Both The Gallery stories are a series of short stories that revolve around the mysterious gallery where no painting is just a painting and no exibition is the same. The first book The Permanent Collection is set not only around a serie of paintings that are a permanent fixture in the Gallery – for different reasons – it’s also about how the Gallery gained an assistant and an introduction of sorts.
The second book: The Special Exhibits is also a series of short stories, but this time they are more kinky. It isn’t called the Special Exhibit for nothing!
The stories in The Gallery started life in some form on the author’s website, but have been adapted in the form of a novel and extended and added too. I admit I didn’t read the stories on the website, so I went into both stories without prior knowledge or expectations.
I loved both books, but The Permanent Collection was my favorite. I liked how Rex came to work for the Gallery and how he is a fixture in almost all the stories in the book. The stories were all very well crafted and very sexy, but they aren’t just erotica, there is a story to it as well and I love how that was balanced. The stories are very imaginative witht the Gallery as the central setting.
The Special Exibits was also a lovely book. It’s a good continuation of the series, but I did miss the red line the first book had. The stories are nicely done, but a lot more kinky than the the first book, though they are just as sweet.
Sometimes it is nice to read that is alright to be different.
The writing on both books is good and solid, like we know and have come to expect from the author. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.