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Spoiler Alert | Olivia Dade
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MadelineMcCrae
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Bailedbailed

I was really disappointed with this one. It‘s basically a fanfiction about a Game of Thrones actor. The romance started right away and I got super bored. I just prefer slow burn. There was more 🌶 than I was expecting and those scenes were more awkward and abundant than anything. Once I realized I didn‘t care how it ended, I decided to move on. Other people seem to enjoy this one, it‘s just not my cup of tea.

BookLove4Ever @MadelineMcCrae I keep hearing mixed views on this one. 4w
MadelineMcCrae @BookLove4Ever it‘s definitely great with body positivity and representing fandom but I think the actual romance is a hit or miss for people 4w
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Fammybooks
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I loved this book. I never read any of Olivia Dade‘s books before and I was utterly surprised. I have to admit it‘s refreshing to read about a chubby character falling in love with a famous person. I also love how the author deals with the issues the main characters have. An easy five stars for me.

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Fammybooks
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I pick this up based on cover alone. So far I‘m enjoying this.

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CaramelLunacy
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I really enjoyed this fan/TV star plus pre-existing connection through fanfiction. Neither of our protagonists are a cookie cutter romance hero/ine and I loved the emphasis on them dealing with that through fanfic and then having to learn to translate to their actual lives (with corresponding angst).
I particularly loved seeing the ridiculous movie scripts and fanfic tags as part of the story - just felt right at home. Plus Steamy!

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underground_bks
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Pickpick

Through an act of Twitter, fanfiction writing geologist April suddenly finds herself dating the star of her favorite show—Marcus, who secretly writes fanfiction, too. This was such a fun, steamy, body positive, sex positive, heartwarming romance. My favorite parts were seeing April and Marcus love each other into being able to set boundaries with their respective toxic parents who don‘t see them as measuring up by each family‘s standards.

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BayouGirl85
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I liked the aspect that the two main characters meet online and developed admiration through each other's writing. Some bits were a bit long-winded. There was something that held me back from giving it a higher rating (gave it ⭐⭐⭐ but at this moment I can't put my finger on it.

January Book 2/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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julesG
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Mehso-so

Well, this was cute, but...

Marcus's secrecy felt constructed from the start, since it was clearly meant to lead to the pivotal conflict in the story.

Also, listening to all the DMs, Twitter messages, forum replies was no fun. They should have some sort of TW for that at the beginning of an audiobook.

#DashingDecember @Andrew65
#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 8mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 📖📚📕 8mo
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julesG
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#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

#DashingDecember @Andrew65

Calm and cozy third Sunday in advent planned. Lit the candles and the upstairs neighbour started drilling. 🙄🙄🙄

Noise cancelling headphones FTW. May the other neighbours go complaining.

Andrew65 That doesn‘t sound very peaceful! 8mo
julesG @Andrew65 Upstairs neighbour either has a beer break, or has finished. Or the elderly lady downstairs (called lovingly the General) complained. 8mo
TheSpineView Poor thing! At least they are done. 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My neighbor had a fire going in their fire pit and the flames were coming through my blinds and I thought their house was on fire 🔥 😱 I woke up in a panic! 8mo
julesG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The panic! Guess you didn't need coffee. 8mo
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julesG
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Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 8mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 8mo
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slategreyskies
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I finished this today. It‘s a very sex positive book. Body positivity is important in it, and the main character learns to love herself as she is, even though she‘s overweight. She also learns to stand up for herself and not allow others into her life who don‘t respect her because of her weight. This is an open door and very spicy romance. I admit that I skimmed some of the sex scenes, but this book was really enjoyable!! #romantsy #adventathon

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slategreyskies
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I‘m loving this book so far. I‘ve been curled up on the couch with a mug of tea and this book, and it‘s been the most relaxing afternoon. #adventathon #readathon

ozma.of.oz What a sweet looking cover! 9mo
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slategreyskies
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Ah, I like this dedication. Now to start the book…

AkashaVampie Awwww!!!!! 9mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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Finished my #bookspin pick for November. I really enjoy stories about fanfiction and of course happily ever afters. This was funny, relatable, dramatic, and so good. One of the best rom-coms I've read.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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Spoiler Alert is my #bookspin and This Love Hurts is my #doublespin. I'm so happy to be participating this month! I hope I can finish Spoiler Alert, I'm having a hard time getting into it. I think I have a #bookhangover

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Kdgordon88
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Ryan! I love, love, love everything about your gifts! I loved that each had a note and I can‘t wait to read the books. I am super duper in love with my book sleeve, hugger and my most favorite of all time tote bag. The book and cat fabric is the best! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!

Thank you @Avanders for hosting! Happy Fall! 🍁

LibrarianRyan I forgot today was open day. Yeah!!!! I'm glad you like it all.

Sorry for the napkin wrapping. Lots of swaps will be getting similar later this month.,
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Kdgordon88 I thought the napkin wrapping was ingenious! And I may steal the idea. 😊 11mo
Avanders Awesome!! 😍😍🍂🍁🧡 11mo
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bookandbedandtea
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As someone who: occasionally gets obsessed with Fandom; does not fit society's definition of appropriate weight; and wishes I had learned to love myself (and demand respect for myself) as a young woman I loved this. I liked both April and Marcus and I was pulling for them, individually and together. I'll read more by this author.

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xicanti
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Return six books; borrow sixteen. (Well, fifteen and a movie.) That‘s how this library thing works, right?

humouress Yup. Got it in one 12mo
xicanti @humouress I knew it! 12mo
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emmaturi
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Pickpick

This was a fun romantic comedy, it is set in the world of fanfiction. April is a fan of the hit TV show Gods of the Gates and ends up going out on a date with her celebrity crush Marcus. It is also a bit steamy as well.

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emmaturi
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One of my #currentreads and enjoying the sunshine too!

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KimmyM
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Mehso-so

3⭐ I really liked this at first, but as it went on I began to lose interest, and it was a bit of a struggle for me to finish. I liked it, generally, but while the fandom aspect was so interesting to me, I didn‘t care for the fanfic excerpts and found them distracting and confusing.
The romance was cute and I liked the chemistry between Marcus and April, but I guess I just wasn‘t feeling all that invested in this one by the end.

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booklover3258
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Bailedbailed

My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/omjyNLhI_G0

Enjoy!

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Auntynanny
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I read this to fulfill Bookriot's Read Harder challenge task: Read a fat-positive romance. It was quite good, but maybe not the best book to listen to on audio, as I ended up listening to sex scenes while I was grocery shopping 😅

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SeaToSkyes
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My update for week two of #LittenListen ! I had 62 points this week, not counting the emoji game. Waiting to hear my results from that! Spoiler Alert was SO GOOD. I have the second book from the series to read on #NetGalley so I can't wait!

aperfectmjk I've got you down for 332 points this week. 👍 1y
SeaToSkyes @aperfectmjk thank you!! 1y
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WonderlandMind
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This had such a great concept but the writing fell flat, the chemistry seemed not only unrealistic but also not believable. The story seemed to flow too smoothly for the challenges this couple would have faced.

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effani
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I wouldn't normally put my fanfic consumption on litsy, but since it's a #ReadHarder2021 task I'll mention that I read “The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation,“ by Scifigrl47. It's Iron Man fanfic, and I don't even like Iron Man, but I do like stories that make me feel emotional about robots, and this delivers that in spades. Recommended; check it out at https://archiveofourown.org/works/401961.

effani For lack of a better option, tagging a book about fanfic! 1y
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khooliha
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I'm not saying a pre-requisite for a good book is my ability to read it in 2 days, but after bailing on 2 slogs it doesn't fucking hurt! Liked this book a lot, liked April and Marcus, liked the deft interweaving of the various text threads, chat logs, and fanatic. If there's not pegging in the next book then I have been sold a bill of goods.

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khooliha
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Lotta bad parents in this book! I would offer to fight these parents if these characters were my friends!

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khooliha
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Don't care if my bounce back book is obvious! I wanna have some fun!

AkashaVampie I really need to read this. 1y
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Larkken
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A sweet fat positive (#readerharder2021) romance where an apparently vapid but pretty actor on a GoT-ish fantasy tv show somehow gets involved with the fanfic scene and then starts to date one of his fellow fanfic writers. She doesn‘t know she knew him as a fanfic writer... and thus shenanigans. I enjoyed the way this book dealt with fanfic, and the GoT snark, but found the plot and the general misery of the characters to be overly manufactured.

Larkken also #popsugar2021 discusses body positivity 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Bailedbailed

I signed up for a cute, fluffy fannish romance, not a dragged-out situation with one character keeping important information from the other.

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keys_on_fire
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I have my book/film/tv show obsessions that I am sometimes embarrassed to admit, so this book was so satisfying to that piece of me. I am also a curvy woman who has struggled through two serious relationships where I didn‘t feel loved because of my weight. So much that I identified with here. BUT, I docked a full star because of, IMO, unnecessary use of the F word.
#deweys24HourReadathon
#booklyreadathon

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effani
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This book is a love letter to fandom. The best parts was the synopses of and excerpts from the bad movies that Marcus had been in before. It's a bit heavy on the wish fulfillment for my taste, and I never love books where the whole plot hinges on the characters keeping secrets from each other, but it was still a lot of fun.

#ReadHarder2021: a fat-positive romance.

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brandierickson
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It‘s not often I finish a book in one sitting these days but I loved this!! Sweet and sexy and made fun of Game of Thrones — what else do you need?

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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

It was ok. I like the body positivity in it but it didn‘t really connect to well with me for some reason.

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effani
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I'm 25% of the way into this book and have two comments so far:

1. Maybe I should have reread the Aeneid first?
2. I wasn't planning on doing the fanfic category for #ReadHarder 2021 yet, but I might have to take a detour.

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Megnogged
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One of the best contemporary romances I‘ve ever read. Body positivity, dyslexia, fandoms, science, incredible journeys with self realization and being utterly comfortable in one‘s own skin, friendship, romance, literal laugh out loud moments, and steamy sex scenes, all seamlessly woven together into a lovely and fun story I had a hard time putting down. I loved almost every character, even the secondary ones...they all just felt so real. 🤗😍

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BookishGirl06
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So far I feel kinda eh towards this , but I think I‘ll end up finishing it.

BookInMyHands Really?! I think it was my favorite romance I read last year. To each their own! 1y
ShelleyBooksie I was eh as well. Dnf'd for now. 1y
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AFrostCauseReads
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Mehso-so

I don‘t normally read romance, but a body positive one with fantasy TV show fanfiction writing, cosplaying, and a convention?? Yeah okay, I‘ll try it.

I found this to be very... dramatic. All the nerdy stuff was great, definitely GoT vibes with all the last season flop commentary, but the love drama felt artificial. I get the story has to keep the reader invested in the couple, so maybe this was normal and romance fiction just isn‘t for me?

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CorLie
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This was lovely and the short passages between chapters were hilarious.
Perfect nice easy read.
#ReadHarder #ReadHarder2021 - a fat-positive romance

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BookishGirl06
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Just started this and interesting so far

ShelleyBooksie Trying to get i to this one and I cannot seem to. 1y
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Lauren_reading
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This book was like a fine wine - it got better with each chapter and by the end I wanted more and more!

It started off slow for me, maybe because I have no knowledge of the fanfic community and I don‘t like big secrets (it stresses me out)But I grew to love Marcus and April.I quickly fell in love with the fanfic in the book and how April and Marcus tried to communicate, but still made mistakes.Then they learned from them and it made me so happy.

Liatrek Great review🙂 I loved this book ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💛💛 1y
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Liatrek
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this book gave me all the feels🥰 April a lovely plus size geologist and Marcus a handsome movie star with dyslexia are both beautifully written characters with amazing chemistry. I loved the not so subtle digs at the fictional TV show obviously modeled after Game of Thrones finale season disaster. This book was sweet, fun and full of heart. I can‘t wait to read the next book in the series.

ScientistSam I 💖 this one! 1y
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ThePageantHam
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Current Reads 📚
I'm always reading at least a few books simultaneously, but these days I'm really pushing it. I'll finish some of these this month. Which ones is anyone's guess. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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sb3626
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Nice, easy read for a Sunday morning!

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ScientistSam
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I heard a lot of good things about this book, and they're all true. We have an adorable meet-cute, two characters who seem really human (and adult) even if the situation is a delightfully fictitious one, and a great nerdy world focused on a tv show adaptation of a book, with it's accompanying fanfic. The characters deal with real-life issues and even if the primary issue in the book revolves around not communicating, for the most part, they talk👇

ScientistSam It may take a while for them to trust each other enough to communicate about the underlying causes of their fights, but the get there. And they like each other for who they are, not who they can change each other into. (I may or may not finish the #readharder2021 challenge, but this satisfies the fat-positive romance challenge.) 1y
iread2much This sounds like such a fun read! 1y
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IndoorDame
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Mehso-so

A quick easy read with really likable characters, that brought up a lot of questions but didn‘t go deep. I liked that the plot involved fanfic, and that (from what I know) did justice to that community, but I didn‘t feel the “actual” fanfic excerpts added anything to the story or the reading experience.

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Sharanya
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Ok so I definitely think romances with neurodiverse protagonists are my new fave 😍😍. Loved the chemistry between shy, sweet Marcus & smart, funny April. This book was basically an ode to fanfic writers & the work they put into building a community, which was heartwarming. I also cackled at the increasingly pointed shade thrown at Men Who Cannot Write Women. A sweet, charming, funny romance. ★★★★☆.

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AutumnRLS
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Finally finished the second book in the Daevabad Trilogy. It was excellent, but now I'm going to take a break before finishing that one out. Next up, Spoiler Alert, which I've been looking forward to since I first heard about it months ago.

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SW-T
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Cosplay, fandom, fanfic, dyslexia, body positivity, and of course, romance. April and Marcus were a good match for each other. Enjoyable read and liked the format.

Look forward to Alex and Lauren‘s story in the next book.

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