Going Up! by Safyre Starr
Publisher: Purple Prose Press
Publication Date: June 15th 2017
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All Rachel wants to do is get to work on time. And coffee. She wants coffee. All Jamie wants to do is get out of this moving box quickly before his claustrophobia kicks in. Unfortunately for both of them, a stopped elevator traps them between floors in their office building. Will Rachel survive without caffeine? Will Jamie keep it together? Or will their enforced togetherness lead to a sensual encounter that neither of them expected?
Jamie and Rachel get stuck in an elevator together after an earthquake and that’s not good for either of them. Rachel is a bear without her coffee (which she hasn’t had yet) and Jamie is claustrophobic. If the building wasn’t so tall he’d have taken the stairs.
Rachel knows that James is the son of the founder of the law firm she works at and had recently been brought in as a full partner. He had worked at J.A.G. and though had never seen any combat he had still had a harrowing experience having to do with a bomber and had PTSD. Rachel tries to soothe him in the elevator as much as possible and soon that comfort turns into the two are having an incredibly erotic experience together.
After they get out they talk and decide that they need closure because things were left unfinished. They decide to meet at a hotel to finish what they started. What this means for the future of their relationship – if there even is one – neither one knows.
This was a short, simple erotic story of lust in an elevator. There wasn’t a whole lot of depth to it or the characters and I didn’t actually find it that erotic. Once James and Rachel were in the hotel “finishing up” I found things awkward and stilted. The story ended with them deciding to try to work things out but that was unsatisfying for me. I guess it was good they didn’t fall instantly in love but I would have liked to have a least a little bit of romance involved.
The story was ok but not one I would recommend.
Rating: 2 out of 5