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Monday, May 11, 2015

A Gentleman's Kiss

This is a collection of nine novellas where a single kiss seals the deal between a single man and a single woman, written by nine incredible authors. As I was reading through the stories, I kept finding that I liked each one better than the previous one, with a couple of exceptions.

The problem with these collections is that there isn't space enough to give the characters the depth they need to make a good story, but these authors seem to make it work within the constraints. There are a couple of novellas out of sequence in the galley I read, but for the most part, all nine stories stand alone. I feel that some of them have been previously published in other collections, but what caused the them to make the cut in this collection is the fact of a mind-bending kiss between the protagonists. The settings vary from story to story but adds to the spice of the whole anthology. Two of the stories revolve around music, several of them revolve around former loves moving back home, but all of them revolve around Jesus Christ. One, in fact, uses the story as a tool to point out the gospel in such a way that every reader MUST make a decision for or against Jesus.

The book's list of novellas and authors can be found on Amazon by clicking on the picture of the book and then the table of contents. Each is listed in the order it appears in the book. It was such a pleasure to read this book. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a kiss to knock your socks off.

My thanks to Barbour Books for allowing me to read and review this anthology.

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