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The Alphabet Challenge Variation
A =About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis:
I had mixed reactions to this book. On the one hand, I liked the h/h and enjoyed their bantering and romance. On the other, I was never sure if were meant to treat the “suspense” elements seriously or not. The hero and his coworkers seemed to have an 80s TV action star affliction where they were injured on one page and then magically healed by the next chapter. The resolution to the mystery subplot felt disappointing (won’t say more to avoid spoilers). There was only one conflict keeping the h/h apart so their internal monologues often felt repetitive. Plus the conflict seemed dragged out with both characters making decisions seemingly more for plot purposes. There was a lot of humor and surprisingly little angst despite some heavy baggage. The h/h had a nice chemistry. Overall a fun read, but with plot issues.

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