Cinnamon and Chocolate

Author: Cuthalion

Nominator: SurgicalSteel

2008 Award Category: Genres: Romance

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: Mature  ✧  Reason for Rating: Explicit, erotic content

Summary: This is the tale about the blessings of spice, pastry baking and love, set in the timeline of the epic "Before I go to sleep"-universe. When Lily Proudfoot passes Bag End after a long forenoon without breakfast, a heavenly scent lures her over the doorstep, followed by a delicious meal, some shameless fluff and the generous misuse of icing...

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Reviewed by: NeumeIndil  ✧  Score: 6

This one always makes me hungry! In *at least* one sense of the word. *giggle* I think the playfulness between the two of them, like over the icing bowl, is what makes this so delightful. They never, even in very heated or passionate moments, misplace that humor. And also, too, you touch here on how love, or at least contentment, can be contagious with the second batch of cinnamon rolls made in the Shire that day. I don't think I've ever said this either, but thank you for not working too hard at making it 'hobbity'. The subtle way you do it: focusing on food, on simple joys, on surroundings, are far better story telling in my mind than too many references to tantalizingly curly foot hair. :) You invoke the spirit of simplicity that I like about Tolkien's hobbits, even when they're doing things that Tolkien himself would almost definitely *not* have written about!

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 5

I've been teased by how much I love "Hobbit-porn," but I do find myself loving the Frodo-finds-a-love stories about, although I've never quite written one of these myself. And this is one of the best and most erotic. To find my beloved Frodo is also an expert lover is--well, delightful, delightful and rather exciting; and I find myself rather wishing I could find my way to the Hill and see the light shining there for me. Icing, chocolate, cinnamon--and Frodo Baggins's love. Lily Proudfoot has it all! Now, if I could bring all this to Aragorn.... Heh!

Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel  ✧  Score: 4

This is a delightfully erotic tale in the author's 'Before I Go to Sleep' universe, which involves romance between Frodo Baggins and Lily Proudfoot, the midwife of Hobbiton. Lily drops by Bag End while Frodo is busy baking cinnamon rolls in the kitchen. The action which follows is hot, and not only because the oven is working. The author has a marvellous way of writing sex scenes which make them seem REAL rather than the pretty images of Hollywood movies. An absoultely wonderful read - perfect for a cold night.

Reviewed by: nancylea  ✧  Score: 1

we need to bury this title; my family thinks its my special combo!