Love in an Elevator: A Romantic Comedy Anthology
Laugh, swoon, and escape with this romantic comedy anthology!
Will an elevator ride change her life? In HOLD THE LIFT by Aven Ellis, Sierra Crawford ends up meeting sexy British hockey player Jude Parker after their elevator sticks. Sierra finds herself getting to know Jude—and she likes what she sees. But he wouldn’t be interested in a food-obsessed assistant editor right?...more
Aven Ellis starts the book with the cutest most hilarious story and the stories keep the laughs going and the romance simmering. I love a good sweet short story that draws me in. these did that and they made me wish they were longer. I enjoyed each of the stories and laughed at each of them. It made me want to go find a rickety elevator just to see what happens.
I was provided an ARC of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.
All were new authors to me except for Rich Amooi and I am no ...more
Overall, this was a cute collection. The stories were all fun and most ...more
Hold the Lift by Aven Ellis
Age 23, Denver, Writer/reporter, athlete, MF
Woman arrives back to her apartment building after a long day of making fajitas. Smells like that. Is vaguely worried about how bad she smells. Doors begin to close, an English accent calls out 'hold the lift' - woman debates about doing so or letting the doors close. Holds the lift. Man gets on. Elevator goes up. Gets stuck. They are forced to spend hour ...more
A woman gets stuck in the elevator with her ex, leading to the two spending the night in Vegas as she reminisces back to her college drinking days and how she lost the bestest friend she ever had. (“Down, then Up” by Beth Labonte)
“Going Up” by Whitney Dineen was also a great story of a stru ...more
An anthology like this is a great way to discover new authors. I started reading it, because I love Aven Ellis and her stories. Some authors I heard of talking to other bloggers and seeing their reviews and again some of these authors I have never heard of.
I have to say that sometimes short stories tend to be a bit too short, but here it wasn’t the case. I felt like the ...more
Hold The Lift – Aven Ellis
I’m a huge Aven Ellis fan and this story was a prime example of why. Sexy British hockey player Jude Parker ends up stuck in the elevator in his building with Sierra Crawford, who is the assistant editor of a food magazine. ...more
Geralyn Corcillo, whose rom coms Queen of the Universe, Miss Adventure, and the short story quartet, 4 in the Afternoon are smart, fresh and brilliant, doesn't disappoint with her "Upstairs, Downstairs... and the Lift in Between."
Corcillo's set-up is fabulous: Pasadena computer programme ...more
GOING UP? by Whitney Dineen
Fiona Kitchen moves to the Big Apple to expand her spa business to a new and more prosperous location, but instead of making the contacts that lead to fulfilling her dream, she ends up ru ...more
Again, you may be wondering why…? And the answer is simple again - anthologies mean you can sample a range of autho ...more
If you're looking for a lovely bunch of short stories about falling in love, look no further. I don't like to give any spoilers in my reviews but I will say the following:
Aven Ellis's book is amazing! I adore her writing style. Sierra and Jude are no exception! I LOVE them! Absolutely refreshing and witty to read.
Beth Labonte's story was a wonderful story about two exs at a bachelor/bachelorette party in Vegas. I'm sure to be looking for more of her stories!
Whitney Di ...more
Aven Ellis said it best when she wrote: "I want my books to be easy reading, a beach read, and an escape when you need one." I would say that she was successful. In fact, this collection of stories about finding love in an elevator is all of those things, and more.
Despite being about meeting and falling in love in an elevator (or shortly thereafter), all of these stories are vastly different and unique in plot.
These books have humour, romance, the ...more
I really enjoyed the plots of both stories that I have read so far. The first story had a fun, flirty plot. It was clean in content, but not in language, ...more
DOWN, THEN UP by Beth Labonte did a good job of interweaving the past and present; the female lead was refreshingly not-so-perfect.
GOING UP? by Whitney Dineen was my favorite. It was the least predictable and a lot of fun.
TAKING A CHANCE by Becky Monson - I wasn't so sure about, but the ending knocked my socks off.
HAPPY TO BE STUCK WITH YOU by Rich Amooi - Rich delivers his trademark well-written characters with a touch of absurd humor.
In UPSTAIRS, ...more
The stories are fun, an easy read and a pleasant mix of styles. I only rated this 4 stars beaucouse the stories are too short to really develop and some of them I liked more than others , but they are still very enjoyable - happy endings are so nice, and I finished them smiling and relaxed.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I don't remember where I heard about this book, but I usually get recommendations from blogs that recommend clean books, so I was disappointed with the content. Some of these stories made me laugh out loud, which I enjoy, but most of them were too loose with morals.
There were no sex scenes, but lots of characters had promiscuous lifestyles or attitudes. There was also profanity in most of the stories, including the name of Deity.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
This kind of book is why I enjoy my Kindle Unlimited subscription as it' is not something I would necessarily purchase but I would have missed this collection of romantic short stories. As is the benefit of anthologies I have discovered some new to me authors and will be looking for other books they have written.
Her books are designed to make readers laugh out loud and fall in love. Happily-ever-after endings and good-boy heroes are guaranteed.
Aven lives in the Dallas area with her family. She is a huge fan of both the Dallas Sta ...more