Beach Blanket Bad Boys by Multiple Authors – see review for links Release Date: June 7, 2005 Publisher: Kensington Compilation – 6 short stories by 6 different authors Number of pages: 352 Hardcover Source: borrowed from Warren Public Library Contemporary Romance Rating: XXX Read 11/4/16 – 11/15/16
This is a steamy collection of short stories, none more than 50 pages long. I’m not quite sure where the title of this book comes from, but it could be the fact that this is a perfect beach read. Each story is self-contained and quick to read. As with other compilations, I am basing my rating on the overall book on the average rating.
Batteries Not Required
by Linda Lael Miller
Although this is a very short story, it felt complete. No extra characters to get to know, not really anyway. It’s focused on the heroine, Gayle, and the hero, Tristan. There’s not a lot of dialogue and it’s really not needed. Short, sexy, emotional, and fun.
by Alison Kent
This was really a sweet story. The couple, Sara and Jax, is already in a loving and long-term relationship. The story is about them finding out about a life changing event and how that will or won’t affect their relationship. There are some steamy scenes thrown in for good measure.
by Lucy Monroe
Any woman with a sister or good friend who is model gorgeous will relate with this story. Tabby’s sister is beautiful and sought after by all men so Tabby is confused when a new-comer makes it clear Tabby is his objective and not her sister. Calder is tall, mysterious, and British. He’s also kind, loving, and infatuated with Tabby. Loved it!
by Jill Shalvis
This story is the reason I checked this book out from the library. I love Jill Shalvis. Unfortunately this one was only so-so. I definitely hope readers who haven’t read her other books don’t judge her talent based on this story. It was steamy and sexy, but I found something missing from the characters.
by Susanna Carr
This story made me laugh, which is something I love doing while reading. Other than that, I didn’t really feel I engaged with the characters. They weren’t likeable at all and there seemed to be pieces missing. My rating on this one has to do with the humor that was involved.
by Morgan Leigh
Hot, hot, hot! They saved the best for last. There is so much told in this story but it doesn’t seem rushed. Somehow, in just a few chapters, Morgan Leigh made me care for Arden and Kip as if I’d known them for years.