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Review: Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson (2020)

Heat Factor: Moderate heat

Character Chemistry: Palpable sexual tension while they’re knitting together 

Plot: This is a light-hearted story about coming to terms with grief

Overall: I enjoyed myself immensely

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Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee (2020)

Heat Factor: They have a one night stand and then several weeks of the most severely comical sex interruptions.

Character Chemistry: Instalust. 

Plot: It’s a lot. 

Overall: More like: A Hot Mess.

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Review: A Good Duke is Hard to Find by Christina Britton (2020)

Isle of Synne, Book 1

Heat Factor: Blip on the radar

Character Chemistry: I am not buying what they’re selling

Plot: She’s for sale to the highest bidder for her father’s social advancement. He’s only interested in revenge. 

Overall: It must be me, because people seem to really like this book, but I just cannot

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Review: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (2013)

Heat Factor: Mostly pining

Character Chemistry: Alana has a major boner for the ship, and a minor boner for the captain

Plot: Alana stows away on a ship whose crew is searching for her sister; many adventures ensue

Overall: This book was really slow and also really trippy

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Review: Spice and Smoke by Suleikha Snyder (2012)

Bollywood Confidential, Book 1

Heat Factor: Based on the blurb, I was honestly expecting more sex (or kinkier sex?) than there was. There is definitely sex, but no group activities. 

Character Chemistry: Lots of sexual attraction

Plot: More like three short stories than one cohesive novella

Overall: In an author’s note to the current edition, Snyder refers to this book as “banana-pants” and she is not wrong.

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