Marc reviews ‘Top Me Maybe?’ (BFP: The Secrets Collection) by Jay Northcote. This book was released by Blanket Fort Press on June 5th, 2015 and is 33 pages long.
I received a reviewer’s copy of this short story in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I have read and listened to a few books by Jay Northcote and enjoyed them a lot. I really like the British accents of the characters and the way the author does not need to over-dramatize everything to create an interesting story. I welcomed the chance to read and review this short story and it seemed perfect in between longer books.
Duncan has a secret fantasy, but is Tyler the right man for the job?
Tyler’s new policeman boyfriend, Duncan, is gorgeous. Tall, broad, and über-masculine, he’s the epitome of the dominant top—in appearance at least.
When they discuss their sexual fantasies, Duncan confesses to a secret desire that surprises Tyler. Luckily for Duncan, Tyler’s happy to oblige and is determined to give Duncan a night to remember.
The Secrets Collection
The Secrets Collection are sexy short stories by four different authors. The stories are linked by the common theme of secrets.
June 5, 2015: Top Me Maybe? by Jay Northcote -> Check out Marc’s Review Below
June 12, 2015: Cheeky Hipster & Jocks by Posy Roberts -> Check out Dawn’s Review
June 19, 2015: Toy With Me by Annabelle Jacobs -> Check out Bethany’s Review
June 26, 2015: (to be confirmed) by Teegan Loy
Please visit Blanket Fort Press for full details on the other stories in the Secrets Collection
The title seems to be a clear reference to Carly Rae Jepsen’s song ‘Call Me Maybe’ and promises a fun and light-hearted tone for the short story.
The cover looks hot. I love my men a bit fuzzy. It seems perfect for a hot, short story.
‘Top Me Maybe?’ is really a very short story and I really don’t mind reading one of those now and again, especially between longer books. The title, cover and blurb promised me quick, hot fun and delivered.
However I must admit that I never got the chance to really connect with the characters. The main characters are already together when the story starts and we don’t really spend a lot of time getting to know them. The focus is on the sex and with the title and blurb, I knew where the plot was heading very quickly. I guess this is like the difference between a one-night stand and a relationship. The story was hot and I liked the characters, but I didn’t have an intimate connection to the characters. They were more strangers than friends to me, but nice blokes getting it on in a hot way, so I can’t really complain all that much now, can I?
So if you are looking for a fun, hot quickie, this story might be a good fit. I love alpha males who can let go of their control and it is so hot when one of them bottoms. This book is also very inexpensive and a good way to taste the author’s style.
7/10 pots of gold (70 percent recommended). Compares to 3.5/5 stars or 4/5 stars rounded up.
“What do you want to talk about?”
Tyler thought for a moment then answered, “Sexual fantasies.” They hadn’t had that conversation yet. Not in any detail anyway.
“Okay.” Duncan sounded a little dubious. “You can go first then. Seeing as it’s your idea.”
“God. I have loads… where to start? Okay, one of mine is deflowering a Catholic priest or a monk or something—someone who’s taken a vow of celibacy, but in the fantasy I’m so hot they can’t resist me.” Tyler’s cheeks heated at the admission, but somehow it was easier having this conversation in the dark when Duncan couldn’t see his face. “Another is having sex in public…. Not in the park or something—that would be a bit skeevy—but somewhere people have come expecting to see it, like a live sex show. Or maybe being in porn, knowing that people were watching me and jerking off watching me fucking someone else…. That would be hot.” He stopped because Duncan hadn’t reacted. “Well? It’s your turn now.”
“I feel really boring in comparison,” Duncan said. “Your imagination is wild.”
Tyler chuckled. “Yeah… well I was a late starter in the practical side of things. Didn’t even kiss a guy till I was seventeen, so I spent a lot of time wanking in my bedroom thinking about stuff like that. Anyway, come on. There must be something you fantasise about. It doesn’t have to be something you actually want to do for real. I don’t think I’ll ever actually shag a priest or make a porno, but it’s fun thinking about it. It turns me on.” He wriggled a little closer to Duncan, pressing his thickening cock against the curve of his arse and combing his fingers through the hair on Duncan’s chest.
He waited for Duncan to respond, and the silence stretched out long enough to get a little awkward.
“Hey, you don’t have to if you’re not comfortable sharing,” Tyler said. Suddenly he was worried. Maybe Duncan was into something really kinky? Maybe Tyler didn’t want to know what his fantasies were. “Don’t worry about it, we can—”
“I think about being fucked.” Duncan’s voice was quiet, a deep rumble that vibrated in his chest under Tyler’s hand.
Surprise hit Tyler at the admission. It wasn’t what he’d expected to hear from Duncan at all. But he didn’t react, waiting for him to elaborate. But he didn’t, so Tyler prompted, “And?”
“That’s it.” Duncan took a deep breath, his ribs expanding under Tyler’s arm. “I’ve never bottomed. But I… I fantasise about it. About being fucked by another guy.”
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.