Review: Hungry for More anthology

Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Tempted Romance
Pages: 235
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Romance is all about fantasies of love that ignite your imagination and light a fire inside. Love and sexual fantasy have always been intimately intertwined and Hungry for More shows just how well the two can merge in this collection of steamy stories.

Combining rich and explicit imagery with classic love stories, the best writers of erotic romance bring to life tales that can be read aloud in bed. From long lost lovers reunited to love at first sight to romance rekindled, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel offers succulent stories that will quicken heartbeats and appeal to the most romantic of souls.


Review:  Within the pages of Hungry for More, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has gathered 21 steamy stories that focus on pleasure and the fulfillment of fantasy, whatever that may be.

These stories aren’t defined by any one set of rules. Instead, they feature a compilation of naughtiness ranging from public sex to voyeurism. The stories, while relatively short, provide a perfect distraction from the hum-drum of ordinary life. From BDSM elements to a fruit market, these stories are explicit in detail.

Of the authors featured, the only one I had previously read was Tiffany Reisz. Her selection featured a woman pleasuring herself as she secretly watched two male athletes together.

My favorite story was Craig’s List by Greta Christina because humor was added courtesy of the woman’s online escapades. It was reckless and dangerous, but definitely fit the bill of a naughty fantasy. Next in line would be Olivia Archer’s Kitchen Slut, which gave a whole new meaning to kitchen utensils.

The beauty of an anthology, particularly one with such eclectic selections, is that if you don’t like one topic, you can skip it and move on to the next. I’m not a big fan of lesbian erotica, so The Room of Guarantees by Jessica Lennox and Madam Secretary by Jaye Markham weren’t quite what I was looking for. All of the stories were well written and professionally packaged, which added to the anthology’s overall appeal.