Review: For the Love of Women: Volume 2


fortheloveofwomenvol2

2 stars

Read on December 08, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Synopsis: The stories in this anthology vary deliciously from science fiction to straight-up erotica—there’s something for everyone.

In She Marries Her, a southern bride juggles dealing with her overbearing mother and the stress of planning her dream wedding. Thankfully, she’s picked the right partner—one who can distract her from everything else and remind her why a wedding is happening in the first place. This piece of erotica with a heart will get your pulse racing.

A piece about pain, loss, and healing, Are Angels Allowed to Swear? is a complicated work of erotic fiction.

Scars of War takes us on an otherworldly journey of an Oracle and a Warrior, their forbidden love, and the lengths we go to—the sacrifices we make—in order to protect those we love.

New lovers, Jane and Ava, are still learning about each other. In Beautifully Exposed, Ava takes Jane on a journey of self-discovery and challenges Jane’s deeply held beliefs about herself and beauty.

Wava and Claire tells the timeless tale of love between two women. Wava has lost everything in her life; she can’t afford to lose Claire, too.

Travel with Carlie to Bora Bora in The Beach, where she meets Zoan and her group of Aussie friends. They sneak away for privacy, and all sorts of shenanigans ensue.

Bookish Things: 60 pages. The cover is a nice take on the LGBTI rainbow. Simple, yet eye-catching. This is the second volume from Kat and Toira, but as the pieces are stand alone pieces it can be read out of order.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1.03.

My Review: 

Individually these stories range from 1-4 stars, but all together the book just doesn’t stand up as a polished piece of work. There are some really great ideas within, but they need some work to make them stand on their own, or even in a collection of short pieces. Some of the ideas really need a lot more room to develop, while others are clearly aimed at the titillation crowd but they just don’t mesh well with the rest of the pieces.

I’ve got some comments on each piece below:

She marries her
Sweet and tender, the blushing brides are a nice read, except the end felt a bit too much for the rest of the piece. If you’re going to go with sweet and tender, leave it there. Don’t go for too much. There’s also a few adverbs and adjectives I’d pull to strengthen the story, but overall a nice story.
3.5 stars

Are Angels Allowed to swear?
Interesting premise, nice, albeit swift lead up to and complete sex scene, but reasonable. The story on the whole was more of a glimpse than a whole story.
4 stars (really needs to be longer!!)

Scars of War
What a sad story. The beginning started so peacefully, only to be shattered by war, fighting and death. I feel this one could benefit from being longer to give the reader a better picture of the world and belief system. In the story as it is, only a small glimpse is possible.
3 stars

Beautifully exposed
Way too short, not enough of anything to really get into.
2 stars

Wava and Claire
Paranormal vampires and a heap of backstory thrown at the reader. Too short to work well, too much info dumping. Not enough characterisation to really set the tone. Some editing required to smooth the adjectives and adverbs not needed.
2 stars

The Beach
There is so much wrong with this story it’s not funny. Too much gushing, both characters are experts in bed when they’ve only just met, they each have way too many orgasms, the intimacy is too much and in general there’s just too much of everything. Totally unbelievable and clearly written for the titillation crowd, not those who might want more of a story.

One thing I noticed: ‘…and slowly start moving my fingers in and out of her quickly.’
1 star

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

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2 thoughts on “Review: For the Love of Women: Volume 2

  1. I laughed at that last line! No wonder you gave The Beach one star 😉 But I’m a big fan of short stories and always looking for more to read. Great review.

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