Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn’t help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese’s biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese’s DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he’s ever had.
Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favorite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn’t think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.
Everyone likes to dress up as somebody else sometimes, hence, the popularity of masked balls, and Halloween. There are groups of people who meet on the internet or through clubs to engage in “cosplay,” which is short for “costume play.” The play can be for fun, for scaring people, for sex play or just to forget for a while who you really are.
Zach, a realtor (or estate agent in England, where this story takes place) is wondering what he can get for his live in lover, Reese, a doctor, for her 30th birthday. The candy/flowers/dinner out routine isn’t what he wants for that special day. He has never been into her love of super hero movies, but he figures there must be something to it if she likes it so much. He decides to dress up as her favorite heroes to make love to her. He buys elaborate costumes, changes his hair and demeanor, and surprises her by making love to her not as himself, but as whichever hero he is impersonating.
The simplicity of the story is endearing, because not many men would be so enterprising or bent on doing something so special for his love. For that alone, A Different Kind of Cosplay is worth the time to read, but the lovemaking is also special. Not much plot, or intrigue, no real black moment, or hero or heroine’s journeys, just a sweet little love story from Felthouse, who never fails to entertain.
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