Short Story #1 featured Derrick and Kennedy; an on-again-off-again sexual fling neither could resist. As the story progressed, Kennedy grew enough energy to make a better decision about her relationship with Derrick. Even though the pair had played this game called friends with benefits, Kennedy had feelings for Derrick, and she was under the impression her feelings were unrequited. I laugh out loud when couples say they are going to have one last screw to get out of each other’s system. And we all know that’s a batch of dunk. Derrick was having an issue he hid from Kennedy, and Kennedy needed to get a clue much sooner to get what she wanted. This short had a nice unexpected ending.
Short Story #2 featured a holiday homecoming for Kayla. Kayla was home after being away for a few months at college. Her family was still stuck on the idea of Kayla being with her high school sweetheart Devon, even though they broke up their senior year of high school. When she saw Devon in the store on a shopping spree for his mom, the same as she was, Kayla gave into Devon so she could hear the true reasons behind their break-up. I will admit, I was afraid she would take his sorry, cheating butt back, so I won’t spoil it, I’ll let you see what happened next.
Short Story #3 featured childhood friends Cynthi and Travis. The two had not seen one another for a few years since Travis moved to the west coast to earn his degree. Cynthi had turned into a not so nice person over the past year for some unknown reason. When Travis and Cynthi talked, it was obvious something was off. Later, Travis and Cynthi were at a dinner function along with a female friend of his named Sarah- when the green-eyed monster reared its ugly head. The dinner was a strange mix of love and lust between them. Later, one thing led to another, and later the old friends became a couple, and shortly afterward they moved in together. This story was more about their sexcapades than building a relationship. With that said, it was all good. Drumroll…Then the break-up happened… We know that always happens, even in a short story. Thankfully, life moved on for them in a positive way.
Short Story #4 featured Denise and her cheating ex Rob’s story and the guy she met, by chance. First, I’m not sure what Rob’s issue was about the break-up, he was the cause and effect of their demise. The fact that he was fine as frog’s hair made no difference. He was a cheater. Denise was paid to endorse sportswear, so she had to keep her product (body) fine as well. Denise was having another restless night when she ran into WalMart and met the man of her dreams. This average dude had a great voice and a pleasant personality. Interestingly, She and Cam made a nice connection, even though they did not exchange phone numbers. A short while passed before they made contact again, and when they did it was so so nice!
Short and sweet-The End. I’m hoping the short stories will morph into full-length stories. I liked the shorts stories enough to rate them 4.7 stars. I’m going to keep my eyes on this author for future novels. Bravo Ms. Fel.
This was the second story by B. Fel in this series. I enjoyed her first story, and she’s proven her skills with yet another very good story for readers to grasp, read, and enjoy. This was a short collection, so this review will hopefully be equally as short as not to give away too much of the stories goodness. In each story, readers will meet some very interesting women. I adored the connecting storyline this time around.
This collection of stories follows an office in a flummoxed place and the team of professionals who worked for the Foxx Agency. Melissa and Dre were co-workers for the agency along with a host of other very unhappy workers. Melissa was a DJ, aside for her work at Foxx, she was happy to be involved in the music scene rather than her real job. When Dre and Mel ran into one another at her DJs job in Atlanta, it was the start of something interesting. Dre had a plan for his life, and he was not willing to make any maneuvers in love or any matter until he could fully execute his plan. His need for planning almost derailed his love life.
The CEO Craig Rand was having some serious problems that were affecting his work. Most of the people he worked with had little or no respect for him. I must admit, either I missed the explanation, or it was stated vaguely, but I never understood the motives or reasons for Craig’s irrational behavior.
The lack of leadership by Craig helped to facilitate the relationship between quite a few co-workers. During a meeting, when Craig asked to have his notes taken by someone, Destin Coleman, the VP of Marketing chose Nyah, the receptionist to fill that role. This was just one example of his unraveling work ethic. Honesty, in this story, there were few if any, good things to say about the CEO.
In a previous encounter, Destin made a connection with Nyah over the phone as a result of calling his girlfriends number and reaching Nyah instead. Their constant texting and communication became their norm. This would become a nice segue into what would develop for them.
In the meanwhile, the office gossip was in full throttle. Dre would soon leave Foxx for a new firm, and his role in Mel’s life had changed. Other office politics was also having an impact on more than one office relationship. Perry and his girlfriend Zara were having issues because of her connection with Craig. Zara’a disdain made it nearly impossible for her to deal with Perry working for such a vile man. You’ll discover her reason’s as you dig into the story more.
Then there was Vanessa, the woman who’d been passed over for the job as CEO for Craig, only to get the call to come rescue the agency from the gates of ruin. Vanessa also had a connection within the company she was not aware of at the time of her interview with Foxx. Jalen and Vanessa’s relationship was revealed at the end of the story, so we did not get the chance to delve into their story deeper. Maybe Ms. Fel will write a story for each couple and give us more details about the group of characters. Oh well, that’s this reviewer’s wishful thinking. This was a very nice read 4.85 Stars…