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Review: Thief of my Heart by Karla Kratovil (2020)

Hearts of Stoneleigh Manor Book 2

Heat Factor: It’s way hotter than my usual fare.

Character Chemistry: So, they kiss in the first few pages and it’s pretty clear from then on they’re a good match.

Plot: Emma has a whole crew of siblings and dogs she’s responsible for after the unexpected death of her father. Her Uncle teaches her how to be a cat burglar, and she steals jewelry from the wealthy to keep their family afloat. HOWEVER. When she tries to steal a ruby necklace from the Duke of Gilchrest’s mother, she finds her plans foiled and then he turns out to be a really strong sort of cinnamon roll (a cinnamon cookie? A ginger snap? Should we make that a thing?) and everything unravels from there.

Overall: This book is so fresh and gripping–I could not put it down.

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Review: A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian (2019)

A Turner Series Novella

Heat Factor: Marshmallow toasting levels

Character Chemistry: Molly is just what Alice needs

Plot: Disgraced vicar’s daughter grows spine, learns art of blackmail

Overall: Good build up, abrupt resolution

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Review: Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean (2020)

Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 3

Review of Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 2

Heat Factor: Very sexy

Character Chemistry: If you’re looking for a 380-page grovel, you’ve come to the right place

Plot: Stay with me – He tried to kill her when they were kids – Stay with me! – Now he’s a fraudulent duke – Stay with me – And she’s the queen of the Covent Garden criminal underground

Overall: MacLean nailed the close on this trilogy.

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Review: Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau (2011)

Heat Factor: One extremely sexy F/F encounter

Character Chemistry: Slow to start, but they have their moments

Plot: Con artist infiltrates mining corporation in search of incriminating data, falls for boss

Overall: This is an excellent heist book and a middling romance

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Review: A Devil of a Duke by Madeline Hunter (2018)

Decadent Dukes Society, Book #2

Review of Decadent Dukes Society, Book 1

Heat Factor: Too. Much. Sex.

Character Chemistry: Does a relationship based on a lack of respect for boundaries and too much physicality ever work?

Plot: Honest thief meets horny duke

Overall: I cannot with the seducer / don’t want to be seduced dynamic

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