Screwmates by Kayti McGee
The premise was so promising. I was enticed by the idea of roommates trying their luck at seduction. They failed, they succeeded with sex and wine tasting, and gave me lots of laughter at the beginning. But sadly, the story just got jammed there. I think the couple reached that level of physical attraction with sparks and lots of sexual tension. Was it LOVE? Did the hero strongly love the heroine? In my opinion, not solid! I don’t know how to feel about the heroine as well. I liked her quirkiness, she was hilarious, but there came a point when she became over the top, a tad pushy, and a little obnoxious too. The build-up started alluring, but how this book ended was done so haphazardly. I think there was a huge gap between the reconciliation and the conclusion. The ending was so far-fetched! It felt like the author wanted to get it over with fast. Fun, light, quick, but not completely satisfying.
Mastering The Art Of A Three Ring Circus by A. Wilding Wells
I enjoyed this story just like her other stories before. Though there are things that frustrated me half way through. There were lots of things to love about this baby. I loved the chemistry between Wolfgang and Theophile, not just their sexual attraction but their connection to each other. I also loved that the Wolfgang is a family man through and through. A. Wilding Wells always make the perfect book boyfriends. One more thing I love about this book is that my beloved Balthazar and Matilda and of course the ever hilarious twins from How To Tame Beast and Other Wild Things, are part of this circus. The author’s writing skills always reminds me of old school writing style (yeah, pre-FSoG era) where stories matter more than sex scenes. If you are looking for funny, sexy, heart-warming story, then get this one and get stuck in this crazy circus.
Leveling the Field by Megan Erickson
Grumpy gamer geek and dirty-talking photographer? Fuck yeah! This book popped my Megan Erickson cherry and so glad it exceeded my expectation! Both Ethan and Lissa were recovering from a tragic loss that affected their present lives. Ethan was a YouTube sensation back when he was still playing video games while commenting on them but an arrogant attempt to show off killed his sister. Now, he’s turned into a grumpy bastard who also had ugly scars across his face to remind him of the accident. Lissa knew she should have done something for her sister after she met an accident. But it’s too late and now she’s doing everything to commemorate her sister’s death–to interview people who had the same scars as her sister’s but learned to survive and live–and make a foundation out of it. The attraction between the two characters was sizzling and so intense. Ethan knew Lissa wouldn’t want anything from her aside from orgasms. He’s broken and would rather be alone to punish himself for what he did. Lissa, on the other hand, has dealt with her sister’s death with renewed positivity to help others and to always stick with her family. The story was really interesting and I loved how they both opened up to each other. I would have liked for their getting-to-know-you-and-me pace to be longer because it was kind of skipped out here. But I get it given the length of the book. The characters and the premise felt real and believable. Also, it’s very hot and fun because of the glitter! Haha! Overall, this won’t definitely be my last Megan Erickson book.