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Maya.McClan

Maya.McClan

Joined August 2018

Not gonna lie, my favorite kind of people are people who read. Mornings are for coffee and contemplation 🤔☕️and Ofcourse currently reading 📚😁
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The War of Two Queens | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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4th book in the From blood and Ash series. The story of poppy and Casteel continues. So good… #fantasy #romance

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Darkest Before Dawn | Maya Banks
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Mehso-so

I was sick in bed this week so it was a good time to download some audiobooks.
A clinic in the Middle East gets bombed and the only survivor is an American female that finds her way out of the rubble while The terrorists are searching for her. She tries to blend in with the locals while injured and needs to get out stat! Sooo good. #audiobook #romance #action

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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“I am well aware that my name is ridiculous”
#botm #FirstLineFridays

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Neon Gods | Katee Robert
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Panpan

I heard a lot of people liked this one BUT I‘m gonna go with pan. It was all smut and barely any plot. I found it so boring. It lacked character development, world building and It didn‘t make a lot of sense to me. It didn‘t explain much about the 13 and the Greek Gods. I heard a Touch of Darkness was a much better retelling of Persiphone and Hades.
#greekmythology #Greekgods

Julsmarshall Yes, I was disappointed by this one too. I‘m fine with steamy, but I need there to be a story too. 3mo
Maya.McClan @Julsmarshall My thoughts exactly. 3mo
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Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L Armentrout
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This is the prequel to From Blood and Ash, was going to skip this but it‘s got really good reviews. I‘m diving into this 550 page book. I‘m about 1/4 way through am glad I did. #fantasy #romance #ya

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Lord of Embers | C N Crawford
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#YA #fantasy #kindleunlimited #romance

Hmmmm… Quotes that make you think.

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Lord of Embers | C N Crawford
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2nd book in the City of Thorns series. Really Enjoying it so far. #YA #Kindleunlimited #Fantasy

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City of Thorns | C N Crawford
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Pickpick

I came across this #YA / #Fantasy on #kindleUnlimited. I thought its was different and interesting so I stuck with it. By book two (Lord of Embers) I was hooked. Now I have to wait til July for the 3rd book. Ugh! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Killing Floor | Lee Child, Child
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I used to love reading Lee Child‘s Jack Reacher books. It‘s a series now on prime! Who else is watching this?
#tv #series #action #suspense #reacher #leechilds #jackreacher #prime

Leftcoastzen Going to check it out tonight!This actor looks more like what I imagined Reacher to look like . Not up to date with the book series though. 5mo
Maya.McClan @Leftcoastzen My thoughts exactly. When Tom Cruise was cast in the movies It was so disappointing. He‘s like 5‘8 and Jack Reacher is suppose to be huge and like 6‘5. Whose terrible idea was that? Definitely nobody that read the books. 5mo
TheSpineView My hubby watched season one. He liked the first couple of episodes. He said after that it got too Hollywood. 5mo
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Famine | Laura Thalassa
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Famine by Laura Thalassa. This is my favorite so far of the four Horsemen. It‘s a different dynamic than the first two. Surprisingly refreshing. But not for the faint of heart. #romantsy

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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“They came with the storm”

#firstlinefridays
#apocalypse
#romance

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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This book was written in 2018, so this quote stood out to me.

“All these centuries we spent studying illnesses and conquering them, surely we were equipped by now to stop an epidemic.
We were wrong.”

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Pickpick

I signed up for kindle unlimited and have to admit I fell down the rabbit hole of “enemies to lovers” books. I read like 5 books in 5 days. That‘s a new first for me! I don‘t know why the covers are so cheesy though. This was one is a 3 book series about a women forced to play the wife of a mafia boss , which she hates but then of course fell in love with him. Such a fun read! So glad I signed up. 4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #kindleunlimited

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The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Pickpick

My least favorite of the three because it lost steam half way through, but still very good. I will definitely get the next one due out in March 2022. #fantasy #romance

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Kingdom of Flesh and Fire | Jennifer L Armentrout
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Pickpick

This book is very steamy, hot and heavy if you catch my drift. I didn‘t mind it in the least 😂 It was Worded very thoughtfully that it did not read like a cheap romance. Clever dialogue. The World building is excellent so is the emotional contemplating. Thoroughly enjoyable. This was the second book after From Blood and Ash can‘t wait to read the next one. 4 1/2 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

I thought this book was very good. The first half goes back and forth between the past and the present, but not in an annoying way. The second half stuck to the present. The story made you want to keep going and see what happens. So much had changed for this family in one night. I really felt the struggles of this family and how they overcame ❤️. I give it 4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️#botm

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Malibu catches fire.
It is simply what Malibu does from time to time.

#firstlinefridays
#botm

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Pickpick

I was worried I wouldn‘t be able to finish in time to return to the library (all 600 pages) but it wasn‘t a problem because I was thoroughly enjoying it. I give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 #fantasy #fiction #romance

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Run Away | Harlan Coben
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Suspenseful. Every parents worst nightmare. Your child in college that has everything going for them somehow becomes a drug addict. How far would you go to protect your child?

I usually can predict outcomes but this one kept me in suspense. I give it 4/5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #suspense #summerreading #fiction #bestseller

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10 year old Kya was left alone to survive in a shack in the middle of a swamp!

Do I even have to say more than that?? This story had me in tears, angry, gave me goosebumps, times of peacefulness, love, joy, trouble, heartache. Truly inspiring. Beautifully written.
#comingofage
#reesesbookclub

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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Finished this series, the 3rd and last book, The Queen of Nothing in The Cruel Prince series. It went by so fast. If your looking for a YA fantasy this is a good one. I give it four out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Chrissyreadit I loved this series so much!!! All thanks to @hermyknee ! 12mo
Maya.McClan @Chrissyreadit I was surprised how much I liked it. I heard about it on Reddit and thought I‘d take a chance. So glad I did! 12mo
hermyknee Yay!!! 🤗 12mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Pickpick

This is the second book in The cruel prince series. 🖤🖤🖤

I took a 4 year break from ya/ fantasy and am so glad I did because now I am thoroughly enjoying this series without being tired of the typical ya/fantasy formula.

I am currently half way through the 3rd book The queen of nothing and can‘t wait to see how it ends. I will be sad when it is over.

#ya
#fantasy

HOTPock3tt My fave book in the series! 12mo
Maya.McClan @HOTPock3tt I‘m thinking it‘s mine too. Soooo good! 12mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I have so Much to do around the house but I can‘t stop reading this! 😂🤦‍♀️

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Dear Edward: A Novel | Ann Napolitano
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Mehso-so

The premise sounded good. A 12 year old boy is the only plane crash survivor and loses his whole family. What he went through afterwards emotionally and physically was not sugar coated. It felt very real portrayl of recovery. The chapters went back and forth between present day and the plane and the characters on the plane. It got really boring with conversations and scenarios and Honestly I just didn‘t really care how it turned out. #botm

Jennaree3 I completely agree. Was a dud for me, too. 11mo
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Pickpick

I liked this book. It was a fun, exciting thriller with twists. I picked this book because I heard it was a modern day Jane Erye and I loved the movie. It had different POV‘s that made the book Not drag on. It won‘t win any awards but it was a fast read that I enjoyed. I give it 3 1/2 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 #botm

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“Emily is shoving pieces of fruit into a blender..resulting a dark viscous green juice.. it tastes like someone dumped a half pound of ginger into grass cuttings..so eff me I‘ll guess I‘ll develop a taste for it.“ #botm

Relatable

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Saw this on Instagram today and I had to share. 😂😂😂

LLP Lol!! Too great 😂 13mo
ICantImReading I love this!! 😂 13mo
JenReadsAlot Love it! 13mo
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I loved being taken back in time to discover the mystery unfolding. Good story. Fun and exciting to read. Unexpected ending that I loved. I give it 4/5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #botm

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. Anxious People by Fredrick Backman
2. Outlander on Starz
3. My Brilliant Friend on HBO

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Outlawed | Anna North
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Mehso-so

This book was a SO-SO for me. It had problems with character development or lack there of. There were too many girls in the gang to keep track of. The beginning chapters were good. The middle was boring and I almost bailed. The end chapters were good and the ending itself was good. I‘m glad I finished it. #botm ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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Outlawed | Anna North
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“In the year of our lord 1894, I became an outlaw”

#firstlinefridays #botm

Women from that time that couldn‘t have children were declared cursed or witches and kicked out of their homes. I‘m So dumb founded right now..

Reagan Oooh stacked! 1y
Skyrimir I‘m just about to start this! 1y
Traci1 Hoping to start this tomorrow as soon as I finish The Survivors. 1y
jdiehr Started today! One chapter in and I'm hooked 😃 1y
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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At first I thought it was kind of cute and interesting, then a little cheesy (eye roll) Then it suddenly got so much better and interesting. It turned into a real page turner (two sittings) A recommended fast read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #botm

Jemgirl2014 I passed this book up as a BOTM pick but then I saw that it was $2.99 on Amazon. I bought it and I hope I like it. Glad you're liking it. 😊 1y
Maya.McClan @Jemgirl2014 Thats such a good deal! Yes I thought it was a fast fun read. If you get the chance, let me know what you think of it. 1y
Jemgirl2014 I will! 😀 1y
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As far as memoir books go, this is a good one. It‘s a memoir of a female, african american, ER doctor with heartbreaking and chaotic experiences in the ER, mixed in with childhood trauma. Such a good book and telling of her personal experiences. I give it 4 stars.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #botm

LatrelWhite Loved this book.💕 2y
Maya.McClan @LatrelWhite Agreed! It was so emotional! 2y
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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“Call me a harlot. Call me impulsive. Call me hungover.”

This should be a fun read...
#FirstLineFridays
#Botm @ShyBookOwl

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Me waiting patiently for my #botm to arrive.
It‘s already the 14th and still not here?! 😭They are SLOW this month.

Chab256 Me too! 2y
Maya.McClan @chab256 Glad I‘m not the only one. Maybe they are backed up because of Xmas. 2y
Costrye It is the post office I think. I‘m not receiving a lot of packages on time 2y
Maya.McClan @costry Yes I think so too. It finally came on the 16th 2y
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Mehso-so

This is a young adult novel that takes place in Shanghai in the 1920‘s. It has gangs, rivalries, a little romance, a sy-fy aspect to it. A mystery that was not hard to figure out. I picked this book because of the Romeo and Juliette theme, without realizing it was a young adult genre. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I‘ve moved on from ya books. However I think people that love YA will like this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I give it 3 stars. #botm

dearb00kshelves I got this one too and want to pick it up because I'm a little nervous 😅 2y
Maya.McClan @dearb00kshelves You should just go for it! I wouldn‘t call it a romance though but still interesting enough. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Cool cover though 🤩 2y
Maya.McClan @TheNeverendingTBR Right!? The cover gets 5 stars. 2y
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My last #botm was so good (addie larue) that I have to go into this next book with an open minded fresh perspective, and not have crazy high expectations. I‘m starting These Violent Delights and I‘ll keep you posted on how things are going!

TheNeverendingTBR This cover! 😍 2y
Copwithabook I totally chose this one for the amazing cover 2y
Maya.McClan Right! I love this cover you guys @Copwithabook @TheNeverendingTBR 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#wondrousWednesday @EadieB @Eggs

1. Circe- I thought the creative, imaginative writing was there, but I just couldn‘t wrap my head around the Greek mythology thing. I didn‘t hate it but I also didn‘t love it.

2. I would love to read at a luxurious beach resort overlooking the Caribbean.

3. Since it‘s fall I‘m gonna say caramel because of caramel apples and spiced apple w/ caramel cider at Starbucks (otherwise my usual go to is chocolate)

EadieB I agree about Circe. This was a so-so book for me too! Thanks for playing! (edited) 2y
Eggs I‘m with you on #2-I love the Jamaican coast. Thanks so much for playing 📚👏🏻🤗😍 2y
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I am completely wrapped up into this book right now. It‘s strangely comforting and cathartic for those that want to escape society (which I often do) I absolutely am loving it. I give it 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #Botm

SheReadsAndWrites This sounds fantastic. I'm going to try the audio book! 🤓 2y
Maya.McClan I recommend it! I‘m so into it. 2y
Cindyelizavaz I want to read this!! 2y
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Koffeejazzandbooks Im reading this right now and enjoying every minute of it 😌 2y
perfectsinner It's so amazing 2y
tpixie @Maya.McClan sounds great! 2y
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“Never pray to the gods who answer after dark” Words to live by people 😂. Only fifty pages in but Interesting book so far, I‘m liking it. #botm

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Head Over Heels | Hannah Orenstein
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I liked this book more than I thought I would. I thought by the title I didn‘t have high expectations but I finished it in 3 sittings. I learned a lot about gymnastics. I describe this book as ambitions, comebacks, trials and tribulations in life and in gymnastics, with a little romance on the side. #BOTM

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Night Swim | Megan Goldin
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A small town. A teenage rape trial. A murder/ rape that happened twenty years earlier. There were parts of this book that were upsetting and disturbing. Rachel has an investigative crime podcast and while she‘s investigating the current rape trial she discovers a whole other case from twenty years prior. I liked this book because it didn‘t drag on like a lot of crime novels do. This one stayed interesting. I give it 4 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️. #botm

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This was a beautiful book. I finally picked a good one. Sad at times and also a heartwarming and hopeful journey. You just want to protect this young girl from all the terrifying things that come her way. I give it 4 1/2 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ #BOTM

Aswenson I just finished this one too. Liked it a lot. 2y
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Hidden Among the Stars | Melanie Dobson
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A girl in a book store finds a mysterious children‘s book from 1938 Austria with German hand written words. The next chapter takes place in 1938 Austria
The Nazi‘s have occupied Austria and Jewish families are trying to get out. Max is Aryan and in love with a Jewish girl and trying to help her family get out...
Suspenseful. Great book. Loved it. Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hidden Among the Stars | Melanie Dobson
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“The blade of a shovel, cutting through frosted grass.” #firstlinefridays

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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Bailedbailed

There were parts of this book that were so interesting but it just did not hold my attention. At first I was impressed with the imagination and whimsical depth of the writing but as time went on the attention to detail was lost on me. Some of the chapters were so very interesting and if it kept at that consistency I would have loved. I think the Author is very talented but maybe it just wasn‘t for me. #Botm

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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1. Normal people- Sally Rooney
2. Trevor Noah
3. The Nice Guys
4. Neil Diamond
5. No- Megan Trainor
#ManicMonday #LetterN

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Mehso-so

Fast paced, exciting, and lots of action. I needed a break from slow going serious stuff. It was a fast, easy read. I give it three stars. #botm ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tera0707 Yes! I was pleasantly surprised with this one because I don‘t normally read political thrillers. But I was hooked 2y
Maya.McClan I usually don‘t read political thrillers either, but it was a nice change compared to what I normally read. I stayed up late reading it and it had good plot twists. 2y
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Mehso-so

I‘ve read better relationship books. The banter between the two main characters was entertaining and it was a cute book. The last 1/3 of the book was the best part. Overall I give it 3 1/2 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ #botm

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Mehso-so

I don‘t know why I keep picking non linear books when they really annoy me, but the love story is my favorite part of this book. The rest didn‘t thrill me so much. I‘m a sucker for the forbidden romance of the high society rich girl that falls in love with a working class artist. Some parts were so-so, the other parts I loved. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ #BOTM