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Review: Sacking the Quarterback by Samantha Towle (2016)

Heat Factor: Can’t move to the bedroom, gotta have sex on the table right now

Character Chemistry: She said so, and I guess they did have some up-against-the-wall, can’t-resist-my-passion sex

Plot: Squeaky clean pro quarterback arrested for drug possession has hots for prosecutor

Overall: Just no

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Review: The Sweetest Thing by Deborah Fletcher Mello (2014)

Just Desserts, Book 1

Heat Factor: This bedroom door is wiiiiiiiide open

Character Chemistry: We are told they are friends, and then shown that they are compatible in the sack

Plot: Woman inherits bakery from her estranged father, falls for the baker (who is sort of her adoptive brother? Let’s not focus on that part)

Overall: Great sense of place, hot sex, middling romance

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Anthology Review: Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology (2016)

Heat Factor: 1 story kisses only, 2 stories low heat, 1 story moderate heat

Character Chemistry: Ranges from “You guys still have some stuff to work out” to “Soulmates, obviously.” 

Plot: Thematically cohesive. Plus, I learned some history, which is always a bonus! 

Overall: Uneven, particularly in tone

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Review: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (2017)

The Ravenels, Book 3

Review of The Ravenels Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: They’re a little wild

Character Chemistry: They way they work together on their relationship is wonderful

Plot: Pair of young people inadvertently find themselves in a compromising position and…

Overall: There are a few moments in this book that are heart-stoppingly wonderful

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Review: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks (2011)

McCabe Trilogy, Book #1

Heat Factor: There’s a blazing fire to keep you nice and warm

Character Chemistry: It works. Amazing sex definitely helps.

Plot: Heiress kidnapped by Bad Man, married “for her own protection” to badass Highland laird

Overall: Classic Highlander bodice ripper

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