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Review: Chick Magnet by Emma Barry (2023)

Heat Factor: They go to bed around two-thirds through, but it feels like an extremely slow burn

Character Chemistry: They recognize each other’s sadness

Plot: Vet falls for new neighbor (who happens to be a chicken influencer)

Overall: I’ll be honest, I was feeling kinda down when I finished this one

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Review: Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall (2022)

Winner Bakes All, Book #2

Review of Winner Bakes All, Book #1

Heat Factor: Tariq is waiting for marriage, and we’re going to respect that decision

Character Chemistry: They’ve got a cute grumpy-sunshine thing going on—when Paris can get out of his head

Plot: Paris and Tariq are both competing on Bake Expectations, and the internet casts Paris as the season’s villain.

Overall: Was this a difficult book for me to read? Yup, it sure was. Did I bad decision book club it anyway? Yup, I sure did.

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Review: Dance with the Devil by Kit Rocha (2022)

Mercenary Librarians, Book #3

Reviews of Mercenary Librarians, Book #1 and Book #2

Heat Factor: Hot enough

Character Chemistry: Dani and Rafe have had electric, elemental chemistry from the beginning of the series

Plot: Overthrowing an evil corporation and reinstating democracy, no big deal

Overall: I was honestly more invested in the dystopia plot than the romance

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Review: Constitution Check by Katherine McIntyre (2022)

Dungeons and Dating, Book #4

Reviews of previous books in Dungeons and Dating: Book #1, Book #2, Book #3

Heat Factor: Sex in an alley. Sex in a public bathroom stall. Eventually they even make it to a bed.

Character Chemistry: My trauma recognizes your trauma.

Plot: We said we’re keeping this casual and so we will but do we really want to?

Overall: There’s a very specific dynamic here where the characters are very up in their heads. If that’s a thing you like, then you’ll probably like this.

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Review: The Second First Chance by Mona Shroff (2022)

Heat Factor: Closed door

Character Chemistry: I have always loved you but can’t say anything because we have too much history and also our families do everything together

Plot: Dhillon doesn’t mind his damn business

Overall: This book commits the cardinal sin of being boring

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