For the Love of Murphy
Genre: Romance Anthology (Sweet)
Release Date: March 17, 2014
Keywords: Romance, Anthology, Sweet, Murphy’s Law, Short Stories
Description: They say love conquers all, but whoever “they” are, must not have heard of Murphy’s Law — whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
These five tales of sweet, accidental romance prove Cupid’s arrows are a lot tougher than they seem, and sometimes it pays to be unlucky.
No Wrong Turns by Lisa A. Adams
Falling For You by Michelle Ziegler
Coffee and Cufflinks by Annabelle Blume
A Slippery Slope by Rebecca Hart
The Shamrock Incident by London Saint James
Print: Createspace | Amazon
Ebooks: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords
For the Love of Murphy is the perfect collection of short stories that you should read on your daily commute to work or while you are waiting in a long queue. It has all the characteristics that might improve your mood. The stories are exactly as the title suggests, a take on Murphy’s Law, ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong’.
From nearly getting married to the wrong friend and then being jilted at the altar to rebelling against your parents, leaving home and immediately losing your wallet half way down the street is what all the stories are about. Every character is believable and either we are them or we know of people who are quite similar.
You will invariably do something silly or get a bump on your forehead in front of a very interesting and date-able guy like in London Saint James’s The Shamrock Incident.
Olivia of Coffee and Cufflinks has a high powered job and she meets this wonderful guy everyday at the same coffee shop. They know nothing about each other, other than their coffee orders and her love of expensive bottled water. How fate brings them together after a series of disasters proves that once everything that can have gone wrong has gone wrong, something will go right!
I will not go into great details of each story as that would spoil the fun of a short story. I believe all of these authors have a lot of potential and I hope they’ll write more in future.
These stories are extremely short and just right. They are quite predictable as well if you are a champion romance reader. However if you do read a lot of romance then you must love happily ever-afters as well. I would recommend that you read For the Love of Murphy if you are after something sweet and uncomplicated to read. If you are having a moment when you don’t want to be logical and practical read this anthology. However if you are after stories with a lot of complications in plot and denouement I would suggest you don’t read it because it would be an injustice to these authors, the stories and to you.
However, when I finished the book I wanted to read a few more stories like these. These are times that I miss paper books, you can’t flick the pages to the best bits. E-books have made life a lot easier and cheaper for debut authors and PR’s to get the word around but at the cost of the reader not being able to flick pages!
This blog post is part of a blog tour and I received a free advanced review copy of the book to review. All opinions are my own and I wasn’t influenced or asked to write it.
Thank you for taking the time to review For the Love of Murphy and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I’ve had so many cheetos-in-my-hair moments that I feel for Darci 🙂
Haha! So it’s not just me and Darci 🙂 What doesn’t break us, makes us stronger!
Thanks so much for participating in the tour, and for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the read — and I completely agree on print books. Part of why this anthology is so cool, it is available in print as well. Gotta love the feel of those pages… 🙂
Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking time to read the review. Since I was reading the ARC print wasn’t an option but I might gift it to someone and sneak in a little print book love 🙂
ohh this looks really good, might have to have a look into it and see if I can spare a few hours for a good read, great post!
I find e-books easier to read, to be honest. I always get uncomfortable laying in bed with books, reading on my iPad makes this much better!
I love short story books =)
Thanks so much for reviewing our book 🙂
Thank you for the lovely review 🙂
Thank you for the lovely review of our collaborative labor of love 🙂
Thank you all for the lovely stories 🙂
I must admit I am a romance addict and I do like short stories as well as full-length novels because sometimes it is nice to squeeze in a story from beginning to end in a time slot that I want to fill with reading about love and HEA’s. It’s also a great way to find out about new authors and their writing styles. We all know that it’s “different strokes for different folks.” Thanks for this review!