Just Desserts, A Multi-Author Anthology Collection

JustDesserts1More than twenty tantalizing contemporary and paranormal stories, from bestselling, award-winning and multi-published erotic romance authors, in one limited-time collection.

Featuring new stand alone stories from the following series:

Pearson’s Security by Michele Bardsley
Indigo Lounge by Zara Cox
The Cull: Claimed by the Alpha by Renee George
Perfect Chemistry by Jodi Redford
Fantasties Inc. by Piper Denna
The Good Doctor Trilogy by Renea Mason
Captivated by Ashlynn Monroe
Shattered Lives by Rissa Blakeley
The Sweet Series by Emma Nichols
The Little Miss Kick-Ass by Felicity Kates
Incarnation Chronicles by Libby Sinclair

Plus other completely new works, all of which have two things in common–scrumptious delicacies and steaming hot sex.

Short quick reviews written by Beckey for each story in the anthology collection are seen below each story’s synopsis… 

Overall review of this box set, it has a good mix of diverse stories some were better than others.

Honey Bear 

When the past catches up to baker Amelia Delacorte, in the form of bullets zinging by her head, she runs— right into the arms of bear shifter bodyguard Mike Pearson. Mike has wanted the curvy beauty from the moment he laid eyes on her and will do anything it takes to protect her. He secures Amelia in a secret safe house with all the amenities, including a full kitchen. To distract herself from freaking death threats, Amelia decides to thank her protector by making him dessert. But it turns out the only dessert Mike really wants to taste … is her.

Review: This was interesting from the first sentence. It seemed as though this was a part of a BIGGER book/story. Paranormal shifter that was fast paced and captivating…

The Cull: Alpha-Bites

Ever since gorgeous werewolf Conor Evens saved her life by “culling” her into the local lycanosapien pack, Anna Davis has been happy as Conor’s mate–even if she can’t be the kind of mate he needs. However, Conor has a sweet surprise for his beloved and Anna will soon learn the true delight of an alpha’s bite…

Review: Cute, quick, kinky paranormal shift romance that was like an epilogue to another story. Enjoyable.

Perfect Passion

Sidney Chase knows too well the potent side effects of the infamous Xtacy aphrodisiac elixir. So when Leo and Dev enlist her help with their latest kinky concoction, she’s all too willing to put in the overtime. Because the best perk of working for two sexy chemist geeks? Getting to be their sinful science experiment. And this time the results promise to be just as deliciously wicked.

Review: Short quick and wrapped up in this menage story that was great and full of kinky goodness…

Indigo Velvet (An Indigo Lounge Spin-off from SOAR) 

Reader, I married her.

Leia was broken when we met. But then so was I. We healed each other. We’re crazy about each other. But I’m quickly learning that love isn’t enough. To make it through each day, we’ll have to be consumed by each other.

Review: This read like a sweet epilogue to story.. Enjoyable.

Tasting Paris A Good Doctor Trilogy Short Story 

When Elaine complains she never got to see the best parts of Paris during her infamous visit. Xavier, Marco and Sebastian quench her curiosity by bringing Paris’ finer points of interest to the kitchen of the doctor’s New York penthouse.

Review: Wow, a great addition kinky naughty food fun with the Doctor, Elaine, Marco and Sebastian… Wow, oh wow.

Confidential Craving (0.5 in the Fanties INC series)

Victoria walks into her friend’s law practice for an appointment regarding her new business, but leaves with a dinner date to pick up her documents… from his partner. The sexy attorney with a British accent has managed to reawaken the libido she’s ignored for months while launching Fantasies, Inc., an upscale resort pandering to sexual yearnings. And hey, if she’s going to capitalize on cravings, she might as well have some of her own, right?

Brett has been warned to stay away from Victoria. He’s to draw up her papers. Nothing more. Except, upon meeting her, he’s compelled to ask her out. First item on his menu? Seduction. He senses her bottled-up cravings and intends to uncork her, warnings be damned.

Review: Just a nibbling taste of what’s come with the series with what I call a to be continued ending…

Black Magic Café

A Thibedeaux wolf and a Conway witch… Elodie Conway is the owner of The Black Magic Café, where love and chocolate go hand in hand. When journalist Jason Thibedeaux runs a critique of her business all is fair in love and war when there’s magic under the moonlight.

Review: Awe… Sweetly good and magically delicious sexy quick read. I could tell at the end it would be an HEA but there is so much more that the author could indulge the reader with their story…

Strictly Professional

As the only senior graphic designer at Downey Handbags, Zane Kotsky expected to become the head of the creative art department when the company planned to expand its business. His hope crashed when it turned out that the company wanted someone from outside to be the manager. Knowing that, Zane planned to leave the place at once, but that was before he met the man who would become his boss, Joachim Wessling.

Review: Cute quick MM romance and was sweet treat to read.

Blind Taste Test

An erotic romance author who needs to inject more realism into her sex scenes finds herself in the middle of a blind taste test in which she’s the dish for a double helping of dessert.

Review: Oh Goodness, a delish quick kinky menage that was great.

Common Grounds

While Kate Sanderson mixes batter and pumps buttercream inside her tasty creations at the West Egg restaurant, she dreams about two things: owning a bakery and finding a man capable of satisfying her every desire. Mark Larosa designs little masterpieces daily at his tiny barista station at the local Star Coffee and he tailors each drink to the customer. The only cup he can’t seem to get right is for the sassy baker, Kate. He’s determined to give her what she really wants. When a new building goes up across the street, the pair trip over each other trying to grab the last unit before a chain restaurant claims their dream. To get what they crave, they might have to work together and find the elusive common ground.

Review: Fantastic. A great quick sweet treat to read… and the ending a HEA that was 🙂

Feast on Me

They have the perfect marriage. They are happy. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him. Even agreeing to the ultimate test of her love. But will their love survive it?

Review: This was different and captivating read that seemed different BDSM styled… Opened ended like there was more that could of been added but overall good.

The Sweetness in the Pudding

“I glimpsed something I’d never seen before, a yearning in Nick’s face, something carnal and dangerous.”

Lizzie, a New Orleans native and recent college graduate, has come to a standstill in her first relationship. She loves Nicholas, a young law student, but because of his misplaced religious notions, he refuses to be sexual with her. They live in the most sexual city in the States yet he refuses to even French kiss her.

After their turbulent breakup, Lizzie flees to the Vieux Carre for comfort food. She’s unaware that Nicholas has followed her into one of the Quarter’s bakery shops. The place is a strange, old-fashioned sweet-shop, deserted except for the proprietress who escorts them into a private drawing room. Lizzie and Nicholas decide to share a bowl of banana pudding and end up sharing a great deal more.

Review:

This was a quick sweet contemporary romance that seemed like there was more to the main characters story… Overall ok kind of story.

Sweet Tooth

The Vampire and Pixie are forbidden to mate for one is as dark as the other is light.

Meet Pastry chef, Finley Cooper and her dark lover, Beck Overly. Dentist by day. Vampire by night. The two errant souls have met before. Many times. In many lifetimes.

Finley’s wicked sweet tooth has gotten her in trouble before but never like this, luckily, Dr. Overly ‘Hot’ has just what she needs. Beck has a sweet tooth all of his own, feigning taste for his irresistible Finley. He seduces her with the one thing she can never say no to: dark chocolate.

Neither Finley or Beck can ever be satiated with the other nearby Can Beck convince her to join him in his path of lust and seduction? Or will her sweet tooth get the best of them both?

Review:

Vampire that is a dentist, cute and chuckling on that note and human with “pixie” DNA… Forbidden romance but mates nonetheless … the ending was open like there was more to be told about these two… Differently Good.

Super-Sex Me

Astrid Bitten isn’t smitten. All she wants is a night of sexual adventure to bring some excitement to her lonely life. When she meets the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen at a Fan Expo convention, she jumps at the chance to explore what lies beneath the stretchy Spandex of his superhero suit. But is she ready to discover the truth of her secret cravings? Race Lindstrom wants a second chance. At life, at love, at using the gods-given talents he’s been born with for good rather than evil. When he spies the golden-haired goddess across a crowded room, he knows he’ll never let her go. But second chances don’t come easy. He’ll have to satisfy her deepest hunger if he wants to make her his forever.

Review:

Quick heated Swedish mythology kinky kind of read.. Overall not bad but it seemed that the characters had more to explore with their story.

Sinfully Sweet

As specialty caterers, Grace and her sisters are used to unusual requests in exotic venues. When a mystery client hires them to create not just a meal for two, but an entire experience designed for seduction in an upscale hotel, she thinks nothing of it. Then she discovers the client is her long time crush, Lucas, and the sinfully sweet night he has planned is all for her. Can she shed her all-business persona and give in to a night of pleasure?

Review:

Long time friends coming together and he won’t take no for an answer… will she finally say yes? Get ready for some cute, kinky fun with this one… Enjoyable and fast paced with HFN kind of ending that could have more to explore with couple.

Cake Topper

Emilee has had her eye on Grieg since the first time she met the tall blue alien. Now that the treaty is signed turning enemies into allies, she can make her move and find out just how blue he can get.

Review:

The story read like it was the middle of another story… Overall, not bad but the characters seemed like they had more to say/read about…

A Little Taste of Naughty

Elaina is sassy and full of attitude. Henry lives a life full of lies and deceit. Somehow, the two complement one another, especially when it comes to getting naughty with a slice of cake at a wedding reception.

Review:

Cute, quick and kinky… The story had what I would call unresolved question that there was more to this story… Overall not bad but the characters needed more for them..

Cherry Tart

You’ll always be my sweetie. Divorced Cherry Hartley has an embarrassment of riches. A beautiful house, a flourishing business and not one but two gorgeous men living across the street from her. Both of whom keep sending her unmistakable come-hither looks. She could pick bad boy Bryce, whose reputation in bed precedes him. Or she could choose newly arrived good guy, Gavin. Lucky for Cherry, Gavin has a sweet tooth. She knows exactly how she’d like to welcome the handsome young architect to the neighborhood… with a yummy homemade cherry tart.

Review:

Overall it was cute and sexy but there was a few spots that seemed off…

Sweet and Sassy

When Layla walked into Giovionni’s shop two years ago all he could think about was having her tied to a St. Andrews cross, and after a couple of conversations he learned that she was all he ever wanted, but his life wasn’t ready for her yet. One year ago, he was ready to claim her as his own, but then she walked in with the ugliest ring in history declaring her was off the market. Tonight she walked in with no ring and no reason for him to stop. He can finally show her that he is more than a Master in chocolate he is a Master in the Bedroom as well.

Review:

Wow, oh wow… Funny, enjoyable and fast paced sexy and a completed story. I just wish that the author would of included the wedding and her visit to the 🙂 … Other than that fantastic…

Cherry Lips

What if she had given into Ben back when they were young? Thanks to a chance happening and a retro tube of lip gloss with a magic spell, Jen gets a chance to find out.

Review:

Ok, I am slightly confused by this story…It seemed a bit rushed forced to a conclusion but the needed more.

Always the Last One

Elyce Fielding cut ties with her college friend turned lover, Griffin Belanger. After three months without communication, Griffin is back in Boston for the premiere of his latest film. Elyce shuts herself in her studio apartment, preventing any sightings of the famous man she is deeply in love with. Following an unsatisfactory meal without dessert, Elyce goes to bed thinking she survived the night without a visit from Griffin. When he knocks on her door for a rendezvous, can Elyce turn him away as she did three months ago? Or will he provide her with the sweet temptation she’s been hungering for since their last time?

Review:

Alrighty then this one had an ending I didn’t wanted to read… Good graces. Understandable but Griffin… UGH, frustrating read.

Claiming

Garrett and Mariah Latimer enjoy a good Cabernet Sauvignon. Besides having a discerning palate, it’s not the only thing Garrett has a particular taste for. Mariah’s too are just as refined and individual and only one man, her beloved husband can curb her craving. Wanting to please each other in every way, there are times when it’s difficult, for being subservient to one another can be challenging and tests the limits of what one is truly willing to do to make the other happy. In the end, they both prove, a good wine isn’t the only thing that ages well over time.

Review:

This was interesting and enjoyable, cute and funny…

 

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