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The Flirts: #12: Flirts, #13: Beach Flirts & #14: Holiday Flirts - Lisa Scott (With Giveaway Info)

Lisa Scott is a former TV news anchor who now enjoys making up stories instead of sticking to the facts. The first book in her Willowdale Romance series will be released by Belle Bridge books in November 2012. In the meantime, she'll be releasing short stories linked to the Willowdale series, in addition to her Flirts! collections.
When not begging her husband and two kids for a few minutes of peace to write her stories, she works as a voice actor and putters around in her koi pond and garden in upstate NY.
Blurb: Every volume of the Flirts! Collection features five sweet, funny romantic short stories, linked by a loose thread. It all ties up in a fab, fun ending, bringing together characters from all the stories in that collection. Each short story is 8,000-12,000 words long--the perfect length to squeeze in during your lunch break or kids' practices. Sometimes you need a little love!

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Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories to squeeze into your busy life. Fun, flirty, sweet, and sassy—always with the perfect happy ending. Discover the link that ties the stories together.
Each story is 8,000 to 11,000 words in length (approximately 32-44 typical book pages in length. 53,000 words total, or 210 typical book pages.) The stories include: The Hot Girl’s Friend, Wrong Place, Right Guy, Not You, Desperately Seeking Cupid and Never Been Dumped.

Kindle Edition: 297 KB
ASIN: B0056VBOCQ


My Opinion:
The first story, The Hot Girl's Friend, was funny, charming and cute. I didn't really connect with the characters, but it's what I liked most. (4/5) The second, Wrong Place, Right Guy, first had action, then romance. Wasn't what I expected and I enjoyed it a lot. (4/5) The next, Not You, I started to notice a theme going on in the setting of each story. All connected in a different way. This story was about lies biting you in the butt later and it was fun to read about. (5/5) The fourth, Desperately Seeking Cupid, I had a hard time getting into, even with the setting theme continuing. You just always knew where it was leading and that bored me. I started to lose interest. (2/5) Then finally, Never Been Dumped, which was similar to the rest, though I did chuckle a couple of times. Was a little better than the last story. (3/5)


3.5/5


Recommend? To romance and short story lovers, yes!


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Beach Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories set in the summer sun on Cape Cod. Fun, sweet, and sassy love stories to squeeze into your busy life. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect, happy ending.
Each short story is 9,000-12,000 words in length (or 36-48 typical book pages.) The entire collection is 52,000 words long, (or 208 pages.) Stories include: Ex On The Beach, She’s Hot Now, Girls Just Wanna Have Finn, Washed Up and Hot for Summer.

Kindle Edition: 265 KB
ASIN: B005GLJWSY


My Opinion:
I have to break down the 5 shorts for you; Ex on the Beach was a cute love story. Heather, the main character, handled herself well given the situation she was put in. Though this was a classic case of what is meant to be, will be. (3/5) She's Hot Now, started off with letting you in on the meaning of the title. I was taken aback and not sure I wanted to read on if it was that catty, but it actually turned out good. It showed the power of karma and why you should always treat others with respect. (4/5) Girls Just Want to Have Finn, is for the fashionistas out there! Right off the hop it had me at Manolo Blahnik's. A little predictable, but still very chic! (3/5) Washed Up, was predictable right from the get go, maybe too much. While I liked the story and thought it had cute moments, it also was a bit boring. (2/5) And lastly, Hot for Summer, had moments where the lead man from the last story appeared in it. Sort of brought the two together, but they were equally different. Or were they?? The last was an actor, this one a sports player. Slightly different premises but a lot alike too, and essentially they both ended the same. (2/5)


3/5


Recommend? If you enjoy short stories.


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Get in the holiday spirit with these funny, sweet romantic short stories. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect happy ending, bringing together characters from all the stories. 8,000 to 12,000 words in length each, these fun and sexy shorts are the perfect length for your lunch break. The stories include: Spooked by Love, Holiday Rush, Missing Christmas, Tingle All The Way, and Giving Up Guys.

Kindle Edition: 798 KB
ASIN: B00631VUB8


My Opinion:

Spooked by Love, was cute. I really enjoyed "Officer Hottie". Though Marnie is a great character too, a very strong female. (3/5) Holiday Rush, was cool with a little murder-mystery to stir things up. It was nice to see my favorite officer make a reappearance. (4/5) Missing Christmas, was alright. I really liked Ryan, and finding the connection to the last story which was Marnie and the flower shop. Glad the story turned out the way it did too, I was worried for a while. (3/5) Tingle All the Way, had me laughing out loud. That reporter is hilarious! (3.5/5) and Giving Up Guys, was a really great idea. Now if only it could actually be done. Too bad you can put time on love, so you'll never know when it will arrive. A fun read though. (4/5)


3.5/5


Recommend? Yes, it was a fun collection.


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~I received copies from Goddess Fish Promotions. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I love short stories if they are fun filled stories. Yours sound like they fit the bill.

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    1. I never realized this author had a few short story collections. I have to check them out now!

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  2. I like short stories too, especially from a new-to-me author. They give me a 'taste' of the writer before I jump in head first! Thanks for the reviews.

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  3. Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to review my short story collections. Some people really love them and send semi-threatening (kidding) emails demanding to know when the next batch will be released. Wedding Flirts! is up next in Spring 2012.

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  4. Wedding Flirts sounds like it will be fun! Like others have said, the shor story format is great--it can be read over lunch or be a "quickie" before bed. The downside is that it's challenging to get any sort of good character or story development in so short a time. It's a fair trade-off, I think.

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Thank you for your opinion. I appreciate the insight.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. I enjoyed your review. This book sounds very interesting.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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