Published: 6th March 2018
Publisher: Red Lace Publishing
Author: Ava Sterling
Amber looks the part.
She has on a tight shirt that hugs her chest and a pair of shorts that shows off her legs. She even has her black hair in curls so it falls down her shoulders in soft waves that bounce when she walks. She’s the quintessential hot bartender. The only problem is, she hardly has anyone to serve.
Carla changes all that when she comes in from the rain for a drink. Within minutes, the electricity cuts out, and the place goes pitch dark. With nothing else to do, they decide on a dare. If Amber can drink a whiskey shot without making a face, she wins. If she loses, she has to kiss Carla.
It starts off with a playful dare and ends with Carla’s boyfriend, Jack, coming in to check on her. Considering what he walks into, it’s understandable that he’d want to join.
(This explicit, 4,100 word story is intended for adult readers only.)
Oh the fun that can be had when all the lights go out. Inner desires start to come to the surface and it’s almost like the darkness gives Amber the freedom to try something she may never have before because of it.
Amber lives in a state of boredom whenever she is at work when the weather is bad as it keeps the customers away. What good is a bar without anyone to serve? There are only so many times you can clean down the same surface, but with a camera and boss always watching she needs to at least look busy when he views them later.
The middle of a storm sure brings forth a force of nature – that being in the form of Carla. What starts out as a simple conversation soon turns into a whole lot of fun when the lights cut out. Whiskey and water to start things going but you can tell early on that Carla is checking Amber out, something she isn’t used to by female customers – well not that she knows of anyway. A dare is set while they are in the dark. If she can take a shot of whiskey without making a face she wins, if she loses then she has to give Carla a kiss. From the moment the burn starts down her throat Amber knows she has lost and soon turns into a very shy version of herself. Seems she just needed a little encouragement to start things off because it doesn’t take long before the burn of the whiskey is old news with how hot things get.
Magic fingers and tongues to keep things entertaining between the two but why have the fun stop there. The bar is still technically open and from the moment Carla mentioned that she had someone coming to pick her up you knew they were going to appear at some point. They just got quite a show in the meantime when they did.
Seems Jack is used to his girl playing the field, as she likes to share her conquests. Seems it doesn’t take long for him to be invited to play and from that moment on the heat just gets higher and higher until none of them can really take it anymore. Talk about being claimed in every sense of the word!
Fun times in the dark for all it seems but what happens when the lights come back on and reality sets in? Namely a certain bar camera! Passion to be repeated down the way perhaps – maybe whenever there is a storm coming in they will show up hoping a black out will soon follow. Seems Amber finds she likes the whole being shared thing; she just needed to get the right people, which she may have done.
4 out of 5 stars
I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.