"Well-composed vignettes with just enough setup provide a little inspiration for the reader who is hopping into bed alone, or for lovers reading aloud to one another to kick off a night together."
"These tales of sweet sexiness depict a wonderful range of encounters."
"Perfect for an afternoon delight, these are bite-size short stories, with several coming from the genre’s best-known writers."
Retail Me Not
"The bite size stories make for a fun pleasurable bedtime story foreplay for kinky readers to get into the mood."
La Crimson Femme
"The stories are a great length for sharing with a partner as an aperitif to some sexy fun. One or two and you’ll be ready and raring to go!"
Cara Sutra, reviewed by Victoria Blisse
"This collection of 38 short and sweet stories will both light your heart up and light it on fire."
Books a la Mode
"xoxo: Sweet and Sexy Romance is another fantastic anthology from Cleis Press. Thirty-eight contributions promise something for everyone: Married couples, friends to lovers, reunited lovers, lesbian couples, May-December, interracial couples, kinky sex, and exhibitionism, just to name a few."
Ms. Romantic Reads
"xoxo is the perfect book to share with that special someone."
"xoxo: Sweet and Sexy Romance is the perfect gift for your lover or even yourself. Packed full of romantic stories with a spicy twist, xoxo is an anthology that’s sure to get you in the mood for a romantic evening."
"If you want to skip past the soap-opera stories and get right to the juicy stuff, then you should probably pick up Best Erotic Romance, the first anthology to offer stories where the sexual and the romantic are entwined. ... All the stories have an optimistic ending that will leave a song in your heart and a smile on your lipsthe passionate, emotional encounters will leave you breathless."
Erotic Readers and Writers Association
"A thought-provoking and entertaining gamut of tales that encompass all stages of romance. A wonderful range of stories that tell erotic tales of new love, the fears accompanying the start of a marriage, pregnancy, stolen moments from child-rearing, the antidote to stagnation in a relationship, the pain of broken dreams and the fear of commitment. A enjoyable reminder that romance and eroticism are synergistic and healthy elements of a relationship."
Night Owl Reviews
"They don't come much more wicked than Kristina Wright." (Erotica
"Kristina is a phenomenal writer... she has the enviable ability to tell a story and simultaneously excite her readers." (Erotica Readers and Writers Association)
"Kristina Wright knows how to spin a yarn that keeps the readercaptivated." (Coffee Time Romance)
"Kristina Wright is a gifted writer... [who] shows her talents to tell a powerful story with deft subtlety." (Erotica Readers and Writers)
"A budding force to be reckoned with." (The Romance Reader)
"She shows how sexy the simple exchange of words can be when in the hands of an accomplished author." (Erotica Readers and Writers Association)
"Kristina Wright delivers taut, breakneck pacing with snappy dialogue." (Book Page)
From the Back Cover
The Ultimate Romance Reader
Sensual, sweet and a little bit spicy, this collection of amorous stories is a romance treasure, filled with fun surprises and unusual twists. Award-winning editor Kristina Wright explains, “I love a good love story, especially when it’s one wrapped up in a sexy red bow. Erotic love, the kind that makes your heart beat faster and does exciting things a bit farther south, is what xoxo is all about.” With over thirty top erotic romance writers, including Sommer Marsden, Kathleen Tudor, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Elizabeth Coldwell, Saskia Walker and Cheyenne Blue, these lustfully literary short stories are meant to tease you and please you. xoxo is a veritable candy sampler of delectable delights and inspired ideas to share at home with your sweetie.