Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Summer Loving

Title: Summer Loving
Editor: Alison Tyler
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: July 21st, 2014
Source: Netgalley & Fido Publishing


Three and a half stars.


Summer Loving is an anthology of super short erotica stories that all follow one central theme: summertime. This collection contains twenty stories from some of my favorite naughty authors, and these stories were written for a great cause. For more information on that, check out my earlier post here.

Overall, this is a fast read of stories that are good to read while you're laying out on the beach or by the side of a pool. I knew that these stories would be short, but I will admit they were even shorter than I anticipated. This gave the tone of the collection more of a teasing edge to it, because just when things would get interesting, it'd switch to another story.

Like with any other anthology, I enjoyed some of these stories more than others. If I didn't like it, chances are it was because I didn't enjoy whatever kink was being addressed, or I didn't like the narrative style. I am not going to review all twenty stories, but I will mention the two that I liked best, in no order. "To Hell with Sunset" by A.M. Hartnett is about a boat tour that is much hotter than the sun they're sailing under. "Summer in December" by Tamsin Flowers is story about a chef who is dying to get her boss's attention, and the nearby beaches might be just the way to do so. These were both steamy, enjoyable reads that I definitely recommend.

This is a good anthology for anyone who enjoy short stories, or who is looking for a hot but breezy read for their beach e-reader. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Fido Publishing for my chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.


  1. These sound like a great anthology to have, and for such a great cause. I'll definitely have to get my own copy once I'm able.