Wednesday, April 2, 2014

THERE ALL ALONG by Lauren Dane & Megan Hart

December 3rd, 2013
Futuristic Erotic Romance, Anthology
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
4 Hearts

Discover the worlds of Lauren Dane and Megan Hart when they come together in two stories that will singe your fingertips and steal your heart.

In Lauren Dane’s Land’s End, you find out that Land’s End is one of the most dangerous places to be on. For Verity Coleman, she is stuck in Silver Cliffs, longing for the freedom the open road brings and of the tall, dreamy Loyal Alsbaugh, the patrolman who takes the strong silent type a little too far. But when Silver Falls is attacked, it is Verity’s one chance to show Loyal that she can be an asset on the road. The question is, can Loyal see past his past in order to have a future with Verity?

I got to admit, Lauren Dane is a must read author for me and whatever she writes, be it bdsm contemporary, paranormal or science fiction/futuristic, she delivers stories that heat the blood up and leaves readers wanting more. Land’s End is a story about second chances and forbidden love that just grabs you when you read it. I couldn’t put it down long enough to even eat, that is how much I needed to know what would happen for Verity and Loyal. Ms. Dane does a wonderful job in keeping the reader intrigued by the characters and the storyline. The characters are well written; story moves nicely along and delivers just enough heat to leave the reader breathless. Definitely one story I want to read again.

Next we have Megan Hart’s By Sea of the Sand and this one is a mix of forgotten memories and simmering sexual tension. Captain Kason Reed is willing to give his everything to the success of the Sheirran Defense Forces in the war that is about to exact its price from Kason. Now Kason can’t remember anything but bits and pieces from the war and when he begins to fall for his caregiver, Teila, he finds there is more to his memories than even he thinks.

I got to admit this one story took a bit longer to get into. I am not sure if it was the fact that Kason, without his memory is drawn to Teila and sleeping with him would mean she would be cheating on her husband or that I was just still blown away from the first story that it colored my reaction to By Sea of the Sand. Whatever it was this story just didn’t cut it for me as much as Lauren Dane’s did. Overall, the story delivered but I felt it could have been better if it was longer and more fleshed out. Kason was captured by the enemy and returned to a place where he can recover physically and mentally. The twists in this story were good yet felt a bit contrived at times and the jarring moments within the story totally tossed me out of the story all together at times. I haven’t read much of this author’s work so I am intrigued to see what else she has that I may like. Overall, this was an okay story that was hampered by the short story length and I felt could have been a longer story.

THERE ALL ALONG is one anthology that had one awesome story and one okay read to enjoy. Filled with heat, romance and a few twists to enjoy, the reader is taken on a journey that will steal their heart when the last page is read. I can’t wait to see what both these authors have coming up in the future. If you are looking for an anthology to get a sense of each author’s writing style then this is a good example of it and perfect to read on a cold winter’s night. Just make sure to have your significant other or a cool draft around you to cool you down. This anthology is HOT!

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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