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Review: Act Like It by Lucy Parker (2015)

London Celebrities, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s getting steamy, but I’m still confused about why I like you so much

Character Chemistry: Super-grump meets bouncy-Tigger sunshine

Plot: Co-stars forced to fake date to boost a play’s PR

Overall: Immediately got the sequel

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Review: The Spinster’s Swindle by Catherine Stein (2021)

Arcane Tales, Book #2

Heat Factor: Sex in the moonlight

Character Chemistry: I absolutely believed that they liked each other.

Plot: She wants to destroy his dad, but maybe he also kinda wants to destroy his dad?

Overall: The plot doesn’t always make sense, but I really enjoyed it anyways.

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Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday (2021)

Matchmaker Bay, Book #3

Review of Matchmaker Bay, Book #2

Heat Factor: Mid-level steam

Character Chemistry: Their main hobbies are annoying each other / Serious Benedict and Beatrice energy / Everyone else can see it but them

Plot: Maya and Law have been at odds for years. And now they’re competing for a small-business grant. But also they are forming a secret friendship. 

Overall: This is straight-up a fun comedy, without the serious discussions of pain and grief and loss that characterize other books I’ve read by Jenny Holiday.

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Review: Hookup State of Mind by Becca Morgan and Amelia J. Rose (2021)

Heat Factor: I would call this one moderately hot (but satisfying!)

Character Chemistry: I loved these two together–kind of salty and sweet, earnest and slightly sarcastic.

Plot: Cleo is an actress slash nanny who is FINALLY getting her shot at a mini series. At the location, she gets a hankering for a hookup and ends up meeting Dean, who is a really genuine and sweet guy she can’t seem to get enough of. BUT THEN they discover that Cleo is actually Dean’s little brother’s nanny, and that throws a big old wrench in things…

Overall: This was enjoyable and funny, although it did pass up on playing out some tension I would have very much liked to see.

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Review: Confined with the CEO and the Bodyguard: Kelsey by Jordana Pearce (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s definitely sexy

Character Chemistry: Sexual chemistry for sure

Plot: Sexy lockdown rumpus

Overall: The sex writing was really well-executed, but I didn’t buy all of the emotional stuff

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