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Review: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin (2013)

The Lotus Palace Mysteries, Book 1

Heat Factor: It takes Lord Bai a couple of encounters before he masters Advanced Consent

Character Chemistry: Yue-ying sees right through Bai Huang, and it’s good for him

Plot: A courtesan is found murdered, so a minor lord and a servant from the pleasure quarter team up to crack the case

Overall: This was a fabulous read—gripping mystery, interesting setting, lush writing, great characters—but I am conflicted about the relationship.

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Review: Hunting the Hunter by Shiloh Walker (2006)

The Hunters, Book 8

Heat Factor: She’s a fucking Surprise Virgin

Character Chemistry: Fate keeps bringing them together. Or something. 

Plot: She is a vampire who hunts vampires. He is a human who hunts vampires. 

Overall: DNF at 30% after the first sex scene

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Review: Knit, Purl, a Baby, and a Girl by Hettie Bell (2021)

Heat Factor: There’s one fairly explicit scene around the midpoint

Character Chemistry: They really like each other, but…it’s complicated

Plot: Poppy accidentally gets pregnant, decides to keep the baby, falls in love, and finds herself

Overall: Cute

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Review: Perfect Addition by KB Alan (2018)

Perfect Fit, #3

Heat Factor: Sex is frequent, varied, and inventive

Character Chemistry: High sexual chemistry, plus some cute moments

Plot: Stephanie joins established couple Jesse and Grant for a weekend of sexy rumpus – but do they want something more permanent?

Overall: *fans self*

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