My first book review for this new blog!! Overall I would give this book 7 out of 10 stars. Most stories were really cute. Only one was really outstanding. Overall, a good read.
“Stalked” by Kelley Armstrong
Cute story about Elena and Clay’s honeymoon. A mutt starts stalking them wanting to stake a claim to Elena. Clay tries to take care of it himself, but of course Elena would have none of that! Old nemesis McKay shows up to turn the honeymoon into a wolf fiasco. I liked this one. The only weak point I saw was that if Clay could sense the other wolf, why didn’t he think Elena couldn’t??
“Heorot” by Jim Butcher
One of my favorites. A beautiful (virginal) bride gets kidnapped on her wedding night.
“Roman Holiday or SPQ-arrrrrrrrrr” by Rachel Caine
This story is a continuation of Cecilia Lockhart’s tale that began in “My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon.” She has married her sea captain and is aboard his ship bound for her honeymoon, but unrest among his crew and a few rival pirates have something else in mind for the two of them. Overall a cute story, but not one of my favorites.
“Her Mother’s Daughter” by P.N. Elrod
I thought this one started off like a bad thirties detective story, but wound up being one of my favorites. Vampire detective Jack Fleming is hired by mobster’s daughter to find her husband who had disappeared right after they cut the cake. Is it a rival mob? Or is it a rival lover? A plain old fashioned kidnapping? Who among the guests knows the whereabouts of the missing groom?
“Newlydeads” by Caitlin Kittredge
I just could not get into this one. I didn’t finish it.
“Where the Heart Lives” by Marjorie M. Liu
Awesome story and very well written. Lucy’s mother deserted the family when she was small and her father sends her off when he hears that Miss Lindsay wants to hire a girl to help with the house. On the way to the house, Lucy sees a ghostly woman, dressed all in white, who cries out to her for help.
“Cat Got Your Tongue” by Katie MacAlister
Very cute story about a haunted castle. The newlyweds try to help out one of the ghosts and the groom finds himself in a new, unusual form.
“Half of Being Married” by Lilith Saintcrow
Finding out that your brand new wife is a vampire hunter or that your new husband is a werewolf in itself might be bad enough, but spending your honeymoon next to a whole next of vampires? Now that could be a bit much. Very interesting story. I liked this one a lot.
“A Wolf in Groom’s Clothing” by Ronda Thompson
Should couples be completely honest before getting married? Sam Wulf thinks he found his soulmate in Laura, but Laura led him to believe she liked the great outdoors and Sam led her to believe he was all human. Overall a cute story, but not one of my favorites.