Weekly Wrap-Up

This week at Smexy…

A/B joint review – Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (paranormal)
B+ review – Wicked Temptation by Zoe Archer (historical)
B review – Deeper Than Need by Shiloh Walker (suspense)
B review – Grim Shadows by Jenn Bennett (paranormal historical)
B review – The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (YA)
C review – Fall From India Place by Samantha Young (contemporary)
C- review – The Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer Haymore (historical)
C- review – Just One Night by Lauren Layne (contemporary)

Guest Author Nalini Singh
Release Day Excerpt – I Want to Hold Your Hand by Marie Force
Guest Author Rebekah Weatherspoon
Top Ten Reasons to read Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde
Smexy’s Top Ten

News from Mandi: What I read this past week, I’ve already reviewed – see above. I can’t seem to get ahead to have any new news to report! So, I’ll tell you what I plan to read this week:

Keep me Closer by Rhyannon Byrd – the goodread reviews look good and I’ve never read this author before. Looking forward to something sexy.

Sharp Love by Ava March – I love this author, she writes very emotional and sexy historical m/m. Ready for this one!

Baiting the Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey - the queen of the dirty talking hero. Will she keep the title with this one? We shall see….

First to Burn by Anna Richland – this review request came my way and the blurb caught me. I’ll report back later this week.

News for Tori: I finished installing my METALLIC silver backsplash behind stove and painting an old desk to match the kitchen color scheme. All we need to do is lay the new floor tile and the kitchen is finally done. *fist pump* Then on to the bathroom. *sigh*

Home improvement sucks butt.

I finally read books 2, 3, & 4 of Jenika Snow’s Grizzly Shifter MC series. They were okay. Book 1 had a much bigger and better developed storyline. These others seemed to skate through and the focus was almost solely on the romance. In fact, book four was nothing but the romance and then it just…ended. 0_o Regardless, I enjoy Snow’s writing and will continue to read her books.

Crown & Cross by Abigail Roux was a delightful visit with Nick & Kelly. Events in here occur after Ball & Chain. Lots of laughs and some serious romancing goes on between our former Sidewinder lovers. An intriguing mystery ups the ante along with some special guests who show up and drive our heroes insane. Review to come.

Better When He’s Bad is the first in a new series (Welcome to the Point) by Jay Crownover. Bad boy anti hero and his best friend’s sister come together to find her missing brother and to get answers to what happened five years ago. Angsty and intense, Crownover does an excellent job of not redeeming the hero as much as getting her readers to understand and accept him for who and what he is. Review to come.

Bad Day (Hard Rock Roots, #4) by C.M Stunich is an outrageous crazy series about two rock bands and a killer who sets out to destroy them all. Bold and raunchy, Stunich builds a gritty and dark yet humorous world that makes you a fan despite the general dislike you may hold for the characters involved. Beware-each installment ends on a cliffhanger.

Opening Act by Suleikha Snyder is a short but enjoyable friends to lovers story that addresses fear and choice when a young woman decides to let go of the crush she has carried for year.

Zero by Sam Crescent ZERO!! Fans have waited for Zero’s story since Nash’s book. A fast paced book that brings forth the friends to lovers trope when a past deed places everyone Zero cares for in danger. I LOVED Zero’s heroine-Prue. A take no BS woman who hands the resident PITA her arse when her mouthiness goes epic. Those scenes alone made the book great. Lots of smexytimes and since we all Sam is about the arse play; plenty of that too. :) It was nice to finally get a hero who doesn’t just wave her hand and accept what her man does. The ending packs QUITE a surprise and I am seriously looking forward to Butch’s book.

Dark Ride Dogs by Keith Melton. Keith is a silly man with silly ideas. He likes Tom Brady for goodness sakes. 0_o Lucky for us, he takes a lot of those silly ideas and writes some hilariously outrageous books that both engage and entertain you. I will never look at clowns and cod pieces the same ever again. Review to come.

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