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Review: The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hilliard (2020)

Heat Factor: Spicy enough

Character Chemistry: He berates her and does angry seduction and she melts under his caresses, so you know I am ALL about it

Plot: She’s his bodyguard, but he thinks she’s an escort/con artist

Overall: Once I started pretending this book was published in 1980, my enjoyment increased dramatically

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Review: The Gift by Julie Garwood (1991)

Crown’s Spies, Book 3

Heat Factor: Initial consent is dubious at best, but after that both parties are all about it, and so am I.

Character Chemistry: That thing where a super alpha submits to a naive, innocent, young woman. 

Plot: They were married as children. He kidnaps her to get some land. She convinces him that he loves her. And destroys his scary pirate ship with a parasol. In other words: Completely Bonkers. 

Overall: If you are Bodice Ripper Curious, The Gift is not a bad place to start.

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Review: Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks (2011)

McCabe Trilogy, Book #3

Review of McCabe Trilogy Book #1, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s Maya Banks, so yeah, there’s a lot of the sex

Character Chemistry: He acts from duty, she acts from being annoyed

Plot: Arranged marriage, clan takeover, battle of wills

Overall: If you like a Highlander bodice ripper, you’ll probably like this

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Review: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks (2011)

McCabe Trilogy, Book #1

Heat Factor: There’s a blazing fire to keep you nice and warm

Character Chemistry: It works. Amazing sex definitely helps.

Plot: Heiress kidnapped by Bad Man, married “for her own protection” to badass Highland laird

Overall: Classic Highlander bodice ripper

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Review: Blue Velvet by Iris Johansen (1985)

Beau Lantry, Book 2

Heat Factor: Blazing sunshine on a tropical island paradise. Bring sunscreen!

Character Chemistry: Eh

Plot: They keep saying they are facing a lot of danger but the stakes never feel really high.

Overall: Holy Purple Prose, Batman!

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