Going Up, Going Down by Celia Kyle and Renae Johnson

Loose Id

BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-59632-756-6

Reviewed by Shayna

   

 

“What Goes Up” by Celia Kyle

When the man you love inexplicably breaks up with you, what’s a girl to do?  For Ashley, the answer is to plan a surprise for her ex, Trevor, that would bring him to his knees…literally.  Trevor is shocked to find his sexy ex dressed as a Domme and walking into his elevator, but he’s not about to complain.  The tables may have turned on him, but for Trevor, things are looking up for the first time in months.

It’s rare to find a story where the heroine is the dominant party, but Ashley sure knows how to dish it out and keep Trevor in line.  Celia Kyle delivers a wickedly delicious tale that is both sexy and fun.  Ashley is cheeky and endearing. Trevor is smart enough to know when he’s been wrong and is redeemable in his love for Ashley.  As for Trevor’s best friend Richard, Ms. Kyle definitely has created an intriguing, decadent character in him and I not-so-secretly hope she pens a tale for him.  “What Goes Up” is a sinfully sparkling tale that is sure to give you a lift.

 

“Heavenly Bodies” by Renae Johnson

For Samantha Beasley, life couldn’t get any better.  Her career has taken off and the curvy comedienne is just about to have her first headlining act.  But Samantha’s luck quickly changes when a freak blender accident leaves her dead and standing at the Pearly Gates in front of her very own “angel of hotness.”

Adam Rivera is Samantha’s guardian angel and as such, his mission is to take Samantha back to the very day she died and keep his charge alive.  His plan is to keep Samantha in the house all day and far, far away from blenders.  Now the two just have to find a way to pass the time, and Samantha definitely has a plan for that.

Angel of hotness indeed!  Renae Johnson delivers a heavenly story that is hot-as-hell.  Samantha is straightforward and fun, comfortable in her own skin and possesses both a sharp wit and a winning personality.  Adam, in turn, is protective, sweet, and completely worthy of his “angel of hotness” title.  I’d call him adorable, but the word doesn’t seem masculine enough to suit him.  “Heavenly Bodies” is a mouth-watering, entertaining read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

It’s easy for me to see why Ms. Kyle and Ms. Johnson won the March Madness contest at Loose Id.  Going Up, Going Down is a fresh and fun anthology with two sizzling good stories.  Both stories are excellent and I read Going Up, Going Down from start to finish without stopping.  I look forward to reading more stories from each of these authors.

     

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