Review

Review: The Gift by Julie Garwood (1991)

Crown’s Spies, Book 3

Heat Factor: Initial consent is dubious at best, but after that both parties are all about it, and so am I.

Character Chemistry: That thing where a super alpha submits to a naive, innocent, young woman. 

Plot: They were married as children. He kidnaps her to get some land. She convinces him that he loves her. And destroys his scary pirate ship with a parasol. In other words: Completely Bonkers. 

Overall: If you are Bodice Ripper Curious, The Gift is not a bad place to start.

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Recommended Read, Series Review

Series Review: Into the Wind by Jean Ferris (1996)

Heat Factor: Entry Level Hotness.

Character Chemistry: Immediate and dreamy. 

Plot: Epic adventure of self-discovery… and romance… on the high seas.

Overall: True love lasts a lifetime.

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Review: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2018)

Rokesby Series, Book 3

Review of Rokesby Series Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: A tiny bit of heat, right at the very end

Character Chemistry: Banter

Plot: Kidnapped by pirates! Twice

Overall: The dialogue was too sparkling and overshadowed a good story

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Review: The Corsair’s Captive by Ruby Dixon (2017)

Corsairs, Book 1

Heat Factor: You won’t want to admit that it’s actually doing anything for you, but it kind of will. You don’t have to tell anyone.

Character Chemistry: Good stuff, considering the interspecies complications.

Plot: Human slave woman is rescued by giant blue alien pirate! And of course they fall in love and it’s not at all weird!

Overall: Listen, if you can get past the horns and the tail and the weird blue scales…okay, if you can get past the owner/slave dynamic…okay. So it’s weird. But you won’t NOT love it.

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Review

Review: Blue Velvet by Iris Johansen (1985)

Beau Lantry, Book 2

Heat Factor: Blazing sunshine on a tropical island paradise. Bring sunscreen!

Character Chemistry: Eh

Plot: They keep saying they are facing a lot of danger but the stakes never feel really high.

Overall: Holy Purple Prose, Batman!

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