Naked Shorts

Naked Shorts
by Tina Folsom
Published 2010 by Smashwords
177 pages. E-book.
Rating: 3/5

“Steal Me” When London art collector Marcus Montcrieff meets the mysterious Olivia at an auction where he buys a seemingly magic gold armband said to have belonged to one of the Vestal Virgins, he realizes quickly that taking her to bed comes at a high price.

“Captured to Breed” Norse warrior, Lief, is captured by a clan ruled by women who only tolerate men as a means of procreation. The crown princess of the clan is in need of a female heir, but her breeders only give her sons. Desperate for a daughter, she tries to force the warrior to procreate with her. Lief escapes with the help of her youngest sister, Selena, who rebels against the clans archaic rules. However, the warrior won’t leave without his men who were captured alongside him. As he and Selena work out a plan to free his warriors, they give into their mutual attraction. Selena realizes that her clan has it all wrong: men are needed not just to procreate but also for love, a love she feels growing in her heart for Lief.

“Golddigger” 1849 – Charlotte has hired the gambler, Luke, to take her to California, but their purely professional relationship turns into an erotic adventure very quickly. Only, Luke wants more than just a quick romp on the trail, but Charlotte has just escaped an arranged marriage and is not inclined to put her life in a man’s hands. Even if they are the capable hands of a man who knows how to make a woman scream with pleasure. When she suggests a bet to settle their differences as to where their relationship should lead, can he bluff his way through the game she suggests?

“The Wrong Suitor” When Rancher, Irving, tries to attract a suitable husband for his gun-shy daughter, Ellen, by offering a large amount of money, she takes things into her own hands and plans to run away. But a cowboy thwarts her plans and kidnaps her instead. James isn’t a cowboy. He’s a rancher in need of a wife. And when he rescues Ellen from her own ill-conceived plan to escape, he takes her on a passionate and erotic journey trying to teach her that a husband does have his uses.

I’m on a bit of a Tina Folsom streak, so bear with me as I read through all her stuff. This particular one is an anthology of short stories. Since I’ve read two books by her already, both of which I enjoyed, I must say I had high expectations. I was disappointed by a two of the stories, the other two just weren’t exactly my thing.

I liked “Steal Me” a lot. It was a pretty original plot and had some nice humor in it, as well. I enjoyed the characters, and it was pretty steamy. “Captured to Breed” was probably my favorite of the four. I like things written in that time. It was also something very different from the other things I’ve read by Folsom. I loved Selena and Lief. They were very likable, and they had some pretty hot moments. “Golddigger” wasn’t exactly my thing. It explored an area I’m very unfamiliar with and probably just not ready for. I liked the originality of it though. It was nice to read something set during the gold rush. “The Wrong Suitor” was cute. James was really sweet, and Ellen was feisty and funny. The only negative thing I have to say has more to do with the fact that they’re short stories rather than novellas or novels. In a short story, there’s little time to make two people fall in love. I felt like it more or less worked in a couple of the stories, but in the other two it seemed more like sexual chemistry rather than love.

Prude Filter: These short stories contain explicit sexual content. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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  1. I'm not usually a short story fan, but these sound interesting.


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