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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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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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A makeover book where the guy is getting the makeover? And fake dating his love interest? Sign me up! Seb is beautifully sensitive and considerate and we need more male characters like him. I love him so much and the fact that he loves and respects Grace for her brain makes him even better. I am so excited for the rest of these books and need everyone to read these amazing and progressive historical romances. #romantsy

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Heath has had a huge thing for Emilia but his best friend got her attention first. Then the man had the audacity to leave her at the altar. Now his mother is throwing them together. To see these two thaw out and Heath actually admit to how he felt was lovely and to have him be so considerate of Emilia's feeling was even better. A totally cute Christmas read. #romantsy

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Hot Single Dad | Claire Kingsley
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REVIEW: 👍 This story was set up in the tagged book and to see these two manage to finally get together was so cute. Totally worth the time if you have invested in this series. #romantsy

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This trilogy of novellas was just what the doctor ordered. Some insta-love, super alpha shifter, and a best friends romance. Not too much fuss with this but such great reads. Read each of them if you have the chance! #romantsy

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Say No to the Duke | Eloisa James
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Betsy has the story of her mother hanging over her head and wants to get out of it's shadow. Jeremy has a bad case of PTSD and the Wildes are truely being wonderful to him. This two had fun banter and some heavy backstory to contend with. A nice afternoon read. #romantsy

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Khai is super high functioning and has a family who does not get any of it. Poor dude does what he can but no one understands him and it kinda breaks my heart. Esme is brought in by his mom as a possible wife. Esme is the first person to really try to understand or at least accept Khai's boundaries. To see them build their relationship was beautiful and the misunderstanding were so real for the situation
We need more diverse reads like this!

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Hot Single Dad | Claire Kingsley
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This is a good read and enjoyable. The only part of it that made me slightly uncomfortable was that it is a widower and his sister in law. They don't really know each other and have never really interacted due to reasons explained. But Linnea is wonderful and totally understands her niece like no one else. To see the relationship build between them was beautiful. #romantsy

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Cocky Roommate | Claire Kingsley
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This is a complete enemies to lovers. Weston is terrible. It really is that simple but he needs a place to stay and Kendra needs some extra cash and has an extra room. When Weston gets injured the two really get to know each other and start to understand what is really going on with the other person. Honestly Weston's story and how much he had to deal with tugs at your heart because you get why he is this way. #romantsy

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Coming Up Roses | Staci Hart
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This was a fun second chance, enemies to loves read. Childhood friends who have some major missed timing due to reasons that are explained. But honestly the flower show and sprawling family really pull it together. I need to read the rest of the books but am sure I will love them just as much. #romantsy

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Wanna Bet? | Talia Hibbert
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Y'all, another age gap romance that doesn't feel like there is a huge power imbalance. Ben falls hard for Lina and boy does this man do everything in his power to prove it. He is all in. And this books has some really amazing scenes of them talking through various things and it made me so happy to see that kind of insecurity worked through in a health way. #romantsy

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Wanna Bet? | Talia Hibbert
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Jay only has male assistants to cut down on distractions and his dog is not a fan of women. What he did not expect was for Marty, his new assistant, to be a woman. No matter how hard these two try, they can't seem to ignore the heat between them. The added racial dynamic of this age difference romance are handled so well and made me happy to see them explicitly on the page. #romantsy

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Wanna Bet? | Talia Hibbert
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This beautiful read featuring a dude who has been in love with his best friend for years and is taking his chance to make it happen. I loved every second of this book and am so happy I stumbled upon it. Alex is so swoon worthy in how hard he is working. Rosie's is the lovely girl next door who is completely unprepared for the assault this man has planned. #romantsy

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This novella is a riot! Sebastian is going to the wedding of his best friend's sister only to find she has been jilted. Sebastian takes the groom's place and marries the woman he has been in love with for years. All sorts of fun hijinks ensue in this short and fun read. #romantsy

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This book sold me on Cat so hard. Flirting through sedition. Angry cat whisperer. A man fully supporting his love's autonomy. Said man having some sub leanings. Just read this book because it is beautifully written. Okay? #romantsy

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The Holiday Boyfriend | Christina Benjamin
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Review: As someone who loves Halloween, I had to read this. It was a fun novella with some instalove but the dude is a ghost so I am good to go with it. A fun and quick read. #romantsy

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Tikka Chance on Me | Suleikha Snyder
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Oh man, this book was so much fun. To see a small town romance featuring a Desi lead was wonderful. And to have the other be a secretly nerdy guy that trades jokes and references with our leading lady? I am in! Now to find more from this author and throw this at everyone's face because this must be shared. #romantsy

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Amanda is down on her luck for finding a job so she takes some desperate measures to become the male tutor of some unruly twins. I love a good romance with some unruly children and boy do these two fit the bill. Their antics are hilarious and Amanda handles them like a professional. And the fallout of finding out she is really a woman and the reasons for her difficulties are so well done. #romantsy

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A proprietress of a sex club finally gives into the only person who has tempted her only to find out he is a newly minted duke who bankrolls the club. And he is trying to remake is image on the straight and narrow. First it was amazing to see this kind of thing shown in a historical and to have it treated with respect made me so happy. The romance was beautifully built and worked in. This author has quickly become an auto read. #romantsy

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Man was this book an amazing flip of the grumpy and sunshine. I want more where the genders are flipped. Also can we have more with people who have chronic illness and pain? That is something that does not happen enough in books. The fact that it was a POC and a female going through this warmed my hearr. I truely enjoyed how both parties had their own stuff to work through and manage. #romantsy

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Three For All | Elia Winters
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Sweet lord was this a great and steamy read with a full cast that includes POC. I loved everything about this story. Fairly low angst but the relationship building was perfection. To have these characters talk things out, even when they were hard was beautiful. To see them exploring kinks was the beast things possible. Also swords do cross, in case you need to know. #romantsy

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The Duke I Tempted | Scarlett Peckham
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Archer is looking for a wife and wants to keep it as businesslike as possible. Unfortunately he stumbles upon Poppy. She can see through to him and get him out of his shell but can Archer really show Poppy where his true desires lie? Oh, this book. It beautifully handles some very sensitive material and during a period romance no less. I will be checking out the other work by this author. #romantsy

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Having It Both Ways | Tasha L. Harrison
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Review for A Taste of her own Medicine: An age gap romance where the woman is the older party and both characters are POC! This was such a beautifully written story of Sonja finding her own way after a divorce and learning to believe in herself. Atlas is the fine looking man who know what he wants and is very willing to step up. So glad I stumbled across this book and very excited to read the next book. #romantsy

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#Rev | Cambria Hebert
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These two men will break your heart and make you believe in love again. They fight so hard to build the life they want and struggle with so much. It was beautiful to see them be there to support each other and to finally get Trent's backstory and find out just who he is. #romantsy

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#Rev | Cambria Hebert
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Review for #junkie: Man was this a beautiful friends to lovers story. Trent and Drew are best friends building a racing career but Trent is no longer able to deny what he really feels. To see both of these men struggle with their feelings and what they mean for each other and the world around them was as beautiful as it was heart breaking. Just a warning, this ends on a cliffhanger so have the next book ready to go. #romantsy

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Strange Love | Ann Aguirre
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I cannot gush about this book enough. An alien romance where they physically do not match and have to build that emotional bond first? Then they have to work to figure out sexy times? These two characters are amazing and I cannot gush enough about Zylar and how wonderful he is. Also, there is a talking dog that is perfection. Just read this book and tell everyone you know to read this. I need more books like this in my life. #romantsy

SW-T This was a fun read. I‘m excited for Love Code, book 2 of the series. 2y
TsundokuAleax @SW-T That one is kinda being released in the author's newsletter if you want to check it out. Not sure if it is some or all the book. But I also understand waiting for all of it at once. Last chapter was a bit if a cliffhanger and I am mad about waiting. 2y
SW-T @TsundokuAleax She‘s releasing it in the newsletter a couple chapters at a time. I decided to wait for the finished book. And yes, waiting sucks.... 2y
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Man was this a fun read. I loved they book club and how much the guys wanted to help each other understand their relationships. I love the idea of them using romance novels to understand what women are looking for. Gavin was wonderfully human and I loved the inclusion show through his character. He really loved his wife but got lost with life. I also liked that Thea had to work through her crap and admit to it too. #romantsy

SW-T 😊😊😊 2y
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Jack and Allie have been friends forever. Jake is terrible at dating and Allie takes it upon herself to help him get better at dating. But could there be a reason that Jack is so terrible at dating and can Allie handle this truth? A fun easy friends to lovers read if you are looking for one. #romantsy

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If you are love a fun take on Pride and Prejudice, than this is going to be a good choice for you. Hits all to story notes you know and love. #romantsy

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Real Thing | Melissa Foster
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Man this was a cute read. Second chance and friends to lovers is one of my favorite combos and this one does it right. Zane is adorably trying to make it work with Willow and is so swoon worthy in his attempts. To see how much he really wants this and how he gets through to Willow made me so happy. #romantsy

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This was a great read. While I did not love individual poems like I did for the previous one, I love the overall story journey even more. To see the gods in their original stories and imagine how they would handle the modern era was wonderful. It was beautifully done and the modern lens of gods was so fascinating to read. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

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In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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This was an unexpected read. The story is kinda a bait and switch. It is a love story, just not the one you think it is. It was well written and executed and would totally suggest it as a read. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

Schlinkles Definitely a bait and switch, but I wasn‘t upset about it. 2y
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The Governess Affair | Courtney Milan
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This was a fun novella to start the rest of story for the boys. To see each falling for each other despite their reservations and own interest was amazing. Now to get around to reading the rest of the books. #romantsy

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Ivy has not had an easy life but is building one for herself with her taco truck. Kelly comes into her life and they cannot stay away from each other. The real question is if they can each get over their own pasts and be able to handle the others. #romantsy

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Oh, this was an interesting read. I kinda loved how the portrayed a widower haunted by the death of his wife. To see him wrestle with his growing admiration and love for his wife and desire to not repeat the same scenes. The audio was good but I would have loved to have different voices for both characters. #romantsy

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Oh, this was a wonderfully cute read. A fun quick read where you also get to see some of the Spindle Cove peps. I especially loved the mission that the men went on. #romantsy

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Managed | Kristen Callihan
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Oh, this was an unexpectedly lovely read. If you love a grumpy and sunshine duo, this is gonna be your catnip. And a hilarious one bed situation. The grumpy one is just adorable when combined with his found family and how they interact with his grumpy butt. Just read this, okay? #romantsy

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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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Dear lord this was a wonderfully sweet story. To have it feature an unusual job and see how it fit into our main character's view of the world and the people around her was so much fun. Reid was a wonderfully flawed character whose back story truely made sense of who he is as a person. Getting to see the layers pulled back and really meet him was a beautiful journey. This book also made me miss all the wonderful dive joints of NYC. #romantsy

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved this one too! 2y
TsundokuAleax @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian It is so brilliant and I get the hype. 2y
squirrelbrain Sounds lovely - stacked! (And I love anything set in NYC) 2y
TsundokuAleax @squirrelbrain Then you are gonna love this. There is some wonderful neighborhood exploring that happens. 2y
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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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Oh did I love this book. Having a romance featuring older characters was wonderful and a delight. I did not realize how few feature characters that are not in their 20s until the past few years. In recent years I have started to really look for diverse romance reads and it makes me so happy when they get mainstream coverage like Guillory's do. #romantsy

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Some porch reading from last week. I have been busy with work but am expecting to be furloughed after next week for 3 weeks. I apologize now for the huge book dump that is going to happen. I have not been keeping things up to date here at all. I am also going to sit down and dig into this wonderful book. Stress is making reading hard while I am working.

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Soo, this is my pick for the next round. If anyone wants something else, I have a few picks on standby. #lmpbc @bookandcat @Schlinkles

Schlinkles Sounds good to me! 3y
bookandcat Sure I loved her first book 3y
TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles @bookandcat Excuse me while I happy dance about this. I even got the special edition with the extra poems for us. 3y
Schlinkles Fab! 3y
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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I am here for this book! #romantsy

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Okay, I wanted to love this book way more than I did. It is great. I just did not connect with it as much as the previous ones. That being said, the bromance of our heroes is real and I LOVE it. I could do a book of just scenes of these guys. Also, pregnant goat. I am excited for the next one and to see more scenes of the boys interacting. #romantsy

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So this was my first book by this author and in this world and I am here for it! I love Catalina. Seeing her try to manage everything while having Alessandro around was amazing. To see the cat and mouse game they play with each other (chef kiss). I cannot wait till the next one and need more from Alessandro's perspective. That tease at the end did me in. I will also be check out the other books too. #romantsy

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Hattie has plans and she is not gonna let anyone get in the way. I love how determined she is to take charge of her life and prove she deserves what is hers. Whit finds himself tied up in Hattie's carriage and just can't stay away from her once he gets away. Getting to see the soft, squishy side of Whit was wonderful and his lair, perfection. I can't wait for the next book. #romantsy

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Lord of Scoundrels | Loretta Chase
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This books was bananas in the best way. I love how practical Jessica is and how annoyed she was to be falling for Seb. Woman had no patience for his nonsense and was just like, I will wait till you are done. Seb is such a damaged baby that only learned the worst. I like where he ends but he is still terrible. #romantsy

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The Boy Is Back | Meg Cabot
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I loved this. The formatting is so much fun and really gives you insight to the characters. Each one has such distinct voices that would come out in the conversations that would happen with family. Super glad this was a pick for our group. I mailed it yesterday and expect to have some choices for the next round soon. @Schlinkles @bookandcat #lmpbc

bookandcat @TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles my life has been bananas (I quit one of my 3 jobs unexpectedly and we were also away) so I still need to mail Aleax's book to Melissa and finish reading Melissa's book. Hoping to do that today or tomorrow. I'm so sorry I've been such a slacker and that it screwed up the mailing! 😭 3y
bookandcat But also I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! She has a bunch in the series with this modern epistolary style that I want to read 3y
TsundokuAleax @bookandcat dont feel bad. This past year was a hot mess of a dumpster fire and I basically stress read romance novels for my own sanity. I was around to finish the books in a timely manner so no worries. 3y
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TsundokuAleax @bookandcat @Schlinkles if you want to give some holiday recovery time, we can pick books and plan to have them read by the end of February. If that sounds good for all. 3y
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax that would work great for me! I think we are all hoping 2020 is less stressful than 2019 😂 3y
Schlinkles @TsundokuAleax and @bookandcat I‘m down for the end of February, I have a big work conference this month and won‘t have a ton of time. I‘ll put together some picks this week or next. 3y
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So I wanted to love this book. Everything was right but it just did not do it for me. It is well written and an interesting story. It just sadly did not grab me. I am glad I read it though. So if you love horror, this may be a good, fun pick for you. @Schlinkles @bookandcat #lmpbc

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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@Avanders Thank you so much for all the wonderful chocolate! It was very needed after a long work day. I squealed so much when I saw the book that you picked. I am so excited to read it. Thank you so much for such a wonderfully thoughtful box that made my day. #JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

Ericalambbrown I just finished this book! It‘s fantastic! 📚♥️ 3y
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Lord of Scoundrels | Loretta Chase
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Y'all, look at this cover for my Libby borrow! I am here for this cheesy cover so much. Also super excited to read this one after hearing about it from a few people recently.
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Soul of Stars | Ashley Poston
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The character arcs that our main four went through was wonderful. None of the main characters got out unscathed but they learned so much along the way. Not to knock Ana but I still found the chapters from the boys to be far more interesting to read. These kids are beautifully complex and I love them for it. There is one major question unanswered and I have feeling about that. #lmpbc @Schlinkles @bookandcat

TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles @bookandcat this was actually mailed on Tuesday but I totally forgot to post. 🙄 3y
Schlinkles Looking forward to seeing where this goes! 3y
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