This week at Smexy…
A review – Tressa by Barbara T. Cerny (historical/sheena)
A review – One and Only by Jenny Holiday (contemporary/kini)
B+ review – Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (historical /mandi)
C review – Second Chance Cowboy by A.J. Pine (contemporary/mandi)
D review – Darkest Night by Tara Thomas (suspense/tori)
Tori’s Annual Pilgrimage To Coastal Magic Con and Giveaway (Giveaway is closed)
News From Tori:
Thalgor’s Witch by Nancy Holland is a historical fantasy that is heavily character driven with very little world building. I liked the developing romance but found the story rather liner. Review to come.
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop–This story steps away from the Lakeside Courtyard to take us on an adventure with other Courtyards and residents. Engaging as always. Review to come.
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs–I love Brigg’s Alpha Omega series and Briggs more then brings her A game with another stellar adventure with one of my fav couples-Charles and Anna.
Babyjacked by Sosie Frost–Frost is usually crack for me but the narrative in here was like a Vegas act. Plenty of humor but at the expense of the story. I was ready to toss aside halfway through and skimmed to the end to see what happened to the hero’s sister.
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge–An entertainingly start that has a lot of potential once the author settles the storyline, smoothes out the dialogue, and gets a handle on her tendency to repeat herself.
Up this weekend is Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon and Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas.
News From Kini:
I have struggled with reading over the last few weeks. Read a couple of really good books and then it is hard to really get in to books that just don’t have that same feeling. I DNF’ed a couple of books that weren’t bad, they just weren’t holding my attention. Although on the bright side I went to a romance panel at Politics and Prose in DC on Tuesday night and got to see Mia Sosa, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, and Lisa Kleypas speak. I may or may not have a big old crush on Lisa Kleypas now. (I’ve had crushes on the other three for a long time.) If any of these wonderful authors ever come to a town near you, I highly recommend you go to the event.
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole– I FINALLY started this book. I am about 40% in and it seems to be breaking my slump. The pacing is great. It is holding my attention and it is fun and sexy. A cross between Coming to America and Princess Diaries and I am really enjoying it.
I don’t want to put pressure on myself about what to read next, but there are a lot of great sounding books coming out in March.