In Heather Horrocks' charming story, A HOUND DOG NAMED ELVIS, interior designer, Kaitlin Hartley returns to her hometown of Aspen Grove, California, to the job of her dreams after a year of specialized training in New York. During the town's Autumn Festival, she enters her dachshund, Elvis, into the Running of the Hallowieners race. Joshua Moore, the man who hadn't wanted her to leave Aspen Grove, but hadn't waited for her either, enters Elvis's sister, Priscilla. When Kaitlin gets home afterward, she realizes Elvis has left the building--with Joshua. She has the wrong dog! Can she get her dog--and the man she's never stopped loving--back?
EYE FOR AN EYE, Stephanie Black's thrilling novella, follows Mallory as she is just getting her life back together, living with her sister and brother-in-law and starting college. After a difficult few years following a family tragedy, she's finally ready to move forward, which includes getting to know the charming Darien better. But when illegal drugs turn up in her sister's drawer, the first person accused is Mallory, and suddenly she doesn't know who to trust. She turns to Darien, but with all evidence pointing at her, she doesn't know if Darien is the man to save her.
In FIRST HEIST, a suspenseful novella by Heather B. Moore, Mia, an undercover agent is about to make a handoff to co-agent, Omar Zagouri. But before she can complete her assignment, her cover is blown, and she finds herself escaping with Omar. The only problem is, her boss warned her about Omar and his sketchy history of landing himself in the middle of danger. After losing her mother in an attack planned for Mia, pulling off any heist with a man like Omar is the last thing she needs for her career . . . or her life.
Sarah M. Eden's cozy mystery, LETTER FOR TWO, we meet Sophia, who looks forward to the 5:30 p.m. mail sorting she does with her next door neighbor, Ethan. They live in a renovated house, now split into two apartments. Ethan is one of those dreamy, smart guys, but he shows no interest other than being friendly toward Sophia. When they find a mysterious letter addressed to Eleanor, dated to 1953, Sophia and Ethan determine to solve the puzzle together. Sophia knows that spending evenings with Ethan in 'research' might be her only chance to convince him that she should be more than just a neighbor.
In the enchanting novella, SILVER CASCADE SECRETS, by Rachelle J. Christensen, Jillian is the master landscaper at a beautiful park. Meeting Travis there soon after breaking up with her boyfriend, Jillian is wary at first. Travis seems like a great guy, but Jillian had fallen for great guys before. When she learns that his brother, Craig, was murdered six months before, her heart goes out to Travis. True to her curious nature, she starts asking questions and learns about Craig's close connection with the park. But finding the answers puts Jillian's life in danger, and she must decide who she really trusts.
CHOCOLATE OBSESSED, a captivating romantic suspense by Annette Lyon, we meet Whitney, an executive pastry chef who is working her resort's booth at the New York Chocolate Show. The only problem is that she shares the shift with her arch rival, Stephen. But then an unexpected visitor shows up: Jeremy, a man who lost a dessert competition she judged. When Jeremy confronts her and becomes threatening, Stephen gets Jeremy dragged off by security. But that doesn't throw Jeremy off for long; soon Stephen and Whitney are running for their lives.
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These romantic short stories have a twist. Each one has some sort of mystery or action/adventure in them. This does give the whole collection a different feel. Many of the stories give me anxiety. There is suspense and frustration, adventure and near death experiences. Some of them are what I would call sweet, cute stories, even though there is some mystery. Whereas others of the stories are not sweet, but full of excitement and frustration, harrowing experiences, and suspense. Romance is found in each story, but to a different degree. I like this collection, but do admit that I prefer the sweet stories to the mystery stories. I look forward to reading more of A Timeless Romance Anthologies. There next collection is due out in November...A European Collection. Warnings: Lots of action, some injury/near death experiences, drug abuse, crashes, stalking I would let my 15 year old read this collection.
This is a nice variety of clean romance stories. A Hound dog Name Elvis by Heather Horrocks is a cute little story about two old flames who are reunited by two dachshunds named Elvis and Priscilla. Eye for an Eye by Stephanie Black is a romance with a bit of suspense included. Mallory is accused of something she didn't do and Darien is going to help her figure out what is going on. First Heist by Heather B. Moore is another romantic suspense spy story. Mia doesn't trust Omar, but she slowly see the good in him. Letter for Two by Sarah M. Eden Sophia has a crush on Ethan and vice versa. A letter comes to their historic bungalow--not addressed to any particular apartment. The letter is 60 years old so they decide to find the person it was meant for. Silver Cascade Secrets by Rachelle J. Christensen serves up another romantic suspense that takes place in my old stomping grounds. Jillian is the landscaper who is responsible for Silver Cascade Park. Travis has lost his keys and she helps him find them. They become close as they try to solve the murder of Travis' brother-in-law. Chocolate Obsessed by Annette Lyon is a romantic mystery where Whitney is at a Chocolate Show with her nemesis. The nemesis, Stephen is a rival pastry chef. Whitney doesn't know why he volunteered to help at her booth, but she's glad he did when she faces a stalker. All stories are wonderful, easy-to-read, and thoroughly enjoyable.
I generally prefer a full length novel to a novella. I kept hearing about these "Timeless Romance Anthologies" though and decided to give the "Autumn Collection" a try. I wasn't disappointed. I was most excited to read "First Heist" by Heather B. Moore. This story is about Omar and Mia, the main characters from Moore's recent novel "Finding Sheba." In "First Heist" they meet and fall in love. It was so fun to learn more about these characters and this part of their story. I look forward to learning more about Omar and Mia in Heather's soon to be released book, "Beneath." I was impressed with the other stories as well. Some of the authors were new to me and I really enjoyed sampling their work. I look forward to reading more form each of these authors in the future.