In "Charlie and Clyde", we are treated to a story about a couple of computer experts coming together in a time of need, and making more than a successful business work.
Charlie is actually Charlene, a computer programer that started up a partnership with her ex-boyfriend and quickly got in over her head when said boyfriend leaves. Clyde is the database guru that comes to her rescue and helps fix that side of the equation. Working quietly next to her, they succeed at the first task they have, as well as get more comfortable around each other. As new jobs come up, they deal with growing together.
The sex in the story was good. Clyde is inexperienced but an eager pupil, and Charlie is patient and caring. The early encounters are described in fairly good detail, while the later ones are just blurbs that they did certain things.
The story itself is cute. Most of the speed-bumps they have revolve around surviving their work. The father speed-bump is the only other one they really encounter, and the brief silent/grumpy treatment Clyde is given by Charlie is not given enough time to feel sorry for either of them in this lone relationship stumble. That seemed to be a general theme of the story. The emotional stuff never seemed to be given enough time for you to become deeply attached to the characters. I liked the characters, but I didn't feel this overwhelming need to know what is happening with them.
Technically, the story is pretty darn clean. A double quote here, a minor typo there, and a whole lot of blank space at the end of the story were the only downsides.
Overall, it was a good story, but not a great one. I almost felt as if it was too short, like a Reader's Digest version of a tale. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what was missing, because the complete tale was told. I feel as though there was some meat to that story that just wasn't there, and I'm still feeling hungry.
All in all, I think the story is worth the read.