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Review: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev (2020)

The Rajes, Book 2

Review of The Rajes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: Swoon-worthy

Plot: Ashna enters a cooking competition in a bid to save her floundering restaurant, only to discover that her competition partner is her high school boyfriend slash love of her life. 

Overall: If you can power through the angst, the payoff is so worth it

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Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (2012)

Thank you to Jess at Escape on a Page for the push needed to finally check out Tiffany Reisz. (Here’s her review of Winter Tales, which is what convinced me.)

Original Sinners, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s flogging but no descriptions of genitalia.

Character Chemistry: Nora is all that is desirable, and therefore has pretty good chemistry with just about everyone.

Plot: Erotica Writer and Stuffy British Editor revise her latest book. 

Overall: Please read this book so I have someone to talk to about it.

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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: 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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Review: The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (2019)

Heat Factor: Steamy

Character Chemistry: Opposites attract in the best way

Plot: Scandalous Widow wants to renovate haunted house, hires ghost hunter to de-hauntify

Overall: This Gothic Romantic Comedy was wonderful. I was utterly captivated.

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