Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Mistress Auctions #2.5

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

Rate this book
You never forget your first time…

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

Alessandre 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!

From young heartbreak to a virginity auction, from the chance meeting to the happily ever after, twenty-one exclusive stories explore first love in all its forms. This set includes almost 200,000 words of steamy encounters and sweet romance.


First published January 12, 2016

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

Alessandra Torre

48 books15.9k followers
Alessandra Torre (AR Torre) is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven romance and suspense novels. In addition to writing, she is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink - an online community of over 40,000 published and aspiring authors.

Amazon: https://goo.gl/XRr5Uc
Facebook: https://goo.gl/sJb5MN
Twitter: https://goo.gl/DwKuvo
Pinterest: https://goo.gl/eEJs9U
BingeBooks: bingebooks.com/author/alessandra-torre

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
460 (37%)
4 stars
444 (35%)
3 stars
254 (20%)
2 stars
55 (4%)
1 star
26 (2%)
Displaying 1 - 30 of 277 reviews
Profile Image for SueBee★bring me an alpha!★.
2,417 reviews14.2k followers
August 15, 2017

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 Presley, Shoshanna Evers, Tamsen Parker, and Nina Levine!


★ SOLE ★ by Alessandra Torre

SOLE is an extended epilogue to Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
The Masten household is getting ready… for a party. Enjoy!
My Hollywood Dirt review: https://goo.gl/kEFaf5
Plot rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 4.5 stars
Overall rating: 4.5 stars

ARC provided to me by author Alessandra Torre in exchange for an honest review.
January 20, 2016
* 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 FIRST TIME we're given their extended HAPPY-EVER-AFTER, so naturally SOLE was the first story my reading eyes ran to in this passionately packed Anthology.

SOLE has everything that I love in the original story of Hollywood Dirt in a perfect, edible, bite-size portion. It's absolutely beautiful and adorable, emoting the warm feel good factor of the original standalone. Fans of Cole and Summer will not want to miss this sexy story short and for readers who are new to this couple they'll be able to experience firsthand their charismatic relationship packed with personality, love, romance, sass and humour.

So far I've read another two of the beautiful shorts...
Kim Karr's BEGGING FOR MORE is delightfully sexy.
HEARTBREAK by Skye Warren is touchingly thought provoking.

I will enjoy reading each and every story because sexy shorts, for me, are perfect reading material for those times when one needs something to fill a little time between full length novels or when we simply crave a quick bite of sexy loveliness.

Advanced copy received for my honest review thoughts
**The teaser belongs to the authors of the Anthology**
Profile Image for Alba and Her Secrets..♥.
827 reviews1,027 followers
December 2, 2016
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 just make a few comments (or a summary) about the stories and tell my ratings for every one.

For the First Time is an anthology of Twenty-One Stories of First Love. Here you have all the authors that you can find and enjoy in this collection: 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. Great authors right? I really enjoyed the stories that I read but especially the ones by Alessandra Torre, Alexa Riley and Nina Lane so here are my ratings and my short comments about them!

Sole by Alessandra Torre (5 Stars)
My only 5 rated story. This is an extended epilogue of AT's Hollywood Dirt and I really loved knowing more about Summer and Cole, I really enjoyed that novel and the characters' hot chemistry!!

Begging for More by Kim Karr (4 Stars)
Short story about two characters that appear in Karr's standalone Toxic. Really enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about their hot first meeting!

Naughty Wishes by Sarah Castille (4 Stars)
A married couple trying to spice things up having a menage. Menage is really not my thing but I really enjoyed this one because Dan is really worried and even jealous sometimes!

His First and Only by Alexa Riley (4.5 Stars)
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!

Decadent Knights by Julia Sykes (4 Stars)
Story focused on a BDSM club. It is about a woman who is saved from a kidnapping by her now Master. Really emotional and sexy story! Not a full menage scene but there is definitely another Dom involved in one of the chapters.

A Lake George Christmas by Debra Presley (3.5 Stars)
A sweet and sexy holiday themed story about a famous woman and her protector, now also her boyfriend.

Advent by Nina Lane (4.5 Stars)
A short story about the couple in the Spiral of Bliss series, the lovely Dean and Olivia West! Still not married in this story but still super cute and sexy moments between these two. Really love Dean and how he fights for Liv's love.

Test Driving the Billionaire by Cynthia Sax (3.5 Stars)
A story between a no-strings-attached boss and his personal assistant who happens to be a virgin and also is in love with him. This is what happens when they have sex and she discovers his real feelings for her!

Delay of Game by Jen Frederick (4 Stars)
A friends to lovers short story focusing on Wyatt and his best friend Lisle when he decides to claim her and what is already his. I read this could be or is part of Jen's Gridiron series, but I am not sure! I really need to check it out because I really enjoyed this story!

Her First Choice by Linda Chance (3.5 Stars)
Woman who wants a revenge fuck after discovering her boyfriend has been cheating on her with several women. Then she finds super hot biker that she was really attracted to since forever and they have a great time! Not a lot of chemistry for me but still hot.

Heart of Eve by Pam Godwin (4 Stars)
A story between two survivors of a post apocalyptic war that is followed by a plague and they are 'forced' to hide together. Evie is the only woman who survived and Roarke is a priest who struggles because he is tempted to break his vows. Really enjoyed this even though the genre is not my thing!

Steal My Breath by Nina Levine (4 Stars)
The last story that I read. It is about two people who are attracted to each other but there is a mistery about one of them that might ruin everything. I enjoyed Luke and Callie and I cannot wait to read more about them (Nina already announced there will be the full novel about these two!).

So, this is it. I rated the whole thing with 4 STARS because it kind of is the average rating between all the stories that I read. Overall, I really enjoyed this anthology so if you want some good stories about first times and first love, give this one a chance :)

Profile Image for ✰ Liz ✰ .
1,353 reviews1,283 followers
January 17, 2016
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 of my favorites from this collection.


Sole~Alessandra Torre
In Sole, we are given a glimpse into the future lives of America's favorite couple Summer and Cole from Hollywood Dirt. Three years have passed since these two got together and it's time for them to celebrate the birthday of their three year old. This story was light and full of fun. Summer and Cole are adorable and Ms. Torre amps up the passion between the two making this short read a powerhouse. Fans of Hollywood Dirt won't want to miss it!



Naughty Wishes~Sarah Castille
By far this was my favorite of the collection. What happens when your sex life in your marriage is dying a slow and painful death and you want to revive it? Easy, give your wife a coupon for a ménage for her birthday. This read was smoking hot! As the married women in America stand up and cheer, I bow to you Ms. Castille for taking on such a taboo subject and adding elements of tenderness and love! This is a captivating story with complex characters! It really packed a punch! Bravo!



Advent~Nina Lane
Dean and Liv. Liv and Dean. Enough said! I am such a huge fan of Ms. Lane's Spiral of Bliss Series. I have a very tender space in my heart reserved for this couple so bearing witness to their first Christmas together was nothing short of spectacular. In true Professor Dean fashion, you will experience maximum steam, complete tenderness, and irrefutable love between these two. This was just a delicious prelude to the release of Nina's Adore which is coming out February 9th. My kindle will be ready for more Dean and Liv!


Trailer Park Eden~CJ Roberts
Dark and twisted! This read explores the norms and bends norms to an extreme. I enjoyed every second of it. A brother who is deaf living with his blind twin sister. They are forced to endure abuse and cling to each other in order to survive. The emotions evoked from this read were raw and beautiful. I expected nothing less than perfection from Ms. Roberts and indeed, she delivered.


Heart of Eve~Pam Godwin
Pam Godwin is the queen of dark and I have enjoyed every single word she has ever written. As I am a huge Paranormal Fan, how have I NOT read Dead of Eve or Blood of Eve yet? (Hang on while I run to Amazon NOW!) This short story gave us a glimpse of Roark (a priest) and Evie trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. As Roark battles his sexual desires to be with Evie, we experience every single solitary moment of tension building between the two. In true Godwin fashion, the writing is rich with details and the passion is smoldering (dense and ready to combust). What a truly unique plot and this short snippet has sparked my desire for more!!!!



Overall, For the First Time was an amazing read. The collection has a variety of work that is sure to please every reader. The ingredients of light, dark, sexy, sad, happy, sorrow, passion, and love make this purchase a no brainer. Now that I have had a taste, I want more! And so will you!



For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

Profile Image for Melanie.
1,176 reviews98.9k followers
October 6, 2016
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 would end up being one star reads.

My favorite story was It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane. It was exactly what I wanted from this anthology, and I wish more of the stories were like this, because it was pretty close to perfect for me. My least favorite, by far, was Trailer Park Eden by CJ Roberts. It was honestly the worst thing I've read since Her Master's Courtesan. Overall, I purchased this for only 99 cents, so I can't really complain that there were a few stories that didn't align with my likes. Plus, there were some real hidden gems in this collection, and I will for sure be reading more by these authors that I previously knew nothing about.

1.) Sole by Alessandra Torre: One Star ★
Well, sadly this first story didn't work for me. I love all of Alessandra's books except Hollywood Dirty, and this short story is a continuation of it. I don't like reading about southern belles, I'm not sure how a chicken going to the bathroom in the pool would ruin an entire swim party, and the sex was mediocre. If you're craving more Summer, Cole, and Cocky, you'll probably enjoy this novella, but it did not work for me at all, and made for a really sad start for this anthology.

2.) Begging for More by Kim Karr: Four Stars ★★★★
This story was much more like I was expecting with this anthology! This was a super sexy read! It reminded me a lot of In Flight (which I loved), but also Lick (which I didn't love), and somehow that combination really worked for me! This short story also showcases a good way to write instalove and have it be believable. I might even check out more of Kim Karr's books involving these characters, because I liked this glimpse into their world so much.

3.) Heartbreak by Skye Warren: One Star ★
I really enjoyed this story, until the end. Like, why would she even do that? She could have remained silent and had a much better outcome. Unnecessary angst will ruin a book for me. I guess the story accomplished its job in making the reader want to know what will happen next, but it was still a cheap way to do it. Plus, I don't think this story was a good fit for an anthology about "first time love".

4.) Naughty Wishes by Sarah Castille: One Star ★
This short was just full of cringe. From talking about her husband's skull pajama bottoms, to the main character being constantly coerced into a threesome with their dentist who, "likes her teeth". Seriously, this could have been the best sex written to date (it wasn't), and the plot would still ruin it. The husband was forceful and gross, and the star was lacking a backbone. They have a terrible marriage, and one night of being kinky isn't going to help them. This story is definitely written for older women who think they want to experience some Fifty Shades of Grey treatment.

5.) He First and Only by Alexa Riley: Four Stars ★★★★
Now this is the kind of story I was expecting from this short story collection! It's a little unrealistic, but completely embodies "first love" that is filled with really good sex. This story features two lost lovers who find each other after being separated for ten years. Once they conveniently find each other, nothing (and no article of clothing) will keep them apart. There is also a "breeding" theme in this, which seems rare in the erotica I end up reviewing.

6.) Decadent Knights by Julia Sykes: Three Stars ★★★
This story is centered around a girl healing from her abusive past and learning to feel safe in a Dom/sub relationship. Her "Master" is the one that saved her from her torment, so it's really easy for her to trust him. This short story is about a night of him showing her how desirable she really is, while in a BDSM club.

7.) A Lake George Christmas by Debra Presley: Two Stars ★★
This was corny and just full of fluff. I'm sure many people will read this story and really enjoy it, but it was just too over the top for me. I could tell from the first page what the "surprise" was . This was the most innocent in this entire collection, but I guess I didn't go into this collection wanting innocent. This really just didn't work for me. Also, enough with the "super star musician" and her body guard, please.

8.) Advent by Nina Lane: Two Stars ★★
I almost feel like I need more back-story with this one. The main protagonist seemed to be struggling with what she wants in life. First, she acted like she tried to break up with her boyfriend, but by the end of the story she was planning a future with him. I don't know, it just seemed really back and forth to me. It wasn't a bad story; it just wasn't a good one either. Also, I feel bad for the coworkers that received her Christmas cookies.

9.) Looking for a Complication by Tamsen Parker: Two Stars ★★
On the first page of this story, the main character will proceed to tell you how she fears "dooring someone" more than becoming poor or being mugged. This is about the time I lost all hope for this story. The little tidbit/synopsis before reading the story was bad, but the "dooring someone" severity really is what pushed this story right into the trash can. Apparently, "dooring" is when you open your car door and hit someone on a bicycle. Is this real life? We never had terms like this growing up in Flint, or now in Las Vegas. Is this a thing? An actual concern that is more important than being mugged and going broke? This all made me extremely sad, because it was the only F/F story in this anthology, but the first few pages just really ruined the mood for me. I didn't hate this one, I just couldn't get into it after the beginning.

10.) Test Driving The Billionaire by Cynthia Sax: One Star ★
The male lead in this is named Drift. Drift's nickname for the female lead is Wrench. He also has a "Need For Speed" Tattoo. Please Lord, help me wake up from this nightmare. Drift is also Wrench's Cassandra's boss and this whole story is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Then, there were so many car/racing innuendoes that I think my eyes rolled out of my fucking head.

11.) Delay of Game by Jen Frederick: Three Stars ★★★
I suppose I can see why this short story would be likeable; girl approaching thirty, tired of the same old days, so she decides she finally want more (husband, kids, the whole shebang). It happened a little fast for me, but I will take into account that this is a short story collection, so things kind of have to be fast. It was still a little unrealistic, and the sex wasn't great, but it made me feel warm inside, so three stars it is!

12.) Her First Choice by Lynda Chance: Five Stars ★★★★★
This was exactly what I was looking for in this collection. A fluffy story filled with good sex. It was simple, maybe a little farfetched, but amazing. This story is about a girl at a bar, who is looking for rebound sex. She sees a guy she remembers from her past, that she has lusted over for year. Obviously, the feeling is mutual for this guy, and then comes some yummy sex. It wasn't over complicated, and was really easy to enjoy. I wish all twenty-one stories were like this.

13.) Sympathy for the Devil by Cynthia Rayne: One Star ★
From the very start, I really hated the southern tone and dialect in this. Basically, this story is about a woman who fled with her son, after her mobster husband started to be abusive. His right hand man comes to find her after a turn of events. The sex was super short, like you could blink and miss it. Overall, it really gave me a prostitute vibe, and I didn't like any aspect of this novella.

14.) Trailer Park Eden by CJ Roberts: One Star ★
This was by far the worst story in this collection. This story actually made me want to stop reading this anthology all together. It was completely disgusting and terrible. This sorry excuse for a story is about a deaf brother and a blind sister who are both seventeen (twins) and incredibly poor. Oh, and they want to have sex with each other. Sadly, the young boy is too busy selling his body to old men in the trailer park for money. Seriously, this was terrible and I wouldn't recommend for anyone. I can't believe this is the same author that wrote Captive in the Dark.

15.) It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane: Five Stars ★★★★★
This story accomplished what probably all this authors of this anthology set out to do; make the reader want to read the rest of your work. I fell so in love with these characters and this story! It was exactly what you'd expect from a collection like this, and it wasn't sugarcoated. This novella is about shooting a porn scene, but the characters develop more feelings than they were expecting. This was my favorite story in this anthology, and I can't wait to try out the rest of Nikki Sloane's Blindfold Club series.

16.) Heart of Eve by Pam Godwin: Four Stars ★★★★
I liked this one a lot just because it was so different and unique. The setting is post apocalyptic, where only men are left living, and our main character is a devoted priest who has been celibate his whole life. He's never had a problem keeping his promise of faith, until he stumbles upon the last female left on Earth, and his new devotion becomes to keep her safe. The sex scene was a little cheesy, but I just love how this author took a leap and wrote something different for this anthology. Also, some of the humans are now morphed into bug like monsters, and that was kind of a cool and unique twist, unlike the predictable zombies.

17.) Steal My Breath by Nina Levine: Three Stars ★★★
First off, this author is not using the word "trolling" right, in my opinion. So that was a little awkward for me, and seemed like she was just trying to be hip or connect with a younger audience. Besides that I was really happy with this story. It was short, simple, and cute. Our main character is desperate for love, and to fix her dry spell, when she realizes maybe the man she is lusting over is more obtainable than she thought.

18.) Rapunzel's First Knight by Shoshanna Evers: Four Stars ★★★★
Oh my gosh, this was the biggest tease of this collection, but it was really good. It was a super cute retelling that definitely will leave the reader wanting more. It was kind of funny for me to read this erotic retelling of Rapunzel, because I just recently read Cress, so I kept giggling like I was twelve. I have to say I prefer this version much more!

19.) Swept Away by Anna Zaires: Four Stars ★★★★
I will say that the consent in this might be a little on the grey side, but I still really enjoyed this short story. It was very different than the rest, with a sci-fi theme. It is also set in Third Century Greece, where a poor girl, who is scavenging for food for her family, soon realizes there is more technology on other planets. She also finds out that she has more opportunities in life than just being married off to someone in her village.

20.) Unique by Avery Aster: One Star ★
I could barely finish this story. First, the author wrote a letter to the reader before the story even started, so it totally threw off the mood. None of the other authors did that, and it just seemed really tacky. Then, I'm all about book diversity, but the dialect in this is borderline offensive. The story itself is all over the place, hopping to different times, places, and between characters. This is supposed to be a short story; you can't throw a million different things at the reader and expect them to be able to easily follow. It's also hard to take a story seriously that is constantly talking about "balls" and using slang like "Nice 'n' Nasty". This completely didn't work for me.

21.) Owned by Jenika Snow: Four Stars ★★★★
This was a great finale to this anthology. The story might be a little unbelievable, but it had some of the best sex out of the twenty-one stories. This short story is about a girl who is in desperate need of money, so she decided to sell her virginity off at an auction. Her boss, who has always secretly liked and wanted her, has decided to buy her and give her a night she will never forget. Obviously, he wants more than one night, but the night we get read about is pretty sexy!

Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch
Profile Image for Pam.
1,093 reviews1,027 followers
February 15, 2016
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 read and was absolutely captured by; Trailer Park Eden CJ Roberts and Heart of Eve Pam Godwin. These ladies are two of my favorite go to authors because they have a way about them that just consumes you.

Trailer Park Eden CJ Roberts
I looked. I touched. I tasted. And now, sin has entered our world.

All I can say is that CJ Roberts has a way to make you fall in love with the unexpected. The story was forbiddingly tragic and beautiful, and it makes me need to know what happens next.

Heart of Eve Pam Godwin
She was my vow. Mine to protect. She was my strength. Mine to love. She was my heart. Mine to fight for.

This was just pure temptation, a drawn out seduction and battle of the wills. So deliciously HOT! I need to find my way back to Eve and her men ASAP.

I'm saving the rest of this anthology for those moments when you need that inescapable feeling of falling in love.... so happy there is nineteen more for me to choose from, which will be your favorite ???

ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

***Quotes above are taken from the ARC version of the book and may differ upon publication.

Profile Image for warhawke.
1,332 reviews2,015 followers
January 7, 2016
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 stories. Of the six stories I’ve read half of them are prologue/epilogue/extra of previously published books. I know a lot of the authors fans like to read the extras, but for me I rather read something new because I like variety and I’d like to see how authors tackle the challenge of writing new a complete stories with limited words.

Another reason is I feel it will make people who hasn’t read the full book feel left out or preventing them from understanding the heart of the story. Of the 3 extras from below, I haven’t read one of the full book. I liked the story, but I didn’t fully grasp the background. I understand the marketing standpoint of doing this, but I definitely prefer to read something new.

Below are the brief summary of the stories I read. It may be added on later date.

✤ Sole by Alessandra Torre ✤

The Gist: Hollywood golden couple celebrating their three years old birthday party + a chicken = mayhem. Light and funny.

✤ Heartbreak by Skye Warren ✤
It’s the worst thing, the one thing I can’t survive, and I’ll do anything to save him. Even hurt him.

The Gist: Two foster kids trying to survive by looking out for each other. Dark and heartbreaking.

✤ His First and Only by Alexa Riley ✤
My cum and her sweet cream act as lube and make my entry a little easier. After a second of just feeling the tip inside her, she takes a deep breath and drops down fully on my cock.

The Gist: A long lost love between childhood neighbors reunited after 10 years set in the sin city. Hot and heartwarming.

✤ Looking for Complications by Tamsen Parker ✤

The Gist: A chance encounter between a straight woman with identity crisis and a lesbian woman with inner self-esteem issue. Hot and kinky.

✤ Trailer Park Eden by CJ Roberts ✤
We’re not helpless apart, just better together.

The Gist: Disabled 17 years old twins trying to make a living in a desolated town. Dark, gritty, taboo and fucked up. Absolutely love it. My favorite by far.

✤ Heart of Eve by Pam Godwin ✤
Every moment with her was heaven. And hell.

The Gist: A celibate priest and the last woman on earth in a post-apocalyptic world. Dark and scary, but heartwarming.

Thank you Tamsen Parker and Alessandra Torre!

For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

Profile Image for Jayme.
430 reviews444 followers
January 19, 2016
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 first is from Sarah Castille "Naughty Wishes". In this story, it is handled as an attempt to save the relationship, awakening chemistry between partners who are together for a long time. They are married, have children and the everyday life deprived them passion for each other. It not so surprisingly attracted a lot of emotions and it's hot as hell. I definitely must pay more attention to the author.

The second threesome you can find in "It Takes Two" by Nikki Sloane. It's a completely new story that presents this topic more for fun.... if you know what I mean. The shooting of erotic video, which shows how one of the girls could get to the Blindfold Club, full series of this author. I must admit that this short story even in a small part is not as good as this series. Even more steamy with more history and emotion.

We have here also sensational in short dirty stories Alexa Riley "His First and Only". It connects the sweet and innocent characters with the hot as hell scenes. How does she do it? I do not know but she gave us another short story with sexy caveman and sweet heroine. A little crazy, but really cute. Like it a lot.

"It’s not a kiss, it’s the reconnection of our souls, years after being torn apart. " Alexa Riley "His First and Only"

I also read "Delay of Game" by Jen Frederick. I do not know how it happened that I have not read this author yet, but now she is certainly on my radar. Is a friend to lovers story. And it was funny, nice and truly wonderful. Lots of fun and hot scene. What could be better.

But, what for the moment won my full attention is "Trailer Park Eden" by CJ Roberts. It is something else. I am stunned. This story's screaming taboo and I'm dying and want more. A truly unique. I do not know how this story might end well, but I was bought after the very first paragraph. And since the author wonders whether to write about this a full-length book, I scream aloud, yes please!

What cruel twist of fate would create two where nature had obviously intended only one?"
"Trailer Park Eden" by CJ Roberts

So far that's it. I believe that in this anthology I find more great stories and as I wrote at the beginning, surely will come back for more.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Follow me on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you!
Profile Image for Alexa Riley.
Author 258 books15k followers
January 12, 2016
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.
Profile Image for Beverly.
1,005 reviews796 followers
January 2, 2016
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 years and the scene takes place at their daughter, Grace’s birthday party. The scene even includes Cocky!

I loved reading Heart of Eve by Pam Godwin. I am a huge fan of Evie and the Trilogy of Eve series. This scene took me back to the very beginning and I loved seeing Father Rourke with Eve. I loved reading about his temptation and how things unfolded between them. Even if you have never read this trilogy you can enjoy the heart, struggle and steam!

I loved Jen Frederick’s Delay of the Game, it was sweet, sexy and made me smile the whole time. I love a friends to lovers story and this little snippet was perfect!

Lastly, I decided to try to some new to me authors and discovered a few stories I am dying to read. I loved how Alexa Riley’s story was fun, sexy and plenty of smutty.

This anthology is a great chance to try out some new authors and I definitely plan to read more of the stories!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Profile Image for Sassy .
422 reviews40 followers
February 13, 2016
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 Hannah will bring tears to your eyes. This story is how Blue and Hannah first meet and the story continues in a full story called "Better When it Hurts" which is Book #2 in Skye Warren's "Stripped Series". You will LOVE "Better When it Hurts" and I highly recommend it!!!

Sarah Castille: "Naughty Wishes:
Sarah Castille is a new author to me and I will definitely be looking for more of her books. This is a great story of a Menage a Trois, that is hot, sexy, sensual and a heart warming story of a husband and wife that have lost the sizzle in their love life after being married for a few years. Husband want to give his wife a Birthday gift that she has been longing for, and what better way to do that and spice up their love life than by arranging a Menage. This was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

More about this wonderful Anthology with stories by many of MY absolute favourite authors (Anna Zaires, Nina Levine, Pam Godwin, CJ Roberts, Julia Sykes and Jenika Snow.)

This book from the many different author was really great and I highly recommend it to everyone. Some great stories in full length and some teasers that will entice you to want more. Happy reading.


Profile Image for CC.
1,086 reviews648 followers
January 19, 2016
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 Wishes" by Sarah Castille

Kylie and Dan have been married for over a decade, and while they remain in love, their sex life and passion has fizzled. For Kylie’s birthday, Dan’s present is a ménage! Oh yes, that gift is going to be fun unwrapping! Lol! The third person in this sexy scenario is Aiden who is hot and ready for fun! Did I mention he travels with a duffel bag full of goodies? [channeling Mr. Mayfair! ;p ] Once the action begins, the dynamic between Kylie, Dan and Aiden shifts and it becomes clear that Kylie and Dan have found what has been missing.

“And yet we have stayed together because the core of who we are, what first bought us together, is still there. The fire. The excitement. The thrill of taking a risk, of giving up control. We are walking the edge like we used to do. We have found our little bit of wild. Together.”

Sarah Castille is a new author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing. She was able to balance the eroticism of a ménage with the reality of a husband and wife welcoming a third person into their bedroom. This was a well-written and thought provoking story about a first that reconnects a couple.


"Her First Time" by Alexa Riley

Leave it to Alexa Riley to make first time sex incredibly hot! This story is about Tiffany and Ethan who were childhood sweethearts but unwillingly separated due to their family situations. They always dreamed of each other and Ethan never stopped searching for his “Bunny.” It wasn’t until Ethan has a meeting with a business partner when he discovers Tiffany working at a casino. Immediately, he claims her as his. With both of them waiting for each other, their first time together proved to be an intense connection forging their commitment to a future with each other.

“You’re my first and only, love. Forever.”

For a short story, I felt the history these characters shared and was truly invested in their happy ending.


"Looking for a Complication" by Tamsen Parker

Kinsey attended an all-girl university and was always curious about her sexuality but primarily dated men. In a chance encounter, Kinsey meets Astrid, a lesbian confident about her sexuality. They immediately feel a connection but Astrid is cautious about acting on her feelings because she doesn’t want to be someone’s experimental lesbian experience. The heat soars between them and Kinsey accepts what she’s known all along.

"You are as compelling as you think. I’d get on my knees for you.”

This was my first f-f only story and I enjoyed reading the dynamics between Kinsey and Astrid.


"Sympathy for the Devil" by Cynthia Rayne

Dolly is a mother on the run from an abusive husband involved in the Dixie mafia. At 2 am, there’s a knock at her apartment door and it’s her husband’s colleague, Beaumont. Dolly is ready to protect herself and son but she soon discovers that if Beaumont was there to kill her, she’d already be dead.

“You don’t owe me a damn thing,” he said, shrugging off my gratitude. “Just make sure you’re never caught."

What ensues is a mutual respect and a way out for Dolly and her son. For the first time, she has options and a man capable of brutality is her sympathizer.


"Heart of Eve" by Pam Godwin

In a post-apocalyptic world, Roark and Evie are the sole human survivors. Roark is a Catholic priest who is trying to stay chaste and respect his vows. However, he is lonely and begins to question his role on earth and what role Evie plays in the greater scheme.

“I knew I hadn’t lost my vow. I gained a new one.”

The emotion of being the last two humans on earth is weighty and the sexual tension between Roark and Evie is palpable. As always, Pam Godwin is a master storyteller.


"Owned" by Jenika Snow

Rose has decided to auction her virginity in an effort to pay off the medical bills for her sick brother. Unbeknownst to Rose, her boss, Jaxson, is the winning bidder. All along, his intention was to help her financially but he was also selfishly motived because he wanted to own her in every way.


"Trailer Park Eden" by CJ Roberts

Kylee and Parker are 17 yr. old disabled twins living in squalor, but even with their less than ideal living conditions, they are bonded in every way. Parker does what he can to earn money for groceries, rent and utilities but Kylee isn’t pleased with those methods. Once Kylee decides to act, she sets everything in motion and they are no longer able to look back.

“I looked. I touched. I tasted. And now, sin has entered our world.”

Considering the length of this story, it certainly makes an impact. From the beginning, I was hooked and I truly felt the dynamic between Kylee and Parker. The way they compliment and rely upon each other is heartwarming, but also how they communicate was interesting to read. At moments, I felt the advantages and disadvantages of being blind or deaf. The way the other aspect of their relationship developed was somewhat unexpected and I liked how that shift occurred.

I saved reading this one for last. I hadn’t read any of CJ’s books yet, so I figured this was a good opportunity to experience her style. Let me just say that I am impressed and intrigued with this story and I’d love to read more.

*An ARC was provided courtesy of Alessandra Torre in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦.
1,579 reviews336 followers
August 9, 2016
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 other Alexa Riley stories but as always, this has a HEA and an sexy Alpha male.

Advent by Nina Lane ~ “Let me in, beauty,” Dean whispered hotly against my ear, his finger still gently teasing. “I’ll make it so good for you.” OMG!! DEAN WEST!! I adored this story of Liv and Dean!! Nina Lane is an unparalleled erotic romance writer and this story reminded me why I love her so much. The Spiral of Bliss series is a must-read! Professor Dean West and his student Olivia have just embarked on their passionate affair. She is young and unworldly, and he is a sophisticated university professor. The ending of this story was absolutely perfect.

It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane ~ "Nina Hale, the girl who couldn’t get anything better than an entry-level temp job, was about to go down in flames, and Nina the porn star would rise in her place." Hot menage, anyone? Somehow Nikki Sloane makes the story of a threesome on a porn set seem actually very real and kind of sweet. The three main characters are believable and their scenes together almost burn up the page. You will need a cold shower after reading this one!

Trailer Park Eden by C.J. Roberts ~ An incredibly affecting story about two disabled siblings growing up in deplorable conditions. Taboo love done right. And if these two don't get their own full-length book, then we must start a petition on Change.org immediately! Just kidding. Sort of. Incredibly sweet, sexy and very emotional story from the Mistress of Dark Romance herself. I really want to see more about these two unforgettable characters.

(Copy provided by Nikki Sloane in return for an honest review.)
Profile Image for Mitch C..
465 reviews44 followers
June 4, 2020

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 her v card, where do you think they've done it?

You guess that right.

Her First Choice
Lynda Chance

One-night stand that led into permanent relationship.

Not bad.

And writing style is awesome.

Trailer Park Eden
C.J. Roberts

Ends in a cliffy, but FUCKING SHIT, this is the grossest short story I've ever read.

And Ms. Roberts asks if we want the full length novel, she'll write it.


But damn that cliffy.

I'm tempted to contact Ms. Roberts and tell her straight out to go to hell and NEVER EVER write something like this.

Rapunzel's First Knight
Shoshanna Evers

Erotic fairytale version of the classic Rapunzel story.

Jenika Snow

Auctioned virginity.

Jaxon was Rose's boss. Pining for her for a couple of years, Jaxon anonymously sent Rose an invitation to sell her virginity to the highest bidder knowing Rose has been in financial crisis. Rose accepted the invitation.

Unknowingly, Jaxon was the highest bidder.

And so the romance begins.

The rest of the short stories I skipped coz' they're part of a series I haven't read yet.
Profile Image for Babel.
2,155 reviews180 followers
January 10, 2016
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 sad, disturbing density of a couple that is fated and doomed to love each other to hurtful extents. A foster home, a menace, a bad boy who's killed before. The girl who latches on to his strength for protection is only concerned with survival. Until her heart betrays both of them.

That's a powerful message: love as salvation and perdition. This prequel is strong in emotion, in loss and tension, and you know it's going to end badly. Still the need to know why and how it all happens will satisfy those who've read the full-length story that comes after this novella. Those whose first glimpse of Blue and Hannah's tragic love is this novella will surely crave their next dose of adrenaline. Heartbreak indeed.

On to my next lovely idol, Alexa Riley, and her novella His First and Only. Her alpha males are legendary in that they become blind with caveman passion when in the presence of the woman they claim. Tiffany and Ethan met as teenagers and pledged to be together forever. Ten years later, they reunite in the most serendipitous way possible in Vegas. And it's sweet and dirty and utterly delightful!

There's room for obsession, two lovers who have saved themselves for their one and only, dreams of family and cozy love, and a few encounters dripping with naughty, unreserved passion. If you know this author, you know the hotness. If you don't, just have a taste and you'll smile through the tingling shock.

UNIQUE had again a very unique writing style, quirky and filled with messy characters in the middle of blood diamond heists and hot action with twins.

I had a great time reading OWNED by Jenika Snow. She manages to convey a keenly arousing scenario in which Rose auctions her first time to a wealthy bidder that ends up being her dominant boss. Wow, that was hot stuff!

Also, a fairy tale from Shoshanna Evers tells the first encounter between Rapunzel and her rescuing knight. I liked her thoughts and reactions to all the novelties in her isolated life: a man, his intentions, why the witch imprisoned her there. Really cute and sexy.

On the practical side, I'd like to know what page each story begins so it would be easier to locate.

Very entertaining bundle, book buddies :-)
Profile Image for Sybil aka Lala.
478 reviews203 followers
January 18, 2016
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 chemistry in their relationship. In a desperate attempt to rekindle the flame, Dan gives his wife the gift of a ménage for her birthday. Kylie is shocked that her husband, who was once so obsessively protective of her would share her with another man, but she’s also intrigued by the idea of exploring a fantasy. Will this crazy idea work to save their marriage, or hammer in the final nail?

His First and Only – Alexa Riley

A cute story about two people from the wrong side of the tracks who formed a lasting connection. When Ethan is ripped from his one true love as a teenager, he never forgets her and in his obsessive need to find her again, sets out to build an empire in the Sin City. When he spots her angelic face on a billboard, all bets are off in his single minded objective to make her his. Typical of Alexa Riley this short features and overly obsessed and possessive man who will claim his beautiful woman no matter what.

Delay of Game – Jen Frederick

This friends-to-lovers, ugly-duckling-to-swan story had my toes curling with its epic declarations, awkwardness and humour. Lisle has vowed since the age of eight that she would never get married but as she turns older those declarations no longer ring true. The only problem is that she’s now successfully and quite firmly solidified her place in the friend-zone with her BFF Wyatt. When she takes steps to turn into something other than ‘just one of the guys’ Wyatt sits up and takes notice.

(ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review as part of blog tour)
Profile Image for Wendy'sThoughts.
2,658 reviews3,256 followers
January 6, 2016
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 Event...as it will only be available for a short time...
I have in the past made the mistake of not heeding the call to these types of things and can personally attest to kicking my own ass for it.

Pre-sales are available at the ridiculous price of 99 Cents! A No Brainer, Duh...

A gifted copy was provided by author for an honest review.

For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

Profile Image for  Linathebookaddict  .
1,400 reviews380 followers
January 5, 2016
ARC kindly provided by Skye Warren in exchange for an honest review.
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 haven't already, you will crave to start her Stripped series. Do not miss this. Skye Warren once more managed to captivate me as a reader. Fantastic prequel!!!
*****5 Stars*****

Trailer Park Eden by CJ Roberts.
This author is the one who lured me into the dark side. Her Captive in the Dark series captivated me. This book is no exception. I loved how dark and twisted and forbidden it is.
Kylee and Parker are disabled. They are also siblings.Their story will take you on a wild ride to the dark side of love and I think you will not be satisfied with this one taste.
The story will haunt you with how realistic and raw it is. When innocense is lost, can forbidden love keep this unconventional couple together?
CJ Roberts has done it again. Trailer Park Eden is a perfect blend of passion, darkness and madness.
I crave more of this story. Pretty please, can we have a full novel with this couple???

*****5 Stars*****

It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane.
Nina. Scott. Ben. Hotness beyond words awaits for you in this story. When Nina decides to work in the adult film industry, she doesn't expect her first experience to be with two guys.
Get ready to meet Nina & Scott. They will have you craving for more.

*****5 Stars*****

Have some ice ready. Sizzling and forbidden romance is coming.
Profile Image for Maya.
858 reviews445 followers
January 14, 2016
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 the best.
Profile Image for Bookloverme.
620 reviews542 followers
December 2, 2016

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 for them while searching and waiting. And when he finally found her, it was beautiful to read.


Delay Of Game by Jen Frederick 5 stars

The story was about Wyatt and Lisle. I think they're both 27.

Best friends since they were kids. They said they didn't want to marry anyone when they grow up. And now that they're grown ups, they're still single but in love with each other. Both of them were scared to lose each other so they kept their feelings to themselves. They worked together and even lived across the hall from one another.

But once they confessed their feelings for each other, they became a couple right away and their friends were happy for them and had been waiting for them to be together for a long time.


Her First Choice by Lynda Chance 4 stars

I read almost all her books and really liked them. I want more from this story though. I want to know their future together.

It's about Tyler, 26 and Whitney, 23.

Tyler only had sex with women up to 2 times. He categorized them into 3 kinds. He's at the nightclub looking for his next fuck. There were two women with him but he's not interested. That's the time he saw her. He wanted her for years but she's only 16 at the time. Now, her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and she wanted to get even. She wanted Tyler for years too.

It was supposed to be a ONS but they can't let each other go and they'd been together since then.


Owned by Jenika Snow 4 stars

The story was about Jaxon (no age mentioned) and Rose, 21.

She'd signed a contract selling her virginity to the highest bidder. Jaxon was her boss for 2 years now and he was one of the wealthiest men in the world. He'd wanted her for years and planned for her to join the auction and for him to buy her.

Once he bought her and she's in his home, he took her virginity and told her that he'll never let her go. It was a HFN and I wanted more about their future.

Profile Image for Julie.
750 reviews148 followers
January 14, 2016
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 sorry, Bunny. I'll go slow. It has to work. Please, I need you."

Get that squirting crap under control big guy, wow

Test Driving The Billionaire~~ CYNTHIA SAX *2.5 STARS*
Double-entendre, racing/sex the entire story. I did love the idea of the boss man getting it on with the assistant but that I could not handle.
"If I wanted slow and gentle, I'd fuck a Volvo driver. I chose you, a man known for his need for speed."

Delay of Game~~ JEN FREDERICK *3.5 STARS*
Best friends = lovers, one of my favorite reads. I've been keeping in mind these are short stories which I've never read short ones. With that in mind of course everything is fast but with the type of long relationship as friends already, the feels and actions were already there. It worked for me.

Trailer Park Eden~~CJ ROBERTS *5 STARS*
I must say this... AMAZING story to be so short! Yet, I'm so out of my element & completely disgusted... I have to give credit where credit is due! In such a short read, I was so drawn in, nothing short of an extreme emergency could pull me away! I am speechless! I suppose I must read more from this author as many others have. Even though it's a 5 star for me, I can't help my feelings of disgust! Yet, isn't that what an honest review is? My opinion, It was so....


Profile Image for Deserie williams.
607 reviews6 followers
December 2, 2016
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 :)
February 3, 2016
Sole By Alessandra Torre - 3.5 stars

* * *

Heartbreak By Skye Warren - 4 stars

* * *

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
Profile Image for Sheila.
405 reviews68 followers
January 13, 2016
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, but they weren't the main characters in that story. James and Lindsay go on a last minute, spur of the moment trip to Vegas after basically just meeting each other. Things get hot....and heavy in a very serious way.

Heartbreak by Skye Warren- Okay...I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's great writing...don't get me wrong, but I was so pissed off after reading it that I couldn't think clearly. Basically it's about a girl named Hannah who makes the decision to tell a HUGE LIE about a guy named Blue that has the potential to ruin the rest of his life. She did this after he saved her from something horrible! She has her excuses as to why she did it but none of them make sense to me, they just made me mad. Their story continues in Better When it Hurts and I'm definitely going to read it because I'm really hoping that Hannah suffers deeply from her grave mistake. Horrible of me, I know...

Naughty Wishes by Sarah Castille- I'm pretty sure this is a complete standalone story... I think. Dan and Kylie have a good marriage but it's lacking th spark after so many years together. For Kylie's birthday Dan decides to enact one of her secret fantasies that he knows about from the books she reads. This story was so hot! And the fact that the fantasy ended up rekindling that missing spark and reminding them why they loved each other so much in the first place warmed my heart. Loved it.

His First and Only by Alexa Riley- A complete story all by itself, and perfect Alexa in every way. Ethan has been searching for Tiffany ever since they were kids. When he finally finds her he's willing to move heaven and earth to make her his. Lucky for him, she's been missing him even more than usual lately ad is more than happy to be swept off her feet and taken away (literally....this is Alexa Riley we're talking about!)

Decadent Knights by Julia Sykes- Smith and Lydia have their story in Knight (Impossible Love #4), this short scene is after they've already been together for 2 years. Smith rescued Lydia from an abusive place and has dedicated himself to rebuilding her self esteem and making her feel safe and loved. He proves to her just how beautiful she really is with the help of a fellow Dom and friend named Dex. It takes place in a BDSM club but is one of the most loving and meaningful sex scenes ever.

A Lake George Christmas by Debra Presley- Abby and Danny fall in love in Finding Us (A Nucci Securites novel). This story is just a romantic and heart warming account of their first Christmas together. I'm definitely going to go back and read their book!

Advent by Nina Lane- Dean and Liv have their own book called Arouse: Book One. This story takes place towards the beginning of their relationship. Liv has agreed to spend the 2 week holiday break with Dean with her own assumption that this is probably the last time they'll get to spend together. Dean plans on proving to her that this isn't temporary and that he wants to be with her always. My favorite part was her homemade Christmas gift to him. I swear it brought tears to my eyes...you just have to read it and see for yourself. I'll be starting this whole series ASAP!

Looking for a Complication by Tamsen Parker- I admit to not finishing this one. It wasn't the story, it's just that it's F/F which isn't my thing. I just don't get into it.

Test Driving the Billionaire- A standalone. Great story about a girl who has had it for her boss for years, but never thought he felt the same way. Come to find out, he's wanted her too. They have explosive sex way worth reading!

Delay of Game by Jen Fredericks- A complete story by itself. A best friends to lovers story that's sweet and warms your heart. One of those things where everyone seems to know they belong together except for them.

Her First Choice by Lynda Chance- They had met once years ago and hadn't had anything to do with each other since. Unbeknownst to the other, they had each had plenty of fantasies about the other. After she endures a bad break up they hook up at a bar and it's like fate finally thought the time was right. What starts as a revenge fling turns into something more.

Sympathy for the Devil by Cynthia Rayne- A unique story that doesn't really have an HEA. It's a scorching hot one-time encounter between a woman and a man who's been hired to kill her. Her ex is the one who took out the hit, and this guy knows what a jerk her ex was to her. He's been around them both long enough that he feels tenderness towards her and knows she's better than what she was getting.

Trailer Park Eden by C.J. Roberts- WTF??!!??!! I don't know what else to say. Easily one of the top 2 stories in this anthology. It's dark, and sad...and just so WRONG. It's a set of twins- brother and sister. But there's so much more going on with them. He's deaf, she's blind- together they complete each other...literally. No one cares for them except each other, and that's all they have in the world. The end says that if you want a full novel about them then to let the author know. YES!!!! WE NEED A FULL NOVEL, LIKE YESTERDAY!!!

It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane- The queen of threesomes doesn't let us down! This is a standalone story but is centered in the world of her Blindfold club. There's porn made with two guys and girl, and it's hot. That's basically the story, and it's perfect.

Heart of Eve by Pam Godwin- Unlike anything I've ever read, it's a post-apocolyptic story. A former priest and a girl struggling to survive and confused about their feelings for the other. It's part of a series of books, and after reading this I immediately went to get them. But then I read that throughout the series there are THREE important men in her life. So now I'm scared. Because I loved Roark and the idea of her not being exclusively with him doesn't set good with me. Does he die? Does she leave him? I have no idea, and frankly I'm scared to find out! Especially after I read in a review that the whole time she had spent with Roark she was pining over her someone else, and that it may not be finished with that someone. That was just eluded to in a review so I don't know the exact truth, but it's enough to scare me into taking a serious look at whether I should read the series or not. I don't like being pissed off and hurt...

Steal My Breath by Nina Levine- A cliffhanger!!!!!! WARNING!!! This story is great but it's NOT complete! It's basically an introduction to the new book she has coming out. You'll read this and want more instantly! We have NO idea what's going to happen with Luke and Callie, and we're already rooting for them!

Rapunzel's First Knight by Shoshanna Evers- A romantic take on the Rapunzel story. I enjoyed it right up to the moment that they DIDN'T have sex. Come on!! The story ends and she's still a "virgin captive"! Sure, it sounds like it'll be happening in the future, but this is an erotic read....I want to read about it happening.

Swept Away by Anna Zaires- Another top favorite in the group. The only books I'd read by this author were her Twist Me series and Capture Me series. I've never read a science fiction erotic romance EVER...and it looks like I've been missing out! i'm going to read all of the Krinar Chronicles now. Especially since it says we get more of Arus and Delia! Arus is an alien and Delia is a peasant (human). He saves her life, and in so doing is attracted to her. It's sweet, but then gets sexy. I really enjoyed it.

Unique by Avery Aster- An exciting story full of twists, crime, and betrayal...but it isn't complete! It says it's going to be a full length novel soon as part of the Manhattanites series, but until then we're left wondering what happens!

Owned by Jenika Snow- A complete story...as you can tell, I like that. Rose finds herself through a series of hardships offering up her virginity at an auction for some rich guy to buy. The guy ends up being her boss who she thought hated her, but really he's been longing for her from afar. Their first time together? I admit to reading the whole thing SEVERAL times. #OneHandedReading

What a fantastic set of stories!! my top 3 favorites would be His First and Only by Alexa Riley, Trailer Park Eden by C.J. Roberts and Swept Away by Anna Zaires. But honestly, there isn't a single bad story in the bunch!
Profile Image for Nicola.
1,395 reviews247 followers
January 2, 2016
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.

Looking for a Complication ~ Tamsen Parker

F/F romance isn't something I actively seek out to read. I've read it in anthologies and, being completely honest, they've never really worked out for me. But I've always been reticent to say whether it's me, or the story. However, having read this, I think it's may very well have been the stories, because Tamsen Parker brought a lovely sexy short read, with great characters who prove that sometimes, you have to take a chance when something unexpected comes your way.


Steal My Breath ~ Nina Levine

This was one hell of a teaser into Luke and Callie's story. Callie doesn't have much luck when it come it to dating, but when bar owner Luke finally makes his move, he brings a doozy of a secret with him. I've been left dying to know what their journey will hold in store and look forward to reading Steal my Breath in its entirety.


Trailer Park Eden ~ CJ Roberts

Based on the stories this sits amongst, and there will be readers new to this author, I can't help but feel that this should have come with a trigger warning. Personally, I love a taboo read, I have a dark and twisty side and this hit the spot, but if you don't, then you may want to give consideration to this before you read. However, I really do hope CJ Roberts continues Parker and Kylee's story. I didn't see where this was heading and it's left me wanting more of their journey.


Delay of Game ~ Jen Frederick

Jen Frederick doesn't bring anything particularly unique to her best-friends to lovers story, but she does bring a couple who were passionate in every way possible and I adored Lisle and Wyatt together. Sacked has just leapt it's way up my TBR list.


So from knights rescuing princesses to tormented priests, ménages involving porn stars and married couples to billionaires, virgins, best-friends, strangers and gods that appear like Poseidon from the ocean, For the First Time covers much of the passionate spectrum. Well worth checking out.

Copy generously received for an honest and unbiased opinion.
Profile Image for Myla.
612 reviews108 followers
February 14, 2016
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I really enjoy reading this Pam Godwin's story. It is an apocalyptic story wherein Evie is the only woman survivor and the only surviving man, who is her protector Roarke, who happens to be a priest. Will Roarke give into temptation and renounce his vow of celibacy? Pam Godwin knows how to get you hooked in her story, and I cannot wait to read the Trilogy of Eve soon.

This is an awesome collection of stories by renowned authors of our times and can't wait to read more.
Profile Image for Jacqueline.
1,644 reviews149 followers
January 10, 2016
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 will be a good palate cleanser to return to again and again for that familiar moment when you don't know what you're in the mood to read next. I was also pleased to see some new-to-me authors on here too that I'm looking forward to reading. Absolute bargain for 99p.


*I received an arc via Alexa Riley in return for my review. Thanks**

Profile Image for littleKitten.
358 reviews61 followers
January 27, 2016
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 was plenty of suspense and well heart. Roark will stop at nothing to protect Eve. "I wouldn't have walked out of the house without her, even if it meant dying at her side. I didn't know what God thought of that, but I held Him responsible for sending her to me. If I didn't belong with her, I didn't belong anywhere." Reading Roark's POV just made me like him even more, can't wait to see where the story goes in the final book.

 photo roark_zpsw3yq5vxw.jpg

Trailer Park Eden by CJ Roberts
4.5 "I've missed you" Stars
Holy shit where do I begin? First of all, I'm so happy that CJ is writing again! This story is right up my alley, I love the twisted fucked up stories the darker the better. Trailer Park Eden does not disappoint in its fuckedupedness. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I really want know how these two survive, evolve, love and hate each other.
Profile Image for Rough Draft Book Blog.
469 reviews51 followers
December 31, 2015
For the First Time: Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love
by Multiple Authors

Well, I am three stories in and I'm not stopping, but to get a review up, I'll tell you about the three I already read.

First up:

Parker & Kylee

So, this is a pretty fucked up little tale. Those of you who can't handle taboo subjects or the dirty side of life.... refrain... do not go any further! You have been warned! I honestly thought after reading CJ's Dark Duet serial I would be immune to her antics... nope! She totally blindsided me with this one and jaysus fekking christ did she ever shock me. You will never be the same after reading this and you'll never look at trail parks the same way again.

Well, I usually break up the characters and talk about them one at a time, but since this story is different, so will be my review. Parker and Kylee are 17 year old disabled twins. Parker is deaf and Kylee is blind. They live in a trailer with their drunk, outta work dad who spends his disability check, and theirs on god knows what. Not the bills! He's barely ever around so they pretty much fend for themselves. Parker relies on Kylee's hearing and he read her lips. Kylee relies on Parker to be her eyes. He dresses her, bathes her, and leads her around the neighborhood and school. To pay the bills and keep the electric and water on Parker does some unspeakable things. Of course Kylee doesn't agree with his decisions and eventually takes matters into her own hands.

Not much I can say without giving away the major parts of this conundrum, but know this, I am a smutty trailer trash whore for loving this little ditty so much! I look forward to finding more out about Parker and Kylee and where they end up and how they survive the life they've chosen for themselves. This 11k word story has enough emotion, turmoil, and mayhem to have you locked up and committed for the next 10 years. Who thinks of this shit? CJ Roberts, that's who! Loved it with my entire dark and jaded heart!

5 Trashy Stars

Next up:

HEART OF EVE by Pam Godwin
Evie & Rourk

This is from Pam's Dead of Eve Trilogy. It's from the first book, Dead of Eve. It's from Rourk's POV when he meets Evie and they're staying together in his underground bunker. I am in love all over again!

Rourk is an Irish Priest stuck with the last healthy woman on earth after the plague. He's celibate at the moment, but for how long? He's constantly tempted and having dirty thoughts about Evie and what his body would like to do to hers. God is tempting him. God is testing him. God needs to send him a sign. I think he did, she's in the form of a beautiful five foot five inch fierce warrior that crossed the BIG pond in search of answers.

What starts with a kiss turns into so much more. More than sex. More than a touch. More than this story can ever tell you. You so need to read Dead of Eve and Blood of Eve to fully understand what this woman becomes to Rourk. What her life's meaning is and how Rourk helps her pursue it.

Impeccable writing as always Pam. I love your stories, your characters, and your fucked up mind! Thank you for this! It was nice to see Rourk's POV regarding the matter. You rock and I can't wait to read Dawn of Eve! Muah

5 Celibate Stars!

Last but definitely not least:

STEAL MY BREATH by Nina Levine
Callie & Luke

Ok, so if I'm being honest here... this is my first Nina Levine story. I've never read her before, but hell and damnation... she's on my radar now! This is an opener to a much bigger story that I'm sure will come out soon. It's about a girl (Callie) who's going though a dry spell and hasn't gotten any in over 3 months. Callie trolls dating sights looking for a way to end her sexless situation and possibly find a future mate, who knows, stranger things have happened right?

Callie's bestie, Avery bartends at Elixir and that's pretty much where she ends up after every failed attempt at a piece of ass. The owner of Elixir is Luke and he's one hard nut to crack. He's been the object of Callie's attention for the last year, but he doesn't seem to notice. He's hardened by something from his past and he's pretty much a closed book and not too many people know the "real" Luke. After one of Callie's attempts at dating from the web turns ugly and somewhat threatening, Luke steps in to save the day.

What happens when the one you've been eye fucking finally notices you? What happens when you give into the temptation? Where will you turn when this one breaks your heart? I'm looking forward to the complicated web of attraction between these two beautiful characters.

5 Coyote Ugly Stars
Displaying 1 - 30 of 277 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.