I’m going to review each of the stories below their individual blurbs below. Overall this was a nice, sexy read with some fun characters and authors I would be more than happy to seek out again.
Girls Night Out, Volume Two
One touch, one kiss, one night…can change everything. Join New York Times Bestseller C.J. Ellisson, Calinda B, Patricia A. Wolf and Lila Dubois for four stories of red-hot erotic romance and sexy paranormal magic. From encounters with a vampire, a birthday party gone wild, a super-hot male stripper who’s more than human, and a sexy new game at a BDSM club, this collection of stories has everything you need to spice up your spring.
Kissed by a Vampire
By Patricia A. Wolf
Lost in passions Sarah never dreamed possible, she wonders if a seductive encounter could lead to something more. But when Michael stands her up, she realizes it was all a fantasy.
Can a second chance meeting bring back the passions they once felt? Or will his vampire secret destroy everything?
I enjoyed this one a lot as the main pair really did have something unique during their brief encounter at the resort but due to issues beyond Michael’s control couldn’t meet again the next evening. You’ve got a heroine who is amazingly terrified of flying to the point where I was laughing my head off at her antics and a hero that I want to know more about. As they navigate their real introduction to one another back in the real world we get a couple who really match up well with a side of very spicy chemistry. I’d love to see more from both of them as they both were intriguing characters.
The Beckoning of Beguiling Things
By Calinda B.
Can 24 hours really change your life? Marissa Engles is about to find out. When she heads to Las Vegas with her sisters and her best friend, she meets sexy, Thunder from Down Under dancer Chris King and hits the jackpot, in more ways than one.
A secret magical society, an evil sorcerer, and a powerful male watching her from the sidelines add to the intrigue. And King himself has a dark secret that may prove Marissa’s undoing. Everything hinges on whether Marissa’s willing to leap without looking and face the consequences.
I’m intrigued enough to want to look at more from this series. While I found it a bit confusing at times to know who was the good guy and who was the bad I think the premise has me interested enough to try more. Marissa’s interactions with Chris and the controlling nature of her aunt made me interested in seeing where this story will go. I want to learn more about the society and exactly where Marissa fits in this world. This is dominated in many respects by trying to explain a bit of the world but the heat level wasn’t bad at all.
Loving Ms. Wrong
By C.J. Ellisson
Katrina attends a birthday party for her friend Carla. Little does the health food storeowner know that the fateful girls night out will change her life forever.
Marcus, the polished metrosexual who hates to get his hands dirty, stumbles upon the ladies at a local bar. Sparks fly when the two meet, courtesy of a 12-sided sex dice and a night neither one will ever forget.
A classic opposites attract story with some smoking hot times. I enjoyed seeing both of them break out of their normal comfort zones in order to find something that might just be a good bet in the long run. While Katrina has a lot of issues and worries she is realistic about her part in them and what she wants to do in order to resolve them. She’s a bit of a hippie but not in a bad way as she really does have a grounded aspect to her personality that isn’t obvious from the outside. Marcus isn’t as buttoned up as he thinks and as he uncovers more about Katrina he realizes that maybe they have more in common than outward appearances suggest. Fun story and I will continue to follow more from this author.
A is for…
By Lila Dubois
When the overseers of LA’s most exclusive BDSM club declare the start of a sexy new game that all members must play, Anna has no choice but to participate. Master Jensen knows who, and what, he wants—Anna—but before he can have her he’ll have to prove to the lovely submissive that he can master every letter of the alphabet.
Very spicy BDSM story with a wonderful twist. I have to say I was in some respects jealous of Anna in regard to the attention that her Master pays to her. I wouldn’t personally be comfortable with everything they did but I liked the main message to this story was expanding your horizons by being willing to push your boundaries. I think everyone hits a point in their relationship where you wonder “Is this really what I am going to do for the rest of my life?” and then by this enforced game by the club they belong to the boundaries get tested in ways that surprise both of them. I liked how attentive they were to one another and think that the twist was very well done. I had hoped that we’d get something great at the end and it made me very happy to read the conclusion.