Title: Just a Suit
Author: H.P. Medina
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: June 29th, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Word Count: 12,000
Reviewed by: PrinCkhera
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Merrick works on Savile Row, catering to the nouveau rich and frequently questioning his life choices. But between the days that seemed designed to vex him are visits from Darcy: spy, best friend, and hopeless crush.
When Merrick is abruptly kidnapped one day, he fervently hopes it’s one of Darcy’s infamous pranks and not the worst—and possibly last—day of his life.
There is little I can say about this short little story. It was cute. Fun. Absolutely ridiculous.
And I wanted more, because these two were just adorable once they were together.
I know nothing about suits, and basically whenever Merrick started describing anything suit-related on Darcy, I just thought aww, that’s his way of saying he looks really fucking hot.
The moment “Scarface” shows up, you know what’s coming. I mean, come on.
Then the Incident happens and I turn pretty indifferent.
Merrick’s obliviousness, while entertaining, was a bit over the top. I for one have no frame of reference when it comes to what Darcy is capable of, and all Merrick knows is that some sheep were in a place they were not supposed to be. (But, shhh. That’s classified.) So, how the thought that Darcy would play this as a prank on him? Then continue to believe said scenario even when he comes in for the rescue?
I think it would have probably been more fun if there was Darcy’s POV. Or, we saw them as friends more. Because that phone call in the beginning? Hilarious. Eating lunch together? Entertaining. But that’s basically it.
I honestly failed to see why this little something-something didn’t happen sooner. As did Merrick. And Darcy fails to properly answer that question… Though it’s understandable because he’s doing more important things. (If you know I’m saying)
First this was a solid 3 stars. I was starting to get bored when the whole Incident happened (down 1 star), but the ending won me over and they were just so adorable together (up 1 star). But, unprotected sex – while the scene was hot – is not okay. So, half a star deducted (-0.5 star), because it was still hot.
Ugh, they had me doing Math: 3 – 1 + 1 – 0.5 = 2.5. That will get rounded up, because… that ending.
Overall, let’s just say that this was a fun, though very predictable short story that’ll have you smiling.
You’ll read it. You’ll finish it in one sitting, because it’s so short. And you’ll likely be left wanting more. Because these two together? Precious. And, personally, I’m a big fan of UST. So, if the author had decided to enlighten us more on their supposed years of UST that would lead to that?