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Christy2318

Christy2318

Joined May 2016

To read or not to read is never a question. #deepintheheartoftexas
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The Ancestor | Danielle Trussoni
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Mehso-so

Modern #gothic meets The People in the Trees. I liked the first 2/3 of the story but the last part fell flat for me.

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Mehso-so

Owen & Luna have been BFFs for many years & two women Owen have a romantic relationship with die. The secrets between Owen & Luna weren‘t what I thought they would be. The story starts off slow & I almost bailed. I‘m glad I finished but definitely not my favorite Lisa Lutz.

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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Joe Jameson narration was spot on & there were some pretty funny parts in this homage to four weddings and a funeral. But sequels about the same couple are challenging & this just didn‘t delight the same way Boyfriend Material did. It‘s a pick but not an enthusiastic one. #romcom

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Reading is essential - to relax, to be entertained, to learn, to travel, to walk in someone else‘s shoes.
Probably my mom. I don‘t remember a time when I couldn‘t read & wasn‘t in love with reading & mom was my first teacher. I read all the time. In the morning when I‘m eating breakfast, on audio on my commute, when I have a few minutes of downtime, evenings & weekends, before I fall asleep at night. I get cranky if I can‘t read.

peanutnine I also get cranky when I can't read 😅 1mo
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Criminal defense attorney defends her husband who is accused of murdering his mistress in the bed of their lake house. No one is very likable here but the husband, Adam, is particularly whiny and loathsome. A few convenient plot points but also some entertaining twists. 🔪🔪🔪🔪 #thriller #kindleunlimited

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Just a Bit Heartless | Alessandra Hazard
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Damiano is the unwanted stepson of a mafia Don who has never been shown affection & is feared by family. Jordan is pretending to be his stepbrother‘s boyfriend when they get kidnapped together. Jordan‘s claustrophobic, Damiano gets tortured. 10 days later they have developed an obsession for each other. Hazard is the queen of this type of codependent relationship. 🔫🔫🔫🔫 #kindleunlimited

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Lessons in Corruption | Giana Darling
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Teacher falls for the son of the Prez of the local MC club before realizing he is now her student. King‘s too mature for an 18yo & Cressida has led a very sheltered life that makes her a naive & young 26. They are incredibly stupid about where they have sex repeatedly, there‘s sloppy typos, and it‘s kind of OTT drama. But it was very entertaining storytelling and I‘m sure I‘ll be back for more. 🏍🏍🏍🏍 #kindleunlimited

sprainedbrain This is such a great (and relatable) review, so of course I will add this to my KU backlog. 😂 1mo
Christy2318 @sprainedbrain the more crazy sauce and 🍌🍌🍌 the better. I will also never run out of KU TBRs. 1mo
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Erotic #romance meets psychological #thriller Kayla & Aidan are 🔥 & it‘s all mysterious and strange. Go in blind…spoilers would ruin the story #kindleunlimited ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

StayCurious I just started this one 1mo
Christy2318 @StayCurious It‘s so good 1mo
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Even funnier than the first book, Romilly starts adopting a found family including an assassin who is older than him but his “kid”. Snark & adventures abound. #romance #kindleunlimited ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Hilarious! Romilly is mute due to abuse as an infant & he falls for a reaper after seeing him kill multiple people. It‘s set in an alternate paranormal universe & full of snark and adventures. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romance #kindleunlimited

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No Good Mitchell | Riley Hart, Devon McCormack
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Terrible cover, good story. MM #romance with shades of Hatfields and McCoys. Full of great secondary characters so I was surprised this didn‘t become a series. Brody is a bit of a golden retriever personality trying to keep his family happy & Cohen is an orphan trying to grasp his roots. Lots of external and internal conflict and good storytelling had me invested. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Mehso-so

The plot was a bit ridiculous & I didn‘t love this story as much as the rest of the series. But I still like the found family & the heist/con angle so I‘ll be reading the next book. ❤️❤️❤️ #romance

CarolynM I find Amy Lane a bit hit and miss. She‘s a good writer, but some of her stories are much too angst-ridden for my taste and some are so sweet they make my jaw ache🥴 1mo
Christy2318 @CarolynM I can see that. I‘ve passed on a lot of her books based on the blurb. I loved Bonfires but nothing else has really compared. 1mo
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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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Bailedbailed

After reading about Holes in I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark, I had high hopes for this. My library borrow ran out when I was 40% in & I can‘t be bothered to do another hold. It‘s very disjointed with half told anecdotes & I didn‘t care for the tone in which it was told. I don‘t really care about his personal life but if he was going to tell it, he could have done a much better job of it. Very disappointing. #truecrime

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Bailedbailed

I think Tessa just isn‘t for me. Every time I try I end feeling meh about the book. Objectively the writing was good but I just didn‘t like Piper‘s Kardashian/Paris Hilton vibe & I wasn‘t really sold on Brendan or the family secrets.

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I really disliked Velle in book 1. This showed a very different side of him. This is MMF & explains a lot of back story about the prison. Definitely to be read in order and with consideration for trigger warnings if you need them. Dark #romance #kindleunlimited 🗝🗝🗝🗝

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This is best read not knowing much about the story before hand. Dash is a bank robber who ends up in a prison that is basically Alcatraz meets an abandoned asylum. There are some plot weaknesses but it‘s quite a ride. I did not anticipate where it went. This is dark #romance so heed trigger warnings if you need them. #kindleunlimited 🗝🗝🗝🗝🗝

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Finding Sharon | Matt Birkbeck
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I watched this last night and I have so many questions. Crazy story! #truecrime

Reagan Ooh I want to watch this. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I watched this! so tragic. 3mo
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Here Comes My Man | Lauren Blakely
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Part 2 in TJ & Jude‘s story. Blakely really packed the #tropes into this story. It‘s a nice conclusion to the story although they could have stuck with the enemies to lovers thing a little longer for my satisfaction.💗💗💗💗

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Hopelessly Bromantic | Lauren Blakely
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I love Lauren Blakely‘s characters and dialogue. To me, it‘s more contemporary #romance than #romcom because although it often has the slightly absurd reality and meet cutes of romcom, it‘s not full on comedy. I read this on plane and St. Pete beach & it ended on a semi-cliffhanger. 💗💗💗💗

jewright Such a gorgeous view! 3mo
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So This Is Ever After | F.T. Lukens
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Cute YA fantasy #romcom about what happens after a successful hero‘s journey to defeat the evil king. 🤴🏼🤴🏼🤴🏼🤴🏼

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A Lady for a Duke | Alexis Hall
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A suspension of disbelief is required at the beginning for how long it takes Gracewood to recognize Viola but this was an angsty #regency delight. It‘s much more serious than the romp of Something Fabulous & I ugly cried my way to a stuffy nose. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 #romance

CarolynM Lovely review❤️ 4mo
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In Deeper Waters | F.T. Lukens
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Adorable YA Little Mermaid retelling. I can see why not everyone loved this but Tal & Athlen were sweet cinnamon rolls. I loved everything about this. Can I have a movie please?? 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

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#20in4 I hit 20 hours by finishing up with an audio book. I can t believe I‘m saying this but I may have read too much. 😂

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New release not in database. I would have liked the suspense plot to be more equal to the #romance plot but it was a fun read. 🌕🌕🌕 #kindleunlimited #20in4 19:06 in - not sure I if I will be able to squeeze in the last hour

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Ranger is a #romcom loving hitman who loves dogs and wants a boyfriend. 🔫🔫🔫🔫 #romance #kindleunlimited #20in4 15:06

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College student breaks down hitman‘s boundaries. #romance #kindleunlimited 🔫🔫🔫🔫 #20in4 12:47

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Bye Baby Louise Collins Cat & mouse games between has been assassin & his mark. #romance #kindleunlimited 🔫🔫🔫🔫 #20in4 halfway there 10:22 in

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Dark & twisted #romance. When serial killers fall in love. Kaspian is obsessed with Ezra. Ezra‘s feelings are a bit more complicated. #kindleunlimited 🔪🔪🔪🔪 #20in4 8:40 in

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The pacing was a little off. I didn‘t mind the slow build up at the beginning because that is very very much the norm for #gothic stories, but the ending felt a bit rushed. I liked all the tropes & I‘d totally watch an adaptation. 🍄🍄🍄🍄#20in4 6:55 in

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Rookie Move | Riley Hart, Neve Wilder
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This was just the kind of bantering goodness I like. Nothing unique but reliably fun entertainment from 2 good authors. #romance 🏈🏈🏈🏈 #kindleunlimited #20in4 2:15 in

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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Sedona | Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Janeen Trevillyan
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Not much reading this weekend because I‘m visiting #Arizona ❤️🧡💛

Dragon Beautiful photos! Have fun! 💚🐉 4mo
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Very cute #romance about reality tv dating show where the prince falls for his male production assistant. Lots of talk about mental illness & health. Big bonus points for diversity. It was less comedic than I expected, but I‘d love to see it as a movie. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌈

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Treasure Trail | Morgan Brice
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Bailedbailed

I thought I would love this based on premise. Nearly 1.5 hours in, the MCs have only had a short interaction while the story has gone on and on about why they moved to town, what their houses are like, and what clothes they were wearing. Maybe it gets better but I‘m too bored to care.

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#romcom set in the Cotswolds. There is a spot of murder but it isn‘t really part of the story. Ray is totally ridiculous in the best of romcom ways & Adam is a cinnamon roll. I adored it. #kindleunlimited ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Nutmegnc Just downloaded it!! 6mo
Dragon Sounds cute , downloading 💚🐉 6mo
peanutnine This sounds adorable 😍 6mo
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Christy2318 @nutmegnc @dragon Hope you love it. 😃🌈❤️ 6mo
rwmg Wishlisted 6mo
Dragon Loved it 👍💚🐉 6mo
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Completely unrelated to this book other than they are both about a lost city. The movie was cute and fun and I love that Sandra Bullock is a #romcom star still at 57.

DGRachel I can‘t wait for this to reach a streaming service (still not going to a movie theater). 6mo
Dragon A fun movie 🎥 💚🐉 6mo
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The Recovery Agent: A Novel | Janet Evanovich
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Bailedbailed

I had high hopes for this but bailed at 50%. Despite there being treasure hunt adventures, I was bored. It was just this happened, then this happened. No fun banter, no ridiculous humor, just ZZZZ.

Texreader Dang that‘s disappointing! 6mo
Bookzombie That‘s a bummer. I thought maybe I would enjoy a new series from her even though I gave up the Plum series at around twenty-five. 6mo
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I told myself I wouldn‘t binge watch & would go to sleep at a reasonable hour. I lied & my eyeballs hurt. There were a number of liberties taken from the original story but I generally liked them & thought they worked well in the overall story arc. I particularly like tv Eloise better than book Eloise. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dragon Agreed. Thumbs up for TV Eloise 6mo
Dragon If I remember correctly one of the daughters was with the Viscount when he was stung? Was it Eloise? I‘m going to have to reread the book 🤔💚🐉 6mo
ItsAnotherJen How did I not know that the 2nd season came out?! Well, I know what I'll be starting this wkend! Lol 6mo
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Christy2318 @Dragon it‘s been too long since I read the book & I don‘t recall. I‘m purposefully not rereading while they are making the show so the details will remain somewhat vague. 6mo
Dragon Thanks @Christy2318 good idea 💚🐉 6mo
Amandajoy I was going to watch that this weekend since my husband is out of town. Then I remembered I promised not to watch it until he gets back - he really liked season 1. 6mo
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Something Fabulous | Alexis Hall
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Regency #romantsy that was farcical roadtrip romp. Very ala Georgette Heyer in places. I laughed a ton during the early parts of the book. Regency tone was on point. Belle irritated me to no end & it bogged down a little in the middle so 🌈🌈🌈🌈. Audio available thru #kindleunlimited

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Something Fabulous | Alexis Hall
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CarolynM Loved this one❤ 6mo
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The Muscle | Amy Lane
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I would have liked a slower burn on this #romansty story about the thief and the muscle in the found family of cons. But Grace‘s character development, the ensemble cast, and the fun plot made it work for me. 💎💎💎💎

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The Mastermind | Amy Lane
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Lovers reunite after a 10 year break up when Danny returns to help take down the woman who has set Felix up. Think gay Leverage with a bigger, younger group of cons. Second chance #romansty isn‘t my favorite but the overall story and found family is great fun. 💎💎💎💎

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The Pet and His Duke | Osiris Brackhaus, Beryll Brackhaus
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I got this free from Smashwords. It appears to have started out as a fanfic. The world building and overall plot are great but all of the action sequences etc fell flat because they were telling instead of showing. This was 🌟🌟🌟 because of that but could have been 5. #romantsy

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Ladies First | Liberty Adams
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Mike & Ricki meet at Trump rally where he saves her from anti-fascist mob. She writes a fake negative blog post about rally to get into a hard core liberal feminist group. Mike rats her out to parents who chastise her. Ricki feels bad & posts confessing the truth. She asks to see Mike again & he turns her down but later goes to tattoo parlor to convince her not to get tattoo because he won‘t date her if she has tattoos. It was quite terrible.

Texreader It sounds downright awful. 7mo
Christy2318 @Texreader I kept reading to see just how awful it would get. I probably would have bailed if it had been longer than a novella. 7mo
aa_guer2021 Eww. Brave of you to even pick it up! 7mo
GondorGirl I... I don't even know what to say. Why is this even a thing? 7mo
Christy2318 @GondorGirl an excellent question! No way this is gonna be popular with romance readers. I read it in KU simply because I can‘t resist a train wreck. 🤣 (edited) 6mo
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Fables and Other Lies | Claire Contreras
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I was really disappointed with this modern #gothic. Sexual assault that wasn‘t necessary to story, unconvincing #romantsy,& unsatisfying explanation for the fable part of the story. A couple of chapters were in the hero‘s POV which felt very deus ex machina. It had potential to be great but it just wasn‘t.

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Enemies to lovers is the best #romantsy trope. Fight me. 😂

DGRachel It‘s my favorite trope! 7mo
Octoberwoman My favorite trope also! 7mo
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Cinderella Boy | Kristina Meister
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The kids in this story are a little too mature but it‘s a sweet love story with good character development. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ YA #romantsy.

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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
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Scifi political thriller with a slow burn #romantsy plot line. The personal relationship is an important part of the story but it is a little more political thriller than romantic suspense. Very enjoyable. I‘d like to read more in this universe with different characters. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I almost bailed in the first few pages because I have a thing against sentences starting with conjunctions. There were 5 of them on the first page but I liked the meet cute so I kept reading. Fake dating is a trope I like & this was mostly a fun #romcom 🧫🧫🧫🧫 #romantsy

GondorGirl I love a good fake dating book, and really appreciated the women in STEM subplot. 7mo
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Icebreaker | Al Graziadei
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Recommended in an All For the Game fan group. I liked the dynamic between Mickey & Jaysen and loved Mickey and his sisters but the ending was rushed and I felt cheated out of the happiest parts of the story. 🏒🏒🏒

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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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British #romcom - I love the fake relationship trope and I like Luc & Oliver. I think this could be fun as a movie. I did think it was a bit over the top drama wise in a few spots and the ending was a bit abrupt.❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

CarolynM 8mo
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