Review

Review: Roller Girl by Vanessa North (2016)

Lake Lovelace, Book #3

Heat Factor: There are hot sexytimes, but most of it is centered in Tina’s emotional development

Character Chemistry: Instant attraction with roller derby-related complications

Plot: Tina doesn’t feel like she’s adulting very well after her divorce, so she’s trying to take care of herself by herself while also finding a community of women to be with in roller derby

Overall: Totally a feels book

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Review: Unexpected Goals by Kelly Farmer (2021)

Out on the Ice, Book #2

Heat Factor: At the point I stopped reading, Maisey was thinking a lot about how women have sex, but my understanding is that it’s a slow burn (so I’m guessing at least one scene toward the end)

Character Chemistry: There were plenty of cute moments

Plot: I think this is what people are referring to when they say they want “no plot just vibes”

Overall: Once they stopped being enemies at the 25% mark, all tension driving me to read was lost, so this one’s a DNF

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Review: Unwritten Rules by K.D. Casey (2021)

Heat Factor: I mean, it is technically explicit sex, but it’s done in a vignette style until nearly the end, when it feels much more traditionally written

Character Chemistry: I had big feels, but it was because of Zach’s journey, not because of Zach and Eugenio together

Plot: Baseball players fall in love, but one refuses to come out and things fall apart. Until they get a second chance.

Overall: Y’all. I have just been on a whole emotional roller coaster.

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Review: Playing It Safe by Amy Andrews (2021)

Sydney Smoke Rugby, Book #7

Heat Factor: kinda like: the first time they do something it’s explicit but then subsequent times we can bypass that detail

Character Chemistry: “This person is extra special” at first sight

Plot: closeted gay rugby player finally meets a man who makes him want what he never needed before

Overall: I don’t know. On the one hand it’s super readable. On the other… 🙃

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Review: Role Model by Rachel Reid (2021)

Game Changers, Book #5

Review of Game Changers, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s sexy but not as sexy as some of the other books in this series

Character Chemistry: I am charmed: grumpy loner falls for the the bubble of joy 

Plot: It’s never too late to be brave enough to make good choices

Overall: I came for the Heated Rivalry postscripts, but I stayed for the sweetness

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