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Review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (2020)

Heat Factor: Oliver has some stern daddy energy, and I am here 👏 for 👏 it! 👏👏👏

Character Chemistry: These two beautiful wrecks gave me butterflies

Plot: “My life is a bit of a mess, and a fake relationship will possibly help me fix it. Or complicate it. Or make it so much better.” 

Overall: I stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish this book and didn’t even realize it. And I wish I could both devour it again and slowly savor it.

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Review: Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec and Andi Arndt (2019)

Heat Factor: Primarily present to contribute to hilarity

Character Chemistry: Brent is a cinnamon roll and Heidi is a delightful mess

Plot: Shy woman accidentally begins journey of self-discovery after drinking too much wine and starting a podcast.

Overall: I die.

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Review: Bad Keys by J.B. Curry (2019)

Heat Factor: They almost bang on a piano.

Character Chemistry: She brings out his long-suppressed inner alpha – and they both like it. Too bad they are soooooo terrrrrrible at communicating. 

Plot: An outrageous caper.

Overall: I enjoyed myself immensely, with one small caveat.

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Review: The Gift by Julie Garwood (1991)

Crown’s Spies, Book 3

Heat Factor: Initial consent is dubious at best, but after that both parties are all about it, and so am I.

Character Chemistry: That thing where a super alpha submits to a naive, innocent, young woman. 

Plot: They were married as children. He kidnaps her to get some land. She convinces him that he loves her. And destroys his scary pirate ship with a parasol. In other words: Completely Bonkers. 

Overall: If you are Bodice Ripper Curious, The Gift is not a bad place to start.

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Review: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson (2004)

Undead, Book 1

Heat Factor: There is some kinky stuff.

Character Chemistry: “You are so annoying! I am attracted to you and angry about it.” 

Plot: Betsy turns 30, gets fired, dies, and then rises as the Vampire Queen. Let’s just say she’s having a rough week. 

Overall: Fun and fluffy, with a couple of laugh out loud moments. Perfect escapism.

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