Review

Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: The Duke’s Regret by Catherine Kullman (2019)

The Duchess of Gracechurch Trilogy, Book 3

Heat Factor: Tame. There is a very sexy waltz, though. 

Character Chemistry: More introspection than interaction. 

Plot: Duke regrets lack of connection to wife and children, sets out to change his life. 

Overall: A quiet read. 

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Review: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian (2017)

Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sexyness builds slowly, but it’s definitely there

Character Chemistry: Very sweet

Plot: Sea captain with unruly children gets childcare help from local vicar

Overall: Thumbs up. Especially recommended for people who love Governess stories with a twist.

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Review: One Night of Scandal by Darcy Burke (2019)

Wicked Dukes Club, Book 4

Review of Wicked Dukes Club Book 1; Book 3

Heat Factor: One sex scene with lots of detail

Character Chemistry: It helps that they have a common cause

Plot: Let’s unmask a potentially treasonous Member of Parliament in a time of political instability!

Overall: Mixed feelings

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Review: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey (2019)

First Comes Love, Book 1

Heat Factor: Mildly steamy

Character Chemistry: Like an old pair of jeans

Plot: A widow starts a school and rubs a neighbor the wrong way…but then kind of the right way…

Overall: It’s cute, you’ll fall in love with the characters, it’s well-written. It’s a keeper.

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