Smut Reporting, Wrap Up

Reflections on a year of reviewing smut

My reading log
Why yes, I do still keep an analog reading log

One year ago today, I published my first review for The Smut Report. Since that time, I’ve read more smut than ever before. I’ve always been an avid romance reader, but in the past, I’ve generally switched between romance and other genres. Not this year. This year, there were only a few minor blips – I read The Library Book and also The Invisible Library series (there seems to be a pattern here…).

But by and large, it was all smut, all the time. 

Here’s what I’ve learned, about myself and about the genre.

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Rant, Review

Review: His Contract Christmas Bride by Sharon Kendrick (2019)

Harlequin Presents: Conveniently Wed!

Heat Factor: Their relationship is based on hot sex, so…

Character Chemistry: The victim/a**hole dynamic makes for chemistry challenges

Plot: Greek billionaire needs mother for orphaned nephew

Overall: Thought it would be an absurd bit of fun. Was so disappointed.

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Smut Reporting

Writing a Romance Novel During NaNoWriMo

How did we get here? You may well ask. 

I left my job in October, and I needed to just NOT for a little while. In an attempt to give my days some structure (I think), my husband suggested I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). So I did. Because why not?

Also, Lisa Kleypas challenged me (and Ingrid) to write a book back in September, so…

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Love in the Stacks by Delilah Peters (2019)

Love in New Bedford, Book 2

Heat Factor: There may be snow outside, but in here, the temperature is rising. And rising. And rising. 

Character Chemistry: After recovering from an early misstep, these characters have exemplary communication skills

Plot: Librarians have sex in the library on Christmas Eve

Overall: I mean. It’s an Erotic Christmas Novella. What more could you ask for?

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