You can never be too thin
After six years of a relationship going nowhere, Jett has moved away to start over. Maybe his new neighbour David can help distract him from the ache left by his ex’s absence.
David, on the other hand, has a whole root cellar full of lovers. He doesn’t need another one. And no matter what treats Jett offers, David knows nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
NOTE: story contains sex acts between male adults, kidnapping and imprisonment and forced starvation.
The knot that had replaced the butterflies in his stomach made it hard to smile as he neared the neighbouring house. So typical of Josh. Jett had managed to forget about him for a few hours, had been excited about baking for the neighbour, and now all he wanted was to run back and fetch his phone so he could talk to his partner. His former partner, he reminded himself.
He tried to shut down his brain as he gazed up at the house. In the dark it almost looked like his, the white façade spooky in the moonlight, but still hauntingly beautiful. He shivered. He was being silly; this was the kind of house he’d always wanted. The fact that it was dark outside didn’t change that. It would’ve been better if Josh had wanted it too, but he hadn’t, and now here Jett was—in front of another man’s house.
With a deep breath, he raised his hand to knock on the door, but then he hesitated. Not a single lamp was lit. Maybe he wasn’t home. Jett listened. The wind rustled in the trees, and he thought he heard a soft clinking noise from the garden. Maybe he’s out working on something. Jett had seen some kind of garage on the side of the house, maybe it was a workshop of some kind.
He started to walk around the house. An owl hooted in the dark, making Jett flinch. He hesitated. He’d never been afraid of the dark, not really, but it was very dark. Raising his head and squaring his shoulders, he started walking, the gravel crunching beneath his feet. It’s just a few metres in the dark.
“Where are you going?”
Startled by the harsh voice, Jett whirled around and almost dropped the bowl of whipped cream.
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“Deliciously spooky, with unexpected twists and turns, Deadly Sugar is bound to leave you wondering just how skinny the author’s family really is.” – Goodreads Reviewer Kristan (Full Review)
For some oddball reason, I was expecting a funny Halloween campfire ghost story that kept you on the edge of your seat until someone says “Boo” and you realize it was all a game. Well, someone said Boo alright, but there was no game and the ending was mind boggling. – The Blogger Girls (Full Review)
I can’t give away the ending but it totally shocked me. In fact it reminds me of Richard Laymon, a classic horror writer. – Prism Book Alliance (Full Review)
The absolute best thing about this story, for me, was the ending. It was so completely unexpected and I was so surprised that I actually laughed for a moment. – Love Bytes Book Reviews (Full Review)
Oh my gosh! This story is so creepy. That twist at the end is so not what I expected. This story had me on the edge of my seat as I read. – Molly Lolly (Full Review)