Shrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday

Shrewd Angel

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 ba...

Details Shrewd Angel

TitleShrewd Angel
Release DateDec 2nd, 2018
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Holiday, Christmas, Contemporary, LGBT

Reviews Shrewd Angel

  • Judith
    It was a wicked cool idea that this Christmas ornament was a lucky charm . Or more than that. A guardian angel. (...) I'm swooning big time here.Get ready for the cuteness people...Take one Angel tree topper,a whole lot of meddling,some truly engaging characters and you get an utterly charming story that you won't want to miss.Pax Polo,guitarist for Serenity Free,is slinky,sexy,charismatic and he's going to need his meddling skills to be on top ...
  • ☆ Todd
    I kind of have mixed feelings about this latest Anyta Sunday read.I loved the snark, banter, and games between Pax and Cliff, which flowed naturally on the page and felt extremely believable.Pax was a bit of a mess and Cliff was entirely too put together for his own good, so seeing Pax try to unravel his perfectly-ordered life was so much fun to read.However, for this to have been an M/M romance, the first half of the book didn't truly feel eithe...
  • Virginia Cavanillas
    Based on Shakespeare’s Taming the Shrew and kinda 10 things I hate about you style, this is a Christmas story that shows us how important friendship is and how it fills your life. How you can find love when you’re not looking for it, when you don’t know even what love is.The story is cute, funny and sexy in its slow burn. The banter, as Anyta’s trade mark, is so good, and it says, no, scratch that, it shows what its needed to be shown, ev...
  • Cadiva
    The superb sloooooow burn talents of Anyta Sunday, a retelling of one of my favourite Shakespeare comedies, throw away lines referencing one of my favourite musicals (Taming of the Shrew and Kiss Me Kate respectively) and our interfering Christmas Angel conspire to produce a genius festive romance.Cliff and Pax are fabulous, there's a whole host of wondrous secondary characters, the New Zealand setting is subtle and the nods to the both the origi...
  • Ariana
    *4,5 stars* It was a wicked cool idea that this Christmas ornament was a lucky charm. Or more than that. A guardian angel. I can only whole-heartedly agree!I was even more delighted at the thought that Anyta Sunday modelled this book on the 'Taming of the Shrew' which is my favourite Shakespeare play of all times!And let me tell you: this lady did a crack(l)ing job here! Not only do we get a plethora of hilarious banter and a cute, lighthearted r...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    *beta read an unedited version* This book is a M/M romance set in New Zealand featuring music, found families and enemies to lovers. It's not too heavy on the Xmas element which is something I appreciated a lot since I'm not big on Xmas. If you're into the genre and are looking forward to some slightly xmasy romances I can definitely recommend it!
  • Amanda
    Shrewd Angel is such a cute read full with shenanigans from guitarist Pax Polo trying to tame the neighborhood shrew, Cliff. Pax had moved into a new neighborhood after gotten kicked out of his band and feeling all sorry for himself. But he had a new task in hand, distract the shrew and help his new friends, Luca and Henry to date Cliff's sister and Pax might just get his wish granted.To be honest, I don't know why is Luca and Henry is all over B...
  • Bookreader87(Amanda)
    Hmmm...not my favorite by this author. It may just be me but I didn't particularly like Pax or the story.
  • Lelyana
    “Just because I’m gay and you’re gay, doesn’t mean we should be gay together.” Pax rested his head back against Cliff’s shoulder. “No, but I’m a dick, and you’re a dick, and we both like dick, so . . .”'s kinda hard to write this. I love Anyta's books, almost all of them. Sorry that this one didn't really work for me. I like slow burn, enemy to lovers, friends to lovers and I love Anyta's books :(I really wanted to lov...
  • Andrea
    4.5 stars rounded up because this is Anyta Sunday. Duh… I love her for her uncomplicated, drama-free slow-burn romances with two adorable (and surprisingly mature) idiots, and she delivers exactly that. I just loved this
  • Laura
    The Taming of the Shrew is my least favourite Shakespearean play. But Anyta Sunday is my one of my favourite m/m authors and I thought if there's anyone who can make me like a retelling of this abhorrent play, it's Anyta Sunday. And guess what?She did.Shrewd Angel is an adorable romp of a novel that I read in one sitting. It features Sunday's iconic loveable and oblivious characters, hot and swoon-worthy banter, and charming and engaging storyl...
  • Eugenia
    A bit of a mess....Man, was the beginning of this book awkward and clunky!!It had it’s moments, but it never got up to speed for any amount of time. Never felt smooth. It was a very forced retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew that just did not work. At all. I know the play very well and this just made me cringe. Sorry Anyta. There was some UST, but it never ratcheted up. The banter didn’t work. It was just really disappointing.
  • Relly
    Not my favourite2.5 starsI think I’m going to be on my own on this one as I’m thinking this is going to be one of those It’s me not you situationsEveryone I can see enjoyed this one and I just didn’t.It’s well written but I didn’t really like either character and I had to push myself to finish it.The side characters were good, but being in Pax’s head was hardThe banter didn’t work for me and to be honest I just didn’t feel the c...
  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    I enjoyed this installment of the Christmas Angel books but I didn't buy into Pax or Cliff as a couple. Not until the very end. But more, I felt left out as I read the story. I may be the only adult in the US who has not read The Taming of the Shrew so I was lost among the references and innuendo related to the story. I also don't want TV (because books!) and don't listen to much music (because audiobooks!) so references to songs and groups and o...
  • Kim
    Full Disclosure: I'm the author of another book in this series. But each book is a standalone, written independently by the author, so I can have some objectivity.I loved this slow-burn story with music, snarky dialogue, and fun supporting characters. I was rooting for Pax and Cliff, and I bet you will be too. And although there's a lot of humor in this story, there's also depth of feeling as both guys deal with their issues.
  • Lyra
    Yesss, Anyta Sunday delvers my first 5 star of the year! Ding ding ding!This book feels very Antya Sunday-y for me. Very on brand. I don't know what it says about me that her books often feel very similar at their core to me, but I often have very different feelings about them. Often I love them, but sometimes I don't, and they still feel like they have the same foundation to me regardless. What's the difference? I don't know. You'd think I'd eit...
  • Serena Yates
    The sixth book in this amazing seven-book series around a wooden Christmas Angel sculpted in 1750, is set in 1999, and the angel has made its way from London via the United States to New Zealand. It has had quite some stories to tell, all of them very emotional, but this one has a much lighter tone. For one thing, a time has come where two men falling in love is no longer illegal or even a problem for a majority of the population. For another, it...
  • Lisa
    We fast forward another 25 years and we are in NZ at the turn of the 21st century.Outcast from his band, Pax sets his sights on his neighbors and helps his flatmate to get with the neighbors sister.Yes, this book had some funny moments but as I had not read Taming of the Shrew some of it was lost to me.The angel makes several appearances but doesn't seem to be as intregral to the romance as she was at the start.I liked the book, but its not my fa...
  • Rachel
    Loved it:)
  • Ajax1978
    You know how when you’re watching college football and an SEC team loses, and the camera cuts to their fans weeping in the stands, all the sad UGA bros in their boat shoes have had a breakdown and are crying their eyes out? That was me reading this...crying like I was about to throw myself on a coffin being lowered into the ground. That emotional investment is what gives Anyta Sunday’s stories their heft to me.
  • Ash
    This is classic Anyta Sunday all wrapped up in a late-90s, New Zealand Christmas package. Slow-burn goodness, witty snark, oblivious MCs, amazing secondary characters, healing and comfort. Everything I expect when I open up a book by this author, who never leaves me disappointed.Pax is our POV character. He's on the outs with his band, trying to stay on his feet while he figures out a way to get back in their good graces. He figures distracting h...
  • Sheri
    I always look forward to new releases from Ms. Sunday and couldn’t contain a small whoop of joy when I saw her along the list of marvelous authors participating in this collection. Her addition is slightly different but no less enjoyable in my opinion. She excels at slow-burn and Pax and Cliff dawdle their way together magnificently. Their relationship starts out a bit rocky. In the beginning, things focus on the mysteries of both men’s lives...
  • Becca
    What a story. An over inflated ego of a rock star going against a Shrewd mind of the neighborhood shrew. Each in their own way playing a game, but not knowing how to act when it becomes more than a game.I don't know who I wanted to shake more. Pax or Cliff. Both so hard headed and stubborn. But when it comes down to it, some of their behavior comes from what they've been through. The walls always staying up, the uncomfortable laughter to shake th...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 starsLoosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Shrewd Angel is a wild romp complete with witty dialogue, fantastic humor, and fast moving action. One cannot help but fall in love with Pax regardless of the fact that his scheming and manipulative ways are never going to work out. He is a lost soul—not happy in the band and yet not confident enough in his own talent to really make a name for himself in the...
  • Eve
    December is when I glut myself on fluffy little Christmas romances. This book had a Christmas story, but it was actually not little at all and had a lot more than just fluff - this is the only one of the Christmas Angel series that I've read so far (I've read two others) that feels like a full novel. In MM romance, unlike hetero romance (where a rock star hero is almost always an ass), I've discovered that I actually like rock star MCs - especial...
  • Ula'ndi Hart
    Overall book rating: 4.5Audio Book: N/A Book Cover: 3.5In my humble opinion Anyta Sunday did GOOD. I really enjoy her particular way with characters. The way she makes you laugh but there’s an underlying seriousness as well. A growth to the characters that I really enjoy.I’m not going into detail with this one, there are so many great reviews on the story. But I will say, you won’t be sorry if you read this.I loved it. It was one of my favo...
  • Jessica
    This was an okay book. Plot: 6/10Charactes: 7/10Romance: 5/10Overall Rating: 7/10The plot: Pax gets kicked out of his band by his fellow band members. He is convinced that he can friend Clifford and get his sister to help him get back into the band. He doesn't realize that he is going to fuck up and fall in love. MxM is kind of wierd for me, and I don't enjoy it. This was full of it. Characters: Pax is somewhat annoying. I didn't like all his coc...