason for a break up. Of course, staying in a relationship with someone when your heart and focus belongs to someone else isn’t exactly being honest either, but nobody’s perfect.
As Cooper, Quinn, and their friends Patrick and Lonnie set out on a road trip to SoCal, both Cooper and Quinn find themselves free for the first time, at the same time, in…well, ever. Quinn begins to believe in the possibility of this being their time. Finally. But it’s Cooper’s inquisitive tongue and roving lips that convince Quinn the possibility is much more like a sure thing.
Nineteen pages (that’s nineteen FREE! pages) is all it took for me to become entirely absorbed in the story of a couple of guys who, for some time, seemed to be the only two not to realize they were head-over-heels in love. It’s a good thing they both finally got with the program, and it’s a good thing I didn’t have to wait long for Piper Vaughn to make it happen.
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