Review

Review: His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare (2019)

Heat Factor: PG-13…mostly

Character Chemistry: good enough to scratch the friends to lovers itch

Plot: Navigating a marriage of convenience between friends who are also secretly in love

Overall: a fluffy, fun read

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Review: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite (2019)

Feminine Pursuits, Book 1

Heat Factor: Seeing stars. Literally and figuratively. 

Character Chemistry: These two have a wonderful, supportive relationship.

Plot: Lady Scientist sets out to prove herself. Other scientists dismissive, but she finds a supportive Patroness and also True Love. 

Overall: Pretty darn great.

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Review: Last Night with the Earl by Kelly Bowen (2018)

Devils of Dover, Book 2

Heat Factor: The sex scenes are excellent and well-integrated 

Character Chemistry: They are both soooooo morally upright, so I guess they are perfect for each other

Plot: Earl presumed dead returns, runs into former friend’s former fiancée, woos her for himself

Overall: Not my favorite of Bowen’s oeuvre

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Recommended Read, Series Review

Series Review: Into the Wind by Jean Ferris (1996)

Heat Factor: Entry Level Hotness.

Character Chemistry: Immediate and dreamy. 

Plot: Epic adventure of self-discovery… and romance… on the high seas.

Overall: True love lasts a lifetime.

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Review: How to Cross a Marquess by Jane Ashford (2019)

Way to a Lord’s Heart, Book #3

Heat Factor: There’s some kissing of shoulders and some titillating undressing.

Character Chemistry: Enemies to lovers has unconvincing results.

Plot: They have to overcome their enmity…and also a crazy person at the end for good measure

Overall: My enjoyment was shaped like a Gaussian curve

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