Review

Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian (2017)

Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sexyness builds slowly, but it’s definitely there

Character Chemistry: Very sweet

Plot: Sea captain with unruly children gets childcare help from local vicar

Overall: Thumbs up. Especially recommended for people who love Governess stories with a twist.

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Review: Flirting with the Frenemy by Pippa Grant (2019)

Bro Code, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s steamy pretty much before you even get to know them

Character Chemistry: It starts with a bang and ends the same way

Plot: Ellie has a wedding and her ex is going to be there. Wyatt just wants to reconnect after the one night stand that resulted in Ellie’s traumatic car accident. Add pirates, Wyatt’s adorable son, and a cast of memorable characters and you have yourself the next series you won’t be able to put down.

Overall: Guys, I have a problem. It’s a Pippa Grant problem. I don’t want help.

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Review: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey (2019)

First Comes Love, Book 1

Heat Factor: Mildly steamy

Character Chemistry: Like an old pair of jeans

Plot: A widow starts a school and rubs a neighbor the wrong way…but then kind of the right way…

Overall: It’s cute, you’ll fall in love with the characters, it’s well-written. It’s a keeper.

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Review: Butterface by Avery Flynn (2018)

The Hartigans, Book 1

Heat Factor: Might need a firehose to put out the blaze

Character Chemistry: he has phenomenal arms and she’s adorable

Plot: Butterface kind of says it all, right?

Overall: Recommended if you’re looking for some arm porn, steamy love scenes, and avoidable romantic angst

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