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The Happy Ever After Playlist
The Happy Ever After Playlist | Abby Jimenez
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From the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone comes an adorable and fresh romantic comedy about one trouble-making dog who brings together two perfect strangers.
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Kar2b
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This was a cute romance… Over the top in a few places, but not enough to ruin the fun of it. It was a fast, enjoyable read!

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JoyBlue
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If you‘re willing to completely suspend your disbelief in a whirlwind love story with a meet-cute orchestrated by a dog, this book (along with others in the series) is a good candidate. I‘m not sorry. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-happy-ever-after-playlist-the-fr...

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Nalbuque
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The light rom com that will give you a nice break from the world 💖

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WJCintron
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#thehappyeverafterplaylist #abbyjimenez #read #newauthor #tbr
Added these two to my TBR! She‘s a new author to me.

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wanderinglynn
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“This is just a season, and there‘s beauty in all seasons even if you‘re looking forward to the next one.”

For anyone who needs this today. 💜

#thinkpositivebepositive thanks for the tags ladies 😘

Eggs 💙💚💙 6mo
TheSpineView Lovely quote! Thanks for the tag! 😘 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗🌞💛 6mo
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wanderinglynn
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“You can‘t control the bad things that happen to you.
All you can do is decide how much of you you‘re going to let them take.”

Ramshaaaaaa Love this ♥️ 7mo
TheSpineView So true! Love!💕💕💕 7mo
aa_guer2021 Absolutely. A lovely reminder 7mo
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TheLucindaLife

Didn‘t like as much as the first book in the series but still a good read. Loved the characters again the second time around and it was nice seeing Sloan have some closure after the end of the first book.

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monalyisha
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I liked this but it didn‘t make me want to immediately shove it into my friends‘ hands while insisting that they read it.

I liked Sloan & Jason. I liked that she had her art, & blogging, & an entire backstory of grief to address head-on before moving forward. I liked that he had his music & his outdoorsy family (which also becomes hers). I liked Sloan‘s friends, & that the “villain” of the piece is (eventually) given complexity. But...👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: I think the 1st half of the book is MUCH stronger than the 2nd. Call me naive but Jason‘s battle with his record company seemed EXTREMELY dramatic & contrived (see spoiler-y comment), & everything tied up a bit too neatly & traditionally for me. Also, I know pretty people deserve love, too (😅) but everyone is very conventionally attractive & the telling sometimes harped on it too much (my ass definitely doesn‘t look as good in a red thong). (edited) 8mo
monalyisha Were we really expected to believe that Jason‘s record company would have broken Sloan‘s hand?! Are they The Mob??? (edited) 8mo
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emmaturi
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The second book in this series, which is about Sloan. I won't say anymore as it will spoil the first book. Anyway I really enjoyed it. It was funny and a bit steamy. I liked all the characters and easy to read. #books

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monalyisha
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Gotta get my Litsy‘ing in today! Screen-Free Week starts tomorrow. 😱

https://www.screenfree.org/sfw-2021-announce/

It‘s a yearly event put on by Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood but my library‘s encouraging our whole community to “come as you are” (cue the Nirvana) and “celebrate however you can.”

Scochrane26 But what if the book you want to read is an ebook? I will be cross stitching a lot this week, which will cut down on phone time but will increase TV time. (edited) 9mo
monalyisha @Scochrane26 You can set whatever intentions you‘d like. My goal is to abandon social media for the week. Mindlessly scrolling takes up too much of my time, makes me distracted, & takes time away from the people who are actually in front of me. But I‘m still allowing myself to check-in with my group chat twice a day. 😉 My Book Club/college friends are chatty & I don‘t want to miss too much. I don‘t consider that one of my unhealthy habits. (edited) 9mo
monalyisha @Scochrane26 Basically it‘s about being more mindful & intentional about my usage. For me, especially this past year, it‘s become a little ridiculous. 9mo
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Scochrane26 @monalyisha Yes, all the time alone has prob increased my scrolling, too. The cross stitching is a good way to catch up on shows I‘ve been wanting to watch while still doing a mindful activity. 9mo
jimfields3 This is a great idea, @monalyisha and I appreciate you sharing it as well as your ideas on how to live it. Completely screen-free seems near impossible, but I can be intentional, too. Thank you! 9mo
monalyisha Hi, @jimfields3! You‘re welcome! Hope your week went well! 8mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Okay, I love Tucker, the dog! I believe most of you all know I‘m obsessed with dogs and obsessed with my dog Riot. Anyway, I love how Tucker gets Sloan and Jason together. I loved the romance in this book. It did drive me a bit nuts with them being together or not being together. Overall, this was a cute, fun read and I cannot wait to read the next book.
#litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile

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Emmybird01
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5/5 for the second in this contemporary romance series. I loved the first book in this series and was so glad to read Sloan‘s story. This book was so good! Jason was such a great character. I loved Tucker too! I definitely recommend this contemporary romance!

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Julsmarshall
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First February #BookspinBingo book read! I love her novels, she manages to create unique and heartwarming stories while touching on deep issues like grief, separation, ambition and love. Great on #audio too! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m glad I gave this author another chance after not really liking The Friend Zone; I thought this one was much better! Her romance books also tackle serious issues, which I like. This book also makes me want to visit Minnesota! I was hooked to the audiobook for most of last night while finishing up some chores.

#booked2021 #hear/here 🎧 📖

Cinfhen Someone else recently reviewed this book and liked it...was it @Marni ??? 12mo
Marni @Cinfhen that was me! It was definitely better than the Friend Zone, and I appreciated how the author walked through grief with the main character 12mo
Cinfhen Interesting that both you and @Marni enjoyed this one but didn‘t care for 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I learned after I read The Friend Zone that she actually wrote this book first. FZ was written more as a prequel, but then was published first. I can also tell that she spent more time on this book, I think it took her a few years to write. 12mo
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slategreyskies
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Well, I guess I was closer to the end of this than I thought. Just finished it. This was definitely more of a romantic drama than a comedy. I think it took too long to work through the drama, but I loved the ending. Recommended if you don‘t mind a good cry with your romance! I‘m giving it a so-so because I was expecting something lighter and fluffier, and it was heavy in places.

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slategreyskies
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Currently reading this for the #JoyousJanuary readathon. I‘m also working my way through a poetry book, and I think I‘m on track to meet my goals before the readathon is over tomorrow night. Having fun!! :)

#readathon

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Looks good. 12mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Starting book 2 tonight. Loved the first one.

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CocoReads
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I totally could have finished this last night, but the ugly cry was getting to me so I very patiently waited until after work to finish the last 2 chapters. So glad I did and between The Friend Zone snd this one, Jimenez is going on my auto buy list. Thanks for the suggestion for #NewYearWhoDis @BayouGirl85 ! @monalyisha #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 #Slumpathon @Hestapleton

CocoReads Also meets prompt #6 (authors first name starts with a, b, or c) for #winter in #Booked2021 @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 12mo
4thhouseontheleft I have this coming up next as an 🎧 📖! 12mo
CocoReads @4thhouseontheleft I bet it‘s great as an audio. 12mo
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BayouGirl85 It is a great audiobook. I am so happy you enjoyed it. I met Abby Jimenez at the Louisiana Book Festival two years ago. She is awesome. 12mo
CocoReads I remember her from Cupcake Wars on the Food Network! 12mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏👏 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Good to know, I have this from audible. 🙂 12mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl it was so good. Since next to books, music is my other love. And I found the playlist on Spotify so was an added bonus. 12mo
Cinfhen This sounds good!{ thanks for sharing ♥️ 12mo
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nitalibrarian
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I spotted this on Twitter. A great price for a great romance.

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CocoReads
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Time to get this #slumpatjon going. I‘m really enjoying this pick from @BayouGirl85 for #NewYearWhoDis

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MeganMarieWrites
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A beautiful follow up to “The Friend Zone”. Full of humor and heartbreak. Laugh out loud funny moments and “sobbing into my pillow because it‘s two in the morning and I can‘t put it down” moments. Compelling characters, once again tackling the tough topics - skillfully navigating the ebbs and flows of grief and rebuilding. Five stars. Would recommend.

MeganMarieWrites Just to be clear, it was moments in the book that made me sob...and insomnia that keeps me up till two in the morning 😂😬 13mo
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AileenRR
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I cried a few times. It‘s such a great feeling to fall in love with a story and all the characters, isn‘t it?!? I‘m on a total high 💖💖💖

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Marni
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I absolutely loved this book. The main character had lost her fiancé tragically, and honestly her journey felt relatable even though I‘m divorced and not widowed. I absolutely loved it and couldn‘t put it down. It will go into my rotation of comfort books for sure.
#read2020

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Marni
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The last of my gingerbread. First year making them and have decided this needs to happen annually! Audiobooks are the perfect company.

slategreyskies They‘re beautiful!! ✨ 13mo
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mollyrotondo
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So I want to say that I loved the song prompts at the beginning of each chapter. Loved! It is what kept me going when I started reading this one. But I didn‘t really like the couple. And I felt like the book had no story. It was just the two leads bantering all of the time. They also seemed to have a lot of time on their hands. I got 61% in and the unnecessary drama started and I just couldn‘t take it anymore. This just isn‘t my kind of romance.

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salome.a.roberts
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I liked the first book the best because I liked Kristen better but it was nice also.

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AutumnRLS
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I've given up on books that don't make me happy (at least for now). Life has been too hard lately. Sticking to the light and fluffy until I'm inspired to do otherwise.

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Chelleo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🎧2020.10.17

Cute story. A little drawn out but I was pleased with the ending.

Karkar Hello! Hope you are doing well!!! 1y
Chelleo @Karkar Hey! I‘m good... trying to get back to reading but it‘s been slow going. How have you been? 1y
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mom2bugnbee
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Again, just fun. Nothing earth shattering - cotton candy for my tired brain. ☺

⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
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I love that this picks up with characters from her first book, a la Anna & the French Kiss. Romance is still not my favorite genre, but these are what my fried COVID brain needed at this moment. ☺ #currentread #currentlyreading

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MaggieCarr
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Sigh. I loved this book just as much as the Friend Zone, and especially enjoyed getting updates on Kristin and Josh. The storyline could have been an overdone trope "girl falls for famous musician" but it was so much more than that. Her journey through grief and acceptance, his ambition to succeed while helping others, the story of them coming together thanks to Tucker, the dog, and just, sigh, all of it.

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Chelsey_5
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Wow! I had really liked The Friend‘s Zone, but this one I absolutely love!! Jason and Sloan are adorable! I laughed so much and rooted for them throughout the entire story. Abby definitely out did herself with this one!! Sept 12/20 #bookspinbingo #superseptember

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OriginalCyn620
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This was a really cute romance and it did have some depth, and I got sucked into Sloan and Jason‘s story quickly. And I love a book with a cute dog!
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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Another good day! I listened to about an hour and 15 minutes of my audiobook, Red At the Bone. And between my chapter of P&P and my current read, the tagged book, I read 134 pages. 🤗
#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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MallenNC
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I am usually reading more than one book at a time so I don‘t often finish one in a day since I spread my reading time to several books. But here are three I‘ve read in a day since this pandemic started.

#3Books
#BooksIveReadInADay

OriginalCyn620 I want to read all of those! 1y
MyNamesParadise I have the Abbi Waxman book! Just need to get around to it! 1y
MallenNC @MyNamesParadise That‘s always the challenge for me too, getting around to reading all the books. 1y
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Christinak
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Ok I really liked this one. I read this straight through. A cute read.

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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve been itching to make a new Spotify playlist, so I made a mood-boosting one, which I sorely need right now. These are songs that make me smile, sing out loud, and dance!
#selfcarebingo #selfcareisnotselfish

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5exmnrbz3w7qTCjxDKOfp2

ElizaMarie I love this! I don‘t use Spotify but I‘ve heard such great things —- maybe I should try 1y
OriginalCyn620 You should @ElizaMarie! It‘s fun and so easy to make your own playlists! 1y
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Kimberlone
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In roughly chronological order (top left to bottom right), here is my #Back2School playlist. These are songs I remember associated with my school days. Lots of boy bands and pop in elementary/middle school. As I got into high school I was more into indie rock and had a huge love for musicals. I tried to stick just with music that came out in that time period, so there‘s no classic rock, which I also listened to a lot in high school.

Cinfhen RHCP 🌶🖤🙌🏻 1y
Cinfhen I LOVE the Graduation Song ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
BarbaraBB So many good songs! And so many memories 💚 1y
Kimberlone @Cinfhen I saw RHCP in concert nearly a decade ago when they came to Alaska, and they were so great! 1y
Cinfhen I probably saw them on that same tour....but in Philly!!! They are awesome ♥️My daughter saw them at Lallapalooza a few summers ago and they actually performed Under The Bridge, which they NEVER sing in concert 1y
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BayouGirl85
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Oh Abby, Oh Abby! You outdid yourself. I fell head first into Jason and Sloan's story and wow what a story. Two people who know they have something special but struggling to navigate their relationship. It had that sparkle every great romance has.

August Book 5/20 #LitsyLove

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Lauredhel
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Just noticed that the August prompt for #monthlymotifGXO is "Creature Feature" (one way of filling this is with an animal on the cover), and the prompt for #monthlykeywordGXO is "kiss, flower, when, happy, North, right ".

Look what I found in my TBR!

#readingchallenge

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MallenNC
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I picked this off Modern Mrs Darcy‘s summer reading list without knowing it‘s the second book in a series. But I decided to give it a try and finished it in two sittings. This was just the kind of easy reading that I needed after a stressful week! It‘s a page turner with a little depth, but the comfort of knowing how things will turn out. And there‘s a cute dog! And there‘s an actual playlist. One complaint marked as spoiler in comment below.

MallenNC My one major annoyance with this book is it is the kind of romance where the main couple cannot seem to survive without each other in a way that is just not fun to me. Like physically deteriorating! It comes around a bit by the end for at least one of them, but it could‘ve been dialed back A LOT. Also one character makes life decisions for the other without being honest. It‘s a trope but still annoying. (edited) 1y
MsMelissa I‘ve read the first one in this series. I had a bit of an issue with the ending, but overall thought it was an enjoyable read and so will be reading this one. 1y
MallenNC @Book_Fiend_Melissa I read some reviews of the previous book after I started this one and I think I know (& understand) the issue a lot of people had with the ending. I‘m torn on reading it since this book spoils all the plot points in the first one. 1y
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Tanzy13
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From the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone comes an adorable and fresh romantic comedy about one trouble-making dog who brings together two perfect strangers.

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LeenReads
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A girl, a guy, a dog. Throw in a slightly implausible meet cute, and a playlist to set the mood for each chapter? Count me in!

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suvata
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• ModernMrsDarcy.com 2020 Summer Reading Guide

Sloan is still grieving her husband‘s tragic death two years earlier. Tucker is very exuberant dog who jumps (crashes) into Sloan‘s car. She sets out on an exhaustive search for the dog‘s owner only to find it‘s a rising rockstar. In typical rom-com fashion they fall madly in love. 😍 Cute but not my favorite genre.

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hes7
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#JubilantJuly

-My Calamity Jane 3.5⭐️
-Don‘t Overthink It 4⭐️
-Reading People (#mmdsummerreading) 4⭐️
-The Happy Ever After Playlist 4⭐️

Andrew65 👏👏👏🙌 2y
JoyBlue I'm not a romance fan, but I liked Jimenez' The Friend Zone. So, I'll give this one a try once the library hold list peters out (I'm not going to let it hog a precious Overdrive hold spot—I can wait 6 or more months). Thanks for all the recommendations! 2y
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Cathy_J
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This was another great romance read. I really enjoyed The Friend Zone so my expectations were perhaps a bit high 😁 Both books had great dog characters 😊 ⭐⭐⭐

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AlizaApp
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So I did not realize this was the second in the series, but it did not feel like I was missing anything. The meet-cute was indeed very cute. But the relationship seemed to escalate very quickly and the characters felt a little underdeveloped. I enjoyed it, a fun read! But not my fave romance of the year.