This week at Smexy…
A- review – Her Claim by Rebecca Grace Allen (erotic/mandi)
B- review – A Duke Like No Other by Valarie Bowman (historical/sheena)
B review – The Only Thing by Marie Harte (contemporary/tori)
B- review – Burning Up by Jennifer Blackwood (contemporary/mandi)
C+ review – Tempted by the Billionaire Next Door by Therese Beharrie (contemporary/mandi)
C- review – Forbidden by Elizabeth Naughton (contemporary/heylce)
News from Tori: Silver Stag by Yasmine Galenorn is the first in a new series (The Wild Hunt) that offers plenty of potential but failed in the execution. I found it extremely chatty and overly explanatory as Galenorn spends a majority building the world. I wanted action and instead got a job interview and HR pamphlet. Review to come.
The Other Woman Vanishes by Amanda Quick. Fans of Quick will enjoy her lastest historical mystery release which takes us back to Burning Cove/Cresent Beach during the roaring 20s. High stakes mystery, suspense, and romance follow a woman who escapes from a sanatarium only to stumble into a bigger mess when she is forced to defend her right to live free. It reminded me a little of her Whispering Springs series (Krentz). Review to come.
Tijan’s Bad Boy Brody was not what I expected. A romantic suspense that seemed to only skim the surface. The hero falls for an anti-social woman who wasn’t all that anti-social and they fall in love though they never do anything but have sex. The mystery was rushed though better developed. It read like a puzzle, each piece important, but nothing fit together quite right. Review to come.
This weekend I’m reading The Luck of the Bride by Janna McGregor.