A collection of 18 steamy short stories...
Unexpected — Annika Steele
As one relationship ends, Maya finds a gorgeous hunk willing to give her a place to stay when she ends up wrecked on a old country road. Is Valentine’s Day about endings or is this a new beginning?
The Sea Chest — Margot Wren
When a mysterious sea chest washes up to the foot of Caroline’s lighthouse, she writes it off as a fluke. But chests carry secrets, and this chest could give a happily-ever-after to a lonely keeper.
Power Outage — Caitlyn Lynch
An unexpected power outage on Valentine's Day throws Raquel's plans for a romantic evening with her husband into disarray. The arrival of a sexy electrician sparks an erotic game she won't quickly forget.
Real — Ariel Bishop
Jess is expecting the traditional Valentine’s Day date with her boyfriend; candlelit dinner out on the town. She doesn’t get what she expected, but she does get exactly what she needed.
The Best Worst Valentine's Day Ever — Christina Rose Andrews
Getting dumped on Valentine's Day sucks. Just ask Lexi. Enter Nate, her hunky neighbor, who has just what Lexi needs to make the holiday suck less.
Moonlight and Roses — Vanessa Sweet
Melody spends Valentine’s Day alone— by choice. But when a mysterious garden and its tempting guardian offer her more, what will she choose?
Just Desserts — Gwen Marshall
After getting in trouble with their girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, Connor and Sully are prepared to make sure she gets her just desserts.
Gift With Purchase — Tally Bane
Gail had worn her good panties on a whim. It's not like a certain detective would know they were for him. But one 'Gift with Purchase' might change that and make Gail glad that she'd chosen the lace.
Roses and Tails — Barbara Be
Even on a Space Station, the Humans bring their weird customs on board. Valentine's Day is an alien concept for Jillnell, though she plays along as best as she can. But sex in Zero G poses unique challenges for aliens and humans.
Sweet On You — Ava Bari
After her heartbreak, all Molly wanted was to spend Valentine’s Day alone in a fancy hotel. A double-booking has her rooming with an attractive businessman, but maybe Jack is just what Molly needs.
Under Me, Over Me, Inside Me — Briar McKenna
With tension building and pressing against barriers of self control and doubt, what happens when what we want wins against what we think we shouldn’t have?
His Promise — R.A. Stone
Melanie has been in love with Chris since college, but they’re not exactly a couple. When she discovers she’s pregnant with his child what is she to do on the most romantic night of the year?
A Match Made In Olympus — Livvy Ward
Join Kaitlin and Eros this Valentine’s Day as they ride out a storm and try to mend broken hearts while dealing with a meddling mother. Turns out not even Cupid can escape Aphrodite’s matchmaking!
Burning Love — Annalee Locke
Maggie just wanted to spend a quiet Valentine’s Day at home, commiserating over being single with her two favorite firemen. A work related emergency changes those plans, and gives the three of them a night they'll never forget.
A Perfect Storm — Sera Taíno
An argument between Adam and his fiancée, Julia, leads to some soul searching as he realizes that life can change in the blink of an eye. He’s determined to show her just how important she is to him.
Peaches — Abbigail Clark
In the war-torn American south, Eulie Buchanan meets Jay Curtis, a man who offers her a choice sure to be the talk of the county.
First Date Gone Right — Líadáin Douglas
When Sarah gets dumped right before her Valentine's Date, two guys come to her rescue and give her a first date she won't quickly forget!
Over A Barrel — V.T. Charbonneau
When Madison agreed to cater her cousin's wedding, she didn't expect the groom's gorgeous brother to be such an asshole. Locked in the wine cellar together, will she throttle him… or jump him?
There’s quite a variety of genres in this collection, which I really appreciated. There were a couple stories about polyamorous relationships, two historical stories, and a few paranormal/science fiction stories as well. It was nice to try out some new subgenres without having to buy a separate book. I also liked that a couple of the stories featured established relationships, something which I love but don’t see very often in long-form romances.
The countdown has begun for the most important day for romance in any woman’s life. Are you ready for it?
If you are or if you’re not what better way can there be other than fantasizing about being in the shoes of the female protagonists in each of these 18 steamy, hot marvelous short stories covering a wide variety of genres. These stories are wonderful being read when you’re finally alone after having getting the kids off to school and your dear other half off to work. Just imagine yourself grabbing a mug of your favorite cup of Joe, and relax with your feet up in that comfortable recliner in the den or living room, listening to some romantic sweet music as you read one of these stories.
Anthologies are a wonderful way to enjoy a new story written by an author you’ve come to love, and new authors you haven’t discovered yet.
For having each of the authors helping us get ready for Valentine’s Day with their own unique style of writing how can I not give this collection 5 STARS.