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A Change of Heart
A Change of Heart | Sonali Dev
A rising talent. Booklist Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it allmarriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed. Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim: she received Jens heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koiralas story as absurd, but theres something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts. Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that mattersher young son, Joy. She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication. Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Devs page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewardingan extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope. Praise for Sonali Dev and Her Novels Sonali Dev is a gifted writer who creates characters that capture the heart I cant wait for Sonalis next book. Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author Exquisitely written... A bright, beautiful gem. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, on The Bollywood Bride Dev's prose captures the rich and unique beauty of Indian culture while telling a story that is complex, culturally accurate, and full of emotion. Booklist on The Bollywood Bride Vibrant and exuberantly romanticchock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux. NPR.com on A Bollywood Affair
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CuriousG
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If you need me, I'll just be reading in the meadow for the afternoon #sunshineandbooks #summerreading #happyCanadaDay 🇨🇦

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Susanita
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I‘m waiting for my sister to pick me up for a quick family road trip this weekend. We‘re all moving a little slowly after staying up late watching baseball. ⚾️😮

Meanwhile, here‘s a reprise if #green books for #blackcatchallenge

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Lauredhel
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Three bingo lines so far in the 2018 Litsy Reading Challenge. Noodling away at the rest. #lrc2018 #litsyreadingchallenge

nu-bibliophile That's a great idea 👍 1y
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Lauredhel
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IDK, I don't have much to say about this book - I read it for completionist purposes, and to tick the "previous DNF" box in a reading bingo card. Mostly, I haven't been reading much at all since Hugo awards reading season finished, and this blanket is why! This is the very start of the Karoo Vintage Mystery Along, done in Stylecraft Special Aran. I think I'm in for quite a ride with this one.

Anovelobsession Beautiful!!!! 1y
DGRachel Gorgeous! Way beyond my skill level. Can‘t wait to see the finished product! 1y
RealBooks4ever You are a master! That is absolutely beautiful! 💜💜💜 1y
minkyb Stunning! 1y
Lauredhel @Anovelobsession @DGRachel @RealBooks4ever @minkyb thanks! I'm getting back to work on it today. 1y
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xicanti
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Friends, I failed you. I fell out of the habit of reposting #murchieplusbooks photos. Please accept this one of the little dude with A CHANGE OF HEART by Sonali Dev as my apology.

TricksyTails Murchie 😍♥️ 2y
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janeycanuck
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Mehso-so

First book finished for #24in48. I think this this is my least favourite book by Dev. The first half dragged, it could have been a lot shorter.

EllieDottie I read this book last year and I only felt so-so about it to! I‘m glad to hear you liked her other books better! Maybe I should pick up another one! 2y
janeycanuck @EllieDottie A Distant Heart was better - and carried this story on. My favourite is Bollywood Bride, it‘s Ria & Vikram‘s story. 2y
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janeycanuck
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Kicking off #24in48 by trying to finish this off. The pup is snoring away under the blanket. Let‘s see if I can I get it done before she wants her breakfast.

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janeycanuck
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I‘m mid-way through patch testing for allergies and I‘m so uncomfortable & crabby that my trusty reading companion wants nothing to do with me, snuggling with her toys instead. I can‘t blame her - I can‘t focus or sit still and when I do, I think everyone in this book needs to get a grip (it‘s about a man whose wife was murdered when she figured out a crime ring was killing people for their organs.) My review of this one may not be fair...

BookMaven407 Your pup looks so sweet! 💕 2y
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Heatherfeather
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Sneak peak of my #SecretSantaGoesPostal gift! I got to practice my hand lettering on the box. And hmmmmm why did I tag this particular book...I wonder, I wonder.... Can't wait to mail this one out.

Bookzombie Pretty! 2y
Avanders Ooooh I love it!! ♥️🎄♥️🎄♥️ 2y
umbrellagirl So pretty! 2y
MrBook Wow! 2y
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bookninja
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Pickpick

I think Sonali Dev is becoming one of my favorite writers. Her stories combine my love for Bollywood and reading together. And that‘s the best combo!

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stargazerblue49
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I realized that I didn't review this after finishing it last weekend! I had been sitting on the last 15% of this book for a few months. I don't know if the content was too difficult or if I wasn't feeling it, but I decided to finally go back to it and was rewarded with a beautiful ending. I usually don't like the idea of love after loss, but the end was so extraordinary that it made up for it. Two broken people helping each other to pick up the

stargazerblue49 Pieces turned out to be just perfect in the end. I love Sonali Dev. I love her writing. And you'd better believe that I immediately pre-ordered her book that is due out in December after I finished this. Perfect. 💜 2y
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ElizabethAndino
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite book by this author, but glad I finished it!

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cocomass
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Mehso-so

Meh. I'm not typically a romance reader but I do want to get into it. I thought this would be a good place to start because the author is a WOC and I heard it recommended in NPR. It was VERY angsty and the chapters from the villain's perspective were fairly revolting. That said, I devoured it 🤷🏽‍♀️so, 3/5 stars. #Romantsy

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cocomass
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Trying out a little romance. We'll see how it goes... #romantsy

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AmandaL
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jetspins24
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed "The Bollywood Bride", so I was looking forward to reading this. It wasn't bad, but a bit disappointing. So much of the book was dark and depressing that when the love story finally emerged, it seemed a bit rushed and unbelievable, and the ending tied up too easily. I like her writing style, and that her romances have depth and substance, so I will read more, but this wasn't my favorite.

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stacybmartin
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Pickpick

A beautiful and heart-wrenching book. Sonali Dev is a beautiful writer - I've loved every one of her books so far.

CouronneDhiver Glad to hear it! This is on my TBR 3y
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stacybmartin
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Current Sunday Night Situation. 💜

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stargazerblue49
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I didn't realize that this fit into the realm of Sonali Dev's other books until this clicked something in my brain! That's Vikram and Ria!!!! 💜💜💜

booksandsympathy I've only read A Bollywood Affair, but the other books look good as well. 3y
stargazerblue49 @booksandsympathy A Bollywood Bride was my first by her and it is fantastic! And I am loving this one as well! Highly recommend these! 3y
booksandsympathy @stargazerblue49 I really enjoyed A Bollywood Affair. I've added the other two to my list. I'm glad to find out these others are good as well. 3y
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stargazerblue49
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I needed this quote today. 💛💛💛

MyNamesParadise I've needed this in my life generally lately. Thanks! 3y
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stargazerblue49
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Merethebookgal
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Here are some of my #greencovers for #marchintoreading . The Transatlantic Conspiracy is a blueish/green, but I'm counting it anyway 😁

Laalaleighh You just reminded me of two books I had ok my tbr and forgot about. Thank you! 3y
RealLifeReading Fox and octopus! These covers are just awesome! 3y
Merethebookgal @Laalaleighh Always happy to help! 😁 3y
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stacybmartin
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Today's library book haul! I went to pick up one hold and came out with 3 books, 1 graphic novel, and 2 movies for my son. Funny how that happens! 💜

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Christy2318
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Pickpick

This was really between a pick and so-so for me. I adored her first two books and this one just didn't have that same magic. I found parts of the premise incredulous & the romance a leap. There were parts that were too graphically violent for my taste. Still a not quite magical Dev is a good read. #romantsy

Iindseyo Totally agree! My least favorite of hers, although it still had some redeeming parts 3y
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theshrinkette
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Possibly one of the easiet prompts of this challenge. #bookriot #riotgrams #favoritecover #sonalidev #achangeofheart #ownvoices #diversebooks

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Matilda
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🔔📚🔔 today's ebook deal amazon/b&n. I LOVE Dev's first two novels and recommend them even to those who don't read romance. Her third novel is way more angsty in the first half of the book and will maybe be too much for some readers BUT the second half falls into exactly why I love her as a writer and even brought some of my favorite characters.

RachelO Tempting! Do they need to be read in order? 3y
Matilda @RachelO no, they aren't plot connected. But characters brought in at the end are from previous books. 3y
RachelO @Matilda Thanks! I might give it a try 🙂 3y
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Mc_cart_ny
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Wow, I don't believe I've read this much in one month since high school - I might be addicted to books 📚🙃

Merethebookgal That's awesome!! 🎉 3y
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Mc_cart_ny
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Yaaaas, finally reading A Change of Heart! I've heard such good things! #Romantsy

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skrishna
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If you saw my list of 2017 books by Indian authors and lamented having to wait for them to come out, this new list I wrote is for you!! https://www.bustle.com/p/10-books-by-indian-authors-you-may-have-missed-in-2016-...

FoldedPagesDistillery Amazing!! Thank you for sharing these! I've been seeking out lists like this. 3y
LeahBergen Perfect. I think I want pretty much every title on your last list. 😂 3y
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B.Reader
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Beautiful! I can't imagine being able to tell a story with my body--always look at dancers with awe and envy. Love the idea that the stillness-the space between-is thee most relevant. Reminds me of reading...what makes reading so intimate is what we bring to fill the spaces in our stories. It's what makes them our own. 💕📚💕

EllieDottie I really enjoyed this book!!! 😁😁 3y
Louise Yes! We work with this principle in Spacial Dynamics; and, of course, music is very much about the space between the tones, as well as the silence from which music springs. 3y
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danistclair
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me: you are going away for 4 days. 2 books will be enough.
also me: pack five print books and your e-reader.

BookThingo I enjoyed the Sonali Dev. I haven't read the other two. Hope you have a fabulous time! 😊 3y
danistclair @BookThingo Thanks, you have a nice holiday season as well! Loved the last two books by Sonali Dev but bit worried this one will be too angsty for me. And if you haven't read any of Donna Thorland's I'd definitely recommend her! 3y
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EllieDottie
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Pickpick

I finished this book a couple days ago but I'm just now getting to posting it! I really enjoyed this, it was more thriller than romance which wasn't what I expected but it was a fast paced read which was exactly what I was looking for. I definitely recommend it!

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EllieDottie
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A powerful quote about victim blaming, about why people do it but what it's actual effect on the world is

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EllieDottie
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Weekend reading plans! I'm half-way done with each of these and I hope to have then done in the next two days!

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EllieDottie
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My reward for a successful dinner party is an hour of reading a new book! I'm looking forward to reading Sonali Dev for the first time!

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tjawatnou
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Pickpick

Amazing, raw, emotional romance that reminded me of those little plants that manage to grow in between the cracks of rocks in the most inhospitable places on earth. Love really can conquer all. #romantsy #OSRBC

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silentrequiem
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Started this on the plane. DEN --> BWI
Just had my heart ripped out when I remembered who Nik and Jen were from the previous book. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME, SONALI DEV???

#ownvoices #diversereads

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RanaElizabeth
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Mehso-so

This just didn't do it for me, I feel like it was a bland romance without all the cultural references that made Dev's first two so brilliant. I still enjoyed it, I just didn't really really enjoy it, ya know?
Full review over on Goodreads.

8little_paws I felt it was so-so too. I thought it rushed right into the plot without enough character development 3y
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Sararl77
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Mehso-so

Hmmm...I didn't really like this book. I can't decide if it's that I was expecting the author of the Bollywood affair to write something light and fluffy and this was excellent but not what I wanted/expected or it was something else. I recommend behind the beautiful forever as a companion piece.

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KarenaFagan
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one. Pacing seemed a bit off? More time could have been spent on the mystery aspect.

WhatDeeReads You're the second person to say you didn't like this one as much. 3y
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RanaElizabeth
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Ready to dive in for some multicultural romance and heartbreak.

silverlocusts Oh whoa this sounds amazing! I added it to my stack so fast. 3y
RanaElizabeth @silverlocusts Sonali Dev has knocked it out of the park with all of her romances. I cannot recommend her work enough. 3y
RanaElizabeth @silverlocusts Seriously, so amazing. Don't be put off by the romance tag! 3y
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LeahBergen Are those bakelite bangles?? 3y
silverlocusts I don't mind romance! I will look into the others as well, thank you so much! 🤓 3y
RanaElizabeth @LeahBergen Yep! I've got a whole stack of them but these matched the book. 3y
LeahBergen I have several, too. Love yours! 3y
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ultrabookgeek
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Pickpick

I received this book as an ARC. This novel is an excellent example of taking a genre, following it faithfully while bringing an important issue to the forefront. Sensitive issues are addressed with respect and honesty but never heavy handed or syrupy. If you were ever on the fence about romance - this is a choice to make you review your stereotypes.

RanaElizabeth Genre labeling has sunk so many good, worthwhile books. 3y
MeganB I LOVED her first book! Sonali Dev is such a gem of a writer ❤️ Glad to hear this one's good too. 3y
ultrabookgeek @RanaElizabeth it's so weird isn't it? Classifications aren't necessarily bad, but the stereotypes and restrictions we place on them are so damaging, it's no wonder people want to escape labeling. 3y
ultrabookgeek @MeganB the way she explores a variety of topics is amazing. 3y
MeganB I have the second one (which iirc is a companion to the first) on my shelf, definitely need to bump it up the list so I can take this one on soon! 3y
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Redwritinghood
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#libraryhaul To recover from the 6 hour conference call (yes, the 6 is not a typo), I had to get out to the library. Found all of these beauties just hanging out there. How could nobody else want these?! Well, that's good for me, though.

Bookish_B Uprooted 👍🏼 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Gah. Six hours is brutal. May the good reading help you recover! 3y
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helgagrace
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Looking forward to reading this! I enjoyed her first two books very much.

melbeautyandbooks Pretty cover 3y
Vikz What a beautiful cover 3y
annahenke Really liked this one! 3y
Heatherfeather Aw yay. :) I'm a friend of Sonali's. I'm in the Acknowledgments. Hope you love it. She's such a gorgeous writer. 3y
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BookishDevices
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Pickpick

Jess and Melinda both loved this book. Read their review on the blog.
http://bookishdevices.com/2016/09/27/acoh/

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anrobe
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I'm late getting to this ARC but I am loving it so far! Sonali Dev is just fantastic!

annahenke So good! 3y
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CS393
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Mehso-so

There's not much that's not contained in this story: mystery, Indian culture, romance, a dark criminal underground, medical crimes, relationships so tentative, so fragile, with stories of their own in the making. Full review @ www.goodreads.com/review/show/1759000980
ARC provided by Kensington Books for reading and review

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annahenke
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Whoa! I just finished this and was completely blown away. I knew I wanted to try this author and I didn't bother reading the summary.

Man, was I in for a surprise! This story is dark, difficult, and brutally emotional. It's so much more than a romance! There's also a mystery and a crime investigation. It's about two broken people, finding the courage to help each other heal.

#asianlit #sonalidev #achangeofheart #contemporaryfiction #romance

RanaElizabeth Yes, yes, yes. I've read all of Dev and I'm so impressed by what she is doing ostensibly within the romance genre. History, culture, sexy times, grief, and just good romance. 3y
annahenke Read my full Goodreads review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1766718048 3y
DefLeppard Sounds really good. :) 3y
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annahenke @RanaElizabeth I'm going to be going back and reading everything she's written! I love her writing style! 3y
Lola Here is a great article on Dev that is the cover story of this week's Chicago Reader. I didn't know she was a local author! http://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/sonali-dev-author-profile-bollywood-romance-n... 3y
Lola This link is to the side piece about her favorite romance novels: http://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/sonali-dev-favorite-romance-novels/Content?oi... 3y
annahenke @Lola thanks! Enjoyed reading these! 3y
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annahenke
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Can this day be over already so I can start reading? Excited for this one tonight! #netgalleyreads #outthistuesday

RanaElizabeth I am so, so, so excited for this. I have loved all her books so far. 3y
Hornsby78 I am patiently waiting for lunch so I can read for an hour straight. 3y
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Merethebookgal
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And while at the Book Riot Read Harder meeting they had a couple copies of this ARC left over from a previous meeting, so I got to take one home ? It comes out in like a week and a half, so it's not very "advanced" anymore, but, still, it's my first ARC!! ?

DebinHawaii Fun! 👍❤️😀 3y
Zelma That cover is so gorgeous! And 👍 to your first arc. I will warn you that they can be like heroin; your first taste is free but before you know it, you're selling off your furniture for the hottest arc of the season. 😋 3y
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Cinfhen Like a first love....you'll never forget your first ARC! Enjoy💜🌟❣ 3y
readinginthedark Nice! And pretty! 😍 3y
quirkyreader Welcome to ARClandia. 3y
Merethebookgal @Currysunshine @DebinHawaii @Zelma @Cinfhen @readinginthedark @quirkyreader I'm really excited for my first ARC, but I'm sure this could set a dangerous precedent, because I can't even keep up with books that are already published! 😂 Oh well, more books!! 📚 3y
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