Engaging dialogue between very interesting characters kept me reading this non-stop. It was obvious to everybody, except for Aaron and Jake, that they should be more than just friends. Their unusual employer/employee relationship made it even more interesting. I also loved their friend Alyson who they managed to frustrate to no end.
Aaron has no idea what he’s walking into when he shows up to pose for a famous—and famously bad-tempered—photographer. He certainly doesn’t expect to end up working as Jake’s assistant for five frustrating, thrilling, and crazy years instead of in front of the camera.
It all works until Jake realizes Aaron has become the focus of his life, a life that’s threatened when Aaron actually leaves him to start a relationship with someone else. Though it breaks his heart, Jake realizes he has to set his beloved muse free to have any chance of winning Aaron back.
Reprint: This short story was originally published in the Dreamspinner Press anthology Size Still Matters.