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Making Up
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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Making Up by Lucy Parker will be available May 2018 from Carina Press!
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xicanti
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I‘m gonna be honest with y‘all: my mental health was crap last week, to the point where I denied myself stuff like the opportunity to wallow in CDTH. Despite that major hurdle, I:

• adored CALL DOWN THE HAWK so deep in my soul I can hardly stand it
• cried over CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND
• loved THE DEATHLY HALLOWS all over again
• loved Squirrel Girl, liked Superman, and didn‘t much enjoy Deathstroke

I hope to start MAKING UP tonight. #bookreport

Reviewsbylola I hope you have a better week. ♥️ 1d
Mimi28 I had a rough week too. Hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️ Squirrel Girl!! ❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊 1d
xicanti @Reviewsbylola ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
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xicanti @Mimi28 here‘s hoping next week is way better for both of us! 1d
Sace I hope next week is brighter. 1d
xicanti @Sace thank you. ❤️ 22h
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Bkwrm7
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Took me forever to read this one, but I did enjoy it. Charming banter and cool jobs for both protagonists plus a geeky fandom adds up to lots of fun. I also really appreciated that our main couple had mediocre sex at one point while they were struggling to connect emotionally. Nice to read a romance where the sex isn't spectacular every single time.

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Bkwrm7
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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Had a medical appt early this morning that went more quickly than I expected, so treating myself to brunch and a book. I feel like I've had barely any time to read since returning from vacation so this is a nice break! #romantsy

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SarahSaysRead
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Mehso-so

Why didn't I love this more?? I usually love hate-to-love stories, especially when there's fun snarky banter. And they were super cute, and kickass professionals in their fields. There's a lot to enjoy here, but for some reason it just never really sparked with me 😕

Going to use this for Show Business for #RippedBodiceBingo 🤸‍♀️🧚‍♀️

#contemporaryromance #romance #enemiestolovers

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Vagablonde
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I'm not sure how to say anything I haven't already said about the rest of this series. It's a glittery pink jewel with a tangled core of emotion. The writing is lovely, the pacing is excellent, and the characters are deep and real.

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brennahawleycraig
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Pickpick

Really enjoying this romance series! My brain is far less inclined to read complex books now that I have two infants but books like this really hit the spot after a long day. Need to track down the next one! #romantsy

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ScientistSam
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Lucy Parker is 3 for 3! Her romances have snappy dialogue, sweet love stories, and protagonists who actually talk to each other. This one focuses on the story of the best friend from Pretty Face.

#romantsy

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Jas16
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I look forward to a new Lucy Parker book and this might be my favorite of the series. Trix and Leo cannot be in the same room without insults flying so when Leo is hired to do the makeup at the theatrical circus that Trix works at and they find themselves constantly thrown together is should be the recipe for disaster. It should be but somehow it isn‘t. Parker writes great banter and witty lines but also gives you heat and emotion. #romantsy

MarriedtoMrT I think this was my favorite, too! 1y
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howjessreads
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I preordered this one, and was not disappointed! Lucy Parker has such a knack for making really believable characters who (gasp!) talk to each other, instead of just falling into silly misunderstandings, which is one of the romance tropes that bugs me the most. And Leo is such a sweetheart in this book. 😍😍😍 #jesshowreads2018

DGRachel They talk to each other?!?! Is that even possible?? 😂😂I may have to try this out because yes, the whole drama caused because the couple refuses to talk to each other drives me insane. 2y
sammisho I've never heard of this author. I'm always looking for good contemporary romance authors. 2y
howjessreads @DGRachel @sammisho - this is the third in the series (they‘re loosely related), and I love them all! 2y
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BookCafe
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And the final rom com for the weekend, a classic enemies to lovers romance! I love Lucy Parker and this one is a bit more poignant than the typical rom com but still makes me smile and definitely root for the heroine‘s journey😊

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AisPM
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A big yes to this book!! I absolutely adored it ❤️❤️ #JuneBooks #Romance

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EloisaJames
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I‘m loving this book and making myself read it very very slowly so I can keep the characters around as long as possible! Hero is a makeup artist and heroine is a dance/gymnast/actor. It‘s so fresh and interesting! #romantsy

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AisPM
Making Up | Lucy Parker

Loving this so far 😄😊 #romance

EloisaJames Me too! 2y
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CoffeeK8
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A lovely and realistic enemies-to-lovers romance between two people who both have some serious emotional baggage. Trix and Leo are both realistic and compelling and you really root for them to work out their problems and make it. #romantsy

EloisaJames I‘m loving it so far! 2y
CoffeeK8 @EloisaJames in general I love her books! They‘re very refreshing (edited) 2y
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CoffeeK8
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Can‘t wait to get started on this read today #romantsy

ladym30 Beautiful! 2y
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EloisaJames
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I love Lucy Parker‘s books, and she has a new book out on Tuesday! (Same day as my Too Wilde to Wed, actually). Have you read her books? If you haven‘t read her first two, jump at them! Sexy, funny, English, adorable. #keepers #romance

Bianca I love Act Like It! 2y
EloisaJames @Bianca me too! I‘ve read it 3 times 2y
MarriedtoMrT I think this new one is actually my favorite so far! I hope you like it. 2y
EloisaJames @MarriedtoMrT I am loving it so much—making myself read slowly. 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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A really good mix of romance, grown up love and geek. Trix is wonderful, self aware and full of life. Leo is almost too good then I caught myself, nice, hot and good guy are just so rare that when you get one, you can't help waiting for the othef shoe to drop. It doesn't. theater scene, the fandom space, urban London are perfect for Trix and Leo to find solace, love and peace with themselves and each other. #MakingUp #NetGalley

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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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Game 7 Jets vs Preds. 🌸 waiting in the wings. New 📚 in. One library, one from donation. Finishing Lucy Parker's new one tonight. It's really good.

writerlibrarian I did finish Making Up and the Jets are ahead 2-1. With about 2m to go in the 2nd Jets score. 3-1. Jets win, (edited) 2y
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Verity
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I don‘t use the quote option much, and yet two this evening alone. This one made me snort with laughter.
“I think we‘re debauching the hedgie,” she muttered

Eggs Sounds serious 2y
RaimeyGallant lol. I don't know the context, and it still made me laugh. 2y
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Verity
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I‘d forgotten how much I like Lucy Parker‘s one liners!

“Somewhere, even the Sith Emperor was looking at this guy‘s management style and thinking “bit harsh”.

😂🤣

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s funny! 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I have about 2 hours left in this one. Let's hope that my Pens rise up to the challenge of getting a game 7. If not it's okay Ovi will finally have gotten to the Conference final. #readingandwatchinghockey

P.S. Jets will send the Preds on vacations. Like the Knights did to the 🦈

Susanita I was kinda hoping for a Jets-Sharks conference final for the West Side Story reference. 2y
writerlibrarian @Susanita Snap! 😁👊🏻 That would have been nice but 🌸 made it through. 2y
writerlibrarian Here we go. No goal. 0-0 after 20m. Caps draw first blood. Bang bang Letang ties it. We are going into OT. Caps finally win. (edited) 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I'm reading outside for the first time today. 😎 #summerreading

MelissaSue81 Love this so much! I think I need to make a spot like this! 2y
Cathythoughts Reading outside 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen Perfect! 👌🏼 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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Playoffs start tonight. It's Pens vs Flyers in what will probably be a rough and tumble affair. Vegas' Cinderella season continues... So ARE U IN ?

#readingandwatchinghockey #3elieve

readherwriteher Yes. Except I‘m a Leafs fan, and they don‘t play until tomorrow. I‘ll likely check out the Jets vs. Wild tonight. 2y
CarolynM Let's go Pens! 2y
writerlibrarian Puck drop Rusty scores. 1-0. Murray is on. 2-0 Pens Horny on a steal to Hags and net. Flyers in the 📦 Pens on PP. Malin got to the 📦 and when he got out, he took off and... scored. 3-0 Pens. Geno back in the 📦 Pens kill it and after one it's 3-0 Pens. Geno you beast and Matt you're the man. (edited) 2y
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writerlibrarian 2nd period here we go. Strange thing happens and Philly in the 📦 Second PP unit scores. Jake. 4-0. Sid bats one in ... again 5-0 Pens back on PP... and Geno hit metal... crowd chanting Geno Geno... oh and Pens back on PP. At the end of 2...it's 5-0 Pens (edited) 2y
guinsgirlreads @CarolynM yes! Let‘s go Pens!! ❤️👏🏻🏒🐧 2y
writerlibrarian 3rd period on. Pens in the 📦 but right off the end Sid scores. 6-0. Sidney again with a 🎩 trick. 7-0. Pens win and are ahead 1-0 in the series. Go Pens. Ohhhh Jets just pulled ahead 3-2 (edited) 2y
CarolynM Excellent result👏🙂❤️🐧 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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Today was hard. Physically I had very few spoons to work with and was out by 10:30 this morning. Emotionally i wasn't doing much better. It's the fifth anniversary of my mom's passing. I did finish the day. It got better. By 3 pm the pain had lessen. So i'm sharing my flowers, beautiful purple tulips. I'm gonna curl up in bed and read. #happinessisresistance

Alfoster Hugs!💙💙 2y
asiriusreader Reading is the best medicine 💗 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Hugs from me too! ❤️💙💛 2y
CocoReads Hugs 2y
Ddzmini Prayers and good thoughts sent your way 🤗😋 2y
batsy ❤️❤️ 2y
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writerlibrarian
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I post my weekly inbox/outbox on dreamwidth. I thought I would share it here. #inboxoutbox #happinessisresistance #itsfriday

Melissa_J Love your nails!!! 2y
writerlibrarian @Melissa_J Thanks i love my Mondrian inspired nails 💜💜💜 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
Making Up | Lucy Parker
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I caved a few weeks ago and requested a few of my most anticipated spring reads through Netgalley with hopes that they would jump-start me out of my reading slump. The reading gods were with me and somehow I was approved!

Making Up was first to come through and it was just what the doctor ordered. Lucy Parker is fabulous with romantic contemporaries and her writing and characters are only getting better with each book. Preorder with confidence!

Jas16 So looking forward to this one. 2y
Mc_cart_ny Is this book 3 for her Westend series?? 2y
MarriedtoMrT @Mc_cart_ny Yes! Features Trix (Lily‘s roommate - which I didn‘t realize at first). 2y
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