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Review: Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s a slow and scorching burn

Character Chemistry: It comes on slow and then BAM

Plot: Megan and Scarlett were BEST friends but had a falling out. When their old friend begs them to attend her wedding in Quebec, they agree to pool resources in order to roadtrip there. And boom goes the dynamite.

Overall: This book had me up until 2 am and I wasn’t even mad about it.

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Review: A Cowboy for Keeps by Laura Drake (2020)

Chestnut Creek #3

Heat Factor: It’s not like a bell pepper but I certainly wouldn’t call it a ghost pepper either.

Character Chemistry: It’s a slow dance with some initial foot stomping.

Plot: Lorelei West and Reese St. James learn their respective siblings died in a car accident leaving behind a surprise baby. Together they have to figure out how to navigate both their new responsibility and their budding feelings for one another.

Overall: It’s a classic “poor woman saved by rich guy” type situation with a lot of curveballs.

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Review: Letters and Lies by Colleen L Donnelly (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s not ‘hot’, but don’t let it deter you.

Character Chemistry: You hope she’ll fall for the hero but there’s so much else going on it’s not a sole focus.

Plot: Louise Archer gets jilted by her unseen suitor at the last possible moment by telegram and decides to hop on the train as planned anyway so she can convince him to change his mind. But when she lies to a US Marshal and ends up in a dismal little town in desperate need of saving, Louise can’t help but jump right in… 

Overall: This is not a steamy, relationship-driven romance but it’s darn good and it sticks with you.

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Review: A Royal Second Chance Summer by Viv Royce (2020)

Little Shops on Heart Street, Book #3

Heat Factor: It’s warm

Character Chemistry: They both seem more interested in themselves than in each other, honestly

Plot: Prince goes looking for priceless lost heirloom in the United States and ends up in a small-town antique dealer’s shop looking for help. Small-town shop owner agrees to help but has her own secrets.

Overall: I just couldn’t buy into this one–the characters seemed to kind of bump along and I never believed they’d really be happy in the end.

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Review: Ten Week Turnabout by Amelia Rose (2020)

Heat Factor: HOT   

Character Chemistry: The bump along grumpily until they bump along quite happily

Plot: Ingrid (not me), a driven, smart, fierce New York transplant, runs into her high school dance date from Indiana at a work mixer. Noah, in New York on his summer break in an effort to make his brewery dream a reality, is immediately drawn to his “snooty” and slightly abrasive classmate.

Overall: I spent the whole time on the edge of my seat wondering how in the heck these two memorable characters were going to pull this off.

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