Title: At the Library
Author: Spencer Rook
Length: 4,400 words, 13 pages
Genre: m/m Contemporary
Blurb: With his grades slipping, Liam gets one chance to do some extra credit. Unfortunately, he does what he’s done for the rest of the semester; he procrastinates. Who can blame him? He has no desire to go to the creepy university library and hunch over a bunch of dusty books.
After he meets the guy that works the nightshift, though, Liam discovers that the library might have more to offer than books.
Review: Liam is falling way behind in his Intro to Theatre class and has one last chance to pass the class. Now, he’s procrastinated again and his paper’s due in the morning, all without having any research done. When he heads to the library, Liam is hopelessly turned around and has no idea what he is looking for. Summoning help form the very cute guy in glasses at the help desk, he gets the book he needs to complete his paper as well as some flirting in the empty library. Maybe Liam can get a date when he goes back to say thank you the next night!
This is a very short story that is pretty much described by the blurb. Liam gets the help that he needs from the cute guy at the library help desk in the middle of the empty library and feels enough chemistry between them that he decides to say hello the next day and ask him out. They go about it a little backwards, with Liam gives Craig “thank you” behind the help desk.
There isn’t much here. It is what it is — an encounter and the hope of more. We really don’t know anything about Craig. Liam is a typical freshman in college with an extra shot of testosterone. All in all, the story was a well written piece of erotica but could have been more with a little more interaction between the guys or a little more of them getting to know each other. I would have liked to have seen their date.
If you’re in the mood for a very short short with a somewhat kinky public scene, then try this one. i won’t say it is great, there’s really too little to go by and what is here isn’t very memorable, but it is a nice little interlude if you know and want what you’re getting.