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For the First Time: Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love

(Mistress Auctions #2.5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,211 ratings  ·  283 reviews
You never forget your first time…

A brand new anthology of original, never-before-read stories from today’s hottest authors, including:

Alessandra Torre, Kim Karr, Jen Frederick, Alexa Riley, Lynda Chance, Sarah Castille, Nina Lane, CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires, Nikki Sloane, Cynthia Sax, Avery Aster, Pam Godwin, Skye Warren, Julia Sykes, Cynthia Rayne, Jenika Snow, Debra Presl
Kindle Edition, 593 pages
Published January 12th 2016
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Ah Calla Lilies on the cover. Now I’m not gonna say that it reminds of a COCK, but it does make me think of SEX.

How appropriate that these fabulous authors who know a thing or two five about sex scenes put that on their book cover!

Anthology: 21 stories.
Authors: Alessandra Torre, Kim Karr, Jen Frederick, Alexa Riley, Lynda Chance, Sarah Castille, Nina Lane, CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires, Nikki Sloane, Cynthia Sax, Avery Aster, Pam Godwin, Skye Warren, Julia Sykes, Cynthia Rayne, Jenika Snow, Debra Pres
Clumsy Storyteller
this book is a collection of Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love. i loved these short stories very much , my favorite was Stole by Alessandra torre ( by the way it's weird name combination for Summer and cole ) but still cute and lovely :)
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
* Amazon US * Amazon UK * iBooks * Kobo *

FOR THE FIRST TIME is an ANTHOLOGY collection of published-for-the-first-time-shorts by a plethora of incredibly talented and highly rated authors. Twenty-one to be exact.

HOLLYWOOD DIRT is one of two books that made it to the very TOP of my favourite read list of 2015. Cole and Summer won my heart as they navigated their way towards love with their flirtatious banter, sexiness and comedic timing drawing me to the warmth of their love story. In FOR THE F
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 Stars!

Read it as part of For the First Time: Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love.
For the First Time Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love by Alessandra Torre

I am just saying.. Alexa Riley? I am IN! Loved this smutty story about Ethan and Tiffany, a man and a woman separated in the past and now reuniting and having their first time together!

Merged review:

4 "First Times and Loves" Stars!

Long review as a whole but really short comments about the stories because I don't know how to write about 12 of them in the same review! lol Too many things to say so I will j
For the First Time is a collection of Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love. I was truly ecstatic to dig into this bundle of goodness! Alessandra Torre, Sarah Castille, C.J. Roberts, Nina Lane, and Pam Godwin are truly some of my favorite authors. To have the opportunity to read more of their work and meet some new authors to follow was a truly remarkable experience! All of these stories can be read as a stand alone so jump on in. You will not be disappointed! These are just a reflections o ...more
I gave this anthology 3 stars overall, because out of a possible 105 stars (5 stars possible for each of the 21 stories) this anthology accumulated 56 stars (53%).

Each story in this anthology has a little synopsis before the story actually starts. I really appreciated it, especially since a lot of readers have certain triggers, and it would be super helpful if you were planning on skipping some of these stories. The masochist in me made me finish all twenty one, including the ones I assumed woul
5 stars

For the First Time gives you twenty one brand new stories from some kick ass authors: Alessandra Torre, Kim Karr, Jen Frederick, Alexa Riley, Lynda Chance, Sarah Castille, Nina Lane, CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires, Nikki Sloane, Cynthia Sax, Avery Aster, Pam Godwin, Skye Warren, Julia Sykes, Cynthia Rayne, Jenika Snow, Debra Presley, Shoshanna Evers, Tamsen Parker, and Nina Levine!

Now while I may be writing this review rather prematurely, I had to get my thoughts out there on the two that I rea
Genre: Various
Type: Anthology
POV: Various

For The First Time is a short story/novella anthology of firsts – first love, first heartbreak, etc. Contributed by 21 hottest bestselling authors, it has a good variety of genre ranging from light and funny, to dark and gritty. It’s a perfect book for diehard fans of the authors to enjoy the extras and for new fans to dabble in never read before authors’ works.

When it comes to anthology, personally I would like to see more complely new storie
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So far I read only a few stories from this collection of short stories, and it was my first such a publication, but it really is great. It allowed me to quickly meet new authors. In addition, good to have such a collection at a time when you do not have time to read full-length book. I will write my impressions about the stories that I've read so far, but it's very possible that I'll be back to add something further.

I found here two stories that show menage. Two quite different threesome. The fi
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
For the First Time is a fantastic anthology featuring 21 different authors. I absolutely loved this anthology, for a few reasons. First it’s a great way to try new authors. It’s also fantastic for catching up with some of my favorite characters. Most importantly, it’s freaking hot as hell!

The first thing I did when I started this one was catch up with Summer and Cole in Sole by Alessandra Torre. I was so excited to see that we would get more from one of my favorite couples. It has been three yea
Alexa Riley
Jan 12, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
It’s LIVE! I have a sweet standalone story about second chance romance in there!

“Do you know I waited for you too, Bunny? I never so much as touched another women.” ~Ethan.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing Anthology with some of my TOP favourite authors.

I have to be completely honest... I DO NOT LIKE SHORT STORIES!!! ... So imagine my surprise to find they are not really teasers/short stories at all!! I have only just started reading this anthology and will give a brief review on the two I have read... and LOVED by the way.

Skye Warren: "Heartbreak"
This is the beginning story of Blue and Hannah and it will have you tearing up and fanning yourself. Blue will make you sigh and Ha
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars for the anthology

"Sole" by Alessandra Torre


It was nice to revisit with Summer and Cole and see how their family has grown three years after Hollywood Dirt ended. While Summer’s life-style changed considerably, it was comforting to know she remains a humble woman with southern values. I like how the title of this extended epilogue includes a Hollywood trend of naming couples: Summer + Cole = Sole. This short will warm your heart and make you swoon for Cole all over again.


"Naughty Wishe
Mitch Castro
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rant-and-rave

Naughty Wishes
Sarah Castille

Menage a trois for a decade-long married couple.

H is possessive and dominant, but since he wanted to give everything for his wife, including spicing things up in bed, he gave her a 'pass' as a birthday present - threesome with the sexy dentist who happens to be drooling over h.

Test Driving The Billionaire
Cynthia Sax

Billionaire boss who loves cars. Virgin assistant who secretly loves his billionaire boss. They were both into cars. So when H offered h to help get rid he

4.25 stars!

This rating and review is only for Alexa Riley's story.

Quick, smutty, sweet story with a fantastic alpha hero who wouldn't touch another woman while he searched for the heroine for 10 years. LOVE him. LOVE that. As usual, I love Alexa Riley's set-ups and romance ideas.
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
I have read four of the stories so far and they are FANTASTIC. This anthology contains stories by my favorite writers, so what could be bad about a book filled with their short stories?? And all for only 99 cents!

His First and Only by Alexa Riley ~ A sweet and hot read about a wealthy hotelier who has spent years looking for his first love, after they were separated as teenagers. She is now an exotic dancer in Las Vegas and he will stop at nothing to reclaim what he has lost. Not as steamy as
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This anthology is crammed full of morsels to devour, but I admit that I'm partial to a select few. We all have our idols to worship, right? ;o)

For me, that's primarily Skye Warren. She writes with so much soul, you can taste it even after a few sentences. I already knew the story as I'd read Better When It Hurts, as dark and painful as a romance comes. Yet reading first-hand how Blue and Hannah's drama started was too much of a lure to me to deny myself.

And here I am. Again, I'm soaking in the s
Sybil aka Lala
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This anthology is filled with twenty-one short and sweet treats laced with a bit of kink. Stories of first loves, second-chance romance, friends to lovers, exploration of kink and rekindling flames from some of the top romance and erotica authors today, and whether you’re looking for something sweet and sexy or dark and erotic, you will find it in this collection.


Naughty Wishes – Sarah Castille

A kinky tale of a husband and wife who have let life get in the way of maintaining chemistr
OK, first of all, this story was waaaaay too short for me to fully like it. It's super sweet and super short. The story is about lost love and how two lost souls find each other again after ten years. You can find the story in For the first time: twenty-one brand new stories of love.

As I said, I wished it was longer but you can't always get what you wis for, right? Both main characters were eachs one and only and I'm glad they got their happy ending. :)

I read the osther as well but this one was
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance, Collection
Just think...a Smorgasbord of First Love's Delight!
This is a way to taste all of the styles, crafting and down right sexy ways of 21 Best Selling Authors..

No, not just Best Selling but List Making...
Like New York Times List...
And USA TODAY list...
All with reputations of fogging glasses and causing heart palpitations while reading their books...Many of these shorts are tied to the books/series their fans adore.

Take advantage of this Limited it will only be available for a short time..
I've been thinking about how I could do reviews of short stories written by so many awesome authors. Newly receiving an ARC with little time left, I decided as I read I will just add little tidbits of what I finish under this instead of individual reads.

Naughty Wishes~~ SARAH CASTILLE *4 STARS*
"I'm just here to have fun"

Mrs. Castille... leaves me asking "Where's my coupon?"

His First and Only~~ ALEXA RILEY *1 STAR* DNF, but that was enough.
"I can't Ethan. That won't fit inside me."
"I'm so
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Wow. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this anthology. It has some of my favorite authors!!!
Heartbreak by Skye Warren.
What can I say about this one??? We are taken back in time, back before Better When It Hurts, when Hannah first met Blue. Dark and gritty, the story of Hannah's love with Blue unfolds as we are taken back in time. Their first meeting brings a new light on how their story began.
Warren's writing style will entice you and if you
Deserie williams
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review for His First and Only by Alexa Riley
omg so perfect! 5 stars for the hero! 4.25 stars because I need more it was too short! I absolutely love this and had it been a full novel 5 stars for sure!:)
safety gang safe!!!! seperated for 10 years and they still saved themselves for each other!

I will continue to read others (maybe not the menages ) but couldn't wait to read this one :)
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

His First and Only by Alexa Riley 5 stars

This was so good. A very short one but still really good! It's about Ethan, 28 and Tiffany, 24.

Ethan and Tiffany fell in love with each other when they were kids. They even planned their future together. But the cops took him away from her. He went back for her only to find her gone.

Tiffany a.k.a. Foxy Bow was a showgirl at Snake Eyes Casino owned by Charles (book 2 H). That's where Ethan found her. He searched for her for years. He built a life f
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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After three-years, the story continues with the "IT" couple of Hollywood, Cole Masten & Summer Jenkins, as they prepare for the celebration of their daughter's birthday. With complete entourage from the pages of Hollywood Dirt and yes, Cocky is still alive and kicking.

Though this is a short story, Alessandra Torre never fails to give us a HOT scene between Cole & Summer. Which I love, by the way! *smile* Thank you for letting us peek into the lives of Cole & Summer once more.

Sole By Alessandra Torre - 3.5 stars

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Heartbreak By Skye Warren - 4 stars

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Trailer Park Eden By CJ Roberts - 5 stars

CJ Roberts pretty pleaseeeeeeeee ... you've to write a full length novel based on Parker and Kylee.

“We will not be the same after this. We will never be the same again. I am terrified and Kylee is my only anchor, the only way back to myself, ourself.”
- Parker James
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I figure I'll make a note about each story as I read them, so far as a whole the book is definitely worthy of 5 stars!

Sole by Alessandra Torres- This can be read by itself, but it's about the couple from Hollywood Dirt which I haven't read yet. But reading this story bout a birthday party they have for one of their children only served to make me want their WHOLE story and to know how they got their HEA in the first place!

Begging for More by Kim Karr- This is a story about a couple from Toxic, b
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a quick steamy fix, For the First Time is the perfect pick-up-put-down read; with some great stories, it has authors both familiar and new-to-me and I've already been on a bit of a one-click spree.


This would be a tome if I tried to review each story, so I'm not. I read each one and there were those I loved and those that weren't my cup of tea. But the beauty of this collection is that there's something in here for everyone, and I've picked a couple that stood out for me.

Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an amazing group of authors and for just 99c!

I read both Dead of Eve and Blood of Eve (5 Star story) in 2015. These books crossed over several genres and really took me by surprise. So I was happy to hear Pam Godwin was writing a short in this anthology, I've been missing these characters. I jumped straight into Heart of Eve by Mrs. Godwin. Heart of Eve revolves around Roark and Eve's relationship and ultimately their first time together. Just like the full length novels mentioned there wa
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-arcs
This is a perfect book of short stories to have on your kindle to dip into between reads I think. I read the Alexa Riley story - not her smuttiest I'm sad to say but still gloriously hot - the Alessandra Torre extended epilogue to Hollywood Dirt, the Kim Karr (I'd forgotten how much I love her writing) and a few others and I've enjoyed the variety, the romance, the crazy insta love and lust and the angst.

Each story in this is a short story, but the ones I've read so far still packs a punch and
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