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Review: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev (2020)

The Rajes, Book 2

Review of The Rajes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Fade to black

Character Chemistry: Swoon-worthy

Plot: Ashna enters a cooking competition in a bid to save her floundering restaurant, only to discover that her competition partner is her high school boyfriend slash love of her life. 

Overall: If you can power through the angst, the payoff is so worth it

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Review: Some Like it Plaid by Angela Quarles (2019)

Heat Factor: It’s cold in Iron Age Scotland in February. Gotta do something to keep warm!

Character Chemistry: Him: “I need a woman so my village doesn’t die out. You’ll do.” Her: “Look at those yummy biceps! Did you say something?”

Plot: Druid magic sends Connall to San Francisco, where he places a Craigslist ad for a wife. Ashley answers because her current life suuuucks and ends up in 2nd century Scotland.

Overall: This book is ridiculous and I was utterly tickled.

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Review: Etched in Stone by Liv Arnold (2020)

Invested in You, Book #1

Heat Factor:

Character Chemistry: The meet cute was a great setup, but it didn’t pull through for the story.

Plot: Overblown

Overall: I was constantly cringing.

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Review: Between Friends by Elsa Miles (2019)

Old School Romance, Book #1

Heat Factor: It’s that “I can’t resist anymore – wait, how did we end up plastered to your door with my skirt around my hips?” kind of thing.

Character Chemistry: On the one hand, they’re magnetic to each other; on the other hand, he doesn’t treat her well. 

Plot: I saw my best friend naked and now I’m having all these FEELINGS.

Overall: It worked for me, but it definitely isn’t going to be for everyone.

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Review: Family Affair by Debbie Macomber (1994)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: Through the power of love, our heroine grows a spine

Plot: His cat knocks up her cat and she demands kitten support

Overall: Nothing terribly offensive, but nothing terribly interesting either

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