Recommended Read, Review

Review: A Forest Between Us by Allie Winters (2022)

Crescent Pass, Book #1

Heat Factor: We really shouldn’t but we want to (and boy do they ever)

Character Chemistry: Attraction plus kindness is always a winning combination

Plot: Harper and Owen got Vegas married five years ago, and haven’t seen each other since. Now, Harper wants an annulment.

Overall: I really liked this book

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Review: Kai’s Healing Smiles by Vivi Anne Hunt (2022)

Heat Factor: Well, that Daddy stuff sure surprised me

Character Chemistry: They are both so clueless and so googly-eyed about each other

Plot: Kai and Silas start dating

Overall: I believed this HEA

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Review: Tofu Cowboy by Lola West (2020)

Big Sky Cowboy, Book #1

Heat Factor: They’re making each other hot and bothered

Character Chemistry: Luke is the most emotionally aware romance hero I’ve ever read, which makes chemistry adorable

Plot: Luke and Maddie meet, start dating, act cute together, and fall in love—but Maddie has a *secret*

Overall: I read it in an hour and my heart went pitter-pat

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Recommended Read, Series Review

Series Review: The Team by Tal Bauer (2021)

Heat Factor: They have a lot of sex. (A lot.) And it’s explicit but not every time.

Character Chemistry: He was meant to love the white swan!

Plot: Gay football player thinks he can spend his college career with his head down and without romantic entanglements…until he meets the love of his life during a summer study abroad in Paris

Overall: Holy angst, Batman!

Heat Factor: It’s actually not that slow a burn, but getting to that first kiss is oof

Character Chemistry: They just like each other so gosh darn much

Plot: (Best friend) and (father) of The Jock’s protagonists are third wheels so much that they find themselves pairing off, particularly after the quarterback is left behind while everyone else has summer break

Overall: It’s a sweet one. Floating hearts just coming right off it.

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Review: Birthright by Kathryn Amurra (2022)

Soothsayer’s Path, Book #3

Review of Soothsayer’s Path, Book #1 & Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s a closed door, mild heat. Sweet, but not overtly sexy.

Character Chemistry: It’s friendship to devotion, with some light tension.

Plot: Narilla is desperate to establish her legitimacy with the upper echelons of society after a lifetime of watching her mother’s rejection for marrying a merchant. Jovian is a good-hearted and talented masonry artisan who is also, as it turns out, a thief who steals Narilla’s birthright. 

Overall: This was a really well-written and sweet love story and a strong follow up to the other two in this series.

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