This week at Smexy…
B+ review – Tinderbox by Rachael Grant (suspense/mandi)
B+ review – Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders (contemporary/kini)
B review – Zero to Sixty by Marie Harte (contemporary/tori)
B review – Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score (contemporary/kini)
C review – Something Real by Nellie Christine (mm contemporary/mandi)
C review – Ex-Con Serial by Katana Collins (contemporary/sheena)
C review – Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands (historical/sheena)
C-/D review – Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise (mc contemporary/sheena)
Smexy’s Top Ten
Valentine’s Day Chat with Lori Foster and Rhenna Morgan
News from Tori:
The Cad and the Co-ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid is a witty and swoon-worthy second chance secret baby romance. Plenty of laughter, love, and some seriously steamy chemistry fills your e-reader. Review to come.
Daddy Mack by Penelope Ward–This second chance romance starts out on a hilarious note but slowly goes downhill as the story loses focus and Ward adds some unbelievable plot devices.
Paying Daddy’s Debt by Alexa Riley–A short but HAWT erotic May/December romance that gives readers a taste of taboo when an older man decides he will do anything to possess the object of his obsession.
Never Better by Charlotte Stein–The 3rd installment in Stein’s Dark Obsession series introduces a victim of assault to her savior but circumstances aren’t what they seem. Slow to start, the pace soon picks up and Stein’s talented voice shines through. Review to come.
Gilded Cage by Vic James–The first in a dystopian fantasy series, the premise promises quite a ride but the storyline is overly ambitious. Review to come.
This weekend I’m staying home because next weekend in the Daytona 500 and shenanigans will occur!! I must rest up. I am reading Julia London’s Sinful Scottish Laird and a few other goodies that have magically appeared on my kindle. w00T!
News from Kini:
Wait For It by M. O’Keefe– I’ve been waiting patiently for Tiffany and Blake’s story for a long time. I was not disappointed. Angsty in all the best ways. I love the way that O’Keefe writes broken characters and then redeems them for being horrible. Highly recommend if you’ve enjoyed any of the previous books in this series.
Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward– This book started out so promising. A funny, second chance romance. It went off the rails around the 70% mark with things like sneaky Jesus and a plot moppet child. I was pissed when this book was over and I wanted to throw things. I am not sure I can trust this author ever again.
In Fairleigh Field by Rhys Bowen– A mystery thriller with a tiny smattering of romance that takes place in WWII England. If you like Downton Abbey, you’d probably enjoy this as it contains aristocratic and non-titled people in it.
The Cad and the Co-ed by LH Cosway and Penny Reid– I needed a book to restore my faith in second chance romance and this was it. Cute and funny with a secret baby. They did a great job with the secret baby trope. Not a spoiler because it’s in the synopsis.
What’s next for me- I am trying really hard to chip away at my TBR but I just started Madly by Ruthie Knox. I want to read the new Charlotte Stein, Never Better. I also have Pretty Face by Lucy Parker to look forward to. I want to try to squeeze in First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. My reader struggle continues.