Review Tour: Shrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday

41718481Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 70,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

The Christmas Angel Series:

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Summerfield’s Angel – Kim Fielding –  Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
A Soldier’s Wish – N.R. Walker – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK



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?


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 storyline.

Pax is handsome and charismatic, and he knows it. He uses his good looks and charm to get what he wants, but the only thing on his mind for the summer is getting back into the good graces of his bandmates that kicked him out, after he and their drummer get into a physical fight. And the quickest way to do that is by befriending his new neighbour, Cliff. Cliff’s younger sister, Bianca, has two suitors, one of whom, Henry, is related to the manager of Lone Whistle and the Deserted, Pax’s favourite band, who are looking for an opening act to their concert. All Pax has to do keep Cliff occupied while Henry, and his new roommate Luca, vie for Bianca’s attention — and Pax can get his band the gig of a lifetime and win his way back into their hearts.

But Pax wasn’t counting on falling for Cliff, even if the other man is a bit rude and super over-protective of his sister. Cliff has a reputation in their town as the ‘shrew’, because he’s uptight and assertive (despite the fact that this is more a description of a woman, which Cliff points out). But this is a facade that Cliff puts out into the world, hiding a despondent heart that is too frightened to love again.

Pax and Cliff’s banter is off the charts. At first, Cliff is very reluctant to befriend Pax, but before long, Pax has dug his way under Cliff’s skin and into his heart. Their friendship is fun and flirty and quite funny, but once something more starts to develop between them, it’s heady and hot and romantic.

Shrewd Angel is a lovely Christmas book, perfect for reading at this time of the year. I’m not usually the type that reads holiday books — Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. — but I’ll definitely be making the exception for any other holiday novel Anyta Sunday writes.

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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.

About the author

2K1A1821_korr_sRGB_8_1000x1000pxA bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of my 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.

I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.

My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.

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