Review, The Duke Project

Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (2013)

The Third Rule of Scoundrels

Thanks to Susan Craig for the recommendation! I was looking for inspiration for The Duke Project, and Temple is, indeed, a prime specimen of Duke-ish-ness.

Heat Factor: Simmering 

Character Chemistry: Sizzling

Plot: You ruined my life, and now I will have my revenge!

Overall: Well executed, but I couldn’t get over the initial premise

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Review: Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (2020)

Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 4

Heat Factor: Their first kiss was boring

Character Chemistry: Hate and love are two sides of the same coin

Plot: It’s marketed as Steampunk Cinderella but it’s more enemies-to-lovers / bodyguard / road trip

Overall: DNF at 50%. I was slogging and then just couldn’t take it any more when Gus-Gus the friendly pumpkin farmer appeared.

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: An Irresistible Force by Rosanna Leo (2020)

Handymen, Book 2

Review of Handymen, Book 1

Heat Factor: I mean, there are handcuffs in the first few pages.

Character Chemistry: Steamy, steamy, and with a shared trauma that they turn into something really good.

Plot: Bernie’s childhood haven is being sold by her horrible uncle, who is the mentor of TV landscaper Eli Zorn. When the property is selected by Eli’s show to be rehabbed, Bernie handcuffs herself to the house and refuses to leave. Eli needs the rehab for his career; Bernie needs the house for her nonprofit. WHAT WILL HAPPEN??

Overall: This series rocks, and #2 is just as strong as #1.

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Rant, Review

Review: The Revolutionary and the Rogue by Blake Ferre (2020)

Heat Factor: The fire is banked.

Character Chemistry: It’s that snapping, snarling: “I hate you and everything you stand for, so why am I so horny around you?”

Plot: Trying to keep everyone’s heads attached to their bodies during the Reign of Terror

Overall: This book would have benefited significantly from better editing.

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s a slow and scorching burn

Character Chemistry: It comes on slow and then BAM

Plot: Megan and Scarlett were BEST friends but had a falling out. When their old friend begs them to attend her wedding in Quebec, they agree to pool resources in order to roadtrip there. And boom goes the dynamite.

Overall: This book had me up until 2 am and I wasn’t even mad about it.

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