on Jan. 21, 2014 :
This is the "nicely wicked but not explicit version," to quote the author. The "somewhat kinkier assortment" is published under the title Love Unexpected: Nighttime Tales. There are six novellas in each book of which I'll give my brief opinion about:
One Bride for Seven Brothers
Sun Zu's Art of Whore
To Protect and Service
World War Me: Love in the Time of the Zompocalypse
One Bride for Seven Brothers was a little longer than what I thought it should be. Don't get me wrong, I liked it. I just wished it was a tad bit shorter. The girl was a tad bit naive, but that's how most young girls were back then I suppose. I just know I would've found something fishy and suspicious before she did.
Area 69 was a bit odd, but I suppose it would be when dealing with a secret government mission. I think the gardener was used to throw the reader off. I'm curious how the story could've ended had the gardener been omitted. The heat of the book definitely picked up with this novella. No, it's not smutty or explicit, but it does start one's juices flowing ... or maybe I'm just into weird stuff. *wink wink*
If Area 69 picked up the heat of the book, then Sun Zu's Art of Whore doubled or tripled that. Still not explicit, but one's imagination can run wild with this novella. I may be using some of this story in my own life. The hubs won't know what hit him. Definitely a fun and playful read.
I was a little let down with To Protect and Service. Reading this type of book, when you see a title like "To Protect and Service," your mind just automatically goes to certain sexual acts. This story was more sweet than savory. I would've liked it to have had more oomph.
Zombies are everywhere and this book has not been left out. World War Me: Love in the Time of the Zompocalypse definitely has a twist. The zombies are used as more of a back story. It was the zombie cure that cause the real hoopla. Someone please create and send me a bottle of this! I could have some real fun with this stuff!!!
The final novella, Carole's Christmas: The Dental Version, annoyed me. In order to keep this story clean for this book, the authors changed all of the smutty words and phrases to dental versions. I would rather have read the smutty version.
Overall, I did enjoy this book, but I think I would've enjoyed the Nighttime Tales version more. What can I say? I'm a naughty girl.
*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)