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The Proposal
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
From the author of The Wedding Date comes a new novel about the perils of public proposals and the beauty of an unexpected second chance. When Nik Paterson went to the Dodgers game with her C-list actor boyfriend, Ford, for his birthday, she expected nothing more than a few boring hours with him and his bros. She certainly didn't expect a Jumbotron proposal. Or her name to be misspelled. Or to go viral in minutes... Carlos Ibarra wants to hang out with his sister, catch a Dodgers game, and relax for once. But when a camera crew descends on Nik after the disastrous proposal, he has to rescue her. After they flee the stadium, he delivers her into the arms of her supportive girlfriends, and they both think they'll never see each other again. Fate has other plans. Nik and Carlos keep crossing paths, accidentally and on purpose. When they finally give in to their attraction to each other, they are on the same page: sex and nothing more. But the proposed friends-with-benefits relationship is turning into something more, and the pair have to decide if they have room in their lives for love.
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DanaManiac
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️ Carlos was great...for the most part. Really thoughtful, considerate, responsible, caring. I loved the support and honesty from Nik's friendship group.
After the conflict scene- it all felt disjoined. The ending was abrupt and awkward.
~ P for #AutumnAtoZ
~ Non Theme Read for #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

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BooksNBowls
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Panpan

Meh. This one wasn‘t for me! Started off strong, then just slowed way down. I don‘t particularly like the author‘s writing style. The conversations could use some work and a lot of unnecessary details could have been left out. 2 stars. Hopefully the rest of my #LMPBC group enjoys this one more than I did!

DanaManiac Just received this from you today, thank you! 2mo
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The.Great.Catsby
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I liked The Wedding Date more. But this one was still good. IMO, most books that are in Reese's Book Club have not been all that great. The book opened with a slap in the face and then slows down. I am really enjoying the series and I like how all the characters are connected. I've already started The Wedding Party.
3 🌟 for Nikole and Carlos.

8.13.22

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Susanita
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The other night at the ballpark someone proposed to Amanda on the scoreboard between innings. We never learned who proposed, who Amanda was, or how she responded. OTOH, the boyfriend at the beginning of the tagged book gets an immediate and public response. Hint: it‘s not the guy on the cover!
#romcom #artfulaugust

Eggs Well done!! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 4mo
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KristiAhlers
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ at best. This may just not be an author for me. I felt the ending was rushed and at one point I was ready to scream at Nik to get her act together. She came off bratty for me. Read this for another #LMPBC. It‘s also a #bookspin read. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I have a couple of Guillory books on my shelf that I haven't gotten to yet - they sound like books I'll like, but I've been burned by a lot of romcom-y books lately 😂 4mo
KristiAhlers @TheAromaofBooks I totally get that. I‘ve been doing graphic novels and suspense reads well minus the zodiac academy reads @sprainedbrain turned me on to. Hence the reason I didn‘t finish my bookspin list last month. I HAD to read the ZA books. Too addictive 🤣 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Getting sucked into a ridiculous series is one of the joys of life 😂 4mo
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cwarnier
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I am loving doing this bracket and choosing my favorite books throughout the year.
I usually try to remember my favorites of the year in Jan and always struggle or only remember those read in Nov. & Dec.
#readingbracket

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kimmypete1
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Pickpick

Loved it!! The main and secondary characters were all wonderful. Story was entertaining and fast paced. Started off with a bang of a public proposal - which is rarely a good plan.

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kimmypete1
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Soooo I thought this was going to be a sports romance (there is a baseball on the cover!), but it turns out that it‘s not. It‘s ok though because it had a fantastic start and is still rolling.

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cwarnier
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Pickpick

I love when I have days in a row that I can just sit and devour books like this one. I have picked this one up a couple differnet times and something else always come up that is more important.
This was an amazing story. I loved every minute of it, and had a hard time putting it down. I loved the feminine point of view & how it empowers women. The ending was a bit disappointing, but it still leaves me wanting to read more of Jasmine's books.

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cwarnier
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Chilling out reading while I wait for fireworks.

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cwarnier
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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KristiAhlers Yay. Looks like an amazing set of reads! 5mo
BooksNBowls Yaaay!!! 5mo
DanaManiac Sweet lineup! 🥳🥳 5mo
BooksNBowls Hey y‘all I‘m sending my book out today I‘m so sorry I‘m late! I‘m sending to @cwarnier right?? 4mo
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cwarnier
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#LMPBC @KristiAhlers @BooksNBowls @DanaManiac
What do you think of one of these for a romance novel choice? These are my top 4 on my TBR list.

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KristiAhlers That‘s fine. Pick any of them I‘m will to read them. 5mo
DanaManiac Hi! “Well Met” and “The Proposal” both sound great, but I‘d read any of them. 5mo
KristiAhlers Do any of y‘all have a sub genre of spice level y‘all don‘t want to read? @cwarnier @BooksNBowls @DanaManiac (edited) 5mo
cwarnier I wondered if my choice of grey would turn anyone off. I obviously am open to anything. 5mo
KristiAhlers @cwarnier I wouldn‘t think so. I‘m down to read it no worries. 5mo
KristiAhlers Is everyone ok with this title? This is one of my favorite authors. 5mo
DanaManiac @KristiAhlers I don‘t typically read super spicy, but I‘m really open to all- it‘s how I‘ve found some of my new favorite genres/ authors ☺️ 5mo
DanaManiac @BooksNBowls @KristiAhlers @cwarnier I‘m thinking of reading this if no one has read it before 5mo
cwarnier I was really leaning towards The Proposal as long as all have not read it. @BooksNBowls @KristiAhlers Echoes of Silence sounds wonderful. @DanaManiac Sweet hand sounds wonderful as well. 5mo
DanaManiac @cwarnier The Proposal sounds like a great choice! 5mo
BooksNBowls All of your books sound great @cwarnier @KristiAhlers @danamaniac My book is a new book just came out this month but I received an arc and haven‘t read it yet! Are y‘all cool with it? (edited) 5mo
DanaManiac @BooksNBowls I‘m fine with that! 5mo
cwarnier @BooksNBowls I am game for it.
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KristiAhlers Totally fine. 5mo
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cwarnier
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Back to it. I started this book like a month ago and got distracted. Have some time before swim class so why not.

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JacintaMCarter
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Pickpick

#2022Book17
I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would. Romance isn't usually my genre, but all of the characters were so fun. And, it didn't include my least favorite "all of our problems could be solved if we just had a 5-minute conversation with each other" trope.

Alfoster That‘s so funny! I always hate rom-coms that “settle” everything with a short conversation! If it were that easy, there would be complete harmony in the world…let‘s tell Putin!🥲🤣 9mo
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Grrlbrarian
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Y‘ALL. I thought I hated romance novels. The heaving bosoms, the turgid throbbing, the ‘love of a good woman will change him‘ crap. THIS IS NOT THAT, although it still gets steamy. This novel is funny - I laughed aloud often. Nik and Carlos seem so real in the way they talk, act, mess up. Maybe I like some romance novels? Or maybe Jasmine Guillory is a good writer (who overuses the word ‘grin,‘ but at least it‘s not ‘turgid.‘) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Bookspin

GondorGirl I've been discovering lately that I actually enjoy this type of romance novel, too! 10mo
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PaperbackPirate
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💙 I fell behind a bit, but this was my favorite book in September! Although I‘m not usually a big romance fan, I love this series because there‘s more substance to the stories.
⚾️ My only problem with this book is that the main character is a Dodgers fan, so I added a couple bobble heads since the Diamondbacks are far superior.
⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️
#12BooksOf2021
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks great. 11mo
PaperbackPirate Sorry for the blurry picture everyone. Should have put on my glasses! 10mo
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Kaylamburson
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I've been in a cheesy, romantic mood lately with all of my rom-com reading, & it's gotten me out of my almost two year (thanks Covid) reading slump. I got so much reading done on my trip to the Bahamas with my SO, but it was a rom-com come to life as he proposed!! We've been together 6.5 years, and I couldn't be more excited to continue my life with him. Just like every rom-com there were a few obstacles along the way, but I'm ready for our HEA! ❤

JamieArc Congratulations! 🎉🎊 What a great photo and memory! 12mo
DieAReader Congratulations!!🎉🎉 12mo
mabell How exciting! Congratulations! 🥂🍾 (edited) 12mo
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ravenlee Oh, that‘s so wonderful! Congratulations and best wishes! 12mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳🍾🥂 12mo
Well-ReadNeck Best wishes!!! 🎉 12mo
Jas16 Congratulations!❤️ 12mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 12mo
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾 🥂 12mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🎊 12mo
WJCintron Congratulations!!! 12mo
slategreyskies Oh, I‘m so happy for you!! Congratulations!! ✨ 12mo
mrp27 Wonderful, congratulations!! 🎊 12mo
julesG Congratulations! 🎉 12mo
Sharpeipup Congratulations! 12mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 12mo
Laughterhp Congrats! What a gorgeous picture too! 12mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! ❤️ 12mo
Susanita Woohoo! Congratulations! 12mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!🎉 12mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww, congratulations on your engagement! 😀 12mo
Dragon Congratulations 🎉 💕 11mo
BookBabe How exciting, congratulations! 🎊 8mo
Kaylamburson Aww, thanks!! @BookBabe ! 8mo
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Pickpick

I picked this audiobook when I got sick and wanted something lighthearted! I enjoyed it! I probably liked it better than The Wedding Date actually. It definitely had feminist elements, and I really liked the plot and characters! A good romance if you aren‘t super into romance (which I‘m not).

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Susanita
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Recycling this photo of an #unconventional bookmark.
#fortheloveofbookmarks

Bookwormjillk Those were the days! 1y
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kimmypete1
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Thank you so much @ncsufoxes ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I‘m in love with everything. #FFFS #FallingForFallSwap

Avanders 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 1y
ncsufoxes Glad to see you like everything. I got the books from your Amazon list. I was frustrated because I could find any bookmarks I liked, so I loaded up on the snacks. I‘m in grad school & getting ready to defend my thesis proposal so I didn‘t have as much time as I wanted to shop/find things. Happy Fall! 1y
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PaperbackPirate
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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This was taken 2 weeks ago. We had a really nice monsoon storm so my reading buddy, Bombadil, and I decided to start this book on the back porch.
🌧 Who else loves to read when it rains?
#DogsOfLitsy

nanuska_153 Bombadil! ♥️♥️ Love the name 1y
WJCintron 😍 😍 1y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @nanuska_153 ! 🙌 1y
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Ruthiella I do love it but have little opportunity. It rains so infrequently in Southern California. 1y
PaperbackPirate @Ruthiella I live in Phoenix- I guess that‘s part of why we love it so much! 😅🌧💙📘 1y
ShelleyBooksie Bombadil- what an awesome name!!!!! 1y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @ShelleyBooksie - he loves burrowing under blankets so we always say he‘s going in his Hobbit hole when he does it. We thought he needed a LOTR name. 😆 1y
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Mrs_B
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Pickpick

This is a cute fun romance. Nothing ground breaking, but just what you need sometimes. Be warned, there are some amazing food descriptions that will have you craving Thai, Mexican and cupcakes!!! 🧁 🧁 🧁

behudd I always get so hungry reading her books 😂😋 1y
Mrs_B @behudd I need tacos now! 😂 🌮 1y
marleed I think one reason I love this series because Jasmine creates intelligent, independent, self -sufficient women. 1y
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PaperbackPirate
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Here‘s my September #TBR!
This month I hope to read
🌵 Electric Deserts! by Amber McCray - poetry independently published by Jackalope Chaps
🌧 Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie for book club
👮🏻‍♂️ Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut for Banned Books Week
💍 finish the tagged book
🌍 The World Doesn‘t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott for the #MonthlyKeyWordgxo challenge
📚 What are you reading this month?
#SeptemberTBR

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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Pickpick

This was a very cute and lighthearted read

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Deifio
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Pickpick

Loved this book!

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nomadreader
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Oh, hi! It's been awhile, but I think I'll dip my toes back in here. I'm rereading all of Jasmine Guillory's books while I impatiently wait for a galley of the new one. It's fun to revisit these characters now that I know them from the books they star in. And feel good fiction feels good right now.

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Kshakal
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I have loved all of her books and can‘t wait to see what more she has in store! #faveblackauthor #loveprevails @TheKidUpstairs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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vlwelser
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Let me just start by saying that this has nothing to do with baseball. It's really just a basic romance. If you're looking for something light and entertaining, I definitely recommend this one. I was totally drawn in and it's not ridiculously fluffy like some other books in this category.

Simplykellyk I really enjoyed it too! Even though I totally judged it by the cover and thought it was gonna be a little more about baseball! 2y
vlwelser @Simplykellyk I was so glad this wasn't about baseball. 2y
Simplykellyk @vlwelser ah. Sad. I love baseball. But trust me, I get it. It‘s not for everyone. 2y
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vlwelser
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Nik from the tagged book might be my spirit animal.

"I have stacks of brand-new books at home, all of which I was excited to read when I bought them, but now... none of them seem quite right to me."

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This was a lot of fun... great characters. The writing is all right; I scrunched my face a couple of times with the bland word choices, repetition, and some unrealistic conversations.... but I was looking for light fun and I got it. And I‘ll keep reading her books for more of the same. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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NAM99
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Pickpick

Jasmine Guillory write such great romcoms. The characters can be complex and fun.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Mehso-so

Between a Pan and a so so. It‘s an okay romance overall and I love that Berkley is putting out diverse romances, however I feel like Guillory‘s characters all have the same voice even in the previous The Wedding Date. Everyone talks the same and a bit cringey sometimes. A decent intro if you‘re new to romance but not a favorite for me. Got a threesome there for my #bookspinbingo though 😎

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
mcipher The dialogue is definitely a bit cringey but I still love her books - they‘re such a sweet escape without being overly saccharine or overly sexy 😉 2y
Ash.on.the.line @mcipher I think that‘s what romance is all about! 😊 I‘ve read so many more in 2020 for that escape 😆 2y
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cwarnier
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@hes7 @TheAromaofBooks @Readergrrl
Ladies here are some romance novels that are on m TBR. Any opinions?

marleed I thought the actual writing of The Proposal was average, but JG sucked me in and I read was hell of her books as soon as I can get my hands on a new release. I love how she pulls a supporting character from one story into the MC of the next. It‘s my book version of bingeing - The Bachelor thing. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've already read Well Met, but am fine with any of the others!! 2y
hes7 The only one I haven‘t read is The Knockout Queen, but I‘ve honestly been meaning to reread the others, so I‘m good with any of them. 2y
cwarnier The knock out queen it is then. 2y
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khooliha
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Bailedbailed

The thing that audiobooks are going to be fighting against is, would I rather listen to the book or a podcast about the book? I gave this one 46%, did the math, and decided podcast. (I will admit to being biased in favor of podcasts.) What I read of this book was: fine! Just didn't grab me.

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khooliha
The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory

I need to do more experimenting, but it's possible that, for me, taking the audiobook route renders romance novels just "fine". Gotta do more rereads to get enough data!

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NAM99
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A car make out session can still involve a conversation on race, a great inclusion by the author.

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Mdonald
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KatieDid927
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I‘m pretty open about the fact that romance is not my favorite genre. In spite of that, I was intrigued by the premise of The Proposal and Roxane Gay‘s glowing review. As someone who despises public proposals and adores Queen Roxane, I decided to give it a try. There were definitely some romance tropes that aren‘t my fave and I‘m not a romance convert now, but the story was fun.

Scochrane26 I love Queen Roxane, too 2y
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Nikki_E
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Really enjoying this series! This is the summer of the romance novel for me.

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NikkiCureton
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A very public proposal would be an absolute nightmare for me (especially from someone I‘d only dated a few months), so, I can‘t wait to get into this story!

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jmtrivera
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I was thrilled to see Carlos get his own story & happily-ever-after. Guillory does a great job fleshing out the rest of his character, along w/his family & Nik's friends. She's building a great community, giving them other issues to care about & explore. This adds depth to their personalities & also gives the story an added layer of reality & interest. These layers result in irresistible page-turners. They're just so good & this might be my fave!

ChasingOm This one is my fave too. The enchiladas! 🥰 2y
jmtrivera @ChasingOm It's so hilarious, and then turns out so sweet! 2y
Nitpickyabouttrains I‘m reading this one now! 2y
jmtrivera @Nitpickyabouttrains I know! I'm so excited that you're reading this series! 2y
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Merethebookgal
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Another awesome book by Jasmine Guillory! I really enjoy how she fleshes out the characters so the story is more than just the romance. I‘m enjoying these so much I‘ve already started book 3! I also have some exciting news I‘m hoping to share soon pertaining to @EclecticReaders and this series 👀 💖 stay tuned!

ChasingOm I love these books as well. The fifth (?) just came out on Tuesday! 2y
Merethebookgal @ChasingOm Yup! I‘ve heard it‘s just as great as the rest (though that‘s not surprising) 2y
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Nicole01070
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I loved this book so much, but I just feel the ending was far too rushed. I love Jasmine Guillory, and was so excited to read a book about a woman with my name and man with my boyfriends name 😉❤️🥰

Tonidreads328 I‘m currently reading this book, and really enjoying it. 2y
Kenyazero Welcome to Litsy! 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫Just me again with a read-it-in-a-day-and-loved-it romance 😂This book follows Carlos, Drew‘s friend from Guillory‘s The Wedding Date, and Nik in another fun, flirty, multi-racial romance. After finishing an intense book & during an intense time right now, this was a great romcom escape. I wish there had been a bit more from their different cultures brought into their interactions, but I‘m def looking forward to reading the next one!

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Loveforlit2
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Really enjoying this series and definitely worth it to start it with The Wedding date. It‘s fun to watch major characters pop up as minor characters in other books in the series. Definitely going to read The Wedding Party soon.

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Amandakay
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️

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Vansa
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@ShyBookOwl #Round2 #BookHunt
Again serendipitously a book I was reading yesterday. I adore Jasmine Guillory's books. All of them are multiple POV ,of both protagonists. I didn't like this book as much as the The wedding date, but it's a fun read. And public proposals would be a big turn off for me too, so loved that about the book!

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