**This anthology features three excellent storytellers! You won't want to miss it, trust me.
The first story is "Luscious" by Lori Foster. Her stories always have a deep sense of family that I just adore. In addition, her writing tends to have a message about right and wrong and standing up for the little guy. I just love that! This story is no exception. Things start off tense from the get go when Lucius Ryder, SWAT hunk, is stuck in a heart-stopping hostage situation. And you'll let out a great big, "ahhhh" when it's all said and done, and Lucius manages to rescue a hero of a dog.
Unfortunately, he hasn't a clue what to do with the poor little thing. His first thought is to take him to his neighbor, Marci Churchill. She's very good with animals. In fact, one would say she can even connect with them. Lucius isn't really sure about all that, but one thing he is certain of is Marci's twin, Bethany. He wants her. Bad. Now. He's been a good boy and managed to tamp down his wild urges, but now, with Bethany so close, Lucius isn't so inclined to control himself any longer. Unfortunately--for Lucius--Bethany doesn't want anything to do with men anymore. Seems, it's up to Lucius to change her mind on that score. And the way he goes about doing it is just downright yummy!
The second story, "Its About Time" by Erin McCarthy, is true Erin McCarthy style. Her stories always make me laugh and yet they are oh-so steamy too! I haven't read a story by her that I didn't love. This story begins as the heroine, Trish Jones, is stood up. She's feeling just the slightest bit of self-pity. Then, she spots a sexy, brooding man at the other end of the bar wallowing in his own fair share of grief. While Trish tries telling herself that Caleb is not really right for her, her body isn't all that keen on listening. She wants Caleb Vancouver. Vigorously, passionately, wildly wants Caleb Vancouver. Caleb hasn't had sex in two years and he is way the heck past ready! Trish isn't going to know what hit her once he gets his big, hard hands on her delectable curves. And he plans to leave her breathless and begging. She plans to let him...these two sure do heat up the pages!
The last story in this anthology is Amy Garvey's "Wish You Were Here". I've never read this author before, but wow, I really enjoyed her story. I thought Garvey closed this anthology with a very charming and tender romance. It was the perfect happily-ever-after, in my opinion. I can't wait to check out what else she has on the shelves! Photographer, Mackenzie Pruitt, has just inherited her Aunt's house. The little dilapidated shed out back is going to be McKenzie's new studio. She's excited to begin this new chapter in her life, but still the `studio' needs a lot of work. A LOT of work. McKenzie hires contractor, Leo Dawson, to make the little shack into the studio of her dreams. When she first sees Leo, she finds herself nearly drooling. Good lord, the man was gorgeous! Big and rough and just gorgeous! Her first thought--okay, maybe not her first thought--is to photograph him. He wholeheartedly nixes the idea, saying that if she even tries to snap a single picture of him he's out of there. McKenzie is disappointed, but agrees, what choice does she have? But what she doesn't know is that Leo has a secret lay buried in his past, one that he doesn't have any intention of revealing. But as mutual attraction turns to something much deeper, Leo has to choose. Does he risk everything and tell McKenzie his secret, or does he walk away and let her go...? You'll have to read the book if you want to find out!