Recommended Read, Review

Review: Thank You, Chlamydia by K. A. Berg (2019)

Heat Factor: It’s pretty hot. Except for the chlamydia. Chlamydia is not hot. 

Character Chemistry: He fills her, pussy and heart (which might be one of my favorite lines EVER)

Plot: Chlamydia brings people together

Overall: Undeniably fun

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Review: Dominant Business by J. Scott (2020)

Heat Factor: Sex is frequent, detailed, and degrading. Ruby gets double-teamed a lot. 

Character Chemistry: “You remind me of myself when I was younger. I will therefore put you in extremely uncomfortable positions so that I can mold you into your best self.” 

Plot: Business school teacher seduces student. 

Overall: A porno in book form.

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Review: Between Friends by Elsa Miles (2019)

Old School Romance, Book #1

Heat Factor: It’s that “I can’t resist anymore – wait, how did we end up plastered to your door with my skirt around my hips?” kind of thing.

Character Chemistry: On the one hand, they’re magnetic to each other; on the other hand, he doesn’t treat her well. 

Plot: I saw my best friend naked and now I’m having all these FEELINGS.

Overall: It worked for me, but it definitely isn’t going to be for everyone.

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Review: Eight Kinky Nights: an f/f Chanukah romance by Xan West (2019)

Heat Factor: We open with fisting and go from there

Character Chemistry: Leah and Jordan are unfailingly kind and gentle with each other

Plot: Jordan has been suppressing her desires since forever, so her best friend gives her kink lessons

Overall: An object lesson in compassion

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Review: The Restart by Nicole Falls (2020)

New Beginnings, Book 2

Heat Factor: “…if I were reading into my countenance on a purely superficial level I’d attribute it to getting stellar pipe as the sun rose…”

Character Chemistry: When you know what you want, you know what you want. 

Plot: Shocked by a personal loss, a young woman decides to shake things up. The man she made a marriage pact with during a vacation years ago lets her know he’d like to collect.

Overall: I was looking for a soccer romance, and this is not that, but it was totally sweet.

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Review: All I Want for Christmas by Nora Roberts (1994)

Heat Factor: There is some not-very-explicit sex but the tone is quite chaste

Character Chemistry: Him: I need to resist you. Her: Why?

Plot: Twin boys wish for a mom for Christmas

Overall: Christmas special warm fuzzies in book format.

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Review: Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (2019)

Women Who Dare, Book #1

Heat Factor: warm to moderately steamy

Character Chemistry: sudden but believable

Plot: worked, but there was a lot going on

Overall: This would be a good holiday read except that it’s also heavy because it’s set during Reconstruction

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