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TsundokuAleax

TsundokuAleax

Joined September 2016

Books are an adventure and I like to do the same for them. IG: tsundoku.aleax
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Get busy living or get busy dying.
― Stephen King

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Broken people don't hide from their monsters. Broken people let themselves be eaten.
― Francesca Zappia

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Boy, you knock on the devil's door and he will head slam you through the wall.
― Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

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The Lottery | Shirley Jackson
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Didn't take a picture but @Nevermore88 your box is on the way! This is a picture of the box we used for our production of this show. We were surprised at how many people did not know at least one or both plays (The Monkey's Paw). #basicwitchswap @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

Nevermore88 Thank you ! 5d
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them.
― Alice Sebold

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
― J.K. rowling

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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if you‘re going to dragged through hell, then you may as well reign over it.
-amanda lovelace

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "aw shit, he's up!
― Steve Maraboli

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
― C.S. Lewis

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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@Nevermore88 This weekend got a bit crazy but I did get your box on Friday. Enjoy this look at some of the Halloween decor the roomies have put up. #basicwitchswap @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

Nevermore88 I love that set up super cute! Rose quartz sphere I assume? 5d
TsundokuAleax @Nevermore88 Yes! I realized today that I got butterfingers and hit the wrong name when I orginally went to tag you on this post. There are a ton of decorations still going up so there will be a lot of book photoshoots as they finish. 5d
Nevermore88 I can‘t wait to see the rest of the decor 5d
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death.
― Guy Sajer

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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“Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.”
― Cornelia Funke

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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... not all monsters look like monsters. There are some that carry their monstrosity inside.
― Fredrik Backman

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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You worry that we‘re becoming monsters. Merlin, we already were monsters. You didn‘t make us any worse.
-Alastar Reynolds

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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“Oh, monsters are scared," said Lettie. "That's why they're monsters.”
-Neil Gaiman

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Listen, child - if you‘re at a party with a hundred people and one of them is the devil, he‘ll be the last one you‘d suspect.
-Dean Koontz

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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It was dark now, the gossamer moon hanging among diamond stars in the soft black of the night.
― Amber Newberry

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself.
-Lauren Alex Hooper

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
― Dan Brown

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Round about the caldron go;
In the poison‘d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter‘d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i‘ the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

#halloween #30daysofHalloween #quote #Quoteaday #October

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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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I do not go for thrillers but I did enjoy this one. The layers of story going on here and how well Amy learned and played the game was fascinating. Rue was very right when she described Amy as an origami puzzle but that also applied to the book as well. There were so many different moments that unfolded and changed the picture. Books like this make me happy for the rest of the group for making me try new reads. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles @bookandcat This should be in the mail today or tomorrow. I also already picked up Soul of Stars, if you are okay with that for the next round. 3w
Schlinkles I‘m good with that! 3w
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It was a weird summer and the show didn't help in terms of me keeping up on here or with my life. Thanks for checking out my book dump from this summer. Here's to hoping that my pace is a bit more manageable this fall. 🤞

MicheleinPhilly Gorgeous photo! 1mo
TsundokuAleax @MicheleinPhilly Thank you. I may be terrible at posting but I do love taking picture of books for later. 1mo
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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Maddie and Theo have been at odds forever. They have to play nice for Alexa's wedding. What happens when they start to really see each other and realize that maybe they were wrong? While I like Maddie, Theo is my boy and I got his back in this one. Maddie is firm the end but gets mad when Theo agrees to what she says. When Theo is down he says some things he shouldn't. That being said, Maddie needed to grovel way more than him. #romantsy

tpixie Lol my oldest daughter is Maddie and my youngest daughter‘s 3 yo son is Theo! 1mo
TsundokuAleax @tpixie Those are great name choices. That being said, it might be a weird read just because of the names. 1mo
tpixie @TsundokuAleax yes!! Lol 😂 1mo
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When guys who run away from relationships fall, they fall hard and also eventually mess up. It is to be expected. Weston is stuck at Kendra's till his place is fixed up. They do not get along at all but Kendra still comes to the rescue after an accident. Seeing Weston grow and learn how to open up was amazing. As was opening up about some major trauma that really informs his behavior. #romantsy

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Man, did I ever fall in love with these two characters. Edwina is a bit down on her luck but manages to find someone to hire her as their secretary. Michael is attracted to his secretary but finds her mind and how she understands and respects him just as intriguing. The way Edwina felt about Michael's interest in how smart and clever she was, is something I understand on such a deep level and made this book special to me. #romantsy

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I Flipping Love You | Helena Hunting
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This book was an eh over all but I love Pierce. He is an amazing emotionally intelligent man. Rain is a bit of a mess from a lot of the things she went through and is hiding. It was a fun but fairly forgettable read for me but seriously read it for Pierce because he is amazing. #romantsy

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So I read the last book first but am totally happy with it. I love that Sarah was the nobility while Jeremy was a vicar. To see how these two connected and how much they enjoyed the bedroom was amazing as a wonderful change of pace. While Jeremy did not have a great reaction to the secret Sarah was keeping from him, I love how much he supported her and wanted her to continue by the end of the book. Now to read the other two. #romantsy

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Dangerous to Know & Love | Jane Harvey-Berrick
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I was a bit surprised by this read. It is a darker new adult romance but the book is dealing with some heavy stuff. Daniel has a secret that keeps everyone at arms lenght and Lisanne accidentally figures it out. Daniel's less than stellar home life that goes from bad to worse and Lisanne goes between being helpful and detrimental. These two are high emotional swings that will not be for everyone but I did enjoy the story. #romantsy

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I realized last night that I never posted about this lovely book. It was such a fun but layered ride to see Gork fail at being a terrible dragon. To see how they taught and did things was funny and a bit sad for how out of place Gork was. I did enjoy much of the story and logic for how they did things. This is a perfect book for middle grade students but I would happily read again. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

LibrarianRyan I have this, and its actually on my read soon TBR cart. I love the cover of yours. I have the hard cover with the hand giving the rock on sign. 1mo
TsundokuAleax @LibrarianRyan I saw that cover and agree. But both are fun covers. 1mo
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Witchblade: Talons | John DeChancie
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1. Both 2.fiction
3. Probably both 🤷‍♀️
4. Cats!
5. Tarot
6. Story but okay with practice (especially tarot)
7. Crystals but not opposed to plants
8. No idea but maybe west🤷‍♀️
@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady #basicwitchswap

Meaw_catlady 🖤🔮🌙 2mo
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This was a wonderful way to celebrate opening the show I have spent most of this year working on. I loved getting these bookmarks from locations that you have visited and the Shakespeare ones made me squeal with delight. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful package. #bookmarkswap @Mitch @LibrarianRyan

alisonrose Ooooh I need those Shakespeare ones!! Does it say where they‘re from/who made them? 2mo
Mitch Glad you liked them! Hope the show went well 😘 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
TsundokuAleax @alisonrose The Shakespeare one came from Dover Publications. Hope that helps you to locate some for yourself! 2mo
alisonrose @TsundokuAleax Thank you, I found them! And they have a whole bunch of other great ones too! 👍🏻 2mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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@curiouserandcurioser Thank you so much for these lovely bookmarks! I just open the show I have been working on and it turned out to be a lovely opening present to myself. I am so excited to start using them. @LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @TsundokuAleax you are so very welcome! I had a wonderful time picking them out and i hope they give you much joy and many hours of enjoyment😊 2mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Look at this beautiful package! I am so excited to see what is inside. @LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap

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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Since I forgot to take some pictures, here is my accountability post for #bookmarkswap held by @LibrarianRyan and a picture of Little Ian. This is from when we went Puerto Rico a few weeks back.

LibrarianRyan I love it. He can lay in my Jeep any day. 3mo
TsundokuAleax @LibrarianRyan He gets to have all the best pictures wherever I go and I love when he gets to have fun photo ops. 3mo
Nute Whoa! I‘ve never seen a Funko Pop like that before! I might have to start collecting.😂 2mo
TsundokuAleax @Nute They have a few that are in different poses. I know this one is basically a collector's items because it was limited. I have a few but they are only ones that I love. Otherwise it can get out of control, fast 2mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Look what arrived in the chaos that was yesterday! Super excited to see what @Mitch has sent. Now to hopefully get mine out tomorrow since it is a busy one for me. 🤞

Mitch That was super quick! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
TsundokuAleax @Mitch I know! It makes me feel hopeful that mine will get to their homes quickly 3mo
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@DannyHattan #whatwouldyoudo
1. My parents have played my whole life and my first campaign was when I was 13 in 2nd Edition.
2. In a heartbeat. I can't play as regularly as I would like and it makes me so sad.
3. Read the manuals to understand the rules and find a good group that is willing to teach you how to properly play.
4. @MrBook @DivineDiana because I am very interested to see what you think.

bookandcat That is so cool that your family plays!!!! I wish mine did growing up lop 4mo
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bookandcat @TsundokuAleax do you listen to The Adventure Zone or watch Critical Role at all? 4mo
TsundokuAleax @bookandcat I wish I did. I barely have time to listen to the two podcasts that I currently am into. I cannot imagine trying to jump into those right now. Maybe someday. Also, I am dying to play in 5th edition because everyone says it is brilliant after that one we don't talk about. 4mo
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax ooh what podcasts are you listening to? And 5e is a decent edition from what I can see! 4mo
MrBook 1. Nope, I never have. 2. I think so. 🤔😁 3. Complicated games make me go 🤯. 😆 I would have to ease into it. Thank you for the tag!!! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 4mo
DivineDiana 1. Unfortunately, I have not. 😞 2. Absolutely, have always been intrigued. 3. Be patient with yourself. Thank you for tagging me! 😀 (edited) 4mo
TsundokuAleax @MrBook Man, I hope you have some game shops that run campaigns so you can drop in and watch. They can be so much fun. But also I get the stress. We have had some complicated ones over the years. We actually have a game on hiatus because we almost broke the world but instead may have broke the game.😬😁 4mo
TsundokuAleax @DivineDiana thanks for replying. I am always interested to see what people think of D&D 4mo
TsundokuAleax @bookandcat Currently Pod Save America (a political one that I am super behind on) and Read Me Romance (a weekly romance where you get a full audio novella each week). 4mo
MrBook 😱😱😱 4mo
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I am here for these beautiful nerds finding and falling for each other. Guys is just adorable and so sweet. He is hyper aware of himself and others but I love how he manages the world. Reggie has worked hard to build up her business and does not let anyone use her disability against her. To have Gus be so accepting of her and do the same for him was beautiful to watch. I want more of this in my romace! #romantsy

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Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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I am obsessed with this comic. The lush imagery that needs to be studied for its beauty and to pick up all the nuances
The layered and dense story that needs to be taken in slowly and multiple times. I reread the previous volumes whenever a new trade reaches me because there are so many things that don't quite make sense till you get more of the story. I am excited to see where this is going because this is one story that truely lives in the grey.

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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I do love amanda lovelace's poetry so much and this is another beautiful entry into Women are Some Kind of Magic trilogy. By framing the trauma and damage that so many of us go through in such a raw but fantastical way, it makes it that much more visceral. I am so glad that I picked up that first book and fell in love with the words. I cannot wait to see what the next book will be.

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This was a fascinating turn of fiercely feminine fairy tales. I loved the way they turned some of the stories on their heads and even more so the villainesses. I am so glad that this is going to the rest of book club and I cannot wait to see what everyone else thinks.
@bookandcat @Schlinkles #lmpbc

bookandcat Can't wait! 4mo
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Symposium | Plato, Alexander Nehamas
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I am stuck in the jury duty pool for the week. I have been catching up on my short reads and working on lines. It is highly unlikely that I will get on a case due to my dad's job but I am making good use of the time so I guess it works for me.

StayCurious My husband has that coming up soon 😕 4mo
TsundokuAleax @StayCurious it has been fine but I did plan and bring a lot to do in case i did not get picked for a jury, which has been the case. 4mo
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Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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Just finished rereading the previous volumes so I could properly enjoy this. The story is so wonderfully dense, as is the imagery. I love the grey area it lives in so much.

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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This is kinda how I am feeling about my life lately.

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So here are my very different picks for this go round. One is nonfiction and the other is poetry. Also interested in possible doing Aurora Rising if either of you like that choice. Also, the sequel to this round will be out by the time we are done with this on. If you guys are up for that, I will just purchase it. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

bookandcat I love Brene Brown! I do have the audio for daring greatly but I haven't read it yet. Aurora Rising sounds fun too. I also haven't heard of that poetry book before but it sounds interesting. So basically I'm fine with any! 5mo
Schlinkles I‘m good with any of these. I‘ll have some choices for you guys in the next week or so. I was out of town for BEA this past week so now I‘m playing catch up at work. 5mo
TsundokuAleax Ugh, all the fun people went. One of these years I will properly plan and go to BookCon. 5mo
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Man was this a good borrow. It is such a beautifully done story and one that is needed for all ages. I now get the hype for this one. Also the illustrations add to the somewhat gothic feel of this book. A good quick read that I wish lasted longer.

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Book Boyfriend | Claire Kingsley
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Man this book was fun. It was fascinating to see such a different hero in this book. Having him be a romance author was fun and fascinating and it allowed him to be aware in ways that many heroes are not. Mia is a fun bookworm who has found a way to make her passion into something more. Seeing the romance build between them and how Alex manages was fun. A fun modern romance if you are looking for one. Cannot wait to read the next one. #romantsy

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