As a couple who met and fell in love in summer, we’ve always been especially fond of the season. Every year it brings back memories of those first evenings spent together, having drinks on a terrace, slowly getting to know each other and feeling like there might be something there worth exploring.
The idea to edit a summer romance anthology together came to us while having drinks on a terrace as well, but it was in the late fall. In the sub-tropical country we now call home, summers are spent mostly indoors in refrigerator-like air-conditioning.
After several months of receiving, reading and evaluating many submissions, we finally arrived at the splendid list of stories contained in the finished product. And we couldn’t be more proud. The quality and diversity of the stories is amazing. Some of them are purely romantic, others are sizzling hot. All of them together make for a perfect sensual companion to any holiday.
Here’s the blurb
Sun-soaked beaches, glittering blue pool surfaces and oceans painted by an orange-hued sunset have one thing in common: they’re the perfect background for falling in love. Who hasn’t felt that first wave of butterflies rise deep in their belly while pool side? Or that first quickening of the pulse when lounging on a lush patch of grass during a music festival? Summer is the perfect time to indulge in that sudden rush of first love or, equally so, the warm grip of long-fostered feelings for another woman.
This collection of fourteen stories runs the gamut of lesbian holiday romance stories. An Australian cookery course, a Belfast coffee shop, and even a romance writers’ conference are some of the backdrops for the summer love that unfolds in this lesbian romance anthology. Tamsin Flowers’s Drive Me Crazy takes place during Glastonbury, while Katya Harris’s sensual tale of passion between long-time lovers is entirely set by the side of the pool. Newcomer Brooke Winters brings us an irresistible tale of a woman running into a Mistress she’s played with in Spain, while Lucy Felthouse’s heroine gets much more heat than she bargained for when she goes volcano-watching on Lanzarote.
With stories by highly rated authors, including Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland, Erzabet Bishop and Harper Bliss, this collection is the perfect sensual companion to any holiday.
Table of Contents
Stepping Out by Cheyenne Blue
Mother Tongue by Camille Duvall
Drive Me Crazy by Tamsin Flowers
In the Honey-Sweet Sunshine by Katya Harris
Third Time Lucky by A.L. Brooks
A Most Spectacular View by Lucy Felthouse
Summer Stock by Emily L. Byrne
Mistress by Brooke Winters
A Good Read by RJ Layer
Orchid Rain by Erzabet Bishop
The Boi Who Cried Woolf by Allison Wonderland
Old College Friends by Annabeth Leong
Free Summer by K.A. Smith
A Matter Of Inclination by Harper Bliss