Gary knows that anonymous cruising is dangerous, but he never expects for a night out to end in a painful bite that won’t seem to heal. His cop roommate Chey knows that bite is even more dangerous than Gary imagines. Can he convince Gary that he needs to take some precautions before it’s too late?
Gary and Chey are roommates and both gay. But the one time Gary hit on Chey he turned him down, so Gary never tried again. At the start of the story, we see Gary going into a gay club called the Tool Box so he can find someone to hookup with. At the club, he finds some random hot guy and goes off into the corner to get a blow job. This scene is actually the only problem I had with the book, because I didn't think it was necessary to give details of getting a blow job from the guy. I think it would have been better if the author had a fade to black scene and just mentioned him getting bitten by a random guy. It's simply because in such a short story, I didn't need to hear about Gary hooking up with two guys. Except for that one scene, I loved the rest of the story.
Once Chey was introduced into the story, his point of view was always very funny and his possessiveness was very cute. I also thought it was funny how she mentioned Gary had read about bondage and something called the Gates of Hell on Nifty, which if you don't know, it's a free site to read porn stories. The ending of the story pulled everything together but also left it open enough to write more stories about these two, which I really hope she does!
I'm giving Julia Talbot's short story Crate Trained four stars. I loved this story, it was cute and very funny, I just wish it had been longer.
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders