Sharon isn’t sure she can move on once the divorce papers are signed until the cocky stranger with an umbrella saves her.
A little about Sherry first:
Sherry lives on Red Bull and sarcasm in a small town in Texas with her hermaphroditic cat named, Hermy. As a single mother, she put herself through college and worked as a Radiologic Technologist for almost twenty years before she gave it all up to be a bum. In her Champaign wishes and caviar dreams, she spends all of her time writing the next best romance novel to hit the market. Check out her blog, it’s dedicated to helping writers with how-to articles and awesome research links.
Pascale Kavanagh’s Review: 5-Stars
The Cocky Stranger is like popping a delicious morsel into your mouth and finding out it’s also delightfully spicy. This story is a quick, fun, and sexy romp following a woman from a low moment to complete redemption. A risky move with a hot stranger in an alley ends up catalyzing a series of shifts that turns her life around.
I loved the brisk pace, the crisp writing, and the heat. Great read!
Terence Vickers’ Review: 4.9-Stars
Newly divorced Sharon’s life goes through some drastic changes, not the least of which is falling in lust with a much younger man. I am quite impressed with the characters in this short lusty novelette. The dialogue is especially well written, the tone of the conversations changing depending on who she is talking to, very realistic.
Lifelike characters drive this story home in such a delightful way that the story would probably stand up well even without the sex scenes, which are well done without going overboard with the details. I myself am not a big fan of erotica but this delightful short story is written so well it could stand on its own, the point of the story being not entirely about lust and titillation, rather the character development and life after divorce theme are what really drive this story.
Short stories are difficult to write because to write a short story you have to cram so much story into so few words. Sherry has done an excellent job of doing just that.
Diane Andersen’s Review: 5-Stars
Anyone within the indie writing community, particularly fans of romance, may recognize this title as a jab at an incident a few years ago involving the attempted trademarking of the term “cocky”. The backlash to one author’s outlandish assumption that she could, in fact, prevent any other writer from using the word “cocky” in a book title sent reverberations across the entire publishing industry. Soon an entire cottage industry of “cocky” books hit the shelves and are still being written.
This particular version, by our own Sherry Terry, was a delight to read. Indeed, the “cocky” stranger in this tale is quite the brazen gentleman our heroine, Sharon, a recently divorced middle-aged woman, happens upon as she steps out of her lawyer’s office an emotional wreck, having just signed away her marriage for good. An offer to share an umbrella, during a rainstorm, leads to a spontaneous and titillating moment of passion that Sharon chalks off as “revenge sex” to help her heal and move forward. But Trent, the 28-year-old is far too “cocky” with what he wants and will have none of her slipping away into obscurity. Instead, he pursues her relentlessly until she agrees to at least have dinner with him. From there the romance blossoms, despite their age difference and directions in life.
As in all erotica romances, there’s plenty of heady scenes and a guaranteed happily ever after. Still, the ending is as satisfying as the provocative beginning and every word worth savoring along the way. The only flaw in the story was its length. It simply wasn’t long enough and deserves a sequel to keep the momentum and passion going between these two. Fortunately, there is an added bonus in a sneak peek of Voyeur in the Mist to tantalize the palate for more of Ms. Terry’s writing.
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