The Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook – An Iron Seas novella of 15,000 words: The search for a killer puts Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth’s life in danger and her assistant, Constable Newberry, in the line of fire. But Newberry faces a danger of another kind: to his heart, by the woman forced to marry him. What will it take for this prudish bounder to convince his wife to stay?
Vixen by Jill Myles – A shifter novella of 15,000 words: Miko’s denied her were-fox nature for far too long and turned her back on her vixen heritage. But when she meets two very sexy cat-shifters, she has to decide if she truly wants to give up on her frisky side, or embrace it. Because the were-fox in her doesn’t want to choose between both men…it wants them both.
Kitten-tiger & the Monk by Carolyn Crane – A Disillusionists novella of 20,000 words: Sophia Sidway, Midcity’s most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption…but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all.
The Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook
The story started off a little slow and strange for me…I can admit that I started skimming in annoyance. But suddenly I looked up and I was enjoying myself…and I wanted to go back and start the story all over again. I’ve only read one story in Ms Brook’s Iron Seas series, The Iron Duke. I had some non-con issues with the book but I loved the world building and the style of writing. In this story I had no non-con issues…and I thought that it was super sweet by the end. TBH, Ms Brooks just sold me on picking up a copy of Heart of Steel.* Good Job!
Vixen by Jill Myles/Jessica Clare/Jessica Sims
Not too much to say about this one. Its…written a little strangely. Unlike the other two stories in this series…this one is more a titillation piece. The other two stories are more focused on life and difficult situations (love, honesty, health, trust) with the “steamy” part being an addition. This story started off kinda focused in that way…but quickly turned into a simple ménage story. The heroine had personal issues that caused her not to get into relationships that suddenly disappeared when she had a chance to get some dick. I wasn’t too impressed with the story and as a straight ménage erotica it falls short.
Kitten-Tiger and the Monk by Carolyn Crane
This story just never caught my attention. I was bored the entire time and didn’t care about the characters.
The Blushing Bounder 4 Stars
Vixen 2 Stars
Kitten-Tiger and the Monk 2 Stars
I feel bad because of the Meljean Brook story…it deserved better.
* Scored a copy from my Secret Santa!!! YES!