A VVivacious Review: You’re My Everything by Lily G Blunt

Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

This is an anthology featuring the following stories:-

1. Happy Anniversary, Jasper  

Rating: 3.75 Stars out of 5

Nathan is about to celebrate his tenth anniversary with Jasper as he waits for him, he reminisces all the moments that made them a couple.

Wow! This story was a surprise. It read like a biography of a couple hitting all the points that made them who they are but that twist at the ending blew me away. The beginning of the story especially the teenage years come off as a little immature maybe in an effort to emulate teenage but I felt that the voice should have been more mature considering that this was a grown-up looking back at his teenage years not an actual scene from that period so the maturity that comes with age should have come across.

The story doesn’t have a strong beginning but the ending more than makes up for it.

2. Over the Rainbow  

Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

Dorian has just started teaching under the guidance of his mentor Mark who he can’t help finding sexy as hell. Will they ever find their way to each other?

This was a particularly long story and it is a slice of life fiction so that means that this story more than had its share of ups and downs. But overall I really liked Dorian’s character and I loved his story. Also, you can really sense the delicious chemistry that exists between Dorian and Mark. So, on the whole it was a very satisfying read, seeing these two end up together.

3. Opposites Attract  

Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

Andreas and Chris have been in a relationship for over three years but as time passes Chris’ adventurous persona seems to clash with Andreas’ fear of heights. As they both contemplate their future together, will they be able to get past this hurdle?

I always love established couple romances and that was a plus in favour of this story. Also, the story’s beginning is all fiery passion which somewhat clashes with the steady and calm pace that the rest of the story adopts. The dilemma is a case of differences clashing and both feeling insecure in their relationship with the other, nothing which a good conversation wouldn’t solve. So the conflict comes in the way of nature’s tempestuousness. Overall it was a solid read but since the tone and length of the story was very similar to the previous one, this one suffered a little bit because reading two similarly paced stories one after the other was a tad boring.

4. Service with a Smile  

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

This story appears fifth in the ARC though its listed fourth on the contents page and the story listed after this one appears fourth in the book.

Terry is on a mission and the sales assistant he is eyeing is in for a pounding…

This is a short hot read and God! Is it hot in here… Wow! Terry and Ash blew my head off. This was a really hot and satisfying scene and even though the reveal (I don’t know if I should call it that, but would do you call unveiling the truth after the story tries to misguide you to a different conclusion if not a reveal, hmmm… I guess story progression) at the end was very predictable but all in all a short steamy quick fantastic read.

5.You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That  

Rating:  2 Stars out of 5

Corey has been in love with his best friend, Jack for years but he knows his love will never be reciprocated. Over the summer before college, Corey meets Pierre and they both fall in love with each other. But, what will Corey do when Jack says he loves Corey, too?

I didn’t understand the point of this story. The title seems to completely contradict the protagonist’s actions and feelings. Also, there is cheating involved. I don’t mind reading about cheating but I really don’t get cheating on someone you love with someone you used to love, I mean you successfully jeopardized two relationships and got absolutely nothing in return except heartache either way. Also, I don’t get how the author is using the words “You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That” in context of a three-week old relationship, the words would have made more since if applied to Jack & Corey instead of Corey & Pierre. I feel like this story is supposed to be giving me a message but as far as I am concerned the message just doesn’t seem to have been delivered.

6.Without You

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

Jasper has been separated from his lover for five long years and he prays that today on the day of their anniversary he might see his friend… lover, again?

I am not going to comment much on the plot of this story because the plot has a very nice twist to it and even though you start off confused, the story steadily starts to make sense. It is a really nice story though I can’t say much if I plan to avoid spoilers but this story is a really good read.

 On the whole, I enjoyed this anthology, my particular favourites being the first and the last story.

Cover Art by Jay Aheer. I liked the cover.

 Sales Links:  Amazon
Book Details:
Kindle Edition, 1, 172 pages
Expected publication: March 29th 2018 by Lily G Blunt
Edition Language English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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