This week at Smexy….
A review – Beyond Control by Kit Rocha (erotic)
B+ review – When she Said I Do by Celeste Bradley (historical)
B review – Velocity by Amelia C Gormley (m/m contemporary)
B review – The Problem With Seduction by Emma Locke (historical)
B- review – Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox (contemporary)
B- review – If you Give a Rake a Ruby (historical)
C+ review – What’s a Witch to Do? by Jennifer Harlow (PNR)
C review – The Last Debutante by Julia London (historical)
D review – There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras (new adult)
News From Mandi: My week started with a few disappointments but ended with an amazing five star read. I DNF’d A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest. Could not get into the story and found the heroine a little annoying. I finished Fender Bender Blues by Niecey Roy but didn’t enjoy it very much. The hero and heroine had no chemistry together. I never believed in their relationship. Their romance felt very flat.
Velocity by Amelia Gormley was a great end to her m/m trilogy. You can read my review above.
An Eye for Danger by Christine Fairchild is a romantic suspense with a very strong first half. I was on the edge of my seat for the first 40% of the book. I do think though that it is a bit long winded and lost some steam in the second half. My review will be up this coming week.
Tactical Strike by Kaylea Cross has some great action in it…and some steamy sexual tension in the beginning, but I think the action smothers the romance and the book is too short to allow the romance to shine. I enjoyed the characters and the overall story, I just wish the romance had had a bit more focus. Review coming soon.
And my five star read is Captive Prince by SU Pacat, Volume one and Volume two. I’ll be writing a post about these books this week, but I’ll quickly say they totally blew me away. A fantasy m/m book about a prince who is stripped of his title and shipped off to enemy lands as a slave. There is intrigue and twists and some really, really great storytelling. Highly recommend – but like I said, there is so much to say about these books that I’ll blog about it in a few days.
News from May: This week, I continued my campaign to get Mandi Reading JC Daniels Blade Song and Night Blade. Because the books are that good and I need her to read them. Aside from that, yes I did some actual reading. (Mandi sneaking into say: I’m starting Blade Song this weekend!)
I finished the Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop and yes, it was most excellent. I’m wanting to read more of that world, as well as some other book Tori recommended (demanded) I read and I will soon – but I’m working on reading a few other books first.
Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni is the book I’m working on at the moment. It is described as “Indiana Jones meets DaVinci Code” and since I’m a mega sucker for both of those – well I have to try it! Review to come here at Smexy.
Tori’s News: Sometimes, there just aren’t enough words to express myself or how I feel about the book.
Enjoy. And you’re welcome
Hunger Awakened by Dee Carney (Review to come)
The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake (review to come)
What’s A Witch To Do by Jennifer Harlow (review above)
This weekend I’ll be reading Dana Cameron’s Seven KInds of Hell and Anne Bishop’s Written in Red.