Review

Review: Ghosting: A Love Story by Tash Skilton (2020)

Heat Factor: Almost but not quite fade to black

Character Chemistry: They actually had pretty good sparring partners chemistry

Plot: You’ve Got Mail meets Cyrano de Bergerac plus other stuff going on

Overall: Fun-with-a-lot-of-caveats

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Review: Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese (2020)

Bergman Brothers, Book 1

Heat Factor: They’re not virgins but it’s pretty first love type stuff

Character Chemistry: Solidly “I’m going to antagonize you because that’s how we demonstrate our affection instead of being vulnerable”

Plot: A pair of 21-year-olds with baggage try to figure out how to adult

Overall: Heart eyes

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Review: An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale (2020)

Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 3

Review of Gilded Age Girls’ Club, Book 2

Heat Factor: They may think they’re each meeting fire with fire but really they’re just one big sexy inferno

Character Chemistry: I wanted them to get there so, so badly and audibly said “YES!” when they did.

Plot: Two unstoppable titans of business come head to head across the street from one another — he, the self-made man determined to destroy her family’s business and she, the wiser, stronger, natural-born leader of her family’s empire. 

Overall: If you want to walk away from a steamy romance standing taller and looking deeply satisfied, you should definitely read this.

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Review: Huddle with Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon (2010)

New York Sabers Football, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s got kitchen heat, athlete heat, and sexy heat!

Character Chemistry: They’re well-matched from the first witty clash

Plot: A book reviewer/writer pans a famous football player’s book and puts his new restaurant venture at risk – both are in the middle of critical shifts in their careers. If they can team up to help one another, they’ll both benefit…but only if they can keep their sizzling romance under control.

Overall: Loved the chemistry and characters, but the climactic moment was a little sudden and unexplained for me

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Series Review: Hidden Legacy: Nevada Baylor Trilogy by Ilona Andrews (2014)

Hidden Legacy, Books 1-3

Heat Factor: It’s not particularly full of sex…but he has magic sex powers!!!

Character Chemistry: There’s nothing sexier than a heroine who sets boundaries and a hero who’s into it

Plot: Evil Magic Conspiracy

Overall: I can hardly contain myself. I want to read all the urban fantasy romance.

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Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata (2015)

Heat Factor: Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooow burn

Character Chemistry: They’re such good soccer besties!

Plot: Women’s soccer star befriends former men’s soccer star coach

Overall: This is a pretty good enemies to friends to lovers romance. But it’s also 570 pages.

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Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey (2019)

Heat Factor: Like…warm? Closed door.

Character Chemistry: It’s a fun sort of chemistry. He’s totally into her and she’s totally obtuse. 

Plot: Rom-com plot. Obvi. 

Overall: A little fluff that also speaks to me as a smut scholar

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