Review

Review: Mine to Keep by Rhenna Morgan (2020)

NOLA Knights, Book 3

Review of NOLA Knights, Book 2

Heat Factor: It’s not not descriptive (he really likes to go down), but I wasn’t bowled over by heat or quantity

Character Chemistry: He paid attention to what I like and wants to take care of me when no one else did, so I guess it won’t take me too long to get over his outrageously domineering behavior…

Plot: Bonnie’s family disappears, so she calls the only friend she’s got, knowing her friend’s husband will get involved. Bonnie doesn’t realize that by activating the NOLA Bratva, she’s just gotten herself claimed by a mountain of a man.

Overall: I was certainly entertained, but not blown away

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Dueling Review, Rant, Recommended Read

Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (2006)

All three of the Smut Reporters read A Hunger Like No Other. Erin and Ingrid loved it, but Holly was a little meh on the whole thing. Which means it’s time for a Dueling Review!

Immortals After Dark, Book 1

Let’s start by each giving our metric for rating the book:

Erin

Heat Factor: There was a point I told my husband to stop talking to me because I was in the middle of some hot, bitey werewolf/vampire sex

Character Chemistry: For the first few chapters I was extremely concerned by his anger and her cluelessness, but they turned it around.

Plot: Innocent, sheltered vampire tames powerful, fierce werewolf

Overall: Hahaha, Yaaaaaaas!

Holly:

Heat Factor: Never accept a blow job from a vampire. 

Character Chemistry: “I hate you! But you’re my mate! I am so confused!”

Plot: Uh, all the magical creatures are being forced into confrontation so that they can kill each other off. And that means that this werewolf finally finds his mate and she’s a vampire and he hates vampires. And that’s just chapter 1! 

Overall: This book was well-executed, but epic paranormal romances are so not my jam. 

Ingrid

Heat Factor: I really can’t deny the steam factor in this one.

Character Chemistry: It went from “Omg these guys need therapy. Separately.” to “They’re going to have 10 babies and I love it so much” in pages. PAGES.

Plot: Ok, well…she’s really green about the fangs and he’s got some centuries of torture issues going on and then they turn it all around and heads come off and furniture gets broken but like, in a hot way.

Overall: I had a few spots where I was like, oh no I don’t know if this is going to work, but then it was extremely diverting and I ended up really liking it.

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Review

Review: The Priest by Tiffany Reisz (2020)

Original Sinners, Book 9

Review of Original Sinners Book 1 (loved it!), Book 2 (eh)

Heat Factor: As expected, there’s a lot of sex.

Character Chemistry: Nora and Cyrus have good banter. And Nora and Søren have some beautiful moments.

Plot: A priest has committed suicide; right before he killed himself, he tried to call Nora. She had never met the man, so when Cyrus the private detective starts investigating, she helps him crack the case. 

Overall: Some aspects of this book are really excellent, but I would not recommend The Priest to anyone who was not already well-versed in the Original Sinners universe.

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Review

Review: Dominant Business by J. Scott (2020)

Heat Factor: Sex is frequent, detailed, and degrading. Ruby gets double-teamed a lot. 

Character Chemistry: “You remind me of myself when I was younger. I will therefore put you in extremely uncomfortable positions so that I can mold you into your best self.” 

Plot: Business school teacher seduces student. 

Overall: A porno in book form.

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan (2020)

NOLA Knights, Book #2

Heat Factor: There’s a lot of sex, but it’s nothing outlandish

Character Chemistry: Pretty fun

Plot: How can a squeaky clean reporter be in a relationship with a Russian mobster? Also: shenanigans

Overall: Delightful

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