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Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey (2021)

Heat Factor: It’s a slow-but-steady scorcher.

Character Chemistry: Folks…we have a classic Grumpy/Sunshine on our hands!!!

Plot: Piper tries to wrest control of her breakup narrative in a way that lands her in jail…so her wealthy stepfather sends her and her sister to the town they were born in, where they are meant to live in the bar apartment they inherited from their father for three months to SHAPE UP, and there she meets Brendan, the cranky sea captain who stole my heart. I mean, her heart.

Overall: Obsessed. This book was such a solid read, and so enjoyable…

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Review: Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan (2019)

Final Hour Series, Book 2

Reviews of Final Hour Prequel; Final Hour Book 1

Heat Factor: Sex on a boat! Not super explicit after the first time.

Character Chemistry: Loved these two together

Plot: Field operative can’t keep his eyes off quiet analyst…and then she’s framed as the mole!

Overall: I avoided doing anything on a Sunday in favor of reading this whole book at once.

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Review: Holding Pattern by Jennifer W. Smith (2020)

Landing in Love, Book #2

Heat Factor: closed door

Character Chemistry: Instant tingles → “I haven’t felt this way in forever…or ever.”

Plot: Billionaire entrepreneur needs to chill out, lobsterman can help with that

Overall: Easy breezy

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Review: Love Hard by Nalini Singh (2020)

Hard Play, Book 3

Review of Hard Play, Book 1

Heat Factor: I’m going to resist this…maybe I don’t want to…please put your hands on me

Character Chemistry: He asks her to be his wings! 

Plot: Famous single parent meets a sexy former acquaintance

Overall: So satisfying

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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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