F.B. (you’ll have to read the book to find out what the letters stand for) detested Starbucks for the smell. He had been caffeine free for 12 months but the aroma of fresh perked coffee still made him salivate like Pavlov’s dog. Ex-Marines did not tremble because they were within sniffing distance of a tall low fat latte.
The only reason F.B. was in Starbucks was to meet his date, Matt, who was so hot he would have agreed to meet him stark naked in the middle of Times Square. They had met in the supermarket or as FB described it “during routine shopping manoeuvres” among the fruits and vegetables and he had helped Matt choose a melon even though he was bullshitting all the way about his expertise. But when he left the supermarket he had Matt’s phone number which he made use of right away.
After the usual first date ritual of exchanging information about jobs etc., he told Matt the names of his 4 Doberman dogs which I can’t repeat here (see above comment about the rating of this blog) and he was laughing so hard and having so much fun he had to use the “head”. Just as he finished, Matt appears in the bathroom to tell him that he had ordered decaf for him, all the while checking out F.B’s vital statistics. In seconds Matt was positioned to receive the ball in his role of catcher. A few minutes later he got acquainted with F.B’s Semper Fi tattoo as they got naked.
Their first date was a hell of an adventure, both men commenting that they never knew Starbucks could be so much fun as they made plans for dinner at a location that had a really nice bathroom.
Caffeine for a Marine is a terrific romp. This free read by Kiernan Kelly is the bomb and is really, really hot. It’s also funny. This review is almost as long as the story which was a lot of fun with some of the best narrative and dialog I have read in a while. I wish that some of the books I bought were half as good. Get Caffeine for a Marine today.