Anthology Average is 3 stars out of 5
1. Wolf’s Law by Cheyenne McCray. Okay story about a werewolf coming upon a woman sold into slavery and falling in love/lust. 3 stars.
2. Scarlet Sweet by Anya Bast. The fae separate to separate planets and find themselves in dire straights. One has the potential to be "embraced" which makes her something more and maybe finding someone more. Good story. 3 stars.
3. Writers Unblocked by Diana Hunter. A couple who have been married for two years finally come clean about what floats their boat. 3 stars.
3. Looking Forward by Mary Wine. Colonists come to a planet and one of the women becomes an unwanted widow until the planet's inhabitants get a look at her. Good story. 3-1/2 stars.
4. Raptor's Prey by Delilah Devlin. He's part of a dream but he's not. They have sex in these dreams but she's not sure if it's real because he ended one talk with a really cryptic remark. And what's up with the hawk? 2-1/2 stars.
5. Voyeurs Overexposed by Sherri L. King. People living under Earth's crust fight evil and try to stop humans from finding out. One of the Shikar meets a photographer who took pictures of a battle. Why they sent this girl, I have no idea. Okay story. 3 stars.
Gosh, I really wanted to like this book more than I did. It pretty much is a story of a spoiled girl who falls for the farmer. There's some small space travel thrown in to make it sci-fi but it's pretty much a western romance. I kept waiting for this book to just grab me but it didn't - just kind of lightly patted me on the shoulder. Disappointed.
One of my favorite all times quotes and my favorite quote of this whole series is: “One corner of his mouth crooked up, then the quirk vanished in a thoughtful pursing of his lips. "He's bisexual, you know." He took a delicate sip of his wine.
"Was bisexual," she corrected absently, looking fondly across the room. "Now he's monogamous."
Vordarian choked, sputtering.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar
So, now I'm very, very [depressed (hide spoiler)]. I am literally [sick to my stomach. Not from the homosexual aspect (which I could care less about) but from the not monogamous aspect. (hide spoiler)]
Why or why would you take one of the best relationships in fiction and change it so irrevocably? The author must have known there would be a backlash especially with the quote above in the beginning of this entire series. The relationship that develops in this book would not have been hurt by redefining this added person differently in my opinion and would have made this a great book in the series because if I could have got beyond this revelation, I would have liked this book a lot more - probably a 5 star. But you can't changed something so fundamental and expect your fans to not be upset, well as least you can't expect this fan to not be upset.
Who would think I'd start getting bored with sex scenes? Not me but I have to say that I started skimming all those parts because it's the same scene, different partners. My likes go in phases, so I guess I'm starting to be done with sexually explicit romance. :(
The story itself was predictable. There's a conflict that happens, they catch the villain but don't question him which seems stupid to me but whatever. I probably won't read anymore of this series.