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Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Wall of Winnipeg and Me | Mariana Zapata
Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked. For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn't even find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's asking for the unthinkable. What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Romance lovers Mariana Zapata has a new book out today!
The book isn‘t in the system. I requested it be added. Does anyone know how long that takes? I thought I saw something that said we can add books to the library ourselves if we are on the desktop version. Is that true?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W6WJG7Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7ietDbPQVPR7J

ulrichyumiodd This is the link I use to add a book: https://www.litsy.com/web/addbook 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @ulrichyumiodd thank you so much!!!! 3mo
ulrichyumiodd You‘re welcome! It has been quite useful for me :) 3mo
Jas16 Ahhh! This is great news. Thank you 3mo
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Nessavamusic
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End of day 2 for #24B4Monday. Mainly listening to tagged #audiobook which is a comfort reread. Pretty great time today!
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Fantastic time 🙌🙌🙌 5mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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I absolutely love this author. I‘m currently addicted to #slowburn romances and Mariana Zapata is the queen. I read this one a few years ago but decided to try out the audio version. Still loved it. Also, if anyone else loves slow burns, Mariana‘s The Slow Burners Facebook group is always giving me great recommendations! #romance #romantsy #junereads

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I_Like_Big_Books
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I‘m doing a little re-reading right now because I‘ve had some trouble getting into my books... Mariana Zapata writes a great romance and it‘s been awhile since I‘ve read this one so it almost feels brand new. ☺️ #junereads #romance #slowburn #marianazapata

Ronda Same! I'm re-reading a full series and I intend to read the spin off... thing is, I'm absolutely loving my journey even though I've been there before 😊💖 5mo
Nute Yes! There are so many books that I wish I could read for the very first time to recapture that feeling of absolute awe. 5mo
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Jeanne_S
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Good

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Angieville
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Oh my goodness. You were all right. I loved it. I‘d been saving this one, just a little bit worried it wouldn‘t live up to the hype. Ugh, I love it when I‘m wrong and the hype is right.

#teamgraves #slowburn #sports #romantsy #marianazapata #contemporary #football #thewallofwinnipeg #marriageofconvenience

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Anitareads
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Definitely Mariana Zapata. I read different genres and don't tend to stick with the same authors (even if I like them), because I'm always reading & searching for new ones. Zapata is my go-to author, I have read all of her books.

LaurenReads Luna and the Lie was soooo freaking good! I love all her books! 10mo
Chelseabillups30 @Anitareads, most definitely Shauna Niequist!!!! All her books and writing make me feel like she understands me on a deeply spiritual level. If there was one author I‘d trust to retell the story of my life,it‘d be her. 10mo
alvingregorio Mr. King 10mo
dragondrool Sue Grafton. Stephen King. Jacqueline Woodson. 10mo
dragondrool And Greg Iles. 10mo
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utmbookblog
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I made it to 20% of the book and I don't get how this book made it to peoples top 10 of the year and in some cases the top book.

From the beginning it is all about Aiden and the few facts we have about whatever her name is they are glossed over.

Winnipeg is an a-hole of the first order and she just ignores the way he treats her? Oh hell to the no!

Don't waste your time.

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CoffeeK8
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My plan for the evening! 💕 #romantsy

LaurenReads I‘m so excited that it finally came out!!! I‘m starting as soon as I finish my current book 11mo
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Anitareads
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Mariana Zapata (I tagged my favorite book by her) or Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (I just love her lyrical style).

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

CoffeeK8 I love this author, I‘m checking out amazon every day for her new one! 11mo
Anitareads @CoffeeK8 I know! Her next book is Luna And The Lie, but it doesn't have a release date yet. 11mo
CoffeeK8 @Anitareads it just says December on goodreads,so like that‘s a lot of dates to cover 11mo
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Anitareads @CoffeeK8 I don't think this is a real date, it will probably be released in 2019. I checked her author page and it doesn't say anything... 11mo
CoffeeK8 @Anitareads i can‘t believe it, but it‘s out today! Just bought it 😁 11mo
Anitareads @CoffeeK8 yay! I just saw it. Will buy it now, I'm so excited!! This just made my day. Happy reading ☺ 11mo
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Purrfectpages
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This is the 2nd book I‘ve read by Zapata. She‘s got a definite formula she follows. In fact, the formula is so predictable, I wish I had taken time in between reading each novel. This one is considered to be her best, but I liked Lukov better. Then again, if I had read them in a different order maybe I would have felt differently. I must say her slow burn style is a bit too slow. I also think she needs to work on cutting out unnecessary details.

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Purrfectpages
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I liked Zapata‘s Lukov a lot, but some people say this is even better. We‘ll see!

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AshleySheaV
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Loved this book.

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BrandyNic12
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Mehso-so

This was so slow for me. I did enjoy the ending, but I was honestly bored with this book

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Bianca
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Zapata excels at slow burn romance in the heroine's first person POV. Good times. #romantsy

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TiffanyLynn
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Happy Valentines Day everyone! Pretty excited about my Bookish Haul today. #TreatYoSelf #SleepingCatCandles #PositiveVibesOnly

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CoffeeK8
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From Lukov isn‘t in the database but it‘s a total pick! Slow burn, enemies-to-lovers, teaming up for pairs figure skating. The heroine is worried about being washed up and the hero is figure skating‘s golden boy! 💖⛸ #romantsy (beautiful mug from @SiriuslyWeasley #muglove)

DGRachel I think I may have to give Mariana Zapata a try. 🤔 (edited) 2y
CoffeeK8 @DGRachel you should. I recommend starting with Wall, Lukov or 2y
LaurenReads I just finished it and it was amazing!!! 2y
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CoffeeK8 @LaurenReads I think this might me my favorite of hers now! 2y
Anitareads I'm currently reading this one and is amazing! This book is my second favorite of hers right after the 2y
CoffeeK8 @Anitareads I agree, I think Wall will always be my favorite but this is now my second for sure! 2y
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Reggie
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I want to say this book is not literary but that would be such a disservice to this wonderful story. A story about two people who come from such disaster childhoods only to make something of themselves but maybe have trouble believing when people show up for them😭😭. Aside from the growing relationship between MC‘s Vanessa and Aiden, there‘s such great friendship between Vanessa and her bff Diana that was so funny and heartbreakingly real. Pick.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm from Winnipeg. I don't know ow this book but I feel I should read it? Does it have anything to do with my city? I'm confused becuase this isn't usually my wheelhouse. ❓ 2y
Reggie @GrilledCheeseSamurai It is totally not in your graphic novel, comic book, fantasy wheelhouse. It has to do with a football athlete who happens to be from Winnipeg. I would say don‘t read it. It‘s a total he took her for granted, so she left as his employee, but now he‘s begging her to comeback because he‘s stressed about his Visa expiring which turns into them getting married and falling love...yada yada yada. 2y
Reggie The word Winnipeg is probably the most Canadian thing about this book. 2y
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Livvy
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I'm flying back to university in Durham in 36 hours and have vowed to eat all the remaining Christmas chocolate before then 😍
So I started 'The Wall of Winnipeg and Me' today; I've heard good things but it has been a little slow so far. The characters are interesting so I'm going to give it a little longer 😊
#romance #cozy #Cadbury #chocolate #NorthernIreland #kindlepaperwhite

RaimeyGallant I'm from Winnipeg! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) @CarlyQuinn @xicanti 2y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Livvy @Smrloomis @DebinHawaii, thank you 😊 I've never used a friendlier app! @RaimeyGallant, I read through your link and it was incredibly helpful, thanks so much x 2y
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TiffanyLynn
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----best first line in a book, ever---

"I was going to murder his ass." -Vanessa from The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata ♥

RaimeyGallant Second time in a week I've seen this book. I'm from Winnipeg. 2y
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy. :) #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
TiffanyLynn Thanks! I'm excited, love Litsy so far♥. I love this book. Im planning a trip to Canada because of this book. Also, this book is amazing. 2y
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LaurenReads
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Met one of my favs and got my book signed!! So glad one of my besties loves romance too! #romantsy #romance

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Velvetsun
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 LOVE LOVE LOVE. It takes an amazing author to take a reader on a journey for hundreds....and hundreds of pages, only to reward them with one of the best payoffs EVER. Loved this 700 page slow burn to the moon and back. 💙

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ABrakes85
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Having a sick day with a poorly lil man ....time to catch up on some just for fun reading. Reading "dear Aaron" same author but isn't listed.

ABrakes85 Devoured it in a day.... only good thing about sick days 😜 2y
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amanda_kozi
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I finished The Wall of Winnipeg and Me last night!
I had mixed feeling feelings. I enjoyed the last 40% far more than the first 60%. It is a bit of a slow go for me at first. I did still like that, just not as much. I loved the end half and that's when I got sucked in and really fell in love with Aiden's character! The end was so good and made md want more!!!

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Yyacob
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Heard so many good things about Mariana Zapata so I decided to start with Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I never regretted it. One of the loveliest books of strangers to friends to lovers. #osrbc #romantsy

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LaurenReads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zapata is the queen of amazing slow burn romance. I think I liked this more than Kulti, and I loved Kulti. Aiden is my new favorite hero. An awesome book! #romantsy

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 2y
JuliaQuinn I really liked this one. I loved it as a reader, and then afterward I remember putting my writer hat on to try to figure out how she made it work. (Sorcery, probably. It really shouldn't work, but it does, and brilliantly.) 2y
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MaidaMalby
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4-4.5 stars A lovely story, an unconventional sports novel. I wish I could give it perfect 5 stars because it made me tear up a bit and smile a lot, but the book is quite long, there were repeated grammatical errors, and too many mentions of how massive Aiden was as if we couldn't tell from the title. Nevertheless, I'll check out Mariana Zapata's other books. I'll just make sure I have plenty of time to read them.

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Malinovka
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Book mail! This is my fifth Mariana Zapata in 10 days. Let the glomming continue 📚😍📚

Velvetsun Reading this now. Soooo good 2y
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blurredaugust
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"Are you..." I couldn't get it out. "Are you saving yourself for marriage?"

LOL

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CocoReads
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And with that I have another book boyfriend. Yes, I spent most of the book frustrated with Aiden's silent, unemotional ways but once I got into it, I spent my time falling in love with him right alongside Vanessa. It was my first book by Zapata but it won't be my last! #LitsyAtoZ

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CocoReads
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So much truth.

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CocoReads
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Had to have fasting blood work this morning so now it my, a book, and the breakfast of champions before I start my workday.

Foxyfictionista That biscuit looks amazing... 3y
CocoReads @Foxyfictionista it tastes amazing! I really only do a McDs breakfast when I get blood work so it's kind of a treat. 3y
Foxyfictionista I moved to the UK over a decade ago and they don't have biscuits like that over here. I miss the wonderful buttery goodness. Over here when someone offers you a biscuit, it's a cookie. 🍪 3y
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CocoReads Oh I'd forgotten about the biscuit/cookie lingo! Do they have fluffy biscuits there and what do they call them? 3y
Foxyfictionista No fluffy biscuits, I'm afraid. They serve fries with their KFC. There needs to be a biscuit revolution over here!!! 3y
CocoReads Yes there should be! 3y
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CocoReads
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Early morning chuckles...

britt_brooke 😂 3y
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Dogearedcopy
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The last 500+ page book that I read *not for work* was a romance novel! It was a very slow burn; and told from the female's POV. I did like the "Jane Eyre Element" in play; but the Rochester character wasn't as developed, so the dynamics were all on her side. When he did speak or act, it felt artificial. Ultimately I gave this a "So-So" rating; but I think I'm the outlier amongst "Picks!" #FunFridayPhoto 2 of 2

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CocoReads
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Grabbed the wrong ereader this morning. How many books can I actually read at once?

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Andrea_booknerd_Jones
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💗

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sarahmaclean
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Literally the last romance fan on earth to read this one (the title turned me off for months)...but stayed up til 3am last night finishing it. It's been a long time since I've read a romance with such a slow burn. These two dance around each other for hundreds of pages (it's not a short book), until you're just as desperate for them to get together as they are. I do wish it had been dual POV, but that's my problem, not the book's. #romantsy

LaurenReads I'm saving this for 2017 - it's been on my kindle forever! I'm so excited to read it though 3y
Lindsy Do you know of any similar reads? I feel like I've been looking for a 'read-a-like' for this one since I first read it. 3y
sarahmaclean @Lindsy What do you like about it? What's the thing you want to read alike? 3y
Lindsy @sarahmaclean I love the slow burn of course, but I think my favorite thing is that the Van's friendship with Aiden is given about as much attention as the romance. 3y
EloisaJames I absolutely loved the way the heroine flatly turned Aiden down. So satisfying!! 3y
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Livelovebark
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I really had no idea what this book was about, it was a recommendation for romance/chic lit, so I was down. The author could have saved 87 wasted pages with her repetitive description of Aiden's massive size 🙄 and her constant use of the nick name 'big guy' I could stand to never read those 2 words together again. THAT ASIDE, I loved this book, the story, Aiden's ridiculous personality and Vanessa's patience and determination.

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sarahmaclean
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Holiday TBR. The Jen & the Holograms graphic novel, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy, & The Wall of Winnipeg & Me. Never say I do not read around. #romantsy

balletbookworm That Jem comic is excellent! 🌟 3y
Weaponxgirl That's exactly the kind of pile I love 3y
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Livelovebark
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😂😂😂 accurate.

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Livelovebark
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Well damn, if that isn't the truth!

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Pinkmeghan
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This is definitely one of my favorites from 2016. What an opener! It hooked me right away, and I blasted through this book! It definitely makes my hit list for this year! 👍

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"What no one tells you is that the road to accomplishing your goals isn't a straight line; it looks more like a corn maze. You stopped, you went, you backed up, and took a few wrong turns along the way, but the important thing you had to remember was that there was an exit. Somewhere."

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Christy2318
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I loved the characters and the slow burn romance. No insta love. I also liked that there was no love triangle in storyline that would have lent itself to one easily. My only quibble with it is that it could have used better editing. There are several glaring misspellings and typos and it's longer than it needed to be. #romantsy #OSRBC

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AmandaMarie
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Guess I ought to read this month's Contemporary pick... I think I'm about to go through a book reread marathon, I can't really find anything new that I want to read... all these new books I own and nothing is catching my fancy 😩

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Dogearedcopy
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Mehso-so

A contemporary workplace romance featuring a personal assistant (her) to a football player (him,) this is a fairly static & long novel.I see references to this as a "slow burn" romance;but really,nothing actually happens,sexy-times or otherwise, except "sort of" at the end.This is way longer than it needs to be; and the male character just comes across as a massive, dumb jock.Also, copy editing issues e.g. "birth" vs "berth"; "past" vs "passed"...

EloisaJames I hear you on the grammar problems, but I really did love the way the heroine held the line. He has rich, famous, etc. and she left. And then stayed away when he came after her! I found that incredibly satisfying. 3y
Dogearedcopy @EloisaJames I did like the "Jane Eyre Element" in play; but the Rochester character wasn't as developed, so the dynamics were all on her side. When he did speak or act, it felt artificial :-/ 3y
EloisaJames @Dogearedcopy huh. Good point. 3y
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Pinkmeghan
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I've been tempted to read this multiple times so far this year - football romances, specifically ones that are not-so-unsubtly based on JJ Watt are kind of like catnip to me. 😻 Not sure why I waited until I saw it was nominated for a Goodreads award, but I did. It had a few plot problems for me, but if I like the story enough I can usually overlook that and it's definitely the case here.

BooksPieAndCoffee Have you read Tessa Bailey's JJ Watt fan fic!?! It's 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 3y
Pinkmeghan @BooksPieAndCoffee ummmm NO and OMG how did I not KNOW ABOUT THIS?!?!? 3y
BooksPieAndCoffee Yessss! Look for Bailey's Babes group on Facebook! When you get in there tag me! I'm Mandy Reads and I'll show you where to go from there! 😊 3y
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Pinkmeghan @BooksPieAndCoffee I can't find the group! All I get is a group about a dog named Bailey! Ahhhh!!! 3y
BooksPieAndCoffee @Pinkmeghan oh shoot, I forgot she set it to secret a few weeks ago because a few members were put in FB jail! Luckily I just found the story she wrote on her blog! http://www.tessabailey.com/blog It's called the AJ Lott Chronicles! Enjoy! 😘 3y
Pinkmeghan Thanks @BooksPieAndCoffee I just realized who she is! I read the first Made in Jersey book a few months ago and really liked it! I'll have to pick up the rest of the series!! 3y
BooksPieAndCoffee @Pinkmeghan you're welcome! She's one of my faves! I've been reading her since she published her first book years ago. Love everything that she writes! 3y
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Deebee
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I love a good slow burn romance and this was that and then some. A really excellent read - maybe 100 pages too long and a bit repetitious at times with a couple of things but that was my only complaint. Totally engrossing workplace romance that was hard to put down. #romansty

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Tasha1986
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I fell in love with this slow burn book. The plot and the emotion is awesome.

DebbieGrillo It's been a year since you joined and no one has welcomed you???? Welcome! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Tasha1986 Thank you. It‘s been awhile since I‘ve been here. I‘m hoping I‘ll be here more. 😊 2y
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jenwrens22
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One half slow burn love story featuring a marriage of convenience and one half incredible descriptions of hero's body and musculature. Loved it!

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