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Review: The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (2019)

Heat Factor: There’s a fire but it’s not figurative.

Character Chemistry: They’re well-matched personalities

Plot: Woman is suddenly widowed shortly after marrying the wrong man for the wrong reasons and blames herself for it. After reuniting with her brother at his business in the wild, heathen San Francisco settlement, she starts to fall for his best friend. Meanwhile, mysteries ensue.

Overall: Like my teen years, this one’s got some issues.

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Review: The Duke of Distraction by Darcy Burke (2019)

The Untouchables, Book 12 of 12

Heat Factor: So very steamy.   

Character Chemistry: It’ll getcha.

Plot: Lady enlists her brother’s best gentleman friend to help her find a husband she’ll love (and who will support her budding millinery business)–Gentleman swears he’ll never marry. WHAT COULD GO WRONG.

Overall: Really expected this one to fall into the same predictable trope, but it was surprisingly fresh.

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Review: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2016)

Rokesby Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Low heat, all the butterflies

Character Chemistry: present and accounted for

Plot: You’ve been a thorn in my side for my entire life, how could I possibly be in love with you?

Overall: Finally, a JQ in the old style

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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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