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StayCurious

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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance: Ch.15-16: Ethan is entitled to his feelings - but the baser part of me is shouting he‘s a coward! I can‘t believe he hasn‘t checked in with her!? But Shep brought her groceries and these two need to get together so bad! Not just for Eve‘s state of mind - but for mine. Also - only having 12 weeks of maternity leave is so hard - I‘m sorry for any new mom that loses out of extra recovery time and time with their baby.

LiseWorks It is about time that she decides to go to stores for stuff for the baby and to let people know she is expecting. It's like she finally realized this baby is real and is coming fast. Ethan got scared!. 17h
julesG To me(!) 12 weeks maternity leave sounds like too little and a lot. But that's just because when I had child #1 I was self-employed and hated the mandatory maternity leave (here in Germany: 6 weeks before the due date plus 8 weeks after the birth) - this meant not earning, but having expenses for 14 weeks at least. Anyway, I agree, Eve might want to tell people soon and get ready for the baby. As for Ethan, I can only offer 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 17h
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Graciouswarriorprincess @StayCurious I was screaming at Ethan too. I am not sure if he is confused about what to do or a coward but probably both. Poor Eve trying to figure this out and 12 weeks is so little time. 16h
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m so happy Eve is making pregnant friends, especially Marla at work. We got the scoop on Heather and Shep. She was incredibly good to him when he still needed her. He seems like a guy who deserves that kind of treatment too, he would have done the same. 14h
OriginalCyn620 @Graciouswarriorprincess @CogsOfEncouragement I agree with you both! It‘s like Eve was waiting around for Ethan to offer up guidance and companionship through the wild journey that is pregnancy. I‘m glad she finally realized she doesn‘t need Ethan for that. 13h
julieclair I‘m so disappointed in Ethan. Ghosting her at this point is so wrong. 9h
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.13-14:
Poor Mr. Vincent, to feel obliged to his patroness Lady FitzCameron so that he overtaxed himself nearly to the point of death. And to think she won‘t feel even a glimmer of guilt over it. And then, there‘s Melody. It‘s obvious she‘s talking of captain Livingston. Ooh, what a pig he is! He‘s probably got all sorts of secret engagements with all sorts of girls.

willaful Starting to get more of a “Sense and Sensibility“ vibe now, though also some “Emma.“ It would be more interesting if it *isn't* Livingston, but it certainly seems the most plausible. I'm surprised Jane didn't immediately see it, but she doesn't expect people to behave that badly. 17h
BarkingMadRead @willaful I was definitely getting Frank Churchill vibes at first, but now I‘m getting Willoughby vibes. Either way, I don‘t trust Livingston at all! 17h
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mcctrish I can absolutely hear Ron Swanson uttering those lines. Captain Livingston is giving me Sir Edward Denham from Sanditon vibes ( in fact that‘s who I picture) melody continues to be insufferable just like her mother 17h
willaful It was interesting to see that magic *does* have some uses in their society. I wonder what else we don't know about yet. 17h
mcctrish @willaful yes! Certainly like the magic healers more than leeches 😬 16h
vonnie862 @willaful yes, Sense and Sensibility for sure. Now poor Mr. Vincent. I'm glad he got help in time. 11h
BarbaraJean Ugh - Lady FitzCameron is so awful. Poor Mr. Vincent. Livingston is indeed shaping up to be quite the cad: secret engagements, mooching money, toying with who knows how many girls' affections! @willaful I'm interested to see other uses for magic as well--the “cold-monger“ seems to be the only application we've seen beyond magical artistry & entertainment. @mcctrish I was worried about Mr. Vincent when the doctor showed up with the leeches!! 7h
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.13-14: What the hell, Ethan!? How can you still be so unsure if you‘re going to be involved? Man, your GF must have you by the —- well, you know. But you‘ve even told your mom! She‘s not going to forget that she has a grandchild out there! Ugh. Frustrated for poor Eve. Ethan needs to man up. Also, I love Nurse Blank.

LiseWorks I found the last chapter to be intense. I was like, in or out, Ethan ? 2d
peanutnine So frustrated for Eve. But I'm so glad she finally spoke her mind to Ethan! It's honestly sad to see how much he really seems to want to be involved but clearly his girlfriend has other ideas and he's conflicted ☹️ It's a shame because Eve can't reliably count on him in her plan making for the future 2d
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julieclair Ethan needs to ditch the girlfriend. She‘s making his life miserable. 2d
Roary47 I agree with you all. Ethan was excited at the ultrasound. He wants to care for his child. That girlfriend either needs to be a bonus mom and brought into this, or take a hike. It‘s not right of her to pull the strings. It‘s his child not hers. If she‘s not cool with it, bye. 👋🏻 2d
CogsOfEncouragement Ugh. Ethan. C‘mon man. 1d
julesG Ethan, grow a pair. It's your life, your future, your child. If your GF loves you, she accepts your decisions. It's not called partnership for no reason. 🙄🙄🙄 1d
OriginalCyn620 I agree with you all! 1d
Kshakal Ethan is so frustrating! 14h
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Sorry for the late post! Ch.9-12: what an interesting character Vincent is! I‘m not quite sure what to think of him - and neither is Jane. I worry about Captain Livingston and Melody doing something silly. Not sure what yet…but he spends more time with her then is proper I think and Melody loves the attention. And then to find out he is secretly engaged to Beth! What a cad! ⬇️

StayCurious Poor Jane. To be tempted to use glamour to change her appearance. I understand - but I think it‘s a dangerous path to take. Besides - everyone would know what she was doing, just like with Miss Fitzcameron. But hearing mean comments at the dinner, that had to hurt. Poor Vincent-I wonder how often people die or become ill overdoing glamour. clearly Lady Fitzcameron didn‘t care about his health. He‘s like a toy she gets to display at her whim. 2d
Librarybelle I feel bad for Jane. 2d
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vonnie862 Ooh I sense drama unfolding! Mr. Livingston is a cad! 2d
willaful Honestly, I was just feeling like the book was dragging and something had better *happen*. I'm not used to fantasy being so plotless, and surely there's some actual uses for their magic besides entertainment? 2d
Princess-Kingofkings I wish Jane thought more of herself. I was excited that she chose to be concealed until I saw it create more concerns for her. 2d
StayCurious @willaful I‘m with you - it is slow. And I was starting to wonder, how is there a series of like 6 books when I can‘t see there being much story to stretch. I hope more happens with the magic. I‘m interested in Vincent‘s background. 2d
mcctrish Well we‘ve got a 🎶you love her but she loves him and he loves somebody else, we just can‘t win 🎶 situation unfolding. Someone needs to intervene on Beth‘s behalf cuz Livingston just lost her allowance. Vincent loves Melody?! Livingston can have Melody, they both suck! 2d
DebinHawaii @mcctrish I agree Beth is too sweet & good for Livingston. He & Melody are better suited as they both seem to be users & losers! 😠 1d
BarkingMadRead Ugh I think Livingston is using Beth for her money, and I think Vincent put Jane in that painting, even though she looks like Melody. It reminds him of their Tableau together, and in the tableau she looked like Melody 1d
julieclair @BarkingMadRead ooohhh… interesting thought about it really being Jane in the tree painting. I do believe Vincent is in love with Jane. 1d
BarbaraJean @BarkingMadRead I thought the same about the “her” in the tree being a reference to Jane instead of Melody. In spite of his brusqueness, Mr. Vincent seems to truly respect and appreciate her. Mr. Dunkirk seems to as well—it‘s frustrating that Jane doesn‘t see those signs because she‘s too insecure—and because she keeps comparing herself to Melody. 1d
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch. 11-12: Thousands a month for daycare is crazy. She‘ll need child support for sure. But how to broach that subject? Ethan told his family but stIll acts like he‘s doing something wrong by being at Eve‘s place - he‘s so guilty he jumps to answer his phone when it buzzes. Elodi is going to be a pain in the bum I think. And Eve is so awkward around Shep now - will she be able to come to terms with her new feelings?

peanutnine Ugh Eleni's gonna be one of those paranoid possessive girlfriends. I'm already over it 🙄 The sparks between Eve and Shep though! He's gonna have to make the first move cause she's skittish, but he's a gentleman so... I'm sensing a slow burn 2d
OriginalCyn620 Yeah, I don‘t even live in NYC (which we all know is crazy expensive), but almost 21 years ago when I had my first kid, daycare costs was the reason me and my husband decided that it made more sense for me to stay at home with the baby. Daycare would have been our second largest monthly cost, right after our mortgage. So, it was either that or pretty much all of my salary would go to child care. I feel for Eve, but she has every right to 👇🏻 (edited) 2d
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OriginalCyn620 ask for and expect child support! And frankly, Ethan seems happy and excited, but his stupid girlfriend is raining on his daddy parade. Still not liking her! 2d
julieclair I loved the lemonade scene! And it was nice of Ethan to invite them to his bar. He seems like a decent guy, but his girlfriend is really laying stress on him. I thought it was sweet of his mom to give Eve the painting. She is, after all, the baby‘s grandmother. 2d
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m looking forward to what happens at the bar. @julieclair I loved the painting too. So sweet. 2d
Read4life @CogsOfEncouragement me, too. I think the bar will be interesting. The girlfriend definitely needs to go but I‘m definitely team Shep. 🤓 2d
julesG The girlfriend doesn't make sense to me. Why would Ethan even want to be with such a person? I know, love doesn't always make sense, but he seems to know what the problem is but doesn't stand up for himself. 2d
Roary47 The slight jealous with the lemonade was so cute. @julieclair @CogsOfEncouragement I also thought the painting was really sweet. He can be the dad without having Eve as a girlfriend. I hope his girlfriend realizes that soon. I can understand that she is concerned for their relationship, but Ethan isn‘t really talking things out with Eve so he might not be talking things out with her either. 2d
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance: Ch.9-10: things are getting pretty intimate between Shep and Eve. Do they both feel it? Eve definitely senses that things have changed between them. And she is not ready.
Eve‘s family reacted better than I thought they would. Two of her brothers at least seem nice. But they‘re a bit far away to give too much support. It was hard to find a meme that encapsulated their situation. Having such an age difference would be strange.

OriginalCyn620 Her family did react pretty well…I was wondering how that would go down but I‘m glad it was okay. Eve and Shep are both catching feelings and I‘m here for it! I can‘t wait to see how it comes to light and who makes the first move! 4d
LiseWorks It's getting really close for Shep to say something. I wish he would. Why do people wait? And Willa gets on my nerves. Her not liking the slippersnwasnreally annoying. 4d
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julieclair They totally seemed like a couple during the baby-kicking scenes. Surely they both felt it? 3d
CogsOfEncouragement Awwwww. What a sweet moment with the baby kicking. I like Eve‘s family, they are supporting her well. (edited) 3d
maich @CogsOfEncouragement It was so sweet moment❤️ They have feelings but they are not yet aware of them. Brothers seem nice they want to support her and help. I'm glad they don't judge her. 3d
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.7-8: there is nothing worse than a girl who fakes injury to get attention from a guy. IMO - Melody is very immature. I‘m finding her annoying. But I was pleasantly surprised at Mr. Vincent - he didn‘t do anything to take away from Jane‘s skill, which was decent of him. I can definitely see him as a love interest for her. She just needs to soften him up a bit.

Princess-Kingofkings I completely agree ~ ugh!! 4d
CatLass007 Is that Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar? 4d
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vonnie862 I definitely see Mr. Vincent being a love interest. Now Melody, I have a bad feeling about her. 4d
mcctrish I didn‘t think Melody could get any worse and yet here we are !!!! She‘s a conniving dimwit. And she‘s mad now too because Jane isn‘t all “oh you poor beautiful dear, you can‘t hold a candle to my skills so of course you have to connive and manipulate! I completely understand “ 🤢 I happy Mr Vincent explained why he was out of sorts - things might go more smoothly between him and Jane now 🤞🏻 4d
BarkingMadRead Ughhhhhh I am not a fan of Melody and her ways, or the way she treats Jane. I am starting to really love Mr Vincent for Jane 4d
kspenmoll Agree with you all! 4d
StayCurious @CatLass007 seemed apropos lol 4d
DebinHawaii Melody is so annoying! 😡 4d
daena Melodramatic Melody! 4d
Librarybelle Not a fan of Melody! Ugh! 4d
CatLass007 I agree. 4d
julieclair I admit I am softening towards Mr. Vincent. And hardening towards Melody, lol! 3d
BarbaraJean I think it‘s interesting how Melody seems so insecure—feeling jealous and trying to compete with Jane—when Jane constantly feels like Melody outshines her! And yet Jane still looks out for her sister, while Melody is petty and immature about it all. I was so annoyed when she took Jane‘s warranted calling out of her blatant lies as a betrayal showing she can‘t trust her sister. 🙄 3d
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.5-6: I worry that Jane and Mr.Vincent will butt heads and try to outdo the other. Do you think he‘s set on embarrassing her while they do the tableau vivante? If she can‘t keep up with him she might look foolish. This is after all his livelihood he‘s protecting. He needs patrons as his bread and butter whereas - in his opinion - Jane is just having fun. Melody shouldn‘t have suggested it without checking with Jane.

BarkingMadRead I feel like this can‘t end well, he really seems to dislike Jane… well, pretty much everyone 🤣 5d
mcctrish Melody irks the crap out of me, she can get married off pronto 5d
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julieclair I, too, am worried that he will embarrass Jane. He is so unpleasant. 5d
willaful So I'm the only one thinking Jane and Mr. Vincent then? 😂 4d
vonnie862 @willaful no, I'm thinking the same thing 4d
BarbaraJean @willaful @vonnie862 Me too! Such strong Mr. Darcy vibes!! Mr. Vincent is clearly proud, socially uncomfortable, and misunderstood. 😁 He will likely embarrass Jane due to his own pride and inability to relate well to others, while simultaneously growing to respect her talent as a glamourist as well as her personal charms. And he‘ll have to overcome his aversion to her sister‘s ill-advised forwardness. If the P&P vibes carry through! (edited) 4d
Cheshirecat913 Yes, @BarbaraJean , I feel that. Only problem for me is that I I totally picture Mr. Vincent as an older guy, a la DaVinci from the movie Ever After. 😅 4d
kspenmoll @mcctrish OMG I laughed out loud at your comment! She is an annoying little twit!!!! 4d
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance: Ch.7-8: do we think Shep is just being supportive or does he have feelings for Eve? The two of them are definitely cozy. He‘s very sweet. And then…there‘s Ethan. This poor guy. His GF must be putting him through the wringer. For him to just now ask about paternity? That wasn‘t him - that has jealous other woman written all over it. Although it is a smart, practical question.⬇️

StayCurious But then he bought her slippers. He‘s kind of sweet too. Or he wants to be. 5d
peanutnine Ethan is so hot and cold, it's agonizing 😩 I hope Shep has feelings already because all of Eve's flutters for him are going to be confusing and she's gonna blame them on hormones and he needs to convince her they would be good together 5d
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peanutnine Also explain why he's being cagey about that last year with his ex. I'm curious for that story to come out 5d
OriginalCyn620 The scene with Ethan definitely has the girlfriend‘s fingerprints all over it. We haven‘t been introduced to her yet, but it seems clear that she wears the pants in that relationship, when she can be bothered to be in the relationship. Can y‘all tell I don‘t like her? 🤣 5d
OriginalCyn620 I‘m thinking that Shep has had feelings for Eve for a while but maybe because of their dynamic and because of Willa, he‘s never acted on it. That could be a tricky situation! 5d
LiseWorks I don't know what to think about Ethan. It's like he is hoping it's not his. Or she will take him off the hook. The slippers made me melt. Mostly because it wasn't something for the baby but rather for her. If it wasn't for the Gf, he would be right there. As for Shep, he needs to share those feelings with her. 5d
CogsOfEncouragement Ohhhh, this difficult situation has me empathizing with all these characters. I‘ve been getting the vibe that Shep cares about Eve as a close family friend. I had a friend who was close with her brother, and in turn the brother was always really nice to me because of that. Never any other feelings about it. I‘m not sure Shep feels romantically towards Eve…YET. Rooting for it though. 5d
maich @StayCurious I feel the same about Ethan. I don't think he's 100% aware that he's going to be a father yet. I like Shep more than Ethan. He is so nice to her and I hope they will be together at the end. 4d
julieclair I think Shep has feelings for her. And I like how they have fun together. Ethan is in a tough place. I think he‘s a decent guy who would be totally supportive if the girlfriend wasn‘t in the picture. But both men did very sweet things for her… Shep with the lunch delivery (including the extra pickle!) and Ethan with the slippers. 3d
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#LittensLoveRomance: Ch5-6: So…what do we think of Ethan? I get that he‘s out of his depth, but I do wish he could be a bit stronger for Eve. And for his GF in fact. I can‘t believe he didn‘t tell her yet. Was he hoping Eve wouldn‘t keep it? And then he‘d have nothing to tell??
I hate that her friendship with Willa has become strained. It hurts my heart. But I do love me some Shep. What an adorable guy.

Kshakal Ethan aggravates me… be a man for goodness sakes! 6d
peanutnine @Kshakal yes! He needs to step up a bit. Poor Eve with major decision fatigue already 😓 6d
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LiseWorks I have a feeling that Ethan is unsure of what to do. It's almost like he wants Eve to make the decisions right now. So it's kind of awkward. 6d
OriginalCyn620 I get that Ethan was blindsided by the news, but I think you‘re exactly right Renee! I think too that he was hoping Eve wouldn‘t keep the baby. And yes, he needs to nut up already! 5d
maich @OriginalCyn620 I agree with you. He's hoping. Willa will have to accept the situation. The sooner the better for her. Eve needs her friend now. 5d
julesG Eve was blindsided too. But she didn't run around like a headless chicken. Ethan needs to accept the responsibility, make up his mind and talk to his girlfriend and Eve. 5d
Read4life My thoughts exactly, @julesG 5d
Roary47 Ethan needs to decide what he wants to do. I agree with all of you that he thought she would just terminate, and they don‘t know each other well enough to just talk it out. Not telling the gf though. That won‘t go over well. 4d
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.3-4: We are seeing more jealousy and competition between Jane and her sister. Jane is finding it a chore now to soothe Melody‘s hurt feelings. I wonder what the age difference is between them. Melody seems very young. I think Dunkirk is definitely looking for an accomplished bride. Someone to make his home a happy one - or so he hopes. I get the impression that his and his sister‘s upbringing wasn‘t happy.

daena I am curious about the Dunkirk‘s backstory, Jane especially. And the mysterious Mr. Vincent! 6d
BarkingMadRead Melody is acting like a brat, I hope she and Jane can work this out 6d
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rubyslippersreads I thought Dunkirk was slightly insulting to Jane earlier, when he said something about wanting an accomplished wife rather than an attractive one. There might have been a more tactful way to phrase that. 😏 However, I feel she is going to have no shortage of suitors. (edited) 6d
willaful @daena I'm wondering if Mr. Vincent is our Mr. Darcy? @BarbaraJean

I suspect Mr. Dunkirk may have some head vs. heart issues choosing a bride....
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rubyslippersreads @willaful @daena I‘m wondering about Mr. Vincent too. He seems more suited to Jane, with both of them having such a talent for glamour. 6d
rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead Melody reminds me a bit of Lydia. 6d
BarkingMadRead @rubyslippersreads yes! Very much so 6d
vonnie862 I was wondering about the age difference too. But like you, I feel that Melody is very young. 5d
willaful @rubyslippersreads Yes, I thought at first they were going to be Jane and Elizabeth but she's much more a Lydia. And you're right, Dunkirk is being a bit of a tool IMO, though perhaps not deliberately. 5d
julieclair @rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead @willaful I had the same thought about Melody/Lydia. I‘m kind of intrigued by the idea of a Jane & Lydia sister pairing. 5d
BarbaraJean @willaful That seems very likely! I agree with you about Mr. Dunkirk as well—but I don‘t think he realizes what he‘s doing. There‘s a bit of Bingley cluelessness there! @rubyslippersreads I definitely see the Melody/Lydia parallels as well. It will be interesting to see how the character dynamics play out. Miss Dunkirk seems like a Georgiana Darcy to me, and I‘m wondering if Captain Livingston will turn out to be a Wickham. 5d
mcctrish Dunkirk seems like Darcy to me with his lack of tack and I‘m OVER Melody 5d
kspenmoll @BarbaraJean @mctrish. I had similar thoughts about these characters. Kind of a mix of Sense & Sensibility & Pride & Prejudice characters! 5d
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.3-4: I used this meme but really, Shep was so great while Eve was crying all over him-What a great friend! He knew exactly what to say. Poor Eve: what a blow to find out the guy who knocked you up is in a serious and complicated relationship. I really felt for Eve, thinking she‘s not going to get a happy ending at all. I mean yes, she hardly knows Ethan, but she‘s not wrong in hoping there might have been something there⬇️

StayCurious Now she has boggy waters to navigate with Ethan and his girlfriend. I doubt she‘ll be very happy to learn about this. 7d
LiseWorks This sounds complicated. I am starting to think it's best to leave him out of it. These days, it's ok to be a single mom. 7d
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OriginalCyn620 Yeah, I was wondering if Eve had any sort of expectations from the father of her baby since they clearly don‘t know each other well. And in the little glimpse we got of Ethan, he did seem like a good guy, but since he‘s back with his girlfriend, I‘m inclined to think he won‘t be there for Eve. But I could be wrong! And I really hope his whole story about being broken up with his gf wasn‘t a lie. And I know we‘re only 4 chapters in, but 👇🏻 7d
OriginalCyn620 I already want Eve and Shep to get together! Which could be complicated, but I still want it. 7d
Graciouswarriorprincess I felt for Eve but I agree with you @LiseWorks . It‘s ok to be a single mom, difficult but you make it work. And @OriginalCyn620 I would love to see Eve and Shep together. 🩷 6d
Roary47 I agree with @LiseWorks it‘s okay to be a single mom. She doesn‘t know Ethan she should keep her heart distant. I wish they would just get over the awkwardness and find out what each is feeling. Does Ethan want anything to do with his DNA contribution? If not sign him off. I‘m with @OriginalCyn620 I‘m shipping Eve and Shep! Ethan can figure hisself out. Side note: maybe the baby can be adopted by a certain friend if Eve is t ready? 6d
peanutnine @OriginalCyn620 my first thought re Ethan and his girlfriend: WE WERE ON A BREAK 😂 let's hope she's not upset by this new baby development 6d
peanutnine Although I agree with @Roary47 if he makes it too complicated, let him off the hook 6d
julieclair I thought Ethan‘s reaction when she first told him was interesting… kind of hard to know what he was thinking. He seems like a decent guy, but I can‘t see him being in this for the long haul. 6d
CogsOfEncouragement I thought it was good that Eve wasn‘t left to get all kinds of hopes up for two days. Very decent of Ethan to chase her down. He was in shock and continually interrupted so it isn‘t too unrealistic that he didn‘t explain his gf situation before that. And yes, Shep continues to be endearing. 6d
julesG @peanutnine 🤣🤣🤣 mine too 6d
maich Ethan first seems like a decent guy who really likes her. But then he has a girfriend. I didn't expect that. I hope Shep and Eve will be together. That he will help her with the baby. 6d
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.1-2: how interesting! In a world where so many have magical abilities and for it to be deemed an accomplishment! I wonder if glamour is only for simple things or if it can be used for bigger things, or for good and evil? I already appreciate the world building here. We‘re in familiar yet unfamiliar regency territory here.

BarkingMadRead I loved that little surprise! I‘m intrigued by Mr Dunkirk, I love him with Jane! 7d
mcctrish It took me a minute to understand glamour meant magic 🎉🎉 woo hoo 🪄 7d
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julieclair I love a bit of magic! I wasn‘t expecting it, and I‘m listening on audio. I kept thinking… what word are they saying… it sounds like glamour… but I never really heard that word in reference to Regency “accomplishments”. Finally, it dawned on me. 🤦‍♀️ 7d
vonnie862 @mcctrish it took me a moment too about the glamour, especially after finishing the Lunar Chronicles. However, I like this twist on a Jane Austen type of story. 7d
mcctrish @julieclair reading didn‘t help 🤣🤣 it wasn‘t until Jane started ‘glamouring‘ that it all clicked. @vonnie862 I love the Lunar Chronicles so much, funny how glamour gets around 😆 7d
julieclair @mcctrish Well… that‘s reassuring! 😂🤪 6d
willaful I'm really enjoying this! It's going to be hard to stick to two chapters a day.

I'm not sure yet whether Mr. Dunkirk is our hero? I'm curious about the newcomers to town, and about how much this is going to follow P&P.
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BarbaraJean @willaful Yes, I‘m curious about the close parallels to P&P as well! Fewer sisters, but so much else follows it so closely, even the father/daughter relationship. I‘m waiting for a Mr. Darcy to show up—Mr. Dunkirk seems more akin to Mr. Bingley. 6d
rubyslippersreads I associate the supernatural glamour with vampires, maybe from the Sookie Stackhouse books. (edited) 6d
rubyslippersreads @willaful I‘m with you. I may not be able to control myself. 😄 6d
kspenmoll I am enjoying this so much that I confess I read ahead with realizing it- I was enthralled! @willaful (edited) 5d
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Rapture in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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#InDeathLongReadalong #IDLR: Ch.6-10: Eve continues working the case and starts to wonder if there is a connection between Fitzhugh and Mathias, and another apparent suicide of a senator. The cases don‘t seem to have anything in common but Eve senses something in her gut and can‘t turn away.⬇️

StayCurious We meet Jess Barrow who clearly wants Roarke to invest in his musical toy. There‘s also an allusion to him being able to control the actions of Eve and Roarke, make them turned on so they can‘t keep their hands off each other. Creepy. And then he doctors a demo disk of Mavis and is that the reason Eve tumbles into another nightmare?We find out that Mathias and the senator also have that strange burn on the brain…what could have caused this anomaly (edited) 1w
willaful So, so creepy! I suppose I shouldn't worry about E&R since they have 56 more books after this, but I am anyway. 😂 1w
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Librarybelle Definitely creepy! 1w
ShananigansReads Sorry I don‘t have anything constructive to add, I haven‘t read a single page this mind. I should probably take this week to catch up. 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ 1w
LiseWorks I found myself laughing out loud when Peabody melted when she saw Roarke coming from the shower. Oh my! Also, something is up with Jessie Barrel. What is he up to! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Jess is such a creep!! I'm really intrigued to find out more about this “brain mark“ - I feel like Robb is really starting to lean into the futuristic aspect of the world-building by creating a story/murder method that wouldn't be a possibility earlier in time, if that makes sense haha 1w
willaful @TheAromaofBooks Yes, I had the same thought. 7d
ShananigansReads “A special disc just for the lieutenant.” Yeah, no. 5d
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance: Ch1-2: One night of fun really can change your life forever. Eve finds out that what was supposed to be a one night stand landed her pregnant - and while she‘s still trying to process everything, she tells her best friend and doesn‘t exactly get the best reaction. I mean - I get that Willa is entitled to her feelings but Eve is right - she did make the news completely about her, and that‘s not right.⬇️

StayCurious When Eve needs her best friend the most, Willa isn‘t there for her. Sad. Already this book has me feeling the feels. I‘m looking forward to more with Willa‘s brother though. He seems sweet. 1w
LiseWorks He does, I like hin already, I also was disappointed in her friend. 1w
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OriginalCyn620 Yeah, I get that Willa was upset by the news considering she‘s having fertility issues, but she checked out when Eve needed her. Not her finest friend moment, but their friendship seems strong. And I already have a crush on Shep! 1w
peanutnine I'm so glad Eve didn't apologize for "springing the news" on Willa. Yes, it must be difficult for her with her fertility issues but it's not Eve's fault. I really hope they can talk things out soon instead of skirting around their feelings. I have a feeling that Shep is gonna step up for the emotional support she needs though, I love him already 1w
CogsOfEncouragement I‘ve had a few people in my life have difficulty conceiving. One adopted three children, and still couldn‘t bring herself to attend my baby shower. She sent a sweet gift though. I‘ve seen glimpses of their heartbreak month after month and feel for Willa. Shep is completely endearing. 1w
maich I understand Willa. I've tried for 5 years to get pregnant and all my friends already had childrens. Everyone asked us 'what are you waiting it's time for childrens'. My mother tormented me with questions like these. It was hard time. Finally I got pregnant with high risk pregnancy. And gave birth at 32 weeks to premature baby. 1w
julesG I loved Shep's reaction to the news. Willa has her reasons for not being overly enthusiastic. I get that the situation is tough on her, but Eve is her best friend, she could have mustered a tiny bit of cheer. 1w
Roary47 I also understand Willa like you @maich I tried for six years with similar comments. I also agree with your thoughts @CogsOfEncouragement I have a friend struggling who lost her last one when we were pregnant together. She stopped spending time with me after my oldest turned 1 because it was painful. We still talk and she supports me. I support her as best we can. I hope Willa will be able to work through her emotions to support Eve. 1w
Roary47 Shep is already my favorite! 🥰 1w
julieclair Shep seems like a great guy. Hopefully he will step in to support Eve if Willa just can‘t. 6d
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Hey #BakerStreetIrregulars, I‘m so far enjoying our April read! I really like our sassy main lady. Here is an interesting article about Amelia Peabody and her inspiration: https://thenewinquiry.com/blog/will-the-real-amelia-peabody-please-stand-up/hick...

BarkingMadRead I have to start this! I‘ve been slacking 🤣 I‘m traveling twice this month so I‘ll have lots of airport time! 2w
Librarybelle Thank you! 2w
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StayCurious @BarkingMadRead with the amount you read I doubt you‘re ever slacking haha! 2w
LiseWorks I so loved the name. Amelia Peabody is so close to Dalia Peabody in the In Death Series 2w
StayCurious @LiseWorks I wonder if it was an homage by Roberts 2w
Read4life I plan on starting this one next week. 🤓 2w
dabbe Many thanks! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
KadaGul @StayCurious We can all use some sass on Sunday. #SassySundays 2w
julieclair Excited to start this! 2w
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Rapture in Death | J D Robb
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#IDLR #InDeathLongReadalong @LiseWorks Book4: Ch.1-5: Eve and Roarke are on their ultra-rich honeymoon (not jealous at all) on Roarke‘s space resort, when they are interrupted by what appears to be a suicide. A young man has hanged himself with no explanation. Eve tries to put it aside as she returns home and gets back to work. ⬇️

StayCurious With Peabody now as her aide, they run across another suicide - or is it murder? Eve doesn‘t buy that the smug, arrogant lawyer she dealt with in court many times would kill himself. And then, the ME discovers something strange: a burn on the brain. What could have caused that? ⬇️ 2w
StayCurious Meanwhile, Eve meets two scientists that work for Roarke, and she starts to realize that she‘s going to have to up her social game when it comes to being Roarke‘s wife. And Mavis has a new backer for her music-someone named Jess Barrow. Is he scamming Mavis or is he the real deal? We are getting to know Peabody more, her background, and she‘s starting to be more comfortable with Eve. (edited) 2w
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Librarybelle The burn on the brain was a very interesting twist! 2w
LiseWorks I'm also wondering about Jess Barrow 2w
TheAromaofBooks I am really loving all the regular characters. Peabody is my new fave!! 2w
willaful @TheAromaofBooks I had to give up on the audiobooks because I was so irked by how Peabody was voiced! 2w
ShananigansReads Weeks later I‘ve finally caught up and I‘m very suspicious of Jess but if the past hold out it means I‘m wrong and he‘s the real deal. Lol 5d
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance Our reading pace for our April read will be 2 chapters per day starting April 14. I‘m looking forward to reading with you again! All are welcome to join us!

LiseWorks Great! 2w
julesG I fear I've read it all in one sitting last night. 🙈🙈🙈 I'm looking forward to the discussion. 2w
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julieclair @julesG Ooohhh! That‘s a good sign. 😀 2w
Read4life I‘m looking forward to this one. 💙 I hope I can follow the timeline, but @julesG has me wanting to pick it up right now! 🤓 2w
OriginalCyn620 Yay! @julesG @julieclair @read4life I don‘t know how well I will stick to the schedule but this book sounds very promising! @StayCurious I‘m so looking forward to reading this with you and the gang! 2w
StayCurious @julesG @julieclair @Read4life @OriginalCyn620 it‘s totally fine if we don‘t stick to the schedule! It‘ll still be fun to discuss😊 2w
maich Can't wait to read it with you. You can tag me in the discussion posts. 2w
CogsOfEncouragement I can't get this one from the library, so I was going to pass. Then I looked up what else Bastone has written. I had forgotten her name! I absolutely adored Sweet Talk, Call Me Maybe, Seatmate, and Love at First Psych! I'll happily pay for this one to do a BR. Can't hardly wait. 2w
peanutnine So looking forward to this!! 🩷 2w
julieclair @CogsOfEncouragement That‘s a great endorsement! I haven‘t read any of her other books, but I suspect they will soon be added to my TBR, lol! 2w
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens for our next #JaneAdjacent read, here is the reading pace - there are 26 chapters so we‘ll read 2 chapters a day starting April 15. Looking forward to reading with you all! And all are welcome to join!

vonnie862 Got my copy! 2w
CatLass007 Great! Thanks for all you do. 2w
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mcctrish My copy came yesterday, Book Outlet for the win, and I got the second in the series too. 2w
Cheshirecat913 Yay, my library had this one, and I got it yesterday. Also, they were handing out eclipse glasses, so that was cool. 2w
Librarybelle My copy is ready to go! 2w
julieclair I have already started, as April is a bit crazy for me. I‘m loving it! 2w
BarbaraJean Oooh, this is on my TBR shelf—could I join in? 2w
DebinHawaii I‘m excited to get started! 🤗 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Mine is waiting at the library so I'll pick it up this week!! 2w
StayCurious @BarbaraJean absolutely! 2w
BarbaraJean @StayCurious 🎉Adding it to my list for the month! 2w
willaful Add me to the tag list, please? 1w
BarkingMadRead Woohoo I‘m ready!! 7d
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Wildfire | Hannah Grace
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My sister got my son the entire collection of The Land Before Time (14 dinosaur movies!) - so while he soaks that in an hour each night, I have time to do some #Audiocrafting and #Audiocolouring with these fun reads. #LittensLoveRomance #IDLR #InDeathLongReadalong

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
IndoorDame How fun 🤩 3w
AileenRR 14 movies! I‘ve only ever seen the 1st. Are the sequels any good? (edited) 3w
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LiseWorks Oh my goodness, I had no idea there was that many lol 3w
vonnie862 Wait, 14?! I had no idea. 3w
StayCurious @AileenRR they aren‘t bad actually. He certainly likes them - but he‘s 2 lol 3w
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Ready or Not | Cara Bastone
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#LittensLoveRomance here is our April read! I realize that it‘s a newer book so I hope it‘s not too difficult to find. I will post the reading pace and start date (which will be mid month) once I have my copy and can plan it out. Please let me know if you‘re interested in joining me this month.

CatLass007 Rats. It‘s not at my library yet. Several Cara Bastone books are free on Audible but not this one. Please continue to tag me on this, I‘m not sure if I‘ll be joining in or not. 3w
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willaful I can't get it in time so I'll bow out for this month. Have fun! 3w
OriginalCyn620 I am in! This was one of the books I got from #botm last month! 3w
peanutnine Tag me please! I was thinking about buying this one anyway 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m in. I have the book. 😊 3w
Read4life I‘m in! 3w
Kshakal Can‘t wait! 🤓 3w
julieclair I‘m in! 3w
julesG I'm in. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I seem to be overcommitted on buddy reads this month, so I think I will pass for April. Tag me for the voting again in May, please!! 😁 3w
Roary47 I‘m in this month. 🥰💛 3w
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Rapture in Death | J D Robb
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#InDeathLongReadalong #IDLR Our next book is book 4 in the series and, like last month, we will aim to do 5 chapters a week, with mini discussions on Sundays, and final discussion on April 28th. We felt that pace worked well. From memory, this one deals again with hard topics so take care to look at the triggers beforehand. I‘m so enjoying our journey and look forward to your thoughts on Rapture in Death!

Librarybelle Sounds good!! 3w
ShananigansReads 👍🏾👍🏾 3w
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CatLass007 Looking forward to this! 3w
LiseWorks Yep, going to start this one today. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I feel like we have finally found our perfect pace!! Really excited to delve into this one!! 3w
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V Is for Voting | Kate Farrell
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#LittensLoveRomance - I can‘t believe we‘re into April already! Here is the link to vote for our next read: https://forms.gle/PSmv2BP7LC5gTNsr8 - looking forward to more romantic fun!

Kshakal Done! 😊 3w
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CrowCAH Glad I can across this post. If possible, tag me for next month‘s vote. This trope of baby hits a little too close to home for me, so I‘ll pass on reading for April. 3w
willaful I'm not going to vote because I'm most interested in Ready or Not and my odds of getting in time are slim. But I'll mention that I've read Out on a Limb and it's a really cool, unique and satisfying romance. Here's a link to my review if anyone's interested: https://willaful.wordpress.com/2023/09/19/out-on-a-limb-by-hannah-bonam-young/ 3w
Catsandbooks Sitting out on this one. Pregnancy trope is too hard for me 3w
julesG Voted! 3w
LiseWorks I see a theme here lol, voted now let's hope I can get the book this time 3w
OriginalCyn620 Voted! 3w
julieclair Voted! 3w
Read4life Voted! 3w
PageShifter Voted! 3w
Roary47 Voted! 🥰 3w
Pigpen_Reads I voted last night. I love the surprise baby trope 😊 3w
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#BakerStreetIrregulars Our March read was the new book by James Patterson and Brian Sitts, a fast paced detective story that paid tribute to three famous literary characters, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, and Poe‘s early detective Auguste Dupin. While the short chapters and quick dialogue made for an entertaining read, we felt that these authors may have tried to fit more into this book than they should have. There was…a lot going on. ⬇️

StayCurious Do you feel they would have been better served focusing more on one main case or did you appreciate each character having their own focus? Did you appreciate the homage paid to these literary juggernauts or do you think the book relied too heavily on their familiarity to pull in readers? 3w
StayCurious Which detective was your favourite?

Did you like the fast pace of the book and the quick, short chapters? Or did it give you whiplash?
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BarkingMadRead I enjoyed this book! I liked the homage for sure, Marple was my fave. The short chapters could downtimes be too short, but I didn‘t mind too much! They maybe could have had less cases, but I‘m guessing that‘s what life as a PI is like. I‘m posting a pic of the mural they saw in Asbury Park, it‘s one of my fave places to visit. I miss it, we‘ve been in SC for 8 years, and I miss the smell of the ocean! 3w
dabbe Overall, I enjoyed the fast pace of this mystery read. I found I wanted to learn more about the 3 PIs and their supposedly lurid past. This definitely has SERIES written all over it. A more engrossing read on perhaps one intense case that could have offshoots or red herrings would have appealed to me more. The character of Poe is least like his true namesake IMHO. 3w
DGRachel As a general rule, I‘m a fan of short chapters, they make it easier for me to convince myself to read one more chapter at bedtime and end up reading a lot more. 😂 That said, the 1/3 of the book I read felt all over the place, like the authors just tried to do too much and ended up doing none of it well. 3w
LiseWorks This is James Patterson's style with the short chapters so I'm used to it. There was a lot going on. I loved Holmes the best. 3w
Read4life I enjoyed this one. I liked the short chapters and felt like the offshoots were to establish the strengths and demons of the three main characters. Holmes was my favorite but I liked the dynamic these three have. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I overall did like this one. Like @DGRachel I usually like short chapters, but here we were bouncing around so much that it sometimes felt chaotic and whiplash-y. If this ends up being the first book in a series, I think I'll like it more, if that makes sense haha A lot of this felt kind of like “we're introducing a bunch of characters who will be more developed later on“. Still, it was a fun read and the first time I've read James Patterson!! 3w
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Immortal in Death | J. D. Robb
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#IDLR #InDeathLongReadalong I really enjoyed this contribution to the series. What‘s interesting is I read that this series was originally meant to be a trilogy. It would have ended with the wedding! Instead we‘re up to…what, book 65 or something?? I can‘t wait to see what further growth the characters have and who else joins this crazy cast of characters. A few points to discuss are in the comments:

StayCurious Summerset has a layered and tragic past. Do we think his dislike of Eve stems from the fact that she‘s a cop or from the fact that he could lose a part of Roarke to her? 3w
StayCurious Eve has a select number of friends that are like family to her. We see how protective she became of Mavis. Do you think if she had to she would have skirted the law and hidden Mavis away using Roarke‘s power? Or would she have stuck by her badge to the end? 3w
StayCurious Peabody was sorely used in this book by the killer. How do you think she‘ll handle that so early in her career? 3w
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StayCurious Immortality and youth is something that so many people crave, even, it seems, in this futuristic world. Do you think humans should have a finite time on earth? Would you take the drug immortality if you were offered its benefits? 3w
ShananigansReads @StayCurious I think she would have stuck by the badge. In a way she is the badge and Roarke is helping her figure out she is more than that. But I also think not being able to save Mavis would have broken her in a new and terrible way. 3w
MrsV I think Summerset‘s dislike is because Eve is a cop, but with him knowing her past, I think he‘ll soften a bit towards her. Eve, I feel would have begrudgingly stuck by the badge with Mavis, and I agree it would have gutted her to do so. (edited) 3w
Librarybelle I would not take Immortality…it seems the risks outweigh the benefits, if benefits is the right word. I‘d like to think Summerset will thaw over the series. He did have that moment when Eve remembered. As to Mavis, whatever decision Eve would have to make to protect Mavis if she had to skirt the law would be detrimental to Eve. I am so loving this series!! 3w
willaful !t's so wild that it was supposed to be just three. Though TBH, I think it's gone on way too long!

Summerset shows he has a good heart here. I suspect their relationship will stay pretty much the same but with less real heat under it.

I don't know what Eve would've done. She's shown a willingness to bypass the rules in favor of justice, and letting Mavis take the fall would certainly not be justice. But it would break her either way.
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ShananigansReads @StayCurious I‘d pass on immortality. 3w
willaful I do believe in a finite time on earth, but then of course I have no choice. Maybe I would feel differently if I did. Certainly I am loathing getting old and facing mortality. 🤬

Poor Peabody. I suspect it will toughen her up but I hope Eve keeps her from feeling like a bad cop. I think she knew all along that he wasn't super interested in her and she wasn't that invested, so that should help.
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StayCurious @willaful I suppose we‘ll see if she keeps covering the same ground or if she keeps it fresh. She has said she‘s not ready to say goodbye to the characters yet - and I guess her publishers bow to her wishes. She is Nora after all haha (edited) 3w
LiseWorks I don't think Eve would have broken the law to save Mavis, but she would keep trying to help her. I think Summersett has a thing against all cops that is why he distrust her. And that has to do with his daughter. Roarke found who killed her and dealt with it. I am glad Roberts kept writing this series. I am not for immortality. 3w
TheAromaofBooks That's really interesting about this originally being a trilogy. I can see that now that you say it, because a lot of threads did feel like they got tidied up. I'm interested to see where these characters go next!! I really loved Peabody in this book and felt so bad for her. Casto felt smarmy to me from the beginning because of the way he was flirting with both women. 😑 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Review: I liked this book more the further I got into it: it started out as kind of enemies to lovers or at least annoyance (on her part) to lovers and I enjoyed the book more when they were in love and together. But that‘s just me. Overall I liked this book and all the side characters and I loved Nate especially. I‘m looking forward to continuing the series.

vonnie862 I was surprised how much I liked this book. I really liked Nate and I liked the whole ice skating and hockey aspect of it. I especially enjoyed discussing with you ladies about this book. I am looking forward in continuing the series! 3w
Kshakal I for sure will be continuing with the series!! 3w
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OriginalCyn620 I loved Nate and Henry! They are now on my list of book boyfriends. I‘ll definitely read more of the series! 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would but it was spicy! @OriginalCyn620 I agree with you about Nate, Henry and the series! 3w
Read4life I‘m patiently waiting for my hold of book 2 to come in. Really liked this one! 3w
maich I liked the book so much. Nate is perfect book boyfriend. Will read other books by this author. 3w
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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#Pemberlittens our April #JaneAdjacent read has been chosen and we will start mid month. I will provide the exact date and reading pace when I get my copy of the book. This one has a bit of a fantasy magic element which will be interesting for sure and is book one of a series. Funnily enough I own book 2 and never realized (I bought it for the pretty cover). Let me know if you‘d like to join in with me in April!

Librarybelle Sounds good! 3w
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DebinHawaii I‘m in! I found I had this one on my Kindle for a while! 🤗 3w
mcctrish I‘m in 3w
daena Looking forward to it! 3w
rubyslippersreads I‘m in too. I‘ve had this one on my TBR for awhile. 3w
CatLass007 I think that‘s the one I voted for. They all seem like fun so I had a difficult time deciding. 3w
willaful Yay! I'm in. (edited) 3w
Princess-Kingofkings Thanks for the invite. I‘m looking forward to joining you. My daughter is sharing her copy with me. 🍀 (edited) 3w
CrowCAH Thanks for the tag. I‘ll pass on this April book pick. I‘m not sure if the shades of Pemberley will be this polluted, but it could be the promised land of milk and honey. lol 3w
PageShifter Yes! I hope I have time to join 🥰 3w
IndoorDame Definitely tag me! Fantasy is super hit and miss for me so this may be exactly the light read I‘m dying for next, or I may bail after a few chapters, no clue… 3w
TheAromaofBooks I'm going to give this one a try, so keep me on your list!! 3w
julieclair I'm in! 3w
StayCurious @IndoorDame that‘s completely fine! It‘s good that you can DNF a book if it‘s not doing it for you 3w
vonnie862 Tag me! 3w
peanutnine I'm gonna sit this month out 😊 3w
Cheshirecat913 My library has this one, please tag me. Thanks! 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch. 46-48: well, we finally find out Aaron lied about his injury. Big surprise there. If I were Nate and his team I‘d be livid. I wonder what‘s going to happen with that. And the kiss? Ooh - hard to stop reading right now! We‘ll finish up tomorrow!

vonnie862 I'm not surprised about Aaron. I knew there was more to arm thing. But kissing Stasie?! What a jerk!!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Was not surprised at all about Aaron‘s injury, though I thought he did it to himself or was faking it. And I was livid on Stasie‘s behalf about the kiss!! What an asshat. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
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willaful Honestly, I thought he'd do worse, though that was bad enough. 😡 3w
julieclair That kiss. Ugh. So awful. I feel so sorry for Stasie. 3w
maich I didn't expected that kiss. Does he have feelings for her? Poor Stasie. 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.43-45: Ughhhh I‘m getting tired of saying how much I hate Aaron. Nate is right and Stasie spending so much time justifying her stance is irritating. Will she and Nate be able to make it through this? At least she and Lola are going to move. Wait until they tell Aaron.

OriginalCyn620 Aaron is the literal worst! 🤬 3w
willaful I actually think Nate has been showing red flags too. Luckily S. is very good at addressing them, so it doesn't put me off their relationship. She can hold her own.

I also think she has a valid point. She has a dream, and finding a skating partner is very difficult. Even my mom went through this, as an adult amateur. I'd like to think the book comes up with a way to solve this but I dunno how. Unless Henry decides to take up figure skating. 😁
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willaful P.S. I'm even more sure Henry is autistic; his mental spiraling is just like my daughter's. I'll be interested to get his POV in his own book. 3w
julieclair I wish Nate could be her partner. But he‘s obviously not good enough, and wouldn‘t have time to become so. 3w
willaful @julieclair I have a new plan; she meets another skater at one of their competitions, who needs a new partner and just happens to train in the same place Nathan is going after graduation! There, it's all wrapped up now. 😁 3w
vonnie862 @willaful I was thinking the same thing about Henry. I see this in some of my students. 3w
vonnie862 With Aaron's bitchin' about Stasie's weight, I orally hope Stasie gets enough courage to end that relationship. I get people hurt others when they are hurting, but one also has to draw the line. Aaron passed the line long time ago. 3w
willaful @vonnie862 Definitely. 3w
vonnie862 Lol I didn't mean orally. It should have said really. 3w
maich Henry is awesome. Maybe he needs to start skating with her😁 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.40-42: First, we finally get the interruption we all saw coming and Nate‘s dad and sister show up. Well that was awkward- at least it wasn‘t as embarrassing as it could‘ve been. Good for Stasie for standing up to his dad. And it felt like Nate might have even had a moment with his dad after…maybe. But I sense trouble on the horizon. ⬇️

StayCurious Stasie is being a bit dumb IMO - wanting to move back in with Aaron. I mean seriously girl - start trying to cut that cord. He is so toxic. And without Nate to balance her out she might tip back over to the negative side where she was. Bad idea all around. 4w
Kshakal 100% agree it is a bad idea to let Aaron back in! 4w
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julieclair I agree 100%. Living with Aaron is a really bad idea. 4w
OriginalCyn620 So glad that Stasie gave Nate‘s dad some pushback…she seriously needs to do that with Aaron! 3w
willaful I'm positive Aaron is going to do something really scary. 😬 3w
vonnie862 I felt bad for Nate's sister and I'm glad Stasie stoop up to him. However, I wanted to shake Stasie for wanting to move back in with Aaron. Nate's concerns are very valid. 3w
BethM I loved this book until this plot line not wrapping up quickly. 3w
maich @vonnie862 I agree with you. Felt bad for his sister. I don't want her to move with Aaron. But on the other side I understand her. She's thinking about her career. She needs him for the competition. 3w
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent #retelling I really enjoyed this Emma retelling. Emma was flawed but really likeable and I commiserated with her more often than not. The writing was very well done and I really fell for the romance between Knightley and Emma. It was believable and sweet. I will definitely pick up Darcy‘s book when it comes out.

Librarybelle Thanks for leading us through this! 4w
mcctrish I did like this a lot, I thought it was a well done modernized Emma. I thought the love parts could have been more original and less formulaic ( and I know this is more a me thing than everybody) 4w
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LiseWorks Yes I'm curious about Darcy too, 4w
willaful @mcctrish An us thing. 😁

I do think the modernization was well done. Present day Mr. Wodehouse was very believable. 😂
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mcctrish @willaful Mr Wodehouse was great! 4w
rubyslippersreads I really liked this, and agree with @willaful and #mcctrish that Mr. Wodehouse was great. I‘m looking forward to finding out what happens to William Darcy. 4w
julieclair I thoroughly enjoyed this read and our discussion. Thanks for doing such a great job as our leader! 4w
CatLass007 @Librarybelle @mcctrish @LiseWorks @willaful @rubyslippersreads @julieclair For those of you who have expressed interest in William Darcy‘s story, Elizabeth of East Hampton is scheduled for release on August 6th of this year. The description sounds very funny. (edited) 4w
maich I really enjoyed reading this book with you. I liked the story and would look for more books by these 2authors. 3w
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Vote! | Eileen Christelow
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#Pemberlittens it‘s time to vote for our April #JaneAdjacent read: https://forms.gle/2CH7TmaoAX3Afi169 Remember you can hop in and hop out of our group as needed - all are welcome! And I‘m always accepting book suggestions!

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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch. 37-39: wow, I loved these chapters! They finally declare their feelings and Nate is still totally living up to his book boyfriend status- I mean he saved her life! Literally! I‘m in love with him too.

OriginalCyn620 I was totally swooning! 😁 4w
Kshakal Nate is totally my new book boyfriend! 💗 4w
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Read4life Nate is a keeper for sure! 4w
vonnie862 Nate is definitely a keeper! So glad he was able to save her. 4w
julieclair I adore Nate! 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess Nate, the great! I am loving these two together! 😍 4w
maich Nate the perfect boyfriend🥰😋 3w
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch. 34-35: yay Emma! You finally stood up to Margo and gently told her to butt out. Good for you! And I‘m so glad that the “strings” conversation was had with Knightley. Finally, progress. Happy vibes ❤️💜

CatLass007 Very happy vibes! 4w
mcctrish I got the feeling Daddy knew all along and was happy Emma finally figured it out 4w
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willaful Lol, perfect card. 4w
julieclair I‘m so happy they both want strings! 4w
maich I got the feeling that everyone knew except Margo. I'm glad that they finally talked and found happily ever after. 3w
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent 32-33: hmmm keeping secrets is never a good thing. Why is Emma so nervous about everyone knowing? Oh I‘m so glad things got cleared up with Nadine! That was a frustrating scene haha! Things are looking up. But wait…there‘s still the matter of them actually TalkIng and defining their relationship. And telling their family…this Sunday dinner is gonna be one for the books.

CatLass007 I didn‘t expect this book to be quite so spicy. But it‘s good. 4w
mcctrish @CatLass007 me either ( truthfully I found it fun and refreshing and then it feels like it goes formulaic romance for the last couple of chapters ) 4w
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CatLass007 @mcctrish I liked the final chapters because of the way Emma grows and becomes stronger. 4w
julieclair I agree that keeping secrets is never a good idea. And I don‘t understand why Emma insists on doing so. 4w
willaful @mcctrish I felt the same. I skipped through most of the spice because it felt so old hat. 4w
mcctrish @willaful it could have been been done better for sure 4w
maich I agree with everything you already told. Didn't expected to be so hot at the end. 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.34-36: I‘m so glad their visit went well with Stasie‘s parents. I worry that Nate‘s dad is going to show up unannounced and ruin their Christmas though. I‘m waiting for them to say the L word and it‘s so sweet-even if it took a bit to get there (more difficult for Stasie). Also, I can‘t believe she‘s thinking of still living with Aaron after. I mean WTF? She‘s a glutton for punishment.

vonnie862 Eek! They are in love and Nate is thinking of kids!!! 4w
vonnie862 And I agree, what's with Stasie's obsession with moving back with Aaron? 4w
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OriginalCyn620 I‘m thinking that Lola is a big part of Stasie wanting to move back in with Aaron. But it‘s probably better for her mental health for her and Lola to get their own place! As far as Aaron, I get that they need to figure something out because if they change partners, they‘d have to start all over with someone new. But imma say it again…Stasie should become a solo skater! Then she wouldn‘t have to worry about all this crap, from Aaron or anyone else! 4w
julieclair Nate fell fast and hard. It‘s taking Stasie a little longer. But moving back with Aaron? No no no!!!! 4w
Read4life I agree with all of this. @OriginalCyn620 I‘m with you on Lola and Stasie moving out & Stasie going solo ⛸️. 4w
Read4life I also love Stasie‘s parents. 🤓 4w
willaful Aaron can't even be trusted to be her partner. I'm sure she won't be able to let him lift her again.

She may just not have the skills to be solo, however, not at the level she wants to be and at her age.

My mom was an adult ice dancer and finding partners was really hard! Way more women in skating then men.
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maich @vonnie862 yes they are planing the future together🥰 3w
maich I agree with you. Her parents are good persons. Sge need to find her own apartment and start over with therapy alone not with Aaron. 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch. 31-33: K, I can honestly say I‘m loving Henry. What a sweetheart! I‘ll be reading his book for sure. I can‘t believe Aaron was badmouthing Stasie to everyone, including her coach. I‘ve been around toxic people and it‘s nuts what some people get off on. I‘m so happy Nate and Stasie are official-ish now lol. Like they weren‘t before 🙄😄

OriginalCyn620 So I‘m listening to the audiobook, but if I were reading a physical copy, this is where I would‘ve thrown it across the room! Aaron is a douchecanoe with a capital D. Stasie‘s reasons for dating Nate are her own and absolutely none of his business! And the stuff about her parents was just low! I hope by the end of the book, Stasie has severed ties with him. On a happier note, I agree that Henry is the best! Didn‘t know he had his own book! 4w
vonnie862 @OriginalCyn620 same! I hope she ends all ties with Aaron and I am now looking forward to Henry's book. 4w
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vonnie862 Also, I'm happy that she's eating more and is recognizing that she had a problem. 4w
julieclair Aaron = Awful. Henry = Sweet. Nate = Book Boyfriend. 🥰 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess @OriginalCyn620 Lol! Because I did exactly that. I slammed the book down and said some choice words especially because of what he said about her parents. So low! 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess I also adore Henry. 4w
maich @julieclair 🥰🥰❤️❤️ 4w
maich Aaron is arrogant and manipulative. It's a good thing she's going to get rid of him and officially evict him. Every time I take a shower I will remember this shower scene.🙃 Henry is so cute. I'm going to read his book too. 4w
Read4life I‘m listening to it as well. I did call Aaron a few choice words and my husband didn‘t even look up when he said ‘I guess someone‘s an ass hat.‘ He just knows me so well. 🤓 4w
StayCurious @Read4life haha that‘s hilarious! 4w
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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#BakerStreetIrregulars our April selection is the first in the Amelia Peabody series which was first published in 1975. This one has always been on my list and I just never had the perfect excuse - and now I do! I love buddy reads bc they keep me reading 😊For those of you with Audible, you can access this one for free. Read at your own pace and we‘ll discuss on the last Sunday of the month. Let me know if you want to read along.

CatLass007 It is wonderful to have the perfect excuse to read! Plus, I just checked and the first 12 books in the series are free on Audible. 4w
DGRachel YAY! I love love love this series and this is the perfect excuse for another reread! 4w
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Traci1 @CatLass007 ooh, they are? Nice. 4w
Librarybelle Would you mind tagging me for April? This has been on my to read list for a very long time, so it‘s a perfect time to read it! 4w
StayCurious @Librarybelle absolutely! We‘re very laidback. Hop in hop out whenever you‘d like:) 4w
Librarybelle Thank you! 4w
BarkingMadRead Ordered!! 4w
julieclair @CatLass007 Ooohhh… thanks for the heads up about Audible! 4w
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Welcome! @BarkingMadRead Cool! @julieclair You‘re welcome. 4w
PageShifter Oh yes!! I have read one book by the author and enjoyed it so much! 4w
TheAromaofBooks I love this series and have really been wanting to reread it, so I'm excited!! 4w
Read4life This will be the first book for me by this author. 🤓 4w
willaful I read this many times as a teen but not in decades, Would be fun to revisit it. 4w
CarolynM I love Elizabeth Peters so much. I‘d love to revisit this one with you🙂 4w
CogsOfEncouragement Never even heard of this series, but you all have me eager to dive in! Sounds amazing. 2w
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent 30-31: Well, even though I‘m sure a complicated conversation needs to be had, I‘m glad they finally admitted that they want each other. There were no declarations of love - yet. I‘m sure those are forthcoming. Things are going to change now no matter what.

CatLass007 I love your use of animals (and everything else) in your posts.🐶😹 4w
LiseWorks Its about time 4w
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mcctrish 💡💡 4w
maich Damn finally! I've been waiting for this the whole book!😁 4w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.28-30: I think Nathan is my new book boyfriend. He‘s such a good guy and is funny even when he‘s drunkenly looking for Stasie in nothing but his boxers. I wonder why Summer is acting standoffish now. Because he‘s no longer chasing her? You snooze you lose, girly.
Totally called it on them not waiting too long to have sexy times - yup. Saw that coming a mile away.

vonnie862 I also like how they are falling for each other. They are really cute together. 1mo
Kshakal I love Nathan!! He is such a good guy! 1mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Nathan is such a good guy! I agree though, they will be hitting the sheets soon if we know them! 🤣😊😍 1mo
Read4life I love them together and I also love how Nathan is such a great friend to his teammates. He‘s a good guy on all fronts. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Totally agree with everyone about Nathan. He‘s now on my book boyfriend list! 4w
maich Nathan is perfect book boyfriend! He's taking care of her and he's a good friend to his team. I like them together how they complement each other. 4w
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch. 28-29:
Knightley is finally done running away (although I feel bad for his new secretary-is she out of a job?) and Emma is full of self discovery. Mainly: she loves Knightley. He‘s her person - the one in her life who truly knows her. Now what to do about that discovery? I think it‘s great she turned down the offered internship. Her path lies elsewhere where she can stand on her own.

LiseWorks I agree, and I think she is alrei9with her decision to not take the job 1mo
julieclair I was really surprised she didn‘t take the internship. But I‘m proud of her. She made the right decision. 4w
maich @julieclair I agree with you. It was right decision and she'll find something better for her. And finally he's coming back and I hope they'll talk to each other now. 4w
rubyslippersreads I think the “art matchmaking” would be right up Emma‘s alley. 4w
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Immortal in Death | J. D. Robb
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#InDeathLongReadalong #IDLR: Mavis gets fired, poor thing and Eve‘s house is taken over by fashionable characters for a night as they target her hair and wardrobe before the wedding.

Eve has a terrible nightmare/memory and finally relives what happened on that final fateful night.

Peabody gets closer to Casto, even though he has shown a bit of flirty interest in Eve.
Eve finds her unknown - the immortal flower -deadly, beautiful and illegal⬇️

StayCurious They nail down Redford - he was planning to make the immortal drug and owned a specimen of the flower. But did he kill Pandora over a deal gone sour? 1mo
ShananigansReads I think Mavis will be okay, but I cannot imagine the nonsense going on at Roarke's house. They must be driving Summerset crazy. Eve's recovered memories caught me off guard for some reason. I'm glad she did what she did, that bastard deserved worse. I do not trust Casto, but I never trust new characters.
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Librarybelle I‘m glad Eve recovered her memory…she can now begin the slow process of healing. How horrifying what she lived through as a child! Overall, I am anxious to finish. Another great addition to the series. 1mo
LiseWorks We are starting to see a little of Peabody 's Character. It is sad that Mavis lost her job. Just goes to show how the employer thought of her. 1mo
MrsV I figured that was going to be the way in regards to Eve‘s past. If she wasn‘t the one, Roarke definitely would. I‘m also glad it brought a little bit more understanding with Somerset, maybe that stick won‘t be so far up his butt now with her. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm really enjoying this one. Like ShananigansReads I'm not sure if I trust Casto, mainly because he seems to be flirting shamelessly with both Eve and Peabody so 😑 A lot of emotions in this week's chapters, but it feels like maybe Eve can finally start to move forward. I loved how supportive everyone was for her. Side note, I think five chapters a week is a great pace for this buddy read!! 1mo
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.26-27
And one more person leaves Emma behind. This poor girl - no wonder she‘s sad all the time. It was good of her to spend time with Mrs pawloski. I bet that lady‘s lonely too. No surprise about Montgomery and davina. He‘s flaky and she seemed a bit sly maybe. I mean who hooks up at a party when your date‘s downstairs!

mcctrish Good riddance to bad rubbish with Monty and Davina! 1mo
CatLass007 Davina knew Monty was a player. She told Knightley so. She also told him that he was in love with Emma. I kind of feel sorry for Davina because it seemed like she would have liked to get more serious with Knightley. But she knew that wouldn‘t happen. Monty is slime but I think Davina is just trying to forget Knightley. 1mo
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willaful No surprise at all, though it does seem out of character for her. I'm guessing she knew George wasn't really into her and didn't feel any obligation towards him.

At least people will stop pushing Emma at him now!
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maich I'm glad Montgomery went with Davina. Didn't like them. We finally get rid of them. Now we need to bring Knightley back. 1mo
CatLass007 @StayCurious Have we voted on next month‘s selection yet? I‘m drawing a blank. 1mo
StayCurious @CatLass007 not yet. I‘ll be posting the poll in next couple of days. 1mo
CatLass007 Thank you. I‘m just looking at all the buddy reads in which I‘m participating and planning whether I want to listen to the books or read them in print. Whichever way is cheapest is the correct choice. 1mo
julieclair I‘m glad Monty and Davina are out of the picture! 4w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.25-27: I can‘t believe Aaron is trying so hard to control Stasie, going so far as to limit what she eats. He‘s got sooo many issues and I can‘t believe the coach hasn‘t noticed anything. Aren‘t they there to help protect their skaters? Maybe they only care if they‘re winning. At least she‘s listening to Nate who has her best interests at heart. I do worry something is going to happen with Nate and his dad though.

vonnie862 Aaron is definitely toxic and Stasie needs to get away. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @vonnie862 Absolutely 💯 1mo
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willaful Anyone else thinks on her new diet Stasie will be able to do the jump? I hope she gets some professional help for her disordered eating. 1mo
willaful I actually don't know if Brady is intended to be a good coach or not, but there is a long history of coaches taking terrible care of female athletes. Starvation is only the tip of the iceberg. :-( (edited) 1mo
willaful More thoughts: I was irked by Stasie's comment about “letting every sliver of feminism shrivel up and die.“ It's not unfeminist to be a straight woman attracted to men, and I hate those casual digs that show up so often in romance.

And I was icked out by Nathan's mother-daughter adventure. Yikes! 🤢
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maich @vonnie862 @willaful I agree with both you. New diet will make her stronger and she'll be able to do the jump. And I hope she'll find new partner. I wish I could see Nathan in leggings😋 That scene was funny. And then coach comments🤣 It was funny comment but I can feel her (I had problems with bladder infection all the time).🙈 1mo
vonnie862 @maich I too would like to see him in leggings! 1mo
maich @vonnie862 😜🥰 1mo
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Voting Day | Clare O'Dea
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#BakerStreetIrregulars it‘s time to vote for our April historical mystery. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/DkTUP2TZqUriJ74t7 and please let us know if you have book suggestions for future votes.

BarkingMadRead Voted!!! 1mo
CatLass007 Voted! Hard to choose. 1mo
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mcctrish Voted but there are a few that are interesting 1mo
LiseWorks Voted 🗳 1mo
MrsV Voted, but I‘d be happy with any of them. Great choices. 1mo
Read4life Voted. 🗳️ 1mo
PageShifter Voted! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I voted, but these all look good!! 1mo
julieclair Voted! Great choices! 1mo
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.22-24: Ouch. I can‘t imagine what Stasie is going through after being dropped. How scary! That sport is intense. So now Nate has offered to be her skating partner - and keep his hands off her - so to speak. Ha! Good luck with that. These two are - respectfully - horndogs. We‘ll see how long their self imposed sex hiatus goes.

OriginalCyn620 Nate and Stasie being partners is gonna be so good! I‘m hoping for some The Cutting Edge vibes! And I don‘t think they‘ll keep their hands off each other long. And I‘m speaking as a former college horndog, so that‘s just my opinion! (edited) 1mo
vonnie862 It's gonna be interesting for sure! Also, I'm happy that Stasie admitted to herself of having feelings for Nate. 1mo
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Read4life I‘m hoping for Cutting Edge vibes, too, @OriginalCyn620 ⛸️ I keep hearing “Toe pick” as I‘m reading. 🤓 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @Read4life 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
julieclair This was such a sweet offer by Nate! It will be fun to watch him try to learn the figure skating moves. 1mo
maich @Read4life 🤣🤣🤣 no sex scene anymore. Will see how long will they last. It was so nice for him that he's helping her. And he has fallen for her.🥰 1mo
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.24-25: I felt bad for Emma during the birthday brunch scene. I mean, we‘ve all been there - frustrated and feeling like everything and everyone is working against you. True, her comment was cruel but Knightley didn‘t have to immediately be her judge and jury.

At least he finally realizes his feelings for her - even if he plans to run away again.

CatLass007 Knightley was very judgy. Not acceptable. 1mo
mcctrish Emma snapped and was thoughtless but Knightley was intentional and mean 1mo
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willaful These two are getting on my last nerve. Just kiss already! 1mo
mcctrish @willaful 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
julieclair Neither of them acted admirably here. I'm disappointed in both of them. 1mo
maich @willaful I agree with you. I was thinking they will finally talk to each other but he's leaving. WTF? 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm getting caught up. But honestly I didn't get how Emma's comment about Open Bar was so terrible. Every time I'm at Open Bar someone always makes that joke and no one thinks anything of it. Plus Mrs P hasn't had near the dialogue that Mrs B has in original. She just been a bit silly. And everything that she said was typical of someone who has watched you grow up. She hasn't been nearly as annoying as Mrs. Bates in original. 3w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Knightley was a prick. And Margo needs to get a F🤬ing life. She annoys me with all her talk of how hot Montgomery is and he's such a catch. 3w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.19-21: I knew it would be Aaron that would cause problems. I feel as though He did this to himself to bring Stasie back to him. What a weird manipulative dude.

I liked the therapy session. Stasie is smart and understands what‘s happening which is refreshing. Here‘s hoping she talks to Nate.

willaful I'm starting to wonder if Aaron's mother was scared by a hockey player in early pregnancy. 😆 Or more seriously, whether he has a mental illness. Stasie's eggshell walking around him makes me think.

Did anyone find the sex scenes here a bit OTT? I feel like so far it has all been within the realm of realistic, sex positive college life, but Nathan is going deep into romance hero mode and it's putting me off.
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BethM I need this to resolve quickly. The ick and abuse factor is way too much. 1mo
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julieclair @willaful I was wondering about mental illness as well. And if he does, will it be acknowledged? 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I had the same thought about Aaron @StayCurious. Does anyone else think that Stasie should become a solo skater? Because I really do! 1mo
maich @OriginalCyn620 I think the same. She should try solo. I don't like Aaron from the beginning. He is hypocritical and need to go to therapy too. 1mo
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Emma of 83rd Street | Audrey Bellezza, Emily Harding
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.22-23: I‘m not crying. You‘re crying. Man, these authors know how to tug at the heartstrings. I‘ve got so many feels when it comes to this couple.

Margo is so clueless when it comes to everything lol. Montgomery, Knightley, Davina, Nadine - Yeesh. Won‘t she be surprised when Emma is actually honest with her.

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willaful I felt so bad for Emma, being railroaded like that. It's her own birthday! Why won't Margo listen to her and respect her wishes?! 1mo
maich I don't like Margo. And why Emma doesn't stand up for herself. It's her birthday and she need to have fun not worried. 1mo
rubyslippersreads @maich It‘s too bad she thinks Margo is right about everything. It‘s not true, and it undermines Emma‘s confidence. 4w
rubyslippersreads I did like the mention of the Ruby Slippers. 👠 4w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.16-18: Wow. I knew this book was spicy but that was S-P-I-C-Y! I‘m sitting in the living room with my headphones on totally embarrassed even though no one can hear what‘s happening. 🪭 and of course now Nate wants exclusivity. How‘s he going to make that happen?

We finally get insight into what makes Stasie tick as she shares a bit of her childhood with Nate. And- surprising no one, Aaron is once more a jerk.

OriginalCyn620 The meme is hilarious! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 The spice level is off the charts but I‘m not hating it! I was glad to get a look into what makes Stasie tick, and was surprised and delighted that she opened up to Nate. And seemingly, it was easy for her to do so! I have to wonder between that and the jealousy from yesterday if she is falling hard but doesn‘t even realize it. 🤔 (edited) 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Love that meme too! I was reading it at the public desk today in the library while at work and it was so spicy! My one colleague has read it so she was asking me where I was in the book and she said, oh you are at the really spicy sex parts! 😀😂 I did like how Stasie opened up about her planner and why it is so important to her. 1mo
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Kshakal I have been reading this on my lunch in my classroom and am sure I have been blushing the entire time! 1mo
vonnie862 I'm with all of you: I'm glad Stacie is opening up. Also, I found it cute how the boys have female products in their dorms. 1mo
Read4life Definitely spicy 🌶️! I love how this section was balanced. Super spicy but also insightful with Stasie sharing like she did. I love how Nate is there for it all. He‘s all in. ☺️ 1mo
maich I'm glad that she open to him. And how boys have female products. That's so nice.😍 I wasn't expected to be so spicy🌶 it has discreet cover. 1mo
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