Review

Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale (2014)

Bad Boys and Wallflowers, Book 3

Heat Factor: A scene where they masturbate together is spectacular

Character Chemistry: Prudence is terrified of men, but John wins her over. 

Plot: Prudence and John are both stuck in an inn because it’s raining. (Rain! In England! Shocker!) 

Overall: Despite a rocky start, this book delivers

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Review: Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata (2015)

Heat Factor: Not completely, but pretty chaste

Character Chemistry: “OMG! Does he like me?!?!” “Girl, he’s so into you!”

Plot: Please see Character Chemistry

Overall: This book is high school. 

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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: A Widow’s Guide to Scandal by Hallie Alexander (2020)

Sons of Neptune, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sometimes you gotta bang on the kitchen floor

Character Chemistry: They are really mean to each other, but they seem to like it

Plot: Marcus breaks his ankle fixing Henrietta’s roof, and is stuck in her house while he heals. Plus there’s some light espionage action. 

Overall: I had some problems with the writing style

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Review: Refuge by Willa J. Brand (2020)

Heat Factor: Smoulder, smoulder my friends (but behind closed doors)

Character Chemistry: They just kind of systematically click on every level from the first moment.

Plot: Taylor is escaping an abusive marriage with her infant son when her car breaks down in Montana. When she’s rescued and hired by a local rancher, she ends up meeting the rancher’s wife’s brother, Owen, whose steady and secure nature is kind of exactly what she needs.

Overall: This book is SO well done–the worry over Taylor’s precarious and abusive situation, the warmth from the ranchers and the beauty of Montana…it’s really good stuff.

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