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Review: Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton (2020)

Kilty Pleasures, Book #1

Heat Factor: My glasses are foggy

Character Chemistry: These guys are totally adorable, made more so together

Plot: PhD student studying delusions motors around Scotland with a PhD who lost his position because he talks to ghosts

Overall: Got bored with the sex, but the relationship was ACES

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Review: Strictly Come Dating by Kathryn Freeman (2020)

Heat Factor: More of a Viennese Waltz than a Tango

Character Chemistry: I liked that they didn’t try to fight it

Plot: He’s a 27-yo free spirit, she’s a 37/38-yo obsessed with structure, so of course forced proximity leads to a “fling”

Overall: I was mostly able to let go of people being messy and enjoy a charming romance, but there were some latent value judgements I didn’t like

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Review: Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday (2020)

Matchmaker Bay, Book 2

Heat Factor: The perfect amount of spice – that sweet spot where there’s enough sex so it’s sexy, but not so much sex that it’s erotic romance

Character Chemistry: I absolutely believe that Jake and Nora are best friends. 

Plot: Big City Doctor moves to Small Town, Befriends Local Hermit. With Benefits. But also, this is a story about grief and finding love where you least expect it and letting yourself feel.

Overall: I am an emotional mess and I loved every minute of it.

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Review: Forbidden Desire: Kidnapped by an Alien Sex Goddess by Robin Lovett (2020)

Planet of Desire, Book 4

Heat Factor: She has three clitorises! Uh… three clitori!

Character Chemistry: Graven is awkward and thoughtful and it’s pretty cute.

Plot: “I will heal you with my magic vagina!” Literally, not figuratively. 

Overall: I had some qualms.

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Review: More than Neighbors by Shannon Stacey (2020)

Blackberry Bay, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s a little more heart-centered than…pants-centered

Character Chemistry: The chemistry and connection is obvious from the first page with these two

Plot: Meredith is a wealthy widowed mother who moves back home to Blackberry Bay with her young daughter to start over. Cam has been living in his newly discovered (and deceased) birth grandmother’s lake house and is uncovering his origins when he starts to enjoy being drawn closer to his neighbor and her daughter.

Overall: This book was a cover to cover hit. Real characters, great setting, magnetic chemistry, and perfect pace.

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