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Christy2318

Christy2318

Joined May 2016

To read or not to read is never a question. #deepintheheartoftexas
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Completely ridiculous but there were werewolves #romantsy #monsters #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

Heatherfeather The best review 😂 15h
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Dearest Mary Jane | Betty Neels
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Rich British doctor falls for mousy tea shop owner. Full of Betty Neels hallmarks including horrible relatives, a competing love interest, pets, food and a late dawning realization due to lack of communication. Written in 1994 but feels much earlier. #comfortread #romantsy #Harlequin

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Friends Forever: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Best friends and books. Standing in line #selfie while waiting to meet Tessa Dare.

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I totally gushed all over Tessa Dare as I fangirled over meeting her and hearing her read. I love her books especially the road trip in Spinster Cove series & the Castles books. She was lovely & seemed to enjoy my gushing. #romantsy #historicalromance #regency

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I had great fun meeting Teri Wilson & listening to her read from The Accidental Beauty Queen. Her #Hallmark movie Northern Lights of Christmas is showing again on Movies & Mysteries this week so I‘m off to DVR in a minute. #romantsy #romcom

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not in the database. This was epic rich people family saga drama mixed with daddy kink #romantsy I‘ve always loved soap operas & family epics. This has a side of that while focusing on the romantic pairing. I loved it & anticipate reading her entire backlist. I‘ll have to space it out to enjoy the goodness. I adored precious Quinn & Ellis is much more vulnerable than you usually see in a daddy kink dynamic story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #kindleunlimited

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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 3. Not in database. Series is starting to gel & plotting is improving. 👻👻👻👻 #romantsy #kindleunlimited #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 2. Not in database. Big bad still fairly obvious rest of story made up for it. Wrapped the crime storyline but ended with a cliffhanger in the ongoing story. 👻👻👻👻 #romantsy #kindleunlimited #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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Chocolate candy, vampires, neither but if I must picky scary movie, skeletons, Trick or treat, corn maze, funny costume, pumpkin pie, bottle feed baby zombie, black cats, pumpkin spice, neighborhood @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Dead Weight | Pandora Pine
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Book 1 in series. Not in database. Cold case detective and psychic team up to solve missing persons case involving 5yo boy. The big bad was super predictable but I enjoyed the book & liked Ronan & Ten enough to keep reading. 👻👻👻1/2 #ghosts #teamstoker #scarathalon @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited #romantsy

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The Ghost Writer | John Harwood
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👻👻👻👻 I loved the #Victorian #gothic homage tone of the book but the usage of the 4 #ghost stories written by the great grandmother didn‘t totally work for me. While The Revenant tied into the plot, the other stories made the overall story disjointed. My other quibble is Gerard is in the too stupid to live category of main characters. It‘s an open ending but I assume he died due to STUPIDITY. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Cathythoughts Great cover 1w
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The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe
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Megara So cool! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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👻👻👻👻 Lame cover but entertaining read. Medium and skeptic professor meet while filming a #ghost hunting reality show. The #romantsy is more of a side plot to the mystery of what happened to the ghosts. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited

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Loved the books, liked the show until it got too ridiculous during season 5. My favorite #vampire is Eric because blonde Viking...what‘s not to love? #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Vampire Viking??? Sign me up!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Ddzmini Plus he played Tarzan 😝🙌🏽 2w
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I waited a good 6 months on my library hold so I had to read it nearly immediately. I loved the Cornish setting & folklore. Stoker & Veronica were delightful as always. Side bonus was the #ghost story. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Where a character dies for scaryscavengerhunt & #halloween for #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid - I was not quite satisfied with the denouement

Christy2318 @TheReadingMermaid tagging again to be sure you got the points :) 2w
TheReadingMermaid Got it girl! Thanks for keeping me in line! 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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Carrie | Stephen King
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I‘m not a big #horror reader but I liked Carrie when I read it several years ago. #chillingphotochallenge #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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Untitled | Unknown
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There were some holes in the world building in this #vampire #romantsy but there was much #blood. #scaryscavengerhunt #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid #kindleunlimited

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Untitled | Unknown
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Not particularly memorable and sadly there was no #blood when the bully was defeated. But the main turning point of the #romantsy story line takes place at #Halloween party & there are pumpkins on the cover. #scaryscavengerhunt #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo 6 pts!!!! 3w
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Face Your Fears | Soa Palelei
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Where‘s tornadoes? When I was around 4, I had two recurring nightmares. One was about snakes, the other was about tornadoes. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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ReadingOver50 Haha. I still have recurring nightmares about tidal waves.
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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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All the best Stephanie Plum books have scenes with Grandma Mazur at funerals & trying to look in #coffins if they‘re closed. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

DGRachel Grandma Mazur is my favorite character from these books! 3w
Christy2318 @DGRachel Me too! She‘s my people. 🤣 3w
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CarolynM Love Grandma Mazur❤️ Is it just me, or has there been less of her in the last few books? 3w
Christy2318 @CarolynM I haven‘t read 25 yet but it‘s been pretty much rote Stephanie & Lulu do wacky incompetent stuff and Steph dithers over Ranger & Joe with just a bit of Grandma for quite a few books now. 3w
CarolynM Yeah, that's what I thought☹️ 3w
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I remember very little about this other than I liked it when I read it and there was a #spell book involved. Photo cred Home is Where the Boat Is blog #chillingbookchallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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My library has had a few rough months with protestors and city council shutting down things like drag queen story hour, an author visit by a trans YA author, and discontinuing public rentals of the meeting rooms. But the library staff keep trying. Several of the banned books on this display are LGBTQ books. #librarylove #bannedbooksweek

Cortg I love it! My library system is in the same boat. I wish some people would just let people read and participate in what they want.
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This started as a serial for Neve‘s newsletter subscribers and was later put out as a book on #kindle unlimited. Now there is an audio book too. It‘s about two roommates who hookup & then have an obsessive secret thing that becomes THE thing. #romantsy ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Lace-Covered Compromise | Silvia Violet
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Enemies to lovers is my fave #romantsy trope. This had great premise and good characters. But the relationship development and plot resolution was rushed so the execution didn‘t hold up to the premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

There was some good stuff in here but the book droned on forever about the history of Pixar. It was weak on the subtitle topic of overcoming forces that stand in the way of inspiration too. I skimmed the last 40% of the book.

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I was expecting a #romcom from the title and cover but it wasn‘t that kind of a story. It was more serious and a look at dating with trust issues and the #metoo movement. Good stuff but I‘m ready for some laughs now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

CarolynM Just saw this on the romance shelf at the book shop. Maybe someone should tell them. I wonder why they went for such a fluffy looking cover? (edited) 2mo
Christy2318 @ Well it is romance but definitely not the fluffy rom com that the cover suggested. It‘s kind of a spin off from her Forbidden Hearts series that had clinchy paperback covers. I guess the move to trade paperback made them feel they had to go fluffy cover wise? 2mo
essayareayaitch I've only read her Forbidden Hearts series prior to this, but I feel that heavy is kind of the author's thing. 1mo
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Good premise but weak execution. I liked the noir tone of the book but it was stronger in the 1st half of the book. The plot pacing wasn‘t great. I almost bailed at 25% because nothing was happening. All the real action happens in the last 20%. I didn‘t hate it but I probably won‘t read any more DeMille.

Reggie Have you ever read any of his other ones? Because if not try Plum Island Which is the start of his John Corey series and it is hilarious. But then the series gets dark and gave me nightmares in our post 9-11 world. 2mo
Christy2318 @Reggie This was my first read by him. I put a hold on Plum Island and will give it a try. (edited) 2mo
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Mehso-so

I loved Albert‘s Out of Uniform series but this was very “meh” to me. There wasn‘t anything wrong with it but it didn‘t really do anything for me either. #romantsy ✈️✈️✈️

CarolynM I like the Out of Uniform series too. Might give this one a miss, though. 2mo
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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“I hated him until I didn‘t?” Hilarious #romcom. There were a few too coincidental incidents in the plot set up but mostly this was ridiculously funny. I do so love it when they hate each other. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

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Finally got my turn at the Armie Hammer narration from the library. Third time was the charm as far as avoiding the ugly cry but it was close at the end. I‘m a little obsessed with this story ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Reggie Ughhhh that note destroyed me when I read this. I loved that book but can‘t see the movie. I refuse to break my own heart like that twice!!! 3mo
Christy2318 @Reggie I‘m obsessed with it and the heartbreak of it all 3mo
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Cute quick #romcom. Nothing unique or unusual here but it was fun & I enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #romantsy

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The Big Kahuna | Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich
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Quick & entertaining. Typical Evanovich fare except her son finally gets writing credit after ghost writing for who knows how long. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
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Bass Concert Hall, UT Austin. Almost showtime. I‘m so excited!

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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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💙💙💙💙 I really liked this. The characters are multidimensional including the parents. So much of YA has absent/terrible parents & this isn‘t like that. The kids aren‘t perfect & do some stupid stuff. It‘s hard to read about how Sebastian grapples with who he is and how that affects his place in his family and his community. The ending is unrealistic and kind of weak or this would be five ⭐️. #romantsy

CarolynM I completely agree with your review. It's such a shame about the ending, I'm sure it could have been done better. 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A solid follow up to the first book. Bianca is #badass & holy cliffhanger. Hopefully my hold for book 3 won‘t really take 6 months.

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Bossman | Vi Keeland
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I loved the beginning & middle of this. The meet cute, the snark & banter. But when they got together it didn‘t live up to the buildup. The 🔥 was missing and the dark moment & his subsequent weird behavior almost made me bail. Meh. #romantsy

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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❤️💛💚💙💜 I loved this so hard. It‘s all my fave things. Enemies to lovers, snarky banter, ridiculously embarrassing incidents, Texas, politics and royals. Alex & Henry are adorable & surely someone will make a movie. I am so there for that when it happens. #romantsy

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Un-Stuck | Nora Phoenix
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Not in database. Cornell is injured in accident that kills his best friend. Unbeknownst to him, the best friend‘s son, Rhys, has had a torch for him for years. Cornell moves in with Rhys temporarily because he needs care & it turns out Rhys is just the Daddy he needs. This could have been an ick factor story but Nora is so good that it‘s not. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #kindleunlimited #romantsy

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At Attention | Annabeth Albert
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I read this series out of order & had put this one off because Dylan was annoying in other books. He‘s much more likable in this. Definitely not my fave of the series but I liked it. #romantsy

CarolynM I like that s series. I'm reading no.7 at the moment. 🙂 5mo
Christy2318 @CarolynM Dustin & Wes are my faves followed by Ben & Maddox 5mo
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American King | Sierra Simone
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It would have been a stronger finish without the last 1.5 chapters but I understand why she didn‘t end it there. I ugly cried through several parts of this one. #romantsy 👑👑👑👑

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American Prince | Sierra Simone
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Book 2 of King Arthur retelling with references to Achilles & Patroclus and The Little Prince. This was set in a mostly accurate world with a fictional enemy. She took liberties with the order of Presidential succession which I didn‘t care for simply because it didn‘t mesh with the rest of the world building and felt lazy. High level of angst and drama. 👑👑👑👑 #romantsy

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American Queen | Sierra Simone
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I put off reading this because I didn‘t think I would like it. I was wrong. But I‘m glad I waited until trilogy was done because the cliffhangers would have ticked me off. This King Arthur retelling starts a little slow but then BAM! This makes me think of soap operas and 80s era bodice rippers and epic sagas. 👑👑👑👑#romantsy

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Goodbye Paradise | Sarina Bowen
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Mehso-so

Two boys who grew up in a polygamist cult join the outside world after one is thrown out and the other runs away to join him. Great premise but the execution could have been a lot less fluffy. ❤️❤️❤️#romansty

CarolynM I liked this one. 5mo
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Fallen Crest Family | Tijan Tijan
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Not as good as book 1 but still plenty of soap opera angst & #crazysauce ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romantsy

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Fallen Crest High | Tijan Tijan
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ This is just the kind of soap opera drama I love. This would make a great Netflix series. Love the angst, love the #crazysauce #romantsy

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Candy Boys | Jo Raven
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This had more emotional depth than I anticipated but was way too coincidental in the plotting. #romantsy

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Top Secret | Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowern
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Shades of You‘ve Got Mail. Frat brothers don‘t realize they are messaging each other on hookup app. I really liked this one. It wasn‘t #Wesmie good but it would be hard to match that level of awesomeness. #romantsy

CarolynM Very few things are that good🙂 5mo
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