This week at Smexy…
B+ review- Never Trust A Pirate by Valerie Bowman (historical/kini)
B review – Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller (urban fantasy/tori)
B- review-All The Lies We Tell by Megan Hart (contemporary/mandi)
C+ review- Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (paranormal/tori)
C+ review – Open Hearts by Eve Dangerfield (contemporary/mandi)
C review –Good Girls Guide to Talking Dirty by Alice Faris (comedy/kini)
C review-Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman (contemporary/helyce)
News from Tori: It’s been a hectic week at Casa Benson. It’s in the high 90s and we are riding out the last 2 weeks of school with exams, make-up work, and the never ending projects. I have managed to squeeze in some reading though. Ilona Andrews once again exceeded my expectations in White Hot with their phenom world building, fists of fury storyline and sublime characters you never want to leave. I can’t wait for Wildfire-the last book in the trilogy.
Bombshell by C.D. Reiss is a sexy and fun contemporary romance that pits a jaded nanny to the star with a seemingly clueless Hollywood heartthrob. A few small issues but nothing that took away from the story. Review to come.
Haven by Rebekkah Weatherspoon is a bittersweet erotic adventure of discovery, healing, and love when a reclusive mountain man rescues a city girl from certain death.
I’m currently reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda and it’s hard getting into. Not liking the protagonist. Next up is Penny Reid’s Datish.
News from Kini:
Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre– I had heard good things so I gave this a try. I got to 29% and had to DNF. The dual POVs were told in different tenses and it was hard to read. Additionally, the hero was a big dick and I wasn’t seeing a sort of growth so I felt it best to move on.
Open Hearts by Eve Dangerfield– Just an okay read that I had high hopes for. The hero is a little ditzy and everyone made sure he knew that, even the heroine. I really wanted to see/feel Ash’s unconditional love for Drew, but I wasn’t feeling it.
Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle– An older man (41) falls for the much younger daughter of his business partner. I wanted a lot more from this book. I am familiar with Halle’s books and I felt a lot of the emotions were left unsaid/unwritten. Solid read, but not the best I’ve read from her.
All in all, this week has been filled with books not living up to their potential. I am three chapters in on the Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde that Mandi raved about earlier this week. Fingers crossed I love it.