I’m so excited about this anthology! I’ve been waiting for it to come out for awhile and it’s finally here! This anthology has 12 short stories that range from Y/A to N/A to M/M. 100% of the proceeds go to author Colleen Hoover’s charity The Bookworm Box. I’m going to review just a few of the stories here and also want to give away a copy of the kindle version – scroll down to the bottom to find out how to enter!
First up to review is Snapback by Keller Ramsey. Full disclosure that I’m friends with this first time author but I also really love Jamie and Adam so much that I can’t wait for other people to read this story. I’m always looking for new male/male quality writing and I know Keller is too so I love that she chose to start writing some!
The character of Adam deals with severe anxiety and just killed me. He was portrayed so realistically and I loved everything about him – I wanted to alternate between giving him hugs or lust after him depending on what was going on in the story. I haven’t found a ton of anxiety ridden characters pulled off all that well but Adam was written with accuracy that really touched me. But beyond that the friendship between Adam and Jamie made me want to know more, right this second! This accomplished what a short story should – made me want more of this couple. I need to know the rest of the story, it left me wanting more.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Next up is Spaghetti and Roses by Kata Cuic. This is a prequel type story to Kata’s First & Goal that I reviewed on the blog recently. That was her first book and I was incredibly impressed with the writing and the humor.
In this story we get to see even more humor from both Evie and Rob and I loved it. It made me like Rob even more, if that was possible. I really enjoyed seeing a glimpse into their early years before First & Goal happened. And if anything it made me even more excited to get Second & Down – which is out at the end of this month. I really love that I got to read her first book and will be following what she does for sure.
Rating: 4 Stars
Last up (and the first in the anthology) is Seventeen Wishes by Erica Alexander who is completely new to me. This was such an adorably sweet story and Zac and Lily make such a great couple. The story is full of emotion and the wishes made me just kind of melt. I loved that it even included an epilogue since I’m such a big fan of those.
This anthology definitely has something for everyone and all of the stories are worth reading! Check them all out and check out the authors as well as The Bookworm Box where all of the proceeds go!
Rating: 4 Stars
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Title: Between Hearts
Release Date: September 8, 2016