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Review: The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (2019)

Heat Factor: There’s a fire but it’s not figurative.

Character Chemistry: They’re well-matched personalities

Plot: Woman is suddenly widowed shortly after marrying the wrong man for the wrong reasons and blames herself for it. After reuniting with her brother at his business in the wild, heathen San Francisco settlement, she starts to fall for his best friend. Meanwhile, mysteries ensue.

Overall: Like my teen years, this one’s got some issues.

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Review: The Duke of Distraction by Darcy Burke (2019)

The Untouchables, Book 12 of 12

Heat Factor: So very steamy.   

Character Chemistry: It’ll getcha.

Plot: Lady enlists her brother’s best gentleman friend to help her find a husband she’ll love (and who will support her budding millinery business)–Gentleman swears he’ll never marry. WHAT COULD GO WRONG.

Overall: Really expected this one to fall into the same predictable trope, but it was surprisingly fresh.

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Review: The Pilot and the Puck-Up by Pippa Grant (2018)

Heat Factor: Men who like strong women = sexy.

Character Chemistry: Instantaneous, but with near-constant fails. It’s sublime.

Plot: Absolutely badass female zero-gravity pilot and business owner meets a gigantic professional hockey player. Competition commences. Plot twist: she beats him at EVERYTHING and it never occurs to him that his masculinity could be threatened by that

Overall: It’s refreshing, it’s hilarious, it’s riveting, and it’s going to make you think about gender roles (but in a genuinely subtle, sexy way)

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Review: An Officer’s Vow by Penny Hampson (2019)

Heat Factor: Not too steamy, but a lot of tension

Character Chemistry: Starts out pretty innocently and then gradually intensifies

Plot: Young heiress escapes a machinating cousin with the help of young, wounded officer.

Overall: It’s a straight up stress-reliever. Fall right in and enjoy the ride.

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Review: The Corsair’s Captive by Ruby Dixon (2017)

Corsairs, Book 1

Heat Factor: You won’t want to admit that it’s actually doing anything for you, but it kind of will. You don’t have to tell anyone.

Character Chemistry: Good stuff, considering the interspecies complications.

Plot: Human slave woman is rescued by giant blue alien pirate! And of course they fall in love and it’s not at all weird!

Overall: Listen, if you can get past the horns and the tail and the weird blue scales…okay, if you can get past the owner/slave dynamic…okay. So it’s weird. But you won’t NOT love it.

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