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When a Scot Ties the Knot
When a Scot Ties the Knot: Castles Ever After | Tessa Dare
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On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstephandsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
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jmtrivera
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I began this book w/the prologue on Thursday night. On Friday night, I settled in to read a chapter or two & read straight through until I finished the book at 3 A.M. If that doesn't tell you how fun this book (series/author) is, then I can't help you. Maddie & Logan are so ridiculously difficult & yet such a delight to read. I literally giggled & smiled through their interactions. Oh, and yes, the romance is not just sweet, but a bit steamy too.

DGRachel I love, love, love, love Tessa Dare! 2mo
jmtrivera @DGRachel This is my 3rd and I'm hooked! I've bought like 6 more books of hers on Kindle. 2mo
DGRachel I think I started with The Duchess Deal, loved it so much, that I binged read almost everything she had written to that point. 😍 2mo
jmtrivera @DGRachel My first was Romancing the Duke. I'm really looking forward to The Duchess Deal! 2mo
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jmtrivera
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I should be sleeping, but this book keeps making me smile!

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SarahSaysRead
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Mehso-so

The premise of this one cracked me up: young lady invents a Scottish captain who she claims to be betrothed to, even sending him letters, to avoid crowds b/c social anxiety. But turns out, he exists and he got all her embarrassing letters, and threatens to expose her lies unless she marries him. But for some reason I didn't love their story, and I really didn't like the end. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Counts for Kilts for #RippedBodiceBingo

#historicalromance 🏰

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Christinak
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Angela_TheBookNerdess
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A solid 4🌟Romance. I kept envisioning Sam Heughan from Outlander. Didn't hurt either.

Well this was an unexpected foray into historical romance but oh Lord was it a beautiful one. Funny, sassy, smart and not a simpering female to see. A solidly great read.

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ness
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Mehso-so

Excellent plot but haphazard execution. I wanted to like this one more than I actually did.

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Michollio
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In order to get out of participating in a season, Maddie makes up a Highland sweetheart who has gone off to war. Turns out, he exists, and many years later shows up to claim her and the Scottish castle she's living in. Both get more than they bargained for.

#BookishBingo: Third in a series

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buzzylovesbooks
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“I think you underestimate my capacity for taking normal human interaction and making it awkward.”
― Tessa Dare, When a Scot Ties the Knot

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KimmyM
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I don't know yet if I like contemporary romance that much, but I really liked the other Tessa Dare book I read so I'm giving this a try!
#romance #currentlyreading

ElaineHowlin I reas this recently. I enjoyed it 😄 11mo
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Deborah42
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Madeline Gracechurch is so painfully shy that being in a crowd triggers panic attacks. In order to avoid the social scene, she invents a fiancé, writes him letters for years, and eventually tells everyone he died in the war. Imagine her surprise when a hunky Scottish soldier, Captain Logan MacKenzie, shows up at her doorstep to blackmail her into marriage.

An entertaining historical romance. Loved it!

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sammisho
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Adorable series! Really enjoyed these books, and they got me out of my slump.
#romantsy

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Felso
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Finished my first Tessa Dare book ~ verra, verra, verra good!

Beckys_Books I loved this one! 1y
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Felso
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All on a summers day! Just me, the pool and my book!

Slajaunie I wish! I don‘t have a pool and I am supposed to be revising the social studies curriculum for my parish. 😟 1y
TaciturnWhenReading ❤️ Tessa Dare! 1y
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Felso
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My best buddy Frankie is making it a little hard to read tonight. But I‘m okay with it. #dogcuddles #dogsoflitsy

KarenUK An Aussie? I have 2 myself.... they are just the sweetest 💕💕💕 1y
Felso @KarenUK Yes! Aussies are the best! 1y
DGRachel So cute!😍🐶😍 1y
ladym30 Adorable! 1y
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Felso
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Just returned from the pool. Now it‘s time for some light summer reading. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! #gratefulforthesacrifice #unofficialstartofsummer

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Bianca
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Ever wondered about the mating habits of lobsters? Look no further! This is a fun, banter-filled #romance with a heroine who seems to suffer from an anxiety disorder and has pet lobsters. I listened to the audio which is well-narrated by Carmen Rose.

At one point, I felt like the narrative went on a little long. It could've ended way before it actually did, and I would've been happy. #romantsy

DGRachel I have yet to encounter a Tessa Dare novel that I didn‘t enjoy. 😊 2y
2BR02B @DGRachel same! Never read this one, but I've heard good things. 2y
CrinolineDream I adore her! 2y
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HOTPock3tt This one is on my TBR as well!! ☺️ 2y
Bianca @DGRachel @CrinolineDream This is only the second book by her that I've read, but I definitely can't complain so far! I can see why her work is so beloved. 2y
Shaila Omg! I loved this one!! 2y
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Bianca
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I'm going between a handful of books right now in different formats. This and A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe are my faves of the few. I'm tired of looking at screens though so I'm mostly listening to audio.

Tessa Dare definitely offers some great comfort when you're tired/stressed/worried. #romantsy

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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That moment when all those ridiculous letters you wrote to your imaginary boyfriend are received by a real live Scotsman who happens to share the same name...and now he‘s here to take over your castle and make you his bride...

A well crafted story, balancing ridiculous hilarity, with realistic plights, and a love story bound to steal your heart! There were snorts, guffaws, and a few tears. And a pet lobster. I loved this book!

#GloryToTheGuild💕

Tamra That sounds hilarious! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Tamra I snort laughed on the first page! 2y
mariaku21 That sounds amazing! Adding to my #mounttbr 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks @mariaku21 🙌🏼 #MtTBR FTW! Definitely a great read! But don‘t miss the fantastic first two stories in the series! 2y
mariaku21 @ValkyrieAndHerBooks so I'm going to have to read the next 2!! Adding both to my #MtTBR ! 🎉 2y
Jas16 Loved this book 2y
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erista
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This was such a fun fast read, as has been every Tessa Dare novel I've read so far. Pure escapism.

BookwormAHN I've been meaning to read that. Cute cat💚 2y
erista @BookwormAHN It's so good. Thank you! 2y
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erista
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Up next...

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TsundokuAleax
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Guys, this book. Both characters had a lot of growing up to do but it was great to watch. They are clever and the banter is wonderful. Both had very different hang ups but they manage to help each other despite their advasarious beginning. Also, lobsters. Just saying they provided some hilarity that was unexpected. #romantsy

Shaila I LOVE this book! So good and funny! 2y
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maich
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Another #bookmail today. I got this slovenian edition from Christmas Book Gift Exchange in slovenian book club called Lost in Romance Books. I also got bookmark, christmas ornament and tote bag.
#whenascottiestheknot #tessadare #slovenianedition #historicalromance #romantsy #paperback #secretsanta #surprise #litsybook

Shaila I LOVE this book. I laughed so much! 😍😍😍 2y
maich @Shaila thanks😊 I always laugh when I'm reading historical romance. They are so funny.😂 2y
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BluestockingDuchess
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swishandflick
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I loved the premise of this one! Another Tessa Dare winner, my obsession with her books continues 😄 #romantsy

melissanorr I read her for the first time a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. I've got several more of her books requested from the library. 2y
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caitlawler
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Absolutely genius premise: heroine pens letters to a made up sweetheart on the battlefront. Then guy with the same name shows up on her doorstep years later with her letters and starts making trouble for her. Lots of hijinks, lots of banter. Love!

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lennearb
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Wouldn't rate this high for historical accuracy, but it was a fun read

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DGRachel
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Still having major issues with migraines and all the symptoms that come with them beyond just head pain. Only had enough brain power for something light, and this fit the bill. Again, bizarre situations, hilarity, and a great cast of characters. There were many times I burst out laughing and I really needed that today. #romantsy

Alfoster Hope you feel better soon!😢 2y
DGRachel Thanks @Alfoster I'm starting to lose hope. (Gah, sorry...ignore my whining). 2y
Dragon Hope your migraine resolves quickly 💐 2y
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CocoReads Feel better soon. Migraines and their assorted side issues are the worst. 2y
Sace Ew. Hope you feel better soon. 2y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2y
mynamerhymes Glad something could help. Mirgranes are awful. Hope you feel better soon. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nooooo. Migraines suck. Hope it clears up soon. 😘 #litsymigrainebookclub 2y
kspenmoll I am so so sorry. Hope the migraine eases soon- glad you can read! 2y
pri_bibliophile I love historicals and Tessa Dare has been on my list for so long but I still have yet to read her books.. 2y
pri_bibliophile Glad it helped with your migraine. Hope you feel good soon! 2y
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readsusieread
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This is the only the second romance novel I've read in its entirety, so I'm not an expert by any means. All I know is that Tessa Dare warmed my heart in ways I never expected a romance novel to.

Lacythebookworm 😍😍😍 2y
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CaylasBooktopia
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This book is just to die for! This book is literally about a girl, Maddie, who wrote love letters to a fictional Capt. MacKenzie who turns out to be no fictional character at all and actually waltz up to Maddie‘s front door and forces her to marry him, and let me add MacKenzie is no ugly Scottish brute, but the most drop dead gorgeous muscular Scottish man.

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readsusieread
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I started listening to (and LOVING) the NYPL podcast The Librarian is In! I listened to the cheesy Valentine's Day reads episode yesterday. Gwen totally sold this title. Fortunately my mom in law is a voracious historical romance novel reader and had this title in her collection!

readsusieread @Lacythebookworm maybe! 😝💩😂 2y
Tameeka Heard that same podcast and had to read this as well 😆 2y
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readsusieread @Tameeka I ended up really liking it! Did you? 2y
Tameeka I did! And I'm not a big romance reader. I think I enjoyed the supporting characters more than Maddie and Logan 😆 2y
readsusieread @Tameeka Same! This one kinda jump started my interest! I could get on board with that. The side characters were great! I wish they had their own books! 2y
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Ms.Story
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

AliBG I liked this one too. :) 2y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Pickpick

What a fun romance. Just what I needed!!!

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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Endulging in guilty pleasure reading this morning (you'd think all the Star Trek reading was guilty pleasure reading. Nope. 😂)

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Jas16
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I used to feel guilty about my love of romance. People like to judge. So I kept quiet about it for a long time until I just stopped caring about what people thought. Romance makes me happy. #guiltylove #17booklove

CocoReads Me too! 3y
cariashley Same, and I don't feel guilty at all anymore! 3y
howjessreads ❤❤ 3y
CrowCAH Me too! 😍 3y
tracy_anne8 I did too! Now I don't care. I read for my enjoyment and no one else's. Just as everyone should! 3y
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Rebekaaah
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I love this book already! 😂🐌

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Rebekaaah
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Straight into book 3! 😻

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Christy2318
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"Once you marry me, none of it is a lie," he pointed out. "It will be exactly as if you told the truth all these years."
"Except the part where we love each other."
He shrugged. "That's a minor detail. Love is just a lie people tell themselves."
#romansty

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Julsmarshall
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Is it bedtime yet? Not quite, let's get in a few more minutes of reading!

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Kristy_K
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This was a total #blameitonlitsy buy. And I'm so glad I did. I've been craving lighter reads and this was a perfect blend of heartfelt and funny moments. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ChasingOm I loved these books! 3y
JenicaDawn I adore all of her books!! 3y
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JoRead
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I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of When a Scot Ties the Knot and what a treat it was. The narrator did a superb job giving each character a different voice and accent. The story itself was charming and sweet and funny. It was the perfect romantic book to end the year.

#2016reads #romantsy #historicalromance

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ChasingOm
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Good grief, this one had me in tears during some of the more heartfelt scenes. It started with a concept I really didn't like -- a man coming in and blackmailing the independent woman into a "relationship" -- but of course everything works out for everyone in the end. I'm still not really crazy about the concept, but taking it as a lighter read and less academically, I can put that to the side and enjoy the ??. #romantsy

Jas16 Loved this one! 3y
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itstimeana
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Got home and found this cute little thing, sent by a friend who was selling her copy. I know what'll be part of my reading list during Christmas break. 🎁 #romantsy

Chachic Yes, ganda ng set-up of the book pic! Haha 3y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Well, that turned out to be exactly what I needed to read right now. I got a little annoyed with the waffling but it all worked perfectly in the end. Thanks to @Pinkmeghan for posting the quote about heroine swooning over the hero reading. I probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. #romantsy #blameitonlitsy

raelaschoenherr I picked this up because of @Pinkmeghan's recommendation too! 3y
Zelma Sometimes you just need a book where you are guaranteed a happy ending! Romances are perfect for that. 3y
Pinkmeghan Awww you guys are going to make me blush! @raelaschoenherr @MarriedtoMrT so glad you liked it!!!! 3y
itstimeana I've had this on my wishlist ever since I finished Romancing the Duke! Should make room for this over the holiday break. ☺️ 3y
Chachic I've only read Romancing the Duke from Tessa Dare and I enjoyed it. I should pick up more of her books! 3y
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KaraDunn
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Recently picked up this little gem. I was #inthemoodforlove and this was an NPR book recommendation. The cover basically says it all.

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Pinkmeghan
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I loved this! I've been reading romance since I was 12, and I have never come across this plot before, which is saying something! I loved how unique it was, I'll definitely be finishing out this series!

Lacythebookworm I haven't read much romance so I'm curious to hear what made the plot unique! 😊 3y
drokka Definitely something to look for. I love interesting/new approaches to romance. 3y
charl08 She's very good at the unusual take on a more common plot too. Try googling her YouTube videos, they're hilarious. 3y
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LibrarianJen I've been in a rut with the entire romance genre. Maybe this will help? I'm always looking for new plots and am so not into the "hot step-brother" trend right now. 3y
Pinkmeghan @Lacythebookworm the heroine made up a suitor when she was 16, made him a Scottish captain in the army, wrote him letters for years, is stunned when it turns out he's real and shows up at her door! I've never read anything quite like it, the trope always is the heroine makes up a man and has to scurry to find one to match the description! 3y
Pinkmeghan @charl08 thanks for the recommendation!! 3y
Pinkmeghan @LibrarianJen omg I so agree. If I see one more "hot new release" featuring a sexy step brother I may puke. No thanks, hard pass. This author's series are both pretty solid though. If you're into dark/emotional contemporary, you could always try Tillie Cole too. I also like Kristen Ashley. 3y
Pinkmeghan @drokka it's definitely worth a read! 3y
LibrarianJen Cool thanks! Those are hard passes for me too. I like a variety from Nalini Singh to Julie James. It just depends on my mood. 3y
Pinkmeghan @LibrarianJen me too. I really like Nalini Singh, I loved her Rock Kiss series, it reminded me of Kylie Scott's Stage Dive series, which I'm obsessed with. 3y
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Oh my goodness, a man reading is like catnip to me too! I feel you, Maddie!!!!😂😍

BooksTeasAndBookishThings When my Husband reads TO me... I swear I melt. 3y
WhatDeeReads 😳 3y
readinginthedark The only time I cried during my wedding was when my husband read me a poem. 😂 3y
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Robothugs Ohh! A man reading AND a basket of kittens? Sign me up. 3y
Dogearedcopy I'm really torn about this one! It sounds pretty good; and yet I really disliked the first one in this series. Hmmm, I think I'll put a library hold on it so that way my risk is minimized. 3y
Pinkmeghan @Dogearedcopy it's worth a library try! I liked the first book in this series, but disliked the first book in her other series. I think it can just be hit or miss. 3y
Pinkmeghan @BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Lucky_Ladee @readinginthedark @Robothugs 😍😍😍 right?!?!? My husband wasn't a reader until he met me, now he may not match my numbers but he definitely reads more than the average American, which is all a girl can ask for! 3y
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Johanna414
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I'm having so much fun reading romances this month and this was a great addition to the pile! #romantsy

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First of all, I don't cook. Like ever... But my husband has been working for 48 hours straight with only a few hours of sleep here and there so I wanted to do something nice on his one evening off. I've got a bit of an accomplishment high right now because the Mac and cheese tasted just like my moms!

LeahBergen Yum!! 3y
CoffeeK8 💖this book, also that mac n cheese looks amazing! 3y
BookishMarginalia Looks yummy! 3y
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Johanna414 @CoffeeK8 it's the first I've read by her, but I really enjoyed it! 3y
CoffeeK8 My favorite is "a week to be wicked" but she has so many good ones! 3y
Johanna414 @CoffeeK8 thanks for the rec! I'll see if the library has that one! 3y
DebinHawaii It looks delicious! 👍😀🍴 3y
Scurvygirl Wow! Looks great! 3y
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