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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: Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen (1986)

Shout out to Tina, an early reader of our blog, for the recommendation! 

Heat Factor: The vast majority of the sex is extremely sordid

Character Chemistry: Distinct power imbalance

Plot: The realities of a May-December romance

Overall: This book is not for the faint of heart

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Review: The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (2015)

Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 1

Heat Factor: Lots of cunnilingus. I can get behind this. 

Character Chemistry: “We don’t even like each other!”

Plot: She needs a ride to Mayfair, so she stows away in his carriage. And ends up going all the way to Cumbria. Whoops. (Basically: Almost to Scotland. We all know what happens when you go to Scotland in Regency Smut.) 

Overall: A really fun read, despite some of the “No YOU deserve better” nonsense that occurs.

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Review: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (2018)

The Ravenels, Book 4

Reviews of previous books in The Ravenels series: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3

Heat Factor: Moderate level of historical romance-style heat 

Character Chemistry: Sort of an odd couple, but they’re very committed to each other

Plot: Spinster surgeon finds love, become embroiled in government conspiracy

Overall: Come to while away a few pleasant hours, not to be blown away

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Review: The Marquis She’s Been Waiting For by Ella Quinn (2019)

The Marriage Game, Book 10

Heat Factor: They’re pretty proper. They do jump in the sack after they’re engaged.

Character Chemistry: The holding each other at a distance while also becoming more intimate was kinda sorta cute.

Plot: “Please rescue me, my love. My life is a hot mess.”

Overall: If you like high drama, this isn’t for you. If you like low key stress, this is probably a good fit.

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