Bulk Review: The Dare. Doctrine of Indecency. A Baby at the Beach Cafe.

This is a slightly different review to my usual- today, you get three in one! Two of the books are quick reads, and the third is a collection of short stories by erotic romance, indie authors. As the stories are short, I thought my reviews would have been short, so I’m doing a combo to save time.

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The Dare by John Boyne 3.5/5

The narrative is told from Danny’s perspective, a boy whose mother accidentally knocks over a child, and whose family starts to unravel over the course of the summer from the events of that day. Boyne captures the emotions of the situation through the eyes of a young boy and makes it believable. He weaves a tale of consequence, and how one action can affect the lives of so many. A 102 page quick read.

Doctrine of Indecency by various authors 3/5

This book was quite a mix of erotic romance stories with varying sub-genres. I have to admit that my favourites veered toward the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. There was also quite a mix of talent. Some stories were well written and absorbing, whilst others were not. I definitely wouldn’t have picked the first story to lead the book as it was far from the strongest.

My favourite stories were:

  • Pleasure Bite by Brianna West
  • Suicide Mission by Lila Vale

This ebook is FREE from Amazon! Check it out for some captivating, saucy tales.

A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond 4/5

Told from the perspective of two women- Evie: pregnant and resistant to hand over her role as manager in her beach cafe while she has a baby, and Helen: who moved to Cornwall with her husband for the good life, but is now in need of purpose.

A lovely quick read, set in my home- Cornwall. Lucy Diamond is a fantastic story teller, making the art effortless. I am now a Lucy Diamond fan and shall be soaking up all of her work from now on.


The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties.

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review.

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