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Anthology Review: Love Gone Viral: Five COVID-19 Related Romances (2020)

Heat Factor: Really ranges from fairly hot to more heartwarming.

Character Chemistry: A wide variety of people clicking in different ways.

Plot: This anthology examines different scenarios where people are able to overcome obstacles, find ways to cope together, connect, and ultimately find love during the pandemic.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this after wondering if I was ready for pandemic lit.

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Review: Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole (2016)

Originally published in the anthology For Love and Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution.

Heat Factor: Just a little bit warm

Character Chemistry: Surprisingly believable emotional connection considering the length

Plot: Two enslaved Black people choose opposite sides in the Revolution and find themselves thrown together in a British encampment

Overall: The depth in this short story was marvelous

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Review: Unwrap Me by Jack Harbon (2019)

Heat Factor: Short and Steamy.

Character Chemistry: These guys were star-crossed hook-ups.

Plot: College student Danny comes home for Christmas to discover his father’s young colleague is staying for the holidays…and he’s a dreamboat

Overall: A sweet and sexy kind of coming of age short story that was perhaps just too short!

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Review: A Fair Swap by Ava Sterling (2019)

Heat Factor: It’s steamy, forbidden, and very naughty.

Character Chemistry: They can’t keep their hands off one another (BUT THEY SHOULD).

Plot: Two couples have a recurring…swaperoo…and are generally very naughty (AND SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL).

Overall: If you like steamy erotica that breaks all the rules, you will love this.

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Review: Saving the City by Ava Sterling (2019)

Heat Factor: Well done

Character Chemistry: Enemies to sex

Plot: Superhero defeats villain with amazing orgasm powers

Overall: Not particularly romantic – erotica is a good spot for this one

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