So. I was woefully unprepared for the content of this anthology, and there’s a good chance that you might be too. The blurb indicates that it’s filled with “sweet and sexy romance novellas” that will get you in the fall spirit. Well, the first one definitely will. But after that, this anthology kicks the steam – and the kink – into high gear, with several stories that have exactly zero sweetness to them. Don’t get me wrong, these are skilled authors who know how to write a tantalizing story… but tonally, they do not match the promise of the blurb AT ALL.
These are all original short stories from a variety of authors. I love a few of them and have been meaning to try several others, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to sample their work. And it was… though I probably won’t be reading more. That is one of the great things about anthologies – you’re introduced to the work of authors who are new to you. These short stories will tell you everything you need to know about their writing style, and that will either garner you some new favorites, or cross a few off your list.
I’m having a lot of trouble rating this one, not just because each of the stories is different, but also because it just doesn’t match the blurb (or that beautifully sexy cover). I liked Winters’ story a lot, I was looking forward to Quinn’s and it really let me down, and several others were so focused on the kink that I wanted nothing to do with them. Please be aware that some of these stories include very unconventional relationships, controversial acts, situations some might find triggering, and plenty of forbidden deeds. That’s not something I personally want to read, nor is it what you’d expect from an anthology that describes itself as “sweet and sexy.” I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a review, but I can’t honestly say that this worked for me.
Before the school bell rang on September 1st, we were already falling in love.
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