Review

Review: Did Not Finish by Nicola Marsh (2022)

Heat Factor: fades to gray 

Character Chemistry: Not sure we get enough push-pull when he hates her (but really not) and they hop into bed by 35%

Plot: Mia is a professional reviewer and aspiring writer who wins a spot at Axel’s writing workshop. Axel is furious with Mia for writing a mean review about his alter ego’s book because he needs the extra income stream. They get snowed in.

Overall: Their fight seemed a bit ridiculous when they were so ethically messy from, like, page one

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Review: So This Is Christmas by Jenny Holiday (2022)

A Princess for Christmas, Book #3

Review of A Princess for Christmas Book #1, Book #2

Heat Factor: Two encounters toward the end of the book

Character Chemistry: Two obviously compatible people working against each other because of external circumstances 

Plot: Modernization vs tradition, fought out against a backdrop of twee mountain villages.

Overall: Do you like competence porn? If so, this is the book for you

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Review: Constitution Check by Katherine McIntyre (2022)

Dungeons and Dating, Book #4

Reviews of previous books in Dungeons and Dating: Book #1, Book #2, Book #3

Heat Factor: Sex in an alley. Sex in a public bathroom stall. Eventually they even make it to a bed.

Character Chemistry: My trauma recognizes your trauma.

Plot: We said we’re keeping this casual and so we will but do we really want to?

Overall: There’s a very specific dynamic here where the characters are very up in their heads. If that’s a thing you like, then you’ll probably like this.

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Review: Enemies with Benefits by Roxie Noir (2019)

Loveless Brothers, Book #1

Review of Loveless Brothers, Book #3

Heat Factor: Once they get going, boy do they go

Character Chemistry: That thing where they argue all the time but their competition also pushes them both to do and be better

Plot: “I definitely don’t think he’s attractive.”

“I definitely don’t want to kiss her.”

“We’re definitely not having sex.”

“He’s definitely not my boyfriend.”

“I’m definitely not in love with her.”

“Nope. Definitely not.”

Overall: Did I immediately read Book #2 in the series? Yes, yes I did.

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Review: Figure of Speech by Kasha Thompson (2022)

Heat Factor: The whole middle of the book is pretty much sex.

Character Chemistry: feelings are annoying

Plot: The new White House Press Secretary worked with the president once many years ago. This time he’s not about to let her get away.

Overall: I was put off by the way the president was initially represented (it’s single POV from Clover), and that kind of snowballed with other things as I continued to read

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