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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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Review: The Duke’s Regret by Catherine Kullman (2019)

The Duchess of Gracechurch Trilogy, Book 3

Heat Factor: Tame. There is a very sexy waltz, though. 

Character Chemistry: More introspection than interaction. 

Plot: Duke regrets lack of connection to wife and children, sets out to change his life. 

Overall: A quiet read. 

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Review: Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger (2016)

Supernatural Society, Book 1

Review of Supernatural Society, Book 2

Heat Factor: Heated moments are shrouded in euphemisms

Character Chemistry: Longing glances, “accidental” touches, and purposeful misunderstanding

Plot: Parlourmaid falls for wacky inventor, seduction ensues

Overall: A delightful read

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Review: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian (2017)

Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sexyness builds slowly, but it’s definitely there

Character Chemistry: Very sweet

Plot: Sea captain with unruly children gets childcare help from local vicar

Overall: Thumbs up. Especially recommended for people who love Governess stories with a twist.

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Review: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2018)

Rokesby Series, Book 3

Review of Rokesby Series Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: A tiny bit of heat, right at the very end

Character Chemistry: Banter

Plot: Kidnapped by pirates! Twice

Overall: The dialogue was too sparkling and overshadowed a good story

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