Review

Review: Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (2020)

Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 4

Heat Factor: Their first kiss was boring

Character Chemistry: Hate and love are two sides of the same coin

Plot: It’s marketed as Steampunk Cinderella but it’s more enemies-to-lovers / bodyguard / road trip

Overall: DNF at 50%. I was slogging and then just couldn’t take it any more when Gus-Gus the friendly pumpkin farmer appeared.

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Review: Beauty Tempts the Beast by Lorraine Heath (2020)

Sins for All Seasons, Book #6

Heat Factor: She wears a sexy red corset with black lace for seduction purposes…

Character Chemistry: The fact that it was in no way based on seduction lessons made it perfect

Plot: Ostracized former aristocratic woman accepts proposition of brothel owner (among other things) to teach the prostitutes refinement so they can get new jobs. Also, seduction lessons. Ish.

Overall: Heath is just a really good storyteller. That is all.

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Review: Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean (2020)

Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 3

Review of Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 2

Heat Factor: Very sexy

Character Chemistry: If you’re looking for a 380-page grovel, you’ve come to the right place

Plot: Stay with me – He tried to kill her when they were kids – Stay with me! – Now he’s a fraudulent duke – Stay with me – And she’s the queen of the Covent Garden criminal underground

Overall: MacLean nailed the close on this trilogy.

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Review: The Beastly Earl by Monica Burns (2019)

The Reckless Rockwoods, Book #5

Heat Factor: They succumb to their lust, but it’s not too scintillating.

Character Chemistry: “I’m going to heal your inadequacy complex with my TLC.”

Plot: It’s a lot: wounded war hero, guilty widow, psychopath, vengeful mother, etc.

Overall: I have some concerns.

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Review: A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas (2008)

Wallflowers, Book 4.5

Heat Factor: Get cozy on the rug in front of the fire heat level

Character Chemistry: Very solid, considering it’s a novella that also involves all four Wallflowers

Plot: I shouldn’t love you, you rogue, but I can’t help myself.

Overall: Very good for a snuggle with a blanket and a cuppa

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