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Jemgirl2014

Jemgirl2014

Joined December 2017

Romance novels and psychological suspense books are what keep me going in this crazy world!
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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
Mehso-so

Three stars. I was expecting more from my favorite domestic suspense author. Full review here: https://www.netgalley.com/book/260649/review/524192

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I didn‘t know this book takes place on a cruise ship! I‘m crazy about cruise ship settings! This is going to be so good! 😀

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I knew they were coming today! #BOTM

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I give Alice Feeney‘s latest two stars for crafting such an atmospheric and spooky plot. Unfortunately, this is the only positive thing I can say about this book. It is predictable and the big plot reveal is ridiculous. I really wish Daisy had just kept her big secret to herself! ⭐️⭐️

kplovesbooks Same!! Hated the reveal at the end... totally off the wall. 🙄 1w
Jemgirl2014 @kplovesbooks I know! A total rip off of The Sixth Sense. 😒 1w
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The Vicious Circle: A Novel | Katherine St. John
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Wow! I got this on its pub day. I love when that happens!

marleed It‘s such a treat to be first in line on a new release! 1w
Jemgirl2014 @marleed it really is! 😀 1w
MyNamesParadise Oh lucky you!! I‘m waiting for it at the library! I absolutely loved her previous two books!! 7d
Jemgirl2014 @MyNamesParadise Thanks! I did too! Especially “The Siren”! Crossing my fingers that you get your copy soon! 🤞🏾 7d
MyNamesParadise @Jemgirl2014 yes The Siren was so good! I went out and bought it after I read the copy from the library! Thanks! 6d
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Mehso-so

It‘s definitely not as good as its predecessor. Also, it does not read as a stand-alone sequel so I‘m not sure why it‘s labeled as such. Another issue I have with this book is the character Rachel. I feel like she is so unnecessary to the story. Lastly, the ending is kind of a letdown. I think the only thing that kept me invested in this book is Henry. I had to keep reading to see what he‘d do next! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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BOTM haul! I love the coasters and the magnets. This more than makes up for last month! 😃

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I got my free magnets for completing the reading challenge, my free birthday book from last month, and some coasters! Most excited about “Killers of a Certain Age”. 😄

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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I‘m definitely getting “Killers if a Certain Age”. Still on the fence when it comes to “Love on the Brain “. I‘m afraid it‘s going to be a recycled version of “The Love Hypothesis “. Crossing my fingers for more add ons.

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Just One Look: A Novel | Lindsay Cameron
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This read like a very bad Lifetime movie. It‘s a slow burn that leads to nothing because I had already figured out the plot twist early on. If the audio performance hadn‘t been so good I would have bailed. I did love the character Dalton though. That‘s one plus. ⭐️💫

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Enjoying the wine sister brought me as a souvenir from her visit to Paris, France. 🍷🥰 Also, I just got through the NPC chapter of “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow “. I am gutted. 😭 Almost done. Gosh, I hope this book wins BOTM pick of the year!

DisneyFan Same after NPC. :( 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @DisneyFan Yeah, it really sucks. 😞 1mo
Aims42 Ooof, yeah that chapter 🥺😭 1mo
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Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 😞 I finished it. It‘s now now one of my favorite novels. But that ending… so bittersweet. 🥹 1mo
Aims42 @Jemgirl2014 Definitely a bittersweet ending ❤️‍🩹 I loved it though, it felt very fitting. A favorite novel of mine as well, which surprised me because of all the gaming. Just proves a great story is a great story! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 I agree. It was very fitting. By the end of the final chapter Sadie and Sam had definitely come full circle. It warmed my heart. I know! I do not game at all either. I couldn‘t agree more! A great story is a great story! 😊 Now, can we get a movie? Can you imagine how amazing this would be on the big screen?! 😀 1mo
Aims42 @Jemgirl2014 It would be such an amazing movie 🤯💯 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 Let‘s keep our fingers crossed! 🤞🏾😊 1mo
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This book is a hot mess in the best way possible! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My full Netgalley review can be found here : https://www.netgalley.com/book/247834/review/524192 Out September 6 2022!

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Small Angels | Lauren Owen
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My BOTM box is here! And they gave me the wrong books! 🤦🏾‍♀️ I will be calling them first thing Monday morning. August has been a horror story with them!

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I totally forgot I had this Netgalley copy on my Kindle! I‘m totally in love with this book!

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Happy Place | Emily Henry
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Emily Henry‘s newest book! Just saw that she revealed the cover on her latest IG post. It sounds amazing! Of course I preordered it. Out April 25, 2023. 😃

MyNamesParadise Oh wow! It looks great; love the cover! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @MyNamesParadise Yes! I was just saying she gets the best covers. 😃 2mo
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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“The Bodyguard “ is all heart and is well deserving of the hype it has generated. Ms. Center put a lot of thought into this book and you definitely come away with an important message or two. I came away with how it‘s okay not to be so hard on yourself. Jack and Hannah are so sweet together. I love how they help each other heal as they fall in love. Plus, the book is funny! A lot of scenes had me laughing out loud. 😅 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Villa: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Totally immersed in this one! It‘s definitely a vast improvement from “Reckless Girls”. Readers are in for a treat! Pub date: January 3,2023. Will post my review soon!

BrittanyReads Ohh happy to hear! Her ideas always sound great but I'm always a bit let down by her execution of said ideas. 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads I‘m at the 66% retreat and so far so good. Hopefully it will keep up its momentum until the very end. That was my main issue with “Reckless Girls “. The ending was so chaotic and well, dumb lol. 2mo
BrittanyReads I agree 💯. It completely flew off the rails 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads Totally! LOL 2mo
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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First challenge done! I don‘t know if I can read 12 more books in time to fulfill the next challenge but we shall see. 😃

sprainedbrain I just got my reward too! I picked the magnets. 😂 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @sprainedbrain Congrats! I got the magnets too! 😃 2mo
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I blew my free book credit on “Rock, Paper, Scissors “. I already have that BOTM novel in my personal library. I meant to pick “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow “ as my free add on but I somehow my wires got crossed. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Customer service was great. They told me to keep “RPS” and they applied a free add on credit for next month. Anyway, here are my picks. 😃

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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My $15.00 mistake! I just synced my Kindle for the first time in weeks and I‘m seeing that my forgotten preorder of “The It Girl” had downloaded. I already read my BOTM copy weeks ago. The return window is closed so I‘m screwed. I think I‘d better stop preordering books months in advance. Anybody ever do this? 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I‘m so excited about “Daisy Darker” and “The Family Remains”! This is going to be a great birthday box! 🥳🥳🥳

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Well, I liked it! 🤷🏽‍♀️Sager promised us a thriller and he delivered. As for that screwball twist he threw in there: bonus material. 😂

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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This may have replaced “The Turn of the Key” as my favorite Ruth Ware book! I am really loving this dark academia trend and Ms. Ware does not disappoint. Although it‘s a slow burn I found myself not really caring because the story is solid. The dual time lines are so interesting and I was completely immersed in the Oxford culture. She really stumped me when it came to the identity of the murderer. However, the motive totally makes sense.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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It Girl | Ruth Ware
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Starting this one today. So excited!

Monica5 Love her books 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @Monica5 So do I! The only one I couldn‘t get into is “The Lying Game”. Other than that five ⭐️s across the board! 3mo
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My BOTM books are this Friday! Just in time for the long holiday weekend. Plus, I managed to score “The Prisoner” by B.A. Paris and “The Villa” by Rachel Hawkins on Netgalley. I‘m winning right now! 😁

marleed Lucky you! 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed Thanks! I was actually a part of the first 1,000 members to grab both copies. Their server crashed and everything.Kind of nerve racking lol 3mo
marleed Oh you are lucky! 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed I know! Still can‘t believe it. 😀 3mo
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Stay Awake: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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Wow! I‘m so glad I didn‘t bail on this book. It proved to be a fine psychological thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My full review: https://www.netgalley.com/book/237161/review/524192

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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I don‘t remember picking my books this fast! In under a minute! Christmas in July is real! 💚♥️💚♥️

AmyG It‘s that time already? 🤣 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @AmyG Sure is! Surprised the heck out of me. 😂 3mo
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I‘m almost a hundred pages in and I‘m 99.9% sure I know what the twist is. It‘s still really good though!

tracey38 I got this one, too, but haven't started it yet 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @tracey38 I hope you enjoy it as much as I am! 3mo
tracey38 @Jemgirl2014 I have heard only good things! 3mo
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It Could Be Anyone | Jaime Lynn Hendricks
Mehso-so

I‘m so mad because I was so hyped for this book and in the end it just fell flat on its face. There was absolutely no blow back or consequences for any of the characters and I was expecting something because they were all carrying some pretty explosive secrets. I didn‘t even care once the murderer was revealed because that person was just one of many with obvious motives . This is not even in the same league as “Finding Tessa”. ⭐️⭐️💫

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The Long Weekend | Gilly Macmillan
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Wow. Just wow. This is perhaps the worst psychological suspense or domestic thriller or whatever the hell it‘s supposed to be. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this book. The plot is thin, boring, and sadly predictable. I should have just bailed when I had the chance. I‘m just glad it was a library book, Money saved but time wasted. 0 ⭐️

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I think this is my favorite picture of her. Caught her in the act of attacking her wee pads. 🙄😂 Yesterday she got groomed for the very first time and she looks like a completely different dog . Still cute though! 😍#dogsoflitsy

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This month‘s picks are kind of lackluster. I hope I selected a good one!

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The Long Weekend | Gilly Macmillan
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Reading “The Long Weekend “ on this three day weekend. It‘s okay so far. The way the author squashes the three main characters‘ perspectives together on one page is dizzying to my mind. It takes some getting used to. lol

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I guess I‘m in the minority camp because I think “Beach Read” and “ The People We Meet on Vacation “ are Emily Henry‘s stronger books. I really didn‘t feel like I was reading a romance novel because the focus seems to be more on Nora and Libby‘s relationship rather than the burgeoning relationship between Nora and Charlie. I did enjoy the book‘s cozy setting as well as Henry‘s trademark humor. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain Beach Read is my favorite of hers! ❤️ 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @sprainedbrain I think it‘s mine too. 😊 4mo
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Mehso-so

I was so excited for this one and unfortunately, it did not meet my high expectations. I don‘t like how the romance takes a huge backseat to Mack‘s marital issues. As a result, the chemistry between Cleo and Mack seems forced. By the end of the book I was wishing that he reconnect with his wife and leave Cleo behind as a vacation fling. The setting of Salvation, Ireland is beautiful and the secondary characters are fun. That‘s one positive⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fake | Erica Katz
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I had this one on my wish list! Score! Thought I‘d share if anyone wants to grab it for themselves. 😊

Bklover Done! Thanks for the tip! 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @Bklover You‘re welcome! Enjoy. 🤗 5mo
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Oh boy, this is boring. I had to switch over to “Lockdown on London Lane” and I‘m loving it so far! I hope they make it into a movie. I‘ll get back to Josie‘s latest at another time. ☺️

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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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I never thought they‘d release the books so quickly! Can‘t wait to get my box! I‘ll just wait for “my preorder of Booklovers” to download on my Kindle. 😊

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Business Not As Usual | Sharon C. Cooper
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Warning: “Business Not as Usual” will give you a book hangover! 😫 This wonderful, beautiful book stayed with me many days after reading it. It‘s been too long since I‘ve read a romantic comedy of quality. It totally checks all of the boxes for me: laugh out loud moments, lovable secondary characters, and lots of steam between the main characters Dreamy and Karter! The fact that this book illustrates black love in its purest form: chef‘s kiss!

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Business Not As Usual | Sharon C. Cooper
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When she naps I read. 😅 This book is so freaking hilarious! Such a cute romance!

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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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It is so different from her previous two novels and that's why I loved it! Foley really steps outside of her comfort zone with "The Paris Apartment" and it shows! I was totally invested in each of the characters and how they tie into the disappearance of Ben. Even though I figured out the underlying plot I was totally surprised by what happens to Ben! Yes, this book is top shelf quality stuff. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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Bailed at about 20%. Skipped to the end. Guess what? I‘m not at all shocked by the killer. This one was not for me.

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I hope May is better for me. 😞

Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It sucks. I hate skipping! 😭 6mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
Mehso-so

I was expecting so much more but unfortunately it didn‘t live up to my high expectations. I enjoyed “The Sundown Motel ” ten times more than this one. It gets off to a great spooky start but my interest totally waned after St. James spoon feeds the reader the entire mystery behind the plot. I should have picked “The Paris Apartment “ as my BOTM instead. Oh well. 😕

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Book mail! I didn‘t put the book by her because I didn‘t want her chewing my book. 😅

jlhammar That face! So much cuteness! 7mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar LOL Thanks! She‘s such a sweetie. 😊 7mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 my heart!!! 7mo
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I finally finished it. ! LOL My little fur ball has cut into my reading time in a major way. Totally worth it. 🥰 I just make sure to sneak in some pages while she‘s napping. Anyway, this book marks Kate Meader‘s epic return to her Hot in Chicago firefighter series. There‘s a reason why she‘s one of my favorite authors because she doesn‘t disappoint! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I finally got my puppy today! I‘d like to introduce you all to Nola. I named her after New Orleans, which is my favorite place in the world! How serendipitous that her Gotcha Day landed on Fat Tuesday. Laissez les bon temps rouler! 😍

MallenNC So cute! 7mo
QuietlyLaura Aww! Hi Nola! 😍🐶 7mo
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BookDragonNotWorm She's adorable!!!!! 7mo
TheSpineView Cuteness overload! 💚🐾 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Precious😍 Congrats on your new best friend ❤🐾 7mo
Sleepswithbooks 🐶💛🐶💛 7mo
GondorGirl Hello, Nola! 🥰 7mo
Jemgirl2014 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you! ❤️❤️ 7mo
Arvena OMG, what a cutie! 7mo
Jemgirl2014 @Arvena Thank you, Arvena! 🥰 7mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 7mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Excited about this one! I‘ll get “ The Cartographers” next time!

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Last week when I made my Coffee Bean run I had cheesy egg bites for the very first time. After one bite I was in love. I liked them so much that I had to make my own. They came out well! I will definitely be making them again. 😀