Review

Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale (2014)

Bad Boys and Wallflowers, Book 3

Heat Factor: A scene where they masturbate together is spectacular

Character Chemistry: Prudence is terrified of men, but John wins her over. 

Plot: Prudence and John are both stuck in an inn because it’s raining. (Rain! In England! Shocker!) 

Overall: Despite a rocky start, this book delivers

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Review: Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare (2009)

The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, Book #1

Heat Factor: The wardrobe scene is incendiary

Character Chemistry: I am so in love with you, don’t even try to talk sense to me. In fact, we don’t need to talk at all. 

Plot: Best Friend’s Sibling → Sexytimes → Seducing My Spouse

Overall: The first half is EVERYTHING. Then they get married, and I want to smash their heads together.

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Review: His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare (2019)

Heat Factor: PG-13…mostly

Character Chemistry: good enough to scratch the friends to lovers itch

Plot: Navigating a marriage of convenience between friends who are also secretly in love

Overall: a fluffy, fun read

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite (2020)

Feminine Pursuits, Book 2

Review of Feminine Pursuits, Book 1

Heat Factor: Slow, steady, burn.

Character Chemistry: So much pining! But also, believable BFFs. And they do that thing where they call each other by last name and I swoon every time. 

Plot: A year in the life of Flood and Griffin. 

Overall: The plot meanders but sometimes a book (even a romance) is more than a tight plot. I recommend reading this one.

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Review: A Good Duke is Hard to Find by Christina Britton (2020)

Isle of Synne, Book 1

Heat Factor: Blip on the radar

Character Chemistry: I am not buying what they’re selling

Plot: She’s for sale to the highest bidder for her father’s social advancement. He’s only interested in revenge. 

Overall: It must be me, because people seem to really like this book, but I just cannot

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