For the First Time is a collection of Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love. I was truly ecstatic to dig into this bundle of goodness! Alessandra Torre, Sarah Castille, C.J. Roberts, Nina Lane, and Pam Godwin are truly some of my favorite authors. To have the opportunity to read more of their work and meet some new authors to follow was a truly remarkable experience! All of these stories can be read as a stand alone so jump on in. You will not be disappointed! These are just a reflections of my favorites from this collection.
In Sole, we are given a glimpse into the future lives of America’s favorite couple Summer and Cole from Hollywood Dirt. Three years have passed since these two got together and it’s time for them to celebrate the birthday of their three year old. This story was light and full of fun. Summer and Cole are adorable and Ms. Torre amps up the passion between the two making this short read a powerhouse. Fans of Hollywood Dirt won’t want to miss it!
Naughty Wishes~Sarah Castille
By far this was my favorite of the collection. What happens when your sex life in your marriage is dying a slow and painful death and you want to revive it? Easy, give your wife a coupon for a ménage for her birthday. This read was smoking hot! As the married women in America stand up and cheer, I bow to you Ms. Castille for taking on such a taboo subject and adding elements of tenderness and love! This is a captivating story with complex characters! It really packed a punch! Bravo!
Dean and Liv. Liv and Dean. Enough said! I am such a huge fan of Ms. Lane’s Spiral of Bliss Series. I have a very tender space in my heart reserved for this couple so bearing witness to their first Christmas together was nothing short of spectacular. In true Professor Dean fashion, you will experience maximum steam, complete tenderness, and irrefutable love between these two. This was just a delicious prelude to the release of Nina’s Adore which is coming out February 9th. My kindle will be ready for more Dean and Liv!
Trailer Park Eden~CJ Roberts
Dark and twisted! This read explores the norms and bends norms to an extreme. I enjoyed every second of it. A brother who is deaf living with his blind twin sister. They are forced to endure abuse and cling to each other in order to survive. The emotions evoked from this read were raw and beautiful. I expected nothing less than perfection from Ms. Roberts and indeed, she delivered.
Heart of Eve~Pam Godwin
Pam Godwin is the queen of dark and I have enjoyed every single word she has ever written. As I am a huge Paranormal Fan, how have I NOT read Dead of Eve or Blood of Eve yet? (Hang on while I run to Amazon NOW!) This short story gave us a glimpse of Roark (a priest) and Evie trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. As Roark battles his sexual desires to be with Evie, we experience every single solitary moment of tension building between the two. In true Godwin fashion, the writing is rich with details and the passion is smoldering (dense and ready to combust). What a truly unique plot and this short snippet has sparked my desire for more!!!!
Overall, For the First Time was an amazing read. The collection has a variety of work that is sure to please every reader. The ingredients of light, dark, sexy, sad, happy, sorrow, passion, and love make this purchase a no brainer. Now that I have had a taste, I want more! And so will you!