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Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.
Do clothes make the man? Jacob Marks cuts an impressive figure in his tailored suits, but Victor Bayne is another story. Nowadays, Vic does his ghosthunting in off-the-rack blazers, polyester blend slacks and cop shoes with nonskid soles. But back before he was a PsyCop—or even officially psychic—he rocked combat boots and a beat up biker jacket…and lots and lots of punk T-shirts. When he finds a faded tee in the back of a drawer, he’s eager to lob it in the trash. Jacob, however, finds himself waxing sentimental about Vic’s younger, more carefree days.
This steamy 5000-word PsyCop short in Jacob’s voice takes place after PsyCop #6, GhosTV.
How Is it that in a 5000 word short story there can be so many special, highlightable nuggets? I’ll tell you how…it’s Jordan Castillo Price and she’s created a relationship between Jacob and Victor that is battle tested, worn, grown, and beautifully them.
I love established couples. I love the knowing looks, communication without words. I love devotion and commitment. I loved it so much in Spook Squad between Jake & Vic. I love it in this short story.
Getting it from Jacob’s POV is the icing on the cake.
This story all centers around a worn-out, old concert t-shirt that Victor finds in his dresser. He has a brief memory of the night, and Jacob, watching the expression roll over Vic’s face, is curious, aroused, and in love with the thought.
Smexy times ensue (which, damn…that was some good stuff!). But what made this short so wonderful was the familiarity between the two, the unspoken endearment, the domesticity, the lust…the in-between moments…*sigh*…one of my favorite all-time couples. Honestly, there was never gonna be anything wrong with this story for me. :)
This is a smutty little read but if you’re a fan of the series, and particularly of this coupling, it’s a treat and speaks volumes to their relationship. Jacob knows Victor…all his idiosyncrasies…and he loves him for them. And because I love Victor, I love Jacob for loving him. :D (that made sense in my head).