Review

Review: The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery by G.L. Carriger (2019)

Heat Factor: Explicit M/M action. Where one of the characters is an alien with erogenous prehensile hair. I would call it hentai adjacent. (Mom, please do NOT Google hentai.) (Note: After writing this, I Googled hentai, and according to Wikipedia, I am using the term incorrectly. What I mean is: Tentacles.)

Character Chemistry: Sudden.

Plot: Alien and Space Station Detective bone and also solve a mystery.

Overall: Started charming, ended preachy.

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Review: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (2020)

The Boyfriend Project, Book #1

Heat Factor: Perfectly suited the relationship

Character Chemistry: Usually I don’t miss the uncertainty of new romance, but the joyful comfort between these two made me a bit nostalgic.

Plot: After being catfished, Samiah decides to prioritize working only on her non-romantic life goals. Meanwhile, Daniel is on an undercover assignment to crack a case for the Treasury Department.

Overall: Solid and satisfying

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Review: Strong Enough by Cardeno C. (2013)

Family Collection, Book 2

Review of Family Collection, Book 4

Heat Factor: There is so much sex, but it’s so emotional.

Character Chemistry: It’s instant but also nurturing.

Plot: Young, assertive electrician ogles older professor, who ogles him back, thinking that’s the sum of the relationship. But young, assertive electrician has other ideas.

Overall: This book is so low key and so snuggly.

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Review: Wanted, a Gentleman; Or, Virtue Over-Rated by K.J. Charles (2017)

Heat Factor: Oh no! There’s only ONE BED! (Too bad we forgot to bring lube.) 

Character Chemistry: I completely bought both the immediate sexual attraction and the slowly burgeoning friendship. 

Plot: We must stop this elopement!

Overall: This is the perfect book.

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Review: Ghosting: A Love Story by Tash Skilton (2020)

Heat Factor: Almost but not quite fade to black

Character Chemistry: They actually had pretty good sparring partners chemistry

Plot: You’ve Got Mail meets Cyrano de Bergerac plus other stuff going on

Overall: Fun-with-a-lot-of-caveats

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