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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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Review: Humbugged by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente (2019)

Happy Cat, Book 4

Heat Factor: Well someone turned up the oven because it’s HOT IN HERE

Character Chemistry: He’s goofy and charming, and she’s trying to resist (but doesn’t want to). It’s so futile and so cute.

Plot: It’s Christmas in Happy Cat, Georgia, and Noelle is determined to stay single and start a successful bakery in a new place. But Clint is determined to win her over, and keep her safe from whatever nonsense is going on in the bakery whenever she’s not looking. 

Overall: It’s hilarious and adorable and sexy – an all around great Christmas read.

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Review: Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters (2019)

Heat Factor: Think Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn or Humphrey Bogart/Audrey Hepburn

Character Chemistry: Subtle but present

Plot: Woman makes a fool of herself repeatedly and then finds her voice

Overall: SO FUN

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Review: Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale (2016)

Keeping up with the Cavendishes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sparks

Character Chemistry: You are dreadful! I hate you. Wait. Maybe I don’t hate you? I certainly don’t hate your kisses.  

Plot: Pride and Prejudice, with a few deviations. 

Overall: I did a lot of snort-laughing.

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