Tracy reviews ‘Small Claims by Ethan Stone’. Published March 6th 2015 by Totally Bound Publishing, aprox 81 pages.
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉
Why I read this book: I wanted a light fun book, this fit the bill perfectly.
Judge Shawn Rosen is about to take on the toughest case of his life.
Small claims judge Shawn Rosen is comfortable in his career, but his personal life is another story. His twenty year relationship ended two years ago, but while he accepts the end, he hasn’t even started to move on. He lives a generic life.
Everything changes when Jody Jacobsen walks into his courtroom and Shawn is attracted to him. Following the case, they have a chance meeting which leads to a wild night. Waking up to cold sheets should have been a sign, but instead Shawn keeps coming back for more and eventually falls fast and hard—so hard he might be missing the clues that the commitment isn’t mutual.
There’s trouble when the case that brought them together could also tear them apart. Will Jody give in to his tendency to run, or will he finally be the man that Shawn deserves?
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to paraphilic infantilism.
A young man exited the restroom across from me and his smile caught my attention. I recognized his gorgeous green eyes and blond hair immediately.
“Jody Jacobsen?” I asked.
He looked at me with half-closed eyes. “Do I know you?”
Chuckling, I said, “Imagine me in a large black robe.”
“Judge Rosen?” His eyes widened.
“Outside of the courtroom, people call me Shawn.”
“What are you doing here?” Jody asked.
I cocked a single eyebrow. “Probably the same thing as you.”
“Gay,” I finished for him. “Yeah. Does that surprise you?”
“What, judges can’t be queer?”
He walked over so that he stood right in front of me and leaned against the pool table. “Of course they can. You just didn’t look gay.”
“I didn’t realize we had to all look the same.”
Jody blushed. “Okay, that was a stupid thing to say.” He sat in the chair across from me. “Having fun tonight?”
“Not really.” I shrugged. “Not really my scene.”
“This place is full of twinks tonight, but that’s normal for a Friday. It’s a bit more varied on other nights. I like to come on Karaoke night so I can make a fool of myself.”
“Are you a good singer?” I asked.
“Not at all. But I have fun and that’s all that matters to me.”
“I don’t think I could do that,” I admitted.
“You get up in front of strangers every day.” Jody reached his arm across the table and ran his fingers up my arm.
The contact sent shivers through my body.
Is he coming on to me?
It had been so long I couldn’t tell the difference between flirting and making conversation.
“That’s different,” I said. “I’m in charge in the courtroom.” Ethan Stone
“You can be in charge on the dance floor too, Shawn.” He grabbed my hand and squeezed. “So tell me, is it okay for us to be talking?”
“You mean because of the court case?”
“If I was barred from speaking to anyone who ever came into my court, it would be difficult to speak to anybody. Besides, right now, we’re just chatting. If we do anything else and Mrs. G sues you again, I wouldn’t be able to hear the case.”
“I have no plans to see you in court again, so let’s dance.” Still holding my hand, he stood and pulled me to my feet. He ignored my protests and dragged me onto the dance floor.
I wasn’t exactly up to date with the latest dances or how I was supposed to move to the mashup songs blaring over the speakers. It turned out to not really matter since everyone seemed to be gyrating to their own rhythms. Jody drew me against his body and I got a good whiff of his masculine scent of cologne and sweat. My face was in his neck, due to him being several inches taller.
Pressed up against Jody, I did my best to move with him. It was exciting to have him touching me and my cock hardened. Jody noticed my erection and caressed it as he smiled down at me.
“You having fun, Shawn?”
“What do you think?”
“Feels like you’re very excited. Is that because of me?”
His forwardness was shocking, but refreshing. “Yeah, it’s you doing that to me.”
“You are so hot.” He bent down and nibbled on my earlobe, making me shiver. “You fucking turn me on so much. I was attracted to you in court. It’s one of the reasons I was so embarrassed talking about…”
“About your odd noises?”
He laughed loudly.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been attracted this much to a guy.”
He grinned. “Thanks for the compliment.”
Feeling emboldened, I went for it. “I don’t suppose you’d be interested in coming over to my place?”
8/10 Pots of Gold
I do like these Sexy Snax books from Totally Bound. Small Claims is a quick and easy read, one I really enjoyed.
The cover is just perfect and the title says it all. They both work beautifully.
Shawn is a Judge in the small claims court, he is alone after splitting with his partner a couple of years ago. Nothing prepared him for Jody. Jody is being sued for being too loud in his own home. I giggled at Jody while he was trying to explain the noise.
The two meet after the case is finished, nothing goes to plan, there is a lot of drama, very little angst. Its a fun short story with a lot of sex, there is a little kink but not too much. Its very funny in places…. I loved the blind date (I giggled a lot). I don’t want to go deep into the storyline as I won’t post spoilers.
For anyone who wants a light quick read that isn’t too fluffy, this is the perfect read for you.
Ethan Stone is an out and proud gay man. Which is fairly new in his life, the out part, not the gay part. He’s been queer his whole life, though he tried to deny it for years with a wonderful woman. The years in denial weren’t all bad, he has two amazing kids out of it. His son is a teenager and his daughter has made him a grandfather, three times over. A way too young grandfather.
Ethan has returned to Oregon after almost a decade in Nevada. He no longer has a day job and is doing his best to make a living at this writing thing. If he can’t make a living, he at least wants to support his Mt. Dew and beef jerky addictions.
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