Scotty can handle the club for one night. It’s Christmas Eve after all, and the auction is for charity. If she saw her ex she could deal with it, she hoped and it wasn’t like she had to bid on anyone. But when she comes back from the bar she finds her best friend had other plans, and now she has a date with a mysterious dominant.
Anderson Stark is a shut-in who hasn't been able to move forward after losing his wife. His best friend convinces him to auction off his Dominate services for charity. Abigail Scott (Scotty) has stayed away from club life after a relationship gone bad. Her roommate/best friend decides it's time for Scotty to move on from her past and bids on Stark unbeknownst to her.
Stark and Scotty are haunted by their pasts and choose to hide in their own way. When brought together they rediscover their kinks in very small baby steps. They both must learn to move past their anxieties to make the relationship work but when one person can't find their footing will their relationship cease?
J.R.Gray packs a lot of punch into this short story. It's got a good mix of kink and resolve! 4 Stars