Hot Summer Fun

This anthology is a hit and miss. There is no cohesive theme to these stories. They move from underage angst to forced seduction to abused shifter and more. From the Summer Fun title I expected a bit more fun and a bit less fuss. A few of the stories are interesting, in particular, Summer in the Wild and Working Stiff. I did enjoy both of them. But some stories feel incomplete and rushed, however, there is plenty of steamy sex. Generally, I like anthologies and find new authors to try but this one just didn't click for me.

Summer Fun is anthology of 10 short stories by some top writers in the m/m market. There's something for everyone - contemporary romance, paranormal happenings and very hot sex. Exotic characters and places set the stage for many of these diverse stories.


Book Blurb for Hot Summer Fun

Summer's Dawn-Sue Brown-Seth spends his summers watching the boys play ball at the beach. His girls are desperate to attract the attention of the hunks. Seth watches them too, content to let others think he's looking at the girls, until he realizes one of the boys is watching him. Summers pass, and Seth and Joel continue to watch each other, yet it's never the right time to acknowledge their attraction.

A Summer Night Fling-Raine Delight-Cal Larson wasn't expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret...one that may bring danger to Cal's doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?

Working Stiff-Sara York-Josh finds himself out of work, desperate he takes a construction job. His muscles are sore but that doesn't keep him from noticing Zane. Josh steers clear of Zane until they are thrust together.

In the Heat of the Night-Lisa Worrall-The heat wave gripping Southern California has driven Nick and Oliver apart—as far as their sleeping arrangements are concerned. Despite Nick’s complaints, Oliver heads for the downstairs guest room. In the middle of the night Nick is awoken by noise. Will he find the burglar he suspects, or something more surprising?

Summer House-Jaxx Steele-Marcus’s twin brother asked him to take his place for the weekend at their summer house in Key Largo. Marcus looked forward to a weekend by the pool, but it’s what he didn’t expect to find that made his impromptu vacation one of the best he ever had.

Summer In The Wild-CR Guiliano-Gillian Daleth knew he was a rare breed. No werewolf wanted a Delta in their pack. Gil spent years researching to find out why he was not welcome. He considered himself a loner. Until he met Jeriah Peirson. An Omega. But Gil couldn’t mate with Jeriah. Not without an Alpha. And the only Alpha Gil knew was Laramie Cane, who had no interest in a mate, or mates in Gil’s case.

One Night in Paradise With You-Rawiya-Peter Galley is a successful businessman on a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii. With one night to fulfill his fantasy of sex with a man, he meets Cruz Vallejo, a gorgeous town hunk. Peter immediately wants to make this man his conquest but will Cruz even notice, and if he does will he give Pete the chance?

Air Bear-A.J. Llewellyn-Hawaiian-born Kappy is thrilled to be back in the land of his ancestors with the man of his dreams, Jason, an Air Bear--Military Trooper--stationed at Wheeler Air Force Field. When they drive along the once-forbidden H3 Freeway, Jason is amused that Kappy seems so frightened about displeasing the old island gods. His Air Bear is not convinced that local myth is true. Jason is determined to prove the legend is just superstition...Or is it?

Hot Summer Hogs-Patricia Logan-Bikers have gathered in Sturgis for the world's largest bike rally. Cade Littlebear and his husband Jake Maxfield join the sexy crowd for their first ever bike rally. When Cade is challenged by a sexy ex, Jake is there to support his lover and keep his 'spirits' up. How he chooses to keep Cade's 'head' in the game, will leave you wanting more.

A Midsummer's Night Pick-up-Ike Rose-Hans Rotmusen is a young blond whose family kicked him out when they discovered he was gay. Living in a small apartment with his lover, Jonathan, was great, until Jon decides to marry a woman. After two years alone, Hans is horny as hell, so he goes cruising in Central Park on Midsummer's Night of 1978. Under the magical moonlight, Goldilocks encounters Pappa Bear deep in the woods. Following the most passionate kiss of his life, Hans is helplessly attracted to the gruff, rugged stud, but when they get to Pappa Bear's Den, he discovers a big surprise. Will Pappa Bear be Goldilocks' true love, or just a Midsummer’s Night Pickup?

Plus Novel - 70,000 - 99,999


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.00