Review

Review: A Widow’s Guide to Scandal by Hallie Alexander (2020)

Sons of Neptune, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sometimes you gotta bang on the kitchen floor

Character Chemistry: They are really mean to each other, but they seem to like it

Plot: Marcus breaks his ankle fixing Henrietta’s roof, and is stuck in her house while he heals. Plus there’s some light espionage action. 

Overall: I had some problems with the writing style

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Review: Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole (2016)

Originally published in the anthology For Love and Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution.

Heat Factor: Just a little bit warm

Character Chemistry: Surprisingly believable emotional connection considering the length

Plot: Two enslaved Black people choose opposite sides in the Revolution and find themselves thrown together in a British encampment

Overall: The depth in this short story was marvelous

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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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Review: The Pursuit Of… by Courtney Milan (2018)

A Worth Saga Novella

Heat Factor: One extremely hot encounter and a lot of longing

Character Chemistry: irrepressible chatterbox meets taciturn stoic, and it’s adorable

Plot: Journey of Discovery

Overall: Awwwwwwww

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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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