Review

Review: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks (2011)

McCabe Trilogy, Book #1

Heat Factor: There’s a blazing fire to keep you nice and warm

Character Chemistry: It works. Amazing sex definitely helps.

Plot: Heiress kidnapped by Bad Man, married “for her own protection” to badass Highland laird

Overall: Classic Highlander bodice ripper

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Review: Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai (2018)

Forbidden Hearts, Book 3

Heat Factor: For as raunchy as the sex is, there is not nearly enough of it.

Character Chemistry: They are too busy having Feelings about their Complicated Family Drama to actually interact that much.

Plot: She’s had a crush on him since forever. He’s had a crush on her since…last month. Now they are in a wedding together at a secluded cabin in the woods. 

Overall: Too. Much. Angst. 

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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase (2015)

The Dressmakers Series, Book #4

Heat Factor: Emotional heat > sexual heat

Character Chemistry: Absolutely

Plot: An unequal match to fight for and a dastardly villain to fight against

Overall: This one might be a guilty pleasure

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Review: His Rebellious Lass by Callie Hutton (2019)

Scottish Hearts Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: There is sex.

Character Chemistry: Please, tell me again how you don’t want to be attracted to each other.

Plot: Let’s put everything we can into one story.

Overall: Slather it on with a spatula. The big sort for icing sheet cakes.

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