Review

Review: 500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan (2020)

Scottish Bookshop, Book #3

Heat Factor: They’re not even in the same place until the very end of the book (seriously, 96%), so no

Character Chemistry: Weirdly, the chemistry worked for me, and I’m still trying to figure out how

Plot: Two nurses do an exchange program

Overall: It’s a lot and scanty at the same time

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Review: Scandalous Passions by Nicola Davidson (2020)

Highland Menage, Book 1

Heat Factor: There is a great deal of “feasting” happening

Character Chemistry: I’m not sure I would have known that feelings were happening if I hadn’t been explicitly told

Plot: King’s former mistress is banished from the castle, ordered to be guardian of the king’s virgin ward, and protected by the king’s loyal knight

Overall: Kind of felt like a manual for having consensual sex

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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: 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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