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Review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (2020)

Heat Factor: Oliver has some stern daddy energy, and I am here 👏 for 👏 it! 👏👏👏

Character Chemistry: These two beautiful wrecks gave me butterflies

Plot: “My life is a bit of a mess, and a fake relationship will possibly help me fix it. Or complicate it. Or make it so much better.” 

Overall: I stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish this book and didn’t even realize it. And I wish I could both devour it again and slowly savor it.

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Review: Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s a slow burn and it’s HOT

Character Chemistry: These two are 100% meant to be together and I needed them in my life

Plot: Desta, a humanitarian aid worker, finally returns to Ethiopia after having lived there with his parents as a small child. He soon meets Elias, who is studying psychology and works for the same humanitarian aid agency. Basically, they become this beautiful, sexy thing that will haunt me for years to come.

Overall: This book knocked me straight on my hiney in all the best ways, and you have to read it.

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Review: Just Like That by Cole McCade (2020)

Albin Academy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Pretty sure my couch is just a pile of ashes now

Character Chemistry: Holy forking shirtballs! Yes!

Plot: Not-put-together man needs to figure himself out, too-put-together man needs to address his emotions.

Overall: Cole McCade can rip my guts out and give me a massive book hangover anytime.

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Review: Spice and Smoke by Suleikha Snyder (2012)

Bollywood Confidential, Book 1

Heat Factor: Based on the blurb, I was honestly expecting more sex (or kinkier sex?) than there was. There is definitely sex, but no group activities. 

Character Chemistry: Lots of sexual attraction

Plot: More like three short stories than one cohesive novella

Overall: In an author’s note to the current edition, Snyder refers to this book as “banana-pants” and she is not wrong.

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Review: Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian (2020)

Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 3

Review of Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

Heat Factor: I’m waffling between “the door’s ajar” and “snuggled under a pile of blankets”

Character Chemistry: These two clearly adore each other

Plot: IDK, love is hard?

Overall: Character-driven, low-key, friends-to-lovers M/M snuggles

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