Ok this one was odd to say the least. I really loved the editor’s intro in the beginning and I kind of wish that that would have been the story. But alas that was not the case.
This anthology is a mash up of erotica that is for both gay and straight. I wasn't ready for that - haha. For me, unfortunately this book fell very short. It seems that each unknown author was asked to write a story that was about 10 pages long in a style kind of like Fan Fiction. One I would describe as based on Beauty and the Beast, but it’s changed to Beauty and Beauty. Another had to deal with the Playboy mansion. This one just wasn't my cup of tea.
I really loved the intro and description of how words can turn you on etc. But the stories in this book really fell short on that take.
Forget poorly written prose and clichéd love scenes: Book Lovers answers the call for sexy literature with substance. This collection of toe-curling tales written by and for word-worshippers offers well-crafted fiction and creative nonfiction that connects literature to libido. From a Vonnegut-inspired tryst to an imaginary ménage à trois with Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin, the book encompasses a veritable buffet of literary fantasies.
Whether they’re conjuring Junot Díaz between the sheets or dreaming of a modern-day enactment of Wuthering Heights?this time refusing Edgar in favor of lusty, bodice-ripping nights with Heathcliff?the stories in Book Lovers are designed for readers’ brains and bodies.
Includes contributions from Izabella St. James, Slash Coleman, Trina Calderón, Cara Bruce, and Stephanie Auteri.