I received an arc from Netgalley. Lots of Great short stories with a lot of variety. If something is not to your taste it is easy to skip right to the next one.
4 <b> Quickie </b>
this is a collection of very quick 1-2 chapters and the dirty bits. Think of this like little naughty scenes by a ton of authors so you can see if you want to pick up a full length novel from one of them. I walked into this knowing one author and left with a ton to look into. The scenes are all types of scenes from voyeur to BDSM to normal coupling and more. there is a naughty story for everyone in this . yummm
I was in the mood for something different and have not read this genre in awhile... I got through about a 1/3 of the book and couldn't finish it... If this is the best, not sure what the worst would be.. Sorry, just very disappointing and not "finighable"
Whew! Something for everyone;-) I really enjoyed the variety of erotica in this book, some of which you could consider very risqué. A couple I was less keen on but overall excellent and I would highly recommend. I’ll be checking out some of the other work from these authors.
This is one of the most amazing erotic books full of romance and strange encounters. It’ll leave you wanting more as you venture through one night stands of passion, rebounds and romantic gestures. This series is the best yet!
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a fun way to spend an afternoon. I made myself a bubble bath and poured a glass of wine. It was a great way to enjoy this kind of anthology.
I don't always pick these kind of novels up, I will admit that it can feel naughty to purchase a novel with Erotica in the title, but I am a grown up and damn it, it sure can be fun! also, I usually don't like my stories to be so short, because to is difficult to get a feel for the characters that quickly. However, with erotica, you aren't really in it for character development.
My favorite was Take the Shot by Mica Kennedy. it was a thrill and I like the characters even in such a short story. It gave me some tingly feelings and I just flew threw it.
I am so glad I was willing to give this a read and I think you will be too if you give it a go.
*This was a free copy provided by NetGalley. all opinions are my own.*
This is an excellent anthology. I enjoyed the wide variety of stories. There were several new to me authors, and I will definitely be looking up their other titles after reading their work here. Very sexy and fun to read. I could read just a story or two when I had the time, or dive in and spend longer. A great book to have for the Kindle. I even read one story while standing in line!
This was the first of these volumes that I have read, and I found it to be very interesting. I appreciated the themes of ‘outsiders’ and ‘risk.’ I thought that some of the short stories were more successful in highlighting this than others. “Words with Benefits” by Tamara Lush was one of my favorites. I did not care for “Aftershock” by Jo Henny Wolf. In addition, some of the erotica scenes were much hotter than others. All of that is to be expected in an anthology, and this is one is mostly successful. I will definitely be looking for the next volume. Thank you to NetGalley, Cleis Press, and the editor for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Stories collected in this book ain't exactly "D.H. Lawrence of the 21st century", but most of them serves their purpose, i.e. - they are well written, bold and pretty damn hot; which means they can be, for example, a nice introduction to a feisty evening with your lover/spouse. If that's what you're looking for, you sure won't be disappointed.
A fantastic collection of erotic shorts by authors familiar and new to me. The stories offer a wealth of of different types of kinks, partnerings, and characters, and is incredibly diverse.
This is a great collection of stories. They’re all sexy in their own right and there’s definitely something for everyone. There are even stories that you wouldn’t think could be sot hot, but the authors knocked it out of the park.
Kind of like reading the "good parts" of a dozen romance novels, all in a row. Interesting and varied takes on the theme of outsiders. Some are better than others, but several made me wish there was a whole novel to read because the characters introduced were so interesting. Others not so much.
BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA provides a lot of stories but unfortunately they are all very similar: a contemporary woman does something a vanilla person would consider a tad daring and feels good about it. There is no real plot to speak of. And some people think that is par for the course with erotica or short stories, but girl I read about a dozen erotica anthologies a year and most of them manage to have both stories and sex, in fact lots of rather more adventurous sex with sometimes unexpected consequences. Whatever criteria these stories were selected according to I would respectfully request the editors raise the standard and broaden the scope. It is pretty rare that competently written erotica bores me, but this was a snooze-fest. Or perhaps there is a strong readership for these anthologies that does not read a lot of erotica and is very happy with these brief scenarios as a glimpse into the world they don’t want to venture any further into.
A good selection of easy reading short stories. Easy to pick up and put down. The stories were not outstanding but pleasant enough to read as a bit of entertainment before bed. Thank You
Another wonderful anthology of steamy stories! Great fun and perfect for reading before bed - the short stories can be finished before you nod off - no scrambling to find your page.
Hot smoking stories. Good way to try out different authors writing. Overall I liked a majority of them.
Pretty tame read with a couple decent stories. Nothing groundbreaking here. And definitely not worth paying for vice a Google search. But thanks for the advance copy.
4 Stars- Any type of interest will be covered by all the top writers. There is something for everyone.