Working behind the counter of a specialty coffee shop, Tristan fantasizes about a businessman who rushes in and out each morning after ordering plain, black coffee. Who orders black coffee in a shop that sells every blend known to man? After awhile, it becomes apparent that the man is seeking Tristan out. But why? It would be fine for Tristan if the other guy wasn't giving him such odd looks. Convinced he's a homophobe who doesn't like his flamboyant look, Tristan makes a point of avoiding the counter. But when Tristan is forced by his boss to do his job, an awkward moment arises between him and the hot man in the business suit. Only when he sees him again does he realize things weren't exactly as he suspected.
Approximately 5,400 words, 22 Kindle pages.
- 3 To Be Read lists
“Tristan?" he asked softly.
"Tell me what you did every night thinking of me," he said in a husky voice.”
"This lovely short story follows Tristan as he treads the rocky waters of a burgeoning interest for a seemingly successful businessman who, at best has no interest whatsoever, at worst reviles him. Since we've all been there at one time or another, I loved the way Candi Kay evoked the 'yeah, I get it' emotions we look for in a story and seldom find.
That we will have a happily-ever-after is a given, but how we get there is the prize. Well-written and thoroughly enjoyable, this book hooked me from the very beginning and I'll admit I smiled and sighed...a lot."