Recommended Read, Review

Review: Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s bordering on a slow burn, but not TOO slow.

Character Chemistry: There are so many ways these two are complimentary for one another that it’s hard to summarize.

Plot: Julia left NYC with her ex and moved to Dallas only to get dumped and left with a spacious apartment and a new job at a charitable foundation she absolutely loves. However–the consultant hired to take the company affiliated with the foundation public is super dreamy, etc, and it’s a big hot mess because Julia and Rocco want to make a big hot mess with each other while their jobs are on the line. It’s a whole thing. Hard to explain. Better just read it.

Overall: This book was really, really good and I highly recommend it.

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Review: Family Affair by Debbie Macomber (1994)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: Through the power of love, our heroine grows a spine

Plot: His cat knocks up her cat and she demands kitten support

Overall: Nothing terribly offensive, but nothing terribly interesting either

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Review: Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery (2018)

Happily Inc, Book 4

Heat Factor: One very detailed sex scene at about 30%. Everything else is closed door.

Character Chemistry: It’s fine.

Plot: Stuff happens, but I wouldn’t say there’s an overarching narrative arc.

Overall: Sweet but not all that impactful.

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Review: A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson (2014)

Lone Star Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: Chaste

Character Chemistry: They say that they have fallen in love, but I’m not sure when that happened because they have very few interactions, even though they’re already married.

Plot: It did not go where I expected it to

Overall: Interesting read, but not a satisfying romance novel.

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Review: Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James (2002)

Pleasures, Book 3

Heat Factor: On the steamy side of vanilla

Character Chemistry: A+ case of opposites attract

Plot: Too much

Overall: Beautiful prose, great characters, fabulous clothes

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