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Hate to Want You
Hate to Want You: Forbidden Hearts | Alisha Rai
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Alisha Rai, one of contemporary romance’s brightest stars, makes her Avon Books debut with the first novel in the sexy Forbidden Hearts series! One night. No one will know. That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts—and the last names that made them enemies. Until the night she didn’t show up. Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He doesn’t have time for distractions and Livvy’s sudden reappearance in town is a major distraction. She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want . . . so why can’t he forget how right she feels in his bed? Livvy didn’t come home for Nicholas, but fate seems determined to remind her of his presence—and their past. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families. Being together might be against all the rules . . . but being apart is impossible.
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cariashley
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Book two of #24in48 done! This was a great diversion but a little heavier than I was expecting. I appreciate the realism though. I‘d definitely read the other ones in this series. #romantsy

Am at 10 hours, 46 minutes and getting sleepy, but will try and start something new before I pass out!

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cariashley
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Started my next #24in48 read at the winery, but inside since it‘s so hot 🥵 Looking forward to some lighter reads this weekend (although this one is more intense than I was expecting so far) #romantsy #vineyardreads

24in48 So good! 3d
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MallenNC
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I haven't read this series yet but it has been recommended. I'm pretty sure it fits #HotinHerre #SongsofSummer

OriginalCyn620 🔥🔥🔥 1mo
stacybmartin I love this series! Alisha Rai is one of my go-to romance authors. 1mo
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beyondbookish
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My partial summer tbr 📚☀️🍍

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Verity
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May have burned through all three of these in about as many days...

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writerlibrarian
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« That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. »

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Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us…

#marchintothe70s #becausethenight

Cinfhen 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 4mo
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ashsbookmarks
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New blog post is now live! I read and reviewed The Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai. They were hot and steamy and so perfect for the cold weather that is coming. Visit my blog at www.ashsscript.com to read the full review. And let me know if you read these books 📚
#forbiddenhearts #bookobsessed #bookhoarder #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookworm #bookstagram #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookish #bookdragon #read #reader #bookreview #review

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved this series! The first one was only the second romance book I ever read! #Romantsy 7mo
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Laughterhp
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See my GoodReads review above! I have a lot of feels about this book. I definitely plan to keep reading this series! These books are definitely more erotic and steamy than I‘m used to, but I didn‘t hate it! 😊

I listened to this on audio and it was great!

MC with an Invisible Illness - #Booked2018

zzz It's always good to throw in a little steam once in a while 😉🤣🤣. They are always my go-to after major book hangover👍 10mo
Cinfhen Glad u found a new go to series 9mo
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Laughterhp
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My #currentread - Audio version

I started listening to this audio yesterday and listened for 6 straight hours! 😬😬 so good!!

I don‘t usually read contemporary romance novels, but I‘m really enjoying this one.

#ReadingResolutions

Notafraidofwords Do you blush at all the sex part. I can‘t imagine reading a romance and are you 10mo
Notafraidofwords I‘m audio * 10mo
Laughterhp @Notafraidofwords Listening to it with headphones wasn‘t bad. It‘s not the first audio I‘ve listened to. But listening to it out loud with my husband home made me feel a little awkward 10mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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Starcrossed lovers in a small town overcome family drama, personal secrets, and generations of bad blood to be together. Loved it.

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Deborah42
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Shades of Romeo & Juliet. Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler are pampered children of wealthy families torn apart by a tragedy and the resulting family feud. Livvy leaves her hometown after Nicholas dumps her. For ten years, they meet once a year for a night of passion. When Livvy returns home, she finds herself unavoidably drawn to Nicholas, despite their families‘ objections.

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elizabethlk
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Finally got around to reading this one, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were relatable, mental health struggles felt real, the story was interesting, and the sex scenes were great. Looking forward to the next book!

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ScientistSam
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This book is 🔥! I read book two before book one (this is book one), but the order isn't really important at least for these two. Characters who belong to different warring families, hot sexytimes, and a well-done portrayal of a character with depression. It's an interesting mix!

It's been a good week for my #romantsy reading!

robinb I have this one to read...sometime. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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heikemarie
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My work hours are weird this week, so I have time to engage in some #romantsy while I eat at this awesome yoga studio/coffee bar that‘s Latina woman-owned and the only non-pretentious yoga place in a hundred miles of my house :)

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Beachesnbooks
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#24in48 wrap-up! I had a busy weekend and wasn't great at updating on social media, but I did start & finish 2 books (Hate to Want You and The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion) and start 2 others (Spinning Silver and Bonfire). It was nice to have some reading motivation even if I wasn't able to participate that much! @24in48

erzascarletbookgasm I agree, it‘s a great reading motivation, otherwise I wouldn‘t have read as much on a normal weekend. You did good! 12mo
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Beachesnbooks
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After reading The Kiss Quotient and loving it last month, I've been wanting to give more romance a try. All of the characters in Hate to Want You are very well-developed, and I thought there was a good level of angst with the family conflicts. I really liked the central relationship as well, and I'm looking forward to picking up more from Alisha Rai in the future! I'm glad to find an author that lives up to the hype, and I gave this book 4⭐️

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24in48
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Rolling right on in to Hour 33! It‘s time for another check-in (which means more door prizes are up on the blog!). What‘s everyone reading?! .
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#24in48

Andrew65 Currently reading The Immortalists by Kyle Mills, having just finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Currently on 16 hours 20 minutes. 12mo
LibrarianRyan Going to start the morning with some GN galleys. 12mo
Jess7 Just waking up bc I stayed up till 3 am reading last night. I think I will start Baby Teeth this morning 12mo
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tysephine I just started my 5th book The Heir Apparent, a biography of Edward VII. 12mo
mrp27 Coffee is brewing and gearing up to get started. Yesterday was productive hope today is too. 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm taking a book break and reading a magazine while having my breakfast. 12mo
Ash.on.the.line I‘ve switched to an audio of 12mo
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CocoReads
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For some reason, I had a hard time getting into this one but once I finally did, I read the bulk of it over the last couple days. I‘m looking forward to the next couple books in the series too.

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Beachesnbooks
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#24in48 TBR! I'm definitely not going to be able to read all of these this weekend, but I plan on having fun and sneaking in reading time whenever I can! And I like to have lots of options 😄
@24in48

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Bkwrm7
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Another #hoopla pick. Stayed up way later than I should have to finish this, but I couldn't put it down. Way more drama-filled than my typical romcom style comtemporary choices, but I loved it. Also significantly more explicit than I realized, which is fine for me, but I considered this for my niece's birthday and I hope I went another direction. At 20, she's totally old enough for it, but knowing it was from me might embarrass her. Oh well!

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Sara_Planz
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Sexy good times beach reading !

Marla I have that material in socks and love them. 13mo
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Gitanjali
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Beachesnbooks
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Seriously awesome panel today at #bookcon about Toxic Male Syndrome with a bunch of romance authors whose books I now need to read!! Alisha Rai in particular had such great things to say about writing strong male characters vs toxic ones, and there was a lot of discussion about subverting tropes.

RaimeyGallant Cool. Do you have a link to an article or anything? I'd love to learn more. 14mo
CoffeeK8 This sounds fascinating. What other authors were on the panel? 14mo
mrozzz Wow that sounds so timely & awesome 🙌🏻 14mo
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Beachesnbooks @CoffeeK8 Jasmine Guillory, Zoey Castile (pen name of Zoraida Cordova), Claire Legrand, Sarah Morgan, Megan Frampton. I've only read Claire Legrand so far so I have a lot of authors to check out! 14mo
Beachesnbooks @RaimeyGallant I will try to find one! 14mo
Beachesnbooks @mrozzz It really was! 14mo
CoffeeK8 @Beachesnbooks some great new authors for me to check out, I only have read Jasmine Guillory & alishia rai 14mo
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Sara_Planz
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When vacation is right around the corner and you are amped for it

Cinfhen Have fun 😃 14mo
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CocoReads
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Too many good options for tonight‘s time with the #13inThreereadathon. I‘m only 5 chapters into Nreak Hard and am already having several WTF did I just read moments. On book 2 of the Deathstalkers MC, and just a few chapters into Hate to Want You. I‘ve probably read about 1.5 hours so far tonight all told. The hubs got called into work so I‘ve been binging Offspring but I‘m ready to read now!

CoverToCoverGirl Hey what do you think should I jump in and start reading Break Hard (edited) 14mo
CocoReads I‘m not loving Break Hard. Not as a romance anyway. 14mo
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CocoReads
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Getting some much needed vitamin D!

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Beata
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OMG 😭😭😭 Heartbreaking and satisfying. Great characters. And I love the diverse characters. It feels so real. #romance #romantsy

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ness
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So much angst. So much banging.

Bibliogeekery Great review 😂 1y
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ness
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Why, yes, the semester is over. How did you know? 😂

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awishman
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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Second chance modern romance.

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KarynGood
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I enjoyed this one and will definitely read the next one! An easy read was exactly what I needed this past week. Livvy and Nico were great characters! 😍#romancenovelsmakebadtimesbetter

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ashsbookmarks
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Day 9: BOOK
New book alert!! Two chapters in and I‘m already hot 😘😍😉 Bringing my relationship with my husband back to what it was sans kids 💑💏👫
#the100dayproject #100daysofwords #💯 #book

KarynGood I‘m reading this one too! 😍 1y
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KassKho
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This was my first romance and I got to say that I liked it! I liked that everyone felt so real, that the history between everyone was on every page. I listened to it on audio and there was something about people talking to dirty to each other in my ears that had me go “oh my!” 😂😂Will definitely grab the second and third in the series

AlaMich Jenn on Book Riot is always talking about how much she loves this series. I keep meaning to read the first one, just haven‘t gotten around to it yet. 😊 1y
KassKho @AlaMich that‘s exactly why I picked it up! And she‘s right! It‘s really good and I like that the next two books in the series deal with the side characters because I really wanted to know more about them 1y
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mdemanatee
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Was feelin‘ in a romance mood despite my stacks on stacks, so here we are.

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brennahawleycraig
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This recommendation was everything, @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian !! I started and finished this today, and it was a great romance but also had some really great themes about wanting more for yourself. Excuse me while I go buy the rest of this series... #romantsy

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ah so glad you loved it too!!! ♥️♥️ 1y
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LibrarianJen
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Just ask-so for this one. On the plus side they addressed mental health, especially depression. On the not so plus side, for me anyways, it felt like a soap opera. #romancy

AmandaL I still haven't read this one. 1y
LibrarianJen @AmandaL I can send it back your way if you need a copy. 😊 1y
AmandaL No need, but thank you! There are so many other books I want to get to first, plus I can't stop using my library card. 😊 1y
LibrarianJen @AmandaL Ok! Library cards are the best and I wouldn‘t rush reading this one. 1y
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ashsbookmarks
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I am going to Disney world next month and will have 10+ hours of fly time plus downtime when my kids sleep. Has anyone read the Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai?!? It has been a while since I read a real romance novel/series.
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#lookingforrecommendations #forbiddenhearts #alisharai #hatetowantyou #wrongtoneedyou #hurtstoloveyou

LizzieChantree Have a fabulous holiday. Happy reading! 1y
CoffeeK8 I just finished the first and am in the middle of the second one. I am loving them! It‘s recommend downloading a sample, it gives you a good idea of the feel of the book, and if you like the sample you‘ll probably like the book 1y
Jas16 I have read the first two and really liked them. 1y
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CoffeeK8
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Great #romantsy! It‘s a Romeo & Juliet-ish story of a childhood sweethearts whose parents betrayed and stole from each other, who are both dealing with some hefty emotional issues. It‘s a heavier read but light on dram for drama‘s sake. (TW for depression and discussion of suicide)

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CoffeeK8
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I love a #romantsy with depth and opinions

CouronneDhiver Great point! 👍🏽 1y
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readsusieread
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Trying to squeeze in a pinch of reading while I cook some Blue Apron! 🍷

Puredragonstar How do you like it? The blue apron I mean? (edited) 1y
readsusieread @Puredragonstar it was tasty! 😋 1y
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Bianca
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Sigh. #romantsy

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Maria514626
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Not your standard romance. Liked that it addressed mental health issues. Also liked that their obstacles weren‘t simple misunderstandings. #romantsy #mentalhealth

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theshrinkette
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Nbd, @AvonBooks just shared my review of Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series on their Twitter. 😱😱😱

Here's the link to the review: https://theshrinkette.com/2017/12/20/review-forbidden-hearts-series-by-alisha-ra...

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
WhatDeeReads 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 1y
balletbookworm 🎊🎊🎊🎊 1y
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prowlix
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This exchange showing supportive female friendship just made my morning. This is my first Alisha Rai but I can already tell it won‘t be my last! 💗

Side note: I‘ve been a bit MIA on Litsy while I adjust to my adopted puppy but I couldn‘t be happier!

Maria514626 Congratulations on your new puppy! 1y
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readsusieread
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I'm having a massive book hangover after reading Kindred by Octavia Butler. I'm hoping this book will help.

Think it will work?

LibrarianJen I‘m about 100 pages in, It‘s not bad. 1y
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bethcos
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Kept hearing this book mentioned in podcasts and couldn't resist. So good.

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MidnightBookGirl
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Great book and great bookmark! 1y
AmyG Love it! (((((barb))))) 1y
TheWordJar That is the best bookmark ever! 1y
quietjenn So much yes to that bookmark. 1y
ReadingSusan That‘s an awesome bookmark! 1y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I was a guest on @ReadingEnvy's podcast and it was really fun! I talked about the three books on top. Check out her profile for the link!

Lindy I‘m so glad that you talked about Susan Juby‘s books. 😊 1y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Lindy I just happened to have read one and I'm really glad I got to talk about her too! She's so great. 1y
LauraBeth Just listened - GREAT episode! 1y
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast 110: The Accidental Love Episode. With special guest Casey Stepaniuk. @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
http://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy110

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saresmoore Woohoo! Can‘t wait to listen! 1y
Lindy Looking forward to it! ❤️ 1y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy I smiled all the way through as I listened to this episode. 😊😊😊p.s. I second Casey‘s recommendation for your Canadian project: 1y
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MidnightBookGirl
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So @FountainBookstore just started a romance book club, so I thought I'd read along too! 📚❤😘😍💋

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