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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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Review: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan (2012)

The Brothers Sinister, Book 1.5

Heat Factor: 19th century condoms are super sexy

Character Chemistry: They’re drawn to each other, irresistibly 

Plot: Man with terrible social skills adores woman who’s nice to everyone except him

Overall: The tone is a little different for historical romance, but it’s a fun little novella

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Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (2019)

A League of Extraordinary Women, Book #1

Heat Factor: Who cares about sex? The angsty yearning set my socks on fire! (There is sex, though.)

Character Chemistry: Lit.

Plot: Unequal romance between dutiful Duke and suffragist, non-virgin bluestocking

Overall: So. Much. Yes.

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