Recommended Read, Review

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: The Highlander and the Governess by Michelle Willingham (2019)

Untamed Highlanders, Book #1

Heat Factor: Thought it was going to be totally innocent. Was totally wrong.

Character Chemistry: Do pieces of cardboard have chemistry?

Plot: Woe is me, I must marry for $$$

Overall: zzz

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Review: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas (2019)

The Ravenels, Book 5

Reviews of previous books in the series: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4

Heat Factor: It’s a slow warmup, but when it gets going, it really goes

Character Chemistry: It acts like hate to love, but it’s really just getting to know and like what you see in another person

Plot: Does she hate him? Is he not good enough for her? Does she face a threat? So many options here

Overall: I was looking forward to this one, and I was not disappointed

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Review: Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick (2019)

Royal Highlander, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not so much

Character Chemistry: It works in that “let’s get married after we’ve talked 4 times” sort of context

Plot: I don’t even know what to tell you

Overall: Historical Fiction? Yes… Romance? … Ehhhh…

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Review: Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James (2019)

The Wildes of Lindow Castle, Book 4

Heat Factor: There is an involved encounter after promises and declarations are made

Character Chemistry: Bickering besties

Plot: Not a great trope, further reading works us out of some of the trope traps

Overall: A fun read, but not inspiring the post-read glow of older EJ novels

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