Review of ‘Escape to Pleasure’ by Victoria Villasenor and Sandy Lowe

‘Escape to Pleasure’ is an enticing collection of erotic stories on the theme of travel. Victoria Villasenor and Sandy Lowe are skilled editors and have brought together a perfect mix of hot and steamy stories sure to please. I enjoyed all of the stories but I particularly enjoyed Aurora Rey’s ‘The Lodge’, as the cosy Winter setting contrasted so well with the heat of a very sexy story. Her characters interested me so much that I wouldn’t mind meeting them again. I also loved Brit Ryder’s ‘Mistakes Happen’. This tale of a luggage mix-up and the resulting bedroom antics was perfect. Her wickedly sexy al fresco encounter was truly sublime. But Jeannie Levig’s ‘A Fantasy Getaway’ was my favourite. It is set in a lesbian resort and is beautifully written. She ramps up the sexual tension like a pro. It is so, so well done and the heat is off the scale. I can highly recommend this anthology.

I was given this ARC for review.

Review of ‘Girls Next Door’ by Sandy Lowe and Stacia Seaman

Girls Next Door

I enjoyed this collection of stories about finding exactly the woman you need unexpectedly. Sometimes the girl next door is overlooked until she is right there in front of you and it all feels so right. I especially enjoyed ‘Black Sheep’ by Nell Stark as it was really sexy and fun. Brey Willows wrote a very hot story with a twist that grabbed my attention. This anthology is a collection of lovely stories by some talented writers.

I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.