Review

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: 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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Review: Billionaire Dragon’s Nanny by Brittany White (2020)

Irish Dragon Shifter Brothers, Book #1

Heat Factor: Who cares about sex?! (Though it wasn’t too shabby, TBH)

Character Chemistry: I mean, why wouldn’t you invite a homeless woman to live with you and take care of your child 10 minutes after meeting her?

Plot: COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS

Overall: I’m so delighted by the existence of this book

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Review: The Duke Effect by Sophie Jordan (2020)

The Rogue Files, Book 7

Heat Factor: It didn’t get cracking until about 50% of the way through the book and then it was just nothing to inferno in about one chapter.

Character Chemistry: They’re both a bit straight-laced but with this undercurrent of rebelliousness and it works.

Plot: Nora trained extensively under the tutelage of her now-deceased physician father and has become a talented healer who corresponds with those in need of help under her father’s name in secret. The soon-to-be Duke of Birchwood seeks Dr. Langley’s help only to find out about Nora’s deceit. Desperate to right herself in his eyes and save her reputation, she pushes Constantine to allow her to help him, and then they get all hot and bothered and so will you.

Overall: I was SO CLOSE to writing this one off and then I hit 50% of the way through it and hooooo buddy…Sophie Jordan just lit the whole thing on fire.

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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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