Gotta Have It – Rachel Kramer Bussell (ed.)
Rachel Kramer Bussel is a legend in the erotica world, so I’m always happy to read and review books she’s either written or edited. Gotta Have It is no exception. It’s packed with 69 (yes, that’s right) smutty stories which are shorter than short – I believe the brief was less than 1,200 words.
When I saw the list of authors involved, I was even more eager to get my grubby hands on a copy. I have to say, I was definitely not disappointed. Of course I had stories that I liked better than others, but there certainly weren’t any tales I didn’t like. Each one is short and to the point – perfect for snatching a five minute break during the day, or as a relaxer (or arouser) when you collapse into bed at night.
What I liked best was the variety of stories. What they all had in common was brevity and eroticism, but that’s where it ended. Some stories were about couples; some about strangers. There were stories indoors, outdoors, on the floor, in the kitchen, on a plane, in a changing room… you get the idea.
Overall, this is a very hot, very high quality read with a great mix of new and established authors. Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into the short story pool or you’ve been immersed many times – you should definitely add Gotta Have It to your TBR list!