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Review: Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (2020)

Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 4

Heat Factor: Their first kiss was boring

Character Chemistry: Hate and love are two sides of the same coin

Plot: It’s marketed as Steampunk Cinderella but it’s more enemies-to-lovers / bodyguard / road trip

Overall: DNF at 50%. I was slogging and then just couldn’t take it any more when Gus-Gus the friendly pumpkin farmer appeared.

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Review: Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton (2020)

Kilty Pleasures, Book #1

Heat Factor: My glasses are foggy

Character Chemistry: These guys are totally adorable, made more so together

Plot: PhD student studying delusions motors around Scotland with a PhD who lost his position because he talks to ghosts

Overall: Got bored with the sex, but the relationship was ACES

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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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