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Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday (2021)

Matchmaker Bay, Book #3

Review of Matchmaker Bay, Book #2

Heat Factor: Mid-level steam

Character Chemistry: Their main hobbies are annoying each other / Serious Benedict and Beatrice energy / Everyone else can see it but them

Plot: Maya and Law have been at odds for years. And now they’re competing for a small-business grant. But also they are forming a secret friendship. 

Overall: This is straight-up a fun comedy, without the serious discussions of pain and grief and loss that characterize other books I’ve read by Jenny Holiday.

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Review: A Wolf After My Own Heart by MaryJanice Davidson (2021)

BeWere My Heart, Book 2

Review of BeWere My Heart, Book 1

Heat Factor: Barely there (though there is some closed door hanky panky just before the end)

Character Chemistry: “I’m weirdly driven to procreate with you” + antagonism in the mode of grumpy/sunshine

Plot: Non-shifter accidentally rescues child werebear and gets roped into all the were-CPS crime-solving shenanigans

Overall: If you like your books with a healthy dose of absurdity, this checks the box

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Review: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai (2021)

Modern Love, Book 3

Review of Modern Love, Book 2

Heat Factor: A little at the end, but nothing too spicy

Character Chemistry: They are pretty cute together 

Plot: Catfishing leads to friendship leads to fake engagement 

Overall: I enjoyed this one

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Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (2016)

Heat Factor: Pretty standard Zapata slow burn

Character Chemistry: It kinda wasn’t there and then all of a sudden it was?

Plot: Let’s have a marriage of convenience because of reasons

Overall: I liked it but I kinda don’t know why

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Review: Three-Way Split by Elia Winters (2018)

Comes in Threes, Book #1

Heat Factor: Holy Motherforking Shirtballs

Character Chemistry: I like to have sex with him, and you like to have sex with him, and I like to have sex with you, so how about we all have sex together? That sounds fun, right?

Plot: How can I be attracted to two people? Now how can this possibly be a fling between three people? Now I can’t possibly make myself vulnerable enough to be in a relationship, right?

Overall: OMG so many happy feels!

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