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Review: Luck be a Lady Pirate by Catherine Stein (2023)

Sass and Steam, Book 5

Heat Factor: It’s a sweet and sassy kind of steamy—not too many scenes, but you’re not left hanging.

Character Chemistry: These two are fantastically well-matched. It makes absolute sense almost immediately, even when they’re butting heads.

Plot: A pirate and a therapist fly around in an airship and take down an evil bad guy, fool around, and fall in love.

Overall: This was a sweeping, adventurous romance with heavy hints the rest of the series is worth catching.

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Review: The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India Holton (2022)

Dangerous Damsels, Book #2

Review of Dangerous Damsels, Book #1

Heat Factor: Charlotte and Alex have a lot of sex, but the reader does not get to watch.

Character Chemistry: Mutual kidnapping is always a winner.

Plot: Everyone is trying to get a magical amulet, and more shenanigans ensue than you can shake a stick at.

Overall: A bit heavy-handed and there’s some weird stuff going on with the tone

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Review: Sea Change by Jessica Marting (2021)

Magic & Mechanicals, Book #2

Heat Factor: Not as cold as the North Atlantic waters Calla likes swimming in, but not high heat by any means

Character Chemistry: She gets all shivery when he touches her scales

Plot: Writer and mermaid hang out in a maybe-haunted house with very rude neighbors

Overall: This book feels very “social justice-y”

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Review: Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (2020)

Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 4

Heat Factor: Their first kiss was boring

Character Chemistry: Hate and love are two sides of the same coin

Plot: It’s marketed as Steampunk Cinderella but it’s more enemies-to-lovers / bodyguard / road trip

Overall: DNF at 50%. I was slogging and then just couldn’t take it any more when Gus-Gus the friendly pumpkin farmer appeared.

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Review: Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger (2016)

Supernatural Society, Book 1

Review of Supernatural Society, Book 2

Heat Factor: Heated moments are shrouded in euphemisms

Character Chemistry: Longing glances, “accidental” touches, and purposeful misunderstanding

Plot: Parlourmaid falls for wacky inventor, seduction ensues

Overall: A delightful read

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