Title: Something Sweet
Author: Megan Derr
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review: Just as the title suggests, this short story is a sweet little bit of fluff that does a great job of engaging the reader in its few pages.
Sherlock took over his grandfather’s candy shop in his small hometown when he inherited after his grandfather’s death. While it wasn’t what he expected for his life, he’s been more than happy to take on the shop and he knows it’s what his grandfather would have wanted. But something has been missing and he hasn’t been able to figure out what it was. When his former high school crush and retired professional football player, Basil Deacon, shows up in his shop shortly before New Year’s, he begins to wonder if that’s what he might be missing. And why is Basil in town? Why is he in his shop? With his fame and money, he could go anywhere, so why would he – of all people – return to their town that has so little to offer? Sherlock is about to find out.
If you’re looking for an erotic story, this isn’t it, but it’s still very enjoyable and will leave a smile on your face. It’s clear that it was a quick edit job as the wrong character’s name pops up in a few places, but it’s not so much that it gets in the way of understanding and enjoying the story.