The first impression that any book makes matters a lot. That’s done by the cover art and the blurb. This is true for every genre, but I feel it is truer when the genre is romance. This is the genre that is prominent in Indian Writing in English, so how the book stands out from the crowd (er… shelf) is quite important.
There are times when I find that the first impression a book makes is confusing. The saying goes, don’t judge a book by the cover, but let’s be fair, that’s the first thing we notice about the book. When a book’s cover says one thing, the blurb says another, it becomes confusing. The cover of this book, My Dream Man, was something I did not like. It was pink, not my favorite color, and the cover art felt like a position right out of the Kama sutra. The blurb promised a romantic story, and I had liked the author’s first book, though that book was a completely different genre.
When many authors come together in an anthology, they bring their own style to it. And some are better to read than others. The common thread that ties these together is important. In this book, that thread is Love.
Twenty four authors come together in this anthology compiled and edited by four people. The cover is one that I liked, and felt draws the reader in. I’m reviewing the stories in random order.