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Review: Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale (2010)

Heat Factor: The time they have sex when they’re seventeen is a little too real

Character Chemistry: It’s obvious to everyone but her that he’s head over heels

Plot: First love reunited

Overall: This book is ridiculous

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Review: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (2016)

Scottish Bookshop #1

Heat Factor: It’s not a hot and heavy book, but there IS some slow burning tension.

Character Chemistry: UGH, call me a sucker but apparently my weakness is Very, Very, Grumpy Scottish Men and Beautiful Isolated Places

Plot: Nina is laid off from her job as a librarian and jumps headfirst into running a very small, very cute bookstore from a very large van in the northern Scottish countryside, where she ends up meeting a grumpy farmer going through a divorce.

Overall: It was adorable to the max and full of dry humor.

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Review: The Second First Chance by Mona Shroff (2022)

Heat Factor: Closed door

Character Chemistry: I have always loved you but can’t say anything because we have too much history and also our families do everything together

Plot: Dhillon doesn’t mind his damn business

Overall: This book commits the cardinal sin of being boring

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Review: Fire Season by K.D. Casey (2022)

Unwritten Rules, Book #2

Review of Unwritten Rules Book #1

Heat Factor: They are very enthusiastic. And enjoy marking.

Character Chemistry: It’s really sweet

Plot: Charlie’s work life is very stable, but he’s getting a divorce, so he’s trying to figure his life out again. Reid’s constantly unsure of where he’ll be playing, and he’s a recovering alcoholic, so he’s taking everything one day at a time

Overall: Ugh, Charlie, squeeze my heart in your enormous hands, why dontcha?

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Review: After Hours on Milagro Street by Angelina M. Lopez (2022)

Heat Factor: How is Lopez so good at writing sex scenes that are emotionally kinda ugly but still so hot?

Character Chemistry: Boning → antagonism → cooperation → admiration → more boning, this time with feelings

Plot: Alex goes back to her hometown to take over the family bar, only to discover that her grandma is considering selling the bar to someone else. Also, there’s a scavenger hunt for some long-lost paperwork. And a ghost.

Overall: It prompted a lot of thinky thoughts, but the romance didn’t really hit for me.

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