Review: Melt My Heart anthology

Melt My Heart: A Valentine’s Day Collection by Rachel Cross, Debra Kayn, Nicole Plockton, Holley Trent
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 166
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Sometimes Cupid works in mysterious ways. This diverse collection of Valentine tales proves that love can be found when you least expect it and in the least likely places . . . A farmer, a doctor, a biker, and a werewolf all get struck by the love god’s arrows in this sweet and super-sexy anthology.

Bloom by Rachel Cross

When L.A.’s charity fundraising maven Ava Bennett heads out to the middle of nowhere to check on a friend of her rock star client, she’s shocked to discover the surly farmer she meets is actually Nathaniel Robinson. Once an infamous music producer, Nate traded in his fast-paced lifestyle for sanity – and now lives off the grid as a small organic farmer. Can a career woman find love with a virtual hermit?

Laying Down His Colors by Debra Kayn

A year ago on Valentine’s Day, Kristen Mead had a night she can’t forget with Bruce Grennan. But the Bantorus Motorcycle Club member and Cactus Cove bartender has ignored her ever since. As a Club kid, she knows the golden rule: you never mess with a fellow member’s daughter. But she’s all grown up, and ready to stake a claim on her man. Will he risk everything – including the respect of his brothers – to make Kristin his?

Trapped by Cupid by Nicole Flockton

Nurse Lisa Wheeler wouldn’t mind getting swept off her feet this Valentine’s Day, but it seems Cupid’s arrow has passed her by. Instead, she’s stuck working the late shift with arrogant Dr. Noah Collins. But when this couple gets stuck in a stalled elevator, it turns out the ER’s golden boy might just have a secret soft side – and Cupid might have better aim than she thought.

A Demoness Matched by Holley Trent

Liberated from a dangerous cult, Julia Tate needs protection from her incubus father. Luckily, her brother Charles, an eros demon, knows just where she can find it: at the home of reclusive former baseball star Calvin Wolff. The mysterious Mr. Wolff is hiding a hairy secret and doesn’t want to let anyone get close, but he’s drawn to this innocent young woman’s enthusiasm. When trouble finds them, they discover a werewolf and a demoness just might make an out-of-this-world match.


Review: In this Valentine’s Day Anthology I was able to read four very different stories about love that was Hot and Sexy. A lot of chemistry was going on in each of these stories. They were very entertaining and fun while being very fast paced. Easy to read which make them perfect for a vacation/beach or your own backyard.

In Bloom by Rachel Cross she tells us about Ava and Nathaniel. An event planner and a rocker turned farmer. While facing life’s problems these two find that they have no control over the instant chemistry that comes between them. For a short story Ms. Cross was able to bring these characters to life making them very believable. I enjoyed this story.

Debra Kayn gives us a story about bikers in Laying Down His Colors where a one night stand from a year ago becomes something more. Bikers get bad wrap a lot of the times but Ms. Kayn shows us that they have a softer side. With Bruce and Kristen they run into the code of the group the MC; which I found out that Ms. Kayn has written about in a previous series. Anyway Bruce has some choices to make. Either leave the MC’s or forget about Kristen (whose father is a member and members can’t date members family included). They have strong feelings; smoking hot sex…need I say more. I loved the take on showing the softer side of bikers and forbidden love.

Trapped by Cupid written by Nicole Plockton takes us to the hospital where a nurse and doctor have been denying they have chemistry. Ms. Plockton puts a little sizzle in the elevator on night shift. I don’t care if Noah is a little arrogant. Being trapped in an elevator with a hot doctor…can I just say fantasy.

Holley Trent goes into the world of paranormal when she brings us the story of Julia and Calvin in Demon Matched. What do a baseball player with a secret and a daughter of a demon with his own cult who happens to be a succubus have in common? Well, besides being mates they have chemistry and steamy encounters.

This anthology has a little bit of a quirky uniqueness to the stories while being fun loving, quick with sexy sensual encounters filled with a great cast of characters.