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LaurenReads

LaurenReads

Joined May 2016

Romance fanatic (but I️ read everything), dog mom and 2nd grade teacher.
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Unwanted | Jennifer Estep
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Super short story, but loved reading one from Finn‘s POV.

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Such a sad but great book. I loved how she drew you in to see the horrors of war, but the love of family and community through the eyes of five characters.

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Fear the Beard | Lani Lynn Vale
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Enjoying this series more with each book. Also getting more used to romance on audio 😂 #romance #romantsy #audiobook

mcipher That is *quite* the cover 😳😏 5d
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Waiting On You | Kristan Higgins
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Mehso-so

I need to remember that second chance romances usually annoy me - even though my own marriage is one 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ #romance #romantsy

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Tillie Cole is a queen of dark romance and this series just keeps getting better with each book. #romance #romantsy

Sace Dumb question--what's dark romance? 1w
LaurenReads @Sace It‘s usually got a “bad guy” antihero/criminal that you‘d hate in real life, but somehow works in the book. There‘s usually some major triggers involved too. In this one there was rape and torture. 7d
Sace @LaurenReads Thanks for the info. Maybe one day I'll try one but I'm such a wimp. 7d
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Annie Peck is a badass and I‘m glad I picked up this book to learn about her. While the writing was dry in parts, overall it told the story of an adventurous and very strong woman - her accomplishments and her very human flaws. #nonfictionnovember #nonfiction

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Beard Mode | Lani Lynn Vale
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My first #audiobook romance novel. I enjoyed the book. Steamy relationship and dramatic situations. It‘s just startling to hear the word “cock” coming out of your speakers at the Starbucks drive through 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ #romance #romantsy

CoverToCoverGirl Priceless 😂😂 2w
Sace Aaand that's why I'm too embarrassed to listen to audio romance 😳😂 1w
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Power Game | Christine Feehan
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I‘m still really liking this series. Great characters and romance. The overarching story is moving...slowly though. #romance #romantsy

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Mehso-so

This book was so much introspection and not so much action. It was ok, I guess I may have had higher hopes 🤷🏻‍♀️ #romance #romantsy

CocoReads She‘s fairly hit or miss for me. Guess I won‘t rush to put a hold on it at the library 3w
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Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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So uncomfortably good! Jordan got on my nerves here and there, but this book was 🔥🔥. #romance #romantsy

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Mehso-so

OK start to this duo. I like that this relationship was a hea while the storyline is not all tied up. Not one of her better books though. #romance #romantsy

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Beard in Mind | Penny Reid
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Loved this book - so funny and sweet. I thought I liked Cletus the best, but Beau ranks up there 😀 #romance #romantsy

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Temptation's Darling | Johanna Lindsey
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Johanna Lindsey wrote the first romance I ever read so I will always read them because nostalgia. But this one was just ok, not as good as her older books (but that could be me just remembering them that way 🤷🏻‍♀️) #romance #romantsy

Dogearedcopy Wow! I didn't realize that she was still writing! She wasn't the first romance authorI read (that spot goes to Barbara Ferry Johnson-- 'Tara's Song') but I remember the early 90's and Fabio!
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CoverToCoverGirl I‘m a fan. I‘ve been reading her since the very late seventies, have several vintage copies by her in my library 😊❣️ 3w
leahsbookishobsession She was the first one I read too...Fires of Winter!!! 3w
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I just struggled with this book. The characters were meh, the girl annoying. I usually love this author, but not this book. #romance #romantsy

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No, David! | David Shannon
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Y‘all will understand my joy...a student came up to me and said “I have like 500 new friends!” I asked how he got so many and he pointed at our library and said “they‘re all in those books.” I may have cried. #teachersoflitsy

MelissaSue81 So awesome!!!!!
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Tamra 👍🏾💜👏🏾 4w
MicheleinPhilly 😩😩😩That is the sweetest thing EVER! 4w
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bookishkris Oh, my heart! That is the sweetest, and yay you for helping your student learn to love books! 4w
IamIamIam OMG, I love him!!!!! 4w
Reggie This was almost too precious for my Friday morning, lol. That‘s very sweet. 4w
Lovesbooks87 That is AMAZING!!!! 💜📚💜📚💜📚 4w
Smrloomis LOVE IT!!! 😆🥰♥️👍🏽 2w
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Jagged | Kristen Ashley
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Today I had to say goodbye to my partner in crime of the past 15 years. S‘more was amazing (and stubborn and bitchy) and it‘s left a giant hole in my heart. Binging on some great romance novels to have a little escapism today. #dogsiflitsy

TheSpineView So sorry.. sending hugs!💔 1mo
Tamra 😢 I‘m sorry. 1mo
TheRomantiCate So sorry hun 💙💙 sending many hugs 1mo
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GypsyKat I‘m so sorry for your loss! Nothing hurts quite like losing a beloved dog. 💜💜💜 1mo
MallenNC So very sorry! Losing pets is so hard. Will be thinking of you. 1mo
Lizpixie So sorry for your loss💔 1mo
TrishB So sorry 💔 1mo
DHill Very sorry for your loss. 💔 1mo
Eggs So sorry for your loss😓 1mo
TheLibrarian Sorry for your loss *hugs* 1mo
squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss, sending hugs ❤️ 1mo
Suet624 Oh gosh.. I‘m so very sorry. 1mo
Balibee146 So sorry 💔 1mo
kamoorephoto I am so so sorry. What a sad day. Safe travels over the rainbow bridge, sweet one 🌈💓 1mo
merelybookish 💕 1mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 1mo
Daughter-of-words Sorry for your loss 😢💔 1mo
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry for the loss of your adorable friend ♥️♥️ 1mo
audraelizabeth Im sorry 1mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 💔💔❤️ 1mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 1mo
emtobiasz I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 Thinking of you today 1mo
Susannah Oh no. I‘m so sorry. 1mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 1mo
JoScho Sending you so much love. Losing a pet leaves a hole in your heart and your home. I‘m so sorry 🖤 1mo
Come-read-with-me @LaurenReads I‘m so sorry. It‘s so hard to lose your beautiful baby. She‘s lucky that she had a such a great family 💗 1mo
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A really short novella that bridges two novels in this series.

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Sweet Hope | Tillie Cole
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Amazing, this is my favorite book in this series. I laughed and cried my eyes out. So good. #romance #romantsy

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Another ok installment in this series. The more serious undertones were good as it added to the usual humor to make a more dynamic relationship. Still not as good as the first books in the series, but enough to keep me reading. #romance #romantsy

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Arrogant | Jenika Snow
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This book was just ok, didn‘t love it hate it. The characters were ok as was the story. #romance #romantsy

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Such a fun and entertaining book!

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The Best Thing | Mariana Zapata
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More slow burn perfection! Jonah was awesome and there were so many great moments. #romance #romantsy

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And now I really need to get to the wolf pack books because Hunter was great! I love how the story line in this series keeps growing and moving along, even as the romance happens. #romance #romantsy

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Reaper | A. Zavarelli
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I really like this dark series. Ronan is an amazing tortured hero. #romance #romantsy #kindleunlimited

BethM Love this series! 1mo
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Awesome, as usual!

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The Favorite Daughter | Kaira Rouda
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Mehso-so

I felt like all the twists in this one were really obvious except for one. It was just ok.

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Son of No One | Sherrilyn Kenyon
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I love Kenyon‘s tortured heroes so much! 😍 #romance #romantsy

wen4blu Ooohh, I‘ve been meaning to try this series. 2mo
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Everything I want in a GA Aiken book- hilarious and gruesome. Definitely more fantasy saga than romance, but a great start to the series.

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Intrigued | Z. L. Arkadie
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I picked this up because the blurb looked good - it was a struggle. Changed to first or third person randomly, ages and locations changed. Sometimes the author used bigger words incorrectly. Another turn with an editor could have helped, but it just drove me nuts since it took me out of the story which was crazy in a not good way. #romantsy #romance

AileenRR That sounds so annoying 👎🏽 2mo
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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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I just couldn‘t get into this - quit at 47% when I realized I was skimming. Life‘s to short to read a book I just want to be over. The new GA Aiken book is in from the library so I‘m ready to move on!

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Pretty Reckless | L J Shen
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I can‘t stand high school romances...unless they‘re written by @authorljshen Then they are the most amazing books. So many emotions and the angst! I loved it - especially the little peeks of the hotholes 😍 #romance #romantsy #kindleunlimited

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Loved it as much as Book 1, it‘s really 1 novel split into 2 books. Meghan March writes such great romance. #romance #romantsy

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Does anyone else procrastinate reading books because even thinking about them being over makes you sad? That‘s why I put off reading this duet- I knew I‘d devour it in a day and then I wouldn‘t be able to read it for the first time again 😭 And I was right I loved Greer and Cav and didn‘t even get up before starting book 2. #romance #romantsy

marleed Oh absolutely. I planned to stare at my copy of The Testaments for a few days - just to enjoy the anticipation. But then I was somehow first on the library audio loan. I didn‘t want to hold onto the audio while others waited so I did I buddy read with myself. 2mo
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The Mistress | Maya Banks
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I was in the mood for some angst ridden old school romance and this was perfect. Mistresses, Greek tycoons, accidental pregnancy and amnesia. Crazy fun. #romance #romantsy

Heatherfeather All in one book?! 2mo
LaurenReads @Heatherfeather 😂 yup, plus some kidnapping. 2mo
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The Billionaire Next Door | Jessica Lemmon
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I loved this book, it was perfect up until the last chapter. The ending tied in with a huge pet peeve of mine. Totally a great book though - Tag is awesome. I literally read it in one sitting. #romance #romantsy

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Great book, loved the two main characters and how they dealt with some serious baggage to be together. Rai‘s diverse characters and inclusion of some important topics, to include sexual harassment, abuse and CTE, made for an even better book.. #romance #romantsy

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So late to this book party, but what an awesome book! I loved it and it totally lived up to the hype.

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Drifter | Janine Infante Bosco
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Book 2 Wanderer

Really enjoying this series, high drama and steamy lovin‘ 🔥😍 #romantsy #romance

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Halfway to the Grave | Jeaniene Frost
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I‘ve read all the off shoots of this series - figured I should read this one too 😀 I was annoyed with Cat at first, but she got better and better. And I loved Bones. #romance #romantsy

Daughter-of-words Bones is one of my great literary loves!❤️❤️ 3mo
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Mehso-so

This was my least favorite book in this series, I struggled with it. I usually love this series 😢The second half was better than the beginning. #romance #romantsy

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The beginning of a new school year has totally ruined my reading time 😭But I finally had a chance to read this short story and it was so sweet and steamy! #romance #romantsy

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Rock Chick Revolution | Kristen Ashley
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I started this book yesterday afternoon and then stayed up until 2am to finish it! That should tell you how amazing it was. I was so happy to finally read Ally‘s book. #romance #romantsy

Nessavamusic ❤️Kristen Ashley!! 4mo
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Tillie Cole is just amazing - every time 😀 How she manages to turn a crazy story of the bratva, mind control drugs and death matches into a great romance just blows my mind. #romance #romantsy

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Rebel Hard | Nalini Singh
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I loved the descriptions of the clothing and weddings 😍 Nanya and Raj were so great - arranged marriage, but seeing how they helped each other was so sweet. Got a little teary at the end. #romance #romantsy

tracey38 I have heard nothing but great things about this author. I really need to read some of her books! 4mo
LaurenReads @tracey38 I love all of her books - this is a great contemporary romance, but her psy changeling paranormal series is my favorite 4mo
tracey38 @LaurenReads yes, I've heard that series is amazing. I'll have to add it to my tbr list! 4mo
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Reaper's Fire | Joanna Wylde
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Not my favorite book in this series - Gage‘s “relationship” with the crazy lady while undercover while Tinker was next door just bothered me - even though I understood why it was happening - I did like the second half better than the first. #romance #romantsy

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Dare to Take | Carly Phillips
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I love how Carly Phillips writes steamy romance. The characters have a history together and there‘s outside problems, but they work together as adults and talk things out (with some 🔥lovin‘)- I appreciate that in a romance. #romance #romantsy

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Forever | Jacquelyn Frank
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Meh - this book was all over the place, important events were glossed over and Marissa‘s personality and her profession as a psychologist just didn‘t match at all. #romance #romantsy

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This book was really good. Such a different topic with returning a girl taken by Kiowas back to her family. I want to learn more about such an interesting psychological topic. And I can totally see Tom Hanks playing the captain.

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Under Currents | Nora Roberts
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Nora Roberts is a queen of romance for a reason - and this book shows why. Really dramatic character backgrounds - trigger warning for abuse. Loved the relationship between Zane and Darby and the suspense/mystery was pretty expected, but done really well. #romance #romantsy

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Book 3 in the series, but can be read as a stand alone novel.

Great book, love the relationship dynamics with a female domme and male sub. There was such a great focus on their developing relationship in all areas. This whole series has been so good. #romance #romantsy