Recommended Read, Review

Review: Love at First by Kate Clayborn (2021)

Heat Factor: It’s sweeping and romantic

Character Chemistry: So perfect

Plot: He first saw her as a teen, on a day that changed his life forever. Sixteen years later, he meets her again – only to discover that they’re now on opposite sides of an emotional divide.

Overall: Automatic favorite. I am wrecked.

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Review: A Summer for Scandal by Lydia San Andres (2015)

Arroyo Blanco, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s a little bit of spice. 

Character Chemistry: Well, she dunks him in a lagoon at their first meeting, so I think we’re off to a great start! 

Plot: Emilia writes dirty stories under a pen name; Ruben writes scathing critiques of these stories under a pen name – and wants to write an exposé of the author. Banter and shenanigans ensue. 

Overall: The set up is so strong, but the ending felt rushed. 

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Review: Just Like This by Cole McCade (2020)

Albin Academy, Book 2

Review of Albin Academy, Book 1

Heat Factor: To use Holly’s metric: 🍆🍆🍆

Character Chemistry: I might recommend therapy over a relationship, but it is what it is

Plot: Student is in trouble, teachers Rian and Damon process a lot of feelings

Overall: Longiloquent is not an inapt descriptor for this book

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Review: Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey (2020)

Hot and Hammered, Book 3

Review of Hot and Hammered, Book 2

Heat Factor: Hot and Hammered is a pretty accurate description

Character Chemistry: Teasing starts mean, eventually becomes good-natured

Plot: When Bethany walks off her job, Wes pulls a Zellweger and follows her. Plus Wes is trying to figure out how to parent his niece. 

Overall: I loved the relationship, but I had qualms about some of the other stuff

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Review: Crashing Into Her by Mia Sosa (2019)

Love on Cue, Book 3

Reviews of Love on Cue Book 1, Book 2

Heat Factor: Unlike Danny Zuko, Anthony can Get It at the drive in.

Character Chemistry: So much witty banter – but they also really see each other

Plot: I really like you, but you definitely don’t want a relationship.

Overall: Low angst. High heat. I couldn’t put it down.

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