Blackout: A Romance Anthology (Anthology)
by Lisa Shelby (Authors)
Stephanie St. Klaire
Terri E. Laine
This review is from: March 26, 2019 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
This is a collection of steamy, contemporary stories that revolve around Vegas and what happens during a blackout in the forbidden city.
Given this premise, there are so many options on what would happen when all the lights go out in the the city where “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. This is a city where people already lose inhibition, so the additional cover of darkness adds another layer to whatever someone is feeling. It heightens awareness of sensuality, mystery, or fear to a whole new level. This book is filled with tales of the same night and everyone experiences something in the city of sin.
Blackout is packed with excellent authors and lots of steamy romance, thrilling experiences, and titillating storytelling. This anthology holds something for everyone and certainly for the price you can’t go wrong in picking it up and discovering authors you might not have read before. Here are just a few of my personal favorites:
“Blind Faith”- Lauren Runow
When a blackout happens while staying in a hotel room, you are locked out of your room, because oops, the keys all work on electricity, and to top off the madness…you are standing in the hallway in your bathrobe. Yeah, life would seem to be kicking you in the face right about then. As helplessness, panic, desperation and lots of other emotions begin to kick in, because hey, you’re basically naked, stuck in the hallway, and it’s dark. Life doesn’t exactly hate you when the hot guy across the hall comes to your rescue.
Mr. 7007 may offer up his sweats and his company so you don’t feel quite so alone, but as the night goes on Mr. 7007 might actually be Mr. Trouble. Was it coincidence that he happened to be in Vegas, prepared, calm, and seemed to know just a little too much? Gemma has a lot of questions, but will they ever be answered?
Blind Faith was a heartwarming story that was also thrilling. I enjoyed the mystery mixed in with the sweetness of the story.
“Night Games” T.K. Leigh
Is it fate when you run into the same man multiple times in different locations? Could fate possibly intervening on your behalf because you are too stubborn to fall in love?
Whether fate has a hand in your love life or not, Chloe doesn’t believe in happily ever after, but when she runs into Lincoln multiple times at different locations, while staying in Vegas for a bachelorette party, she begins to wonder the meaning behind it. When the lights go out in Vegas and they spend a night getting to know one another, playing board games since all means of technology or electricity is down, she experiences a level of intimacy she hasn’t felt in years.
Lincoln and Chloe experience an extended foreplay long into the night, that when they do decide to go to bed their chemistry is explosive. Perhaps fate knows what she’s doing after all.
This short story reminded me how much I enjoyed TK’s writing. Unfortunately, I haven’t read anything of hers for a of couple years, but her writing is flirty and page turning. I am looking forward to catching up on the Chelsea and Asher (the other couple you get a taste of in this story-I need to know what happens!)
This anthology is filled with several other stories and I hope you pick up the anthology for yourself so you can read each and every one to discover just how thrilling a blackout in Vegas would be.