Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 Shades of Sexy (Short Stories Reviewed)

10 Shades of Sexy

10 Short Stories from a collection of different Romance Novels

Please note the following ratings are for the short stories and not the complete versions of the books. Also these ratings unlike my usual reviews are solely based on my personal feelings and not on their quality. Most of the ones with low ratings are just stories that didn't tickle my fancy and/or I found them boring. The following ratings are out of 5 stars. 

His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thackeri 
5 Stars 

After the Fire by Kathryn Shay 
2.5 Stars

Heaven’s Fire by Patricia Ryan 
1.5 Stars

Just Perfect by Julie Orton 
3.5 Stars

The Games by Patricia McLinn 
3 Stars

Taken by the Cowboy by Julianne MacLean 
5 Stars

Lips that Touch Mine by Wendy Lindstrom
5 Stars

Justin: Tales of the Shareem by Allyson James 
2.5 Stars

Hidden Crimes by Emma Holly 
2.5 Stars

Trust Me by Lori Devoti
2.5 Stars

The best:  His Forbidden Touch – Though I gave a few of the stories 5 star ratings this one was my favorite. From reading this short I imagine that the full length novel could have a great story with an interesting journey. The characters even in the short version are well developed and seem likable.

2nd Place: Taken by the Cowboy – I’m a fan of “time-traveling” historical romances (Like Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander books) which makes this short story a close second. Although you don’t get a whole lot of back story in this short I believe that this book could have a really interesting story. I don’t read many westerns but I would definitely be interested in reading the full length version of this novel. I imagine this book would be full of danger, action and adventure.

Last Place: Heaven’s Fire – The reason I didn't like this story is because it is unrealistic and the female lead’s personality changes too drastically in a short amount of time. In the beginning she seems to be near death and completely traumatized after being assaulted and nearly raped. Then after the doctor visits you find realize her injuries are only minor scratches that will not even leave scars. It’s understandable that she is so shaken up but how she’s goes from near catatonia to instantly banging the male lead is unbelievable. 

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