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Review: The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher (2020)

Heat Factor: Not closed door, but nothing too racy

Character Chemistry: Adah and Beth are adorable together, in that grumpy/sunshine kind of way

Plot: Chefs at dueling restaurants start dating

Overall: I am charmed

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Review: An Irresistible Force by Rosanna Leo (2020)

Handymen, Book 2

Review of Handymen, Book 1

Heat Factor: I mean, there are handcuffs in the first few pages.

Character Chemistry: Steamy, steamy, and with a shared trauma that they turn into something really good.

Plot: Bernie’s childhood haven is being sold by her horrible uncle, who is the mentor of TV landscaper Eli Zorn. When the property is selected by Eli’s show to be rehabbed, Bernie handcuffs herself to the house and refuses to leave. Eli needs the rehab for his career; Bernie needs the house for her nonprofit. WHAT WILL HAPPEN??

Overall: This series rocks, and #2 is just as strong as #1.

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Review: Trashed by Mia Hopkins (2019)

Eastside Brewery, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s hot friends. SUPER hot.

Character Chemistry: Very much based on sexual chemistry

Plot: Eddie’s bad decisions impact his life all over the place, but he’s having some difficulty extracting himself from them

Overall: I enjoyed this much more for Eddie’s growth arc than for the romance

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Review: A Change in Tide by Freya Barker (2020)

Northern Lights, Book #1

Heat Factor: There is a good deal of self-love happening before the loving each other happens 

Character Chemistry: Overall good, but she played some games with him that I didn’t like

Plot: Woman decides she wants to figure out how to push past her PTSD agoraphobia anxiety for the life she wants. Man decides to focus on family after his hockey career is ended.

Overall: Everything is just fine.

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Review: Break the Rules by Roxie Noir (2019)

Loveless Brothers, Book #3

Heat Factor: Back scratches give it all away

Character Chemistry: Yep. Yes. 

Plot: Best friend’s sibling with a temporary timeline twist. Also tree murders. 

Overall: This contemporary romance leveled up

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