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Review: Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019)

Heat Factor: There is a lot of sex. It’s explicit until it isn’t. 

Character Chemistry: Potty-mouth extrovert plus reserved introvert is obviously good chemistry

Plot: Just YES

Overall: This book hit the spot

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Review: Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries (2019)

Duke Dynasty, Book 1

Heat Factor: I need a tall glass of milk, because this one is on FIRE.

Character Chemistry: He’s an upstanding dreamboat with a bad boy reputation, she never stood a chance (and neither did I).

Plot: A young duke meets up with his family of half-siblings and his mother when his step-father dies unexpectedly. The penniless cousin of his half-brother sweeps him off his feet. But, MURDER! But, INTRIGUE! But, SEXY WOODLAND ROMPS!

Overall: Pretty much crossed my fingers this would be a series by the close of the first chapter because I hope it never ends.

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Review: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean (2019)

Bareknuckle Bastards Series, Book #2

Heat Factor: I love the way MacLean writes sex. A+

Character Chemistry: The bickering-because-I’m-into-you is great

Plot: bananas

Overall: I wouldn’t mind being Hattie

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Review: Let Go by Allie Winters (2019)

Suncoast University, Book 1

Heat Factor: Steamy, steamy, steamy.

Character Chemistry: She’s a future English professor, and he’s a future physical therapist. So you better believe there’s chemistry mentally AND physically.

Plot: A young English major gets beyond distracted by her classmate only to discover it’s very mutual. Things progress beautifully until the romance has to be put on hold for professional reasons. The young couple has to figure out what their future holds…and if they can wait that long.

Overall: THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE READ BY ALL YOUNG WOMEN. Period.

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Dueling Review: Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas (2016)

If Erin were to review this book, she would call it a Recommended Read. If Holly were to review this book, she would write a Rant. Clearly, we needed to review this book together.

Welcome to Dueling Reviews.

Moderated by Ingrid, the Voice of Reason.

Holly’s Take 

Heat Factor: If you’re into the whole dynamic where a shy virgin teaches a sexually experienced hero how to “make love” with her magical vagina, then it’s pretty sexy

Character Chemistry: Please ignore Helen’s personality transplant

Plot: High melodrama thanks to a ridiculous and honestly unnecessary plot device

Overall: SO DISAPPOINTING. This is the book that made me give up on Lisa Kleypas

Erin’s Take

Heat Factor: There are a couple of sex scenes, but it’s mostly angsty pining

Character Chemistry: They don’t spend a great deal of time together, but somehow I still felt they had great chemistry

Plot: Angsty unworthiness and unsolicited advice all around!

Overall: LOVED IT. Kleypas heroes are basically my kryptonite, and Winterborne was no exception.

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