Best Lesbian Romance is a collection of stories that encompasses all of the reasons why I love romance novels. Reading tales of people meeting and falling in love has been a hobby of mine since I was about 13 years old and other than the fact that they entirely feature lady love at its finest there is no fundamental difference between the stories that I read when I was 13 and the stories that I read in this book. Every clever turn of phrase that describes the electric spark of sexual chemistry, miscommunication plot point that keeps a couple apart felt familiar and comforting. Radclyffe has compiled a superb array of anecdotes that are eloquent, humorous, and at times emotionally wrought with angst, but always delightfully luscious.
There is something for everyone in this book that will keep you interested: older couples looking for a new spark, virgins searching for the perfect mate, etc, whatever you think it will there ready for you to devour at your leisure. In “Vanilla, Sugar, Butter, Salt” a couple forms a bond after a near fatal accident, “ Rule 4” is about what happens when you set up rules and then slowly but surely break every last one of them- and the fun that ensues when rules are broken. “Leaving” is an erotic quickie detailing the adventures one couple is willing to go through before one goes on a plane ride. These are just a few of the awesome stories found within. The biggest strength that this book exhibits has somehow maintained a strong cohesiveness without sacrificing the individuality of each story; love, in all its various incarnations is the common theme between each tale.
This book is simply fantastic and I hope every person who reads this review immediately pick this book up and read it from cover to cover. You will find that in some shape or form they will all stick with you after you finish reading.
In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titilating tales of lesbian couples taking each other to new heights of happily bedded bliss. Imagination and experimentation are the key that unlocks the hearts of these lesbian love stories and every kind of love you CAN imagine are told in stories redolent of romance, risk-taking, and, even gobsmackingly surprising true love. There are virgins, long-time companions, and very memorable one-night stands.