Review: Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

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Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy Released: July 28, 2015 M/M Contemporary Romance Self Published Reviewed by Mandi Favorite Quote: My weakness is him. I adore Sarina Bowen’s Ivy Years new adult hockey romance series. And I adore Elle Kennedy’s Off-Campus new adult hockey romance series. So when I heard they were writing a m/m […]

Review: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep

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Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #13) Released: July 28, 2015 Urban Fantasy Pocket Reviewed by May Gin Blanco aka the Spider is not just a famous assassin – due to her taking down so many crime lords she’s the unofficial head of the underworld. A job she doesn’t want full of people she doesn’t […]

Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl

Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl (Jackson: Girls’ Night Out #3) Release: July 28, 2015 Contemporary Romance Harlequin Reviewed by Mandi Veronica had big dreams and ambitions and moved from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to New York city to pursue her dreams of writing. But the city was not what she expected. She feels isolated, disconnected […]

Our 2015 Favorites So Far…

We are halfway through 2015 and we thought we would pause and talk about the books that have stood out so far this year. Tori’s Top Picks (so far) for 2015 The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle-A through provoking and bittersweet story that speaks of grief, loyalty, and trust when a young woman tries […]

Review: The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak


The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak Series: Fairham Island, #1 Mystery/Suspense July 28, 2015 Mira Reviewed by Tori A family, their secrets, and the consequences of those secrets sets the stage for Novak’s newest mystery suspense by introducing the main players and explaining the complicated facets that make up their relationships. A somber tone punctuated […]

Review: Frisk Me Lauren Layne


Frisk Me by Lauren Layne (New York’s Finest #1) Releases: July 28, 2015 Contemporary Romance Forever Reviewed by May Ava Sims isn’t impressed with or in love with the NYPD’s latest star Luc Moretti. The son of the former police chief was caught jumping into a river to save a girl – and the video went […]

Review: Bound in Black by Juliette Cross


Review: Bound in Black (The Vessel Trilogy) by Juliette Cross Paranormal Romance Released: July 21, 2015 Samhain Publishing Reviewed by Sheena Genevieve Drake is on a dangerous mission to find the soul collector, Lethe, and enter the deepest, darkest level of the underworld. No one has ever returned alive from the belly of a soul […]

Smex Scene Sunday


Hero: Gabe. Good guy. Librarian. Bearded. Rock climber. Skilled with his tongue. Heroine: Veronica. Advice columnist. Decides to try new things. Enjoys a martini or two. Learns how to climb rocks and Gabe.   “This is one of my favorite things to do in the world,” he said. “You’re not gonna let me have my fun?” […]

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week at Smexy… A- review – Focus on Me by Megan Erickson (mandi) B+ review – Luminous by AE Ash (mandi) B review – Playing with Trouble by Chanel Cleeton (mandi) B review – King of Hearts by LH Cosway (tori) B review – Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (may) C+ review – […]

Smexy’s Top Ten – July 24


10. Just in case you find yourself barraged with pointless questions this weekend. You know how to respond. 9. VERY pretty new cover from Jennifer Estep, Bright Blaze of Magic. And another gorgeous cover! Full Exposure by Amy Jo Cousins.   8. First let me say I don’t have this app so I have no […]