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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: Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye by Jacquelyn Middleton (2020)

Heat Factor:

Character Chemistry: He is a super Star Wars fan. Her name is Leia. Need I say more? (She hates Star Wars.) But in all seriousness, they obviously really like each other.

Plot: Low drama, high angst

Overall: There was a lot to like about this book, but the writing style didn’t work for me.

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Review: A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday (2020)

Heat Factor: Holy arm porn, batman! Plus: 🍆🍆🍆

Character Chemistry: Checks every box

Plot: Hallmark Christmas Special, complete with twee alpine monarchy 

Overall: I am cackling with glee

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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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