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Honey Girl (Original)
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."-- Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls' trip to Vegas to celebrate. She's a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn't know...until she does exactly that. This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father's plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn't feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parent's expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows. In New York, she's able to ignore all the constant questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she's been running from all along--the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.
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LadyCait84
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I liked the protagonist, Grace Porter, and her story of discovery, healing, and romance.

But I loved the cast of almost unbearably charming characters that made up her chosen family.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover ❤️ 3w
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mgschu
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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I love Grace and her weird, lonely, ugly, glimmering, love you so much it hurts, found family. Grace and her expectations, familiar and choking. Grace and her wife, hunting monsters. Grace and forgiveness. Grace, favored by the sun and in love with the stars. Grace learning that The Best and happiness are not antonyms. Grace and her loneliness, never alone though. Lonely monsters, finding each other, holding on tight.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds great! Stacking 2mo
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magyklyXdelish
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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I‘m constantly reminded when I venture outside my comfort zone that romance just isn‘t the genre for me. This was a super cute story but I just wasn‘t invested as it‘s kinda slow in parts. For anyone that loves romance especially LGBTQ+, this is definitely a book I‘d recommend. There‘s a lot of great representation here. I just don‘t get why I can‘t get into romance? I try so hard lol

#Pantone2022 - Sudan Brown

Clwojick Great match! ❤️💖 3mo
marleed My problem with this was the influence her father‘s career choice had on his grown daughter. When a child refers to her parent by their professional title, it tells me all I need to know. 3mo
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magyklyXdelish
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Put aside “John Dies at the End”. I‘m not in the right headspace for it. Moving on to this one instead.

Hoping everyone is having a good weekend 🤗

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Catsandbooks
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Are y'all interested in any of these books? I have lots more otherwise! #LMPBC #groupE

RaeLovesToRead (Recursion is amazing! ❤) 3mo
ShelleyBooksie These all look so good. I want to raid your bookshelves - lol 3mo
sprainedbrain I have not read any of those, nor do I have any of them on my shelves. I would be happy with any of them! 3mo
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kellyann28 I have read A Woman Is No Man and Recursion. Any of the others will work for me! 3mo
JackOBotts Any of these titles sound great! 3mo
Catsandbooks I'm leaning towards The Bad Muslim Discount. Would that be OK with everyone? @sprainedbrain @kellyann28 @JackOBotts 3mo
Catsandbooks @RaeLovesToRead happy to hear!! 3mo
sprainedbrain Sounds great! 3mo
JackOBotts Sounds good to me!! 3mo
kellyann28 Yes, sounds good! 3mo
Catsandbooks @ShelleyBooksie haha you're welcome to! 3mo
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WJCintron
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Panpan

#14
✅ A romance novel by a BIPOC author
1st & last time author.
2 ⭐️⭐️
I wanted to LOVE it so much. After ch 7 it went downhill.
I enjoyed Yuki's radio show.
It's a contemporary novel. MC finding herself as an adult/mental health/living to father's expectations. Romance only 1 quarter of book.
I didn't feel their relationship at all. WHO calls their gf by their full name ALL the time? No one! You call them babe, bella, their nickname, baby?

WJCintron I never connected with Grace: whiny & immature/age 28-29. I liked Yuki better. At least she was more centered and wiser.
SO MANY references to space, universe, stars and the sun.
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WJCintron Quotes I liked:

📌 When you have a plan you don‘t fuck it up, you keep going.

📌 Are you there? I‘m listening. I‘m here.
(from Yuki's show)

📌 Lonely creatures

📌 Believing in monsters is not what the show is about. — What makes me any different from this terrible thing? What makes me the same? — Lonely creatures, what makes us so different from the stories we tell in the dark?
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Kenyazero
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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I really enjoyed this book, especially because I felt Grace's struggles. I don't face barriers from racism between me and my chosen career, but I am very familiar with reorienting my life after accademia and with feeling lost after school ended. It was also fun seeing how Grace handled accidentally marrying a woman she didn't know in Vegas. Content warnings for racism and panic attacks. #LGBTQ #WarmBooks #College

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Katie.happens
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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I was enchanted by Honey Girl when I first started reading it. I love an interracial relationship in books and in movies (it seems abuse is more tolerated sometimes than simply a couple that doesn‘t match 🙄). I loved the LGBTQA+ representation because I feel like there aren‘t many mainstream representations of such relationships either. However, by the end of the novel, the dramatic writing style wore on me a bit. A like not a love.

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Hooked_on_books
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Grace has just achieved her PhD in astronomy but is flailing, which manifests in her drunkenly marrying a stranger in Vegas. This book is billed as a romance, and while there‘s that element, it‘s really about those moments in life when we are lost and just don‘t know what to do next. I found this extremely relatable. I just loved it!

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Gnora
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Continuing my vacation book binge. Next up is my February 2021 BOTM pick, Honey Girl! 🍯

#BOTM #vacation #TBRbuster

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nitalibrarian
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Honey Girl and my tired girl. I put three Book of the Month spaces on my August #BookSpinBingo and I'm starting my 2nd one now. #botm

Nute Oh, get some rest, Peri!🐶💚 9mo
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morevna
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers

"Grace looks at Ximena. She is Grace‘s steady thing, her roots digging into the earth like an orange grove tree. Grace waits and Ximena‘s fingers tangle in her own. I‘m here, they say. Give me a minute, I‘m here."

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morevna
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers

"She shoves between the two of them, their solid and steady person. They lean on her, and she lets them."

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Sharanya
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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I honestly don‘t know if I read this book or if this book read me. If someone asked me for an example of how writers can write novels poetically, I would point to this. Every sentence literally *sings*. If the gorgeous writing wasn‘t enough, the romance was sweet, the characters dynamic. & then there‘s the way the author lovingly handled themes of millennial burnout & depression. I cried. A stellar book, through & through. ★★★★★.

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TracyReadsBooks
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless you wake up from a dream that you met a girl, partied all night, got married & realize it wasn‘t a dream. Will this one night of drunken fun change everything for Grace Porter or will her life fall back into her old routines? I see why my coworkers love this book & while I didn‘t like it quite as much as they do, it was still an entertaining read & a soft pick for me.

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TracyReadsBooks
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Starting this morning…

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Victoria6
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Book #17

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GypsyKat
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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The #TBR pile on my nightstand is getting slightly out of hand. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Laughterhp I like the color of the books toward the top. That pinkish purplish hue. 11mo
GypsyKat @Laughterhp Me too! 11mo
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kera_11
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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“I think the sun saw something in you, something bright all on its own, and it picked you.”
THIS. BOOK. IS. SO. SWEET.
AND. IMPORTANT. I‘m talking REPRESENTATION!!
Absolutely loved this book. The characters are so easy to love, and this book did an incredible job of addressing real struggles that people in their 20s deal with.

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Literaturenut
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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An achingly beautiful coming of age story.

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kimmypete1
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Last book of April. Really enjoyed this f/f romance that had a healthy does of self discovery.

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kimmypete1
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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It‘s a beautiful evening to sit outside and read. Hoping to finish this one today to have one more book down for April.

I feel like I‘ve been totally MIA, this week has been crazy busy, but I have the weekend to read, relax, and catch up on Litsy. :)

LazyOwl Enjoy your down time reading and recharge 💕 13mo
kimmypete1 @LazyOwl thank you! It‘s been lovely! 13mo
Nute Thank goodness for the weekend. I feel you! Your sentiments describe how I feel looking forward to the weekend. I hope you enjoyed yesterday and will have a lovely day today!💕 13mo
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sheffner
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Compulsively readable-I devoured this in four days. I related to Grace and her journey so much. I liked the love story and adored the cast of characters. I'll be thinking about this story for a long time.

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okthislooksbad
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Super ready for today's #readathon. I'm usually really bad at actually reading during the 'thon, but this stack is full of good stuff so I'm counting on a good day. Honey Girl on audio when I need to rest my eyes. It's definitely the one I'm the most excited for!

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BeaG
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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I‘m hoping to finish the tagged book this weekend. I started it yesterday and so far I‘m not feeling it.
I want to start something from my TBR list too. My book club meets tonight and I‘m hoping Libertie is the next pick.
Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 #AwesomeAprilReadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Great to have you with us. 13mo
BeaG @Andrew65 😊 13mo
HOTPock3tt Omg same! 😱 I started it yesterday and I‘m not feeling it either. I‘m seriously considering returning it to audible to get my credit back 😓 I don‘t like the writing or the descriptions etc... @BeaG and I don‘t like the main character. Compared to “his only wife” where I ADORED the MC, this one is falling flat 😐 (edited) 13mo
BeaG @HOTPock3tt I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. I don‘t know if I should wait and try it another time or return it. I haven‘t returned to it since I started. 13mo
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BeaG
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
1. All the dogs that have died in any book.
2. The Color Purple
3. Honey Girl

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌸☺️📖 13mo
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PMMREADS
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#HoneyGirl It was long but a great story. I loved how it touched on so many aspects of Grace, the main character‘s life. The stress of being the best, platonic and romantic relationships ( and family) and the importance of mental health. 🏳️‍🌈

AkashaVampie I love this cover... her hair is gorgeous!! 13mo
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TaraTLK
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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"Dedication: Dedicated to the girls with claws. Let them fear you."
Loved this dedication. I have been savoring this book in between other books, because I love it. This relatable story about the stories we tell ourselves to keep going. Its also an oops I got married story, a found family story, and a trying to merge the circles of friends, and family, and plans, together into a livable life story.

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marleed
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I liked Grace‘s story - earning her PhD shortly before her 29th birthday and in desperate need for a gap year to discover who she is independent of her status as a student and a daughter who as black, gay, female suffered micro aggressions and questions her well-planned decisions. ...The repetitive use of Grace‘s full name and her father‘s moniker drove seemed unnecessary. Actually, everything about her dad drove me nuts- but great friends!

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TheBookDream
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Excellent #queer read. Recommended.

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MaggieCarr
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Excellent in it's own right just not what I had expected. The blurb mentions drunk nuptials in Las Vegas post doctoral graduation but that is such a small part of the larger storyline. It's an adult coming-of-age, inner peace, finding a place and embracing expectations that are both Grace's own and what others place on her- all told in prose.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Part my fault I know I am not keen on romance, but also this doesn't feel like a romance, it is more of a 1/4 life crisis and how a woman finds herself.
What I ❤️ it is a multiracial queer centric life story.
What was fine - the writing.
What 😔 plot holes and lack of research. I know it is weird but I fixated on her getting a PhD in ⭐ in PDX. There are no programs for that here, here where it is cloudy 300 days a year. Also the ☕in Boston? Why?

Librariana I just noticed a poor editing choice on a children's Non-fiction book and it bummed me out! On a timeline, of all things! I think, as readers, we do notice these things and when it takes us out of our reverie, it's unfortunate. 14mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana a little research can go a long ways right?!? 14mo
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BookInMyHands
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Grace thinks she has her life completely together and figured out- until she meets her wife. After one night in Las Vegas Grace wakes up to find herself married to a woman who lives on the opposite side of the country.

Grace sets out on an adventure to meet her wife again, and figure out what she wants from life. Heartbreaking, lovely and hopeful, this was a good story.

#selfharm #queerstory #mentalhealth

bookishcow I love this book 🥰 14mo
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Booknerd222
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My first attempt at talking a book and I'm super glad I did this one!

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Booknerd222
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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One of my #botm picks

AkashaVampie Love the cover of this. Her hair is awesome! 14mo
AkashaVampie I wish I had curls!!! 14mo
Booknerd222 I love the cover for this as well. 14mo
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dearb00kshelves
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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This book follows Grace Porter after she drunkenly gets married to a woman on a girls‘ trip to Vegas after getting her PhD in astronomy. In addition to navigating this new life development, Grace is trying to figure out what to do next now that she is done with school.
Books don‘t often make me actually cry but as I was listening to the audio on my walks at the park, I felt myself tearing up more than once.
Continued on IG and GR

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MicheleinPhilly
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A soft pick. This is more an examination of a young woman examining her life and what she wants it to consist of than the romantic comedy I expected. I thought the chemistry between Grace and Yuki was lacking somewhat but I did like what it had to say about mental health and subverting expectations. #BorrowNotBuy #BOTM

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kirbyb
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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beautifully written but did get a big repetitive and i had trouble liking the characters

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FeatherV
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I can't believe February is over, on to another month of incredible books, incredible stories, incredible voices
#jamesbaldwin #february2021

heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com
New Post Today!
https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2021/03/february-in-review.html

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Branwen
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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February really seemed to fly by! I can't believe it's March tomorrow! 😲 Here are my favorite books that I read this month! 💕📚 #bestbooksof2021

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bookandcat
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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February 2021 reads! 33 books total. A few are not pictured because it wouldn't let me add more images (including The Actor's Life by Jenna Fischer and Recitatif by Toni Morrison). 5 ⭐ Faves: Black Futures, Binti trilogy, Telephone, Transcendent Kingdom, The Body is Not an Apology, Honey Girl, Recitatif, The Actor's Life.
Honey Girl was my #botm pick this month and it was fabulous. I also read for my Toni Morrison and Dickens readathons. #feb2021

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mdemanatee
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I loved Honey Girl, but I also think going in with traditional romance expectations may impact your experience as a reader https://youtu.be/oVNi2Gge4G0

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BookishTrish
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Finally the weekend! #bookmail

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DimeryRene
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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“My battery is low and it‘s getting dark.” 💔
That‘s probably a random quote, but it‘s perfect for me to sum up the heart of this story.

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mdemanatee
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So far the tone is more reflective, and a little sad, than I traditionally think of my romance (even those that deal with heavy ideas), but the voice is also lovely. (Also I keep hearing “honey” like the Kesha song although there is no thematic connection.)

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