I have a nice collection of erotica, and to me, this anthology is like the little black dress: a staple. Every erotica collection needs one. Here's why: let's contemplate a world with rewarding customer service, telemarketers rendered speechless, and Secretary's Day, every day.
Open for Business starts with steamy foreplay in the form of Lisette Ashton's story 'That Monday Morning Feeling.' And the heat keeps building. That fabulous telemarketer story is next, followed by Sex, Lies & Library Books, which will excite any bibliophile. Jolene Hui's 'Casual Friday' cracked me up and turned me on, and T. C. Calligari wowed me with a sexy example of employee management and proper customer attention. I'm also stoked about Savannah Stephens Smith, a new-to-me author who captivated me from the first couple sentences in 'Lonely at the Top.' Ms. Smith has talent for lusty storytelling and I can't wait to read more of her work.
I saved the best for last. 'One Cubicle Over' by Jeremy Edwards stole my heart and, well, all of me. I have to admit I'm biased, because after one or two of his stories, I started checking every anthology I wanted for his name. If you read this story, you'll know why: this man writes like we assume Don Juan lived. In 'One Cubicle Over,' he crafts Mindy's body as a character with allure strong enough to overrule 'irreconcilable differences.' How great is that?
In all, this collection of stories delivered exactly what I hoped for with the 'work' theme. I highly recommend this book.