- File Size: 522 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books (December 2, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 2, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BGDO98E
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,662,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We LOVE New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief Kindle Edition
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
This was a romance anthology but not at all what I expected. There were 11 short stories that spanned all romance genres – paranormal, shapeshifter, gay and lesbian, historical and contemporary amongst others. Included were many genres that I normally would not read or be a fan of, but I have to say they were enjoyable reads even when outside of my comfort zone especially since I would classify most as erotica.
The best part of the book is that having grown up in NY before moving to CT in my late teens I was very familiar with where the stories were set in NY and could identify and see myself in many of the locations – Brooklyn, Times Square, Harlem, the West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, the subways and the NY Public Library to name a few. The least favorite part was that most of the stories ended very abruptly and didn’t leave me with closure.
I liked the premise of the book and the reason behind it especially since I was affected by Hurricane Sandy where I live but not to the extent that NY and NJ were hit. I see this book having a very select market and feel they could have reached more of the population if the book was more vanilla.
Favorite Quote: From: In A City of Eight Million People by Adam Carpenter
And then he was gone, back down into the subway system, ready to head home. As for me, I started walking. Suddenly the snow, the cold, neither bothered me. I was warm from Sean’s kisses, from his touch, from his phone call…
It's hard to pick out just a couple, but I liked the writing style of Returning to My Senses by Karen Taylor. This tells movingly of a girl who abandons her usual dining in Manhattan after September eleventh, choosing instead to take turns with her girlfriend to pick a neighbourhood, sampling Russian food, Egyptian, Indian and the many other cultures of their city and reawakening their numbed senses.
Other tales for broadminded adults include a paranormal vampire romance, a wolf shifter romance (once you have been told at the outset that the book includes paranormals, you're starting each story wondering if this is one) and more traditional boy-meets-girl stories. And I enjoyed the style of a boy meets boy story by Adam Carpenter, In A City of Eight Million People, which brings two young people together and then separates them, potentially lost among such a crowd.
This is a short collection, edited by Trinity Blacio and Lori Perkins, and could be read by dipping in on the subway or over lunch break.