The Take A Chance Anthology is a collection of gay romance tales with young men standing at a crossroad, faced with a choice that will alter the course of their future. The stories range from different places, cultures and reality and deal with topics such as the fear of coming out, the struggle for survival and the courage to take a chance on love.
A thing I love with anthologies is that you get a chance to discover new authors. Like in this case, I’m so happy to have found Dee Aditya, who wrote “A Boy Named Khwahish”, and Elinor Gray, who wrote “The Rights Words”. Both these stories were so lovely and sweet. Kwahish was set in India, at a boarding school, and The Right Words in England during WWII, but both about the first love and daring to show your feelings and vulnerability. I was also really pleased to get a chance to read more of Jamie Deacon. Her contribution “Another Story” was as always a sweet and heart-warming read, in this case about a university student preparing to confront his big high school crush who betrayed him.
I also liked the story “Far From Texas” by Eric Gober, but many of the others were unfortunately not my cup of tea. As the blurb said, the stories range from “sweet to erotic, contemporary to historical, paranormal to gritty realistic”, and for me there where a bit too much explicit erotica and weird demon sex to truly enjoy this collection. So a three star rating for the anthology as such, but with five star ratings to Dee Aditya’s, Jamie Deacon’s and Elinor Gray’s stories.
Find out more about the book and the authors here: Take A Chance
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