Review

Review: The Sweetest Thing by Deborah Fletcher Mello (2014)

Just Desserts, Book 1

Heat Factor: This bedroom door is wiiiiiiiide open

Character Chemistry: We are told they are friends, and then shown that they are compatible in the sack

Plot: Woman inherits bakery from her estranged father, falls for the baker (who is sort of her adoptive brother? Let’s not focus on that part)

Overall: Great sense of place, hot sex, middling romance

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Review: Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (2019)

Women Who Dare, Book #1

Heat Factor: warm to moderately steamy

Character Chemistry: sudden but believable

Plot: worked, but there was a lot going on

Overall: This would be a good holiday read except that it’s also heavy because it’s set during Reconstruction

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Review: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (2017)

The Loyal League, Book 1

Heat Factor: HOT

Character Chemistry: Immediate attraction plus innate distrust

Plot: A lot happens – they are spies! – but it doesn’t distract from the love story

Overall: An excellent romance, with a bonus lesson on how to be a good ally.

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Review: Charming as Puck by Pippa Grant (2019)

Heat Factor: You’ll start it for the steam, but you’ll stick with it for the one-liners.

Character Chemistry: It starts off strong and just pretty much stays that way

Plot: Pro hockey player and very nice nerd veterinarian start off as friends with benefits and veterinarian grows a backbone, wherein pro hockey player suddenly shapes up and their relationship ends up being just genuinely nice. And hilarious.

Overall: Worth a read.

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Review: The Last Cavalier by Heather Graham (1993)

Heat Factor: There is sex. Details are included.

Character Chemistry: She thinks he is a madman. He thinks she is a spy / prostitute. If this isn’t true love, I don’t know what is!

Plot: They go back and forth through a scary time portal.

Overall: This is some Confederate Apologist Nonsense.

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