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Review: Spellbound by Allie Therin (2019)

Magic in Manhattan, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s absolutely fade-to-black, but also Arthur has a whole stern daddy thing going on, which, as we know, I am here for

Character Chemistry: I texted on the group chat: “This Allie Therin paternalistic hero is really doing it for me”

Plot: Young man with magic underestimates/fears his powers until forced to confront his abilities when swirled into magical intrigue by slightly older man

Overall: This book was so marvelous in so many ways that the only downside is that it’s not a standalone.

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Review: Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley (2020)

Dream Team, Book 2

Heat Factor: If you had asked me earlier, I would not have said that being collared is sexy. But I am totally buying what Ashley is selling here.

Character Chemistry: Well, I wanted them together in book 1, so…yeah, they’ve got chemistry

Plot: “I want to be with you.” “Never gonna happen.” “You know what? Fine.” … “Actually, not fine, you just got kidnapped and dragged into a dangerous situation with an ever-increasing body count, and I am not okay with that.”

Overall: Ermagherd, worth the wait!

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Review: Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker (2017)

Ace Security, Book #1

Heat Factor: It gets a little explicit

Character Chemistry: I hate them both

Plot: Rescue man saves demoralized, abused woman

Overall: I struggled so hard. But my eyeballs probably got their best ever workout with this book.

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Review: What’s in a Name? by Angela Breen (2020)

Department of Second Chances, Book 1

Heat Factor: Just when I was beginning to suspect it would be no sex… BAM

Character Chemistry: There was so much going on in the suspense plot, the relationship between the protagonists was relatively superficial

Plot: FBI agent + attractive single mother + serial killer

Overall: I’m not entirely sure how to reconcile my feelings about the first half of the book (chilling serial killer drama) with my feelings about the second half of the book (why are these characters so frustrating?)

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Review: Chaos & the Geek by Elizabeth Stevens (2020)

Grace Grayson Security, Book #1

Heat Factor: Pretty tame for open door sexytimes

Character Chemistry: Obviously living with the person you haven’t been able to talk to for years will result in everything resolving into a HEA because forced proximity

Plot: Pretty classic best friend’s sibling

Overall: There were some really good things and some things I wished hadn’t been there

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