Review

Review: First and Only by Allie Winters (2020)

Suncoast University, Book 4

Reviews of previous books in the Suncoast University series: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3

Heat Factor: So, so steamy it’ll be a hazard for the glasses-wearing folks

Character Chemistry: They didn’t stand a chance…just the way we like it!

Plot: Jake needs a tutor after his athletic career goes down the toilet after an injury and Eden needs to learn how to be a young adult, basically. A sexy, coming-of-age, teach-me-how-to-do-sexy-things type book that unfolds deliciously slow.

Overall: This whole series is just itching to be read in one long weekend.

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Review: Twist of Fate by Susan Craig (2019)

Cedar Hill, Book 3

Review of Cedar Hill Book 1; Cedar Hill Book 2

Heat Factor: You can’t really tell sometimes if the heat is from the characters or getting all worked up about DANIEL, THAT STINKER

Character Chemistry: They’re drawn to each other from the start but they are in for a bumpy ride.

Plot: Daniel is deeply messed up because of the trauma his philandering father committed. Tammy is deeply messed up because she was seriously wounded by a disgusting troll of a famous conductor who blacklisted her from her career as a musician. They find each other working in the Veterinarian’s office together in good old Cedar Hill, but if you think this is one of those “they THINK he’s a cad but really he’s got a heart of gold!” you are SO mistaken. It’s going to string you along, friends.

Overall: I was on the edge of my seat with this one the whole time because I did not believe any author could pull this kind of hero off, but duh, Susan Craig wrote it.

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Review: Dirty Work by Regina Kyle (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s a sexy one

Character Chemistry: No wishy-washy chemistry here — it’s clear from their first interaction there’s only one way this is going.

Plot: Ainsley started an Executive Concierge business after quitting her job as a high-powered attorney and gets roped into breaking her “no dog care” rule when a friend needs her to help her brother with dog-sitting. Jake’s sole focus is the popular nightclub he owns with his best friend. When Jake is injured and requires someone to stay at his house with him, Ainsley agrees to help — and they POOF/KA-BOOM into an explosion of sexy-times.

Overall: This is just a classic, you-know-what-you’re-getting romance – no twists or turns or fresh takes on an old theme here. But the upside of a classic romance is that even if the story is new, you can depend on your happily ever after and all the warm fuzzies that come with it!

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Review: Salt + Stilettos by Janet Walden-West (2020)

South Beach Romance, #1

Heat Factor: SPICY, SPICY, SPICY, but don’t worry because the hero is a tall drink of cold water.

Character Chemistry: These guys are opposites in a lot of ways but it’s all complimentary if you know what I mean…

Plot: A PR specialist struggling with PTSD from a stalker and kidnapping agrees to take on a very, very delicious cinnamon roll of a professional chef as he works to open his first restaurant. Sexy Chef Will creates the sexiest of safe spaces for Brett, who in turn takes a man who wants to hide and helps him shine just the way he is. (SIGH…)

Overall: This book just did something to me–it was sexy, sweet, vulnerable, funny, sassy. I felt things.

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Review: Necromancer Rising by Ashton Abbott (2020)

Raedan Warrior Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s about as hot as a book about the undead can be (hotter, if you’ve never once thought the undead could be featured in a smut book)

Character Chemistry: Sexy fated mates but with lots of corpses

Plot: A werewolf warrior man saves a super powerful witch and there are all these other paranormal people and a compound and…there’s a lot going on, but they do fall in love and are hot hot hot during all the shenanigans.

Overall: If you like dark paranormal and lots of plot twists and some well-timed, stress relieving sex scenes, you’ll dig this one.

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Review: Ruling the Princess by Christi Barth (2020)

Sexy Misadventures of Royals, Book #2

Heat Factor: Panty melting, but make it classy

Character Chemistry: They’re like a chemistry experiment…they’re prim and proper until mixed. Then ka-boom.

Plot: Duke Jr./financial auditor is sent to examine the Princess’ books because the country is considering entering the EU. Duke Jr. doesn’t like the Princess or royalty at all, but that feeling is short-lived and then lots of fascinating drama ensues.

Overall: I grudgingly started this book and ended up completely absorbed by it–sexy, fun, and well-written. (And a series! My favorite.)

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Review: An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale (2020)

Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 3

Review of Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 2

Heat Factor: They may think they’re each meeting fire with fire but really they’re just one big sexy inferno

Character Chemistry: I wanted them to get there so, so badly and audibly said “YES!” when they did.

Plot: Two unstoppable titans of business come head to head across the street from one another — he, the self-made man determined to destroy her family’s business and she, the wiser, stronger, natural-born leader of her family’s empire. 

Overall: If you want to walk away from a steamy romance standing taller and looking deeply satisfied, you should definitely read this.

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