B+ review – A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev (contemporary/mandi)
B review – Heart On Fire by Amanda Bouchet (contemporary fiction/sheena)
B- review – United By Their Royal Baby Therese Beharrie (contemporary/mandi)
C+ review – Dangerous Promise by Megan Hart (futuristic suspense/mandi)
C+ review – Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (historical mystery/tori)
C review – Dreaming of Manderley by Leah Marie Brown (contemporary/torid
News From Tori: I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe time ushering in the New Year. We watched football. lol It was freezing and rainy here so I stayed inside while the idiots…I mean my hubby and his friends…braved the elements.
Michelle Hazen’s Playing the Pauses is a wonderful follow up to her first book-A Cruel Kind of Beautiful. Focusing on Danny and the band’s new tour promoter, Kate, Hazen once again talks about common sexual issues that are not usually addressed in romance while entertaining readers with a behind the scenes look at a rock band tour and building a hot steamy romance. Review to come.
I started Jayne Anne Krentz’s Promise Not To Tell but I ended up pushing it aside because I found the first few chapters ripe with repetition and unbelievably verbose. I may try again later.
Chantel Fernando’s Approaching the Bench is the 3rd book in the Conflict of Interest series. A fast sexy romance between an older judge and her law clerk. A hint of mystery spices up the storyline. Review to come.
This weekend I’m reading Eileen Wilkes’ Dragon Blood.
News from Kini: I spent the last part of December catching up on some current releases and a few from my TBR, but it is back to the review books, not like it is a hardship. Lots of great sounding books on the horizon.
After reading Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell late last week, I decided to check out his back list. I read Sutphin Boulevard and Sunset Park. Both stories are appropriately angsty as the main characters work through their shit in order to find the love they deserve. They both have some really hot smexy times. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and look forward to reading more in this series.
Unraveled, Whiskey Sharp #1 by Lauren Dane- It starts off with a wonderful tribute to her dad that made me cry. I have loved many of her contemporaries and excited about this new series. This pubs 1/30, full review to be posted soon.
Cake at Midnight by Jessie L. Star- A sweet new adult book with a blurb that kind of alludes to a love triangle, but it really isn’t. Full review to be posted soon.