What If: The Anthology by Chelle Bliss, M. Mabie, Aly Martinez, Erin Noelle, River Savage, Hilary Storm, Shantel Tessier, Alice Montalvo-Tribue


what-ifBlurb:
 What If: The Anthology is a collaboration from some of today’s hottest indie authors. What happens when one pivotal moment in a story changes? Have you ever wondered how things might have been?
In these eight, never before released, novellas you’ll see what happens when your favorite characters take a different path.
A twist on the fictional reality you’ve already read. A chance to see if the grass is greener on the other side.

What if one little decision changed everything? What if?

8 Novellas include:
Delusion by Author Chelle Bliss
Lure by Author M. Mabie
Twisted Course by Aly Martinez
Alive by Erin Noelle
Paradox by River Savage Author
Two Steps Back by Hilary Storm
Unforeseen by Shantel Tessier
Unspeakable Lies by Alice Montalvo-Tribue

To enjoy the twist of fate within What If: The Anthology we recommend you read the following novels:
Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss
Bait by M. Mabie
Stolen Course by Aly Martinez
The Book Boyfriend series by Erin Noelle
Incandescent by River Savage:
No Strings Attached by Hilary Storm
Unforgettable by Shantel Tessier
Unspeakable Truths by Alice Tribue

This is no longer available to purchase via Amazon.  

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Yeah so I didn’t read any of these books before reading this anthology because I’ve never read an anthology with a prerequisite before.  Usually they are all first books in a series or stand alones.  So this was kinda odd for me.  I love anthologies and I read a few a year.  This one was decent but it probably could’ve been better if I would have read the other books first.  

But here go my reviews anyway!

Overall rating 4 stars

Delusion by Author Chelle Bliss

This one was okay.  Only daughter, four older brothers, tattoo shop, you get the picture.  I felt the MC used cuss words for shock value so her dialogue felt a bit fake or forced but the chemistry was written very well.  And the male MC was a decent guy, for an alpha dominant.  

Lure by Author M. Mabie

This one was very different than the rest of the stories.  It was about a couple that loved each other but she was marrying someone else.  It was pretty cool. The emotions were there.  I felt for the woman, at the wedding being asked to follow her heart instead of her head.  

Twisted Course by Aly Martinez

This one was real painful to read.  I cried.  It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Interestingly enough I hated the female MC, I found her to be an asshole.  The male MC was trying, but it was never enough for her.  I loved the ending.  That needed to happen.   I don’t want to read the corresponding book to this because I liked the ending so much.  And it was not predictable.  

Alive by Erin Noelle

Didn’t read this one because of the authors note: It was written as an alternate ending to book three in this series.  And since I never read any of those books, I skipped it.  And I will say that I was disappointed in that because who puts an alternate ending to a book 3 in an anthology?  I don’t think that is the way to catch new readers.  

Paradox by River Savage Author

This one was run of the mill MC club likes woman, kidnaps her for his own personal use, she gets Stockholm syndrome and it ends up biting her in the ass in the end. Except the ending threw me on this one.  And the emotions in this one were written good.  The male MC seemed to genuinely care even though he couldn’t really express it since he was in a motorcycle club and ya know, they have to be all hard all the time.  

Two Steps Back by Hilary Storm

This one was decent.  Rock star falls for other rock star but they are too cool to express themselves emotionally so they cover it up with casual sex.  But then the end really throws you and I found it to be inconsistent with the whole story.  It was like it was thrown in as afterthought.  

Unforeseen by Shantel Tessier

Okay this one was sad and I liked it a lot.  I really felt her grief in this.  I was way off base on the story line too, which was a huge plus for me. I think that Tate was a bit too mean for my tastes but I think that had to do with the fact the whole story was from Missy’s POV so we never got into his brain.  

Unspeakable Lies by Alice Montalvo-Tribue

I totally felt for the female MC in this one.  And I would have chosen the same path as she did.  It was unfortunate and seemed wrong but what else could she do?  She wasn’t meant to follow that path.  It’s about a wedding that starts out great but goes downhill fast.  But it was real good.  Anymore than that and I will be giving away spoilers. 

 

I wish I could say go get this book, but its not on Amazon anymore so, you could borrow it from me I think.

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3 thoughts on “What If: The Anthology by Chelle Bliss, M. Mabie, Aly Martinez, Erin Noelle, River Savage, Hilary Storm, Shantel Tessier, Alice Montalvo-Tribue

  1. ROFL, I wonder if you hated so many of the endings b/c the What If wasn’t right? Like if you read the original stories they are based on, would you actually really enjoy them because that’s how it should have ended? Interesting. It’s definitely a weird anthology, b/c who has actually read all the authors when they pick up an anthology? Usually I’ve only read one or two and I meet new authors. But this one forces you to have read them. Not necessarily a great marketing gimmick IMO.

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