Unless... someone else gets to her first.
I really wanted this to be a full-length story because I think the premise was really great and the whole childhood friends to lovers trope is kind of a weakness to mine, especially if they make a pit stop to enemies land before they become lovers. This kind of read like someone ripped out the sex scene in a full length romance novel and was like, "Here you go!" and while I have no complaints about that given that this is currently free to read, it did feel... lacking.
I think you'll appreciate this short story more if you're already a fan of Anne Stuart's work but it's not a bad introduction to her style and it was pretty steamy for what it was.
3 to 3.5 out of 5 stars