3.5 Stars for Forbidden Fruit Anthology – #F/F #Erotica @LadyLitPub

Forbidden Fruit

Title: Forbidden Fruit Anthology
Edited by: Cheyenne Blue
Publication Date & Length: September 13, 2014 – 250 pgs

Synopsis

She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist.

This collection of seventeen stories charts the spectrum of unwise lesbian desire, gathering tales of women you should resist—but can’t. In Jean Roberta’s Shelter the bad girl’s back from prison. An upper-class lady seduces her maid in Laila Blake’s poignant story set in Regency England, while a Catholic nun is beguiled by a hooker in Lisabet Sarai’s powerful The First Stone.

These women are cops, slave owners, doctors, Dommes, and horse thieves, and you’ll find them at the pool, being seduced by older women, putting their job on the line for lust, or seducing the salt-and-pepper butch.

With stories from writers at the top of their game, including Sacchi Green, Erzabet Bishop, Beth Wylde, Harper Bliss, and Allison Wonderland, this collection is sure to thrill.

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Review

ThreeandHalfStars

Our Woman by Rebecca Lynne Fullan
I enjoyed segments of this story, but overall I had no idea what the heck it was talking about so I was sad that it ended without further clarification.

Hands Off by Ava-Ann Holland
SUPER hot.. I wish we could’ve gone up in that room with them…with no hands.

Shelter by Jean Roberta
an interesting story. I was a bit confused at times as to their past and how they came to the present, but still interesting enough to make me flip pages quickly to try to figure it out. Sad to see it over too.

Ungodly Yours by Allison Wonderland
I didn’t like the HEAVY bible references. But then we got little kicks like ‘I’m bored with the Lord’ and ‘do you accept God the Father as your Lord and Master’ shortly there after, which was very contradictory to me. Over all though I will say I greatly appreciated the under lying message in the story that was overshadowed, ‘we don’t get to decide how we’re designed.’ or even better ‘Just because I’ve fallen for a woman doesn’t make me a fallen woman.’ which is exactly what I personally believe, but would’ve like to have seen that been not hidden behind so much Lord, God and sinning references.

Secondly, the character is 18 and still talking like she is much younger, even if she is extremely religious. ‘Before long, we’re… you know, we’re–‘ when talking about being naked. ‘And now, with our… loins leafless, we can begin our genesis.’ is another example of how the bible is referenced to heavily for me and not entirely like an 18 year old would think to me.The Rules by Rachel O. Esplanade
I absolutely loved this story except for the confusing timeline in the beginning, which threw me for a bit as to when things were happening for the characters. I can’t say that I particularly care for the ‘you’ and ‘I’ tense used, but other than that it was a great story about forbidden love!

The Further Adventures of Miss Scarlet by Emily L. Byrne
Cop and thief have SUPER hot meeting on a subway.. with possible future run ins. I will be searching for the (hopeful) sequel to this hot, fierce liaison.

Sunset, Sunrise by Sacchi Green
Oooh.. Watch out.. Hot. Forbidden. And over all too quickly for me. Darn that sun for rising and this couple separating.

The Clinton County Horse Theif Society by Axa Lee
Aw! I was sad at the way this story turned out. I didn’t want Belle to be bad! I wanted her to love Katie the way Katie loved her! I don’t want to say what happens but in the end I’m glad Katie gets the closure she needs and hope that she one day finds a woman who loves her more than Belle.

Freedom by Harper Bliss
MILF story.. yes please! Loved it. Another great piece of work from Harper! Sexy, well written short story.

Ascending Amelia by Erzabet Bishop
Yes! Yes! And YES! A little BDSM for the first time, some spanking and steamy. Very sexy little story and one I wouldn’t mind seeing expanded into a whole novel or novella. Relateable characters that have real life emotions and reactions. Well done.

Bachelorette Party by Beth Wylde
Beautiful. Discovering there is more than friendship behind all those lingering touches and hate for the fiancee. Another steamy read, but also about finding that Linda was willing to stand by and let Jenny do what Jenny needed to do to be happy even though she wanted so much more. At Jenny’s Bachelorette Party, real feeling and emotions are discovered.

Thanks to Irene by Nicole Wolfe
Luanna is married to Dina, but for reasons we don’t know (or I missed) they are apart when Hurricane Irene comes. Seeking refuge, Luanna goes to Amy, the masseuse. Hm, what I wonder is if Dina will be joining the pair when she finds out or if she will be upset she wasn’t included. Great story!

Ash by Niki Crow
Seduced by the new lady.. I loved the little scenes (like stopping by Jennie’s for a skinny dip and a little finger bang outside).. I wish we could’ve gotten a longer, more drawn out story with longer scenes in general but I loved the characters and their interactions..

The Law of Reciprocity by Laila Blake
I have to admit that my least favorite romances to read are historical, but this story was excellent. I truly enjoyed it. I loved both women and the way they came together.. I do wish we would’ve gotten a bit more of the story, but still excellent.

Shallow End by L.C. Spoering
At first the story was a bit slow for me, building the background and I didn’t see where it was going really. Once it got going and I figured out where things were going, it seemed to wrap up all too quick for me, but I still think it was a good, short little story.

The First Stone by Lisabet Sarai
I can’t say that I cared for this one as it is a taboo topic for me.. A nun breaking her vows. I also didn’t care for the fact that she called the people she was supposed to be helping inmates, which isn’t how a nun would think in my mind.

Out For The Count by Cheyenne Blue
I loved this story.The card counter vs casino security. The backstory was excellently filled in enough that we knew what was going on. The sensual parts were great. I loved the way Cheyenne wrote it and the characters, I will most definitely be picking up her work in the future.

~Renee

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