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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2018)

Rokesby Series, Book 3

Review of Rokesby Series Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: A tiny bit of heat, right at the very end

Character Chemistry: Banter

Plot: Kidnapped by pirates! Twice

Overall: The dialogue was too sparkling and overshadowed a good story

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Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn (2017)

Rokesby Series, Book 2

Review of Rokesby Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Not a lot, but what there is sure is something

Character Chemistry: There’s nothing like crushing guilt and lies to build a relationship, but they do a mighty fine job of it

Plot: How does one get out of a moment-of-insanity fake marriage? Double down, of course!

Overall: The premise of this book is bonkers, but it’s still delightful

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Review: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2016)

Rokesby Series, Book 1

Heat Factor: Low heat, all the butterflies

Character Chemistry: present and accounted for

Plot: You’ve been a thorn in my side for my entire life, how could I possibly be in love with you?

Overall: Finally, a JQ in the old style

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Review: How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn (1999)

Agents of the Crown, Book 2

Heat Factor: Like hot chocolate on a snowy day. But the really rich, decadent, sensual kind of hot chocolate.

Character Chemistry: Excellent

Plot: Well, it involves someone using a false identity and also courtship lessons. So it’s ridiculous.

Overall: This book gives me the warm fuzzies inside.

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