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Review: A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year by Jackie Lau (2019)

Holidays with the Wongs, Book #3

Review of Holidays with the Wongs, Book #1

Heat Factor: Oops! We kissed in the ice skating forest, so now we should probably also have all the sex…just to get it out of our system, of course

Character Chemistry: Apparently I’m a sucker for the best friends-but-one’s-secretly-in-love trope

Plot: Zach and Jo bonded over beers and broken engagements four years ago and have been friends ever since. After Zach’s family set up him and his siblings on dates at Thanksgiving, he won’t put it past them to do something wild at Chinese New Year, so he asks Jo to be his fake girlfriend.

Overall: It’s like a warm hug

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Review: A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong by Cecilia Grant (2014)

Blackshear Family series, Prequel Novella

Heat Factor: Two virgins together is SO FUN

Character Chemistry: The tension was killing me

Plot: Two proper, single, genteel people wind up with only one bed while trying to go about their respective Christmas plans

Overall: Perfect Christmas romance is perfect

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Review: Her Pretend Christmas Date by Jackie Lau (2020)

Cider Bar Sisters, Book 2.5

Review of Cider Bar Sisters Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: There’s only one (twin) bed!

Character Chemistry: I, like Julie, would very much like to be the one person who gets to see the uptight man with his tie off and his top button unbuttoned. Oh la la!

Plot: Younger sister with irregular job feels like a disappointment to her parents and lies to them about a man with whom she had a terrible date but whom they would love. So she ends up inviting him to Christmas, of course!

Overall: Well now I want to have a romantic ice skating date and a baking competition

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Review: Home for Christmas by Susan Craig (2019)

Cedar Hill, Book 4

Reviews of Cedar Hill Book 1, Book 2, Book 3

Heat Factor: Some nipple action, then fade to black

Character Chemistry: He pursues her aggressively, and she seems to like it

Plot: She’s the one for me! Now I must convince her of this immutable truth

Overall: People who are fans of one-sided courtship books might really enjoy this one, but it seriously did not work for me

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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau (2019)

Holidays with the Wongs, Book 1

Heat Factor: It starts with a pretty hot one-night stand, but it’s also not heavily detailed

Character Chemistry: “I really kind of wish I hadn’t let that one-night stand just be a one-night stand.”

Plot: Two adults have one-night stand. Oops! Same two adults are set up on dates with different people at a family Thanksgiving dinner. 

Overall: Totally warm fuzzy cute fun

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