Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance - Anthology



Release Date:
February 2012


This is the synopsis from Barnes & Noble:

One opening paragraph, six unique stories...
What if you gave six authors the same opening paragraph and let their imagination fly? That's what we've done in A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance!
Experience the variety Harlequin romance has to offer with this collection of novellas from six Harlequin series, including the passionate drama of Harlequin Presents, steamy encounters of Harlequin Blaze, spooky and sensual tales of Harlequin Nocturne, and more.
Collection includes novellas by Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Michele Hauf and Christine Bell.

My thoughts...

This is really a cute idea.  All the stories started with the exact same paragraphs, but each story was totally different.  A couple took place in modern day, another was historical and even a paranormal was thrown in.  Honestly, I had my doubts when I first started reading it (I'm not big on anthologies in the first place - I feel as if there is never enough time to tell a full story.), but this was really very good. 

My one complaint was that my version did not include the sixth story by Christine Bell.  That was supposed to be steampunk and, since I never read that genre before, I was looking forward to trying it with this anthology.  The book only had five short stories in it. 

My favorite story was by Michele Hauf, "Night of the Living Wed".  It reminded me of the TV show "The Walking Dead" as it was filled with zombies and so good.  I can't believe Hauf was able to include so much story in one tiny book.

This is a cute romance.

For reading challenges:

Harlequin/Silhouette Reading Challenge
A to Z Reading Challenge
2012 EBook Reading Challenge
Why Buy the Cow reading challenge? (From Barnes & Noble)


  1. My version doesn't contain that story either. I wonder why. I so wanted to read that version as I've never read steampunk.

    1. I was disappointed that the story wasn't there. I wanted to read a steampunk, but I guess I'll have to read a different one.

  2. I got this one as a freebie too :D

  3. What a neat idea for a book! Sorry it didn't have the last story. Wonder why not?

  4. Hi, Yvonne! Your review won the February prize for the Why Buy The Cow? reading challenge.
    If you’d like to accept this prize, please e-mail me at soulswallo at yahoo dot com. If you do not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be selected in your place. Thanks!


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