Review

Review: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (2013)

Heat Factor: Mostly pining

Character Chemistry: Alana has a major boner for the ship, and a minor boner for the captain

Plot: Alana stows away on a ship whose crew is searching for her sister; many adventures ensue

Overall: This book was really slow and also really trippy

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Review: Just Like That by Cole McCade (2020)

Albin Academy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Pretty sure my couch is just a pile of ashes now

Character Chemistry: Holy forking shirtballs! Yes!

Plot: Not-put-together man needs to figure himself out, too-put-together man needs to address his emotions.

Overall: Cole McCade can rip my guts out and give me a massive book hangover anytime.

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Review: Spice and Smoke by Suleikha Snyder (2012)

Bollywood Confidential, Book 1

Heat Factor: Based on the blurb, I was honestly expecting more sex (or kinkier sex?) than there was. There is definitely sex, but no group activities. 

Character Chemistry: Lots of sexual attraction

Plot: More like three short stories than one cohesive novella

Overall: In an author’s note to the current edition, Snyder refers to this book as “banana-pants” and she is not wrong.

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Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (2020)

The Brown Sisters, Book 2

Review of The Brown Sisters, Book 1

Heat Factor: Unapologetically sexy

Character Chemistry: Zaf is a book boyfriend. 

Plot: Friends → Fake Relationship → Boning → Meltdown

Overall: This book made me melt.

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Anthology Review: The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology (2015)

Heat Factor: Hot, tender, touching, strong, hopeful

Character Chemistry: All four couples have undeniable and complicated chemistry.

Plot: Four stories of love and hope entwined with Juneteenth–each story set in a slightly different time period, each story SO historically and emotionally vivid.

Overall: This is an absolutely phenomenal MUST read — it’s going to hit you right in the “feels” and stay there.

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