Review, The Duke Project

Review: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne (2019)

Devil You Know, Book 1

Heat Factor: There is a stupendous amount of very detailed foreplay

Character Chemistry: Their chemistry carries the book

Plot: Overcoming sexual trauma, with a heavy side of blackmail and death threats

Overall: The relationship is great, but the rest didn’t quite work for me

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Review: The Double Wager by Mary Balogh (1985)

Heat Factor: Like Georgette Heyer if there were ever a hint of sex in one of her books

Character Chemistry: it’s gonna be a tough sell, but it worked for me

Plot: Protagonists enter into separate wagers that result in marriage of (inadvertent) convenience

Overall: I don’t want to have this argument with Holly again

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Review: A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (2017)

Difficult Dukes, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s a good deal of yearning and burning

Character Chemistry: Aces: I’ve known who you are for years. Why did it take me so long to realize you’re my other half?

Plot: Runaway bride snares groom’s best friend, angst ensues

Overall: Loved it!

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Review: Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries (2019)

Duke Dynasty, Book 1

Heat Factor: I need a tall glass of milk, because this one is on FIRE.

Character Chemistry: He’s an upstanding dreamboat with a bad boy reputation, she never stood a chance (and neither did I).

Plot: A young duke meets up with his family of half-siblings and his mother when his step-father dies unexpectedly. The penniless cousin of his half-brother sweeps him off his feet. But, MURDER! But, INTRIGUE! But, SEXY WOODLAND ROMPS!

Overall: Pretty much crossed my fingers this would be a series by the close of the first chapter because I hope it never ends.

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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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