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Monday, October 18, 2010

Passion: Erotic Romance for Women (Anthology)

Passion: Erotic Romance for Women by Donna George Storey, Jacqueline Applebee, Angela Caperton, Wickham Boyle, Suzanne V. Slate, Isabelle Gray, Lana Fox, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Monica Day, A.M. Hartnett, Annabeth Leong, Justine Elyot, Charlene Teglia, Lizzy Chambers, Saskia Walker, Emerald, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Delilah Devlin, Portia da Costa, Kathleen Bradean
Publisher: Cleis Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (219 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Love and sex have always been intimately intertwined and Passion shows just how well the two can merge in this collection of steamy stories. Combining rich and explicit imagery with classic love stories, the best writers of erotic romance bring to life tales that can be read aloud in bed. From long lost lovers reunited to love at first sight to romance rekindled, Passion offers succulent stories that will quicken heartbeats and appeal to the most romantic of souls.

Talk about a collection of stories to make you squirm in your seat! Chilly fall night or a quick pick-me-up to get in the mood—this is the one.

Passion: Erotic Romance for Women could be that spicy book you’re looking for that has a little bit of everything. Although the stories are short, they deliver the shot of heat needed when the temperatures dip. The writing is tight and fast-paced, ensuring I couldn’t put this book down.

I’ll touch on my favorite stories.

First is Third Time’s The Charm by Charlene Teglia. This was my first foray into the world of Ms. Teglia, but it won’t be my last. The heat sizzles in this short little story of confusion and redemption. I loved Nick. He’s not perfect, but he’s honest and from the vision I got from reading the description, he’s yummy. Lynn came across as a bit cranky, but I understood and liked how she grew through the experience. Plus, who said elevator sex isn’t hot?

I also loved No Risk, No Reward by Saskia Walker. What if you had to say goodbye to the one person who made you tick, the one who got you out of yourself? Would you do something crazy? I loved how the narrator pined over the man she loved. It was sweet to read her reminiscing. I felt like I was there in the Land Rover with her, struggling to decide what to do about Cameron. He’s forthright, but it’s good because he takes charge. The ending left me sighing and panting. Yeah, it’s that hot.

There are several other really great pieces in this. So, if you want a collection of stories that are no-holds-barred, then you need to read Passion: Erotic Romance for Women. I give this group 4 cherries.

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