Torquere Press [link to buy]
Rating 1 out of 5 Paddles
Drey’s friend Ruby likes to play matchmaker, fixing him up with numerous blind dates. Her gaydar is far more accurate that Drey’s but he has yet to click with any of the men he meets. Ruby’s latest attempt is Milton, and by the end of the two men’s evening together we know the way to Drey’s heart is cookies.
Home Cookies is a short story – just 13 pages in print. It’s a tiny little slice of life, a single evening, a date, told from the point of view of Drey. Ruby has Drey and Milton meet in a bar, and for Drey it’s practically love at first sight. Drey’s infatuation grows through dinner, so of course he’s thrilled to be invited back to Milton’s place.
This is a sweet tale, but nothing special. It’s difficult to get into anything deep in a short story. The one sex scene is rather tame, and there’s zero BDSM content, which is why I’ve rated it so low. It might make a pleasant lunch-
Reviewed by Michael