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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: Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole (2016)

Originally published in the anthology For Love and Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution.

Heat Factor: Just a little bit warm

Character Chemistry: Surprisingly believable emotional connection considering the length

Plot: Two enslaved Black people choose opposite sides in the Revolution and find themselves thrown together in a British encampment

Overall: The depth in this short story was marvelous

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Review: Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean (2020)

Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 3

Review of Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 2

Heat Factor: Very sexy

Character Chemistry: If you’re looking for a 380-page grovel, you’ve come to the right place

Plot: Stay with me – He tried to kill her when they were kids – Stay with me! – Now he’s a fraudulent duke – Stay with me – And she’s the queen of the Covent Garden criminal underground

Overall: MacLean nailed the close on this trilogy.

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Review: Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian (2020)

Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 3

Review of Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

Heat Factor: I’m waffling between “the door’s ajar” and “snuggled under a pile of blankets”

Character Chemistry: These two clearly adore each other

Plot: IDK, love is hard?

Overall: Character-driven, low-key, friends-to-lovers M/M snuggles

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Anthology Review: The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology (2015)

Heat Factor: Hot, tender, touching, strong, hopeful

Character Chemistry: All four couples have undeniable and complicated chemistry.

Plot: Four stories of love and hope entwined with Juneteenth–each story set in a slightly different time period, each story SO historically and emotionally vivid.

Overall: This is an absolutely phenomenal MUST read — it’s going to hit you right in the “feels” and stay there.

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