Fringe Benefits by Michael Lindgren

Author's Description:
The story of Frank, an IT salary slave who reconnects with his high school crush while on assignment. Subsequently, he finds a lot of things, including love, himself, and a way out of the cubicle farm that involves multiple satisfying felonies.
Size: 306 KB ( ~ 58,027 words)
Genre: Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, Safe Sex, Oral Sex, Slow

Review by Andrew Johns   [other reviews by Andrew Johns]

Reviewed: 2006-11-29

In "Fringe Benefits", we get the story of Frank, a 30yr old guy who has reached near burn-out status with his IT job as the email guru. Sent on a trip back to his home town to do an install of a new server, he literally is run into by an old highschool friend, Nicole. Read along as they catch up on life.

The sex in this story was quite hot. It was also laced with sense of urgency between people that really needed the release. The author did a great job in creating that urgency, and the sex scenes glowed because of it.

The story itself is a wonderful romantic tale that shows that you sometimes get what you always wanted, even years later. I found myself really getting into Frank's life, and seeing how things panned out.

Technically, I noticed no flaws while reading this story.

I really enjoyed this story. The characters came to life on my screen, and the author showed a deft touch with dialogue. About the only negative for me was the present tense storytelling, which is something I am not a huge fan of. Even with that, this had me glued to the sceen.

For a first time offering here on SOL, this is an outstanding piece of work, and I highly recommend it to anyone that appreciates good romance with well placed naughty parts!

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10