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Review: The Professor Next Door by Jackie Lau (2021)

Cider Bar Sisters, Book #3

Reviews of Cider Bar Sisters, Book #1, Book #2, and Bonus Novella #2.5

Heat Factor: So many toys! So much being filled! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Character Chemistry: David is a stern brunch daddy (OMG!!!!)

Plot: She’s figuring out that maybe she’s growing out of the last phase of her life, he’s pining real hard for a seemingly unattainable future, they’re neighbors with benefits

Overall: I finished this book and then texted Ingrid and Holly: “I love Jackie Lau”

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Review: Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh (2018)

Hard Play, Book #2

Review of Hard Play, Book #1, Book #3

Heat Factor: OMG! They’re both virgins!!! Love it!

Character Chemistry: If my LI frowned and told me that something I described as romantic wasn’t romantic, it was simply a spouse listening to a spouse’s needs and taking care of them, I would be like, “Let’s just schedule that wedding right now, then, so you can start taking care of me.

Plot: Nayna is really going through a quarter-life crisis. Raj is hoping he can hang on for the ride.

Overall: The (everyday) romance of this book is AMAZING

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Review: Truth or Dare by Danielle Allen (2020)

Heat Factor: This game of “truth or dare” got p-r-e-t-t-y daring

Character Chemistry: More told than shown, at least until they start with the sexytimes

Plot: Longtime friends meet up at wedding and play a game of “truth or dare” that changes everything

Overall: There’s a lot of expository text, but the games they played were enough to keep me turning pages

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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau (2019)

Holidays with the Wongs, Book 1

Heat Factor: It starts with a pretty hot one-night stand, but it’s also not heavily detailed

Character Chemistry: “I really kind of wish I hadn’t let that one-night stand just be a one-night stand.”

Plot: Two adults have one-night stand. Oops! Same two adults are set up on dates with different people at a family Thanksgiving dinner. 

Overall: Totally warm fuzzy cute fun

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Review: Ten Week Turnabout by Amelia Rose (2020)

Heat Factor: HOT   

Character Chemistry: The bump along grumpily until they bump along quite happily

Plot: Ingrid (not me), a driven, smart, fierce New York transplant, runs into her high school dance date from Indiana at a work mixer. Noah, in New York on his summer break in an effort to make his brewery dream a reality, is immediately drawn to his “snooty” and slightly abrasive classmate.

Overall: I spent the whole time on the edge of my seat wondering how in the heck these two memorable characters were going to pull this off.

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