Wrap Up

March Wrap Up: Our Favorite Smut and Other Musings

So, March 2020 has been the longest month in the history of the world. Was it really just a month ago that our biggest problems were who was going to win Trope Madness (none of us did, because Romancelandia loves Enemies to Lovers) and angsting about Super Tuesday.

We’re dealing with The New Normal as best we can. Erin is reading so many books. Ingrid is killing it in the Smut Reporting department (seriously, if you missed her piece on attachment theory and romance, go read it now). And Holly is grateful that she wrote some extra reviews last month because she is too tired to smut most days.

Even with all the upheaval, we managed to find some great reads, and are pleased to recommend:

Holly’s Choice: Swing Batter Swing by Zaida Polanco

May-December workplace romance is not generally Holly’s thing, but she really enjoyed this one! There was tons of hot sex, but also good character growth and commentary on the power dynamics between them.

Full review

Erin’s Choice: Love Hard by Nalini Singh

Erin is all about emotionally aware adults working through things in a reasonable manner without nonsense drama. Bonus points for excellent prose!

Full review

Ingrid’s Choice: An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale

When Ingrid finished this book, she was smiling and standing taller and ready to face the world. What other recommendation do you need?

Full review

Other Things We Did

We made some lists of books with awesome heroines!

Erin ranted about grand gestures!

Ingrid reflected on the last year of smutting!

Fellow Smut Readers Gil and Chana shared their first smut experiences!


Hope you all are safe and well. We are here for you and your smut needs.

xoxo,

The Ladies of The Smut Report


PS: Here are some of the books we’re looking forward to reading and chatting about in April:

2 thoughts on “March Wrap Up: Our Favorite Smut and Other Musings”

  1. I’m going through your previous posts for this week and these lines really struck me:

    Erin in this post: “Erin is all about emotionally aware adults working through things in a reasonable manner without nonsense drama.”

    Erin in her review of Under Locke: “I honestly feel bad about how much I enjoyed this book, because Dex throws up so many red flags, I feel like I should be horrified. What is it about Mariana Zapata writing these possessive, paternalistic heroes that just so do not turn me off AT ALL?”

    Lol I found it hilarious because I can relate so hard. I also have these two sides as a romance reader.

    March was really a crazy month and I’m glad you’re all okay and churning out amazing content! Looking forward to your April posts.

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    1. Thanks Gil! Glad you’re also ok and also putting out amazing reviews (there were a couple I read and wanted to comment on, but just didn’t have the bandwidth for – but I am still reading your stuff!).

      And I also have these two sides as a romance reader! Like, I generally have no patience for alpha-holes, but I LOVE old school bodice rippers. It’s a mystery.

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