Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Shrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday Blog Tour

Pax Polo is the swashbuckling guitarist for Serenity Free.

Correction: Was the swashbuckling guitarist for Serenity Free.

Now he sports a black eye and his bros have kicked him out of their band—three weeks before Christmas. It’s an unfamiliar kick to his over-inflated ego, but... whatever.

No problem.

Thanks to some stellar eavesdropping, an unexpected angel ornament, and a bribe to open for his favorite band ever, Pax will weasel his way back into his mates’ good graces.

All he has to do is friend Clifford, the neighborhood man-shrew, for the summer. Distract him a bit so Clifford’s younger sister can sneak around.

It sounds like a piece of beginners Beethoven. Jolly good fun.


Because, Pax totally knows how to friend people. He has heaps of friends. This shrew’s no match for his shrewd ways. Or is he?

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Shrewd Angel
is a cheeky frenemies-to-lovers MM romance in a loose retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Tropes: Rockstar romance, loveable rogue, inconvenient attraction, frenemies-to-lovers, fake to real friends, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they

This book is six of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton's Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

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Book 6
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4 Banterific Stars

Shrewd Angel is a fun, humorous, and hope-filled way to get into the holiday spirit.

Pax was axed from his band after a misunderstanding, the band taking the word of the fellow bandmate over him. Charming and charismatic, Pax felt he had it all and lost it, not realizing what he had wasn't as real as he believed it to be.

Easy at making fast-friends, Pax finds lodging immediately with a quirky Italian teenager boarding at his aunt's house. Both hitting it off, they find common ground by being equally nosy, eavesdropping on their neighbors.

Next door, a pair of siblings are still grieving the loss of both of their parents – the older brother the guardian to his teenage sister, being smothering and overprotective.

They're all in the need of a Christmas miracle, an anchor to give them hope, stability, friendship, and a sense of home.

Able to charm anyone, Pax takes it upon himself to befriend the neighborhood shrew, so the little sister can get a deep breath without being smothered, especially since the neighborhood teenage boys are clamoring for her attention.

To the backdrop of games, hijinks, meddling friends and family, Pax and Cliff battle one another with banter, sexual tension, and wit. The love-hate, slow-burn vibe gives a large payout to the reader, with realistic actions and reactions shown along the journey.

Taking place over a few days before Christmas, with the help of an angel tree-topper, the shrew shows the charmer what he truly needs in his life.

4.5 stars of sexy shrewdness!

This is a really lovely story with a lot of depth, dealing with a wide range of poignant issues, yet full of humour and Christmas hope, in no small part due to the Angel.

Pax has been chucked out by his band, and spends a lot of time trying to get back in. This element of the story runs alongside a developing new set of friendships, most especially with Clifford. It is really difficult reading at times, when Pax relies on his past being the best option for his future, when we can see that possibly isn't the case at all.

I loved the humour and the hilarious attempts to give both Henry and Luca an in with Bianca. The music link which we discover is beautifully revealed. Whilst Pax is slow to understand what Clifford is doing, we can see how he is trying to help him commit to a better future.

I was totally invested in the two men recognising how important they were to each other, and how their future could be – so the epilogue was a lovely ending to the book, and a really clever way of continuing the angel tradition.

Heart-stopping slow burn.

Anyta is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Shrewd Angel (The Christmas Angel #6) by Anyta Sunday to read and review for this tour.

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