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Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn (2017)

Rokesby Series, Book 2

Review of Rokesby Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Not a lot, but what there is sure is something

Character Chemistry: There’s nothing like crushing guilt and lies to build a relationship, but they do a mighty fine job of it

Plot: How does one get out of a moment-of-insanity fake marriage? Double down, of course!

Overall: The premise of this book is bonkers, but it’s still delightful

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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 Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (2017)

The Loyal League, Book 1

Heat Factor: HOT

Character Chemistry: Immediate attraction plus innate distrust

Plot: A lot happens – they are spies! – but it doesn’t distract from the love story

Overall: An excellent romance, with a bonus lesson on how to be a good ally.

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Review: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2016)

Rokesby Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Low heat, all the butterflies

Character Chemistry: present and accounted for

Plot: You’ve been a thorn in my side for my entire life, how could I possibly be in love with you?

Overall: Finally, a JQ in the old style

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Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (2018)

Heat Factor: Possibly the greatest quantity of non-explicit hot sex ever encountered

Character Chemistry: Now that I think of it, it might have been lust, but I still bought it

Plot: It wasn’t meant to be, except that they were MFEO!

Overall: This book made me so happy

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