Review

Review: Betraying the Billionaire by Victoria Davies (2019)

The Abbott Sisters, Book 1

Heat Factor: Mostly closed door, but not 100% (in case you’re squeamish)

Character Chemistry: In the way of love based on a lie, the chemistry was aces

Plot: Pretty close to exactly what you’d expect

Overall: I alternated between rage and euphoria

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Review: A Fair Swap by Ava Sterling (2019)

Heat Factor: It’s steamy, forbidden, and very naughty.

Character Chemistry: They can’t keep their hands off one another (BUT THEY SHOULD).

Plot: Two couples have a recurring…swaperoo…and are generally very naughty (AND SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL).

Overall: If you like steamy erotica that breaks all the rules, you will love this.

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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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Anthology Review: Hamilton’s Battalion (2017)

Heat Factor: Somewhat variable, nothing terribly explicit

Character Chemistry: All over the map

Plot: Eliza Hamilton is collecting stories about her husband, and our protagonists are all somehow involved

Overall: As a basis for linking stories, this was a little odd

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Review: Promised Land by Rose Lerner (2018)

Heat Factor: It’s more angsty than hot 

Character Chemistry: I’m not sure I bought the resolution of past wrongs

Plot: Wife fakes death to escape marriage, runs into husband at Yorktown

Overall: It was interesting and well composed, but I did not buy the rekindled relationship 

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