Weekly Wrap Up

This week at Smexy…

A review – Tequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford (M/M)

A- review – Scorched by Erica Hayes (UF)

B review – Pia Saves The Day by Thea Harrison (PNR)

B review – The Promise by Robyn Carr  (Romance Contemporary)

C+ review – No River Too Wide by Emilie Richards (Contemporary)

C+ review – Melting Into You by Tracey Alvarez (Romance Contemporary)

C+ review- More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs (NA)

C- review – Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda Neville (Historical Romance)


Excerpt Time! The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump
Excerpt Time! Then Cam You by Jill Shalvis
Harlequin Summer Reads Giveaway
Smexy’s Top Ten


News from Tori: Busy, busy, busy week for me. Went shopping for a new car and it’s a serious PITA. I always thought I was a slacker but some of the population that sells cars has me beat by a couple of miles.

Luckily, I have so good books on my kindle to take my mind off of things. I love Hailey Edward’s Arancae Nation series and was thrilled by A Cast Of Shadows. Though it has a resolvable conflict and romance, this Uf/PNR mixed series is loosely intertwined with the previous books. Slightly dark at times with a great mythological base, action packed, and a swoon worthy romantic. Loved seeing how the romance plays out in here as one of the lovers is technically dead.

Iron Sinners by H.J. Bellus. A violent short MC romance that has a strong Madeline Sheehan feel to it with the violence and the crazy romance.

In Dark Woods by Susan Fanetti. A somber look back into this world. I loved seeing Issac and Lilli again. Their lives take a tragic turn but Fanetti handles the plot well with realistic emotions and actions.

Tainted Rise by Abby Weeks.  Not bad but the structure was weak, the romance under whelming,  and the storyline was all over the place. The set up and reveal reminded me of Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill in how the characters spoke and the event time line.

Reckless Point by Cara Brent. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought it was a MC erotic romance where bad boy falls for good girl. Color me surprised at how much more there was to this love story. A sweet and retrospective story about family, expectations, forgiveness, and finding oneself.

Azagoth by Larissa Ione. I love anything Larissa writes so I wasn’t surprised by how much I enjoyed this steamy hot romance between an angel from heaven and the grim reaper. Lots of laughs and happy sighs follow this engaging couple as they try to find their happily ever after.

 Straddling The Line by Jaci Burton.  I love Burton’s Play by Play series but honestly feel like the connection and spark I felt in the beginning has faded with the introduction of other characters besides the Rileys. Review to come.

Peanut Goes To School by Thea Harrison. OMG I died from the cuteness. Simply died. Review to come.

Night’s End by Yasmine Galenorn. *sob* I hate this series has ended but Galenorn went out with a BANG and rocked it out like a boss!  Review to come.

This weekend it’s the new Molly Harper-Better Homes & Hauntings, Jamie Begley’s King, and whatever else falls into my hot little hands.


  1. Helyce says

    T, I feel your car shopping pain! If $ wasn’t such an issue right now I’d be right there with you. My dh and my car are both starting to give us big problems..no money to fix, no money to buy new. Conundrum.

    Great recap-I got about 60% into one book this week. And you read 9. I bow to you in awe!

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