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KristiAhlers

KristiAhlers

Joined February 2020

Publisher author, former flight attendant, bookseller @ B&N, flower arranger, and total lover of books and tea! ☕️📚
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Torn by Carian Cole
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Y'all this is such a feel good read. I just love Sarah Adam's for her light and entertaining reads. Perfect addition to that upcoming summer reading list! #LittensLoveRomanc

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The Tearsmith | Erin Doom
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This is a gothic, coming of age, at times dark romance. There is a lot here and honestly whilst I managed to inhale this one...it could've been a wee bit shorter...this is a translation of an Italian read I believe? The writing is beautifully done...

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Avenging Angel | Kristen Ashley
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If you've been following me you know that this author is one of my top 5 favorites. This book is book 1 in a rock chick's spin off and I LOVED it! Do yourself a favor and get ahold of this book. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Her Soul for Revenge | Harley Laroux
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Yes, please. OMGeeeee this one is a book I'm glad I picked up for the storyline between Zane ans Juniper. Otherwise because I read book 1 I knew where this one was going...but I still found value in the book from the MC's point of view. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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The Lies We Steal | Monty Jay
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I dropped everything else I was reading to blow through this one. First in a series and between the slow burn tension, mystery and seriously morally gray characters I was sucked in! Mind those trigger warnings! #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @@thearomaofbooks

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This is a soft pick only because the ending *cliffhanger-lite has intrigued me enough that I will want to read the next book. A lot of world building here which didn't allow for a lot of story development if that makes sense. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Vicious | L. J. Shen
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Honestly, LJ Shen is one of my favorite authors as she always brings the emotion, character and spice. This book is no exception. Vicious will suck you in.#LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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This was a cute romance that fans of YA romance will find enjoyable. The characters are endearing and the author will tug on your emotions #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars. I'm totally in love with this book and I have such a book hangover. I'm sad it's finished. It was the perfect blending of history, magic and sensual romance. Fear not the romance is not the focus and its not explicit so don't let that keep you from reading this one. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

behudd I can‘t wait to read this! Bardugo has such range! 2mo
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Meshell1313 Oooh awesome!!! 2mo
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I found this to be a super fun read. Perfect for those summer reading lists. Laugh out loud moments and really endearing characters along with a solid mystery storyline. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Icon and Inferno | Marie Lu
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This title is the follow up to Stars and Smoke and this one jumps in a year later. This title seemed to move a little quicker and it was fun to revisit with Sydney and Winter. And honestly the ending...all the feels. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Stars and Smoke | Marie Lu
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Honestly, this is a 🌟🌟🌟 rating. It's cute. Predictable and had some pacing issues. It was slow to start...and when it found its groove...bam thr story is over. But still entertaining. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Becoming Madam Secretary | Stephanie Dray
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This was a very interesting and historically rich read that I truly enjoyed. This author honestly is one of my favorites when it comes to her characters and historic elements without swamping you with them 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Thrive | Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
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I will give the authors this...they are fair in demonstrating addiction and its oftentimes rocky path to maintained sobriety. Whats difficult for me is two very addicted people to two different addictions...and how this isn't what I'd call a relaxing feel good read. It's almost overwhelming to be honest. #LittensLoveRomance

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Hearts Still Beating | Brooke Archer
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This is a post-apocalyptic YA romance and honestly I'm not a fan of this kinda genre (post-apocalyptic) but this story was a solid Sapphic romance. #ARC #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

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Savage | Daniela Romero
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This is a soft pick for me. I feel like this could've been better if it was a just a bit better paced. Please mind the trigger warnings. The FMC is a victim of serial assault off page. There is spice and I did like Gabriel and Cecilia...there were just bits that were sloggy #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

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Eclipses | Nick Hunter
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Well living in Illinois finally paid off! And I didn't have to travel to see this...just stepped outside while at work. 100% coverage. Both amazing and eerie.

Gissy Wow! 🤩Great experience 👌 2mo
Kitta So cool! 2mo
Texreader Yay!!! We were in path of totality, but also path of thick cloud cover. It was so so sad. We got a few glimpses before and after but not during so we just enjoyed the ambiance 2mo
dabbe WOWZA! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
KristiAhlers @Texreader I was so worried that would be our situation. Today totally cloudy. At least it held off. 2mo
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I guess I just don't get it. Honestly, I thought Lucy was a brat and Podcaster Ben was a tool. Whilst I like reading the podcast portions the rest of the book just didn't work for me. I'm a character driven reader meaning its all about the charactersfor me. And these characters were meh and almost unlikable. I really don't get the hype...but hey that's just my opinion. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Silver Soul: Book 1 | Becca Bruton
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A friend of mine was raving about this title and so I decided to give it a go (free with KU) and wow! This is a romantasy read with all the feels. The beginning is a little slow but stick with it. Book one in a series and this is April's #bookspin book! #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

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Wicked Minds | R a Smyth
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This series! I swear I hate cliffhangers sometimes. And does this end with a doozy. However the third book isn't too terribly far off...I love the characters and their individual growth and the spice level is scorching. Mind the TW'ings #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

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If I could I'd kick my own backside for waiting so long to read this story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 read and will probably be my favorite of this month. Loved the world-building and the characters. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

JuniperWilde I loved this story, too. I just found out that it‘s a series! 2mo
LeeRHarry 🤣 the book I‘m reading atm I wish I could kick my own backside for too! Love it ! 🤣 2mo
Balibee146 I just bought the whole series on Kindle earlier this week after watching a favourite YouTuber rave about them. Moving them higher up the tbr! 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly Yay! And now you get to read the rest! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I felt the exact same way!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this book! 2mo
KristiAhlers @Clare-Dragonfly yes I bought the rest today while at work. 2mo
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How does it feel? | Jeneane O'Riley
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I picked this one up on impulse at work (me...bookstore...this happens a lot!) And I ended up getting sucked into this fantasy book. This book one in a series I'm to understand. Totally, recommend this one.

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My Antonia | Willa Cather
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I love reading classics and this one was so good. Reminded me a bit of when I read Little House books when I was younger. This title drew me in and I was well entertained. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

Kimberlone I never made the connection, but that‘s an apt comparison - a more adult, realistic version of little house on the prairie 2mo
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This is by one of my favorite YA writers. She plots stories that are entertaining for any age. Plenty of twists and turns highly recommend this one. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

Karisimo Did you read this one? My first disappointment from holly Jackson…. But I think I‘m willing to give her another chance! 2mo
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I Cheerfully Refuse | Leif Enger
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Honestly I'm not a huge fan of dystopia type novels...which this is...but at the same time Lark and Rainy were two characters that drew me in...until they didn't. There is a lot of moving parts and honestly whilst wasn't something I would've picked up on my own (I run a book club) I don't totally dislike the book. Left me feeling meh. 3 🌟

jdiehr His book Peace Like a River is one of my all-time favorites 2mo
KristiAhlers @jdiehr I loved that one too! 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my April 2024 bookspin card. Y'all I can't believe it's April already! Yikes! #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Frozen Hearts | R a Smyth
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This is a slow burn RH romance and ohbmy goodness it's so good...so emotional and very much a page-turner. This does end in a cliff hanger. And yes, I'm ready to start the next in the series. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks #doublespin

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Well the month of March was a good reading month for me. I'm currently on vacation in DC for the cherry blossom festival and have been enjoying all the free time for reading! #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

peanutnine I miss living in DC for cherry blossom season!! 🌸 So beautiful, enjoy! 2mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s been a great cherry blossom year. They seem to be lasting longer than usual. 2mo
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KristiAhlers @Bookwormjillk I was so glad they were still here. We'd been told they'd peaked and weather was going to move in and blow them away. So happy there were still so full and pretty. We head home Saturday, this has been an amazing trip. I love this part of the country 2mo
KristiAhlers @peanutnine I'd happily move here. I love all the history around here. I miss living in North Carolina honestly. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @KristiAhlers it‘s truly a magical time to be in DC 2mo
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Revolt | Knight K.A.
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This is the first title in this new series and this title is a spicy RH romance that kept me glued to the pages. Highly recommend this author. #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

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I love this series! This is book 2 in the series and I found myself sucked into the family drama...a grandmother who plays matchmaker. The characters are so endearing...and honestly the spice level is right up there but not over the top. #LittensLoveRomance

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Angry God | L J Shen
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I love this author. She writes dark questionable moral gray hero's and yet you'll find yourself sucked into the story and the spice. Mind the trigger warnings #LittensLoveRomance

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating | Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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This was without a doubt one of the most interesting books I've read. Part of my #nonfiction reading challenge this year this is going to be one of my favorites of the year. So much detailed information! This was really a page turner.

lazydaizee Looks interesting 2mo
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The Portable Veblen: A Novel | Elizabeth Mckenzie
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If you're looking for a feel good read that doesn't take itself too seriously (which I was since I'm on vacation) than I think you will enjoy this. Yes, it's silly but at the same time refreshing

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The Prisoner's Throne | Holly Black
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ I in short inhaled this one. Definitely a one sitting read. I love the world building. I love the characters. Honestly Holly Black is the measure I use for any fae related series...

Clare-Dragonfly Holly Black is the best! 2mo
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Too Good to Be True | Kristen Ashley
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This pains me but I totally felt meh about thisnone. It wasn't the worst but it was far from the best. Simply didn't hold my interest. The romance was lackluster and I didn't care much about the “mystery“ part either. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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I'll Be Home... | Heather Long, Tate James
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So this will come as no surprise if you've been falling me for awhile I don't always get holiday reads read...well during thr holiday they are set. So yeah I'm late with this one. Super spicy, super twisted and dark and yes super amazing. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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This book was so incredibly emotional. Frankie was a character who was so complex but at the same time so very simple and real. I know people are complaining about the romance aspect of it...bit I feel they are missing the point of the relationships formed in combat. Have kleenex ready and be swept up into this devastating part of our history.

AmyG I enjoyed this one. 2mo
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OMG! This is the final book in thr Allience Series and it is hands down my favorite of the four! So much spicy. So much emotion and Cassie was the most amazing dorky FMC ever. Have Kleenex handy! I know. I know...but trust me on this. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Touched (Touched, #1) | Elisa S. Amore
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So yeah I wasn't expecting this!!! Have. Kleenex. Handy! Wow just wow. So much emotion, combined with these characters...le sigh. I have both physical and eReader copy of this book. So there's that! #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Deadly Little Scandals | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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If you're looking for a good read with plenty of twists this author tends to come through every time. I'm still calling The Naturals my favorite as far as series go by this author but this is a close second. #doublespin #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Napoleon: A Life | Andrew Roberts
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Whilst this is a genuine #chunkster of a read...it's also very detailed read. It almost reads as a work of fiction...although there are brief moments of dry information (as a lover of historical nonfiction this didn't bother me in the slightest) but some readers may find it a little tedious. #bookspin @hearomaofbooks

Kristy_K Great review! I‘m hoping to get to this one later this year. The page count is definitely a little daunting. 2mo
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Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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5 🌟! I honestly wasn't going into this one with any really high expectations. Whilst it is dark and there are a few ewww serial killer moments...it ended up being this impossibly amazing slow burn spicy and I mean spicy romance between two really broken people. Highly recommend this one! #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Salt Kiss | Sierra Simone
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Holy Hotness! Book one of this series...and we are talking on a spice level 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶! Once again she revisits the Arthurian legend and once again I was sucked into this one. This is not for the faint of heart.. like at all. Yum! #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Y'all this is going to be one of my top 10 reads of this year I think! Between the time period, the setting and the characters this gothic-esq book was everything! One sitting read! #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

Meshell1313 Ooh stacked! ✅ 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Stacked! I find the Halifax connection and the mention of The Halifax Explosion intriguing. It‘s a great city not far from where I live, so I‘ll have to check this story out. You might find this link interesting https://bigthink.com/the-past/halifax-largest-accidental-explosion/ 2mo
TheLudicReader @CoverToCoverGirl which independent bookstore do you own? (Always great to see fellow Maritimes on Litsy!) 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks I loved the Winternight trilogy so much. This one really intrigues me!! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl @TheLudicReader I‘ve been blessed to have be there for twenty years but my husband and I took over ownership in 2018. I laughingly say my personal library has around 30,000 books in it. So many books and so little time. And I have an amazing bookstore family and community. That‘s how my Litsy handle came into being. 🙂 (edited) 2mo
TheLudicReader Awesome, I will definitely stop in the next time I am up your way, @CoverToCoverGirl 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl @TheLudicReader that would be amazing! Please reach out beforehand and hopefully we will be able to connect with each other. The store has a Facebook page and a website if you‘d like to check it out. www.covertocoverbooks.ca 2mo
TheLudicReader @CoverToCoverGirl I absolutely will! 2mo
KristiAhlers @TheLudicReader I sadly don't own one but I visit as many as I can. Dream job though one day. 2mo
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Wildfire | Hannah Grace
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I'm late to this party...life got messy...I misplaced this one and refused to buy another because hellloòo I already had a copy. This one is strongly sweet while being totally spicy. Very cute read. I liked it better then Icebreaker actually. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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The Flame King's Captive | Lilith Vincent, Chloe Chastaine
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I'm feeling meh about this one. I can't even really put my finger on why it wasn't a keeper read for me. Whilst the wording was intense as well as the characters I simply didn't connect with any of it. This is what's considered a romantasy read #bookspin #LittensLoveRomance @thearomaofbooks

KateReadsYA I hate when a book is a so-so but the cover is amazing!!!!! 2mo
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Little White Lies | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This was a solid read. I didn't connect to it as much as I did any of the books in The Naturals series but it was still a decent read with characters that were unsettling real in some instances. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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First half of the book (the set up I guess you'd call it) 👎🌟 the second half (maybe that's not fair the last 1/8th and this is a generous rating🌟🌟🌟). I get what the author was trying to do...but honestly I got to the point I didn't care. Crash the plane...don't crash the plane...big Mina reveal...bah!

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Honestly I seem to run hot and cold with this series. However this title I can say I enjoyed and kept with it. Rose and Conner are a very dynamic couple and the age-gap isn't off putting. I would rate this one 3.5 🌟's #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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House of Beating Wings | Olivia Wildenstein
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I'm a total fan of this story! Very deep world building and characters you're going to want to take the journey with. This is book one in the series and I gambled and bought the whole thing in advance and I'm glad I did. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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