Title: Sundae Surprise
Author: DC Juris
Length: 5,642 words (16 pdf pages)
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: m/m contemporary
Dean learns the true meaning of the words “playing with your food” when his hot and hunky roommate, Rick, interrupts his plans for some solo Sunday afternoon fun. Human sundae aside, Dean discovers a kinship with Rick that he never knew existed, and a basis for what promises to be a delicious relationship. But when Rick overreacts to Dean’s nonchalance after their first time, can Dean convince Rick that what they have is real?
This story starts on a humorous note, with Dean preparing for a little intimate fun with a melon. When his straight roommate and secret crush catches him, he’s shocked to learn that Rick has been lusting after him as well and is bi. They then have some fun with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and other sundae toppings.
I had a few issues with this story (apart from kinky use of a melon). These two men have been living together for three years, and when Dean says he didn’t think Rick would be interested, Rick claims he thought Dean knew he was bi. How would one miss that since Rick appears to have sex regularly with his girlfriends in the apartment. You’d think sooner or later he would bring a guy home if he was that open about being bi. It seemed a bit unbelievable that two best friends would be unaware of that little tidbit.
Also, Rick’s personality seems to change after sex. He changes from man-about-campus jock to pouting girl as soon as sex is over. I was rather shocked by his behaviour given how you get to know him during the sex scene and what Dean tells you about him. Also, there is a moment when Rick informs Dean that while they are now dating, he’s bi and therefore may need to have sex with a girl at some point. I was a bit confused here. I am not bi, but my understanding was that being bisexual didn’t mean you NEED to have sex with both to be happy, but that you could be in a relationship with either, thus doubling your odds of finding a HEA. Perhaps I’m off-base though and I can’t speak for a whole group of people. However, Dean didn’t seem thrilled with the idea and I didn’t blame him.
The sex scene was hot and different using food, but I think I didn’t feel connected to the couple because of Rick’s character being a bit all over the place. Dean’s on-going love from afar was well done, but personally I thought he could do better than Rick.