Recommended Read, Review

Review: Refuge by Willa J. Brand (2020)

Heat Factor: Smoulder, smoulder my friends (but behind closed doors)

Character Chemistry: They just kind of systematically click on every level from the first moment.

Plot: Taylor is escaping an abusive marriage with her infant son when her car breaks down in Montana. When she’s rescued and hired by a local rancher, she ends up meeting the rancher’s wife’s brother, Owen, whose steady and secure nature is kind of exactly what she needs.

Overall: This book is SO well done–the worry over Taylor’s precarious and abusive situation, the warmth from the ranchers and the beauty of Montana…it’s really good stuff.

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Review: A Cowboy for Keeps by Laura Drake (2020)

Chestnut Creek #3

Heat Factor: It’s not like a bell pepper but I certainly wouldn’t call it a ghost pepper either.

Character Chemistry: It’s a slow dance with some initial foot stomping.

Plot: Lorelei West and Reese St. James learn their respective siblings died in a car accident leaving behind a surprise baby. Together they have to figure out how to navigate both their new responsibility and their budding feelings for one another.

Overall: It’s a classic “poor woman saved by rich guy” type situation with a lot of curveballs.

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Review: A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon (2020)

Cowboys of California, Book #1

Heat Factor: Definitely not closed door, but I wouldn’t say explicit either

Character Chemistry: I’m going to have to quit reading second chance romance because the “I’m so sexually attracted to you but I really can’t get over my emotional baggage” just does not work for me.

Plot: see above but toss in a healthy dose of amnesia

Overall: I’m not sure emotional maturity is a good fit for a second chance romance

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Review: Sir Loin of Beef by Vanessa Vale (2018)

Grade-A Beefcakes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Two dicks for the price of one!

Character Chemistry: She is The One. Our boners tell us so. 

Plot: Calling it a plot is a stretch.

Overall: This is an erotic romance about two men who share a woman, and leave the curtains open as they do the deed in the living room. 

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Review: Jake’s Redemption by Jamie Schulz (2019)

The Angel Eyes Series, Prequel

Heat Factor: Let’s fix your sexual trauma by having sex! 

Character Chemistry: She literally owns him.

Plot: There’s a lot going on, and also kind of nothing at all. 

Overall: Unfortunately, this book committed the cardinal sin of being not that fun.

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