Author: Diana Jean
Length: Nap-sized Dream (41 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Agoraphobic Lucas Davidson spends his days watching people from his window, taking detailed notes of what he thinks their lives are like. Occasionally he’ll go downstairs to the Da Vinci Café and fulfil his quota for human contact. That’s where part-time clerk Jeremy Roberts meets him. Lucas intrigues him, so Jeremy coerces him into attending a Christmas Eve party, and one night of fun turns in to a morning of choices. Can Lucas accept the colorful world Jeremy shows him, or do his introverted issues run too deep for anyone to help him?
Review: At the beginning of this story, Lucas reminded me a bit of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. I say this because he didn’t mind being alone and some of the sarcastic things he said sounded like something Sheldon would say. That is where the similarities end. Three years ago, after having graduated college and only finding dead-end jobs, Lucas turned into himself and had no will or want to even get out of bed.
Lucas sits at his window, day after day watching the people on the street go into and out of the store across from his apartment. Jeremy works below at the Café and lives across the hall from Lucas. Jeremy is a photography student and loves to photograph people and things. He also has a huge crush on Lucas. Not that Lucas would know that…..until the night he was “kidnapped” by Jeremy and brought to his Christmas Party. A slightly tipsy girl told Lucas that Jeremy thought he was pretty and wanted to photograph him.
I won’t tell you more of this but I will say that Jeremy is exactly what Lucas needs. He is awesome for him and I am very happy they met and that I got to read their short story.