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Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jacksonan admired writer who deserves to be a household name (Kirkus Reviews)displays her masterful talent in this dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense. In this game, even winning can be deadly... Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with itteaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amys sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night. Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks its naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her waya she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did. When theyre alone, Roux tells her that if she doesnt give her what she asks for, what she deserves, shes going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another. To protect herself and her family and save the life shes built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she cant beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins. A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jacksons trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.
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Bookjunkie57
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I got an 8. What about you?

Elizabeth2 I got 7, but hoping next year would only be 6. I‘ve wanted a second tree for a long time. We have too many ornaments for just one tree, and every year we have to pick those that get left off. Thinking of looking for a post Christmas sale on a small artificial tree for our basement or sunporch. 2mo
Clwojick 5! 2mo
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Bookjunkie57 @Elizabeth2 we had three when I was a kid. Looking back now I‘m thinking they were a ploy to keep me busy and out of trouble. 🤣 2mo
bthegood Love this - I earned a 1 - never decorated before the 1st of November - thanks for sharing this ❄ 2mo
Dilara I got 13! Some of it is cultural, but still... I'm amazed at the people who scored less than 5 😂 At this point, it's easier to list the things I have done :P 2mo
Bookjunkie57 @Dilara 😂🤣😂 2mo
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Judybskt
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It was a busy weekend in Kentucky as we celebrated our daughter‘s and new son-in-law‘s wedding. I still got a little reading in and finished the tagged book when we got home last night. 👰🏻‍♀️⛪️🤵🏼‍♂️

darklydreaming Congratulations! What a beautiful couple. 2mo
SilversReviews Congratulations to the bride and groom. That book is good. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Enjoy the celebration! 2mo
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kezzlou85 Congratulations 🎊 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥂 2mo
marleed Congratulations! 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 2mo
Nute Congratulations to your daughter and your new son-in-law! 2mo
vivastory Congrats 👏🎉 2mo
Judybskt Thank you! Wedding #2 is on 12/31! Our 2nd son is marrying is high school sweetheart! 2mo
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Judybskt
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I have so much to do before we head to KY for our daughter‘s wedding!! But I‘m reading this instead. And isn‘t this the prettiest candle?!

Kimzey Love the sugar skull candle! And I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. reading Never Have I Ever. Hope my book club enjoyed it as much as I did. 2mo
Kimzey And best wishes to the happy couple! 🎉 2mo
Judybskt We just got home tonight and I‘m getting ready to finish the book in the bathtub!! We had a fabulous wedding weekend! 2mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Loving this fun #allhallowsreadswap box from my mystery sender! She didn‘t sign the card 😉 thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing! I can‘t wait to curl up with some hot cocoa, it arrived during our cold snap here in SC and it‘s appreciated!

Shadowfat That's from me @BarkingMadRun ! I'm glad you like it! 3mo
BarkingMadRun @Shadowfat thank you so much!!‘ 3mo
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tracey38
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This was a wild thriller that had me on the edge, not knowing what was going to happen next. Lots of twists. The ending was nuts!

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So this was a different kind of drama/thriller than I‘m used to and I mean that in a good way. It had an interesting premise and I was definitely invested in the characters. Was it my favorite? No but it kept my attention and was an easy read.

#catsoflitsy

rjsthumbelina I love some of her older stuff. I have been meaning to try 1 of her thrillers, but I'm not sure how well I think her writing style will transfer to that genre 3mo
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MelKelsey
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Book 116

I listened to Never Have I Ever, a blackmail mystery story. There is nothing notable about the writing, but it was compulsively readable! I lost sleep to keep reading. 4.5 ⭐s

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DarkMina
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139 of 2021. Day 1 book 1 of #SuperSeptember. I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful and I couldn‘t put it down. The author did a great job narrating the audiobook.

#readathon

EadieB @DarkMina This book looks interesting. I'll have to check it out! Good day 1 of readathon! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! 📚📚 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Disturbia, which I chose to interpret as a disturbance in suburbia, but again, there's no wrong way to participate!

I don't have a physical copy of this book, but I own the audio and it's fantastic. An average night at book club takes a turn when the new neighbor shows up, pours even more wine, and suggests a game of Never Have I Ever. Things quickly enter into Disturbia territory!

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GypsyKat
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Meant to post this days ago. I really enjoyed this one, I have listened to the audio book, and half read the hardcover. First, J.J. does an incredible job as a narrator for the audiobook, so I highly recommend listening to it! I‘v seen other reviews saying there was too much going on in this, but I really enjoyed it and especially towards the end I could not put it down! Plus, I thoroughly enjoy her writing style. She has such a way with words.

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Gadolby
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Noooooot my cup of tea. The style tries too hard, the protagonist is hate-worthy, lots of weird delusional ideas about right and wrong and hangups about sex. Oh and let‘s throw in a casually-handled eating disorder for good measure 🙄

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bthegood
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I finished it so I could count it as part of my books for #BFC21 goals - then realized I had met May goals and it won't count for June!! Found this book to be too many plot twists - too unbelievable - too everything.

#20in4 @Andrew65 have 7 hours in - probably just a few more today and very few tomorrow (holiday weekend, good weather, vaccinated and able to visit with people - it's a combination that screams social get togethers over reading)

Andrew65 A good total, enjoy your visiting. 😊 8mo
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lynneamch
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Help Debbie celebrate 100K with her #GrilloGiveaway! @DebbieGrillo . This Joshilyn Jackson is a treat, too!

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bthegood
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Twainy
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🎧 I was on the edge of my seat, there‘s a significant battle of wits.

A few trigger warnings. It‘s an adult thriller.

I was satisfied with the ending.

I had 1 issue. A choice the MC made early on. It bothered me the entire book.

Awesome Antagonist! I wanted to throttle her!

MC felt a little vanilla, not really what she hyped herself to be based on her past.

If you enjoy a fun psychological cat & mouse game 👍🏼

I enjoyed it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

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Wow, this was an excellent audiobook! The author also narrates and she is phenomenal…I kind of want her to narrate all of my audiobooks from now on. While I don‘t necessarily think the main character needed to placate the blackmailer as much as she did (her secrets seemed like the sort of thing that could be dealt with) I am glad she did as it brought about the many shocking twists and turns (some good some 🥺). Recommend! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Kaylamburson
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Big Little Lies meets The Last Mrs. Parrish in this domestic thriller. The dialogue was snappy and intoxicating, and I enjoyed the banter between Amy and Roux.

My biggest complaint is that the blackmail stakes didn't feel that high. I think Amy's relationships wouldn't have had an issue embracing her if she was honest. And she could have easily figured all of it out with a lawyer. But it's a page-turner!
3.75 stars
#bookspin
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! (edited) 13mo
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Kaylamburson
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An evening bath! It was lovely until I realized my drain stopper didn't work. But I was too engrossed in the book to realize I was sitting in an empty tub lol

Bookishgal71 Looks like a cool tub though! 13mo
Kaylamburson I had a bath bomb that turned the water pink! @Bookishgal71 13mo
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Kaylamburson
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About to dive into my first read of 2021! I've been wanting to read this for a while now, and I have a goal of focusing on books I already own this year.

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Such a good book, really enjoyed it. A very clever thriller.
Enjoying a weekend away in the Lake District aswell before Christmas 🥰
#MountTBR (book 42)

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inthegreensandblues
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A satisfying game of cat and mouse with a twist near the end I didn't see coming!

Thankful for #lmpbc for putting books in my hand that weren't on my radar. 😄 I'll get this sent on shortly @mngraham @TorieStorieS @ameliashley

mcipher Right?!? That twist totally got me!! 14mo
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Gizmo86
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OMFG! This book is amazing. I love loved it. So many twists and turns. Great characters and a superb ending. Fantastic book I'm gutted I've finished. Definitely one to read 📖🤓

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LeslieO
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This was fun! These are all from my TBR. Want to play @LeahBergen
#SweetNovember

suvata Good picks 1y
LeslieO @suvata Thanks! And thanks for the prompt. 1y
SilversReviews Good one. Love the photo. 1y
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Gizmo86
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Already on page 26 and I love this book. I love a poignant quote like this, it really makes me think 📖🤔🤓

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Gizmo86
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Happy Halloween.... My pretties (evil laugh) 🎃🦇👻😁🤓

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Gizmo86
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Fab Fridya evening with my great new read 😁📖🤓

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mom2bugnbee
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I'm terrible at guessing twists. But I like it that way, because I'm always shocked! Jackson gets better & better with each book.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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inthegreensandblues
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I was so surprised to receive these today! I had figured the round was a covid casualty, but am glad to still have the chance to share in these. I'll try to finish them both in November and send them on! @ameliashley @mngraham @TorieStorieS

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BeaG
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😊My favorite sub genres is psychological thrillers 😔 I‘ve never read any Tom Clancy books. #SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I have heard that your tagged book is really amazing! I have it on my TBR stack! Thanks for sharing! 1y
BeaG @ozma.of.oz I enjoyed it. I hope you do too. 1y
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Clwojick
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I‘ve seen mixed reviews on this one so I wasn‘t sure what to think, but I ended up really enjoying the audiobook! +16 points for #TeamSlaughter!

#Scarathlon #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #outstandingoctober @Andrew65 #thrilloween #Sbooktober #readlikehellathon #gothtober #gothicreadathon #anunfortunatereadathon #whodunitathon

Andrew65 Will keep an eye out for this one. 1y
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BeaG
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WOWsers! I mean, WOW. The twists and revelations had my mouth on the floor! I really like Joshilyn as a writer. She didn‘t disappoint with the this one. I personally would have preferred not so many issues, but that‘s just me.

NikkiM5 Sounds good, stacked 👍🏾 1y
BeaG @NikkiM5 I enjoyed it. 1y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Hmmmm.... kind of wanted to stab all the females in this one. Maybe I‘m watching too much horror movies.... oh, what am I saying?!! There‘s no such thing as too much horror movies!!!

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#Scarethlon @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Slasher movies til the day I die. 😏 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I laugh at slasher movies and will watch them anytime. I got mad at a book earlier this year because there weren't enough dead teenagers. 1y
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Sleepswithbooks
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1. Game, Secrets, Lies, Manipulations.

2. Coffee... Headaches and 🤬

3. 1967 - I would want to welcome my dad back home and (hug him)from Vietnam. No one else did.

Tag: @runswithscissors007 @Blerdgal_Fenix

#Wonderouswednesday @Eggs @Cupcake12

OutAndAbout Such a sweet idea to welcome your dad home. Thank you for his service. 1y
Eggs # 2 me too! # 3 💔💔. Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🤗 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick What a fantastic use of time travel. 💞 1y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Started this is in the wee hours of the morning... I‘m going to be so tired for my 9:30am women‘s group. #lookslikeagremlin #feellikeagremlin #eatslikeagremlin #teamreadnosleep

#Scarathlon @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I‘m super sure you won‘t look like a gremlin! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Excellent hashtags 🤣🤣 1y
Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick - If it was a Catholic Church, they would be throwing Holy Water on me!! Thank goodness for face masks 😷 #gremlingitup 1y
Clwojick 😷😷😷😷 1y
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Covid has really impacted my ability to handle suspense 🤦🏻‍♀️I have to put everything suspenseful down all the time. This book got put down a lot 🤣 but I had to pick it right back up because I needed Amy Whey to be okay

MicheleinPhilly It‘s funny but suspense has been my go-to during COVID. Whenever I‘m feeling slumpy (which has been a LOT) I reach for a detective series or thriller read. 1y
mcctrish @MicheleinPhilly during the day I‘m better but it means I have minimum 3 books on the go, 1 audio, 1 that I can read before bed and 1 whatever that I read during the day 1y
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It‘s a beautiful day in southern Ontario so I will be reading outside

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mcctrish
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Next up from the library pile

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marleed
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This was a fun mystery to read from beginning to end, and I was pulling for Amy to be a positive protagonist the whole time. ...However, this book is chalk-full of fat-self-shaming which makes me recommend with reservations.

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I loved the final plot twist!

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At first I thought this was going to be a cliche with over-the-top characters & a ridiculous plot, but ended up being surprised. The author was the narrator & she did such a great job of bringing all of the characters to life & giving them a unique voice. Some aspects of the earlier twists are convenient, but it picks up towards the end. You will be drawn into Amy‘s story and root for her. I would read another book by the author.

LiteraryinLawrence Have you read The Almost Sisters? That is by far my favorite book by this author. 💜 2y
MyNamesParadise @LiteraryinLititz no I haven‘t. I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂 2y
AvidReader25 This was a DNF for me. I only made out about 30% in and felt like it was predictable. Sounds like I should finish it! 2y
MyNamesParadise @AvidReader25 that‘s how I felt at first. This was more of a light, “fun” listen for me. I wasn‘t expecting anything too great, but it does take a turn that was unsuspecting. 2y
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This book made me so uncomfortable.
The title is, of course, taken from the name of a popular game designed to manipulate people into sharing secrets. It‘s in the same vein as ‘Truth or Dare‘. They create a sense of camaraderie and confession.
I do not like these games.
A very well told story with twists you just do not see coming.
This is my first Joshilyn Jackson novel but I‘m 💯 confident it won‘t be the last!

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A very good thriller!
Some early twists were so obvious, I wanted to slap the main character.
But the later ones were pretty explosive.
Also I thought it was very well written.

KatieDid927 Yay, glad you liked it too! I agree. 2y
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Lauram
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A so-so thriller. This genre isn‘t one that I normally read. There were lots twists and some spoiler-ish grossness that was unnecessary to the overall story.

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BekaReid
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I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. Interesting storyline, but something felt lacking in the execution.

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What a wild ride. At first I thought I wasn't going to get into it, but there are so many creepy twists and turns, I found myself interested an lost in the story. Roux's character reminds me of a parasite that grabs on, sucking all the air out of you, never relenting for one single moment. She is evil personified.

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Rainy day, hanging out with my tea, audiobook and solitaire game 🤓

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TorieStorieS
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Though some of the action crosses into being a bit over-the-top, Jackson‘s venture into a new genre is a successful one! It‘s a definite #OneSittingRead that I couldn‘t put down! The plot hooks you in from the start and takes some genuinely unexpected turns! It‘s a lot darker than I expected and the villain is especially hateable! #ReadWithMrBook #RecommendedByBookseller

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caitlin.reads.books
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Some of the books I read in March! Never Have I Ever and This One is Mine were my favorites 💙🖤

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Kimzey
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Okay, I‘m going to try something new! Jumping into the April #bookspin. Here are my selections.

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