Review

Review: Trashed by Mia Hopkins (2019)

Eastside Brewery, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s hot friends. SUPER hot.

Character Chemistry: Very much based on sexual chemistry

Plot: Eddie’s bad decisions impact his life all over the place, but he’s having some difficulty extracting himself from them

Overall: I enjoyed this much more for Eddie’s growth arc than for the romance

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Review: Trouble and Strife by Lara Kinsey (2020)

Chances Limited, Book 2

Heat Factor: Lots of foreplay, minimal penetration. Still steamy. 

Character Chemistry: Elizabeth and Sidney treat each other really well and it’s very sweet. 

Plot: For a book called “Trouble and Strife”, this novella was remarkably low-key. There was very little tension or conflict or drama. 

Overall: I inhaled this book and wished it were longer.

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Review: Rash and Rationality by Ellen Mint (2020)

Happily Ever Austen, Book 2

Heat Factor: The sex scenes come late, but I was legit fanning myself. 

Character Chemistry: Believable best friends with confusing pants feelings.

Plot: Gender swapped Sense and Sensibility. But only the Marianne / Willoughby / Colonel Brandon bit. 

Overall: The Official Austen Retelling Expert at The Smut Report Approves.

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Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee (2020)

Heat Factor: They have a one night stand and then several weeks of the most severely comical sex interruptions.

Character Chemistry: Instalust. 

Plot: It’s a lot. 

Overall: More like: A Hot Mess.

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Review: A Good Man by Rosanna Leo (2020)

Handymen, Book 1

Heat Factor: Steamy, but also very vulnerable and sweet

Character Chemistry: “Hello, I’m–SO INTO YOU”

Plot: Handyman/DIY Reality Star Michael almost immediately pegs his new featured couple as being half repulsive/shady and half his future wife. But while Emily leans on Michael to recover from the dumpster fire that was her ex, Michael ends up struggling with a secret trauma that threatens to torch his life and budding relationship.

Overall: This book was really, really awesome. I love a couple who knows how to take care of one another when they’re vulnerable!

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