Review

Review: A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole (2017)

Loyal League, Book 2

Review of Loyal League, Book 1 here

Heat Factor: Trying to stay alive leaves little time for loving

Character Chemistry: Beautiful

Plot: He’s a Union soldier on the run. She is hiding him in her attic. 

Overall: All the pieces are there, but…

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Review: Respect for Christmas by Grace Burroughs (2016)

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: She’s jaded after years of being the most sought-after courtesan in London, but he makes her feel sparks

Plot: Two lonely souls are traveling to Oxfordshire. Their coachmen intervene to keep them together as long as possible. 

Overall: Moderately heartwarming, but no butterflies

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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 Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (2015)

Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 1

Heat Factor: Lots of cunnilingus. I can get behind this. 

Character Chemistry: “We don’t even like each other!”

Plot: She needs a ride to Mayfair, so she stows away in his carriage. And ends up going all the way to Cumbria. Whoops. (Basically: Almost to Scotland. We all know what happens when you go to Scotland in Regency Smut.) 

Overall: A really fun read, despite some of the “No YOU deserve better” nonsense that occurs.

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Review: The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas (2018)

Runaway Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: This burn is slow, but once it gets going, we’ve got a full-on conflagration

Character Chemistry: Extremely stoic men are hard to develop chemistry with, but our heroine manages it

Plot: Woman runs west to find herself, finds true love in the process

Overall: Based on the first chapter, I thought I would hate this book, but I ended up really enjoying it

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Review: The Pursuit Of… by Courtney Milan (2018)

A Worth Saga Novella

Heat Factor: One extremely hot encounter and a lot of longing

Character Chemistry: irrepressible chatterbox meets taciturn stoic, and it’s adorable

Plot: Journey of Discovery

Overall: Awwwwwwww

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Review: Then Came You by Kate Meader (2019)

Laws of Attraction, Book 3

Heat Factor: Orgasm central!

Character Chemistry: Irreconcilable emotional differences plus banging sexual compatibility

Plot: Divorced divorce lawyers take a road trip and rehash the demise of their marriage

Overall: Less light-hearted than expected, but still a rewarding read

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