Recommended Read, Review

Review: Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries (2019)

Duke Dynasty, Book 1

Heat Factor: I need a tall glass of milk, because this one is on FIRE.

Character Chemistry: He’s an upstanding dreamboat with a bad boy reputation, she never stood a chance (and neither did I).

Plot: A young duke meets up with his family of half-siblings and his mother when his step-father dies unexpectedly. The penniless cousin of his half-brother sweeps him off his feet. But, MURDER! But, INTRIGUE! But, SEXY WOODLAND ROMPS!

Overall: Pretty much crossed my fingers this would be a series by the close of the first chapter because I hope it never ends.

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Recommended Read, Review

Review: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean (2019)

Bareknuckle Bastards Series, Book #2

Heat Factor: I love the way MacLean writes sex. A+

Character Chemistry: The bickering-because-I’m-into-you is great

Plot: bananas

Overall: I wouldn’t mind being Hattie

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Dueling Review, Rant, Recommended Read, Review

Dueling Review: Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas (2016)

If Erin were to review this book, she would call it a Recommended Read. If Holly were to review this book, she would write a Rant. Clearly, we needed to review this book together.

Welcome to Dueling Reviews.

Moderated by Ingrid, the Voice of Reason.

Holly’s Take 

Heat Factor: If you’re into the whole dynamic where a shy virgin teaches a sexually experienced hero how to “make love” with her magical vagina, then it’s pretty sexy

Character Chemistry: Please ignore Helen’s personality transplant

Plot: High melodrama thanks to a ridiculous and honestly unnecessary plot device

Overall: SO DISAPPOINTING. This is the book that made me give up on Lisa Kleypas

Erin’s Take

Heat Factor: There are a couple of sex scenes, but it’s mostly angsty pining

Character Chemistry: They don’t spend a great deal of time together, but somehow I still felt they had great chemistry

Plot: Angsty unworthiness and unsolicited advice all around!

Overall: LOVED IT. Kleypas heroes are basically my kryptonite, and Winterborne was no exception.

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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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Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (2018)

Kiss Quotient, Book 1

Heat Factor: So hot and so awkward, all at the same time. It’s quite impressive, actually.

Character Chemistry: They **get** each other. It’s very sweet.

Plot: “I am socially awkward, please give me sex lessons.”

Overall: I stayed up well past my bedtime because I couldn’t put it down.

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