Title: A Kiss is a Kiss is a Kiss
Author Name & Publisher: Destiny Moon (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 21, 2015 – 49 pgs
On Pride morning, bookish and reserved Rachel musters the courage to talk to her barista crush, only to discover she’s not alone in her desires.
Where does an introverted bookish dyke hang out on Pride morning? Her local LGBTQ bookstore, of course. While helping to put together the store’s annual float for the parade, Rachel reveals that she has a crush on the barista at the coffee shop next door.
The bookstore gang encourages Rachel to step out of her comfort zone and talk to the barista, even though Rachel is convinced she must have a boyfriend. Much to her surprise, the girl flirts with her and even shows up at the bookstore on her coffee break, where she introduces herself as Mavis. In spite of her shyness, Rachel lays bare that she has had a crush on Mavis for some time and Mavis—to everyone’s surprise—wants to know what Rachel is doing after the parade.
Beside herself with disbelief, Rachel skips through the parade. She is so unsure of herself and the new connection with Mavis and she’s convinced that Mavis is straight. When Mavis confesses she has never been with a woman, Rachel must face her worst fear—that she was right. But it doesn’t take long for Mavis to convince Rachel that she’s up for a new experience.
Rachel doesn’t want to be an experiment and she has a hard time trusting that Mavis wants more than just a bit of fun on Pride. Can she take the leap of faith so necessary in taking their connection to the next level?
This was a fun, spicy short story. I’m not usually a reader of erotica, but I enjoyed this one. There wasn’t much to it other than a sweet, hot girl-meets-girl story. Rachel and Mavis are both likable, and their time together ranged from sweet to sexy to surprisingly deep. For me, the scene where Rachel accepts pleasure from Mavis was much more interesting and hotter than the ones where she’s giving, though that’s mostly personal preference. I loved seeing inside Rachel’s sense of herself, her gender, and her gender expression. That was a happy treat–my favorite kind of erotica uses sensuality to explore more complex themes.
Destiny Moon is the author of a novel about a woman who can have any man she chooses who pines for the most alluring challenge of all, her own husband.
Destiny has lived in Europe, Africa and North America and currently lives in a tiny home right on the Pacific Ocean by which she walks daily. When she’s not writing, she enjoys daydreaming and stargazing. Destiny Moon has always dreamt of writing the kinds of stories that get read with flashlights under the covers or covertly on the bus.