~~ I received a free e-copy of this Anthology from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review~~
FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS FOR THE OBSIDIAN COLLECTION!
Obsidian Escape by Rebel Adams
Adams’ story about the girl who needs saving from her abusive and cheating husband who does not value anything that she truly is well set out. The characters are believable and at the end we get attached to both main characters.
I enjoyed this story and I’d recommend it.
Obsidian Liquor by Scarlett Dawn
Scarlett Dawn has created yet another riveting story. It’s not your typical romance either. The entire story is fun yet dangerous. It was slow in parts but altogether it was a good story.
Beth, a news reporter, is strewn into a world of fighting and violence even though it’s everything she despises. She finds solace in the most unlikely place and she ends up fitting in better than she feared. At the end of the story, she comes undone when she finally gets to the meat of the matter she has been pursuing, only to destroy it herself.
I think she has grown as an individual and is at the end of the story, more inclined to make more ethical choices. If that has been because of her new-found company or because of the fact that matters of the heart should be kept private, in the end Beth does the right thing.
I’d definitely recommend this story to anyone looking for a short romance to read.
Obsidian Faith by Bev Elle
From the very beginning of this story, the reader is encapsulated into the world Bev Elle has created. Readers become emotionally invested into the orphans Trevor and Shanice. In this short story we watch these two characters grow up into impeccable adults. The story is riveting and dramatic from start to finish and a huge page turner.
The author has really done an amazing job in portraying Trevor and Shanice’s stories from childhood well into adulthood, flawlessly and in a way which doesn’t make readers feel as though they’ve missed anything.
I’d definitely recommend this story.
Obsidian Heart by Nicole Flockton
This story was interesting but at times I thought the romance to be a little too much and the way Erika continuously walked out on Brandt was amusing to me. Also the fact that the story was supposedly set in Trinidad, but didn’t reflect not even an ounce of Trinidadian culture was disappointing since I was looking forward to that and was constantly looking out for it.
However the writing style was good and I enjoyed reading it nevertheless. We all need a Brandt Whittaker in our lives.
Obsidian Sky by Lara Henley
Brandon and Arebella’s story is really touching. It was nice to see them finally meet after such a long time of dreaming of each other.
However I felt that the story was unbelievable at times and Brandon’s actions towards Arebella when they first met again, we’re out of character for him.
I nevertheless enjoyed the story and I love how it ended.
Obsidian Ice by Missy Johnson
This story was about a gay couple. The storyline was interesting enough but in a way predictable. I didn’t feel any connection to any of the characters.
However the writing itself was good and perhaps this kind of story is just not my cup of tea.
Obsidian Jewel by Angel Lawson
I really enjoyed reading about Maya and Kent. They should have a whole book to themselves. I loved the thrill of what they do and the author really created these characters multi-dimensional and so I think readers are more ready to relate to the characters.
Everyone has that one person we let get away even though all we wanted to do was beg them to stay, and to see how it ends for Maya and Kent is inspiring.
I love how Maya makes Kent pay for all that he has done to her in the past. She is truly a strong woman and her character empowers me.
Kent is the altruistic bad boy who will only be tamed for Maya and I absolutely love that aspect of any guy. The author builds his character really well and readers get an insight to Kent’s mind.
The author did a really good job with this story.
I’d definitely recommend this story.
Obsidian Desire by T. H. Snyder
Really good story.
Obsidian Beauty by Emily Walker