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You Spin Me
You Spin Me: a nostalgic romantic comedy | Karen Grey
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????? A well-crafted story, a story full of heart and soul as two people show themselves to be perfectly imperfect. Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess Some scars go further than skin deep 1988 doesnt end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the directors plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmos Don't'' column shakes her confidence to the core. For the first time in her acting career, she wont be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count. On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonsos alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he'll know shes home safe. There's something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he's built around his heart. If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them? In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but its the beginning of a love story. This book may contain descriptions of events that might be upsetting or triggering for some readers. For more information, please see the Content Guidance page on my website: bit.ly/ContentGuidanceKarenGrey ????? I'm always happy to read Karen's books that transport me back to the 80s and 90s. I love her snippets of music, TV, current events of that time period sprinkled throughout the book for that hit of nostalgia. Pixiedustreads ????? Jess and Cal's story is an indelible ink that seeped into my subconsciousness. I felt every cheer in their triumphs and shed every tear in their disappointments. Currant 7 Recommends ????? This author is truly a master at creating likeable, three-dimensional characters. Laurie Reads Romance ????? Grey's characters, Jess and Cal, enamored themselves to me and made this one of my favorite books this year. Once Upon a Page ????? Like the first two books in the Boston Classics series, this book takes you on a journey. Theres great music (that Im now listening to), a host of interesting characters, a world that some of us lived in and storytelling that is absolutely wonderful. Anna Reads Here ????? A story like a kaleidoscope of fireworks accompanied by a background of music, reflecting the characters feelings throughout their journey. Ally & the Books ????? I just sat and felt this one long after I finished. Not many books move me that way. Goodreads review ????? I am loving this series, each book is entertaining and contains plenty of laugh out loud moments and heartfelt ones. Bookbub review ????? Karen Grey has a lovely, deft touch with her characters, the plot, and with the world she's created. Bookbub review ????? Add this to your must read list. Bookbub review ????? No one has to be perfect. Being enough for each other comes pretty close, though. Goodreads review ????? I was hooked from page one. Goodreads review ????? Fresh, bright, original, laugh-out-loud funny yet serious and thought-provoking. Goodreads review ????? This book doesnt gloss over difficult subjects, but theres also a lot of humor, and the love story itself is great. Its a slow burn, sure, but theres a real and deep connection between Jess and Cal right at the beginning. Absolutely beautiful. Goodreads review ????? I love when a story takes me by surprise, and this one definitely didrelatable characters with real issues. Their imperfections and ability to see one another's true hearts was beautiful to watch unfold- overall feel-good. Bookbub review ????? The 80s nostalgia is everywhere in this story. From the records Cal spins as a DJ, to the mention of Tower records, and the struggles of talking on the phone with a stretched phone cord, this book transports you back to that era. Goodreads review ????? What an amazing and refreshing story! Cal and Jess are wonderful characters. Their slow burn romance is beautifully written, sweet, emotional, and funny. Goodreads review ????? This retro slow-burn romcom captured my heart and never let go. Goodreads review ????? I loved how everything played out in this book, the story is beautifully plotted with the perfect balance of drama, humor, heartfelt emotions and romance, a wonderful, slow burn romance. Goodreads review ????? The 1988 setting is a gem to the people who lived through those years and to the younger generation to get a taste of what they were like. Every chapter starts with little soundbites that introduce the shows or the ads in radio stations and its spot on! Goodreads review ????? a beautiful, emotional story about two damaged souls making a connection over late night phone calls. Goodreads review ????? If you're looking for a fun, 80's story with both Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & the Beast vibes, this is the book for you! Goodreads review ????? I love when a story takes me by surprise, and this one definitely didrelatable characters with real issues. Their imperfections and ability to see one another's true hearts was beautiful to watch unfold. Goodreads review ????? A captivating story that has a realness to it that is both breathtaking and devastating. You could feel both characters emotional pain and their struggle to find happiness with their outward appearances. The character development throughout this series has been phenomenal and the stories are so much deeper than expected. Bookbub review
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ravenlee
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I had my #BookSpin list mostly written out a few days ago, and then made several changes yesterday. So, here is my final copy, ready for tomorrow‘s draw. I am ready to start the year off strong!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I just started Well Traveled today... I need to finish it within the next couple of days, or it will be my first overdue library book of 2023 😂 1mo
ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks I‘m looking forward to it because I love the series, but honestly I‘m not excited about the male lead. I haven‘t liked any of them as much as the first, but it set the bar pretty high. 1mo
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ravenlee
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I put my September #BookSpin list together today. I have two #roll100 books (I finished #94 the day of the roll) - The Tale of Despereaux and Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, A Secret Sisterhood for #PemberLittens, and In My Own Moccasins for #SheSaid. Also the entire (so far) Hidden Legacy series since Ruby Fever just came out. I‘m ready for Friday!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Clwojick
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Thanks to the #ThingsinCommon reading challenge last month, I devoured a bunch of books from my NetGalley and Chirp audiobook apps. I finished my 2022 goal of reading/listening to 100 of such books, and now I‘m hoping to double it!

KristiAhlers I just finished a 100 read challenge and now I‘m down to only 43 unread books on my kindle. 🤣 I don‘t think that counts as hoarding since I don‘t have to make space for it. 8mo
Clwojick @KristiAhlers Wow! Only 43! Way to go! I have over 500 audiobooks, and about 2500 kindle downloads. I seriously need to work on lowering those numbers. 😅 8mo
BethM @KristiAhlers I agree that it doesn‘t count as hoarding! 8mo
RedxoHearts I need to make a goal like that! My kindle runneth over. 😂 I also have had way too many samples of books on my kindle that I finally started working through. I started out with almost 200 and I'm down to 80. 8mo
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Clwojick
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Spent some time updating my #bulletjournal today, and realized I got my first #bookspinbingo!

#LitsyCrafters @curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks 💖

Catsandbooks Way to go! 10mo
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