Recommended Read, Review

Review: Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye (2020)

Heat Factor: So pure. Like, shy first kisses pure.

Character Chemistry: Off the charts. 

Plot: Teen boy has no interest in dating, is dared by his peers to date anyone who asks. Other teen boy asks.

Overall: I am dying of the sweetness.

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Review

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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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Love Hard by Nalini Singh (2020)

Hard Play, Book 3

Heat Factor: I’m going to resist this…maybe I don’t want to…please put your hands on me

Character Chemistry: He asks her to be his wings! 

Plot: Famous single parent meets a sexy former acquaintance

Overall: So satisfying

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Love. Set. Match. by Taylor Lunsford (2019)

Match Set Series, Book #1

Heat Factor: Lots of sexytimes

Character Chemistry: He’s so sweet on her and she wants it so badly

Plot: Tennis players with history struggle through some stuff

Overall: So sweet

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Watch Me by Allie Winters (2019)

Suncoast University, Book #2

Review of Suncoast University, Book 1

Heat Factor: Watch your glasses folks, because this one’s steamy.

Character Chemistry: Drop of a hat, turn on a dime, didn’t know I had a one-track-mind type chemistry

Plot: Scrappy/independent Samantha has to scramble to find a living situation when she’s stuck on her own the summer before college starts. When she finds a room with Levi and his cousin, her problems may be solved – but he’s a barista/songwriter who cooks decadent Italian meals from scratch and he has a healthy relationship with his mom, so you tell ME if this stays platonic. (Nope!)

Overall: Believe me when I tell you that Allie Winters is going to be your new favorite.

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Review: This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman (2019)

Bow Street Bachelors, Book 1

Heat Factor: Warm

Character Chemistry: Have you heard? He’s not romantic, and that makes him extra desirable

Plot: Convoluted

Overall: A promising beginning, but there was too much going on for me to really settle in

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Dueling Review, Rant, Recommended Read

Dueling Review: Priest by Sierra Simone (2015)

If Holly were to review this book, she would call it a Recommended Read. If Ingrid were to review this book, she would write a Rant. Clearly, we needed to review this book together.

Welcome to Dueling Reviews.

Moderated by Erin, who has no emotional investment in this book at all.

Ingrid’s Take:

Heat Factor: It’s scorching…which is fitting, because with the stuff these two pulled in a Catholic church they may very well end up somewhere toasty.

Character Chemistry: I don’t dig what they dig…but they dig it, and each other, a LOT.

Plot: Catholic priest ends up attracted to a woman who is apparently irresistible but has no hobbies or interests or personality and they end up finding a new, sexy spiritual path together.

Overall: This book has some majorly interesting dynamics but I had to put it down out of sheer frustration many times (and not the FUN kind of frustration, either).

Holly’s Take:

Heat Factor: Absolutely filthy, in the best way

Character Chemistry: Father Bell would have chemistry with a cardboard box

Plot: Catholic priest has sex, angst ensues

Overall: I had so much fun reading this book

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