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Review: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (2013)

Heat Factor: Mostly pining

Character Chemistry: Alana has a major boner for the ship, and a minor boner for the captain

Plot: Alana stows away on a ship whose crew is searching for her sister; many adventures ensue

Overall: This book was really slow and also really trippy

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Review: The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery by G.L. Carriger (2019)

Heat Factor: Explicit M/M action. Where one of the characters is an alien with erogenous prehensile hair. I would call it hentai adjacent. (Mom, please do NOT Google hentai.) (Note: After writing this, I Googled hentai, and according to Wikipedia, I am using the term incorrectly. What I mean is: Tentacles.)

Character Chemistry: Sudden.

Plot: Alien and Space Station Detective bone and also solve a mystery.

Overall: Started charming, ended preachy.

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Review: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (2015)

Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 1

Heat Factor: Let’s melt this ice!

Character Chemistry: We will be together because my parasite wills it! Slash, for a fated mates story, they have a super-cute we-are-confused-by-each-other dynamic. 

Plot: Human woman abducted by evil aliens, dumped on a frozen planet, meets a sexy blue alien who definitely wants to bone her. 

Overall: Perfect escapism

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Review: Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau (2011)

Heat Factor: One extremely sexy F/F encounter

Character Chemistry: Slow to start, but they have their moments

Plot: Con artist infiltrates mining corporation in search of incriminating data, falls for boss

Overall: This is an excellent heist book and a middling romance

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Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole (2019)

Heat Factor: Hot A.I. countertop sex

Character Chemistry: He’s programmed to trust her, and she’s got a heart of gold, so it’s kind of inevitable

Plot: Girl meets A.I. next door

Overall: Whaaaaaat

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