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Review: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev (2020)

The Rajes, Book 2

Review of The Rajes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: Swoon-worthy

Plot: Ashna enters a cooking competition in a bid to save her floundering restaurant, only to discover that her competition partner is her high school boyfriend slash love of her life. 

Overall: If you can power through the angst, the payoff is so worth it

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Review: Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye (2020)

Heat Factor: So pure. Like, shy first kisses pure.

Character Chemistry: Off the charts. 

Plot: Teen boy has no interest in dating, is dared by his peers to date anyone who asks. Other teen boy asks.

Overall: I am dying of the sweetness.

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Review: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (2019)

Bromance Book Club, Book 1

Heat Factor: moderately warm

Character Chemistry: Pretty good, for a marriage in meltdown. But I liked the Bromances best.

Plot: Marriage in Trouble! Romance novels to the rescue!

Overall: It’s fun, but it’s especially great as an intro-to-romance book.

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Review: Love Hard by Nalini Singh (2020)

Hard Play, Book 3

Heat Factor: I’m going to resist this…maybe I don’t want to…please put your hands on me

Character Chemistry: He asks her to be his wings! 

Plot: Famous single parent meets a sexy former acquaintance

Overall: So satisfying

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Review: Intercepted by Alexa Martin (2018)

Playbook, Book 1

Heat Factor: Not all closed door, but not burning down the house either

Character Chemistry: When both parties are crying during the hard parts of the relationship, I am here for it!

Plot: Woman needs to figure herself out without men getting in the way. But what happens when one man is kind of perfect?

Overall: I need more!

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Review: Huddle with Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon (2010)

New York Sabers Football, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s got kitchen heat, athlete heat, and sexy heat!

Character Chemistry: They’re well-matched from the first witty clash

Plot: A book reviewer/writer pans a famous football player’s book and puts his new restaurant venture at risk – both are in the middle of critical shifts in their careers. If they can team up to help one another, they’ll both benefit…but only if they can keep their sizzling romance under control.

Overall: Loved the chemistry and characters, but the climactic moment was a little sudden and unexplained for me

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Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata (2015)

Heat Factor: Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooow burn

Character Chemistry: They’re such good soccer besties!

Plot: Women’s soccer star befriends former men’s soccer star coach

Overall: This is a pretty good enemies to friends to lovers romance. But it’s also 570 pages.

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