This week at Smexy…
A review- By The Hour by Roni Loren (contemporary/sheena)
A- review – Too Hard To Forget by Tessa Bailey (contemporary/kini)
A- review-Lost Rider by Harper Sloan (contemporary/mandi)
B+ review- Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon (erotic bdsm/mandi)
B review – Hold Me Down Sara Taylor Woods (erotic bdsm/kini)
B- review- Blade Bound by Chloe Neill (urban fantasy/tori)
C+ review – Snared by Jennifer Estep (urban fantasy, tori)
C review – The Player by K. Bromberg (contemporary/tori)
C review-Blood Submission by L.E. Wilson (paranormal/sheena)
News from Tori: Most of my reading this week has been either playing catch up on review books or reading recs from the Smexy group. Molly O’Keefe’s Baby, Come Back is the follow up to Bad Neighbor and gives us Jack and Abby’s story. I really enjoyed this one, even more so than book one. I found this one was more emotional and fleshed out. I felt the chemistry and enjoyed the blunt honesty of both characters. I believe this will stay $.99 till 5/1. Review to come.
I re read Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen to prepare for review. It’s is a sexy and bittersweet second chance romance in her best-selling adult hockey series. I adored the cranky heroine and the way Brown balances the backstory with the present. I liked the hero though I wish he hadn’t been so oblivious. Review to come.
Up this weekend is Cold Reign by Faith Hunter and either Tessa Bailey’s Too Hard to Forget or Harper Sloans’ Lost Rider. Both reviewed at SmexyBooks-links above.
News from Mandi: All the Lies We Tell by Megan Hart – a new series from Hart gives us two brothers grieving over their grandmother’s death, an ex-wife, and a dead girl from the past, and two families/neighbors who have quite a history together. It’s a little haunting and I felt like it rambled a bit in the second half but I still enjoyed. I do love Hart’s voice. Review to come.
Daddy’s Best Friend by London Hale is the writing team of Brighton Walsh and Ellis Leigh. It’s the first in a three-book series that are all quick, verra dirty reads. This one features an eighteen year old heroine and a forty-something guy who is her dad’s best friend. It’s super dirty and fun to read – but coming in at 118 pages, things happen quickly. I wish the taboo sexual tension would have lasted a bit longer. Review coming. (also priced at $.99 and on KU – so I think that’s great!)
Behind the Curtain by Beth Kery – I really enjoyed this book. Featuring a Moroccan-American heroine raised in a strict, traditional family who meets the hero one summer while vacationing – who is white and not Moroccan. They have a love affair until the family finds out. Told both in the present day and the past, it’s lovers reunited. Erotic in its telling – very well done. Review to come
News from Kini: I spent last weekend glomming on a trilogy by S. Doyle- The Bride, The Wife, The Lover. They are novella length, 150 or so pages. It starts off as a guardian/ward trope and grows from there. The heroine is smart and sassy and feminist, even at 16. I highly recommend it.
After that I raced to read actual review books. Including the new one by Tessa Bailey that worked really well for me. This book sparked many a tweets amongst the Smexy Book Crew :)
It’s really hard to read a meh book after a book that you absolutely loved. That is my current predicament with Feels like the First Time by Marina Adair. It isn’t a bad book, it just isn’t as amazing as the last book I read.
I think up next for me is the new one by Megan Hart. I have loved her voice and writing for a long time, but she has a tendency to rip your heart out with her stories.