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Review: A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year by Jackie Lau (2019)

Holidays with the Wongs, Book #3

Review of Holidays with the Wongs, Book #1

Heat Factor: Oops! We kissed in the ice skating forest, so now we should probably also have all the sex…just to get it out of our system, of course

Character Chemistry: Apparently I’m a sucker for the best friends-but-one’s-secretly-in-love trope

Plot: Zach and Jo bonded over beers and broken engagements four years ago and have been friends ever since. After Zach’s family set up him and his siblings on dates at Thanksgiving, he won’t put it past them to do something wild at Chinese New Year, so he asks Jo to be his fake girlfriend.

Overall: It’s like a warm hug

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Review: The Hitman by Katrina Jackson (2020)

The Family, Book #2

Heat Factor: I think sex on a public train car might be a first…

Character Chemistry: “I can trust a man who wants to protect me so he can fuck me. Your motives are clear.”

Plot: It looks like a mafia book, but it’s actually more like a road trip/heist book

Overall: This book is so unbelievably fun.

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Series Review: Forever Eve and After Eve by J.B. Lexington (2020)

Heat Factor:  Very steamy. Extremely steamy. Lots of moments containing steam.

Character Chemistry: We have ourselves here a duet (please say trilogy) of books starting with a lovely dose of fated mates and proceeding right on into “seducing my spouse” so I’d say it’s meant to be and meant to stick.

Plot: We start with Izabel’s marriage to Bo, and a whole fleet of waving red flags. As Izabel struggles to understand what’s going terribly wrong in her marriage, she ends up seeing a hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression therapy. Things go nuts. That’s book one. Then on with the second book and my poor heart…

Overall: This duet was really pretty great–extremely sexy with a really creative execution and likeable characters. I’m including a few trigger warnings for violence against women.

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Review: Running Away with the Bride by Sophia Singh Sasson (2021)

Nights at the Mahal, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not super explicit

Character Chemistry: Instalove, but I bought it

Plot: Ethan crashes the wrong wedding, but the bride runs away with him anyways

Overall: Delightful

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Review: Soothsayer by Kathryn Amurra (2020)

Heat Factor: This is a very mild heat, closed-door romance

Character Chemistry: They have undeniable chemistry and it’s pretty clear to anyone in the room

Plot: Aurelia has delayed marriage for years because she wants to marry for love. When her father dies and she learns her disabled brother may be forced into the military to serve, Aurelia has to choose a marriage of convenience in order to protect her brother. HOWEVER–the dreamboat soldier tasked with delivering her to her elderly groom throws a huge kink in all her plans.

Overall: This book was surprisingly gripping–the path to happiness is not easy and they are both somewhat powerless. I was very entertained with this sweet read.

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