When I read the blurb and learned the concept of this anthology, I knew that not only would I love it, I would devour it! This is truly unique from the mind of the amazing Jana Aston. Six incredible authors, one share blurb. Six absolutely fantastic stories that I have just blown me away!
I ended up having two favorites from the anthology. Ainsley Booth’s Personal Escort and Liv Morris’s Wall Street Station were similar to each other but so different in their interpretation of the blurb. Both were stories of best friends to lovers, younger women with older men… a good bit older. Ainsley’s story was full of laughs and light hearted moments. Liv’s story was a bit darker and more a story of overcoming a past that went from light to total darkness. Both stories are without fail absolutely brilliant
In Personal Escort, Toby Hunt gets his love story. We briefly met Toby in Ainsley’s newsletter serial Personal Delivery (sigh…. Jake). Toby is a billionaire and best friends with Ben Russo and his younger sister, Cara. Toby has always had a soft spot for her, felt the need to protect her. But now Cara has found herself in a bit of a predicament thanks to her meddling grandmother. Meddling but well meaning. So when she needs a “husband”, Cara turns to the one man that she knows she can always depend on – Toby. He is her best friend, right? Watching these two best friends try to fight what steadily grows between them was delightful! They were playful and funny but sensual and sinful, as well. Cara may be younger but she knows what she wants. Toby may be older but he’s never felt more alive than when he’s talking to, sharing with and loving his best friend.
In Wall Street Station, Liv Morris introduces us to Seraphina and Seth. Seth has been hired as a lawyer to Seraphina’s family. Meeting on the beach on the 4th of July when Sera was 18, Seth is enamoured from the first sight of Sera. Oh, the surprise at finding out the same beautiful creature who he shared a tender moment with is actually now his responsibility. Fast forward three years and life for Seraphina and her family has been filled with pain, loss and tragedy. Seth has done what he could to support the 21 year old. All the while, his feelings growing for a young woman he knows he shouldn’t have feelings for. Desperate times call for desperate measures and Seraphina must use her talents to make ends meet. Seth stole my heart with his protective alpha nature, his genuine heart and his need to make Seraphina the center of his world. Seraphina is the definition of strength under enormouse pressure, grace even in the wake of such a hurtful turn in her life. Their story is worth the read and I fell into it with my heart in my throat!
This anthology was simply stunning! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to get through to the next station. Full of laughs, tears… moments that made me joyful and see how powerful just one blurb in the hands of six talented ladies can truly be! My hat’s off to you, awesome authors! Tremendously wonderful job well done!
Five Wedding Dress Kisses!
You know those people that have a house full of motivational slogans? Embrace Every Moment, stamped on their coffee mugs. Always Kiss Me Goodnight painted above their perfectly made beds.
I’m not one of those people.
This morning I overslept, then slipped on a stray sock and banged my toe into the nightstand. The elevator in my building broke and I had to run down six flights of stairs. And then my local coffee shop was closed. For health code violations.
What’s that? Not the end of the world? You want me to suck it up?
Did I mention I’m wearing a wedding dress… on the subway?
It’s a Good Day for a Hot Mess.
Someone embroider that on a pillow.