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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
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.