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Review: Her Pretend Christmas Date by Jackie Lau (2020)

Cider Bar Sisters, Book 2.5

Review of Cider Bar Sisters Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: There’s only one (twin) bed!

Character Chemistry: I, like Julie, would very much like to be the one person who gets to see the uptight man with his tie off and his top button unbuttoned. Oh la la!

Plot: Younger sister with irregular job feels like a disappointment to her parents and lies to them about a man with whom she had a terrible date but whom they would love. So she ends up inviting him to Christmas, of course!

Overall: Well now I want to have a romantic ice skating date and a baking competition

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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau (2019)

Holidays with the Wongs, Book 1

Heat Factor: It starts with a pretty hot one-night stand, but it’s also not heavily detailed

Character Chemistry: “I really kind of wish I hadn’t let that one-night stand just be a one-night stand.”

Plot: Two adults have one-night stand. Oops! Same two adults are set up on dates with different people at a family Thanksgiving dinner. 

Overall: Totally warm fuzzy cute fun

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Review: His Grumpy Childhood Friend by Jackie Lau (2020)

The Cider Bar Sisters, Book 2

Heat Factor: Fake dates, real sexytimes

Character Chemistry: Mike is so so in love with Charlotte

Plot: Charlotte decides she wants dating lessons, randomly runs into her childhood best friend at a bar, asks him to teach her how to date. He agrees, despite his lack of experience. 

Overall: More angst than I was expecting, but still an utterly charming read.

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Review: Her Big City Neighbor by Jackie Lau (2020)

Cider Bar Sisters, Book 1

Heat Factor: Yup, there is some boning.

Character Chemistry: “Why is she trying to be my friend? She is so perky!”

Plot: Amy moves to the Big City, enthusiastically embraces Big City Life…and her new neighbor. 

Overall: This is some A+ grumpy/sunshine action and it’s just what I needed.

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Review: Immortal Born by Lynsay Sands (2019)

Argeneau Series, Book #30

Heat Factor: Excepting that they have to stay joined for a half hour, it’s not super sexy

Character Chemistry: A little bit of fated mates, so we’re so-so here 

Plot: Immortal flies in to meet his maybe life mate, is embroiled in all her problems with other rogue immortals

Overall: I was so delighted by the Argeneaux that I am gutted that this book relies on a homophobic characterization

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