Genres:  Romance, Erotica, Menage, Sci-Fi (aliens), Fantasy, Historical

Published:  February 1, 2017

Read:  February 2, 2017

Rating:  4

Anthology:  A Valentine Anthology; 314 pages



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 an 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?

My Review:

Red Hots: A Valentine AnthologyRed Hots: A Valentine Anthology by Ariel Bishop

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Hots: A Valentine Anthology by Caitlyn Lynch and other various authors.

If you don’t have a significant other to share the most romantic day of the year with, no worries. You can share your day, or at least several hours with the various authors featured in this steamy Valentine anthology.

What I really enjoyed about his anthology was the various genres of romance. Included genres were: erotica, manage, sci-fi (aliens), fantasy and historical. Like with most of the different stories in an anthology, I loved some, I liked some and there were a few that were just okay. That said, my rating average is 4 stars. Also, since there are too many individual romances in this book; too many to write a review on each, I have chosen one in particular that was one of my favorites. One more thing I’d like to add is even if you’ll only end up liking some of the stories as opposed to them all, this Valentine anthology is well worth the current Amazon price of .99 and free on KU.

Review for Power Outage by author Caitlyn Lynch.

Rachel and Scott…..

At first I was oblivious to where the premise of this story was headed since our featured couple was already happily married. However it did not take long for me to ‘get on board.’

It’s Valentines Day and Rachel is all dressed up in a sexy outfit with an amazing meal in the oven. The table is elegantly set for two, the candles have been lit and the crackling of burning logs in the fireplace scream romantic. So what is missing? That would be Scott, Rachel’s loving husband.

Scott has been working late a lot lately on a huge deal. Rachel is understanding of Scott’s late hours however he promised to be home early tonight. Unfortunately Scott calls and explains that he is running late at work. I admit here, I wasn’t sure I liked Scott. Come on…we all know what usually happens when the significant other has to ‘work late.’ Poor Rachel. And to make matters worse, the power went out.

However…not long after, a handy man shows up at the door.

A gorgeous, sexy, smoking hot handy man!

Yes, you can probably predict where this is going. I won’t say more because there is a surprise behind it all that you won’t want to miss. However I will promise you a sigh-worthy happy ending.

Happy Valentines Day All!!!

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel*

Cover Rating: 4


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