This anthology is crammed with a lot of great reads. While I haven’t gotten through all of them just yet, I really enjoyed the ones I read. Highly worth the purchase.
-Dark Sky by Katalina Leon - 3.5 Stars
Severin was Avery’s brother’s best friend and the only one for Avery when she was coming of age. Unfortunately he had never looked at her THAT way. Now 8 years later, he’s been through a lot but he realizes that Avery just might be what he needs.
This was a decent read. It was a nice full story. The characters were well put together. The only problem I really had was that, after 8 years and a lot of drama, both characters were very crazy about each other pretty quickly.
-Smoking Holt by Sabrina York - 5 Stars
Bella’s life is hitting bottom. She escapes to a vacation home she and her friends own a few days early to drink away her sorrows. She doesn’t expect Holt to show up early and she DEFINITELY doesn’t expect him to kiss her.
WOW. This story was smoking hot!! I’ve read several stories from this author and every story I read seems to take on a different style, making the characters and stories unique and enjoyable. I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend.
-Sodom and the Phoenix by Ann Mayburn
Tanwen and Master Adam
-Operation Burlesque by Michelle Fox - 5 Stars
Ruby Palmer fell in love with clothing design when she was a little girl. She just didn’t imagine ti would take her to the big top one day, literally. When a fantasy night with the circus magician, Blake Cannon, finally comes true, she has no idea how in danger she’s become.
This was a quirky and fast paced story that had everything in it. I loved Ruby’s character. I felt bad for everything she went through to survive. Blake’s character was also great. I really liked some of the side characters as well. I highly recommend.
-Under The Lights by Rebecca Royce-4 Stars
Teirney is a stage manager for a Broadway play. She’s seriously attracted to Ian, the Hollywood star currently running a special engagement in the show, but feels she isn’t the type to garner any kind of attention. After he takes a week vacation, he seems to have decided to turn his full attention towards her.Teirney has no idea how committed he is or why he’d even want to be with her. Ian is out to prove to her just how committed.
This was a quick read, but the author does a great job with giving a pretty good story and enough detail to add character to her characters. Teirney is pretty much a loner. she loves her job and is comfortable sitting in the background while making sure big productions go off without a hitch. I found myself relating to her, not to mention her reaction after her and Ian’s first time together. I liked Ian a lot. He was at a point that he knew what he was ready for in life and was determined to get it. I liked that the author didn’t make him rogish just because he was a successful actor. His dedication to doing everything he could for Teirney to bring her out of her shell (including a lot of reading:)) made him instantly likable.
This was another great book by a great author. I recommend it for anyone that likes a quick, hot contemporary.
**I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review