Open for Business is one of my favorite erotica anthologies. As a 7 year veteran of working in cubicle land, I know I've definitely passed the time admiring some adjacent eye candy.
The collection starts strong with That Monday Morning Feeling by Lisette Ashton. I feel like the main character, Mandy, is reclaiming her personal power through her sexuality, that the dull, uniform work week drains from her. The part on the bus is steamy, intimate yet seemingly innocent contact with a complete stranger.
Xavier Acton delivers for me again in "This Call May Be Monitored for Quality Assurance." (I also really liked his story in Hurts So Good, another Alison Tyler edited collection) This guy is an incredible writer, because he makes things that are not turn-ons for me at all into must reads. It's amazing that a tale with no nudity and no penetration could be this erotic.
Other highlights for me were the contributions from CB Potts, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Savannah Stephens Smith, Shelly Jansen, Saskia Walker and NT Morley. I also liked the Nikki Magennis piece that ended the collection, which was interesting in itself as Nikki's piece usually comes early in an Alison Tyler collection, and helps set the tone. In Open For Business, her piece, Rat Race, nicely sums everything up. Take the time you can to steal a moment with someone who makes your knees go weak and your heart beat faster. Work can wait.
This collection will have a strong appeal for anyone who's ever worked in a corporate setting, by choice or by necessity. You will never think about the copier, the board room, or the water cooler the same way again.