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Review: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai (2021)

Modern Love, Book 3

Review of Modern Love, Book 2

Heat Factor: A little at the end, but nothing too spicy

Character Chemistry: They are pretty cute together 

Plot: Catfishing leads to friendship leads to fake engagement 

Overall: I enjoyed this one

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Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston (2017)

Once Upon a Con, Book #1

Heat Factor: Extremely chaste

Character Chemistry: They’re so texty texty cute. In person…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Plot: Cinderella + You’ve Got Mail + fandoms

Overall: I’m not sure the “Aww” outweighs my rage at nearly every single character’s behavior

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Review: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (2020)

Heat Factor: This sauce is spicy

Character Chemistry: Initial awkwardness leads to friendship leads to steam

Plot: Jasmine and Ashton are just running lines! They swear! Nothing to see here!

Overall: This is the wokest book I’ve ever read

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Review: Virginia and the Vagabond by Skyler Frey (2020)

Time Traveler’s Network, Book 1

Heat Factor: Three short sex scenes with a few details

Character Chemistry: Instalove based on shared trauma

Plot: Downton Abbey, but with time travelers

Overall: So much drama

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Review: Spice and Smoke by Suleikha Snyder (2012)

Bollywood Confidential, Book 1

Heat Factor: Based on the blurb, I was honestly expecting more sex (or kinkier sex?) than there was. There is definitely sex, but no group activities. 

Character Chemistry: Lots of sexual attraction

Plot: More like three short stories than one cohesive novella

Overall: In an author’s note to the current edition, Snyder refers to this book as “banana-pants” and she is not wrong.

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