Reviewed by Sandra Scholes
Anthologies of short erotic love stories usually contain very similar themes, but these are an exception. Within these pages you will find a collection of short stories that are as different as you would think. From handsome, rough edged jungle men, to vampires who just want to have fun, readers will find it all here and more. Interestingly, there are two vampire tales in this. I wondered at first why, but when you think about it, it's pretty obvious. People love vampires, reading about them in unusual situations, they convey romantic and deeply sexual attraction, and these are two of the best here.
The different story themes are what make this anthology a fun read for all, as everyone's desires are catered to. They are short and as a result, sweet and can be read in one sitting so there is no room for those feelings of boredom you get when reading an anthology that goes on far too long with one or two stories-these are all of even length and have one which is a two-parter. But even that isn’t too long.
Jeff of the Jungle has the gay and straight interest themes. Sargenti draws the reader in with this one, and it's a story that makes for a good starting point for her work with the newfound addition to a scientists laboratory - the guy named Jeff is just what he's expected to be: sensual, sexual and well-hung (a certain girl wants him straight away.) If only she can get him away from Gale, a guy who wants him as much as she does! Persistence is a nice short one that will leave you giggling way after you have read it. Some read like poetry, Knife Play, while others enhance whatever erotic thoughts you might be thinking while you take in the stories, Alpha Dog and What Hit Me.
A novel like this is excellent to take with you on short or long journeys and you don't have to wait for an ending to come - it will rather quickly and you won't be complaining. They are erotic but in a simplified way, and they catered to my interest in short fiction. Short and sweet is one way to enjoy them, but you can enjoy them in bed too. They are great for those in short supply of manly ravishment.