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Christy2318

Christy2318

Joined May 2016

To read or not to read is never a question. #deepintheheartoftexas
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Combo of two of her Harlequin medical stories. I loved the mountain rescue scenes of the first story. Loathed everything else. Several TSTL moments- making out right after rescuing someone from an avalanche, climbing out a window in snow while wearing fancy dress to avoid going to a party. Lame sex scene & zero discussion of birth control although she is single mom with abandonment issues after being dumped when pregnant. #christmas #romantsy ⬇️

Christy2318 I was too annoyed to read the second story. 3d
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One in a Million | Lindsey Kelk
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I love British #chicklit. This was fab. My Fair Lady with a gender twist for the social media age. It‘s funny, cute and sweet. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

Sace Ooo! I just found out I already had this on my kindle! 😂 1w
Christy2318 @Sace I love finding books I forgot about on my Kindle. 1w
Sace @Christy2318 Especially when something sounds so good and you're trying not to buy more. What worries me is when I discover a book and I wonder why I bought it. I don't love that. 😂 1w
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The Fifth Doctrine | Karen Robards
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I had to wait nearly 6 months for my library hold. Another solid entry to the Bianca St. Ives story. Some unrealistic plot elements but highly entertaining. 🔫🔫🔫🔫

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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I‘m a big Simone St. James fan & I really liked this dual timeline ghost story. I didn‘t predict the resolution of either timeline which I enjoy as long as it‘s plausible which it was here. 👻👻👻👻👻 #24B4Monday 20:07:01. I‘m going to come up a little short on my 24. It‘s 3 hours until midnight.

TheBookHippie She has a new book !! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and I are doing a #BOTMBUDDYREAD with it in 2020! Wasn‘t that a good read! The new one is 4w
MrBook Same happened to me 😆. You rocked this! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations!!! 🍾🎉🎈 4w
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Angel | Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
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This series really could have been one long book but I get it, people got to eat. Satisfying conclusion to Halo & Viper‘s story. 🎸🎸🎸🎸 #romantsy #kindleunlimited #24B4Monday 15:14:12 I have lots of errands and things to do today so there is going to be lots of audio booking.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4w
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Viper | Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
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Groveling after being a dumb ass is always good. #romantsy #kindleunlimited 🎸🎸🎸🎸 #24B4Monday #readathon 13:04:52

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Halo | Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
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#romantsy #kindleunlimited I‘ve never read an Ella Frank book I didn‘t like. The buildup of the tension between Halo and Viper is 🔥🔥🔥. 🎸🎸🎸🎸#24B4Monday 10:35:44

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Nothing to Fear | Juno Rushdan
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“I don‘t want a sweet man who does sweet things. I want a strong man who‘s sweet on me.” A bit predictable plot wise, I knew who the mole was early in the book before this one. But I otherwise loved this #romantsy suspense. 🔫🔫🔫🔫 I‘ll be watching for book 3. #24B4Monday 7:47:09

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Every Last Breath | Juno Rushdan
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Just the kind of #romantsy suspense I like. Lots of emphasis on the suspense aspect, a number of secondary characters to continue the series, & plot resolution without solving the big bad. 🔫🔫🔫🔫 3:12:12 #24B4Monday Rolling on to book two.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥🔥🔥 4w
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Last weekend my friend & I went to see Hilary & Chelsea with Cecile Richards moderating. It was great. Work has been cutting into my reading time a lot lately. I‘m about to see if I can finally pull off a #24B4Monday #readathon

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I haven‘t had much time for reading this weekend so I‘m cranking through some #Halloween short stories. This one had a dog #ghost. #24B4Monday #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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The Undefeated | Kwame Alexander
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Kadir Nelson & Kwame Alexander at #TexasBookFest

Cinfhen 😍 1mo
Morr_Books I was there too!!! 1mo
slightlyfoxed Me too! 😂 1mo
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The Guardians | John Grisham
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“Most lawyers are good, decent people...no one wants to read about them.” Grisham was fantastic. Afterwards I power walked to the Capitol to try to catch #romantsy panel. Sadly the line into the building was too long. #TexasBookFest

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I‘m liking this urban fantasy with #vampires but the siren pull of the couch was stronger. I crashed hard & totally blew my #24B4Monday counter. It was a long week. I‘ll just be reading as much as much as I can in between my weekend plans. #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Game Changer | Rachel Reid
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Only reading time so far today was audio book commute to and from work. Tagged book is my current audio. About to hold down sofa with pizza and books for #scarathlon #teamstoker #readathon #24B4Monday

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. I‘m going to Texas BookFest Sat & have errands to do with teen on Sunday so just whatever I can fit in 2. Mood reader 3. Coffee, Diet Coke, M&Ms, 4. Night owl 5. No 6. Always #romantsy but I‘ve been slacking on #scarathlon so #teamstoker theme 7. All but mostly ebook & audio since I took different position with commute and less time to go to the library

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❤️ Austin TX 🧡 50 💛 Government attorney, multiple library cards & Kindle Unlimited 💚 Divorced 💙 She/Her 💜 Family nickname plus numbers significant to me

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Completely ridiculous but there were werewolves #romantsy #monsters #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

Heatherfeather The best review 😂 1mo
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Dearest Mary Jane | Betty Neels
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Rich British doctor falls for mousy tea shop owner. Full of Betty Neels hallmarks including horrible relatives, a competing love interest, pets, food and a late dawning realization due to lack of communication. Written in 1994 but feels much earlier. #comfortread #romantsy #Harlequin

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Friends Forever: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Best friends and books. Standing in line #selfie while waiting to meet Tessa Dare.

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I totally gushed all over Tessa Dare as I fangirled over meeting her and hearing her read. I love her books especially the road trip in Spinster Cove series & the Castles books. She was lovely & seemed to enjoy my gushing. #romantsy #historicalromance #regency

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I had great fun meeting Teri Wilson & listening to her read from The Accidental Beauty Queen. Her #Hallmark movie Northern Lights of Christmas is showing again on Movies & Mysteries this week so I‘m off to DVR in a minute. #romantsy #romcom

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not in the database. This was epic rich people family saga drama mixed with daddy kink #romantsy I‘ve always loved soap operas & family epics. This has a side of that while focusing on the romantic pairing. I loved it & anticipate reading her entire backlist. I‘ll have to space it out to enjoy the goodness. I adored precious Quinn & Ellis is much more vulnerable than you usually see in a daddy kink dynamic story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #kindleunlimited

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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 3. Not in database. Series is starting to gel & plotting is improving. 👻👻👻👻 #romantsy #kindleunlimited #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 2. Not in database. Big bad still fairly obvious rest of story made up for it. Wrapped the crime storyline but ended with a cliffhanger in the ongoing story. 👻👻👻👻 #romantsy #kindleunlimited #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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Chocolate candy, vampires, neither but if I must picky scary movie, skeletons, Trick or treat, corn maze, funny costume, pumpkin pie, bottle feed baby zombie, black cats, pumpkin spice, neighborhood @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 1 in series. Not in database. Cold case detective and psychic team up to solve missing persons case involving 5yo boy. The big bad was super predictable but I enjoyed the book & liked Ronan & Ten enough to keep reading. 👻👻👻1/2 #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathalon @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited #romantsy

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The Ghost Writer | John Harwood
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👻👻👻👻 I loved the #Victorian #gothic homage tone of the book but the usage of the 4 #ghost stories written by the great grandmother didn‘t totally work for me. While The Revenant tied into the plot, the other stories made the overall story disjointed. My other quibble is Gerard is in the too stupid to live category of main characters. It‘s an open ending but I assume he died due to STUPIDITY. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Cathythoughts Great cover 2mo
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The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe
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Megara So cool! 2mo
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👻👻👻👻 Lame cover but entertaining read. Medium and skeptic professor meet while filming a #ghost hunting reality show. The #romantsy is more of a side plot to the mystery of what happened to the ghosts. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited

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Loved the books, liked the show until it got too ridiculous during season 5. My favorite #vampire is Eric because blonde Viking...what‘s not to love? #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Vampire Viking??? Sign me up!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Ddzmini Plus he played Tarzan 😝🙌🏽 2mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I waited a good 6 months on my library hold so I had to read it nearly immediately. I loved the Cornish setting & folklore. Stoker & Veronica were delightful as always. Side bonus was the #ghost story. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Where a character dies for scaryscavengerhunt & #halloween for #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid - I was not quite satisfied with the denouement

Christy2318 @TheReadingMermaid tagging again to be sure you got the points :) 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Got it girl! Thanks for keeping me in line! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Carrie | Stephen King
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I‘m not a big #horror reader but I liked Carrie when I read it several years ago. #chillingphotochallenge #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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There were some holes in the world building in this #vampire #romantsy but there was much #blood. #scaryscavengerhunt #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited

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Not particularly memorable and sadly there was no #blood when the bully was defeated. But the main turning point of the #romantsy story line takes place at #Halloween party & there are pumpkins on the cover. #scaryscavengerhunt #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Face Your Fears | Soa Palelei
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Where‘s tornadoes? When I was around 4, I had two recurring nightmares. One was about snakes, the other was about tornadoes. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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ReadingOver50 Haha. I still have recurring nightmares about tidal waves.
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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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All the best Stephanie Plum books have scenes with Grandma Mazur at funerals & trying to look in #coffins if they‘re closed. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

DGRachel Grandma Mazur is my favorite character from these books! 2mo
Christy2318 @DGRachel Me too! She‘s my people. 🤣 2mo
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CarolynM Love Grandma Mazur❤️ Is it just me, or has there been less of her in the last few books? 2mo
Christy2318 @CarolynM I haven‘t read 25 yet but it‘s been pretty much rote Stephanie & Lulu do wacky incompetent stuff and Steph dithers over Ranger & Joe with just a bit of Grandma for quite a few books now. 2mo
CarolynM Yeah, that's what I thought☹️ 2mo
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I remember very little about this other than I liked it when I read it and there was a #spell book involved. Photo cred Home is Where the Boat Is blog #chillingbookchallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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My library has had a few rough months with protestors and city council shutting down things like drag queen story hour, an author visit by a trans YA author, and discontinuing public rentals of the meeting rooms. But the library staff keep trying. Several of the banned books on this display are LGBTQ books. #librarylove #bannedbooksweek

Cortg I love it! My library system is in the same boat. I wish some people would just let people read and participate in what they want.
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This started as a serial for Neve‘s newsletter subscribers and was later put out as a book on #kindle unlimited. Now there is an audio book too. It‘s about two roommates who hookup & then have an obsessive secret thing that becomes THE thing. #romantsy ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Lace-Covered Compromise | Silvia Violet
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Enemies to lovers is my fave #romantsy trope. This had great premise and good characters. But the relationship development and plot resolution was rushed so the execution didn‘t hold up to the premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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There was some good stuff in here but the book droned on forever about the history of Pixar. It was weak on the subtitle topic of overcoming forces that stand in the way of inspiration too. I skimmed the last 40% of the book.

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I was expecting a #romcom from the title and cover but it wasn‘t that kind of a story. It was more serious and a look at dating with trust issues and the #metoo movement. Good stuff but I‘m ready for some laughs now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

CarolynM Just saw this on the romance shelf at the book shop. Maybe someone should tell them. I wonder why they went for such a fluffy looking cover? (edited) 3mo
Christy2318 @ Well it is romance but definitely not the fluffy rom com that the cover suggested. It‘s kind of a spin off from her Forbidden Hearts series that had clinchy paperback covers. I guess the move to trade paperback made them feel they had to go fluffy cover wise? 3mo
essayareayaitch I've only read her Forbidden Hearts series prior to this, but I feel that heavy is kind of the author's thing. 3mo
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Good premise but weak execution. I liked the noir tone of the book but it was stronger in the 1st half of the book. The plot pacing wasn‘t great. I almost bailed at 25% because nothing was happening. All the real action happens in the last 20%. I didn‘t hate it but I probably won‘t read any more DeMille.

Reggie Have you ever read any of his other ones? Because if not try Plum Island Which is the start of his John Corey series and it is hilarious. But then the series gets dark and gave me nightmares in our post 9-11 world. 3mo
Christy2318 @Reggie This was my first read by him. I put a hold on Plum Island and will give it a try. (edited) 3mo
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I loved Albert‘s Out of Uniform series but this was very “meh” to me. There wasn‘t anything wrong with it but it didn‘t really do anything for me either. #romantsy ✈️✈️✈️

CarolynM I like the Out of Uniform series too. Might give this one a miss, though. 4mo
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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“I hated him until I didn‘t?” Hilarious #romcom. There were a few too coincidental incidents in the plot set up but mostly this was ridiculously funny. I do so love it when they hate each other. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy