Before the Love is the first short story collection by erotica author Emilie Hamdan. The collection includes ten tantalizing short stories of erotic temptation, romance and desire. Containing three M/F stories, two stories of multiple partners, three F/F stories and two M/M stories, there is plenty of variety for everyone’s tastes. Before the Love will tug at your heartstrings, as you follow stories of love and loss, love in the midst of tragedy, and the ability to redefine your love at any age.
Tempest unexpectedly finds love after a tragedy. She's near suicide when she meets a kind stranger. As their relationship begins to develop, Tempest starts to wonder - can love change her life?
Before “I Do”
Tiffany had been dating Chad for a while and was delighted when he asked for her hand in marriage. Then, when she meets his sister Kelly, she asks her to be her maid of honor. But as Kelly and Tiffany shop for bridesmaids dresses, they find an unexpected spark between them.
Private William Jacobs saw his brother die at Gettysburg and has been disowned by his family for fighting for the North. When he comes home he faces fights with his family and the community, especially when he stands up for a female former slave. As William begins to fall in love with the former slave, his aunt helps the couple move North in an attempt to live without boundaries.
Vinny’s Night Club
Kandi’s tired of working at a coffee shop, trying to make ends meet. When Talia, an exotic dancer, comes in early one morning, she convinces Kandi to come audition at the strip club where she dances. Kandi nervously auditions the next day and gets the job. When she hits the stage with Talia, things really heat up.
Danny's homophobic father goes on a murderous rampage one Thanksgiving, leaving Danny watching over his sister as she lingers in a coma. Danny finds an end to his father's unfair persecution as well as unexpected love and understanding in his sister's nurse, William.
The Bigger Picture
Carl and Dave were good friends for many years, and Carl is as straight as they come. Dave, on the other hand, is secretly gay. When Matt announces his ‘out of the closet’ statement, his family erupts with rage, Carl especially. When Dave has a heart to heart moment with Matt, he discovers something he didn’t realize before.
Taylor Thompson has been teased about her appearance her whole life. She’s not ugly; she just hides behind stringy hair, thick glasses, and a big brain. When cute jock Adam needs help with his schoolwork at the risk of being kicked out of college, Taylor reluctantly helps him out.
Shovels In The Sand
Shelly and Lauren grew up together and remained the best of friends all through school. When Lauren gets a call that Shelly is in the hospital, she rushes back to her friend's side. While Shelly is mending, a new passion unfolds. Their love begins to change from childhood fondness into zesty hot passion.
Felicity is a fashion designer and Derek and Kris are two of her top models. When Felicity discovers the boys breaking the rules one night after a runway show, she'll have to decide just how comfortable she is with their relationship as they offer to help her end the show with a “bang.”
From Tears To Cheers
Jesse and Ryan have been married for three years, but Ryan still harbors feelings for his ex, Alicia. Alicia's married to Paul, who happens to be Jesse's boss. When Jesse suspects Ryan of having an affair with Alicia, she seduces Paul as revenge.