Editor: Sandra Brown
Contributing Authors: Lee Child, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heather Graham, Allison Brennan, Roxanne St. Claire, Carla Neggers, Beverly Barton , Robert Browne , Andrea Kane, Pamela Callow, Lori Armstrong, Jeff Ayers & Jon Land, William Bernhardt, Dianna Love, Brenda Novak, Bill Floyd, J.T. Ellison, Vicki Hinze, Julie Kenner, Cindy Gerard, D.P. Lyle, James Macomber, Toni McGee Causey, Laura Griffin, Patricia Rosemoor, William Simon, Alexandra Sokoloff, Debra Webb, Mariah Stewart (Taken from Goodreads)
Published: Mira, 29 May 2012
Summary: Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.
Go on vacation with Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire's "bullet catcher"—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged "Diamond Drop." Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child's pitch-perfect "I Heard a Romantic Story" puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: What an amazing short story anthology. After finishing this book it’s going to be hard to find a book with one great author in it let alone the 30 odd in this one.
This book obviously has some very high calibre authors many of them are names I know very well and usually when I read a short story anthology by various authors I find some that aren’t very good but in this book I loved every single story. They are all extremely well written and well thought out. They’re all absolutely brilliant.
I really liked Sandra Brown’s commentary before each story. It was short and to the point and peaked my interest in ever story.
This being the third anthology and the third I read I feel as though it was even better than the previous two anthologies.
Oftentimes it’s hard to talk about short story anthologies because some of the stories are bad, some are good, you’re not sure whether to talk about each individual story and what you thought of it. As I was reading this one I was trying to figure out this for myself but every story I came upon was amazing.
If there was one thing that I got out of this book was entertainment. I feel as though every single story had entertainment value. Some of the stories I thought they were a little odd to start with but once I had gotten to the end it all made sense and it wasn’t awful anymore.
All that being said, just go read this book. I don’t care if you don’t like short stories, this is one anthology that is definitely worth reading.