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Review: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey (2019)

First Comes Love, Book 1

Heat Factor: Mildly steamy

Character Chemistry: Like an old pair of jeans

Plot: A widow starts a school and rubs a neighbor the wrong way…but then kind of the right way…

Overall: It’s cute, you’ll fall in love with the characters, it’s well-written. It’s a keeper.

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Review: The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (2019)

Heat Factor: There’s a fire but it’s not figurative.

Character Chemistry: They’re well-matched personalities

Plot: Woman is suddenly widowed shortly after marrying the wrong man for the wrong reasons and blames herself for it. After reuniting with her brother at his business in the wild, heathen San Francisco settlement, she starts to fall for his best friend. Meanwhile, mysteries ensue.

Overall: Like my teen years, this one’s got some issues.

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Review: A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson (2014)

Lone Star Brides, Book 1

Heat Factor: Chaste

Character Chemistry: They say that they have fallen in love, but I’m not sure when that happened because they have very few interactions, even though they’re already married.

Plot: It did not go where I expected it to

Overall: Interesting read, but not a satisfying romance novel.

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Review: Lady Rogue by Theresa Romain (2018)

Royal Rewards, Book 3

Shout out to Miss Bates Reads Romance, whose excellent review of Lady Notorious inspired me to check out Theresa Romain.

Heat Factor: Warmish

Character Chemistry: Pretty good

Plot: Part 1: art theft caper, in the spirit of How to Steal a Million. Part 2: angsty introspection

Overall: Promising beginning, but it ultimately left me cold.

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Review: When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes (2019)

Rogues to Riches, Book #2

Heat Factor: It’s nice and respectful

Character Chemistry: He’s the protector, she doesn’t really want protection, but she kinda needs it…

Plot: Just don’t overthink it

Overall: A comfy read

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