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Jemgirl2014

Jemgirl2014

Joined December 2017

Romance novels and psychological suspense books are what keep me going in this crazy world!
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Book Lovers by Emily Henry
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Mehso-so

I was so excited for this one and unfortunately, it did not meet my high expectations. I don‘t like how the romance takes a huge backseat to Mack‘s marital issues. As a result, the chemistry between Cleo and Mack seems forced. By the end of the book I was wishing that he reconnect with his wife and leave Cleo behind as a vacation fling. The setting of Salvation, Ireland is beautiful and the secondary characters are fun. That‘s one positive⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fake | Erica Katz
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I had this one on my wish list! Score! Thought I‘d share if anyone wants to grab it for themselves. 😊

Bklover Done! Thanks for the tip! 2w
Jemgirl2014 @Bklover You‘re welcome! Enjoy. 🤗 2w
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Oh boy, this is boring. I had to switch over to “Lockdown on London Lane” and I‘m loving it so far! I hope they make it into a movie. I‘ll get back to Josie‘s latest at another time. ☺️

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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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I never thought they‘d release the books so quickly! Can‘t wait to get my box! I‘ll just wait for “my preorder of Booklovers” to download on my Kindle. 😊

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Business Not As Usual | Sharon C. Cooper
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Warning: “Business Not as Usual” will give you a book hangover! 😫 This wonderful, beautiful book stayed with me many days after reading it. It‘s been too long since I‘ve read a romantic comedy of quality. It totally checks all of the boxes for me: laugh out loud moments, lovable secondary characters, and lots of steam between the main characters Dreamy and Karter! The fact that this book illustrates black love in its purest form: chef‘s kiss!

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Business Not As Usual | Sharon C. Cooper
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When she naps I read. 😅 This book is so freaking hilarious! Such a cute romance!

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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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It is so different from her previous two novels and that's why I loved it! Foley really steps outside of her comfort zone with "The Paris Apartment" and it shows! I was totally invested in each of the characters and how they tie into the disappearance of Ben. Even though I figured out the underlying plot I was totally surprised by what happens to Ben! Yes, this book is top shelf quality stuff. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
Bailedbailed

Bailed at about 20%. Skipped to the end. Guess what? I‘m not at all shocked by the killer. This one was not for me.

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I hope May is better for me. 😞

Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It sucks. I hate skipping! 😭 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
Mehso-so

I was expecting so much more but unfortunately it didn‘t live up to my high expectations. I enjoyed “The Sundown Motel ” ten times more than this one. It gets off to a great spooky start but my interest totally waned after St. James spoon feeds the reader the entire mystery behind the plot. I should have picked “The Paris Apartment “ as my BOTM instead. Oh well. 😕

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Book mail! I didn‘t put the book by her because I didn‘t want her chewing my book. 😅

jlhammar That face! So much cuteness! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar LOL Thanks! She‘s such a sweetie. 😊 2mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 my heart!!! 2mo
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I finally finished it. ! LOL My little fur ball has cut into my reading time in a major way. Totally worth it. 🥰 I just make sure to sneak in some pages while she‘s napping. Anyway, this book marks Kate Meader‘s epic return to her Hot in Chicago firefighter series. There‘s a reason why she‘s one of my favorite authors because she doesn‘t disappoint! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I finally got my puppy today! I‘d like to introduce you all to Nola. I named her after New Orleans, which is my favorite place in the world! How serendipitous that her Gotcha Day landed on Fat Tuesday. Laissez les bon temps rouler! 😍

MallenNC So cute! 2mo
QuietlyLaura Aww! Hi Nola! 😍🐶 2mo
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BookDragonNotWorm She's adorable!!!!! 2mo
TheSpineView Cuteness overload! 💚🐾 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Precious😍 Congrats on your new best friend ❤🐾 2mo
Sleepswithbooks 🐶💛🐶💛 2mo
GondorGirl Hello, Nola! 🥰 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you! ❤️❤️ 2mo
Arvena OMG, what a cutie! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @Arvena Thank you, Arvena! 🥰 2mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Excited about this one! I‘ll get “ The Cartographers” next time!

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Last week when I made my Coffee Bean run I had cheesy egg bites for the very first time. After one bite I was in love. I liked them so much that I had to make my own. They came out well! I will definitely be making them again. 😀

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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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I'm reading “Vladimir“ right now. Wondering if anybody else finds the narrator's daughter annoying. I just want to slap her. There is no way I'd talk to my mother in such a disrespectful manner. She's such a brat! She's not the only one though. The author has done a great job of making some really unlikeable characters. Now that my rant is over I must say that I'm really enjoying this book! 😄

marleed You are not wrong about the daughter. I wonder if raising a child in an open-marriage situation would somehow level the playing field in a parent child relationship - like maybe the daughter heard rumors of her parents‘ infidelities through her schooling and grew up with some certain level of disrespect toward her parents. Haha - the author could have another story there! 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed You could be on to something. There is so much resentment on Sid‘s part. The dynamic between her and her mother is very interesting. I feel like the narrator doesn‘t feel like she‘s enough when it comes to being a mother and as a result, she lets her talk to her any kind of way. Plus, I‘m noticing that the narrator doesn‘t allow Sid to be accountable for any mistakes she makes. Like her mess ups with Alexis. 3mo
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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
Mehso-so

I was bored during 90% of this book. What really irks me is how the authors tended to use plot fillers that do nothing to move the story along. For example, there is a whole scene describing her visit with her primary care doctor. What‘s the purpose of this besides to bore me? The ending is the only thing that saves this novel from being a complete disaster but it lacks originality. Only fitting for a mediocre book. ⭐️⭐️

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The Overnight Guest: A Novel | Heather Gudenkauf
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This is a solid mystery suspense. Even though the revelations are easy to figure out, I was still invested in the story enough to want to find out what happens in the end. I do wish this book comes with a trigger warning. There are quite a few dark scenes in the story and it made me sick to my stomach as I read them.

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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They‘re here! That was pretty fast. Nice!

Traci1 The Maid is really good. 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @Traci1 Oh! I‘m so glad to hear that! I will definitely be reading it soon. Thanks! 😊 3mo
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Good Rich People | Eliza Jane Brazier
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What the fu&k?! The fu$k?! This is some crazy sh!t! What the hell did I just read? Best book ever! This was my interior dialogue in a nutshell as I was reading this bat sh!t crazy book. Besides all of the sheer insanity there is so much to like about this novel like the author‘s strong social commentary about the homeless epidemic here in Los Angeles being a prime example. It‘s so relevant. God, I hope this is made into a movie! 😆

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Duke, Actually | Jenny Holiday
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A sweet deal! The prequel “A Princess for Christmas “ is really good so I‘m so happy that I‘m able to get this one at this price! Check it out!

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This is a fantastic book! Because it is so well-written I became completely immersed in the boys‘ epic journey. It sure didn‘t feel like I was reading such a lengthy book. My one criticism is the very last scene of the story. What was that?! It totally made me look at Emmett in a different way. 😞

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams

A film adaptation of this book is coming to Hulu in a few weeks! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GFvupyiNEz0&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0eOPBhCGARIsAFIwTs7uch_u... Now I need to get Hulu. 😕

BrittanyReads 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀 love that book 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads Me too! I really hope the movie stays true to the book! 3mo
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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Here‘s what I chose for my box. I guess I‘ll be preordering “The Paris Apartment “ on Amazon.

Alfoster Loved The Golden Couple and The Maid!❤️👏 3mo
BrittanyReads I was upset about Paris Apartment, too 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads I know. What a missed opportunity. 😕 3mo
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BrittanyReads I wonder if there's a chance it may show up in March 🤨 3mo
BrittanyReads I mean The Christie Affair came out Jan 20 I think 🤔 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads Maybe. I preordered mine. I think I‘d rather read it on the release date rather than wait around for BOTM to possibly release it. 😊 3mo
BrittanyReads I feel ya lol March is my birthday month so I'm holding out hope for a free copy 🤞🤞 haha enjoy it! 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads Oh! Then I hope will be able to add it to your birthday box! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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I‘ve never read a book with chapters in descending chronological order before. The lack of quotation marks is different too. A little halfway through with “The Lincoln Highway “ and I‘m super engaged. Impressive for such a lengthy book!

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Okay, I have to give her her props. Colleen Hoover deserves every bit if praise that has been bestowed upon her. She certainly knows how to write a story that pulls at the heartstrings. As for the actual romance, I don‘t think it can get any more swoon worthy! Then there is that tender scene between Kenna and little Diem at the dinner table. 😭 It just wrapped everything together so perfectly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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The February BOTM picks have been revealed. I hope "The Paris Apartment" is an add on. I'm more excited about reading it than "The Golden Couple". "Vladimir" actually sounds like a good read despite its god awful cover lol.

BrittanyReads I'm hoping for The Paris Apartment too! Sad to not see it as a pick. I'm really not drawn to any of these. And YES that Vladimir cover is hideous 😬 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads I know! How are they going to do Ms. Foley like that?! If I buy Vladimir I'm removing the cover 😂 4mo
BrittanyReads Hahahahhaha! SAME!! 😶 4mo
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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Starting this one. Time to see what the hype is all about. 😃

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I would categorize “A History of Wild Places “ as more of a mystery than a suspense. Even though the pacing can be rather slow, I was still very much engaged as I read this book. Ernshaw does an excellent job at crafting a solid mystery; I sure as heck didn‘t figure out what happened to Maggie and Travis until it was revealed to me. Talk about a shocker! I‘m glad I picked this as my BOTM. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting
Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one. The romance between Declan and Avery seems forced which only makes the intimate scenes between them super awkward. I found myself rushing through this book just to get to the end. I already preordered the sequel but I‘m going to cancel it since the book centers around Avery‘s sister London, whom I find very annoying.

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Bailedbailed

Life is too short to waste my time with a boring book. I just couldn‘t get into this one. I bailed after 100 pages.

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So it‘s King cake season in New Orleans. I didn‘t let the fact that I live in Los Angeles stop me from getting one lol. I can‘t wait to try Brennan‘s famous Bananas Foster King cake. 😋

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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I‘d say this is. between a “pick” and a “so so”. I like that it kept my interest. Thankfully I have a high tolerance for unlikeable characters because all of them are a hot mess. Unfortunately, the plot becomes extremely predictable towards the end. Also, the reason behind the killings is kind of lame. Lastly, I feel like the ending is pretty lazy. I kind of felt cheated once I was done reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ICantImReading I completely agree with this!! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @ICantImReading LOL Yeah, Paula Hawkins totally ran away with this and then she got lost 4mo
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The Perfect Escape | Leah Konen
Mehso-so

I had such high hopes for this book and unfortunately, it let me down. I went in expecting a thriller and got a quasi domestic suspense featuring boring characters with boring secrets. By the time I got to the big reveal and the twist, which is pretty lame, I was pretty much over it. The only reason why I‘m not completely panning it is because one of the characters experiences a romance in the book, which I found kind of cute.

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Wow, can this author write! I like this one even better than her first one and that‘s saying a lot because “Pretty Little Wife” is a top shelf thriller. I practically inhaled this book; I read it in two days. Darby Kane is so great with pacing and building suspense that it‘s always “just one more chapter” with her. I totally blame her for my lack of sleep last weekend lol. I‘m already biding my time for Kane‘s next one!

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Had a lot of fun during the 2021 Winter games. Thanks @Clwojick for hosting!

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Just found this today! This app is so great for readers and writers! I just found out about it today but from what I‘ve gathered so far it is an online community of readers and writers. You get to read published stories for free (any genre) and if you happen to be a writer you get to post your stories and get feedback from your community. Also, for the serious writers, publishers are constantly trolling the site. Pretty neat!

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh my God! I didn‘t know about this! I was aimlessly searching through Netflix and this popped up! Today is my lucky night! 😆

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, me neither!! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @LiteraryinLawrence So exciting! Guess you find the best stuff when you aren‘t really looking haha! 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading Exactly the same thing happened to me! I haven‘t read the book yet and now I‘m debating which one first. 4mo
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Jemgirl2014 @Prairiegirl_reading Hmm…. Good question. Well, I will say that so far the series is excellent and and it is staying very close to the book‘s storyline. 😊 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading @Jemgirl2014 i wish I would have known it was coming so I could have moved the book up on my tbr! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @Prairiegirl_reading I know! How did this slip under our radar? lol You‘re in for a real treat! One of my favorite books. 😊 4mo
WJCintron I need to read it!!!! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @WJCintron You really do! Fantastic book and my mom and I loved the movie! 😀 4mo
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It came! What kind of voodoo magic is this??? 😂

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Okay...lol Am I being punked? This has to be a mistake. I've never gotten my box this early! 😯

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, that would be crazy fast! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @LiteraryinLawrence Right?! We shall see if they really deliver lol 4mo
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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I love this book. I like how the author educates readers about how the US colonized Puerto Rico. I don‘t remember learning about this is in school so it was quite an eye opener for me. Aside from the politics that heavily characterize this novel, Gonzalez tells a family saga that is ripe with drama and explosive secrets. Olga and Prieto are very likable and it really pained me to see how they are manipulated by their mother. Anyway, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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That was easy. Wish the add ons were more interesting. Oh well. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Photo Challenge: A Snowman #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ⛄️ 5mo
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Clwojick Amazing! Great job! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 Thanks! 😀 4mo
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6 hours read #WrapitUpRwadathon #EndofYearReadathon 6×10×2= 120 points Word search: 20×10=200 Total = 321 points #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

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Photo Challenge: Favorite Christmas gift. Collecting high end fashion dolls is a hobby of mine. I bought her as a gift to myself. She's one of my Holy Grails as we say in the doll collecting world. Designed by fashion designer Jason Wu circa 2009. I'm going to treasure her for many years to come. 😊 #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

FelinesAndFelonies Gorgeous!! I have a Monet Water Lily (?) Barbie and the Gone with the Wind Barbie dolls. They're in my closet but I still love to take the boxes out and look at them. 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @FelinesAndFelonies Thank you! Pho, a Monet Water Lily Barbie sounds lovely. 😊 I have quite a few of mine on display but now I‘m running out of space so I have to streamline lol 5mo
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BOTM's January main picks.

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Festive recipe: Eggnog cookies #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 20 points Merry Christmas!

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"Olga Dies Dreaming" Five hours read #WrapitupReadathon #EndofYearReadathon 2×10×5= 100 Word Search 34×10= 340 Total=440 points #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick