Wow this was a really good anthology. If you liked the first anthology, Unlaced, then you will love this one as well. The ladies revisit the eroticism of the corset. I thought they were all very well done. A lot of times for me and anthology story is just too short for me to fully get into the story, but these stories did not make me feel like the story was incomplete or just fluff.
No Strings Attached by Jaci Burton
Jaci Burton breaks the rule of mixing business with pleasure when two professional rivals cross paths at a tropical resort. She figures she can handle a fling with no strings attached. He’s out to show her that she figured wrong.
In Jaci Burton’s story, you have a story of a young widow who is ready to try a man again. A friend of hers is determined that it should be him. Very nicely told, nice strong story and romance. (4 out of 5)
Jasmine Haynes explores the lust of a former supermodel who needs to finally fulfill a no-holds-barred sexual fantasy. Finding two men to do it with is easy. But are they up to giving her all the pleasure she’s been denied?
In Jasmine Haynes story you have a nice menage scene but it is a MF story. Sophia is facing her own mortality and when Ford offers to make her fantasy come true, how can she say no. Sweet erotic romance story. (3.5 out of 5)
Joey W. Hill reveals the erotic bond between a master and the beautiful submissive who stole his heart. Recapturing their night of unparalleled passion won’t be easy—until a specific piece of lingerie comes into play.
In Joey W. Hill’s story we revisit characters that we saw in the Unlaced anthology (though the first in this series of men is an Ellora’s Cave release). Now we get Peter’s story. This is probably my favorite in this anthology, but that could also be because they were familiar characters. He has one night with a beautiful submissive and they have a surprisingly strong connection. They had each wanted a last minute experience before they each got deployed but were shocked by how they were drawn to each other. So they agreed to stay in touch, but in Afghanistan not everything turns out as you plan. She ends up hurt and now he has to make her want to live again. (4.5 out of 5)
Denise Rossetti goes beyond the limits of desire when she pairs a battle-scarred veteran of love and war with a woman who’s just as fearless and twice as dangerous. What happens between them is positively combustible. But what a way to go.
In Denise Rossetti’s story we revisit her fantasy world of her Flame and the Shadow and Thief of Light books. The main character of this one is the captain of Queen Sikara’s guards and crosses paths with a slave dancer. (3 out of 5)
Overall grade 4 out of 5
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