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Preciouz29

Joined January 2017

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Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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This is a pick for me, but I think my expectations were waaaay too high and that is how I ended up disappointed. Disclaimer, I was actually on Loveboat in the heyday of the late 90s/early 2000s. This felt like the author was trying to cover too much and I would have loved to see her cover less topics, but in a bit more depth. Also, I didn‘t enjoy that she didn‘t really show that there were students in the trip who weren‘t so....selfish?

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Loved this book! This is one of the cozy series I greatly enjoy reading and this latest entry is no exception. I especially enjoy when all the characters grow and are better fleshed out and I‘m loving the evolution of Nora and her gals!

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View to a Kilt | Kaitlyn Dunnett
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Gosh darn it, I really enjoyed this! It was such an easy read and I felt so comfy with the story! Interesting cast of side characters, supportive hubby, annoying mother, mystery, Mia direction; what more could I want?

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Mehso-so

I was....unimpressed with the latest entry to the series; it was fine, but dull. There wasn‘t really any “action”, just a series of events narrated to us and I found myself constantly wondering when something would happen. By chapter 16, I had given up a. Just powered through to finish the book.

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Overall, I quite enjoyed this new series; I do wish she was a little less headstrong and he was a little less of a prude, but found it enjoyable and that I wasn‘t too annoyed by the protagonists.

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Death Comes to the Nursery | Catherine Lloyd
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Just lovely, perfectly hits the sweet spot for me; historical setting, intriguing mystery, a bit of a comedy of errors, a strong willed woman who is not overly insistent on doing things she shouldn‘t, and a husband who doesn‘t always agree but loves and trusts his wife enough to let her get her way. I did take a star away because there was too much a comedy of errors, it was starting to get a bit grating.

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Oh wow, I enjoyed this book! Basically my fave type of cozy; hero who worries about the heroine, but doesn‘t insist she quit? Check. Loving family? Check. Adorable dog? Check. Great job? Check. Just quirky enough yet still lovable side characters? Check. Super enjoyed this & I cannot wait to read more of this series!

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A very solid second entry in the series! I enjoyed the growth of the characters and am looking forward to learning more of everyone; just wish that the side characters had a little more to do than just pop in and leave.

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Belle Rvolte | Linsey Miller
Mehso-so

I wanted to love it, but it also tried cramming way too much into it and that really took away some of the enjoyment for me. Also, has a LGBTQ representation and intimate moments and all that stuff, so you‘ve been warned if that‘s not your thing.

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Permanent Record | Mary H. K. Choi
Mehso-so

Too angsty woe is me.

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I can‘t even. This was not as good as book 1, but the ending has be dying to know what happens next.

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This was so cute! I‘m really loving the asian protagonists, I love that they try to balance their worlds, and I like that they‘re so supportive of each other! The mom thing was a bit of a spoiler for me, even though I kind of felt like that‘s were it was going. Good read!

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I did not realise this was part of a series, but I thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely be going back to read the others. I loved the world she built, the characters, even the ending!

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Would Like to Meet | Rachel Winters
Mehso-so

Cute concept, cute cover.....but it was also too long for me. This could easily have been cut down to less chapters. I liked the film scene setup and the JEMS chat group, I found them fun.

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Enjoyable, but her later bold are all falling into the same predictability.

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This book was cute. I enjoyed the overall premise & I was glad that they quickly got over their misconceptions about each other, but as someone who isn‘t religious, I didn‘t realise it would have so many references to God. It also seemed to drag somewhat in the first half of the book, but then tie everything up very quickly in the second half.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Powerful.

Nute I hope to read this soon! “Powerful” seems a fitting description! 23h
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Tears of Frost | Bree Barton
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Tbh, I couldn‘t remember anything about the story and it took me a while to get into the novel. However, I did enjoy the story and I‘m excited to see how this all ends as I was definitely not expecting the ending.

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I love Louise Penny‘s Armand Gamache novels, but instead of devouring this in a day like usual, it took me a week....I just had a harder time getting through this and I‘m not quite sure why. I think that the crime was less interesting to me somehow, but the ending was both expected and unexpected.

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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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When I first got approved for the book, it turned out to just be an excerpt. But, just from that excerpt, I realised that I really wanted to read the full book. Imagine my surprise when I received an email saying I was approved to read the book! And it was good! I really enjoyed this book, and not just because I‘m a font nerd. I enjoyed that the characters are all a little zany and that they turned the mundane into something fun.

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Love, Unscripted | Owen Nicholls
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I thought the premise of this book was cute, but the execution was not. I was expecting Hornby, but I bailed about halfway through because I couldn‘t get through it; already been a month of me trying to work through, but I felt it was long and the protagonist was lacking in any interesting qualities which it made it hard for me to root for him. Also, the back and forth time in time distracted me from the flow of the story and made it harder for me

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Nameless Queen | Rebecca McLaughlin
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I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and how much I enjoyed it! I loved that there wasn‘t too much teenage angst! I also loved that they got over their hurt feelings pretty quickly like adults and worked to get stuff done. Also glad that it ended on a happy note, but slightly open ended in case it‘ll be a series :)

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I cannot state enough how much I love the Hot & Hammered series!!! I haven‘t had a chance to read her other series yet, but based of this one, she writes perspectives with such realism. Her characters don‘t do overly stupid things, they are adult conflicted, and they want to do better. I cannot wait to see what happens next with ”Bethy” & Wes!

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Been There, Married That | Gigi Levangie Grazer
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A hilarious account of what happens when a Hollywood couple divorces, especially when the wife was a normal person. Unfortunately, I couldn‘t get behind any of the characters; none of them are really likeable and this isn‘t a story where they‘re suppose to be unlikeable. But, it was a quick and short read, so I didn‘t expect it to go beneath the surface.

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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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Verify and Sidney are definitely growing on me! I also love that they‘re discussing PTSD, survivor‘s guilt, and losing themselves in alcohol to deal with pain and loss: real things that actually happen. And I‘m glad that they continue to bring in people from Ver & Sid‘s past for them to have to deal with.

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I have mixed feelings about this book, but I think it‘s because I‘m not a mother. At the beginning, I was like “whoa Ali, TMI!” But then I was like, “ok, I feel you!”

I was talking to my sis who did say that it hits a lot harder if you‘re also a working mom cause you know exactly what she‘s saying when she talks about exploding poop and afterbirth.

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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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I might be biased, but I loved this book; it‘s the Korean version of my life. Also, if you can, get the audiobook. And have snacks nearby cause you‘ll get hungry.

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This book was so good! I laughed, I cried, I gasped, and I aww‘d our loud. When I started reading, I thought there was no real way for me to get behind Max, but then I did! And I loved that there was never a love triangle with Andrew or any possible mixup with anyone else. And that little twist towards the end? Yes! Highly recommend this!!!

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The Dinner Party | R. J. Parker
Mehso-so

Good premise and storyline, but overall disappointing book for me; I was hoping for something Agatha Christie-like, but this wasn‘t quite it. I felt the author was offering too many explanations and the story seemed overly wordy and too long. I would have loved for this book to have been shorter.

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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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Super solid addition to the series, but not my fave one. I loved that they travelled to England and all, but some of it was just a tad too far fetched for me. Also, why did she have to be so good at everything?

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Temptation's Darling | Johanna Lindsey
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Really enjoyed the story! Loved the playfulness between the hero and the heroine, like that secrets were shared, and that misunderstandings were cleared up quickly! But, did think the book was a tad long and could have easily been cut down a bit.

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Three Widows and a Corpse | Debra Sennefelder
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I hadn‘t previously read this series before, but the premise of the book sounded interesting and I am so glad I read it! I loved the common sense the protagonist has and all the fun characters that aren‘t too quirky. Also, this gave some good clues, but had some minor twists and turns to keep you fairly positive you knew who the killer was, but still slightly second guessing. I will definitely be reading the previous books in the series!

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Memories and Murder | Lynn Cahoon
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Solid story! I hadn‘t read any of the previous books before this one, but I am definitely going to be reading the previous books now.

Great cast of supporting characters, good descriptions of the town and local shops, and a cute couple who reasonable!

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Apple Cider Slaying | Julie Anne Lindsey
Mehso-so

I‘m a cozy fan, but as I get older, I‘ve realised that I don‘t like very defensive main characters. I enjoyed the story and the side characters, but I had a little problem with Winnie. There were a few unrealistic points, but I‘d read a book 2 to see how the series goes!

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So cute! 4 stars because there were moments that drove me crazy (in a bad way) when I wanted to shake her and Freddie, but otherwise the story was super! I loved Adam and Caspar!

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Mehso-so

I want to give this book 4 stars, but I simply can‘t get behind the story; Eve and Ethan and everything surrounding the relationship just causes me to get frustrated and shake my head. The writing is quite good and I‘d love to try another novel and see if I like the author better.

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Mehso-so

Another solid entry to this series. All the cozy characters, but less quirky compared to other series. The mystery moves at a fairly rapid pace, but I could have done with a bit less inner commentary. Will be interesting to see where everything goes next, but I don‘t think I‘ll continue with the series.

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Mehso-so

Cute, but much longer than it needs to be. I was expecting a a much easier and faster read, not over 40 chapters. I liked the idea of varying POV, but it wasn‘t really giving me a lot of new insight.

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Cute and easy read, perfect for when I need something amusing!

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Mehso-so

It took me 2 chapters before I remembered enough of book 1 to follow along in book 2.....but, while enjoyable enough, it wasn‘t as good as book 1. I really like Cassius though and am rooting for him...even though there‘s nothing wrong with Kiran.

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The Furies | Katie Lowe
Mehso-so

I really don‘t know why, but I thought this would be a mix of a murder mystery like Gone Girl meets a witch story like The Craft; it‘s not. The story was good, but just wasn‘t what I was expecting.

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Gosh I love Martha Grimes novels! Reading about Richard Jury and friends is like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket with a mug of tea and a large collection of quirky friends keeping you company.

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Tweet Cute | Emma Lord
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Loved this! It was such a fun rom-com; so easy to read and perfect for a summer weekend. With witty writing, plausible mixups & teen angst, cute & quirky characters, and delicious dessert ideas, I zipped through this in one day.

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Met Her Match | Jude Deveraux
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I started the book and could not stop reading until I finished, which is a few hours before I‘m suppose to get up. The story draws you in, but characters she builds keep you wanting more. Parts of this I was able to guess, but it was still a welcome surprise when they were confirmed as I read. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

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The Old Success | Martha Grimes
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I simply adore Martha Grimes and this was no exception! Reading this was like slipping into a comfy sweater and visiting with old friends. I love the main characters and the eclectic friends; all the characters really. And this story had you thinking you knew, but then second guessing along with the characters. Delightfully amusing!

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This book was way better than I was expecting! Surprisingly cute, funny, and heartwarming! Even the clueless hero don‘t annoy me while I was reading; I felt he was hapless, but charming. And I loved Millie! She could have easily gone the spoiled brat route, but they made her smart and the voice of reason; such a lovely surprise!

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So good! She didn‘t annoy me as much as I was worried she would and misunderstandings moved on quickly, like it would if you were an adult and it was real life. Heartwarming is what I would say, no comedy, but it gave me all the warm and fuzzies.

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99% loved this book and 1% was annoyed; I loved everything about this story except for how clueless she was in the beginning. But I loved the battles and I loved the transformation and I loved the ending and, I mostly just loved it! The story was funny, it was engaging, it was charming, it had a happy ending, and it was such an easy read; I couldn‘t stop reading and had to finish the book in one go.

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I was missing the character F, but after a while I didn‘t really notice because this crazy story had me wanting to read more. It might have been the weird formatting, but it took me until pretty much the of the book to realise that this might be a book of a book. Anyways, I really enjoyed the story; she was a little whiny, but this was fun and quirky and different.

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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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This book was....ridiculous, but not necessarily in a good way? I liked the illustrations and the premise and the inclusiveness, but it was also ridiculous and annoying in parts. I finished this feeling relieved it was over, but also that it was cute.