Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology (Collection), Volume 6 - Various Authors

Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology (Collection), Volume 6 was released today. Pick your copy up as soon as possible, it is only available for a short time and after those 90 days it's gone forever!

From the blurb:

Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered... what would happen if Heart2Heart, the dating app responsible for pairing up the quirkiest, most perfect couples, brought people together by asking the questions they never knew they needed answered?

From learning each other’s secret zombie survival skills, to disputing the greatest starship captain ever, to confessing their feelings about Cornish pasties, the characters in these fourteen brand new stories inspired by reader suggestions will learn that no matter how random the question… love is always the answer.

And, as always, all proceeds from this anthology will benefit LGBTQ+ charities to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every day of the year!

Stories included in this collection are :

Heist of Hearts, by Alice Winters

Keeping Him in Cornwall, by Con Riley

Hate 2 Love U, by Daryl Banner

Love Down Under, by Eden Finley

Rock, Paper, Scissors, by Kate Hawthorne

Dog Days, by Kelly Fox

The London Chance, by Lane Hayes

My Darcy, by Lily Morton

A Drag Made in Heaven, by Max Walker

Connection, by Nicole Dykes

Worst. Date. Ever., by Onley James

Down the Mountain, by Rachel Ember

The Anti-Wingman, by Saxon James

The Choice, by Sloane Kennedy

Sheena's Review:

I am reviewing for the 4 stories I have read:

Kate Hawthorne - Rock, Paper, Scissors
Lily Morton - My Darcy
Rachel Ember - Down the Mountain 
Saxon James - The Anti Wingman

All the stories have the Heart2Heart dating app as the central theme, with the added theme of the random question generator. Of the 4 I read, the only author that's new to me is Kate Hawthorne, and on the basis of this story, I'd definitely be up for reading more. Rock, Paper, Scissors was sweet with just the right amount of heat and a real connection between the two guys to make it believable that they'd end up together after such a short time.

Down the Mountain by Rachel Ember is a second chance story of a reclusive ski instructor and his old flame who's moving back to town. Unbeknownst to each other, they have been chatting on the app for weeks. This isn't a new or novel concept, but it works for these two. Vic likes his solitude, and it was a nice story about old flames finding that spark they had and wanting to make it work.

The Anti-Wingman by Saxon James is an absolute hoot. Kai and Rylan are absolutely chalk and cheese. Kai's antics had me laughing out loud in places, these two unknowingly dating each other without realizing was just brilliant, and not knowing that they were actually perfect for each other all along.  This was a fun ride, and I loved it.

My Darcy by Lily Morton was favorite though, although it was close with the Saxon James story. This has all Lily's trademark snark and sass and bonus for it being set on a Jane Austen tour - I love Austen and have actually been to a few of those places. This is Darcy and Freddie's story though. Best friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, especially when there's mutual pining and neither of them realize the other loves them, although everyone else can see it.  

I really enjoyed all 4 stories and I look forward to my copy of the anthology arriving because there are some amazing writers involved and it's for a great cause.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

The Heart2Heart anthology is always a one-click buy for me - both because I always find enchanting stories based on the theme prompt but also because it supports great charities...  So far I have read 5 of the 14 stories and none of them disappointed - the other 9 are waiting for me on my kindle once I get through the rest of my ARC obligations this week... they're going to be my treat to myself to devour...

I absolutely love the premise this time - replying to unusual conversation starter questions - and so far they've run the gamut of Star Trek captains, the merits of Cornish pasties, resuscitating Cerberus, what animal you identify with and if you could go back in time and make one different choice, what would that be?

The stories that developed from these questions also run the gamut and that's what I love about anthologies - there's something new to discover with each author and story.... and I am here to devour it every single time!  Even if one story doesn't strile a perfect cord, there are others you'll get lost in... and it's a great way find new to you authors!

Grab it before it's gone - this book is only live for 90 days!

Rating: 5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Heart2Heart is a charity anthology featuring some really fantastic authors with their take on the Heart2Heart dating app. I’m reviewing 4 of those stories.

Kate Hawthorne, Rock, Paper, Scissors was a sweet with heat and steam with two guys that each had their own beliefs, Beach or Mountains.

Rachel Ember, Down the Mountain was a sweet second chance story about a ski instructor and the medal holder that he trained and fell in love with. They had also been chatting on the Heart2Heart app and didn’t know the other was who they had been talking to.

Lily Morton, My Darcy was a best friend to lovers full of the trademark Lily snark and sass and just plain fun to read. Darcy and Freddie are also co-workers and have been chatting on the app, although the other doesn’t realize who they’re talking to. 

Saxon James, The Anti-Wingman is about two total opposites! Kai and Rylan meet on the app, then meet in real life. Rylan agrees to act as Kai’s wingman. They end up dating and neither of them realize it. Kai was just plain funny. 

Overall, all are fantastic stories, and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried!! Well written with fast pacing!

Rating: 5 Stars

Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology (Collection), Volume 6 is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.