This week at Smexy…
A guest review-Mature Content by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell (contemporary lgbt mm/tracey)
B+ review-North to You by Tif Marcelo (contemporary/mandi)
B review-Risky Business by L.A. Witt & Cari Z. (mystery thriller lgbt mm/tori)
B review- From Duke Till Dawn by Eve Leigh (historical/may)
C review – Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon (historical fantasy/tori)
C review- A Grave Calling by Wendy Roberts (mystery suspense/tori)
C- review – Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle (suspense/sheena)
News from Tori: Fear the Beard by Lani Lynn Vale was disappointing. Vale is churning these out on a conveyor belt and no longer individualizing them. They are beginning to sound alike with some small changes.
Lost Without You by Molly O’Keefe is the 1st full-length novel in The Debt series. The Debt (novella) is included in this story. I’m a sucker for a well drawn beta hero and O’Keefe certainly hits the spot with Tommy. Some questions are answered but a whole lot more are asked. Yes, there is a cliffhanger folk. Fear not though, the next in the series, Where I Belong, releases June 26th (only 11 days later). Review to come.
Stillhouse Lake by Rachael Caine is outstanding. A psychological thriller that follows a woman and her kids after they learn their husband/father is a serial killer. Compelling narrative, dynamic characterization, and a gripping storyline kept me hooked till the end. A top read for 2017. Review to come.
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios takes a serious subject matter and tells it from the viewpoint of a high school student as she experiences it. Well written though the narrative is hard to follow to follow at times with its teenage melodrama and unfettered subject changes. Review to come.
I’m currently reading The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter and Cold Memory by Leslie Kelly.
News from Mandi: An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles is a well done historical m/m featuring one hero who is a spiritualist, who knows he isn’t “real” but takes peoples money anyway. And the other hero is a journalist set out to expose the fraud. They hate each other and have super hot hate sex. Then they fall in love. Review coming early next week.
Up next is Tanner by Sarah Mayberry featuring a rodeo hero.
News from Kini:
After reading Tori’s review I made sure to read The Debt by Molly O’Keefe– It’s a short read that sets up her new full length book, Lost Without You. Some of the characters from her Bad Neighbor books are named in this book.
Way Down Deep By Charlotte Stein and Cara McKenna– This book was great and emotional and sexy and everything else that these two are known for. It was an unusual premise and the whole thing worked for me until the end. I didn’t like it. I’ve texted and DM’ed with many people to discuss.
Called Out by Jen Doyle– The third in her series about small town series that features baseball players. I really enjoy this series. Full review to come.
This weekend I am working a fiber(yarn) festival that my work is hosting but I hope to squeeze in some reading. I have the new one from Tiffany Reisz, The Red, which was described as her most erotic yet. I’ll report back on that claim.