We wrote a guest post about romance

We wrote a bit about What Romance Means to Us for the I Love Romance blog. Mainly we took it as an opportunity to gush about smut and how much it means to us.

I Love Romance Blog

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on the I Love Romance Blog. In recent years, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us to the genre. Why do we love “love” so much? I wanted to dig deep to the heart of each person. And I’ve gotten some incredible feedback.

Without further ado, let’s turn the mic over to blogger The Smut Report, a female team with a few things to say about the question at hand.

What Does Romance Mean to Us?

At The Smut Report, we read a lot of romance novels. Like, a LOT of romance novels. And let’s be real – there’s a stereotype floating around that people…

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Recommended Read, Review, Series Review

Series Review: Into the Wind by Jean Ferris (1996)

Heat Factor: Entry Level Hotness.

Character Chemistry: Immediate and dreamy. 

Plot: Epic adventure of self-discovery… and romance… on the high seas.

Overall: True love lasts a lifetime.

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Dueling Review, Rant, Recommended Read, Review

Dueling Review: Priest by Sierra Simone (2015)

If Holly were to review this book, she would call it a Recommended Read. If Ingrid were to review this book, she would write a Rant. Clearly, we needed to review this book together.

Welcome to Dueling Reviews.

Moderated by Erin, who has no emotional investment in this book at all.

Ingrid’s Take:

Heat Factor: It’s scorching…which is fitting, because with the stuff these two pulled in a Catholic church they may very well end up somewhere toasty.

Character Chemistry: I don’t dig what they dig…but they dig it, and each other, a LOT.

Plot: Catholic priest ends up attracted to a woman who is apparently irresistible but has no hobbies or interests or personality and they end up finding a new, sexy spiritual path together.

Overall: This book has some majorly interesting dynamics but I had to put it down out of sheer frustration many times (and not the FUN kind of frustration, either).

Holly’s Take:

Heat Factor: Absolutely filthy, in the best way

Character Chemistry: Father Bell would have chemistry with a cardboard box

Plot: Catholic priest has sex, angst ensues

Overall: I had so much fun reading this book

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Wrap Up

August Wrap Up: All Our Favorite Smut!

Ingrid’s Choice: Playing House by Ruby Lang

Playing House is very sweet and very polite – perfect for when you want a calm read.

Read Ingrid’s Review | Buy the Book

Holly’s Choice: The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas

Holly had been searching for a good Western, and was thrilled to have found one! The Gunslinger’s Vow features a stoic hero and a competent heroine with a great growth arc.

Read Holly’s Review | Buy the Book

Erin’s Choice: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Erin is loving the Kleypas’ Ravenel series, and Devil in Spring has the added bonus of also featuring Sebastian (of A Devil in Winter), who is probably her favorite Kleypas character ever.

Read Erin’s Review | Buy the Book

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