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Review: The Blackmailed Bride by Chris Stevenson (2019)

Heat Factor: The heat comes from the plot…not the romance.

Character Chemistry: They just kind of weirdly click, but if I were their friend I’d be calling red flag after red flag.

Plot: Artist rescues a bride hiding in a tree on what was supposed to be her wedding day. Ex-bride is escaping a forced marriage to a dangerous mafia mobster man. She’s also a stripper and a health nut. Ex-bride-ex-stripper-health nut charms the pants right off of the unhappily married artist and they work together with artist’s friends to outsmart and escape the mafia mobster man and his goons.

Overall: I’ll be honest, the riveting plot did succeed in making me want to read more–but the book had some seriously sexist (and they weren’t subtle) undertones that were a little off-putting.

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Review: Something Blue by Susan Craig (2019)

Cedar Hill Romance, Book 1

Heat Factor: The perfect balance of plot-driven steam.

Character Chemistry: It was instantaneous and inevitable

Plot: Two extremely bright individuals strike a business deal that gets very complicated (and just absolutely, divinely delicious).

Overall: I was so impressed with this book–it was a genuinely well-balanced read.

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Review: Savage Storm by J. Woods (2019)

Savage Series, Book 8

Heat Factor: Explicit

Character Chemistry: I bought the physical chemistry; the emotional chemistry was less convincing

Plot: Various black ops agents (plus one secretary) team up against a crime syndicate. Also, long lost sisters are reunited. 

Overall: Didn’t quite do it for me.

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Review: Tempting the Earl by Rachael Miles (2016)

The Muses’ Salon, Book 3

Heat Factor: Sex happens abruptly; without the build up, it’s less hot than it should be

Character Chemistry: Insta-lust, plus oodles of resentment

Plot: Cloak and Dagger

Overall: Confusing

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Review: Silent Threat by Dana Marton (2018)

Mission Recovery, Book 1

Heat Factor: Lots of longing and a bit of steam

Character Chemistry: Opposites attract

Plot: There is a bad dude doing bad dude stuff

Overall: Recommended!

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