Review

Review: Mister O by Lauren Blakely (2016)

Big Rock, Book #2

Heat Factor: I mean, the title is “Mister O” and the tagline is “Your pleasure is his superpower” so…

Character Chemistry: Pretty cute

Plot: Best friend’s sister asks for dating “coaching”

Overall: Come for a very hot, fluffy read with low-stakes drama

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Review: Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson (2020)

Heat Factor: Moderate heat

Character Chemistry: Palpable sexual tension while they’re knitting together 

Plot: This is a light-hearted story about coming to terms with grief

Overall: I enjoyed myself immensely

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Review: Ten Week Turnabout by Amelia Rose (2020)

Heat Factor: HOT   

Character Chemistry: The bump along grumpily until they bump along quite happily

Plot: Ingrid (not me), a driven, smart, fierce New York transplant, runs into her high school dance date from Indiana at a work mixer. Noah, in New York on his summer break in an effort to make his brewery dream a reality, is immediately drawn to his “snooty” and slightly abrasive classmate.

Overall: I spent the whole time on the edge of my seat wondering how in the heck these two memorable characters were going to pull this off.

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Review: Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole (2016)

Originally published in the anthology For Love and Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution.

Heat Factor: Just a little bit warm

Character Chemistry: Surprisingly believable emotional connection considering the length

Plot: Two enslaved Black people choose opposite sides in the Revolution and find themselves thrown together in a British encampment

Overall: The depth in this short story was marvelous

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Review: Ghosting: A Love Story by Tash Skilton (2020)

Heat Factor: Almost but not quite fade to black

Character Chemistry: They actually had pretty good sparring partners chemistry

Plot: You’ve Got Mail meets Cyrano de Bergerac plus other stuff going on

Overall: Fun-with-a-lot-of-caveats

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