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YA author of the paranormal romance Soulmated. Book 2, Fighting Fate, comes out April 2018! Learn more here: www.shailapatelauthor.com
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Fighting Fate | Shaila Patel
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I haven't had much time to read with my release gearing up, so I haven't posted recently! It has definitely been a wild book birthday today. I wanted to drop this here before I forgot!

What if touching your soul mate could kill her? Fighting Fate GR: http://bit.ly/2FFjss2

#yapnr #youngadult #romantsy #romance #yaromance #paranormalromance

LibrarianRyan Pretty cover. 1y
Shaila @LibrarianRyan Thank you! 😊 1y
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#Selfie | Cambria Hebert
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Loved the first 3 in the series. They were all about the same couple. This one was about side characters. Unfortunately it fell flat. The plot felt forced & the romance (enemies to lovers) was "eh." I love Hebert's work, so I'll def read her again! This was only entertaining b/c I knew the characters, but other than that I was waiting for the #audiobook to finish. Not crazy about the narrator for the hero either.
#romantsy #newadult #romance

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At First Blush | Beth Ellyn Summer
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Totally adorable romance! And talk about make-up and YouTubing as world-building! I seriously lost myself in this story!!

"...I've written a ton of songs about love without ever having experienced it...till I met you." ? #youngadultromance #contemporaryromance #romance #romantsy #youngadult

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LOVED this!! Laughed so hard at some points that I had to stay in the car to keep listening! Moonbeams and love custard! 😂😂😂 And that big black moment? I. Was. Gutted. I knew it was coming and yet... Brilliant. Masterful. 💖💖💖

#romantsy #romance #historicalromance #historical

Chelleo I still have yet to read one of her books gifted to me by @TK421 #TooManyBooksNotEnoughTime 2y
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Shiver. Maggie Stiefvater | Maggie Stiefvater
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4/5 stars. The writing is so poetic and moving. The narrators seemed to nurture the words, and the cold seemed like a character in itself. ❄❄❄ Beautifully done. There were times that it felt like the story was dragging, but the end picked up nicely. It had an HEA, but it was really abrupt, which I wasn't crazy about. But I'd still recommend it!

#yaromance #yafantasy #youngadult #romantsy #romance #yalit #audiobook #paranormalromance #pnr

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#Nerd | Cambria Hebert
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This series is one of my favorites! I reread it again for our snow day here in the Carolinas ❄. Love the jock/unpopular girl trope--especially when it's humorous! #romantsy #contemporaryromance #newadult #romcom

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Here's to Yesterday | Teagan Hunter
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I've been waiting a month or two for this book to be added to Litsy, but it hasn't yet! Agh! Can't wait any longer to share. I tagged one of the author's other books instead.

This book made me CRACK UP laughing! The text banter is unbelievably adorable & hilarious, and it's a light, quick read. I've already read it a second time 💕💕💕 #romance #romantsy #contemporaryromance #romcom #romanticcomedy

Shaila @Dragon I just saw you add this to your stack. I had to tag another one of Teagan Hunter's books because, even though I'd requested they add Let's Get Textual to #Litsy months ago, it hasn't been! 😞 2y
Dragon Thanks @Shaila 👍😀🐉 2y
Shaila @Dragon 👍 2y
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Shaila @ElaineVanArsdale Hey! 💖 Just wanted to point out that the title you stacked is one of the author's other books. For some reason, Litsy has yet to add Let's Get Textual to Teagan Hunter's list of books 😕. 2y
ElaineVanArsdale 🙂 thanks. I just seen that. 😕 2y
Shaila @ElaineVanArsdale 💕 I might have to suggest the book again to get them to add it! I've read it twice now and still laugh 😄 2y
ElaineVanArsdale I‘m a huge fan of anything comedy and romance so I‘m going to have to read this one 😁 2y
Shaila @ElaineVanArsdale Me too! Have you read Alice Clayton's Wallbanger or Pucked by Helena Hunting? Both hilarious! 2y
ElaineVanArsdale No I haven‘t but I‘ll look into them 😊 2y
Shaila @ElaineVanArsdale Enjoy! 😃 2y
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Royally Screwed | Emma Chase
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I'm not crazy about the royal and commoner trope, but saw this on Libby & needed a new audiobook, so I figured why not? I've read Chase before and liked her and wasn't disappointed. I ended up loving this book b/c of the characters! There were a few unpredictable moments that surprised me, but what kept me listening was their beautiful romance & the connection they shared. ❤ The narration was good too. 😊
#romantsy #contemporaryromance

sprainedbrain Shane East/Steve West is one of my very favorite narrators. 😍 2y
Shaila @sprainedbrain Yes! His accent is dreeeamy! 😍 2y
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I read this ARC just at a time when I wanted sweet, romantic, and beautiful. @AuthorJessPennington's descriptions are gorgeous, and I fell in love with Vee & Cam. He makes an awesome book boyfriend too!
#romantsy #yalit #yaromance #contemporaryromance

Jokila This photo!! ❤️ 2y
Shaila @Jokila Thank you! My son's guitar finally found a reason to exist outside its case! 😄😄😄 2y
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"It doesn't feel real being here with her. It feels like it's a memory already--like one of those moments you know you'll be looking back on, before it's even over."

This is turning out to be such an adorable romance! Le sigh. ❤ I'm about halfway, and I'm dying for their HEA!

#romantsy #yaromance #hea

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Soulmated | Shaila Patel
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I can never resist a sale, so I'm sharing this with you all! 😉💞 If you're looking for a light paranormal with tons of chemistry (and clean romance), you may want to check it out! It features an Indian American heroine and an Irish hero. ❤❤

http://myBook.to/Soulmated

#YARomance #romantsy #yalit #paranormalromance #diverseromance #bookworm #bookcommunity #bookbloggers

RaimeyGallant A belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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Shaila @RaimeyGallant Thank you! I'm only halfway through these #LitsyTips, but I have to get to work! Great help! ❤❤ 2y
RaimeyGallant Haha. :) You're right. It is kinda long. There was so much to say! 2y
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MrBook @LibrarianRyan Are you keeping an on-going list of authors on Litsy? @Shaila needs to be added if she isn't yet. 😁👏🏻 2y
Shaila Thank you @MrBook! ❤❤❤ 2y
LibrarianRyan @MrBook I will get her added. 2y
MrBook @LibrarianRyan 😁🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 You're the tops! 2y
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Cinder & Ella | Kelly Oram
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Fell in love and out of a reading slump with this one. This is one goes in my "reread" pile! ❤ I didn't realize how much I love the secret identity trope! Please send me recs! Book 2 is amazing too ?? #romantsy #contemporaryromance #secretidentity #againstallodds

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This book was hilarious, but so romantic too! The narrator was perfect for Lucy, and I had so many LOL moments I'll probably buy the book to read. ❤ #teamjosh #romantsy #contemporaryromance #thehatinggame #romcom

KatColmer I LOVED this read! Devoured it in one sitting. So funny! One of the best romcoms I‘ve read in along time :) 2y
Shaila @KatColmer Omg, yes! At first I was kinda like, ok...is this whole book going to be in their office?? But as it progressed (and obv moved away from the office) I couldn't believe how ducked in I got 2y
Shaila @KatColmer Ah! Hate typos...meant sucked in! 😄😄 2y
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KatColmer @Shaila the team bonding skirmish scene was hilarious! 😂 2y
KatColmer @Shaila figured you didn‘t mean ducked ;-) 2y
Shaila @KatColmer Omg yes! PAINTBALL! And it was so sweeeeeet too! 😍😍😍 2y
Shaila @KatColmer Have you read The Rosie Project? Different premise, but it was executed a lot like THG. 2y
KatColmer @Shaila Swoon! 2y
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The Secret | Julie Garwood
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Listened to this all day while totally rearranging my bedroom and cleaning in all the nooks and crannies. Absolutely loved these characters and haven't laughed so much in a long time. Romantic, funny, and narrated well! My only beef with the story was that the heroine was in tears every other scene. A bit old school, but she still showed her strength and intelligence! ❤ #romantsy #historicalromance

AileenRR This one is such an old favorite ❤️ 2y
Shaila @AileenRR ❤ I've been meaning to pick up another one of hers. 2y
AileenRR I think The Wedding is a sequel to The Secret. I remember thinking the sequel was cuter and sweeter, but I don‘t think I liked it as much 2y
Shaila @AileenRR Good to know. For whatever reason, I have The Bride stuck in my head...not sure if that's the title, but that's the one I remember friends always raving about 2y
AileenRR Oh! I think you‘re right! The Bride! Who knows, maybe you‘ll like it better ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2y
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Rise of a Legend | Amy Jarecki
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I looooove time travel romance and this one was amazing! I wolfed this and book 2 down in 3 days. They're sequels, but book 1 ends on a happy for now note. It's the story of William Wallace & I love how Jarecki handled it! ❤ #romantsy #historicalromance #timetravel

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Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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I definitely enjoyed it enough to get the 2nd book. Wrath just gave me emotional whiplash, as did Beth, & I found myself doing a huh?-grimace too many times. I loved the other characters & felt the writing was solid for the most part. I even LOL'd at times. I'm not a big fan of head hopping (although Ward handled it well, so I was never confused), & I found some of the other POV scenes a bit boring.

#paranormalromance #romantsy

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My Senior Year of Awesome | Jennifer Digiovanni
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Trying to get my huge weekend to-do list done so that I can curl up with this! Wish me luck! Happy Sunday everyone 😃 #romance #romantsy

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Damaged Goods | Jennifer Bardsley
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Finally got Book 2 in the mail!! Yay! Loved this sci-fi romance about a sheltered girl named Blanca who's been protected from the internet and ensconced at the Tabula Rasa school to protect her purity--then she graduates and is thrust in the real world where all is not as it seems! Book 1 was amazing, and I can't wait to dig into this one!!

Aaah!! But there's so much to do today! I guess laundry will wait!

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The Big F | Maggie Ann Martin
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WOW! Talk about going back in time & reliving the angst of being on the verge of adulthood!! ❤❤❤ Adorable first-love story, great friendships, and a lot of real-life issues dealt with a sweet touch! 💕

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! So glad to see you on here 😊 If you want a good feed, follow active people, your app will be FULL of beautiful posts whether reviews, quotes, or blurbs! The post I tagged you in, you can follow all of the people that liked it because you know they are active. You will love it here, this community has the NICEST people and they all love books 📚🎉 (edited) 3y
Shaila @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Good advice! 😃😃 I feel like I'm walking on shaky legs for the first time while I'm figuring everything out! Lol! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings You can also shake your phone and message them to get verified as well. So people know you are the real Shaila Patel 😊 The creators of this app are also the founders of Out Of Print, so they genuinely love the book community. Any questions you have they will answer quickly. 3y
Shaila @BooksTeasAndBookishThings That's so cool! I love Out of Print! 3y
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