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Review: The Gift by Julie Garwood (1991)

Crown’s Spies, Book 3

Heat Factor: Initial consent is dubious at best, but after that both parties are all about it, and so am I.

Character Chemistry: That thing where a super alpha submits to a naive, innocent, young woman. 

Plot: They were married as children. He kidnaps her to get some land. She convinces him that he loves her. And destroys his scary pirate ship with a parasol. In other words: Completely Bonkers. 

Overall: If you are Bodice Ripper Curious, The Gift is not a bad place to start.

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Review: Last Night with the Earl by Kelly Bowen (2018)

Devils of Dover, Book 2

Heat Factor: The sex scenes are excellent and well-integrated 

Character Chemistry: They are both soooooo morally upright, so I guess they are perfect for each other

Plot: Earl presumed dead returns, runs into former friend’s former fiancée, woos her for himself

Overall: Not my favorite of Bowen’s oeuvre

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Review: The Beastly Earl by Monica Burns (2019)

The Reckless Rockwoods, Book #5

Heat Factor: They succumb to their lust, but it’s not too scintillating.

Character Chemistry: “I’m going to heal your inadequacy complex with my TLC.”

Plot: It’s a lot: wounded war hero, guilty widow, psychopath, vengeful mother, etc.

Overall: I have some concerns.

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Review: Respect for Christmas by Grace Burroughs (2016)

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: She’s jaded after years of being the most sought-after courtesan in London, but he makes her feel sparks

Plot: Two lonely souls are traveling to Oxfordshire. Their coachmen intervene to keep them together as long as possible. 

Overall: Moderately heartwarming, but no butterflies

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