Love is... A charity anthology of 40 short stories of love & romanceAll proceeds to benefit Reach Out and Read
Hey, book buddies! I couldn't resist this beautiful opportunity. A bundle of romance stories whose benefits go to charity? A good cause and stories to read to boost. Not to be missed!
MY OPINON OF LOVE IS...
Cravings are a woman's domain. That's why we are so drawn to a box of chocolates. There's something irresistible about an assortment of morsels that will delight the palate for a short but intense moment.
With this bundle of novellas, we have the chance to pick the perfect candy for any crave we might want to indulge. So I had to pick a few to read and let the rest simmer for lazy summer nights.
I never thought that flogging and submission could be labeled as sweet and romantic, but it is definitely that in Picture Her Loved, Bayou Bound.
Do you fancy something mysterious and playful? I liked Once Upon a SEAL, Sugar Falls, very much because I felt very curious about Sebastian. I wanted to know why he was a reclusive. It was very sweet to see the delivery girl work her magic on him and coax him out of his hole with her smart honesty. When they finally see each other face to face, it gets wonderfully hot!
Hidden Attraction is about a couple's second chance at love. She wants a husband for life, he's afraid he's not enough for her. It was really beautiful how they realized they're meant to be together. And it was acutely hot too.
A wonderfully romantic and exotic tale is to be found in Gibran: Return of the Rebel Sheikh. First Date was incredibly original, intense and erotic. A creepy guy who's not really stable and stalks his pretty neighbour. Eventually, she learns that he's an ex-military with issues bur needs love, trust and happiness that only she can bring him. The result is cut, deliciously scary and unpredictably romantic.
Other favourites of mine are Dayna Hart's Lessons Learned, full of adventure and passionate lovemaking. Two in Hand, by Elise Logan, an alien ménage with winged male hotties, rescue operations, action and paranormal visions. Very nice indeed.
The choices are endless and the stories cater to all inclinations. Whether you prefer a certain genre, or just a little intimacy and lots of romance or the other way around.
The layout of this bundle is so functional and well-thought out. All the novellas are sorted by genre: contemporary, fantasy, regency. Besides, they are labeled by heat which allows the reader not only to choose genre and theme thanks to the short synopsis that precedes every novella, but also decide the level of hotness one is ready to tackle in a given moment. That was very helpful for me.
...forty stories of first loves, friends to lovers, and the heat of the moment.
Join forty authors, including multiple New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, as they take you on a romantic ride through time and space.
From the dazzling ballrooms of Regency historical romance to contemporary love, from sweet n' dreamy to kinky n' steamy, to the wide open frontier of science fiction romance and magical worlds of far away fantasy realms, sample the best that romance has to offer! Every short story is the perfect candy-sized nugget to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night.
All proceeds from this anthology go to support the Reach Out and Read, an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Authors included in this anthology: S.M. Butler, Kate Pearce, Marie Hall, Zoe York, Kat Cantrell, Sidney Bristol, Cassandra Curtis & Rachel Wilder, Keri Ford, Sadie Haller, Crystal Jordan, Jennifer Lewis, Molly McLain, Mima, Natasha Moore, A. Catherine , Elle Rush, Jessica Stone, Holley Trent, A.J. Vale, Elle Wylder, Clarice Wynter, Sabrina Darby, Bonnie Dee, Jennifer Haymore, Vivienne Westlake, Elianne Adams, Melisse Aires, Mahlee Ashwynne, Sophie Avett, Jennifer Blackstream, Sela Carsen, Cate Dean, Grace Draven, Hailey Edwards, Dayna Hart, Elise Logan, Lyra Marlowe, Tina Moss & Yelena Casale, Cate Rowan, and Faye Hunter.
The Love is... anthology features 40 authors from the Romance Divas writing community. Some contributors are NYT and USA Today bestsellers. Others have their first published story in this collection. All share a love of romance, a strong spirit of collaboration and a keen interest in promoting reading at all ages. We are proud to support the literacy charity, Reach Out and Read, with the proceeds of this anthology.