- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 4, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1507831617
- ISBN-13: 978-1507831618
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,810,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When I saw the submission call for this anthology, a bunch of "accidental" meetings came to mind. I ended up using the backing into a bicyclist angle because I could picture those characters and their problems clearly from the start. Ashlin and Dylan could be any 20-something who feels the pressure to conform to parental expectations or "push through" college before "starting life."
About the Author
If S.L. Hughson doesn't have her nose buried in reading or writing a book, she might be walking in the sunshine or scrapbooking her family's memories. On any given school day, she could be found behind the teacher's desk, substituting in her local middle or high school.
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I did not have that problem with this series of short stories.
Guiding Hearts by Claire Gillian
Gabriel was a drool worthy stay at home kinda of guy. A cook that loved to be creative in the kitchen. A GPS that malfunctioned and an ending without a insta-fix. (I hate that). I was pleased that the romance took it’s time, that being said. The first kiss threw me by surprise. If I wasn’t happily married I’d be begging for that GPS. Begging, on my knee’s while passionately pleading.
Better Latte than Never by Katrina Sizemore
This was a cute little coffee story. There was a bit of heart, a bit of rumbling, a bit of sadness and a bit of love in it. My kinda of story. The ending felt as if it took a bit to get there, but then again, that could have been me. I do like to hurry my endings because really. Endings of usually the best part of the story for me and this one didn’t disappoint.
Dream Architect by S. L. Hughson
Okay. I have to say it. I love Ashlin. The heroine was so smart and practical. I didn’t like Dylan as much. (I don’t have to.. Ashlin does!) He was a bit of a jerk but he grew on me. Their love story was still sweet.
One HOT Angel Jalee Austin
An Angel story. I haven’t read but a handful of angel stories. I liked this one. The main heroine came off as a bit of a selfish chicka though, but she did have her reasons. I wasn’t to sure why Mr. Hottie fell for her, but then again, I don’t have to know do I?
Rock my bones by Wendy Sparrow
I loved the spontaneity of this story. A serious staid Archeologist type guy, the artistic type hot chick. The ending was cute and not predictable. The only problem I really had was that it reminded me of the BONES TV show, which could have been a total me moment and not everyone else.
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to enhance your romantic side then a few stories to give you some pointers. Well maybe you don’t need them but everyone gets sappy on Valentine’s Day and a few good romances are always an added bonus. As with most anthologies you can’t love all the stories but I will let you in on a secret there is something here for everyone.
I really enjoyed the first story Guiding Hearts by Claire Gillian. A playful GPS plays cupid bringing together Jemma and Gabe. Talking to your GPS is something I do all the time. When the GPS decides to go wonky it leads Jemma right to the man whose voice she has been talking to. Fate has once again intervened. Gabe a soldier that is kind of shell shocked falls for Jemma at first sight. The characters were likable for such a short story. This is something that you could actually see happening, well okay the GPS is a little farfetched but you couldn’t help but fall in love with this couple. The GPS added a quirky touch to the story something that we could all relate to.
Dream Architects by S.L. Hughson seemed a little old fashioned to me but yet a fast paced and easy read. Ashlin wasn’t the son in the family architectural business yet she longed to be an amazing architect. In comes Dylan not wanting distractions as he is months away from graduating. In steps fate/cupid with those fleeting glimpses, the knowing that the kiss is coming…the heart pounding… It was a very sweet story of love and dreams.
Better Latte than Never by Karina Sizemore fell a little short for me. Unrequited love is usually a good basis for a story but these characters were flat. They didn’t seem to jump out for me. But, the overall premise was cute. Lovesick boys, no matter what they say, never seem to give up. They find that one girl and no one else measures up to her. But, finally when the time is right things just click. While Hailey tries to find out who sent the flowers Andrew just waits in the background. I wanted to hit Hailey because she couldn’t really have been that dumb.
One Hot Angel by Jaylee Austin was rather a bit much. Revenge to me just doesn’t fit the whole romance on Valentine’s Day theme. And an angel using his powers for lust/sex instead of opting for a little romance to change her mind. Doesn’t seem to be a very good start in a relationship to me…just saying.
I guess you can’t have a group of romance stories without showing that nerds fall in love too, which is what you get with Rock My Bones by Wendy Sparrow. This was a nice story to end the anthology with. The sexual tension was hot from the beginning. It was nice to see that girls can actually go after and get what they want. No fear…works for me.
Overall this was just what the doctor ordered for a snowy afternoon with a foot of snow falling all around. The stories helped to add a little heat to the afternoon. Once in a while we all need something that reads easy and we don’t have to think too much on. Even if the characters didn’t stand out the way you expect them to it wasn’t that bad all in all.
The first short story is by Claire Gillian and is called Guiding Hearts. It is Jemma and Gabriel's story. It is a warmhearted story showing how love can help a person overcome their disability. I really enjoyed this story and found it to be a page turner.
The second-story was by Katrina Sizemore . It was called Better Latte Than Never . This story was Andrew and Hailey's story . This was a story about two friends who become something more . I enjoyed this story very much . Again I found it to be a page turner .
The third story is by SL Hughson. It is called Dream Architect. This is Ashlin and Dylan's story . It is about how to people who work together come to form more than a friendship . I enjoyed this story as well .
The fourth story is by Jaylee Austin and is called One Hot Angel. This was Tiffany and Michael's story. It was very enjoyable short story.
The fifth story is by Wendy Sparrow is called Rock My Bones . This is Jared and Shay's story. This again was another enjoyable short story.
Overall the five stories were very enjoyable . I would recommend this book. I received this book as an ARC.
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