Entertaining anthology, with a well-blended mix of themes/styles, and some excellent stories. All but three of the stories had something to recommend them - and even then, that could be due to personal preferences about writing style.
1.) "Live Tonight" - Saskia Walker: Naomi, turned on by sex in a live music setting, finally meets a stranger to fulfill her fantasy.
Adroit/theme-centric title, good writing, great end-lines.
2.) "Beautiful Creatures" - Kristina Wright: Normally, I'm not a fan of spouses-cheat-without-punishment works, but this is an exceptional, hot-from-the-get-go, focused piece, with a finish that wraps up the tale with a go-back-to-the-beginning effect.
3.) "In The Name Of. . ." - Isabella Gray: Clever, sometimes funny, reads-like-real-life and emotionally-veracious story about a woman (Isabella), her husband (Theo), Sharpee pens and a Isabella's friend, Francesca.
This story has a perfect balance of romance, relationship- and fantasy-based trepidation, effective sex writing and engaging characterization.
4.) "Cheesy Boots" - L. Elise Bland: A laugh-out-loud, off-beat BDSM "scene" with an strange foodie submissive and an exotic cheese-loving Domme.
5.) "Like a Good Girl" - Alison Tyler: Imaginative BDSM tale, excellent.
6.) "Bag and Baggage" - Teresa Noelle Roberts: A couple (Jillian and Michael) work through Jillian's memories of a dead lover with whom she once visited the City of Lights, while creating new memories. Natural, exemplary weaving of past/present, plot and sex, and characterization (particularly the incredibly patient Michael).
7.) "Icy Hot" - Rachel Kramer Bussel: Sensory-vivid, beyond-summery hot story about two strangers, a bag of ice and lots of foreplay. Again, all-around excellent piece.
8.) "Shocking Exposé! Secrets Exposed!" - Carol Queen: A bibliophile goes on a "literary orgy" (city-wide book-buying trip), and is seduced by a similarly bibliophilic couple.
Exemplary, charming city as a character - in this case, San Francisco - tale: perfect.
9.) "To Dance At The Fair" - Donna George Storey: Elizabeth, an academic inspired by a beneficent Depression-era stripper's life story, has a threesome with two longtime male friends.
What sets this tale apart from other ménage à trois works is Storey's back-and-forth structure, its strong emotional content and characterization, and effective revelations that attend the sexual shenanigans. Above average, involving genre tale.
10.) "The First Deadly Sin" - Gwen Masters: Fun, blasphemy- and lust-inspired sex in a church piece, with a memorable, wicked finish.
11.) "Flight" - Suki Bishop: A college campus affair turns dark, particularly intense for its lovers. Superb, gripping showing of May-October desires.
12.) "Party Favor" - Andrea Dale: A rock band and their entourage turn a woman into the titular object, via vibrators. Short, sharp, effective.
13.) "The Next Thing" - Gina de Vries: Past and present meld when a lesbian contrasts her Massachusetts and San Francisco sexual experiences. Restless, charming work.
14.) "Until It's Gone" - Shanna Germain: Excellent, cleverly titled story about a woman (Maria) who discovers the joys and sorrows of belt and heartplay. Emotionally resonant, yet restrained and genre-effective piece.