A League of Extraordinary Women, Book #1
Heat Factor: Who cares about sex? The angsty yearning set my socks on fire! (There is sex, though.)
Character Chemistry: Lit.
Plot: Unequal romance between dutiful Duke and suffragist, non-virgin bluestocking
Overall: So. Much. Yes.
Cedar Hill, Book 2
Review of Cedar Hill, Book 1
Heat Factor: Steamy and Angsty and Hair-Raising (Oh, MY!)
Character Chemistry: They’re like a mix between a well-worn couple who knows one another well and brand new lovers who don’t know what they’re doing (but in a good way)
Plot: Sally’s super busy running her dog rescue, earning her long-overdue degree, and raising her son alone. Then she starts getting stalker-y notes and her previously tepid friendship with Jim, the town’s veterinarian, turns into something more as he works to keep her safe.
Overall: This book was just…stressful. Will they, won’t they, will they before she’s murdered, how can they afford all those take-out dinners, is she going to finish her paper with all this drama going on, just…so stressful.Continue reading “Review: Stubborn Love by Susan Craig (2019)”
A Royal Wedding, Book #1
Heat Factor: On par with your average historical romance
Character Chemistry: Eliza is irresistible (and irrepressible!)
Plot: Murder and marriage go together!
Overall: A little of this, a little of that, a little bit fun
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Heat Factor: No heat in the traditional sense, but Khalid and Ayesha throw sparks
Character Chemistry: There’s a lot of “I shouldn’t but I still want” between these two
Plot: Pride and Prejudice retelling from a Muslim immigrant viewpoint
Overall: My rage at some of the plot points really detracted from the romance
Heat Factor: Very chaste
Character Chemistry: Who knew that a brush of the finger tips could be so sexy?
Plot: Pride and Prejudice, but Muslim, with some extra side plots to make the central relationship more complicated
Furever Yours, Book 6
Heat Factor: A low flame
Character Chemistry: I’m not convinced that they actually want to be together
Plot: She’s pregnant with twins after a one night stand. Will he stick around?
Overall: There are some cute scenes, but the way people talk to pregnant women makes me RAGE. Turns out that’s also true in fiction, not just in real life.