Sunday, September 26, 2010

Smut-tember... And I'm Spent!

Mission accomplished! I have completed my goal of reading five smutty romance books for the month of September!

For someone who rarely reads romance, this was venturing outside of my genre comfort zone a bit, but it was fun and I learned that I can actually like them! Who knew? Of course, I didn't read a single Harlequin, so the jury's still out on those, but as far as historical romance and romantic suspense? I think I can handle those. The jury's still out on paranormal romance too, because out of the five books I read, that was the one I liked least. Maybe I've yet to find any really good ones? I mean, I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, but after a while, they just started getting annoying. That's probably just due to Eric though. I do expect more from a man than rippling hair and abs.

Anyway... Here's the score for Smut-tember!

Angels, Sinners & Madmen1) Angels, Sinners & Madmen by Cate Masters
Type: Historical
Pages: 183 (ebook)
Star Rating: 2/5 (Review)
Steamy Scenes: 1
Steam Level: 4/10 (Revised from previous. I done been learned.)
This book had a lot of potential, but I just felt that it felt a bit flat and hollow.

The Bride (Lairds' Fiancees, #1)2) The Bride by Julie Garwood
Type: Historical
Pages: 357
Star Rating: 3/5 (Review)
Steamy Scenes: 4 or 5
Steam Level: 6/10
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It was fun, funny and sexy. :)

Gentle Warrior (Tapestry Romance)3) Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
Type: Historical
Pages: 309
Star Rating: 3/5 (Goodreads Review)
Steamy Scenes: 3 or 4
Steam Level: 5/10
This one seemed like the fore-runner to The Bride, and wasn't quite as good, but still pretty decent and fun.

Dangerous Tides (Drake Sisters, #4)4) Dangerous Tides (Drake Sisters #4) By Christine Feehan
Type: Paranormal
Pages: 354
Star Rating: 1/5 (Goodreads Review)
Steamy Scenes: 2
Steam Level: 8/10
The sexy-time was pretty good here, but the writing was just not good. :(

Wait Until Midnight5) Wait Until Midnight by Amanda Quick
Type: Historical
Pages: 350
Star Rating: 4/5 (Goodreads Review)
Steamy Scenes: 2
Steam Level: 5/10
This was my favorite of the five. Realistic characters, good story and writing and realistic love scenes. I very much enjoyed this one!

So there you have it. I have succumbed to the wiles of romance, at least temporarily, and while I see that I prefer historical romance over other types, I'm still keeping an open mind. (Just don't let Wesley Scroggins see what I've been reading! O_O)

If you participated in Smut-tember with Jackie and I, let us know how you did... or if you read any really smut-tastic books that you wanna share! :)

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