Title: First Timers Anthology
Author Name & Publisher: Rob Rosen, Gacy Grant, Evelyn Burkhardt, Jacey Mills, Andrea Dalling, Helena Maeve, Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese, Megan McFerren, Cal Prozorova, McKay, Katherine Halle
Publication Date & Length: August 12, 2015 – 74,000 Words
First Timers brings you a collection of eleven stories about first experiences. From sweet and innocent to smoking hot, these stories capture the exhilarating feeling that something wonderful is about to happen.
Humor and passion blend in Rob Rosen’s “Come Hell or High Water,” Gacy Grant treats us to a heartwarming first in “The Pickup,” long-time friends become lovers in “The King’s Guard” by Evelyn Burkhardt and “One Sneeze, a Wish, Two Sneezes, a Kiss” by Jacey Mills, and revelations abound first time away from home in Andrea Dalling’s “What a Man Wants” and Helena Maeve’s “Initiation.” “Sample and Hold” by Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese, Megan McFerren’s “Just Like That,” and Val Prozorova’s “Guitar Lesson” explore the intensity of a first coming out, first time, first kiss, while love can be found where you least expect it in “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by McKay and “Finding Home” by Katherine Halle.
Whether contemporary or fantastical, past or present, a sweet kiss on a riverbank or reveling in the Bayou, these stories are all uplifting, fun, and did we mention hot?
There were 4 stories that really stuck out for me:
One Sneeze, a wish, 2 sneezes, a kiss by Jacey Mills
What a man wants by Andrea Dalling
Stop draggin’ my heart around by McKay
Finding Home by Katherine Halle.
All of these were slightly longer in length and I think that’s why I liked them more. The stories were able to develop more, rather than just being a one-off sex scene or quick read about an even quicker encounter.
While all of the stories were about first times, the range of what was considered first time was large, which I thought was a plus in this anthology.
So, despite not liking the anthology collection a lot, because of these 4 stories, I was able to rate it a 4. However, given the book as a whole, I might rate it a 3.5 due to the length of the anthology, without all of them being great stories.