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Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (2018)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: More believable as antagonists than as teenagers in love

Plot: Enemies to lovers plus coming of age plus gentrification

Overall: I felt like I was a million years old while reading this book

this is me
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Review: The She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta (2013)

Heat Factor: Mostly in flashbacks and implied by nerdy song lyrics

Character Chemistry: They don’t interact all that much

Plot: She-Hulk’s mild-mannered alter-ego keeps a diary about her love life, or lack thereof

Overall: A fun read, but not really a good romance

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Review: The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (2019)

Heat Factor: Steamy

Character Chemistry: Opposites attract in the best way

Plot: Scandalous Widow wants to renovate haunted house, hires ghost hunter to de-hauntify

Overall: This Gothic Romantic Comedy was wonderful. I was utterly captivated.

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Review: His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras (2017)

Matched to Perfection, Book 1

Heat Factor: Smooches in the snow

Character Chemistry: “I am dedicated to my career. You are a workaholic, and I need to be with someone who puts family first. Unlike me, because my career is my priority.” 

Plot: She gives him some emergency childcare help

Overall: This book really dragged

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Review: Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen (1986)

Shout out to Tina, an early reader of our blog, for the recommendation! 

Heat Factor: The vast majority of the sex is extremely sordid

Character Chemistry: Distinct power imbalance

Plot: The realities of a May-December romance

Overall: This book is not for the faint of heart

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