Review: Short Stack (Short Story Collection 2) by Lily Morton

Rating: 4.5🌈

Lily Morton’s Short Stack Collections follow our favorite couples from her romances after their happily ever after endings. What happens next? Or sometimes just before.

It’s the main question every reader and fan has wanted to know when they get involved in the lives of a couple and their relationship. We want to know what happened next?

Did some get married? What? What?

Morton has given her readers a collection of short stories featuring eleven couples from some of my most favorite romances. Some of these stories are ones I often wish had been folded into the books themselves as quite a few take place before the epilogues of the novels mentioned. Others occur after the books have ended so we get glimpses into the lives the couple’s are now leading.

Happy sigh ensues.

All are well written with style that brings these characters so vividly to life, so grounded within the framework the author’s set out for them.

If you’re not familiar with these stories, you’ll be at an immediate loss here. I’ve put the book each couple is from in parentheses next to their names.

For me, the successful stories were the ones that came from those books and couples I loved the most. Apparently my favorites carried over.

The richness of their original novels and romances flowed over into these stories too. I could see them easily written at the same time. It made me want to go and pick up those books and dive back into the love affairs that made me laugh and cry and sigh .

What joy!

So if you’re new. Head to the books these reference. If you’re familiar with these novels, set back and enjoy a side journey with memorable couples you have wanted to see again.

Plus one very stoned Dean appearance that’s hilarious.

I’m highly recommending this second collection as well as the first.

Note:Some of these appear on the author’s website, others are new exclusive stories.

Jesse and Zeb: (Best Man)

🔹The Graduate

🔹Of Maps and Valentines

Charlie and Misha (Charlie Sunshine)

🔹Sunshine and Showers

🔹Brighton Rock

❤️Max and Felix (After Felix)

🔹Eyes Wide Open

🔹A Day In The Life of Max

Matt and John (The Summer of Us)

🔹Not Just A Cold

❤️Arlo and Jack (Merry Measure)

🔹Somewhere In Between

❤️Mags and Laurie (Beautifully Unexpected)

🔹Visiting Hours

🔹Three Tries

🔹A Red Ribbon

❤️Mal and Caden (Spring Strings)

🔹The Lion Tamers w/Dean

❤️Wren and Mateo (The Cuckoo’s Call)

🔹Gertie and the Glitch

Barnaby and Cosmo (On a Midnight Clear)

🔹Cosmo’s Wish

Will and Jem ((The Skeptic)

🔹When Will Met Jem

❤️Simeon and Ziggy (The Stopping Place)

🔹Sun Cove – Chapters 1 to 3





What happens after the happy ending?

Drawn together for the first time, this is a collection of Lily’s short stories about some of the much-loved men from her books. Follow them through wet and windy marriage proposals, surprise workplace visits, and a very entertaining ghost tour.

It includes stories previously written for her website, newsletter, and readers’ group, along with four brand new and exclusive short stories—Gertie and the Glitch, A Red Ribbon, When Will Met Jem, and Sun Cove.

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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