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Review: The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas (2018)

Runaway Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: This burn is slow, but once it gets going, we’ve got a full-on conflagration

Character Chemistry: Extremely stoic men are hard to develop chemistry with, but our heroine manages it

Plot: Woman runs west to find herself, finds true love in the process

Overall: Based on the first chapter, I thought I would hate this book, but I ended up really enjoying it

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Review: Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai (2018)

Forbidden Hearts, Book 3

Heat Factor: For as raunchy as the sex is, there is not nearly enough of it.

Character Chemistry: They are too busy having Feelings about their Complicated Family Drama to actually interact that much.

Plot: She’s had a crush on him since forever. He’s had a crush on her since…last month. Now they are in a wedding together at a secluded cabin in the woods. 

Overall: Too. Much. Angst. 

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Review: A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (2017)

Difficult Dukes, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s a good deal of yearning and burning

Character Chemistry: Aces: I’ve known who you are for years. Why did it take me so long to realize you’re my other half?

Plot: Runaway bride snares groom’s best friend, angst ensues

Overall: Loved it!

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Review: Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks (2011)

Love at Stake, Book 10

Heat Factor: Smoldering, but watch out for Hellfire. 

Character Chemistry: Cosmic insta sparks.

Plot: Fallen angel tries to get back into heaven by helping some good vampires defeat an evil vampire. Learns about love in the process. But specific sexual love, not the general anonymous love for humanity that all angels experience.  

Overall: A romance novel that is also a meditation on faith and free will.

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Review: Tempting the Earl by Rachael Miles (2016)

The Muses’ Salon, Book 3

Heat Factor: Sex happens abruptly; without the build up, it’s less hot than it should be

Character Chemistry: Insta-lust, plus oodles of resentment

Plot: Cloak and Dagger

Overall: Confusing

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