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There were many interesting stories here, but the most delightful was the one called The Way To A Woman's Heart, by Marie Sterling! It starts off totally randomly talking about penguins invading and krill! I'll leave it up to you to read it to find out what that is all about, but you'll laugh, I promise you. The story is so very delightful and keeps you on the edge of your chair fairly reaching out to help Sarah, as she yearns for Caitlin, who seemingly doesn't even know that her best friend is madly in love with her. Such a poignant, touching, romantic story! I look forward to reading more from Ms. Sterling!
My second favorite was Not Spam Again, a story by Jaye Markham. The story was set in England with the characters being American WACS during WWII. I loved this story because I love the era, because I was in the army myself, because it's set in the UK where I'm from, and greatly because one of the two main characters is named Nan, which reminds me of my Nan, what I call my grandmother. This is a sweet, old-fashioned romantic tale of two girls far from home during wartime that fall in love with each other in a time that it's strictly taboo to be a lesbian.
Highly recommended this one and hopefully Ylva has more collections like this planned for future publication.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
I enjoy anthologies as they give the reader a chance to sample the work of new (or new to me) authors and old favourites. I enjoyed the majority of the dishes offered up and have added more names to my must read lists.
Here are a few of my favourites from this collection;
Not Spam Again by Jaye Markham
The setting is WWII London during the blitz. Markham delivers with a sweet story of awakening and desire between two women in the Women's Army Corps. I loved the tentative first steps and the moments shared between Marty and Nan along with their hopes for the future.
Bunya Bunya by Cheyenne Blue
“I'm going back to country,” Tianna says, “Want to come?”
And so begins a truly memorable short story as Tianna introduces her girlfriend Jenn to her Aboriginal origins in southeast Queensland.
Bunya Bunya has a dreamy, ethereal pace that pulls in the reader. Auntie, Tianna and Jenn become one with the land as the Bunya nuts roast in the fire. The parallels of dry lands and rough palms contrast with star-filled skies and natural dangers lurking under every rock. A beautiful read.
A Twist of France by N.R. Dunham
The author serves up a healthy dose of humble pie or whatever it's called en francais.
The Secret's in the Sauce by Andi Marquette
A nerd/fan boi fantasy. Tongue tied Van knows how to make smoking hot chile but struggles to make simple conversation around smoking hot Avery.
God's Tamales by Brey Willows
A lovely act of kindness rewarded.
Sliced and Diced by R.G. Emmanuelle
Once again R.G. serves up the most sensual, sexy and mouth watering contribution to the anthology. Anya serving coconut orgasms and coconut pops to Rhea in the most creative of ways? Outstanding.
The Way to a Woman's Heart by Marie Sterling
The author had me at pengapocalypse!
Pot Luck Club by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Sooo good. The FemmeonFemme club. Entertaining and something different. Like her desserts, Talia is worried she isn't good enough for the beautiful Reece. Hot and adorable.
The Indulgent Chocolatier by Pascall Scott
One word summary? Decadent.
A great collection that will get your juices flowing. Ha!
ARC received with thanks from publisher via NetGalley for review.