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I think there is something for everyone in this volume, but if by some weird chance there isn t, hold on, there are 11 in total If you like the m m genre many of these books will be keepers Fair disclosure, as one of the M M Romance Group moderators, I could be considered biased, however, these stories, as a whole, do rate a 5 star rating in my opinion. I didn t like the second story At all Not because of the subject, I can read every kind of book, I just didn t like the way it was written The second half of the book is pretty good though I might have shed a tear or two I did, really Going to read Volume Two This is an anthology of short stories MM romance and covers a wide variety of sub genres from simple romance first time MM sex to paranormal stories with fallen angels, to were wolves and were bears to BDSM light stories of domination, submission and restraint Have enjoyed all of the stories, obviously some appealed to methan others It was good to see gay romance portrayed with some tougher guys too as with the marines story and veterinarian ones too The premise for this anthology bei This is an anthology of short stories MM romance and covers a wide variety of sub genres from simple romance first time MM sex to paranormal stories with fallen angels, to were wolves and were bears to BDSM light stories of domination, submission and restraint Have enjoyed all of the stories, obviously some appealed to methan others It was good to see gay romance portrayed with some tougher guys too as with the marines story and veterinarian ones too The premise for this anthology being writers responding to a photograph with or without addition requisites from readers in order to produce this compilation that readers can try for free I noted several writers that I shall add to my reading list and that may suit my future reading challenges.This is the first of a number of these free anthologies, so thank you writers, MM group on Goodreads, and I shall enjoy readingof these.I do recommend these to other readers whether you enjoy MM romance or are curious to try one for the first time, these are well written and mostly well edited.Well worth 4 stars in my opinion I ve read this a while ago and didn t take notes on all the shorts so here are my thoughts on the ones I did write down ADVANTAGE CROSSE It was a bit too short and had too much sex.ALEX DREW It was a nice short even though the beginning was a but confusing since the writing style is differentALTERED STATES This one was written a bit messy because it s hard to follow when the character s have multiple names that they are being called when the pov stays the same Sometime it was Travis an I ve read this a while ago and didn t take notes on all the shorts so here are my thoughts on the ones I did write down ADVANTAGE CROSSE It was a bit too short and had too much sex.ALEX DREW It was a nice short even though the beginning was a but confusing since the writing style is differentALTERED STATES This one was written a bit messy because it s hard to follow when the character s have multiple names that they are being called when the pov stays the same Sometime it was Travis and then in the next line it was Boudreaux It seemed like 2 different people What I did like about the story was that it suddenly became a paranormal one But it didn t end and now I want.AMERICAN BOY Was an okay story, nothing much to it.AND THEN HE SAID I M BEAUTIFUL Definitely not my cup of tea.AT WHAT COST Was a great story even though it was on the short side.BLOOD IN THE WATER As usual, Megan Derr is amazing and wrote a great short story about a merman and a prince What s not to like Advantage Crosse by West Thornhill contemporary friends to lovers Alex Drew by Justin South contemporary teen loneliness Altered States by Laura Harner mystery suspense law enforcement 3.5 stars After finishing this story, I scrolled back up to the top of the page, saw the title out of the corner of my eye and thought, OH, now I get it So yeah, I actually thought the ending was kind of cool and it redeemed a lot for me I was starting to get annoyed when Sam was in the h Advantage Crosse by West Thornhill contemporary friends to lovers Alex Drew by Justin South contemporary teen loneliness Altered States by Laura Harner mystery suspense law enforcement 3.5 stars After finishing this story, I scrolled back up to the top of the page, saw the title out of the corner of my eye and thought, OH, now I get it So yeah, I actually thought the ending was kind of cool and it redeemed a lot for me I was starting to get annoyed when Sam was in the hospital and talking a lot about that separate murder case view spoiler you re gonna randomly bring vampires out of the closet as a side note in a short story What the F is the point of that hide spoiler but then it all came together and I actually thought it was a cute little twist.The story itself was good Jumpy at first to give you enough background on Sam and the situation but once the case started it was pretty straight forward The Lieutenant and her decision did piss me off though and I wish we d gotten a little resolution on that view spoiler you can t just start a case using one of your detectives as bait and then drop it after he s gotten the killer s attention And then Travis got killed because they didn t have back up Someone s head would roll for that whether the Lieutenant for not giving it to them or Sam s for them going ahead with it when told to stand down not that they had much of a choice , but seriously hide spoiler American Boy by Dany Sirene contemporary twink HFN So So reviews, I ll probably skip this one And Then He Said I m Beautiful by Nallux contemporary hurt comfort 2 stars I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 because it was well written I gave this only two stars because I don t think I could hate any two peopleJared was an ass What he said at the end totally contradicted his previous behavior I didn t realize I had to not sleep around, and actually go out with youthan just for sex, and introduce you to my friends for you to know I care about you Umm how the hell else is he supposed to know, jackass You don t have to tell him but you do have to show him, and you did no such thing And Casey was just flat out pathetic Fine, it happens Then he grows a backbone, sort of Then he realizes what he s doing and they have a talk and he leaves then he tries to take it all back Uhg, ridiculous I was skimming by the end because I just couldn t stand them being all cutesy even after they talked Casey still held back stuff he wanted to say Just, uhg But the first two sex scenes were hot if you could ignore the fact that Casey was pathetic By the way, what s the title I don t remember Jared saying he was beautiful An Angel s Soul by S.L Armstrong angels hurt comfort 3.5 stars Well, the nakedness in the story was opposite to that of the picture, but I suppose I can forgive the creative license This was a sweet story, and of course I loved Raziel The only thing that annoyed me in the middle was Cole s selfishness and obliviousness view spoiler Raziel had already said that he would be punished for saving Cole s life, but it didn t occur to Cole to consider that he would be punished for having sex too It was Raziel s decision, but I wish Cole had at least asked first to show that he was concerned for Raziel And then when he disappeared, he didn t consider that the punishment had finally come and show any concern for him hide spoiler I like that they didn t totally erase his feelings for Daniel all of a sudden, and acknowledged that healing would still take time And I like that it wasn t too insta lovey view spoiler although he did say it at the end, he took time thinking and developing feelings for Raziel before just blurting it out And I agreed with Raziel that Cole had felt his presence forever so it wasn t as if they had just met even though they had actually just met hide spoiler Animal Instincts by Kim Alan contemporary veterinarian 2.5 stars At first I though it was ridiculous that Cal had another run in with Winston so soon after the annoying oh no a dog is on my feet whatever will I do Umm move your feet But it turned out to be cute how the bulldog was used to constantly bring them back together with his matchmaking ways.It was hard for me to like this story too much because I just did not like or understand Cal at all, or his appeal He s kind of a jerk with a short fuse At the end of the story they allude to some of his issues but it s all too vague for my liking, and I still don t feel like I know him or that it justifies his actions The BDSM component seemed really random, and just came out of nowhere to all of a sudden explain everything.The scene on the couch was hot, but other than that I actually didn t like how heavily focused on sex this was from the beginning It s not that it s erotica, far from it, it s that it is all Jordan can think about Not only is this kind of boring but it makes their connection feel shallow to me, like that is Cal s only appeal.It did have several funny quotes though, usually from Cal the few times he wasn t being a total douche Ars Daemonica by C.C Williams paranormal mage At What Cost by Kathryn Sparrow contemporary, paranormal shifter 3 stars This was really sweet, although I wish Dev hadn t spent quite so long being an idiot because I really hate when people waste their lives like that, just sad But it was an interesting twist, with the differences between wolf and bear shifters, and their reunion had me tearing up It could have easily ended there but I m glad it went on with the little twist view spoiler Dev getting kidnapped by the bears and almost forced to re mate hide spoiler , it gave the story an extra depth and tension and allowed it the wrap up some lose ends and have a complete HEA view spoiler Although in ways I wish they hadn t been so diplomatic and that bear alpha had gotten his ass kicked, the jerk hide spoiler Baby, Cuff Me One More Time by Stephani Hecht contemporary friends to lovers 1 star I was really excited about this one handcuffs, nerdy guy, alpha guy, what s not to love Unfortunately, it just didn t work for me For one, I think the author tried to cram too much history into this It could have just been a great guy meets guy but she had to have them know each other previously OK fine Then there s all this crazy stuff going on with Brian Kips brother and Ansen s former BFF that wasn t necessary to the plot and was too much given the length of the story Then half the story is kind of excessive witty banter reminiscence between the two MC s I don t need to hear 3 different stories about way back when that try show a relationship feelings between these two guys I just didn t feel the connection And lastly, credibility So these two guys both love each other forever, but never say anything, then they meet up again out of the blue and are like hey I loved you hey me too and now their a couple Eh Bed of My Chevy by Megan Slayer contemporary medical personnel 1 star I don t even know what to say First of all, one of the most annoying things in the world is someone who is so insecure they constantly say negative things about themselves, even when they haven t really done anything to warrant it SO unattractive Also annoying, someone so cocky they say things likeI know who I want and I don t take no for an answerUmm, seriously This story couldn t decide what it wanted to be If you want to be a sweet romance about two people finding each other again after so many years, then have them meet, go on a wonderful date, and maybe hook up Don t have the cocky one tell the insecure one that he wants to take him out and then switch to we re going to my house so we can fuck like rabbits Umm, maybe he doesn t fuck on first dates Maybe he d like a first kiss first to decide for himself Maybe you re a douche.All the conversations were stilted and didn t flow There were plot holes and inconsistencies all over the place view spoiler all of a sudden at the end the MC says I don t want to turn tricks any , what And he went from not wanting a relationship to wantingwithin a few hours hide spoiler I kept trying to persevere and hoping it would turn around, but then at the very very end, they just HAD to slip in an I love you You just had to do it Highschool crush a few conversations one screw does NOT love It slowly went from three stars to two and was creeping lower but at that I m afraid the author lost me completely Just didn t feel ANY connection and didn t particularly like either of these guys Beginnings Liberation by Alessandra Ebulu fantasy Greek mythology menage Not a big fan of menage so I ll probably skip this one Between You and Me by Alex Mar contemporary first time Beyond Duty by S.J.D Peterson contemporary sexy marines 4 stars This was sweet and hot and just right It ended well and right where it made sense to end, but I d love an epilogue view spoiler the retirement or maybe the wedding hide spoiler The author did a great job incorporating the picture, even explained the matching tattoos Blood in the Water by Megan Derr fantasy merman It s great to have all these stories downloadable in one volume. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really loved reading this group of books for the same reason i enjoy most mm romance it touches the real and emotional aspects of relationships involved and when it has only just enough erotica without making it over sleazyeven better.Love is Always Write Four has a collection of stories from some of my very favourite authors of male male romance also some interesting stories i had previously read Authors like Megan Derr, Elyse Night and Erica Pike and stories like The High King s Gold I really loved reading this group of books for the same reason i enjoy most mm romance it touches the real and emotional aspects of relationships involved and when it has only just enough erotica without making it over sleazyeven better.Love is Always Write Four has a collection of stories from some of my very favourite authors of male male romance also some interesting stories i had previously read Authors like Megan Derr, Elyse Night and Erica Pike and stories like The High King s Golden Tongue and Helpful Paws i was also introduced to many other stories and authors i had not previously encountered, thankfully.I loved seeing how the authors involved interpreted the most random pictures, paying attention to detailPretty amazing how they do that, when mostly i just saw a random bloke, or two doing things or hanging out in those shots.Here is my review of each story1 Goodbye Philip by Summer Devon 4 stars LOVED the story idea by Urbanista and the story itselfenjoyed that.Also the transition of the story, how it is very similar to real life I believe it is what many who posted pictures expected from this and it stayed through to thati liked that 2 Halycon Cats by Derekica Snake 4 stars too There was something about this story maybe the setting, Travis style of speaking, or the presence of the were cub, Roddie that seemed particularly different from the style of many other paranormal books I ve read that have elements of romance, whether male or female based and also those that include were 3.Half Baked Potatoes 4stars4 A hard dazed knight 5 stars Really enjoyable i like how Jay who one might interprete to be the hard ass in the story turns out to be misunderstood and is actually kind of sweet.I think i identify a lot with his character Also, i like the play around theatre, and introduction of others into the story.5 Hard Ride by Danni Keane 2 stars This on i enjoyed the least, because i expected so muchespecially with the photo description and note from Justin I like a big, hard,throbbing monster between my legs Motorbike, you pervs One of the characters was rather stupid or okay slow which made the twinky one rather annoying i also think he is a little insane, heh heh i think the end made it somewhat better, when Mr Twink acquired a little bitunderstanding or acquiredheart He was that hasty or the author s interpretation was a little off 6 Heart of Slate by Trinity Lee 4 stars Really liked this very nice, very sweet, nice plotenjoyed it A LOT 7.Heartstrings by Jessa Ryan 3 1 2 stars I always enjoy the musician versus normal guy tales and this was no different For me it s 5 star material but a lot of things got very annoying Zeb s obnoxiousness and the transition in some parts of the storyline all those phone calls that i couldn t really see achieving much i felt it was a little over prolonged and could have ended at a certain point However, all that was aimed at passing a particular message and i think i got it eventually Still wouldn t be fair to put it at 5 stars though, with all the inconsistencies 8 The Hearty Boys by Andi Lea 4 stars Really nice 9 Helpful Paws by Elyse Night 3 stars Good story Had read this before Really enjoyable for a short tale 10 Hi, Honey by Natalie Logue 5 stars Really enjoyed it Has spy elements, a good uh oh , and sheepish grin situation Bad boy turned good, and a superhero moment Excellent 11 Hiding Mariah by Cheryl Dyson 4 starsGreat contemporary tale Game nerds role playing Interesting, but confusing in certain aspects 5 star material, but for the confusing aspects 12 The High King s Golden tongue Definitely 5 stars No question I love Megan Derr Exquisite writing Exotic location Exquisite plot Exquisite character play Reminiscent of familiar Chinese stories of old Mulan, old Chinese stories, story books I d read, et cetera Very Megan Derr Of course I d read it before Still didn t stop me from reading it again This was one of the first mm stories I d read, and built a love for lengthy mm books with excellent plot, darling characters and a lot of heart 13 His True Nature by Silvia Violet 4 1 2 stars first rtime read by this author and i truly enjoyed it very enjoyable Good for some laughs Interesting Characters HEA Sweet sex scene as requested by the author Like the twist where you think it might be a first time experience for one of the characters, but it s not actually really different.Great 14.How i lost it on planet x by Gabbo De La Patra 4 stars The only sci fi related story very cool No HEA they say for the lovers other characters would argue the point was a little uncomfortable with one or two areas thus the four stars 15 I won t let go by Anna Lee 5 stars Nice,simple story An almost loss Very touching, very realistic OVERALL DRUMROLL 5 stars The stories you are about to read celebrate love, sex and romance between men They are a product of the Love Is Always Write promotion sponsored by the Goodreads M M Romance Group and are published as a free gift to youWhat Is Love Is Always Write The Goodreads M M Romance Group invited members to choose a photo and pen a letter or story prompt asking for a short M M romance story inspired by the image authors from the group were encouraged to select a letter or story prompt and write an original tale The result was an outpouring of creativity that shone a spotlight on the special bond between M M romance writers and the people who love what they do Nearlystories were submitted and published as a ten volume set as well as an additional special bonus volume with three novel length stories titled Love Is Always Write this edition is Volume One Whether you are an avid M M romance reader or new to the genre, you are in for a delicious treatStories in VolumeADVANTAGE CROSSE West Thornhill contemporary friends to lovers ALEX DREW Justin South contemporary teen loneliness ALTERED STATES LE Harner mystery suspense law enforcement AMERICAN BOY Dany Sirene contemporary twink HFN AND THEN HE SAID I M BEAUTIFUL Nallux contemporary hurt comfort AN ANGEL S SOUL SL Armstrong K Piet angels hurt comfort ANIMAL INSTINCTS Kim Alan contemporary veterinarian ARS DAEMONICA CC Williams paranormal mage AT WHAT COST Kathryn Sparrow contemporary, paranormal shifter BABY, CUFF ME ONE MORE TIME Stephani Hecht contemporary friends to lovers BED OF MY CHEVY Megan Slayer contemporary medical personnel BEGINNINGS LIBERATION Alessandra Ebulu fantasy Greek mythology BETWEEN YOU AND ME Alex Mar contemporary first time BEYOND DUTY SJD Peterson contemporary sexy marines BLOOD IN THE WATER Megan Derr fantasy merman Words of Caution The stories in this collection are sexually explicit and intended for adult readers Some stories may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers The M M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings Great anthology for those who are new to the genre or fans Advantage Crosse by West ThornhillI really enjoyed the humor in this story Greg and Jeff have been skirting the attraction that they feel and Jeff decides to take matters into his own hands I would love to see a second book with these two.Adult readAlex and Drew by Justin SouthThis was an incredible intense book Alex is living a life of horror He has no escape Until Drew Drew is his shining light that leads him to incredible peace Great anthology for those who are new to the genre or fans Advantage Crosse by West ThornhillI really enjoyed the humor in this story Greg and Jeff have been skirting the attraction that they feel and Jeff decides to take matters into his own hands I would love to see a second book with these two.Adult readAlex and Drew by Justin SouthThis was an incredible intense book Alex is living a life of horror He has no escape Until Drew Drew is his shining light that leads him to incredible peace, happiness, acceptance and love I would adore another book about the two of them Be aware that there are intense graphic scenes of sexual violence The ending is wonderful.Highly recommendedAdult readAltered States by L.E Harner Laura Harner This is a 40 page prequel to the trilogy There is violence, no HEA or HFN with a cliff hanger ending.Adult readAmerican Boy by Dany SireneSuper short story at about 28 pages Likable characters, but not enough length for development This would be a great lunch time book.Adult readAnd Then He Said I Was Beautiful by NalluxThis one left me struggling with the emotions it evoked Jared is the picture of selfish, narcissistic behavior Casey has been hurt too many times and when Jared, once again, blows him off, he s had enough Jared comes across as so self indulgent andof a bully than anything Even at the end of the book I have very little hope for a complete turnaround Casey has been the only one giving in the relationship Casey finally draws a line only to find himself willing to erase it He s willing to live with the scraps Jared throws his way just to keep him I found it disturbing but compelling andthan a little real I liked that Jared took a moment to really see the damage he d done to Casey, but in the next breath he was trying to turn the blame back to Casey Honest emotional baggage and reactions Adult readAn Angel s Soul by S.L ArmstrongTerrific mix of modern romance and paranormal fantasy Poor Cole has lost the love of his life and is doing everything in his power to numb the pain Raziel is sweet and compassionate to a fault Nicely done dialogue Lovely ending.Adult readAnimal Instincts by Kim AlanI really enjoyed this story with its romantic comedy flavor I loved Jordan s persistence once he decides to pursue Cal Cal isthan reluctant to open himself up to Cal I would really like to see this fleshed out into a full length book or a second book with these characters Adult readArs DaemonicaThis was quite an enjoyable book for me The story concept was really interesting The overall flow of it nicely done, but left me wanting a lotdetails I liked the characters and wanted to know themintimately I would love to see this fleshed out a bitespecially at the end I liked the writing style and will be looking forfrom this author.Adult readAt What Cost by Kathryn SparrowDecent little book I liked the premise for the story The characters were interesting enough that I would have liked this to a longer book I think that the author should flesh out the story and release it full length.Adult readBaby, Cuff Me One More Time by Shephani HechtSuper short at only 21 pages This would make a great start to a book but is really not muchthan a scene as it is The characters are interesting enough that I wanted to know a lot.Adult readBed of My Chevy by Megan SlayerNot terribly long but has plenty of substance I enjoyed Carson s inability to keep his inner monologue, wellin Alec s bluntness was refreshing Instead of pages of dancing around one another and misunderstandings, Alec just jumped right to the heart of the matter This would be a great full length book.Adult readBeginnings Liberation by Alessandra EbuluI love Greek and Roman mythology so this book was appealing to me from the start The characters are likable but the writing jumps a bit Not too distracting but noticeable The different take on Medusa was interesting Adult readBetween You and Me by Alex MarNot quite sure how to review this one The genre is not something I d usually go for The premise is what causes me to pause If Cam and Jace were friends, roommates or acquaintances it wouldn t be an issue The writing style is a bit unique but nicely executed.Adult readBeyond Duty by S.J.D PetersonThis is a short prequel for the Beyond Duty series Lots of depth of emotion I really connected with the charactersGunny since he sof the focus I loved Mac s assumption that they would be married Very sweet ending.Adult readBlood in the Water by Megan DerrTerrific twist on the Little Mermaid tale I was pulled into the story from the first page The characters are memorable Adult read DNR Did Not ReadDNF Did Not Finish Advantage Crosse by West Thornhill 3 Stars My Review Alex Drew by Justin South DNR Altered States by Laura Harner 4 Stars My Review American Boy by Dany Sirene 1 Stars My Review