Title: Her Last Fling
Author: Ava Sterling
Publisher/Year: Red Lace Publishing 7/8/2015
Length: 21 Pages
Susan is nervous. Who wouldn’t be nervous the night before her wedding?
She spends her bachelorette party with her best friend at a male strip club but ends up leaving early. Within minutes, she bumps into the stripper who gyrated over her lap an hour ago. After a glass of wine, she sees her friend walking past–near enough to spot her sharing a drink with a man other than her fiancé.
In an attempt to evade being caught, Susan rushes in the direction of the stripper’s hotel room. Now she must decide between getting a good night’s sleep for her wedding or being tangled in the sheets with her new mystery man.
I always enjoy a good ‘final adventure before my wedding’ story – and that’s what we have here. Susan’s out with her girls for her bachelorette the night before and of course, when she ‘tries’ to be good, things go awry.
There’s always a bit of a sweet element to things when we see that ‘strippers’ have more underneath the hard body to give us a story that’s worthwhile. In this case, we have a guy who’s just moved to Vegas, and needed a job, and that’s how he fell into this as a temporary thing. We learn more of his back story than of Susan’s which is kind of interesting. There’s the added element that our author throws in about how he knows the owner of the hotel who offers to put him up in a room for a bit until he sorts himself out and offers to help him get a job. That makes you wonder what will come next for him once we leave this story.
Where we spend much of the time though in this installment is where Susan is caught off guard by the fact that he’s such a nice guy and that she’s feeling an attraction to him, and while we get a moment of guilt flash through her mind, to me, it doesn’t really seem like it’ll be a big deal to her to ‘cheat’ on her husband the night before. If anything, she seems to have regret that she’s not going to be able to see him again because of her plans and the impending wedding.
As she’s passing through the lobby to go back to her room on the earlier side, her attention is grabbed by this guy who’s sitting at the bar, and well, it’s not just intrigue and a good body that beckons her, it’s the need for excitement too i think.
There’s so much more that comes from this. The need to sneak around because if she’s caught by her friend or fiance then things will go awry. There’s the intrigue about learning more of this guy and seeing what’s possible on the sliy
There’s a slow build up to what’s possible for them, and it’s a bit corny at times but gets us there all the same. There’s the expected banter from a dancer, the naivete of a girl who’s been closed off her whole life. There’s the experience that Susan has with this man and the fact that he’s new, and unknown, and someone that she’s likely never going to see again which makes it that much more passionate and hot to read. All in all a sweet one for sure!
I think that where we are left off at the end of this is really around what the future holds. You are drawn into the guy’s story about how he’s just come to Vegas and I personally would love to see how things play out for him. We also have to wonder what this one night means for Susan and her soon to be husband. Will she tell him what happened or keep the secret and what effect will that have on their relationship? There’s also the question about what her friend will think when Susan finally gets back to the room since we know that part of the reason that she experienced all that she did was because she was trying not to get caught (at least that’s what she’s telling herself). So all in all, a great short story – one that leaves us with more questions than answers, but i think that’s often the trait of a good story. (or tease). Enjoy!