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Review: The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller (2021)

Sequel to The Widow of Rose House

Heat Factor: There’s a flame, but it’s more docile wood stove than raging inferno. 

Character Chemistry: They really like each other, but are holding back. 

Plot: Amelie has made a safe life for herself and her younger sister—and then Benedict comes back to Paris after twelve years away.

Overall: I really liked this book. A lot.

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Review: An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale (2020)

Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 3

Review of Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 2

Heat Factor: They may think they’re each meeting fire with fire but really they’re just one big sexy inferno

Character Chemistry: I wanted them to get there so, so badly and audibly said “YES!” when they did.

Plot: Two unstoppable titans of business come head to head across the street from one another — he, the self-made man determined to destroy her family’s business and she, the wiser, stronger, natural-born leader of her family’s empire. 

Overall: If you want to walk away from a steamy romance standing taller and looking deeply satisfied, you should definitely read this.

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Review: The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (2019)

Heat Factor: Steamy

Character Chemistry: Opposites attract in the best way

Plot: Scandalous Widow wants to renovate haunted house, hires ghost hunter to de-hauntify

Overall: This Gothic Romantic Comedy was wonderful. I was utterly captivated.

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Review: Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale (2019)

Gilded Age Girls Club, Book 2

Heat Factor: Their first kiss is distinctly underwhelming, but don’t worry! It gets much better.

Character Chemistry: Completely believable, as enemies and as friends and as lovers

Plot: Our parents want us to get married, so let’s have a fake engagement to get them off our backs! Seems like a solid plan.

Overall: Fun AND fabulous AND feminist! Definitely worth reading.

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Review: A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson (2014)

Lone Star Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: Chaste

Character Chemistry: They say that they have fallen in love, but I’m not sure when that happened because they have very few interactions, even though they’re already married.

Plot: It did not go where I expected it to

Overall: Interesting read, but not a satisfying romance novel.

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