by Elise D`Haene, Stacey Donovan, Zalman King

January 2006
ISBN: 0-425-20756-0
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Trudie was working full-time as a receptionist at a legal firm and studying for the bar exam, too. She was definitely a busy woman, a woman who was also under a great deal of pressure. So, when opportunity made an appearance in the form of messenger Kyle, Trudie took it...or him, rather, in the elevator. And then there was the attorney Phillipe. Trudie’s escapade’s were completely out of character, but Just Like That Trudie had changed forever.

Chloe King writes an erotic short story not likely to be forgotten. Told in the style of a court transcript, the sex scenes are not to be overruled.

In Another Woman’s Lipstick, Zoey felt lucky in her relationship with her husband. Since childhood she and Robert had been everything to one another. They were a perfect match and perfectly intense. Zoey thought they would last forever and then she found it...another woman’s lipstick on her husband’s clothing. Was there any way possible to salvage her marriage? How far would Zoey go to do it?

Ed Silverstein’s contribution to the anthology is one risqué solution to dealing with a partner’s infidelity.

Ida loved a good time just as much as the next girl, but there was a line to be crossed and boyfriend, Bud crossed it. He’d gone too far one night at a wet T-shirt contest. Normally, Ida would have reigned him in, but that night she was not so inclined. Bud had to do some major atonement over his offense.

Zalman King’s Talk to Me, Baby heats up this anthology to even greater degrees. This story is the best of Red Shoe Diaries: Another Woman’s Lipstick in this reviewer’s opinion.

Adapting oneself to the various experiences of being in love was the theme in the bonus compilation by Stacy Donovan and Elise D’Haene. If you’ve read Red Shoe Diaries: Four on the Floor then this story will be familiar.

Reviewed in July 2006 by Rho.