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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: The Maid’s Spanish Secret by Dani Collins (2019)

Secret Heirs of Billionaires

Heat Factor: The have an amazing sex life but it’s not very explicit

Character Chemistry: All the yearning!

Plot: Widowed billionaire Spanish nobleman finds out about secret love child, marries beautiful baby momma

Overall: Somewhat lackluster, but serves its purpose

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Review: Betraying the Billionaire by Victoria Davies (2019)

The Abbott Sisters, Book 1

Heat Factor: Mostly closed door, but not 100% (in case you’re squeamish)

Character Chemistry: In the way of love based on a lie, the chemistry was aces

Plot: Pretty close to exactly what you’d expect

Overall: I alternated between rage and euphoria

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Anthology Review: Hamilton’s Battalion (2017)

Heat Factor: Somewhat variable, nothing terribly explicit

Character Chemistry: All over the map

Plot: Eliza Hamilton is collecting stories about her husband, and our protagonists are all somehow involved

Overall: As a basis for linking stories, this was a little odd

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Review: Promised Land by Rose Lerner (2018)

Heat Factor: It’s more angsty than hot 

Character Chemistry: I’m not sure I bought the resolution of past wrongs

Plot: Wife fakes death to escape marriage, runs into husband at Yorktown

Overall: It was interesting and well composed, but I did not buy the rekindled relationship 

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