I had two ARCs to read this week, one ended up being super sweet and the other sinfully sexy. Both were pleasant reads that kept me going during my Covid quarantine. Pleasant, easy reads for different reasons.
A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
July 14, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
A Sweet Mess is my first book by Jayci Lee. I one-clicked this for review because the blurb sounded cute, and well… a little sweet, and that is something I need in my life right now.
This couple hit the sheets pretty quickly after a chance meeting at the beginning of the book so I kind of thought readers would be in for a wild, sexy ride…. but not really. A Sweet Mess is more of a closed door romance with a steady hero and a fun heroine. There is chemistry and fun flirtation, lots of mentions of food and cooking and some great secondary characters.
I wasn’t sure if I would like the hero, Landon, after the beginning and him refusing to retract an article that nearly destroys the heroine’s restaurant. But he does redeem himself and turned out to be a rather charming, gentle man who fits Aubrey, our lovely heroine, very well.
There is some super drama at the end, but I was kind of expecting that and it does lead to a lovely groveling session by the hero and a sweet HEA.
I’ll definitely be checking this author out with her next release. Enjoyed.
Final Grade B-
A Forbidden Desire by Robin Lovett
Planet of Desire #4
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
July 13, 2020 by Entangled
This book was the sinfully sexy part of my reading week and I think I needed it just as much as the super sweet love story.
This is book four in an enjoyable erotic science fiction romance series. No closed doors here, be prepared for A LOT of sex. And invisible sex couches, oral benches, sex games, etc… The lovely Niva takes center stage and she is now the Fellamena’s sex goddess. She loves her job and is drawn to the distant Graven and wants to heal him, even though her ruling council is basically like “no humans or we will throw you in jail.”. Hmmmm.
Graven is the son of a bad guy who has been experimented on and is now some sort of super soldier who has no touch sensation. BUT, Niva has magic orgasms and after stealing him away on a three day retreat, she knows she can fix her virgin lover.
Be prepared for a beautiful sex goddess with sex magic who will do anything to fix her super soldier, virgin lover who is all about his lady’s pleasure. Also, did I mention invisible sex couches? Fun, fast read if you are looking for something super steamy.
Final grade- B-