Title: Lobster Box
Author: Cheri Crystal
Review by: Jane Bled, Author and Reviewer, Jane Bled’s Website
Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a big fan of romance, and I have limited knowledge of f/f stories. I usually take my fiction like my coffee–cream, no sugar. However, Cheri Crystal’s Lobster Box, a funny, charming short story about a Jewish lesbian who finds that someone special through her meddling matchmaker, made me think twice about passing up sweet, romantic f/f stories in the future.
Crystal’s witty dialogue, humourous prose, and erotic descriptions had me hooked from start to finish. I fell in love with the endearing narrator Laurie’s realistic take on the lesbian dating scene. The dynamic between the two main characters was compelling, and sexy, and above all, honest. Lobster Box was truly a pleasure to read.
If I were to criticize any point of this story, I would say that the denouement was a little too hurried for my taste. Frankly, I didn’t want to story to end yet! I think Lobster Box has great potential to someday turn into a longer story, as the characters were well-developed, the prose was user-friendly, and above all, the subject matter was interesting. I’m curious to see what Cheri Crystal will come up with next!
Bottom line: even if f/f stories aren’t necessarily your main kink, it would be remiss not to give Crystal’s enchanting Lobster Box a read!