Rant, Review

Review: Venom by Dee Garcia (2019)

Rosewood Realm, Book 1

Heat Factor: Kinky blood stuff, plus both protagonists bone secondary characters. Plus incest.

Character Chemistry: A rebound situation if there ever was one.

Plot: Captain Hook is a vampire who is obsessed with Tinksley Bell. Tink is in love with Peter Pan. When Peter leaves and Tink is depressed, Hook helps her recover and also embrace her inner darkness. 

Overall: I don’t even know what to tell you.

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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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