This week at Smexy…
B review – Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James (historical/tori)
B review – The Turn by Kim Harrison (urban fantasy/tori)
B review – The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne (historical/may)
C- review – Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin (contemporary/may)
D review – Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan (contemporary/tori)
D review – Jacked up by Samantha Kane (contemporary/kini)
D review – Close to Home by Lily Everett (contemporary/mandi)
News from Mandi: Buyout: A Love Story by Dev Bentham is a novella-length m/m about a man in charge of shutting down hotels in foreclosure and a man whose hotel is in foreclosure. It’s a second-chance love story – I liked it but I felt it was way too short to really get in there and show how their romance in rekindled. Review coming.
Tinderbox by Rachel Grant starts a new series featuring rugged military men and in this one – a heroine who finds an extremely rare fossil – but then things go haywire. Tons of action and hot sexual tension. I enjoyed it a lot – review coming.
News from Tori: The third book in Marie Harte’s Body Shop Bad Boys, Zero to Sixty, gives readers a humorous, sexy, and slightly angsty romance that introduces bad boy Sam Hamilton to good girl Ivy Stephens. Add in some parental issues, a cute puppy, and a plethora of nosy friends and you have a fun, fast, and easy read. Review to come.
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen in the third book in the Brooklyn Bruisers Hockey series. Fans have waited a long time to see why a certain cantankerous office assistant hates hockey, Brooklyn, and everything in between. An enjoyable steamy read that will please fans with the second chance romance though I myself had a few issues with the hero and the big secret. Review to come.
Twined Bond by Emma Hart. Following the insane PI Noelle Nash and her outrageous family and friends through laughter, love, murder, and mayhem has made Hart’s Holly Wood Files one of my favorite romance suspense/comedy series. While I was sad to see this was the last book, Hart does a fabulous job of wrapping up the main conflict and the over reaching arc.
I’m currently reading Vic James’ Gilded Cage.
News from Kini:
I opted to not ignore the reminder I set for myself and actually take some time to write this up.
Truly by Ruthie Knox– I picked this up on sale this week and dove right in. It was the perfect read to restore my faith after a crappy read. I have really missed Knox’s voice. I read this in prep to read her new book.
Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score– A fake relationship book, one of my favorite tropes! I just finished this and have a lot of thoughts. Full review to come soon.