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Review: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas (2019)

The Ravenels, Book 5

Reviews of previous books in the series: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4

Heat Factor: It’s a slow warmup, but when it gets going, it really goes

Character Chemistry: It acts like hate to love, but it’s really just getting to know and like what you see in another person

Plot: Does she hate him? Is he not good enough for her? Does she face a threat? So many options here

Overall: I was looking forward to this one, and I was not disappointed

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Review: Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen (1986)

Shout out to Tina, an early reader of our blog, for the recommendation! 

Heat Factor: The vast majority of the sex is extremely sordid

Character Chemistry: Distinct power imbalance

Plot: The realities of a May-December romance

Overall: This book is not for the faint of heart

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Review: Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James (2019)

The Wildes of Lindow Castle, Book 4

Heat Factor: There is an involved encounter after promises and declarations are made

Character Chemistry: Bickering besties

Plot: Not a great trope, further reading works us out of some of the trope traps

Overall: A fun read, but not inspiring the post-read glow of older EJ novels

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Review: The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (2015)

Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 1

Heat Factor: Lots of cunnilingus. I can get behind this. 

Character Chemistry: “We don’t even like each other!”

Plot: She needs a ride to Mayfair, so she stows away in his carriage. And ends up going all the way to Cumbria. Whoops. (Basically: Almost to Scotland. We all know what happens when you go to Scotland in Regency Smut.) 

Overall: A really fun read, despite some of the “No YOU deserve better” nonsense that occurs.

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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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