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Review: Running Away with the Bride by Sophia Singh Sasson (2021)

Nights at the Mahal, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not super explicit

Character Chemistry: Instalove, but I bought it

Plot: Ethan crashes the wrong wedding, but the bride runs away with him anyways

Overall: Delightful

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Review: The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin (2013)

Tang Dynasty, Book #4

Heat Factor: A bit of sizzle.

Character Chemistry: Literal sparring partners. Like, with swords. 

Plot: Le Fing is a bandit. Han is a thief-catcher. He’s chasing her around China after she was maybe involved in stealing some jade. Then they team up because there is something bigger afoot. 

Overall: I gobbled this one up. Nom nom nom.

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Review: A Summer for Scandal by Lydia San Andres (2015)

Arroyo Blanco, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s a little bit of spice. 

Character Chemistry: Well, she dunks him in a lagoon at their first meeting, so I think we’re off to a great start! 

Plot: Emilia writes dirty stories under a pen name; Ruben writes scathing critiques of these stories under a pen name – and wants to write an exposé of the author. Banter and shenanigans ensue. 

Overall: The set up is so strong, but the ending felt rushed. 

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Review: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins (1996)

Heat Factor: It’s pretty steamy for a reasonably standard old school historical romance 

Character Chemistry: Galen makes Hester feel things. He also thinks she’s arresting.

Plot: Slave catchers are roving around, looking for our protagonists, in antebellum Michigan

Overall: The work this book does is really something special

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Review: Off Limits Attraction by Jayci Lee (2020)

Heirs of Hansol, Book 3

Review of Heirs of Hansol: Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: Some sexytimes, but nothing outrageous

Character Chemistry: Pretty darn good

Plot: Jihae and Colin work together to produce a movie. And have the hots for each other. But they have super complicated families. 

Overall: There were some amazing moments, but also some distracting head-scratchers.

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