This week at Smexy…
A review- Mark of Truth by Graceley Knox (fantasy/helyce)
C+ review-When It’s Real by Erin Watt (contemporary ya/tori)
C review-The Darkest Corner by Lillian Hart (suspense/mandi)
C- review – Nudes by Sarah Robinson (contemporary/tori)
C- review –Hunger by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur (paranormal/sheena)
D review- Feel Me by Cecy Robson (Contemporary/kini)
DNF review-Surrender by Tibby Armstrong (paranormal mm/mandi)
News from Mandi: Enticing the Enemy by Jules Court – a contemporary novella that worked pretty well for me (except for a rushed ending). A brooding, grumpy hero and a feisty heroine that took none of his crap. They had great sexual chemistry. Review coming on Monday.
Need you Now by Nicole Helm – I have really enjoyed this author’s voice but unfortunately, this one didn’t work for me. The grumpy hero was just too depressing and I felt like the heroine thought she was better than everyone. And it felt more like a HFN ending. But a beautiful setting a good set-up for two more heroes…I have high hopes for book two. Review coming next week.
I’m starting Shacking Up by Helena Hunting – hoping for some laughs!
News from Tori: Schooooooools out for summer…. *ripping off a guitar riff* The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter is the first in her new Decedant Duke trilogy. A humorous and sexy slight antagionistic romance with a hint of intrigue and mystery. I enjoyed though there were a few things that didn’t work for me. Review to come.
Turn Me Loose by Anne Calhoun is an emotionally fueled second chance romance thriller. I enjoyed the reconnection of this couple and the slow reveal of their feelings. Review to come.
This weekend I’m reading Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrington.
News from Kini: Buns by Alice Clayton– This was an okay read. This was probably my favorite of the series as it was a little more emotional. I always want a little more from her books, but I can’t really explain it. If you’ve enjoyed any of her previous books, you’ll enjoy this.
My Roommate’s Girl by Julianna Keyes– I am this author’s #1 fan. I was so excited about this book. It was good. Left me with lots of thoughts and feels that I need to process. Review to come.
Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell– I read the first in this series last year. I forgot how much I enjoy the work of these authors. Grumpy broody older man falls for younger dude after a Grindr hook-up.
Right now I am doing a re-read of Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments. It came up in a conversation with my sister so I thought I would revisit it.