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Virgins Behaving Badly
Virgins Behaving Badly
This nine-author anthology contains stories where either the hero or heroine is a virgin. It is packed full of hot trysts and sweet romance. Each story is well-written and I never once felt cheated by the short length. It also contains stories by some of my favorite authors. The following are the four stories that stood out the most for me.
In Little Miss Frigid Knickers by Doris O'Connor, poor Summer is taunted by her cruel office mates. Summer is tricked into checking out a local BDSM club. Unknown to her, it is owned by a fellow office mate, James. When they run into each other, the sparks fly fast and furious.
I felt so bad for Summer. Everyone has been the subject of taunting and bullying by mean people. The mean girls in her office trick her and then ditch her in an unfamiliar place. At first, all I could think was, "NEVER go out with people you can't trust." Lucky for her, in this case, it turns out good because she gets a hot man and loses her virginity. It's a lucky coincidence for James who has been secretly lusting after her all along. I love unrequited lust and he is just the hot alpha to take control of the situation. Also, I have to say, the use of the motorcycle was inspired. It was a hot story with a great ending!
Educating Sean, by Carolyn Rosewood, features a man as the virgin. Three friends, go away for a vacation and take their friendship to a whole new level. But will jealousy and a return to the real world, tear them apart?
I wasn't sure if I was going to like the premise of the man being the virgin. I tend to like my heroes alpha and experienced. I worried for nothing. In this story, Ms. Rosewood perfectly handled the issue and I didn't lose interest at all. In fact, the drama between these three friends was poignant and real. I was worried they wouldn't be able to overcome the jealousy and then when they went back home I thought for sure that was it. I should have known better. This story had a HEA to satisfy anyone.
Tabby is left stranded with no money in an unfamiliar town, in Hawk's Woman by Lorraine Nelson. When she meets the local saloon owner, Hawk, who offers to take her in, will she trust him or does he have an ulterior motive?
In this story, we are swept away to the Wild West and an untamed town where gunslingers own saloons. I like stories where the heroine is stranded in an unfamiliar place with no way out. Inevitably, she is forced to rely on the mercy and kindness of a dark and brooding stranger. In this case, Hawk is just a guy who takes advantage of a situation. He never makes any promises and lets Tabby know just where they stand. Of course, he ends up falling in love despite his best-laid plans. It's sweet when the hard, loner falls for the sweet lady and they have a HEA.
Lucinda's Song by Stacey Espino is a fantasy story. A princess is in love with her Guardians and determined to make them see that they love her too. When disaster strikes, will her Guardians be able to save her in time?
This was a nice way to round out the anthology. This last story is set in the woods of a fantasy world. The fact that these stories are short did not detract from Ms. Espino setting the background and tone of this world. She conveyed everything we needed to know and did it without bogging us down with details. The love story between Lucinda and her Guardians, Adero and Kalum is sweet while the sex is hot. Even with the looming threat, they explored their relationship and got their HEA.
Over all, this anthology was a wonderful, well-rounded mix of stories. I enjoyed reading it very much and I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into some of the stories.
Reviewed by: Ursula