A Taste of Honey Anthology by Various ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

A Taste of Honey Title: A Taste of Honey Anthology

Author: Various

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


In the mood to try something sweet? How about a collection of stories about bears and the special men in their lives? Guys don’t have to be in their twenties, perfectly sculpted, and hairless to be hot. Bears are real men with real bodies—and that doesn’t always mean a perfect six-pack or an immaculately smooth chest. With bears, it can mean more man to love. The men in this anthology are chubs, cubs, grizzlies, pandas, polar bears, and more—all looking for a connection. And beneath their burly physiques are hearts of gold. Explore the bear scene and beyond with these big, hairy guys and the men who find them irresistibly sexy.

The Bear Fetish by John Amory
The Bear Next Door by Jack Byrne
The Bear at the Bar by J. Scott Coatsworth
Barefoot by Lillian Francis
Just Breathe by John Genest
Bear Chasing by Renae Kaye
Golden Bear by G.P. Keith
Hunting Bear: A Fairy Tale with a Very Hairy Ending by Edmond Manning
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Getting Over Yourself by Robert B. McDiarmid
Truck Stop by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Banyan Court by Samuel Scott Preston
Amped by Zoe X. Rider
The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain by Michael Rupured
Life’s Tiny Surprises by Tara Spears

My View:

A Taste of Honey is collection of short stories dedicated to the bears. Polar bears, chubby bears, ginger bears, otter, cubs, the list goes on! Each story was unique in its own right a was dedicated to presenting a little more knowledge about bears themselves. I really enjoyed this anthology. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of gay culture that is so different than the mainstream body builder, perfect physique, twinks, etc. If I were a gay man, I would want a bear!

I love the introduction. It was so open and honest while being entertaining and informative. It was a great way to start this anthology.

This collection of authors presented gay men in everyday situations like having a sleep study completed, working at a homeless shelter, or living with a sister and her children. Not just in CEO positions, at gyms, or in the clubs. This shows the less than glamorous side and shows them as regular people with insecurities of their own. I love that idea. They are just like everyone else, just with more hair!

I love that the short stories did not try to do too much. Many of them were just about bears meeting and getting to know each other with the promise for more. I also love that the theme of this anthology was a type of person instead of a type of story. It allowed each of the stories to be very distinct while also being connected. Many anthologies lose my interest because things get stale or overly redundant. This was not the case for A Taste of Honey. I easily read this in one night and loved every minute! I highly recommend this one, even if you traditionally do not enjoy anthologies.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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