She likes to watch. He likes to keep hidden. Total opposites on a collision course to a relationship neither can deny.
Simone Cooper’s been watching Elliott Anderson through her office window for months. He likes to bring women back to his office for late-night trysts, and Simone enjoys her voyeurism until one night, Elliott appears to go too far with his date. The other woman might not be into spanking, but Simone is, and when she meets Elliott in the elevator later that night, she makes sure he’s intrigued enough by her to ask her to go with him to the party he no longer has a date for.
Thrown together by circumstances he’d never have imagined, Elliott isn’t sure what to think about Simone. She’s nothing like the women he normally dates, but something about her draws him in until he can’t stop himself from wanting her…until their goodnight kiss becomes something harder. Harsher. Simone responds to his rough hands as no woman ever has, and Elliott’s not ready to pursue what he’s always told himself is wrong.
Confused characters? Megan Hart’s main character in this short story - Elliott appears to be fighting with his own desires as much as anything else. Elliott recently has been finding teases – those who say they want something like spanking but when its given freak out. He decides to not take the risk anymore and simply deny his own desires and not reach for a masochist to counter is sadist.
Simone is someone who desires a little pain with her pleasure – has been known to let her inner masochist come out to play. Though we don’t get to know her very well she appears to have been a bottom to someone in the S/m portion of society.
The moral of the tale seems to be don’t give up – you never know when you will find someone to give you your every desire. I think the story is long winded for what it is – essentially one scene that if rewritten could be really good. As it is… well I wasn’t really a fan. I think the idea of not giving up – love or a play partner in this case could be right around the corner is great and could really be played up. Right now this story is a rambling, long winded short story about possibilities and not giving up – good moral but poorly executed.