Vanilla Steamer (Bold Brew #4) by Crystal Lacy
Our barista likes some spice in his vanilla—and it turns out the customer he’s crushing on might as well.
Vann enjoys his barista job. He enjoys it even more when Landon becomes an early morning regular. Vann can't resist flirting with the quiet doctor, even though he’s about eighty percent sure Landon is vanilla. That other twenty percent keeps him pushing at Landon’s buttons every time he comes in.
Things such as rope and impact play have never been on Landon’s radar. That changes after he develops an unrelenting crush on the barista who works at the local coffee shop. When he spends more time with Vann, Landon begins to realize his desires are anything but vanilla.
As the two explore Landon’s limits together, shadows of the past materialize to test them. Can Vann and Landon meet those challenges and strengthen their new relationship?
Vanilla Steamer is a stand-alone novel in the multi-author Bold Brew shared universe centered around an inclusive coffee shop set in a fictional small city. Each steaming hot coffee shop romance can be enjoyed alone, but collect all ten for the most fun! This steamy 53,000 word story has themes of new explorations and hurt/comfort, and is relatively low-angst, with a much-deserved happy ending.
"Well done," I told him.
He nodded, mouth falling slightly open and eyes heating up even further. "Thank you."
“I’m going to want to enjoy this slowly,” I said, smiling wickedly against the rim of the cup. “Tell me, Landon. How are your knees?”
The question seemed to confuse him for a split second before my intention dawned on him, and he flushed further, making a noise deep in his throat. “They’re fine. I like to run, so I try to keep them in good shape. I—It wouldn’t be a hardship to use them.”
“Good.” I pushed my chair back and to the side and spread my legs. I could see Landon’s eyes hone in on the bulge in my jeans. “Go get something to put under them, anyway, and come back here." I nodded to the floor in front of me, between my spread thighs. "Be quick.”
He practically sprinted into the bedroom, returning with a small pillow which he placed carefully onto the floor between my feet. Then he sank to his knees and looked up at me, eyes pleading for more direction.
Low angst and high heat is what Crystal Lacy delivers in Vanilla Steamer, the fourth standalone book in the Bold Brew Series.
I am new to Crystal Lacy's work and if this book is any indication on what she normally writes I will definitely be reading more of her books. I knew going in this would be a MM Romance with some kink, I just didn't know what type or how much kink would be involved. What I loved is that Landon is new to the kink world but he was like a fish to water and soaked everything up and wanted more of it.
If you read Puppuccino you met Vann because he is Charlie's best friend and that was Charlie's story. I was super excited to read about Vann because there was one part of Charlie's story that really intrigued me about the guy and we get to know so much more about him and his woodworking skills in Vanilla Steamer.
The instant Landon walked into Bold Brew he knew Vann was someone he wanted to get to know better. What he hadn't expected was to dive into a world he only heard about. The chemistry was amazing but what was even better was the trust between Vann and Landon. This story was sweet and extremely sexy.
I would recommend this story to anyone that enjoys MM Romances, BDSM Romance, or anyone that is looking for a great quick read that includes a vanilla guy that dips his foot into the kink world.