Sunday, December 30, 2018

Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

This is an erotic short, kind of like those that brought Alexa Riley to fame, but unlike most of those types of stories, TIKKA CHANCE ON ME features a Desi protagonist who works in her parents' restaurant and the bad-boy MC member she falls for - only, he has a secret, and she's not as good as everyone thinks. Win/win

I bought this because it was only 99-cents and because I kept seeing it get mentioned on Twitter. I thought the title was great (I'm a huge fan of bad puns, the more cringe-worthy, the better) and as a fan of Indian food myself, I thought the idea of a girl working to help out her parents' in their Indian restaurant seemed really charming. I always like it when heroines have jobs or hobbies that exist outside the sphere of the hero. Everyone needs a hobby, you know.

Trucker is the head of an MC club called the Eagles and Pinky's Indian restaurant is their hangout. Pinky's always sort of had a crush on Trucker, even before he joined the MC, but the idea that he's probably involved in criminal undertakings (she's seen Sons of Anarchy) puts her off. This being a short story, it doesn't put her off for too long and before we, the readers, know it, Trucker and Pinky are doing it dirty in a car.

The writing in this book is good and I know the short story format doesn't really allow for heaps of development, but it was still shallower than I would have liked. I did like the sex scenes, though, and I think it's very important that the heroine was so experienced and assertive in her sexuality, and appreciated the discussions of double-standards and slut-shaming that the author threw in here. Trucker was also more decent than I was expecting: guys, this is the most "woke" motorcycle club guy you're ever going to encounter, although there's a reason why, you'll find out later.

If you're into erotic shorts and don't really care about the hows and whys of a couple getting together to bump uglies (or bump pretties, let's not self-shame ourselves), you'll enjoy the book. I'm not saying that to be mean, some people genuinely just want a cute, short story about a couple having sex. It's fantasy. I get it, even if I'm not a fan of it, and if you're into that, this will work for you. I'm not, so it wasn't really for me, even though I appreciate what the author managed to do.

2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars

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