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Eight Perfect Hours
Eight Perfect Hours: A Novel | Lia Louis
I read Eight Perfect Hours in one sitting, in four perfect hours, because I couldnt bear to put it down without knowing the ending. Lia Louis has become a must-buy author for me. Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking theyll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans. From the acclaimed author of the swoon-worthyrom-com (The Washington Post) Dear Emmie Blue. On a snowy evening in March, thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive theyll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence. With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louiss bold, standout voice (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.
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KadaGul
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I very much enjoyed reading 📖 Eight Perfect Hours. There was some British 🇬🇧 Slang either I had to re-read or look up, which made this reading 📖 more enjoyable. The author ✍️ did a great job with bringing everything together. I will definitely 💯 read something by #LiaLouis again. Thank you 🙏 @Read4life for being my match for #AULDLANGSPINE. I am looking 👀 forward to March's read.

Read4life I‘m so happy you liked it! I‘m glad @monalyisha matched us for #AuldLangSpine 🤓 3w
KadaGul @Read4life When you were reading 📖 it , did you anticipate that ending? I didnt. 💯 Agree on being Matched, Readers Made on SpreadSheet 🤣🤣 3w
monalyisha Ha! So happy the month worked out so well for you both! 💕 3w
Read4life @kadagul The ending was a surprise and I loved that it was different from what I was thinking! 3w
KadaGul @Read4life So, it wasn't just me who was surprised 😲. I loved 🥰 the way the author ✍️ ended the novel. 3w
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Gissy
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Pickpick

Wow, this was a late late reading for #LittensLoveRomance (book was assigned in November 2023😳) @Staycurious That will happen a lot with me. I buy the books, but I‘m a slow reader🤷🏽‍♀️I read the book discussion post

This book for me was okay. If you like hallmark style of second chance romances, you might like or enjoy this one. A lot of coincidences, too much, the romance was Immature but cute. Slow pace reading. I liked⬇️

Gissy (Cont.)...Liked Noelle‘s introspection, her self talking to analyze her emotions. She was insecure, trying to heal her friend‘s death, and dealing with some family drama, justify or not but almost a co-dependent relationship which turns it dysfunctional for the presence of guilt if you don‘t respond. There are other situations also happening to Sam. They were experiences hard to heal more when they occurred in those ages.⬇️ 1mo
Gissy (Cont.) In addition, there are some ex‘s that were manipulators🙄but when there is guilt, insecurity...you will feel attach to those relations. They could take time to make those closures. So well that both resolved it...not a spoiler, this is an almost hallmark story...happy end occurred to everyone😂 3/3.4⭐️ 1mo
Gissy January 2024 #BookSpinBingo #13 book related to past season & buddy read @TheAromaOfBooks
#ISpyBingo January (circles) well those snow balls in the photo look like circles 😜
#JumpStart2024 @Lizpixie
#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader @Andrew64 @Ghabi4Roses
#JoyousJanuary #Readathon book 2 in this activity @Andrew65
#GoodReads52BooksAroundTheYear prompt #32 (number on the cover)
WickedWords @AsYouWish
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great 1mo
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KadaGul
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For February, I'll be reading Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis. I enjoyed the last book 📖 from @Read4life list. I am looking forward to this ☝️. #AuldLangSpine #AuldLangSpine2024

Read4life Nice! I‘m currently reading 2 Jenny Colgan books and hoping to finish them before the end of the month. 1mo
KadaGul @Read4life I Love ❤️ Jenny Colgan. She paints 🎨 a detail picture of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 cities 1mo
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LiseWorks
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#12DaysofChristmas @Andrew65 I loved this book it was cute for the #buddyread with #LittensLoveRomance

Andrew65 Looks perfect! 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

I really loved this holiday romance. Two strangers stranded on a highway in a snowstorm spend eight perfect hours together, never thinking they'll see one another again. But fate keeps throwing them together. It reminded me of the feelings I had while reading Ghosted, which I loved.
#WinterGames #GangstaWrappers
@Clwojick @StayCurious @bookwormjillk
#WGWordSearch 1440 pts

bthegood ❄️🎁 2mo
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readwithcori
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Pickpick

The cutest smut free romance ♥️ I had no idea how the author was going to bring it together in the end but she did and it was perfect. Highly recommend! #LitsyLoveReads

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Deblovestoread
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Pickpick

First #SnowedIn finish. A sweet winter romance. And yes, there was a breath released that she had no idea she was holding. 😂 My second was Snow Country. It‘s quite short but I am not enjoying it so it‘s a DNF. Now reading A Season for Second Chances.

Also, watched our team movie yesterday. #SantaBookshELVES. #WinterGames

peanutnine Woohoo! ❄️💕 3mo
Emilymdxn I really want to read this now! 3mo
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peanutnine
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Pickpick

This was cute, even though the characters were frustrating sometimes 😅 I love the concept of the red string of fate and all the little moments they discovered made me happy. It also made me want to watch 'Serendipity' again lol
Soft pick for me, just because I hated watching Noelle get bulldozed so much by her family and ex.
Loved the discussion with the #littensloveromance crew though. Thanks @StayCurious for hosting! ☺️

Andrew65 Love the cover 😍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 📚🤍 3mo
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Catsandbooks
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Pickpick

4/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed this fate-filled romance! Her family and ex annoyed me, but otherwise a cute read!
#littensloveromance

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Loved this buddy read with @staycurious for her #LittensLoveRomance November book. Her memes are always fun, the discussion was engaging and the book was a superb pick.

julieclair I agree with everything you‘ve said! 3mo
StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.37.38: Noelle opens up her flower stall! So great for her! And everyone shows up which means she is not alone, not at all. And she finally gets to see what‘s on the camera - nothing incriminating, nothing to feel sad about - not anymore. Oh and a picture of her future. Her future being Sam. How great is that!? ⬇️

StayCurious I really liked this book and all the twists (some of them imagined by me haha) and turns and serendipitous moments. It really makes you think about life, about loss, and about moving forward. 3mo
StayCurious Thanks to everyone who read and participated this month! I loved the discussions 💜 3mo
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willaful I liked it, didn't love it. Was a little iffy about the message about “patience.“ 3mo
LiseWorks This book made you think. It was sad that they both went through what they did. You just never know how an accident can affect everyone so differently. I loved the discussions too. 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks for hosting @StayCurious ! This was a great discussion group of the book. I enjoyed reading it. 3mo
mcctrish I really enjoyed this buddy read, perfect amount of easy and fun for this crazy busy time in my life, I couldn‘t wait to read my 3 chapters and see your post #hangingbyathread #19schooldaysleft 3mo
BarkingMadRead All the parallels were crazy and so much fun! I‘m so glad she started her flower stall! 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Thank you for hosting this enjoyable buddy read. The interactions were great. I really liked the story and the characters. So glad I was able to join in! 3mo
Read4life Loved reading this with this group! 3mo
Catsandbooks I enjoyed this one, but sorry I missed most of the discussion. I have a hard time keeping up with the daily readings cause I go through reading moods. Where I read half the book and then go days without reading at all 😂 3mo
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LiseWorks
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I finished this as I couldn't help myself getting to the end #LittensRomance #BuddyRead @StayCurious I really enjoyed this book, the memes, and the perspectives of all the participants. I was rooting for the two main characters the whole way. I managed to accomplish my goals for #NovelNovemberReadathon @Andrew65 Another one read for #RushAthon @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES and one spot for #ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩❤️📖📚 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
StayCurious Yay! Glad you liked it 3mo
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Read4life
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I was torn between So-So and Pick for this one. Ultimately the #LittensLoveRomance discussions put it into Pick for me. Thanks for hosting, @StayCurious 💙
#BookSpinBingo #ISpyBingo #LittensLoveRomance #RushAThon

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
StayCurious It was fun to see all the different perspectives of our group 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.34-35-36: Sigh…what a nice Sam and Noelle beginning even though technically their story began years earlier. I think speaking about their loss to each other and sharing in it really started the healing process. And he knows just what she needs - I can‘t see Ed ever urging on her green thumb - but Sam gives her an allotment. So sweet! I had to keep reading and finished last night but I‘ll do final post tomorrow 💜

mcctrish I had to finish too, it was a lovely read 🥰 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I had to finish as well but love that Sam supports Noelle‘s dreams! 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement Fate is quite a trooper huh? Noelle and Sam made Fate work harder than anyone else on the planet I‘m sure lol (edited) 3mo
willaful I'm so glad my fears about where the book was going were unwarranted. 😅 3mo
LiseWorks Lol I too had to finish it. I loved this book. A good choice for this months romance 3mo
KristiAhlers I really enjoyed this one a great deal. 3mo
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mcctrish
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The perfect easy feel good read for this crazy time of year. I‘ve spent the day cleaning and getting the Christmas decorations down from the attic ( gonna have to get that BOO put away unless I can figure out a Charles Dickens theme )

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kspenmoll
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Panpan

What I liked about this book:
~ the concept of a red string, connecting people, and finally finding their way together
~ How the author approached, postpartum depression, and other mental health issues, such as anxiety
~ Noelle‘s completely dysfunctional family

What I did not like:
~ just how immature emotionally Noelle was for her age
~ how she did not seem to really SEE how stuck she was
~ overall frustration with her character& others

kspenmoll I fluctuated between So-So & Pan, but I went with Pan because I would never recommend the book. I did not have time to take part in discussions; maybe that would make me see the novel in a different light. 3mo
mcctrish Sometimes I wonder if the pacing of the buddy reads makes me enjoy the books more because I don‘t stop reading when I want to but when I have to. I was perplexed by Noelle and her ‘stuckness‘ until I read about her hospital stay. Then she made more sense to me - hospitalized depression and functioning depression are 2 different things and she had to make her way through both to come out the other side imo 3mo
kspenmoll @mcctrish What you say is so true about hospitalized depression,and functioning depression. I feel like I read too quickly & superficially trying to catch up with everybody which didn‘t really work. Buddy reads do pace us( which i did not do) & also I always benefit so much from the group discussions, which again I did not join in this time. 3mo
LiseWorks I am doing the buddy read and am enjoying this book a lot. I love the discussion and with the group, with perspectives i may not see. I feel like the characters are stuck because of guilt that they survived and couldn't really get over the trauma. Do t forget they were all so young when the tragedy happened. 3mo
kspenmoll @LiseWorks thanks for your insight. Though I did not participate in the discussions & read quickly, by doing that It sounds like I missed much. Hearing these different perspectives points out what I missed in rushing to catch up. @mcctrish (edited) 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance 31-32-33: Boy oh boy, the hits just keep on coming. Poor Noelle and poor Sam. How will they work through this discovery? At least Noelle‘s family is finally making strides and pushing her forward instead of holding her back. I do feel though that Dilly should have admitted to his part in putting extra strain on her by being such a screw up. ⬇️

StayCurious Still it was good to see her mom really trying. Thanks in large part to Ian. Can‘t wait to read more! 3mo
LiseWorks All I can say is OMG 3mo
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BarkingMadRead This book is killing me! So many surprises! 3mo
julieclair I agree that it was good to see her mom making an effort. Ian seems like such a nice guy, and is obviously a good influence on the mom. 3mo
mcctrish I have been waiting for this shoe to drop, I knew I was wrong about Jenna and Ed but this had to be a connection except I thought they died in the crash together so I couldn‘t figure out Sam‘s connection. How heartbreaking that Lee survived but couldn‘t 💔😢 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement And Frank being sweet to Noelle too. 📦📦📦 3mo
willaful Oh, I think I didn't put together all the pieces here. So Lee survived the crash and then killed himself?

It was really hard to stop reading because it seems like this was a very upsetting revelation to Noelle and things are going to blow up between them and I don't entirely understand why.
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OriginalCyn620
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Mehso-so

This was a reread for me for #LittensLoveRomance. I read it 2 years ago and still stand by my original review - it‘s just okay and the MC is a doormat for most of the book, which makes it hard for me to root for her. But, the ending is hopeful, so that‘s something! It was fun to discuss with the group, though.

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
StayCurious I‘m surprised you re-read a book you thought was just so-so but I‘m glad you joined us! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @StayCurious Well, I wanted to see if maybe I was too harsh the first time around! I loved Dear Emmie Blue by this author so I thought it was a good possibility that I was. And it‘s not a long book, and I thought it would be enjoyable to read with the group. 3mo
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Kshakal
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Mehso-so

I have a love hate relationship with this book… at its core I love the thought of the red string and that two people are connected and will find their way to each other no matter what but I hated how the characters acted sometimes! Overall, not my favorite!

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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.28.29.30: ugh, I was hoping for a big scene with Ed, Noelle and his Girlfriend. Damn. They had to go and be mature haha! Screw Ed for being a jerk and being dishonest - Noelle should have thrown a drink in his face like Charlie suggested. Well at least this will get Noelle to move on. Perhaps with Sam.

BarkingMadRead Ugh why was I so surprised? His mom is a nightmare, Noelle is better off without him 3mo
mcctrish Honestly I thought it was going to be Ed and Jenna with all this subterfuge which would have been insane but totally on brand with the Noelle and Sam connection 3mo
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StayCurious @mcctrish wow that would have been wild! Like he was the person she cheated with? Can you imagine? 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I agree! Ed and his mom are so awful! I hope Noelle realizes maybe Sam is the guy for her. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @mcctrish I never thought of that but it would‘ve been a crazy twist, in a good way! (edited) 3mo
mcctrish @StayCurious @OriginalCyn620 I‘m in my only a limited number of characters in a book era right now 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
LiseWorks I could see Ed's point. He was Ted to make sure about his feelings for Noelle. I think k he could have been more up front, though. Oh, I hated his mom. I think he also didn't really like her if I'm not mistaken by stuff he said at the beginning of the book? 3mo
LiseWorks The word Ted is actually tried. Stupid phone 3mo
willaful @mctrish I had the exact same thought. 😂

I'm actually glad it was a rather peaceful end. It didn't invalidate what they'd had before.
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StayCurious @LiseWorks lol you can edit a post if you need to 😊 3mo
StayCurious @willaful agree. It was realistic. But man, some juicy drama would have been fun! 3mo
LiseWorks @StayCurious funny, but I tried, and all it says it cancel or delete. There is no edit button. 3mo
willaful @LiseWorks I'm using a laptop so it might be different on a phone, but when I hit the little arrow button it brings up an edit screen that you can make the change in. 3mo
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BethM
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I‘m a little behind and will stay that way bc I won‘t have listening time til Sunday. I have a love hate currently. I hate Noelle being such a victim. But the way the Author writes about anxiety and postpartum…. Oof. She‘s been through some shit and seeing parts of my lived experience is simultaneously unnerving and comforting. #littensloveromance

StayCurious I felt the same way during the Charlie scenes 💜 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance I love how much discussion this month‘s book is generating! Ch.25.26.27: What are the odds? They‘re magical, is what they are. And unfortunately Noelle is there at the hotel with Ed, not Sam. Ed the ped. I can‘t stand him! But Sam finds her and they talk and they kiss and it‘s wonderful, but of course they‘ll both feel horribly guilty about it because they‘re good people and - Noelle especially - overthinks everything. Sigh.

BarkingMadRead Ed is the total worst. He came to “help” and won‘t actually help?!? And of course Sam is there, it‘s their thing! I love it. They need to get together and forget about Ed and Jenna! 3mo
Kshakal Ed is a giant walking red flag!! 3mo
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mcctrish Ed the Ped is a prat! He‘s come for a getaway so Noelle can just drop her first flower gig and shag him #punchhimout 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Ed is awful while Sam is a dream. I wonder how long it will take before they realize that they are meant to be together. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Agree with everyone that Ed is the worst. But the meme is hilarious! 🤣 🤣🤣 3mo
LiseWorks I am so happy they finally kissed. Now watch Ed walk in☹️ 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement LOL a signer sign! Kudos to you Clay you are a gem of a friend. 3mo
willaful I can't stand that Noelle forgave Ed so easily!

So it's seeming more obvious that Sam's cousin Bradley is indeed Lee. And Lee apparently took his own life. Just taking Daisy with him?!
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Read4life I agree that Ed is awful and she needs to move on. The moments with Sam have been great. 3mo
julieclair Agreed - Ed is the worst! (edited) 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance 22.23.24: why doesn‘t Sam want to believe in the fate that keeps bringing him and Noelle together? He‘s so reluctant to admit something meaningful is happening. And boy - I get where Ed is coming from but he‘s not handling it well at all. Neither is Noelle though. Ugh. I‘m so torn as to how I feel about her, her mother, Ed and everything in between. I know exactly how I feel about Dilly though. What a (insert expletive here).

Graciouswarriorprincess I agree about Dilly. I don't understand Sam's reluctance. Maybe he's afraid but there is more to his story. Ed is just a (blank) too sometimes! 3mo
LiseWorks Dilly has no sense of responsibility. Ed makes me angry. He should go and watch Noelle s mom. I know he gets frustrated with her, but sometimes you have to see it her way too. I am jumping and screaming, "Don't get off that train." 3mo
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BarkingMadRead Dilly makes me nuts and I really wanted Noelle to tell Ed to F off. Sam would have done it for her 🤷🏻‍♀️ ugh Sam needs to figure out his ish so he can back to Noelle, I‘m hoping that they hook up in Edinburgh 3mo
Read4life I agree with everything you said @BarkingMadRead 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Gonna be honest, my favorite characters are Charlie and Theo. The rest are kinda awful 🤣 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @StayCurious I always love a Keanu reference, so kudos to you! 🤣 3mo
willaful It's good to get some of the background on why Noelle is sacrificing so much for her mom.

I think Ed is a @#$%@#$%! I do get where he's coming from, but Noelle is completely freaking out on a train, while going to a vital event! If he really loved her, he wouldn't put here through that hell.

And he's totally lying to her about there not being anyone important. Not that he didn't have every right to date, but he's lying.
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CogsOfEncouragement @willafull i agree Ed‘s lying about a few things 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Relatable: of course it was someone pretending to be a god-fearing soldier needing a good wife. Awe, my fav: as always when Sam and I are together we talk about everything and nothing. Yes, Dilly IS an idiot all together. Well put Estelle. WHY did that man-child call Noelle? grrr And can we just dump Ed? You can be right in the worst possible way. Ian to the rescue! As he knew he‘d have to be with Useless relied upon for the simplest thing. 3mo
mcctrish Ed is a tosser. If he loves, he does what Noelle needs him to do, sit with her mom so she can go to Edinburgh - NOT whine about missing a shag. Dilly is a train wreck himself #thankgodforian 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.19.20.21: Here are some theories: what if Lee was Sam‘s cousin? What if the key chain was Sam‘s? What if Ed was having an affair and the incriminating picture is on Daisy‘s camera? Hmm? What if Sam and Noelle are meant to be? It certainly seems as though the universe is trying to tell them something. At a certain point, they have to listen! Also, I‘m glad Noelle is doing the wedding flowers. It‘s about time.

BarkingMadRead Omg I had all of those thoughts as well! The fact that they were both in Oregon is too coincidental, and there must be something in that camera that is suspect or he wouldn‘t want it. That could be why he was so distracted at the reunion. And that key chain?!? Come on, what are the odds?!! 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I don‘t like Ed. Something is wrong there and I don‘t want to see Noelle hurt by him. The key chain is cool and I wonder if it‘s Sam‘s! And I am so happy that she is doing the wedding! Finally! 3mo
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Read4life Ed isn‘t trustworthy. Very shady. I‘m also happy Noelle is finally doing flowers for a wedding. I believe the keychain is Sam‘s and they‘re meant to be together. 3mo
mcctrish These were some eye opening chapters! I loved that Noelle could help Charlie and the coincidences keep piling up for Sam and Noelle - the Lee/Sam possibility is crazy but it‘s not completely bonkers - Sam and Noelle could totally have been almost in contact with each other back in the day and now is their moment. Something is up with Ed and it can not be good - the boxes weren‘t ticked for a reason! And yay for N‘s mom pushing her to do the flower 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m convinced the keychain is the one he lost. lol I hate to say it but I‘m concerned that things won‘t be okay at home when Noelle leaves for the wedding. BUT hope that everyone will see she is not the only one who can handle such problems. 3mo
peanutnine @CogsOfEncouragement I had the same thought, I worry something will hold up Dilly getting home after she's already left! ? Also I didn't make the Lee/Sam connection but I love that idea! Makes sense. And yes, Ed is shady. And an asshole with his "bluntness" 3mo
LiseWorks I'd do think it was Ed who asked about the camera because he had an affair with Daisy. It is Sam's key chain. There is going to be a disaster with her Mom because of Dilly. Sam will probably come to the rescue with that though. They are so much alike they really understand each other. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Love all these theories! So glad Noelle gets to do the wedding though. Good for her! 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.16.17.18: Poor Noelle is stuck in time. It seems as though nearly dying in the crash that killed Daisy was such a shock that she never really moved on from it. She‘s stuck in the past and clings to what she is familiar with. Which is her mother, her job, and even Ed. She‘s too afraid to move forward - take her florist course, move away from home. Become who she was meant to be. Will Sam help her with that? Will she let him?

OriginalCyn620 I think you‘re exactly right @StayCurious but I‘m rooting for her! 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m rooting for her too! Good has to come from this, right? - “And now, it‘s just us. Me and Waxwork Frank. A match made in the fiery pits of hell.” 3mo
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LiseWorks Losing someone so young leaves a scar and a kind of survival guilt. I think this is what she has. Sam will get her out of this, I am sure. But he has his own issues. 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m rooting for her! This is so hard for her as she has a lot of guilt but feel like good things will come her way! 3mo
willaful I'm curious about the man who asked after the camera. Is there some mystery going on? There's definitely a mystery going on with Charlie... 3mo
StayCurious @willaful do we think there‘s some kind of incriminating picture? Was Ed messing around with Daisy behind Noelle‘s back and he doesn‘t want her to know? 3mo
willaful @StayCurious I'm hoping not, because I'd much rather have a genuine decision on her part rather than a “he actually sucked so I'm going for the other guy“ situation. And also that would make Daisy a terrible friend and poor Noelle really doesn't deserve that!

I think it's interesting that her first thought went to the other guy who died, who I don't think we've heard of before? I think there's more backstory...
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance 13.14.15: Ok, now it can‘t just be coincidence that Sam and Noelle keep meeting. Now I‘m starting to believe. I mean what are the odds? But how awkward when she thinks he threw away her number? Should she mention it to him? God, would you? Or would you keep quiet? Also, I hate her brother and I‘m starting to resent her mother. They just expect so much of Noelle. ⬇️

StayCurious But does she enable them by constantly going along with their demands? And what is Charlie Wild up to? 3mo
LiseWorks I really wish Noelle would stop thinking about the past. And have the gumption to speak up for herself? Stop thinking about Ed and what they had. He left. He didn't stick around. Move on! 3mo
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BarkingMadRead I‘m so frustrated with her family. They 💯 take advantage of her, and it‘s probably not helpful that she allows it! I can‘t wait to find out what happens with Sam! And I really hope Charlie is just going through a temporary crisis! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Noelle definitely needs to speak up for herself and not be so much of a doormat. 3mo
Kshakal 100% agree that noelle needs to stick up for herself 3mo
willaful Love the moon pic!

I'm with everyone else, very frustrated with her family and also with her for putting up with it. I'm hoping for a really good growth arc for her.
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peanutnine I agree with everyone here, it is so heartbreaking that precious Dilly gets to follow his dream but Noelle is stuck in a rut from all the pressure her mom puts on her. I hope Ian notices, he seems perceptive and might have a sway on her mom 3mo
julieclair I agree with everyone. Noelle‘s family constantly takes advantage of her, and she allows it. About Charlie… I‘m worried she has had a serious diagnosis and doesn‘t want to share it. 3mo
mcctrish I‘m laughing at myself struggling to count to 3 for each day and amazed with the cliffhanger with each read 😱 I haven‘t changed my opinion on Dilly and Belinda 👎🏻👎🏻 I want Noelle to open her flower shop 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Can‘t wait for the next chapters! 3mo
peanutnine @julieclair oh I hope it's not anything like that, I hope like @BarkingMadRead said, Charlie is just having a mini life crisis - and hopefully she'll talk to her husband soon, he seems so sweet! 3mo
kspenmoll @mcctrish same- I do not like Belinda or Dilly. Totally selfish. Noelle just seems to see no way out of her tole with them, but she could do it. It‘s like she is conditioned. I want her to break free & have her florist shop. I too hope Charlie is ok @julieclair 3mo
kspenmoll I just hot my book yesterday but have caught up! 3mo
mcctrish @kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BethM She totally enables them bc as @OriginalCyn620 said she‘s a doormat. I really struggle with female characters like her bc they make me angry quite frankly. So no surprise I‘d totally confront him about the number. 3mo
StayCurious @BethM she makes me angry too…but she‘s also a bit relatable I think. To me anyway. I can see myself doing some of what holds her back. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @StayCurious @BethM I see what Renee means about Noelle being relatable. Only a daughter would feel such guilt and obligation to put her life completely on hold like Noelle has done. It‘s rare to see a man feel that way, whether real or fictional. And yes, I still think Noelle is a doormat, but she‘s certainly not alone in that. Frankly, that‘s what makes me angry! 3mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Sorry for the late post, I‘ve been having some issues opening Litsy - hopefully it‘s working now! I will post again later this evening to keep us all caught up. 10-11-12: A lot to unpack from these chapters - we learn more about Noelle‘s past, Daisy‘s death, the break with Ed, and - we see Sam again. I really wonder why he threw out Noelle‘s number. ⬇️

StayCurious Did he see her with Ed and think she was better off? Or does his life have its own complications? We learn that Noelle does have aspirations and dreams, but life and obligations are holding her back. Will she be able to break free? 3mo
KristiAhlers I really hope she can. Ugh this is such a roller-coaster of a read. 3mo
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peanutnine @KristiAhlers same. It's so hard feeling obligated towards family 3mo
LiseWorks I really believe he probably put it in his phone, she may have jumped to a conclusion 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m an only child, so, when the day comes, it will be all on me to care for my elderly parents. It just makes me so mad that Dilly won‘t help out! And even madder that their mother thinks the sun shines out of his butt. If her brother would help out more, Noelle might be able to do more things that she wants to do. 3mo
mcctrish @LiseWorks that‘s what I think 👏🏻👏🏻 and @OriginalCyn620 Dilly is a self centred douche bag imo ( just like his mother ) aka narcissist 3mo
BarkingMadRead My heart broke for Noelle when she found that crumpled paper! I‘m trying to think positively! 3mo
willaful @LiseWorks I was wondering if it just fell out of his pocket, but that's an even better theory. Though I suspect there is *something* holding him back.

I confess, I'm kind of hating Noelle's mom. :-(
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LiseWorks @willaful the fact that it was crumpled is what made Noelle upset, and tells me he was do e with it. Either it's in his phone, a notebook, or something else. I won't believe he actually crushed it and through it out. 3mo
kspenmoll My book finally arrived. Will try to catch up! 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement So many somber bits in these chapters. I appreciate the wit sprinkled in like this tense moment broken up with the funny (yet so practical) dialogue: These sausages are beginning to defrost. You‘ll have to cook them, though, Noelle. Don‘t waste them. Do a nice casserole. A nice sausage toad. 3mo
kspenmoll @willaful I am also seeing her mom as soon as selfish- not letting Noelle get her available services that would give Noelle more time. Her brother is s spoiled brat. All about himself. 3mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.7-8-9: is there anything more frustrating than missed opportunities? Sam and Noelle parting without speaking up about the connection they felt is such a loss. I totally get it - I‘d have missed out too. I‘d have done the same as Noelle then kicked myself for it forever after. But man, it‘s sad. For now. The universe works in mysterious ways. Like bringing Ed back. Ick. That will spell trouble I think.

mcctrish They went out for 12 years? She wouldn‘t leave her mom and he didn‘t want to cancel their plans 🤷🏻‍♀️ I feel bad for both of them 4mo
LiseWorks I'm want Sam to come back! 4mo
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willaful It's kind of a frustrating book all around! There had better be an awesome pay off. ;-) 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement I loved how Ed asked to grab coffee and Noelle responds “Bye, Ed” as she walks off. 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @CogsOfEncouragement That was awesome! 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
kspenmoll @CogsOfEncouragement That was perfect! I was so happy she did that- I was afraid she‘d get caught up with Ed. 3mo
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Going away for 2 nights so I‘ve brought 3 books #iykyk ( the 8 perfect hours have happened already 6 chapters in so I have no idea where this is going now 🤷🏻‍♀️)

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LiseWorks
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I am glad #NovelNovemberReathaton is here. I will be working on these 3 books. One is a buddy read, one is a chunkster, and one is a series I like. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks great choices, good luck 😁 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Goals for #novelnovemberreadathon
🦃 work on my 9 billion buddy reads
🦃 finish Troublemaker
🦃 finish Abilene
🦃 start my next ARC
🦃 finish Holiday Swap
Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Good luck with the buddy reads 😂😂😂🙈 Hope the Readathon helps. 4mo
Bklover Buddyreads! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.4-6: Well, life is full of complications. Noelle has her mom, and Sam has Jenna. And Sam lives in Oregon and Noelle never goes anywhere. But still, this is a nice night that will definitely mean something in the grand scheme of things. How often can you really say that? It‘s no wonder Noelle doesn‘t want it to end.

Graciouswarriorprincess I was hoping that Sam would say something or come knocking on her car window but no!!! I hope that they get together!! 4mo
mcctrish Who‘s Jenna and why is Sam answering his phone so nicely 😡😆 also now I‘m wondering if Ed? is still pissed at Noelle for bailing on their moving away together because she chose her mom over him ( I‘m getting STRONG Love, Actually vibes aka Sarah and Karl) 4mo
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StayCurious @mcctrish ooh good comparison! 4mo
LiseWorks I feel sorry for Noelle. It sounds like she doesn't get to do much, but look after her mom. I love her two friends. They sound like quite the characters. 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @LiseWorks I agree on all counts! 4mo
willaful @mctrish I think that's probably it. 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement Such a fun read, Louis has done a great job sprinkling little jokes in to this horrible situation. 4mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I just noticed yesterday that this is happening. It is on kindle unlimited so I was able to get it and start reading immediately to join in. I enjoyed the beginning and am invested to see what unfolds.
#LittensLoveRomance is hosted by @StayCurious

StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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It‘s #redcupday today! We have made this the unofficial start of our holiday season for seven years now.

I have a late start at the library today so I am going to read this holiday book.

And the @starbucks baristas loved my shirt and earrings!

QOTD: Did you get your #redcup?

kspenmoll On my way! 4mo
BethM Well shoot! I‘m going to miss it, 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @BethM Darn!!! Maybe next year! Hugs!! 4mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch1-3: Sad start to the book. We meet Noelle who is on her way home from her college reunion in a snow storm. She retrieved a letter from a time capsule that makes her and us very sad. I wonder what happened to Daisy. And what happened with Ed? A 12 year relationship ending with so much coldness - that‘s harsh. I mean, to not even acknowledge her from across the room? But in comes Sam, a possible ray of light through the snow⬇️

StayCurious We‘ll see - but to invite a stranger into your car b/c you see her having a meltdown? that‘s pretty nice. Also, based on the snow memes can you tell I‘m Canadian 😜 4mo
BarkingMadRead I love them both already, but poor Daisy, and also, can‘t wait to find out what happened with Ed! 4mo
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LiseWorks There is something missing from the time capsule as well. 4mo
StayCurious @LiseWorks yes, the case of the missing camera 4mo
peanutnine Yeah you would think a stranger having a meltdown would be a bigger red flag lol. Sam is brave and kind 4mo
OriginalCyn620 This is a reread for me so I‘m not gonna say much because I don‘t want to give out spoilers! But I feel so bad for Noelle that she lost Daisy. I can just feel her grief in these chapters. And also because her life is obviously a bit depressing and she‘s not completely happy. 4mo
Read4life I agree @OriginalCyn620 that her sadness and grief are strong in these chapters. 4mo
Catsandbooks Very kind of Sam to reach out to someone who is obviously having a hard time. I love the England vs Canada meme! As someone who lived in the UP of Michigan for almost 10 years and now lives in MS, it's hilarious to me how people freak out when there's any mention of snow. 😂 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess These memes are great especially for these sad chapters. I am curious about Ed too! 4mo
peanutnine @Catsandbooks same! I'm a Pennsylvania girl living in NC now and winters are always hilarious when we get snow 4mo
mcctrish Totally forgot when we were starting this and then panicked I wouldn‘t have time and then zipped through the chapters but damn I wasn‘t ready for the grief 😢 I do want to know what happens to Daisy and Ed but I want some happy too 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Sadly, I am not going to have time to tackle this one after all this month, so you can take me off the tag list. It will just have to continue languishing on my TBR 😂 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement I like a man who isn‘t afraid of some tears. I look forward to how this story will unfold. 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Starting this today for #littensloveromance it looks so fun!! @StayCurious is hosting, if you want you can join the discussion!

Graciouswarriorprincess I'm starting this too. :) 4mo
StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement Thanks for posting. I had missed the info before, and this looks great. I‘m joining. 4mo
BarkingMadRead @CogsOfEncouragement yay! The first 3 chapters were so fun! This is going to be a great book! 4mo
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mcctrish
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Why buy one book when you can order 7 from Book Outlet? I can barely find time to read what I already own but seeing that Book Outlet box on my front step when I got home from school made me sooooo happy!

TheKidUpstairs Ordering books from Book Outlet is like eating Lays chips - you can never have just one! 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Agree with @TheKidUpstairs and it looks like you picked some good ones! 4mo
mcctrish @TheKidUpstairs well it‘s important to get free shipping 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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mcctrish @ShelleyBooksie some light and hopefully easy to jam in between buddy reads 4mo
MaureenMc Another Book Outlet box arrived on my front porch today! 😁 4mo
mcctrish @MaureenMc 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Bookish.SAM Book mail always makes me happy! 📚 4mo
mcctrish @Bookish.SAM I‘m just gonna build me a book fort 4mo
StayCurious I love book outlet! 4mo
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LitsyEvents
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#LittensLoveRomance Our November read has been picked! This one looks really cute 🥰 We‘ll start mid month to give people time to find the book. All are welcome! Let me know if you want to be tagged in my daily meme-ingful posts!

Kshakal Can‘t wait! 4mo
BarkingMadRead This looks fun, just ordered it from Pango! 4mo
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KristiAhlers Can't wait 4mo
Read4life Looks good! 4mo
CarolynM I‘m in🙂 Thanks. 4mo
mcctrish Woo Hoo, this is the one I ordered 🎉🎉 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Just checked out at work!! Thankfully my branch had it in the stacks!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I read this a couple of years ago on my Kindle, but I‘m up for a reread. The audiobook is available on Scribd, so I‘ll listen this time around! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I really thought I owned this book but can't find it 😂 But I think the library copy will be here in time, so put me on the list!! 4mo
BethM On scribd yay! 4mo
peanutnine I'm in! Do you know how many chapters there are total? My hold just came in on Libby but maybe I should postpone it until closer to the start date... 4mo
Catsandbooks I'm in! 🩵 I love your memes! (edited) 4mo
LiseWorks I have to see those memes! 4mo
StayCurious @peanutnine I believe there are 36 chapters 4mo
PageShifter Please tag me. I couldn't find this from the library but I'll check if I find it else where 4mo
kspenmoll Please tag me! 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement I realize you started today. I just saw this, nabbed the book and immediately started reading. Please tag me. ❄️ 4mo
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Cupcake12
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A romantic and heartwarming story. Two complete strangers meet by chance during a snowstorm on a closed motorway sat in traffic. They spend one perfect night talking honestly about love and life, they will never see each other again. But fate steps in.
A chance meeting in a hospital, serendipitously bumping into one another several times after - is there such a thing as coincidence.
Twists and turns but gorgeously crafted, do you believe in fate?

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Becky.Dare
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, both lead characters were really likeable and you rooted for them for the start.
If I‘m honest, the book was not what I thought it was going to be, I thought it would be mainly about the 8 hours but it wasn‘t, that was a small part of the story.
The way the author managed to entangle Noelle and Sam lives and history was brilliant and I hadn‘t seen the twist at the end coming.

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Mehso-so

I was debating between a low pick and a so-so for this one. I ended up going with so-so because it look me around six weeks to read it. It‘s not a long book. I suppose I just felt uninspired to pick it up and read it. I did like most of the characters, so it wasn‘t that. I think it‘s just that I prefer romances to be a bit more positive, and this one was sorta sad in places. Not what I was hoping for. #romantsy 3/5 ⭐️

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alecia3dixie
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Panpan

I usually only read romances once a year, Christmas time. For the warm and fuzzies. Nothing in this book made me feel warm or fuzzy. This book was just sad. About a women who let's everyone walk all over her and never goes for what she wants in her life. The characters didn't even spend enough time together for me to feel romance vibes. And the ending? That was just sad. 1/5

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Wesleypaker How are you doing today? 1y
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BookNAround
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Pickpick

This is a sweet romance about two people who meet during a lengthy traffic jam in a snowstorm and continue to run into each other, connected in many ways they never imagined. It‘s light and fluffy so don‘t expect anything earth shattering but a nice book to spend time reading. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/01/review-eight-perfect-hours-by-lia-louis...

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Mehso-so

I went into this thinking it was a light, fluffy read, but it‘s not. It was a bit heavier than the marketing led me to believe. The MC is wishy-washy and kind of a doormat for most of the book. It also is a bit repetitive, but, by the end, the MC comes into her own and the ending is hopeful. And I do like the idea of fate linking two people. It might make a good Netflix movie though!

#bookspinbingo - this is my #bookspin for this month

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! I have this one stacked, but I have seen some mixed reviews! 2y
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These are my #bookspin and #doublespin picks for this month! Both are on my Kindle, so I‘m glad to be clearing some space from there.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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alexus_sb
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Thank you @BookNAround for my Valentine‘s Day goodies!! I am SUPER excited about these! I almost picked up Eight Perfect Hours at work today. And I love the candy and the card was so sweet! I‘m seriously debating on whether or not sleep is necessary and if I should start one of these right now! Yay! Thanks so much! Also the packaging was just too cute! #SwoonathonSwap

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ElleMNOpe
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A perfect beach read for the middle of winter. A bit of a novel form of Serendipity, it is light, fun, & adorable. A bit of a slow burn romance & the plot does have it's slow moments, but it's cute & a quick read all the same. There are some less than shining characters in the mix, but there is a good redemption arc. There are also good conversations about mental health. A good & comfortable read that kept me cozy.

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#TBR I don‘t know if I can really call this a holiday read but it is a winter read… #wintergames2021

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- ancient Chinese proverb

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