Laugh, swoon, and escape with this romantic comedy anthology!
Will an elevator ride change her life? In HOLD THE LIFT by Aven Ellis, Sierra Crawford ends up meeting sexy British hockey player Jude Parker after their elevator sticks. Sierra finds herself getting to know Jude—and she likes what she sees. But he wouldn’t be interested in a food-obsessed assistant editor right? Sierra knows she’s quirky—her fondness of Magic 8 Balls is proof of that—so there’s no way he could look her way. Or can he?
In DOWN, THEN UP by Beth Labonte, Lauren Oswald never expected to see her college love, Jamie, again. Not after the way things ended. She certainly doesn’t expect to see him ten years later at a bachelorette party in Vegas, waiting inside a hotel elevator. Slightly older. Different haircut. No wedding ring. Same eyes. As the pair embark on a late night errand, Lauren is flooded with memories of how Jamie became the one that got away—and she realizes that this one night could be their last chance to make things right.
In GOING UP? by Whitney Dineen, Fiona Kitchen had a dream when she moved to New York and it wasn’t taking a job as an elevator operator in a posh, West Side, apartment building. She also didn’t expect to meet a hot handyman, a Columbian drug lord and a notorious mob boss and then fall for one of them in a big way. Life in the Big Apple isn’t quite turning out the way she planned, but who said that was a bad thing?
In Becky Monson’s TAKING A CHANCE, Liza Parker has a fear of heights, crowds and small spaces. So what’s a girl like her doing on a crowded elevator going to the top of the Empire State Building? Freaking out, that’s what she’s doing. Enter Jay Sanders, a tourist who thinks he might be able to help Liza face her fears, but she has to be willing to spend the day with a complete stranger. Maybe taking a chance on Jay is just what Liza needs.
In HAPPY TO BE STUCK WITH YOU by Rich Amooi, Becca has had an office crush on Daniel—Mr. Delicious—for over a year. Getting stuck in an elevator with him was the last thing she expected. If only she can control her claustrophobia. To make matters worse, they’re also stuck with an eighty-year-old man who has a weak bladder, and a penchant for playing cupid. But life is unpredictable. Sometimes, getting stuck is the best thing that can happen.
Computer genius Maisy Potter crosses an ocean to take her dream vacation at an English country estate … where the winsome Mark Prebys works below stairs. With him, Maisy discovers a carefree happiness she’s never known. But will the troubles dogging her from back home, a secret or two whispered behind the parlour curtains, and misunderstandings to beat the band extinguish the magic they think they’ve found in each other? And if not, what happens when Maisy’s enchanting holiday ends? Find out in UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS … AND THE LIFT IN BETWEEN by Geralyn Corcillo.
In THE ONLY WAY IS UP by Lindy Dale, Meet Bailey Burns: hottest thing on the literary circuit. And the most reluctant. After fainting in a lift and regaining consciousness to find herself kissing a stranger, Bailey thinks her week can’t get much worse. But it can. Much worse. Bailey is about to be proposed to by a crazed fan wearing a vampire costume. She’s about to discover she’s in relationship with the guy she kissed. Not only that, but said guy happens to be her new PR manager. Oh dear!
In OUT OF ORDER, by Dee Ernst, Grace has sworn off good-looking men. As soon as she starts dating one of them, she transforms from a mature, confident woman to a needy teen-aged girl. So when she meets Seth, the best-looking man she’s ever seen, she makes the right choice — forget all about him. But a neurotic golden retriever and a broken elevator keep bringing them together. Is the world working against her… or maybe the gods are finally smiling?
Love in an Elevator or as being British I want to call it Love In A Lift is a collection of cute, fun, flirty novellas written by some great author. Usually, when I read an anthology, I will mainly read the one by the author whose work I Iove and have read before which in my case was Aven Ellis if I have time I may read a few others. However, after reading Aven’s contribution HOLD THE LIFT that I adored I decided I wanted to read the rest because I like the premise. I wanted to know wanted to know how an elevator aka lift helped each of the couples in the stories find love. Also reading an anthology is a great way to discover new authors.
I have rated each story individually and then rated the anthology
First up we have HOLD THE LIFT by Aven Ellis. Sparks fly when Food-obsessed assistant editor Sierra Crawford get stuck in an Elevator with hot sexy British hockey player Jude Parker. Hold The Lift was a fun, easy read and Sierra and Jude are cute together, and of course love all the reference to anything British. Being a big fan of Aven’s I knew she would disappoint me as this was a cute, romantic and entertaining read.
DOWN, THEN UP by Beth Labonte tells the story of Lauren and Jamie who had a romantic past together that didn’t end well. When these two meet in a Las Vegas elevator on the way to run an errand could fate be stepping in to give them a second chance? Being a big fan of second chance romance I enjoyed this one and I like that we get to see what happened between these two in the past. I like the characters and authors writing style.
GOING UP? By Whitney Dineen is about Fiona, who has moved to New York to pursue her dream, however, she discovers a lot more and a few surprises when she ends up getting a job as the elevator operator in a posh apartment building. A mixture of fun, interesting and mysterious characters go up and down the elevator. The story was fast paced, maybe a little too fast in some place, but I still enjoyed it.
TAKING A CHANCE, by Becky Monson was one of my favorites in the anthology. It was such an endearing and heartwarming read. When I discovered why Liza was in a crowded elevator that was going to the top of the Empire State Building although she has a fear of crowds and heights I had such admiration for her. And I adored Jay for wanting to help her succeed in what she has set out to do. I just adored what the author did with this one. Loved it!
HAPPY TO BE STUCK WITH YOU by Rich Amooi. When Becca gets stuck in an office elevator with sexy Daniel, it shouldn’t be a problem except Becca has a big crush on Daniel and to make matters worse, she is claustrophobic. Throw in a great kiss, some misunderstandings, and an eighty-year-old romantic and you have a fun cute, entertaining read.
UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS … AND THE LIFT IN BETWEEN by Geralyn Corcillo tells the story of American Maisy Potter, who meets Mark Prebys during her stay Drakenfall country estate in England. There is an instance attraction, but there is more to Mark to than meets they eye. I like this story, but I felt it was too fast paced at times. I did like the author descriptive writing, and I would love to spend a weekend in a place like Drakenfall.
THE ONLY WAY IS UP by Lindy Dale. A Kiss from a sexy stranger after she faints in a lift is just the beginning of a crazy but in a good way week for author Bailey Burns. I have to say this was also a favorite. I loved the characters they were great together. There is always one story in an anthology that I wish was longer, and The Only Way Is Up is the one. I want to know more about this couple and what happens next. Loved the author’s writing style, which made for a cute, funny entertain read.
The final book in the anthology is OUT OF ORDER by Dee Ernst. Aspiring author Grace has sworn off men, and in her eyes, Seth is no different. However, fate, a neurotic golden retriever, and a broken elevator seem to have different ideas. Out Of Order a well-written, enjoyable story with great characters that hooked me from the start.
Overall, I rate Love In An Elevator 4 stars. I enjoyed this collection of cute, fun, flirty novellas. I love that each story was different, but connected to an elevator aka lift in some way. If you’re looking for a collection of fun entertaining easy romantic novellas, then I would this give anthology ago. Two things I’m going to do for sure after reading Love in an Elevator the first is to check out more books from some of the new authors that are new to me and the second is to start using lifts a lot more! Haha!
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