This week at Smexy…
A review – The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross (paranormal/sheena)
A- review – Zero Hour by Megan Erickson (suspense/mandi)
B+ review – Hostage by Annika Martin and Skye Warren (dark suspense/mandi)
C+ review – His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp (historical/tori)
C review – Tempest by Beverly Jenkins (historical/kini)
C- review – Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath (historical/mandi)
C- review – S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett (mystery ya/tori)
News from Mandi: Falling for His Convenient Queen by Therese Beharrie is a cute contemporary marriage of convenience. A king and princess marry to save their kingdom and fall in love along the way. It’s a sweet romance. Review coming this week.
I enjoyed Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant. The heroine is a BFF of the heroine from Mister McHottie. The hero is a librarian and former stripper who loves romance books. It’s silly and super sexy and just a fun read. Dying for the third book in this series, coming out soon.
I DNF’d Ruled by Ann Marsh. A motorcycle romance – I didn’t connect to any of the characters.
I’m currently reading Payback by Kristin Harte. I like it so far! In this one, a Motorcycle Club is the villain. I’ll report back
News from Kini: I spent the bulk of the week reading Next Year in Havana– the new historical women’s fiction by Chanel Cleeton, pubs 2/6. Full review to be posted soon.
Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin is a second-chance at love novella. It was okay. Look for my review in February minis.
I finished listening to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson and I really liked it. Her stories almost always include a teenage pregnancy and that’s something I can relate to.
This weekend I hope to read Do Over by Serena Bell.
News from Tori: I DNF’d Kelley Armstrongs’ This Fallen Prey. I was under the impression it would be similar to her Cainsville series and it’s not and that’s on me. It’s straight police procedural with an interesting off the grid base and while I normally enjoy, this one failed to engage me.
The Color of Love by Sharon Sala offers readers a charming small town love match with a hint of suspense. Similar to Jodi Thomas and Robyn Carr, this series follows a town and all its residents. Review to come.
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp focuses on a young girl’s relationships with the world around her as she attempts to discover why her best friend died. Review to come.
This weekend I’m hoping to read The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.