Recommended Read, Review

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: The Beastly Earl by Monica Burns (2019)

The Reckless Rockwoods, Book #5

Heat Factor: They succumb to their lust, but it’s not too scintillating.

Character Chemistry: “I’m going to heal your inadequacy complex with my TLC.”

Plot: It’s a lot: wounded war hero, guilty widow, psychopath, vengeful mother, etc.

Overall: I have some concerns.

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Review: The Fifth Day of Christmas by Betty Neels (1971)

The fabulous Miss Bates Reads Romance is in the process of reading and reviewing Betty Neels’ entire oeuvre of romance novels. Inspired to check out some of Neels’ work, I picked up this one on Miss Bates’ recommendation.

Heat Factor: Sneak attack kisses!

Character Chemistry: Our hero is an enigma, so it’s hard to tell

Plot: Young nurse cares for malicious patient, falls for doctor

Overall: Take off your feminist hat before you read this book

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Review: Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera (2019)

Heat Factor: It’s not a long story, but there’s plenty of time for some smokin’ sexytimes

Character Chemistry: They’ve got the hots for each other

Plot: All the drama of a baking competition

Overall: Fun holiday novella

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Review: Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks (2011)

McCabe Trilogy, Book #3

Review of McCabe Trilogy Book #1, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s Maya Banks, so yeah, there’s a lot of the sex

Character Chemistry: He acts from duty, she acts from being annoyed

Plot: Arranged marriage, clan takeover, battle of wills

Overall: If you like a Highlander bodice ripper, you’ll probably like this

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Review: The Highlander and the Governess by Michelle Willingham (2019)

Untamed Highlanders, Book #1

Heat Factor: Thought it was going to be totally innocent. Was totally wrong.

Character Chemistry: Do pieces of cardboard have chemistry?

Plot: Woe is me, I must marry for $$$

Overall: zzz

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Review: Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick (2019)

Royal Highlander, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not so much

Character Chemistry: It works in that “let’s get married after we’ve talked 4 times” sort of context

Plot: I don’t even know what to tell you

Overall: Historical Fiction? Yes… Romance? … Ehhhh…

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