Going into Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I knew it was a collection of short stories and I knew I had heard of a few of the authors, like Alyssa Cole. I also knew there was an erotic Amish story, which I was really looking forward to for the shock factor alone. To my surprise, I totally enjoyed this book! Each short story was probably only 10-30 pages, at the most, and focused around one erotic scene.
What I really enjoyed about these stories, is no matter how kinky, messy, or erotic they became, they all had an undertone of love and respect. Whether it was love for themselves, or love for their partner(s), or both, the emotion is what made each story romantic. I loved the focus on unique love. All kinks and fetishes were treated with respect and understanding. I don’t want to ruin any of the stories, because half the fun of this book if figuring out what makes the characters or the scene unique.
Overall, this book was hot and interesting. All the stories had their own, individual voice, and I liked some of the scenes more than others, but I really recommend this to anyone interested in something a little different. The stories that aren’t for you are easy to skip over, or you can read through them and know it’s only going to be a few pages and you might learn something new. I can’t wait to explore the works of the many authors I had never heard of, yet immensely enjoyed their writing style.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**