5 Stars, Annabelle Jacobs, Anthology, Becky Black, Bette Browne, Chris Quinton, Genre Romance, Jay Northcote, Jules Jones, MA Ford, Megan Reddaway, Penny Hudson, Reviewed by Lana, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Rob Rosen, S.A. Garcia, Sam Evans, Sarah Madison, Theo Fenraven

It’s “Not Quite Shakespeare” But It Is Quite Lovely

Title: Not Quite Shakespeare

Author: Anthology

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 350 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Take a ride to Northern Scotland on the famous train, the Jacobite, and rediscover desire. Get lost in the Peace Maze in Northern Ireland during a downpour and let a handsome young redhead come to the rescue. Take a tour of historical Blackpool on the English coast and set the stage for the perfect romance. From England to the outer isles, the UK holds treasure troves of romance, history, intrigue, and—naturally—quirky British humor. Not Quite Shakespeare samples it all in fifteen stories. Continue reading

Bette Browne, Bottom Drawer Publications

Bette Browne’s “Dirty Martini” Might Leave You Shaken And Stirred

“Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.” ― Elizabeth Berg


Nathan Smith is just playing out the night as usual, working the bar of the hotel where he is employed. The only thing different about this night is that Daniel Fletcher is drowning his sorrows in vodka and regret. When Daniel reaches his limit, Nathan cuts him off and sends him home in a cab with a bittersweet farewell to the handsome man he may never see again.

When Daniel sobers up, life seems to be a little more in perspective, yet he can’t shake the image of a guy he met the night before from his mind. When he finally regains all his memories of the previous night, seeing his ex with his new boyfriend seems like less of a blow to his ego, so he sets out to find something sexy to occupy his mind. Somehow he ends up back in the hotel bar and flirting with the handsome barman from the night before, and thus embarks on a whirlwind romance with Nathan that even his ex can’t threaten to destroy. A handful of dirty martini’s was all it took to show Daniel what can happen when you find yourself in the right place at the right time, with a barman who can shake a cocktail that will change your life for the better.
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