Title: Confidential Encounters MM Anthology
Author Name & Publisher: Nicole Colville, April Wallington, Louisa Mae, T.A. Reign, Laura Raven (Hidden Pleasures)
Publication Date & Length: June 7, 2016 – 493 pgs
When the pressure at work rises, so does the passion. Five sweltering shorts to heat up your kindle and set your pulse racing.
Relationships in the workplace sound like a fantasy come true, especially with your sexy boss, but it’s not all hot encounters in the stationary cupboard and stolen kisses over the coffee machine. Being a couple in both your professional and personal world could make it easier to face what life throws at you, but it could also threaten to drive you apart.
Confidential Encounters includes five short stories, each very different in their own way with equally different men, but all have one thing in common… their professional and personal lives are mixing.
Though the passion and the heat is off the charts, can they turn hot encounters at work into something more, or is that a step too far?
All the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the Kaleidoscope Trust which promotes LGBT rights internationally. By reading, you’re helping support a very valuable service to our community. Thank you.
My my my!!!! This anthology was so hot. And not just in a sexy way. It was hot because each of the writers took their time to protest not only the sexiness of each story but the way the authors made of the stories have meaning behind them.
There are five different stories in this book. The only thing each have in common is the work place romances. One story is about a man whose family is homophobic and refuses to accept him for being gay. In the story it is basically, the man coming into his own with the help of four others in his office. Then another story is about a gender fluid person who ho does not identify themselves as man or woman because one day they feel one way or another and is hoping that the man they are falling for will accept them for who they are and not what is between their legs. Then there is a story that should be a one night stand but turns into so much more. These are just an example of what you will be getting with this book.
These stories have twinks, bears, muscle bound men, CEO’s and just general workers but each stories contains so much more then who the men are and more about who they become and the story they have in order to get there. This book has depth behind it even though there are five different stories with in the book. I was really impressed with each of the stories and I really enjoyed reading it.
These were very quick, easy reads. I have to say that out of this short anthology, I thought that the last one, Beautiful, was the most developed and I enjoyed that one the best. It had the most to offer in terms of secondary characters and chemistry between the two main characters.
Each of these were unique in their own way. This was one anthology that I enjoyed aspects of each of the stories.’
The Newcomer and Below the Line were my least favorite of this bunch. I just had a hard time connecting to the stories. They were well written, but for me, lacked character development.
I also really disliked the father in Double Dealing – it made me not like this story as much, probably because of the feelings that always came around when I had to read about how Trace’s family treated him. Despite the family/father making the story harder to like, the writing and character development was more advanced and you were really able to see the relationship develop.
Skin Deep was an OK story. I think that it was nice that there was acceptance, but the overall feeling I found was more forced. It could have been because of the original manner the surgeon had though. This was also a story that I had a difficult time connecting with the main characters.
Overall, this was a successful anthology. I would definitely recommend these authors to others looking for an introduction in to MM romance stories.