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Review: Competence by Gail Carriger (2018)

The Custard Protocol, Book 3

Review of The Custard Protocol Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: There’s no heat, really

Character Chemistry: It’s a long time coming, but not really super important

Plot: A journey of self discovery on a journey of (supernatural) species discovery

Overall: An interesting read

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Review: Born in Fire by K.F. Breene (2017)

Fire and Ice Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: No sex, but some very explicit moments of “we are very very ready to bone”

Character Chemistry: Lots of mistrust, but they are stuck with each other

Plot: Vampires vs mages plus inscrutable magic politics with a high body count

Overall: Too much snark

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Review: Imprudence by Gail Carriger (2016)

The Custard Protocol series, Book 2

Review of The Custard Protocol, Book 1 here.

Heat Factor: a warm summer breeze

Character Chemistry: Just tell her you love her!

Plot: runs one thing to the next

Overall: a delightful romp

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (2013)

Crazy Rich Asians, Book 1

Heat Factor: Nothing sexy, but a few scenes of spectacular vulgarity

Character Chemistry: We are told there is chemistry, but we aren’t shown it.

Plot: The trappings of a classic romantic arc covered in couture and diamonds

Overall: Do not let the movie marketing fool you. This is not really a romance.

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Review: The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (2010)

Heat Factor: It’s chilly in these ancestral ducal mansions

Character Chemistry: I never believe that he loves her, even if she insists she knows that he does

Plot: What happens after the American Heiress snags her Duke? Well…

Overall: Ambivalence

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