Dueling Review

Dueling Review: Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly (2013) vs Waking Up Married by Reese Ryan (2021)

My initial plan for this week was to read Waking Up Married by Reese Ryan, but when I searched the title on Libby, I discovered that my library owned *two different books* by the same name. So I decided to read both of them—especially since they were both published by Harlequin. 

Waking Up Married

Waking Up, Book #1

Heat Factor: Seduction, then sex

Character Chemistry: This is some grade-A playing house

Plot: Megan and Connor both want a family, so they agree to stay married in an emotionless match of convenience. You can guess how well that goes.

Overall: Liked it


Waking Up Married

The Bourbon Brothers, Book #5

Heat Factor: A smidge sexy

Character Chemistry: Best friends realize they’re also good together in the sack

Plot: Zora and Dallas agree to stay married for a year so they can make a baby together

Overall: Liked it, but a bit less than I liked the other one

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Review: The Black Diamond by Bella Barnes (2022)

The Lost Boys of Hell’s Kitchen, Book #3

Heat Factor: It’s got everything! I-think-you’re-a-hooker sex, hate sex, building-trust sex, AND love sex

Character Chemistry: Forced proximity and some sass turns mistrust to love

Plot: Natalia and Connor are forced to marry, plus a bunch of mafia shenanigans

Overall: I’m not gonna lie—I was apprehensive about reading this book, but I loved it

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Review: Midnight Duet by Jen Comfort (2023)

Heat Factor: Coming like a fire tornado

Character Chemistry: They are so hot for each other and it’s fabulous

Plot: Gender-swapped Phantom of the Opera, with an HEA for the Phantom

Overall: I am utterly delighted

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Review: Running Away with the Bride by Sophia Singh Sasson (2021)

Nights at the Mahal, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not super explicit

Character Chemistry: Instalove, but I bought it

Plot: Ethan crashes the wrong wedding, but the bride runs away with him anyways

Overall: Delightful

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Review: Red Rock: A hot wife blooms in the desert by Kelly Lovall (2019)

Heat Factor: The last 40% of the book is sex

Character Chemistry: Umm

Plot: A sexually repressed 45-year-old woman whose husband likes to be a cuckold has a threesome with two other men on a business trip

Overall: This title belongs in sexy sex erotica fantasy land

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