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Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Restored to Love edited by Antonia Adams

Frodo's Frisky Friday

Restored to Love

Summary From Goodreads: Restored to Love

An Xcite Books collection of five erotic stories with supernatural and paranormal themes.


Restored to Love had been sitting in my Kindle for quite a while and in the mood to read some naughty stories because of the recent Doin’ It Dirty readathon I decided to dive in. Plus supernatural and paranormal mixed in with erotica? That’s a combination I can get behind! As there are only five short stories I will do a short review of each and then an overall summary at the end. Sound good? Then let’s get into it! ^.^

Restored to Love by Anna Rockwell – Ghosts. Sexy ghosts to be specific. Restored to love combines a historical feel with some naughty ghost action and a very steamy threesome. The story outside of the sexy scenes felt a bit off at times in terms of flow, but overall I enjoyed the piece. 4/5

Rite Place, Rite Time by Elizabeth Coldwell – Bahahaha. This one had me in fits, I just couldn’t stop laughing at the ridiculousness of the story and the choice of words. “Oh Lowdale Man, do it. Fill me with your spunk.” “freakishly big dick” “thick gnarled finger” I just…I can’t possible take this story seriously. I hope it was supposed to be funny but I kind of doubt it. 3/5 for the laughs

Gabriel by Athena Marie – Have to be honest this one was brutal. The writing style drove me crazy and not in a good way. Stuff like this > “And always I hope that in losing myself I will find myself.” It was awkward, the sexier parts were bland and I just felt nothing. No spark. 1/5

Awakening by Beverly Langland – The only G/G story in the group and the best written piece as well, I fully enjoyed Awakening. There was some creepy business going on with souls and what not, but the erotic parts erased everything else from memory. The sex scenes were fantastic, the build up perfect and overall just really freaking hot. Loved this. 5/5

One for the Toad by Michael Bracken – Yes, this story is indeed as weird as it sounds. Multiple toads. Yes, they talk. I honestly don’t have anything else to say about this one, sex scenes meh. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great, just odd. 2/5


I’m glad I took the time to read this one. While there were some stories I didn’t love the good ones were done well enough to make it worthwhile. Awakening was excellent and that plus the namesake Restored to Love which I also enjoyed are enough to recommend this small anthology to erotica readers looking for a change of pace. This isn’t classic paranormal erotica (if there is such a thing, think vampires and werewolves) and I really enjoyed that originality in a genre that can feel repetitive after a while. Thanks as always for reading! ^.^

Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #119/200

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