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Fun, light, sexy. ( )
  bgknighton | Dec 7, 2015 |
Widows Auction 2 stars
Luisa's Desire 3 stars
Mr. Speedy 4 stars
The Awakening 2.5 stars ( )
  CC123 | Aug 10, 2015 |
If you have read one shifter romance novel -- no matter the author -- you have read most shifter novels in the genre. This series is no different. Brain candy fluff for clearing my head. Easy to read. Not a lot of commitment required. ( )
  lesmel | Oct 24, 2014 |
The fantasy theme was heavy with all four of the stories in the book. The first story is The Widow's Auction by Sabrina Jeffries. In this novella, a young widow is convinced that it is in her favor to auction off one night with her in return for a large sum of money that she can use to benefit her work with a all-boys' school. Of course, she secretly just wants to know what it's like to actually enjoy the bedtime act. In the realm of make-believe, this was quite the enjoyable mix of lust and romance with no negative consequences.
The second story is Luisa's Desire by Emma Holly. In this fascinating read, an immortal woman seeks an alternative to her need for blood to survive in a remote lamasery buried in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. While she assumes that the answer is a particular form of meditation, what she instead gets is an aspiring monk who possesses a much more fleshly solution to her problem. Reincarnation takes on a whole new meaning in this short story, and I found the different take on vampires in fiction to be well-written.
The third story is Mr. Speedy by Elda Minger. In this plot, an ambitious young woman decides to make herself over into a man in order to sneak into and cover a male-only conference entirely about getting a woman to go to bed with the man. Her genius plan takes a left-turn when she discovers she is rooming with the city's most eligible bachelor coming off of a horrid divorce - whom she is overwhelmingly attracted to. The irony of this story is that the bachelor becomes increasingly interested in her before he is even aware she is in disguise. The humor of this story made it quite charming in a sexy sort of way.
The final story is The Awakening by Christine Feehan. The story begins her series, the Leopard People, with the tale of a young veterinarian lured deep into the jungle to track down her inheritance. Heavy lust and desire take over quite early in the story as the reader discovers that her presence there has been manipulated by a man of the leopard people who has already claimed her for his mate. The intensity and over-dramatization in the writing made this story less enjoyable for me than the others. I was also put off by the man's extreme obsession with the woman and his reluctance to tell her what was happening to her right from the beginning. ( )
  JacobsBeloved | Nov 25, 2013 |
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Holly, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Stories in anthology:

The Widow's Auction by Sabrina Jeffries
Luisa's Desire by Emma Holly
Mr. Speedy by Elda Minger
The Awakening by Christine Feehan

Please do not combine The Awakening single title ebook with this anthology that contains the same story.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0515132764, Mass Market Paperback)

In these four novellas by today's hottest romance writers, a Victorian widow auctions off her most prized possession: herself...a beautiful jungle explorer discovers her own wild side...a bloodthirsty beauty gives in to her darkest desires...and a young woman turns an all-male academy into a school for seduction.

You have nothing to lose...but your inhibitions.

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...a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true- to live among the fereal jungle creatures. In an exclusive gentlemen's club in Victoria London....adventurous ladies are available to the highest bidder.

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