Review

Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (2018)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: It is obviously destiny because they like the same kind of ice cream.

Plot: Winnie thought her ex was her destiny, but now she doesn’t. Shenanigans ensue. 

Overall: I was having a blast until supposedly responsible adults told this high schooler to put her college plans in jeopardy for a boy.

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Review: The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (2020)

Moose Springs, Alaska  Book # 1

Heat Factor: Snogging in the diner, snogging in the pickup, snogging in the woods, so much snogging!

Character Chemistry: Relatable and natural

Plot: Zoey’s on her dream vacation to Alaska, Graham is reluctantly serving all the tourists who overrun his diner every day, but even though it’s bound to end, they can’t quite convince themselves to stay apart.

Overall: Cute

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Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston (2017)

Once Upon a Con, Book #1

Heat Factor: Extremely chaste

Character Chemistry: They’re so texty texty cute. In person…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Plot: Cinderella + You’ve Got Mail + fandoms

Overall: I’m not sure the “Aww” outweighs my rage at nearly every single character’s behavior

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Review: Refuge by Willa J. Brand (2020)

Heat Factor: Smoulder, smoulder my friends (but behind closed doors)

Character Chemistry: They just kind of systematically click on every level from the first moment.

Plot: Taylor is escaping an abusive marriage with her infant son when her car breaks down in Montana. When she’s rescued and hired by a local rancher, she ends up meeting the rancher’s wife’s brother, Owen, whose steady and secure nature is kind of exactly what she needs.

Overall: This book is SO well done–the worry over Taylor’s precarious and abusive situation, the warmth from the ranchers and the beauty of Montana…it’s really good stuff.

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Review: Letters and Lies by Colleen L Donnelly (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s not ‘hot’, but don’t let it deter you.

Character Chemistry: You hope she’ll fall for the hero but there’s so much else going on it’s not a sole focus.

Plot: Louise Archer gets jilted by her unseen suitor at the last possible moment by telegram and decides to hop on the train as planned anyway so she can convince him to change his mind. But when she lies to a US Marshal and ends up in a dismal little town in desperate need of saving, Louise can’t help but jump right in… 

Overall: This is not a steamy, relationship-driven romance but it’s darn good and it sticks with you.

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