This week at Smexy…
B+ review – Madly by Ruthie Knox (contemporary/kini)
B review – Driving Rain by Sierra Dean (urban fantasy/tori)
B review – What it Takes by Shannon Stacey (contemporary/mandi)
B review – Ashwin by Kit Rocha (post-apocalypse/tori)
B review – Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa (pnr/tori)
C+ review – A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels (contemporary/helyce)
C review – Live Wire by Casey Quinn (suspense/mandi)
News from Tori: It’s spring break at my house so I’ve been doing a lot of running around and not a lot of reading. Most of my reading was for reviews posted this week so I’m certainly not going to rehash all that. I did finish A Dangerous Age by Kelley Bensimon. Imagine Sex in the City meets the Real Housewives with a TON of ad placement and you have A Dangerous Age. lol Not a bad book just heavily geared towards reality tv fans and fashionistas. Review to come. The Temptation of Dragons by Chrys Cymri had such an interesting premise and the world building is rich and eclectic but the heavy inclusion of religion and lack of action bored me to tears so I ended up DNFing. Review to come. I’m currently reading
I’m currently reading Roman by Sawyer Bennett and so far it is a very low angst and humorous romance YAY!
News from Kini: This was kind of a slow reading week for me. Last week I asked Twitter for recs on contemporaries with MCs over 24 and my tweeps delivered. A great big thank you for that!
Next to You by Sandra Antonelli– The H/H were both over 40, this was a nice change. This was a contemporary with some slight suspense. Hero is an attorney who has albinism. Heroine moves in next door and is recovering from a very messy marriage. It was fast paced, yet heavy. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a more “thinky” type romance .
Super 40 by Lucy Woodhull- This is more women’s fiction with romance and superheroine thrown in. Shannon suddenly gets super powers and fights crime. It was a fun read, although at times felt bogged down and a little forced. Some definite laugh out loud moments. The HEA is with herself, I know this may not work for some readers, but it felt very true to this story and character.
Right now I am reading His Custody by Tamsen Parker. It’s my first guardian/ward trope, probably won’t be my last. It’s HOTTT. I am also listening to Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren and I am in love with Luke. My week has been kind of crazy and I can’t think farther than finishing His Custody