Recommended Read, Series Review

Series Review: Into the Wind by Jean Ferris (1996)

Heat Factor: Entry Level Hotness.

Character Chemistry: Immediate and dreamy. 

Plot: Epic adventure of self-discovery… and romance… on the high seas.

Overall: True love lasts a lifetime.

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Review: The Double Wager by Mary Balogh (1985)

Heat Factor: Like Georgette Heyer if there were ever a hint of sex in one of her books

Character Chemistry: it’s gonna be a tough sell, but it worked for me

Plot: Protagonists enter into separate wagers that result in marriage of (inadvertent) convenience

Overall: I don’t want to have this argument with Holly again

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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: Family Affair by Debbie Macomber (1994)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: Through the power of love, our heroine grows a spine

Plot: His cat knocks up her cat and she demands kitten support

Overall: Nothing terribly offensive, but nothing terribly interesting either

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Review: One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood (1997)

The Clayborne Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: Candlelight

Character Chemistry: Yowza

Plot: Heroine needs someone to guide her to her new husband. Hero does the job. Love ensues.

Overall: Way more fun that I remembered

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