JasperLuver48's Rec of the Week: 5/30 - 6/5

June 01, 2011

Hard by SingleStrand
Review by JasperLuver48

Rating: M
Genre: Humor/Romance, AH
Characters: Edward

Summary: Lonely in a new town, Edward is searching for something. He finds what he least expected in a coffee shop– Jasper and Riley. But will Garrett change it all? E/J/R 3some AH Slash

Hard is a beautiful slash story that was originally written for the Dirty Talking Jasper contest where it won for Judge’s Choice (Good choice Judges!). The author decided to continue it and it made everyone happy who had begged for it to be continued after the contest.

It’s the story of Edward’s journey in a new town. He’s lonely and finds himself ‘hard’ a lot. He goes into this coffee shop a lot and flirts with two of the baristas that work there. It turns out that Jasper and Riley are a couple but like to bring a third party into their relationship and Edward was a perfect fit for them.
Bring on the threesome smut and boy is it smuttastic! Edward loves the attention and finally feels like he’s found a place for himself in his new college town.

Enter Garrett… a beautiful boy who catches Edward’s attention on the basketball court when he goes to shoot hoops with Jasper, Riley, and some of their friends.

Garrett proves to be a good friend and the attraction that Edward feels toward him seems to be mutual. The problem is that he still really enjoys being a third party to Jasper and Riley. He can’t seem to resist their advances and who can blame him right?

As Edward and Garrett’s friendship progresses, he begins to feel guilty about what he’s doing with Jasper and Riley but isn’t sure it’s considered cheating since he’s not officially dating Garrett so he’s got himself a dilemma.

We’re just getting through the big drama and even though all of these boys still have a lot of stuff to work through, I’m hoping like hell for a happy ending for everyone! I really am rooting for a possible four-some with lots of licking, sucking, biting, and fucking! (You hearing this, SingleStrand? Can we please make this happen? *begs*)

Now, can we talk about SingleStrand for a second? OMG… I will take every chance I get to fangirl over her! I love this woman! She’s a fantastic author, who writes terrific smut, and the fact that Riley makes an appearance in more than one of her fics makes me love her forever.

For those of you non-slash lovers, she’s also written a story called Dirty Words that you will love. It’s an E/B office fic that incorporates Words with Friends in the most creative way!

She has a way with words that draws you into her characters and makes you feel for them. It makes you want them to get their ‘Happily Ever After’ and you are rooting for them the entire time.

In Hard, when Edward is going through his dilemma and not knowing what it going on, you can’t help but wish that he wasn’t hurting and sad. You want him to be happy and to me, that is the sign of a great author. When you evoke emotion from your readers: make them happy, make them angry, or even make them cry, it shows that you have created characters that your readers can connect with on a personal level and that, my friends, is a sign of true success!

So take a chance on this fic, even if you aren’t normally a slash lover. It’s truly a story of self-discovery and a beautiful one at that!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this fic and love this author as much as I do!


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