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Review: His Secretary’s Nine-Month Notice by Cathy Williams (2020)

Heat Factor: She’s a virgin with a magic vagina, folks

Character Chemistry: I’m not at all convinced because I had no insight into their relationship

Plot: Not what you’d expect

Overall: I was bored.

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Review: Holding Pattern by Jennifer W. Smith (2020)

Landing in Love, Book #2

Heat Factor: closed door

Character Chemistry: Instant tingles → “I haven’t felt this way in forever…or ever.”

Plot: Billionaire entrepreneur needs to chill out, lobsterman can help with that

Overall: Easy breezy

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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: A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon (2020)

Cowboys of California, Book #1

Heat Factor: Definitely not closed door, but I wouldn’t say explicit either

Character Chemistry: I’m going to have to quit reading second chance romance because the “I’m so sexually attracted to you but I really can’t get over my emotional baggage” just does not work for me.

Plot: see above but toss in a healthy dose of amnesia

Overall: I’m not sure emotional maturity is a good fit for a second chance romance

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Review: Pharaoh’s Bed by Mukami Ngari (2019)

Nubia Love Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Not exactly closed door, but not particularly 

Character Chemistry: They’re reincarnated lovers so not much opportunity for chemistry growth

Plot: Pharaoh kidnaps rebellious vassal prince’s bride before marriage is consummated…but they were lovers in a past life

Overall: Has some good meat but tells rather than shows

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Review: Respect for Christmas by Grace Burroughs (2016)

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: She’s jaded after years of being the most sought-after courtesan in London, but he makes her feel sparks

Plot: Two lonely souls are traveling to Oxfordshire. Their coachmen intervene to keep them together as long as possible. 

Overall: Moderately heartwarming, but no butterflies

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Review: The Fifth Day of Christmas by Betty Neels (1971)

The fabulous Miss Bates Reads Romance is in the process of reading and reviewing Betty Neels’ entire oeuvre of romance novels. Inspired to check out some of Neels’ work, I picked up this one on Miss Bates’ recommendation.

Heat Factor: Sneak attack kisses!

Character Chemistry: Our hero is an enigma, so it’s hard to tell

Plot: Young nurse cares for malicious patient, falls for doctor

Overall: Take off your feminist hat before you read this book

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