Five authors have contributed shorts to this all male anthology: with characters ranging from nubile and virginal first timers to a couple rekindling the spark on their anniversary. Each story is quick, steamy and contains characters with solid voicing and defined characters: a novelty in the short story. These five stories mix characters, emotion, insecurities, light bdsm and some seriously steamy scenes to create an anthology with several high points and a story to suit many different tastes. Roughly 30 pages a story, these are quick reads and easy to devour in little bites or in one longer sitting for fans of male/male erotic stories. Full of cleverly developed characters, storylines that are unique yet contain some familiar references and emotions that everyone has felt, you will empathize as you are entertained. I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
Be Warned: m/m sex, BDSM
great collection of m/m stories featuring older men and their younger lovers. These stories where done very tastefully and really hit the head on the nail with the theme. Manlove Edition stories have always entertained me and this collection is no exception. In His Name by Nicola Cameron Life as a priest was the one sure thing in Sean’s life, until he is tempted by the flesh of another man. Then everything he thought he knew about himself and his future is tossed into the wind. Sean and Matt are two lucky men. They have found a path in life that they both love, and they found each other. I really enjoyed having these two grow together in a way that nether of the could have expected. Garden of Eden by Lucy Felthouse This story was bittersweet for me. I love that Dale is a virgin in every sense both to the BDSM scene as well as physically. Lee seems to be the type of man that can really introduce him to both in a well meaning way. Lee shows a tenderness that I appreciated even if he is a Dom. What puzzled me a bit was the way the relationship seem to move so fast. To me it doesn’t seem like a 21 year old virgin would put out on the first date. I just didn’t feel the chemistry to constitute such a huge jump into bed. Additionally, I would have also liked to see some of the tenderness I recognized in Lee better shown in the bedroom. He isn’t aggressive or rough with Dale, but I felt like he should have been more tuned in to Dale’s needs or wants and made sure they both where on the same page. While it was by no means a bad story, a few tweaks would have made it an awesome story. This Stage of Life by Giselle Renarde This was an interesting story to say the least. Andrew had fantasized about his teacher all through school, and now as a man the fantasies seem to be more vivid. So when given the chance to be Mr. Czarneki’s pet for the night Andrew will bend over backwards. I found the “play” very exciting. I have never read a story about BDSM based off of being a pet, but I found it entertaining. I would have liked to have seen a bit more understanding or discussion about what each person expected in the scene. Usually they have a talk about limits or safe words or something to avoid confusion but other than that I found it entertaining. Campaigning for the Billionaire by Noelle Keaton This story was intriguing from beginning to end. Dylan and Charlie’s relationship seems genuine, both professionally and personally. Dylan has a pure heart and it is clear that Charlie can see it and appreciates Dylan for who he truly is. I love that the author was even able to incorporate a good conflict. I can see myself reading this story again when I just need to take a break and smile for a moment. Date with a Stranger by Pelaam This was a lovely story that had a few extra unexpected twists. Though I found the focus on money and the finer things in life a bit distracting I really enjoyed the development between Cassidy and Jeff. I think that this story touched me in a way the others didn’t because you can tell how much these two really cared for one another and couldn’t seem to keep their hands to themselves.