Review

Review: Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday (2021)

Sequel to A Princess for Christmas

Heat Factor: This is a slow burn with a bit of boning at the end; if you’ve read other Jenny Holiday books, this one is on the tame side. 

Character Chemistry: Dani and Max are adorable, separately and together. 

Plot: Dani and Max become best friends. Then they fall in love, but can’t admit it—not to themselves, and definitely not to each other.

Overall: It’s cute.

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Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday (2021)

Matchmaker Bay, Book #3

Review of Matchmaker Bay, Book #2

Heat Factor: Mid-level steam

Character Chemistry: Their main hobbies are annoying each other / Serious Benedict and Beatrice energy / Everyone else can see it but them

Plot: Maya and Law have been at odds for years. And now they’re competing for a small-business grant. But also they are forming a secret friendship. 

Overall: This is straight-up a fun comedy, without the serious discussions of pain and grief and loss that characterize other books I’ve read by Jenny Holiday.

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Review: A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday (2020)

Heat Factor: Holy arm porn, batman! Plus: 🍆🍆🍆

Character Chemistry: Checks every box

Plot: Hallmark Christmas Special, complete with twee alpine monarchy 

Overall: I am cackling with glee

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Review: Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday (2019)

Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, Book 3

Heat Factor: So steamy! 

Character Chemistry: Each understands what the other needs without words. Plus great banter. Basically, perfection. 

Plot: Bridesmaid and Best Man need to travel from New York to Florida in the middle of a snowstorm in time to get to the wedding. 

Overall: I felt lied to by the blurb, but the emotional payoff was so good that I didn’t care.

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Review: Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday (2020)

Matchmaker Bay, Book 2

Heat Factor: The perfect amount of spice – that sweet spot where there’s enough sex so it’s sexy, but not so much sex that it’s erotic romance

Character Chemistry: I absolutely believe that Jake and Nora are best friends. 

Plot: Big City Doctor moves to Small Town, Befriends Local Hermit. With Benefits. But also, this is a story about grief and finding love where you least expect it and letting yourself feel.

Overall: I am an emotional mess and I loved every minute of it.

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