Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set Seven Multi-Published Authors
What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts.
Her Cowboy Dom Bliss
Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can't have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn't do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.
Midnight Road Lorelei Buckley
Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew's crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.
A Lethal Affair Debra Jupe
With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.
Sexting Texas Darah Lace
Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of her life.
The Dom Delivers Nese Lane
He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come… Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Ayden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?
Wounded Hearts Linda LaRoque
Sarah Lawson's fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah's friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she's projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.
Pale With Color Susan JP Owens
Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?
My Review is for SEXTING TEXAS by Darah Lace... My Review: I am a HUGE sucker for a friends to lovers trope and this one was a really good one. Will and Texas have been friends since they were kids. She's had a crush on him almost as long. They shared a single kiss as teens that didn't work out so well, so they've never explored that again.
But when Texas starts getting sexts from a guy who has the wrong phone number, Will can't resist. Who knew Texas could get turned on like that? He's intrigued and this provides just the opportunity he's been looking for, because unbeknownst to her, he wants her...and not just as his friend.
I loved this story. It was so sweet and romantic. Both these characters want the same thing, but are terrified of ruining their friendship by letting the other know that. It's also incredibly sexy. Texas is shy and sweet especially when it comes to sex, but it turns out that Will definitely knows how to push her buttons. But the best thing is...they're best friends. They know each other so well, they know how to pull one another out of a funk, an anger, or a pout. It makes this story work so well! I love that and I loved this story. Just one that makes romance reading fun!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Independent Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
7 short stories, linked only by they start with a single text. A little bit of everything, time travel, ghosts, other worldly beings, cowboys, Dom, best friends to lovers, all with steam and story! They are all short, thats why I've filed the set on the short reads shelf, and they could all be hangover cures too. Certainly worked for me.
2 stories I did not finish, 3 were solid 3 stars, and the other two shone way above the rest.
Sexting Texas. Darah Lace 4.5 fangs
Texas gets a dirty text from an unknown number and it sparks something inside of WIll that pushes him. It also sparks a steamy sexting session that was awesome to read! Will takes the opportunity handed to him, and moves to get closer to the love of his life, much closer. A delicious little tale of best friends to lovers. Its short but to the point, and it was I thought, the best of all seven. I've not read anything by Darah Lace before, but I will certainly look out for more by her.
The Dom Delivers. Nese Lane 4 fangs
Ayden pretends to be the delivery man to Jenna's wedding dress business, just to get close to her. Jenna doesn't know it, but she has all the tells of a perfect submissive, HIS perfect submissive. AndAyden is just the Dom, just the man to teach her. Cute, following a tried and tested pattern, but still a very good read. I really liked that there were no major falls, breaks up/makes upx. Again, Nese Lane is new to me, and I should like to read something longer by this author.
All in all, a 4 fangs box set, with 2 shiners and some not so shiney ones. I've never read a box set, along any theme, that I loved them all, so don't feel bad!
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These are seven stories, quick to read, very romantic and sensual. Some are more erotic than others but the passionate part enriches the text and not only is the protagonist. One of my favorites is the first (Her Cowboy Dom). Jess has just lost her brother and is about to lose her beloved ranch. Josh, her brother, doesn't think she can do it alone, and in his will left the cattle to his dearest friend, Tate. He also wrote a letter in which he asks him to protect his sister. Jess has always been in love with Tate and feels that he is attracted to her but Tate is the classic boy from a night and go and can not do with Josh's sister. They will live a month in the same house: will Tate resist? Another one that I really liked is Wounded Hearts: Sarah lost her beloved boyfriend Logan in Afghanistan. After almost a year Brandon, a fellow Logan, finds the courage to contact her to inform her boyfriend's message and respond to her questions. Will be born a strong attraction: Sarah really love Brandn or just pours on him her love for Logan? They are stories very different from each other, so it's a varied and exciting reading. We move from the paranormal (in the second account all the houses in the area are inhabited by ghosts), the thiller (in A Lethal Affair a dancer disappears after meeting a man known in chat), to time travel (the last story, where a girl travel in the future to try to meet again with her soul mate), and the classic bondage (The Sun Delivers).
This is a fantastic collection of stories from a group of very talented authors. I read them all, and while they were ALL amazing, one really stood out to me: Sexting Texas.
Will and Texas are friends. Very good friends. But, Will has been in love with Texas and isn't sure what to do about it. She has been getting sexy texts from a wrong number and it really turns her on! This intrigues Will, who uses this to begin sending his own sexts to Texas in hopes of changing their friendship into something more.
Texas is shy, but she is all for releasing a little sexual tension with sexy Will. He pull out all the stops and their friendship eventually turns to much, much, more!
I absolutely love friends to lovers stories and this one is on the of the BEST I have ever read! Darah's characters are very realistic. I did not want to put the book down until I was finished!
A 5 star rating for Sexting Texas!!
As for the other stories: They are all wonderful and very entertaining! Only one left me not wanting to read more, but the rest of them were above average!
My overall Rating: 4.5 Stars (which rounds up to 5)
Pale With Color by Susan JP Owens Susan’s detailed description of the reenactment pulled me into the setting. then when Cheyenne Clark doesn’t believe she moved through a time portal at the Battle of Gettysburg and finds Captain Joseph Westerly factoring wounded, I was hooked. When she finally does believe, she’s already in love with the handsome doctor. She is undecided if should she keep hunting for a way to return or stay with him. Joseph doubts her story at first. He wants her to stay and asks her to marry him. They find the portal and then tragedy strikes. Cheyenne has to cope with the unbelievable as she waits for Joseph to fulfill his promise to find her in this world. I gave this four stars
The Cowboy Dom by Bliss Brant Tate Hardy is a sexual dominant rodeo cowboy who rides bulls and women. Tess Campbell is a woman left to deal with Tate when her brother, his best friend, asks him to take care of her when he dies suddenly. Tate isn’t ready for responsibility, but finds ranch duties satisfying and Tess tempting. Tess wants him to leave until she realizes she could learn from this sexy cowboy about Dom/sub and enjoy every minute. Bliss had written a well-plotted story that would have kept me reading without the exotic sex. The characters build their relationship so well that the fulfillment feels natural. This book set was a gift.