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Review: I’ll Be Home for Hanukkah by K.K. Hendin (2020)

The Girls in Apartment 5G, Book #1

Heat Factor: They do not even kiss, my friends.

Character Chemistry: Noam is extremely opaque, but he plays with Shayna, who is a bit tightly wound, so it’s fun

Plot: Shayna and Noam, Orthodox Jews who grew up in NYC, are suddenly and unexpectedly sent to North Pole, Alaska just weeks before Christmas, for an end-of-year review meeting with a big client

Overall: I really enjoyed this read, mostly because it’s so playful

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Review: Uncharted by Adriana Anders (2021)

Survival Instincts, Book #2

Review of Survival Instincts, Book #1

Heat Factor: → The best way to get warm in the woods is to climb into a sleeping bag naked with another naked person already inside it.

Character Chemistry: I’m kind of stuck on: they’re on a chemical high from running for their lives for days on end. But sure, forever love, absolutely.

Plot: Baddies are still after the mysterious virus. This time Leo, pilot, and Elias, mysterious recluse, are running for their lives (and to save the world?)

Overall: The show-stealer is Amka, the Alaskan wilderness octogenarian lesbian badass.

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Review: Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler (2020)

Moose Springs, Alaska, Book #2

Review of Moose Springs Alaska, Book #1

Heat Factor: It was extremely ambiguous until they finally did go all the way because they were constantly fooling around but then the door closed

Character Chemistry: 🌲🌲🌲 (that’s pining, FYI)

Plot: Lana wants to save Moose Springs but ultimately answers to her family’s conglomerate. Rick is a local business owner trying to make ends meet with an uncomfortable crush on his new landlord.

Overall: aww

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Review: The Dragon Prince’s Bride by Elva Birch (2021)

Royal Dragons of Alaska, Book #3

Reviews of Royal Dragons of Alaska: Book #1, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not closed door, but not very intense or explicit

Character Chemistry: The way they go through their captivity together is just absolutely charming

Plot: You think it’s going to be an angsty, pining, stealing-the-fiancée kind of a thing, but then they get kidnapped and everything goes sideways

Overall: My favorite so far in this series. SO FUN.

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Review: The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (2020)

Moose Springs, Alaska  Book # 1

Heat Factor: Snogging in the diner, snogging in the pickup, snogging in the woods, so much snogging!

Character Chemistry: Relatable and natural

Plot: Zoey’s on her dream vacation to Alaska, Graham is reluctantly serving all the tourists who overrun his diner every day, but even though it’s bound to end, they can’t quite convince themselves to stay apart.

Overall: Cute

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