Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fifty First Times: A New Adult Anthology

Fifty First Times: A New Adult AnthologyAuthor(s): Julie Cross, J. Lynn, Molly McAdams, Sophie Jordan, Roni Loren, Tracy Wolff, Lauren Layne, Andrew Shaffer, Cole Gibsen, Myra McEntire, Carrie Ryan, Mark Perini, Gennifer Albin, Lisa Desrochers, Hannah Moskowitz, Lyla Payne, Alessandra Thomas, Melissa Landers, Melissa West
Publication: February 25, 2014
By: HarperCollins/Avon
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You always remember your first time...

Whether it's the couple who decides not to go through with it, the two boys who finally aren't ashamed, the newlyweds whose wedding night could very well be their last night together, the deaf pair who have no choice but to take body language to a new level--or, of course, the two young lovers fumbling and laughing, getting everything wrong. These are the memories that will never fade.

Join nineteen fantastic authors as they pull back the curtain and give you a peek inside that one intense moment in their characters' lives when everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again.

Featuring stories from some of the hottest names in New Adult, Young Adult, and Romance including New York Times Bestselling authors J.Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout, Molly McAdams, Sophie Jordan, and Carrie Ryan.

*Due to the mature content of most of these stories, this anthology is recommended for readers 18 and older*

This was an interesting mix of authors and NA stories, and I'll admit, I went into this thinking I knew what to expect, but I was wrong. Not all of the stories are about "sealing the deal" although there is plenty of steam.

Many made me laugh out loud, and a couple made me tear up. And there were a couple that didn't appeal to me, BUT part of what makes an anthology fun is variety. Having the chance to read familiar authors while exposing you to others you might not have read before is always a good thing. For example, one story in particular kicked me in the feels something fierce and now I'm eager to read this author's other works. I'm looking at you Lyla Payne. ;)

The stories I LOVED were the ones that weren't predictable with guys who didn't fit the stereotypical mold. (I married one so I know they exist.) These were also the stories I hated to see end. I wanted MORE Hunter, Blake, Kai, Noel, Ollie and Ben, just to name a few.

Fans of NA will enjoy this and even if you're still on the fence or unsure if NA is your thing, this anthology is a good place to start. 

Review posted all over the internet. 


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  2. I definitely want to give this one a chance since I've been struggling with new adult recently. Now to find a way to obtain a copy [:<

  3. so excited to read this anthology! I can't wait for ollie and brittany's story and a few others intrigue me and a lot of authors i've never read so that should be exciting!