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StayCurious

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Host of #LittensLoveRomance; Co-host of #Scarathlon and #WinterGames; Co-host of #LitsyLove; Co-host of #Pemberlittens
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The Hurricane | R.J. Prescott
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.9: he brings her breakfast in bed - swoon! And getting her quote tattooed on him - I love it.

Ch.10: yeah they‘re not just friends. Hello? So cute that Em things that.

Ch.11: Em is finally starting to be happy and that scares her. This thing with O‘Connell scares her but he‘s wearing her down, for sure. I‘m pulling for him!

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#Pemberlittens Ch.3 - I found this chapter fascinating- I loved learning more about the social hierarchy- which was so very important in society. I liked learning about the different people who made names for themselves. I found the sections on the poorest members of society difficult to read - especially about the children. I think that‘s why Austen and other writers of regency romance tend to avoid mentioning that part. 👇

StayCurious If I time-travelled I‘d want to save them all! Also I think I need to find out more about Harriot Mellon - she sounds like my kind of woman! 5h
melissajayne It was very fascinating. Several times, while reading the chapter, I was like “oh fucking shit”. No wonder the Victorians were the way they were. 4h
KristiAhlers Isn't it interesting to read about how things were back in the day? 2h
suvata This was definitely better than the last chapter. Who knew that Kings George III and IV were such contemptible characters? I particularly liked Harriot Mellon‘s rags-to-riches story at the end. now
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The Hurricane | R.J. Prescott
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#LittensLoveRomance: sorry for the late post, I fell asleep way too early yesterday! Ch.6: aw I want to cry. O‘Connell is clearly mad that she came to the party without him when he invited her. Now I‘m not saying what he did was right but I‘m nearly teary eyed for them both. Don‘t you just love young love and misunderstandings? 👇

StayCurious Ch.7: O‘Connell is Emily‘s emotional roller coaster- and mine too! I love these two together and am rooting for them so hard!

Ch.8: something‘s bothering O‘Connell and it makes me sad. But funny that Emily is turned on by his …machismo? Will the morning be awkward after sharing a bed? Can‘t wait to find out.
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BarkingMadRead I love these two, they can‘t get out of each other‘s way! Also, I totally read wayyyyyyy ahead last night so I‘m going to keep my comments brief so I don‘t give anything away! 12h
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StayCurious @BarkingMadRead it is hard to put down! 11h
OriginalCyn620 @StayCurious @BarkingMadRead I‘m having to make myself stick to the schedule and not read ahead! And we know more about Emily‘s backstory and I can‘t wait to learn what O‘Connell‘s deal is. Clearly something is going on with him. 11h
MoonWitch94 I love stories when both MCs are not perfect, make mistakes, and have real-life problems—but then find someone to help them carry it all. 🥰 I think that‘s where this is going! 😍 11h
MeganAnn Oh yeah I‘m loving these two as well! @BarkingMadRead I also read WAY ahead. 😍 9h
TheSpineView Loving both of the characters. Fingers crossed that all goes well 5h
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#Loveathon - a day late but I didn‘t want to miss this one - it‘s one of my favourite tropes. I like books where there‘s no choice but to be close - whether it‘s due to weather, or some other circumstance- it‘s fun when there‘s no way out so to speak. Things typically heat up and then the characters have to decide if they blame being stuck together and if they will pursue things when they get back to normal. Fun to read for sure!

Clwojick Agreed! Love this trope! now
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#Pemberlittens Ch.2: sorry for the late post - I fell asleep at 7 last night! This chapter was interesting but also a bit boring - I wished there were pictures throughout of the different buildings that were described. The main thought I had was if I lived back then it sure would be better to have money. Also, if you were a good architect and were able to make a name for yourself you were set.

IndoorDame I was hoping before we started this that the book would have pictures. Since it doesn‘t, boo, I‘ve definitely googled a bunch myself, and also switched to audio which I‘m finding much easier to concentrate on. The author reads it himself and he has a fabulous voice!! 14h
IndoorDame Early bedtime sounds lovely ☺️ 💤 13h
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TheAromaofBooks I feel like it's a little odd that he's chosen to write so much in the present tense, second person. I don't dislike it, exactly, but it's rather different than most of these types of nonfiction books. 13h
TheAromaofBooks Also, my (hardcover, from the library) edition does have a few clusters of glossy bookplates, but while the pictures contained are labeled, there is no reference to where they match the text, and nothing in the text to indicate that I could find a picture by flipping to such-and-such plate. I'm very visual, so it's always disappointing when pictures and text information don't match!!! 13h
StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks I think he‘s writing it like a guide book for a time traveller - but it does take some getting used to 12h
MoonWitch94 @StayCurious I wish it did have pictures/drawings. But I also found this chapters a boring & skimmed a lot of it. 11h
Ruthiella I‘m also totally googling as I go. How ever did I read before the internet? 😜 9h
suvata I thought it boring too but maybe it‘s just a little letdown after how exciting chapter one was. Maps would have been helpful. 9h
Bklover @Ruthiella I know what you mean! I can‘t imagine not having google. This chapter felt a bit tedious to me. What changed in 20 years doesn‘t seem vitally necessary to know 4h
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.3: I really feel for Emily. Her social awkwardness is so honestly come by. I look forward to seeing the new people in her life breaking through her walls. I think working at the gym will be really good for her. ⬇️

StayCurious Ch. 4: we start to meet some of the characters who belong to the gym and I think it‘ll be fun to get to know them. And obviously O‘Connell‘s been talking about Emily - at least to Kieran.

Ch.5: aw Danny‘s such a sweetheart for arranging an escort home for her. It‘s so sad how she reacted.
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BarkingMadRead Poor Emily, my heart breaks for her! 2d
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KristiAhlers I agree. I kinda just wanna hug her 2d
peanutnine It was sweet of Danny to have someone walk her home but I totally get why that freaked her out. I'm sure her home is a safe space for her and she doesn't want to lose that feeling 2d
TheSpineView Emily is a character you can get behind. 2d
OriginalCyn620 Yes! I agree with all the comments 👆🏻 2d
OriginalCyn620 Emily is a great character and very believable. 2d
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#Pemberlittens Ch.1: Sorry…I‘m still trying to shake that description of how poor people lived in Liverpool. What an eye opening chapter! I always thought old-timey Britain was idyllic but the industrial revolution brought about a lot of difficulties and environmental destruction. It was great for rich people but I feel terrible for those who were trying to eke out a living only to have to return to a slum. What a miserable life!

IndoorDame I had a really hard time with this chapter! I know that it‘s obnoxious of me to both want to understand what life was like for these people and also not be able to handle the visceral descriptions of what they were forced to endure, but I‘m hoping later chapters are less intense 2d
Ann_Reads I wasn't shocked by the 1st chapter. Although fictional and set in the Victorian era, the mystery series I'm reading actually describes the poverty and urban slums many people lived in. (Inspector Ben Ross/Lizzie Martin mysteries.) In comparison, Jane Austen's Regency novels do not portray the horrors of how many people lived. If they did, I wonder if her books would be as popular. 2d
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suvata This chapter was a rough one for sure. But then I was thinking how even today, in American cities, there are beautiful cities surrounded by slums. What really shocked me was the description of the farmlands. All the books and all the movies make it look so peaceful and beautiful, I used to think I could live there but, I‘m not so sure now that I‘ve heard some of the inside scoop. This is a great book so far. 2d
Bklover This chapter was quite an experience. I imagine they had a high death rate, but I can‘t believe anyone at all survived that! 2d
melissajayne A really eye opening chapter, not only what was described about Liverpool (considering the conditions in Victorian Britain, I‘m not exactly shocked), but also the description of the growth that these cities went through in a short period of time; it‘s no wonder why Lydia Benett wanted to go to Brighton 😉 2d
Birdsong28 Yes everything has been sugar coated so Regency Britain looked a wonderful place to want to travel back to but the reality was so far from that. I live in Britain and there were slums till about the 1960's. Currently we are facing a similar situation as there are alot of Landlords letting ppl live in mould/damp or both infested places. I have visited a back to back housing like it described in Birmingham. 2d
julieclair I kept thinking about my ancestors as I read this chapter. They were millworkers and weavers near Manchester. They were quite poor, I believe, and I wondered if they lived in some of these horrible conditions. 😢 A very sad and eye-opening chapter. And the story about the 100-year-old woman being evicted during the Clearances in Scotland. Unbelievable. So heartless and cruel. 22h
CoffeeNBooks Wow- I think on some level I knew conditions weren't great, but I never really envisioned it quite so bad. That was quite an intense chapter. I did, however, really like learning that living right on the water didn't used to be desirable and fancy- that was really interesting to me. @Ann_Reads - I agree about Jane Austen's novels. now
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Today‘s #Loveathon prompt is enemies-to-lovers. This can be a really fun trope and I find the sexual tension is usually higher in these romances. The reader is kept more on edge wondering will they actually get together? What are some of your favourite enemies to lovers romances?

IndoorDame I only have one romance on my February TBR so I‘m not really taking on these prompts, but I saw this and I‘m 90% sure the one I just started is going to be one of these. It does seem super unlikely and there‘s a *rival* character on the scene as well so I could be wrong. 3d
StayCurious @IndoorDame Anne and Gilbert may be considered enemies to lovers 😀 3d
IndoorDame @StayCurious ooh, true! That‘s so far past book 1 that wasn‘t even in my head but they‘re a fabulous romance 🥰 3d
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The Hurricane | R.J. Prescott
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#LittensLoveRomance Prologue and Ch.1. We meet Emily who‘s had a rough go of it and has escaped an abusive home to go to university. She is working as a waitress to make ends meet. Emily is really good at math and is hoping to make a future for herself. She meets Nikki at school who seems fun. ⬇️

StayCurious We also meet O‘Connell, who really wants to meet Emily but can‘t get up the nerve to talk to her. I love when bad boys fall hard so I‘m looking forward to seeing where this goes. 3d
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Laughterhp Oh no! I forgot to put this book on hold and now it‘s not available for 2 weeks. 🤦‍♀️ 3d
peanutnine @StayCurious I also love when the guy falls hard. I'm curious if the pov will switch back to O'Connell at some point 3d
StayCurious @Laughterhp darn! I‘ll take you off the daily tag list 3d
TheSpineView Loved that the bad boy is shy. I am hoping we find that Emily is stronger than at first glance. 3d
Laughterhp Actually, the hold just came in today weirdly. I guess the other person finished it fast! 3d
OriginalCyn620 I‘m already liking both Emily and O‘Connell. And I agree, I love that he‘s already fallen hard! I do enjoy a good opposites attract story, so I have high hopes for this one. 3d
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#Pemberlittens I‘m so happy to start reading what I hope will be an interesting foray into the time of Jane‘ Austen. It was a good introduction- I like his writing style so far. It‘s not overly stuffy. I‘m looking forward to the different chapters, specifically hygiene and medicine. I‘m sad that the vicar was basically told to fill out his paperwork a certain way, and we lost out on some important history because of it.

IndoorDame I‘m surprised by how exciting I found the introduction! Totally agree about his writing style! And the vicar ☹️. And it never occurred to me before that something like standardizing the width of screw threads could have led to the entire age of manufacturing. I‘m hoping I may be in for a lot of similar unexpected revelations. 3d
Ann_Reads I also liked the introductory chapter. Some of the topics will be eye openers, although I'm expecting a huge dichotomy between how the rich and poor lived. 3d
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CoffeeNBooks I'm so bummed- this isn't available in any format from my library. I was looking forward to reading it.😕 3d
StayCurious @CoffeeNBooks darn! I‘ll take you off the tag list 🙁 3d
suvata The introduction was great. I didn‘t realize there was a such a stark difference between the Regency and Victorian periods. Quote: “This shift, from effusive individualism to government-imposed standardisation, is indicative of wider changes. For many people in the 1860s the Regency seemed like the last age of true freedom before the regulation of society started in earnest.” (edited) 3d
CoffeeNBooks @StayCurious Don't worry about it- I'll still enjoy seeing everyone's comments about it. 😀 3d
SamAnne Can't wait to start this one this week-end. Looks fascinating. 3d
Bluebird Please add me to the list. I just got a copy of the book 😄. @CoffeeNBooks do you have access to Hoopla? I couldn‘t find the book at any of my libraries, but then found it there. 3d
julieclair I am amazed at how much I learned just from the introduction! This is going to be such an interesting read. 2d
CoffeeNBooks @Bluebird I looked, but couldn't find it there, either. I'm not very familiar with Hoopla, though, so maybe I'll look again. 2d
Bluebird @CoffeeNBooks It‘s new for me too. Several of my libraries have an affiliation with Hoopla and I was able to log in using my library card. I was shocked they had this book! I use 4 different libraries—and none of them own the book. (I logged into Hoopla using the card from my largest library—not sure if it makes a difference). 2d
Bklover @CoffeeNBooks I got mine on hoopla too. I don‘t believe all hooplas are the same though, as ours usually doesn‘t have anything I‘m look for. 2d
DebinHawaii I am picking up a print copy from my library this weekend and will catch up then. 🤗 2d
CoffeeNBooks I really like how this introduction is written- it seems like a very welcoming start to what sounds like a very interesting book! 4h
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@merelybookish your #Muglove23 package is on its way. Sorry I forgot to take a picture - the post office lady was cranky and I got flustered lol. It should arrive by early next week. @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen Those cranky postal workers are the worse!!!! I love when I get the nice ones 🤗 3d
merelybookish Can't wait! I try to go to the post office in my most zen mindset, because I find it such an aggravating experience!! 1d
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Meet Cute Method | Portia MacIntosh
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Today‘s #Loveathon romance trope is Meet-Cute. I love a good meet-cute - it can certainly set the stage for the entire story. If characters don‘t have a good meeting they can later laugh about or tell their kids, where‘s the fun in that? It has to be done well though. It can‘t be too try-hard or cheesy. So there‘s a real meet-cute balance. What do you think about this popular trope?

Clwojick I agree, it can be way to cheesy if not done right, but some books are *chefs kiss* 4d
OriginalCyn620 Totally agree! Can be cheesy, but when it‘s done well, it sets the stage for sure. And a tip of the cap to you for the Dumb and Dumber meme! 🤣 4d
mrp27 I think meet cutes is my favorite romance trope but I agree that it must be done well. 3d
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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This month I‘m focusing mainly on my buddy reads: The time Traveller‘s Guide to Regency Britain with #Pemberlittens; The Hurricane with #LittensLoveRomance; Anne of Green Gables with @IndoorDame ; finish Before Green Gables and start Anne of Manhattan with #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead; and I‘d like to finish Kale for #loveathon - and read some other romances of course! Too bad February is a shorter month!

Clwojick Nice! Good luck 💖 4d
IndoorDame Looks like such a sweet month! I‘m looking forward to Anne! I got my copy down off the shelf last night 💚 4d
Birdsong28 @StayCurious Can't wait to start the Time Traveller book with you. Is today's just the introduction or is it chap 1 as well? Do you normally put up a schedule? 3d
StayCurious @Birdsong28 hi:) we‘re starting with the intro and doing a chapter a day afterwards. Hopefully the chapters aren‘t too long - but I think the way he writes it‘ll keep your interest 3d
Birdsong28 @StayCurious Thank you. I have read his other time traveller books and love them so I know that I will enjoy this. 😊 3d
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February is going to be a great month!! #LitsyLove celebrates 5 years!!! 💞🎊🎈🎉💌 Thank you to all of our amazing members past and present! We appreciate all of you! Stay tuned to our pages because there will be lots of giveaways!! We will have lots of things with our logo! Do you have a friend who may want to join us?! Recruit a friend and win a prize 🎊🎉

Remember to follow us @LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious for updates

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Love Is in the Air | Jonathan Fenske
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Hey everyone! Just a reminder that in February @Clwojick and I are hosting a month long romance readathon called #loveathon. Tag us in your reads, and join along in the daily reading prompts if you‘d like. 💖 it‘s my favourite month of the year!

Clwojick Woohoo! Bring on ALL THE LOVE! 5d
Julsmarshall Oooh, I want to participate! I have all my goals for February, but make them romance. 5d
MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I‘m in! 5d
KristiAhlers Count me in! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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@Catsandbooks I‘m sending several of my cards out in the mail tomorrow for #Valentinecardswap - the rest will go out on Tuesday as they‘ll require a bit of extra postage and I need to go to the post office. 💜♥️❤️

Catsandbooks Terrific! 💖💌 6d
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Hey #Pemberlittens! We‘re going to start reading this book on February 1 as it won a large majority of the vote - I‘m interested in this one for sure! I will be doing a chapter a day, starting with the introduction. Please let me know if you want to be tagged in my daily posts.

MoonWitch94 Awesome! Count me in 🥳 2w
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DebinHawaii Yes, please. I just put it on hold at the library. 🤗 2w
CoffeeNBooks Keep me on the tag list please! I'm looking forward to this one! 2w
BarkingMadRead Woohoo! Can‘t wait! 2w
Ruthiella I‘m in. Just put it on hold at the library! 👍 2w
Librarybelle Yes! I‘ll look for a copy! 2w
Ann_Reads Please tag me, as well. Thank you. 🙂 The ebook and audio is available through my library/HOOPLA, so I will try to fit it in. 2w
IndoorDame Count me in! Just requested a copy of this from the library 😊 2w
rubyslippersreads Just found it on Hoopla. Please tag me. I think this pairs perfectly with our other book (which I‘m woefully behind on) 2w
inthegreensandblues Please tag me too. I've been wanting to read one of these Time Traveler's Guides for a long time. 😄 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking forward to it!! 2w
SamAnne Looking forward to it! 2w
Chrissyreadit I want to try 2w
Bklover I found it at the library so count me in! 2w
Aimeesue Yes please! 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Yes Please! 2w
melissajayne Count me in. 2w
ravenlee I think I‘m out for this one. Enjoy! 2w
eeclayton I think I'll sit this one out, thanks. 2w
PageShifter You can tag me, even though I am a bit unsure if I can get this 2w
peanutnine I think I'll sit out this month, thanks 🙂 2w
Birdsong28 Can I join in? @StayCurious 😊📚📖 2w
StayCurious @Birdsong28 absolutely! 1w
julieclair Yes, please! 😃 3d
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#Pemberlittens Ch.20: I‘m left a bit in limbo - half satisfied and half unsatisfied at this ending. I feel sad that they‘ve lost where they came from - but on the other hand maybe their world wasn‘t so great. I wish we had learned more about it. I wish there had been an epilogue - set a few years later to tell us how they are doing living their alt-lives. 👇

StayCurious There were a few lines about grandchildren but that‘s it. I don‘t know. Overall I enjoyed the book and the premise but was never overly attached to the characters. Still, I like an ending that is a bit more straight forward. 2w
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IndoorDame I also found it unsatisfying that we never really learned about their world! I hadn‘t figured out an ending I was particularly rooting for, so I also had the feeling of ‘I guess the way it wrapped up is okay…‘ 2w
MoonWitch94 I kept waiting for more details of their world & was so unsatisfied. It feels unfinished to me. I totally agree that an epilogue several years later was necessary. 2w
vonnie862 Same. I was dissatisfied with the ending and i wanted to know more about their world. However, I'm glad Liam was not killed but I did not like him being married in his new world. I feel bad for his wife as Liam and Rachel talk about their future without really caring about her. Also, I had mixed feelings about Jane Austen living longer. It would have been cool that she lived longer but she would not have the same legacy if she did. 2w
vonnie862 And...I was really interested on the topic of how changing the past affects people's memories. I would have liked to have read more of this instead of Rachel fantasizing in how together into Liam's pants. 2w
CoffeeNBooks I'm not sure how this could have wrapped up and ended in a way that would seem complete. There were parts of this book I liked, but parts that didn't seem to make sense. It's almost like this was a rough draft that hadn't been edited well. I'm glad I read it, though, if that makes sense. 2w
julieclair I kind of wish they had stayed in 1815 (and that Liam had recovered, of course.) Coming back seemed so dissatisfying to both of them. And all the talk about changing the past and how it affected the future made my brain hurt. I couldn't make sense of it. 2w
julieclair I do think she left the door open for a sequel. She mentioned that people were wanting to learn more about the Brontes... 2w
Bklover I agree with all of you. Oh, though I thought the “oh, I forgot - now there weren‘t any Nazis “ was a bit of a stretch. 2w
Chrissyreadit I also think I would have liked them staying in the past. It‘s interesting that the way to return still worked when they were going to a different future. I think the author told a good story- I easily engaged- even when I did not love the characters. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I was a bit perplexed at how casual everyone was about just getting new pasts, which lead to new futures, and now some people have to get their memories altered, but apparently some people's memories just automatically get altered... or something... I found all those explanations to be rather weak and dissatisfying. If the past is constantly changing the present, how does anyone know that the past is being changed? 2w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.19: Rachel is reunited with Liam and all seems to be well. Except that Liam proposes that they stay in that time - considering they‘ve altered history enough that they don‘t know what they will be returning too, it‘s not a terrible idea. He wants to marry. He admits to loving Rachel for a long time. But will she admit her feelings for him? Yes - after nursing him through typhus (that he got from lice - gross) 👇

StayCurious I will say, I‘m still not that invested in their romance but if Liam dies, that will be such a crap ending. 2w
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IndoorDame I have the feeling that Rachel is right that this romance only works if they stay in the past. Not sure what ending I‘m rooting for here… 2w
vonnie862 @StayCurious oh my gosh! My Thoughts exactly! I don't care about their relationship but killing him off would no be satisfactory. At this point, I'm eager to see how it ends. 2w
julieclair I, too, am not sure how I want this to end. But I for sure don‘t want it to be with Liam dying. That might justify a #ThrowTheBook moment. 😂 2w
Bklover Well if Liam has loved Rachel all along, he‘s certainly hidden it well. Or maybe just Rachel doesn‘t hide her feelings well (or her hormones). 2w
BarkingMadRead This chapter made my head itch 🤣 2w
CoffeeNBooks I'm ready to see how this ends, but hopefully not with Liam dying. That would just be frustrating. I'm really curious if they're going to stay where they are instead of going back to their time. 2w
StayCurious @BarkingMadRead I looked up body lice and their links to typhus - so gross! 2w
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#Pemberlittens here is the voting form for our next Jane-Adjacent read: https://forms.gle/iXbxXEPWiLTW9uw89 If you have any book suggestions or ideas for future months you can email pemberlittens@gmail.com. Please let me know if you want to be added or removed from the main tag list - all are welcome to join!

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BarkingMadRead 😍😍 2w
maraguitarra I would love to be added please!☺️ 2w
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️they all look so good! 2w
KristiAhlers I‘ve voted! They all sound real good! 2w
MoonWitch94 Hard choices! All sound good. Voted! 2w
Ruthiella I love the idea more nonfiction! 👍 2w
SamAnne This is a great list! It was hard to choose. 2w
julieclair Voted. Choosing was tough and I‘ll be happy no matter which one we end up reading. 2w
Bklover Ooh they all look good! 2w
Bookwormjillk Great list! 2w
AllDebooks Great list, tough choice! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Oh these all sound good!!! I felt like I had to go with the Time-Traveler's Guide, considering the book we're finishing 😂 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Voted! @TheAromaofBooks I voted for that one too! Although I'll happily read any of them. 2w
Librarybelle Voted! 2w
Gissy 👍🏽Done 2w
PageShifter Voted 2w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.18 well “the 💩 hath hitteth the fan-eth”- to borrow a quote from 10 Things I Hate About You. In a world where your connections mean everything, to be found out as fraudulent liars - or even to have doubts cast on your honour - can collapse everything you‘ve spent time building 👇

StayCurious Liam is desperate to get away - like panicky which I found unattractive. And he leaves Rachel! And narrowly avoids a duel with Henry. But at least Rachel gets to say goodbye to Jane, and she gets a copy of the Watsons - if she can get back, mission accomplished. 2w
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peanutnine Wow this chapter was a mess! You'd think, again, that they would have come up with a plan if they were found out by Edward, especially since they knew it was coming 🙄 I'm also very curious as to what the state of their world is going to be if they get back, since Jane may live longer now if this blood letting works to improve her health 🤔 2w
vonnie862 @peanutnine I agree. This chapter was a mess! Liam panicked while Rachel acted too calm. I almost wanted to shake her because she didn't react to the seriousness of the situation but instead kept having sexual thoughts of Liam. 2w
vonnie862 You know, maybe Rachel was supposed to go to the past? She has The Watsons now which explains why it's missing in the future. 2w
IndoorDame @peanutnine now that you mention the question about what will happen if Jane lives longer, I‘m shocked Rachel doesn‘t have express instructions not to interfere and cure her even if she does find out what‘s wrong. There seem to be way too many holes in this mission plan! 2w
peanutnine @vonnie862 I've thought this too. It might also explain why her letters to Cassandra are burnt, because Jane didn't want anyone in the future reading them 2w
julieclair @peanutnine @indoordame Calling it a mission “plan” is a stretch. It‘s more like a “wishful rough sketch”. 😂 2w
IndoorDame @julieclair 🤣🤣🤣 2w
peanutnine @julieclair 🤣🤣💯 2w
StayCurious @IndoorDame @julieclair @peanutnine but…they spent time in Preparation- with a capital p 😝 2w
CoffeeNBooks This chapter... 🙄 What were Rachel and Liam thinking?! What was Liam thinking, fighting with Henry, leaving Rachel behind?! What are they going to do until they can get back to the future? 2w
julieclair #PreparationwithacapitalP 😂😂👍 @StayCurious But really, I think they were fairly well Prepared to blend in once they arrived in 1815, but they were woefully unPrepared to actually carry out their mission. 2w
Bklover @peanutnine @vonnie862 I agree! What a disaster. Rachel is driving me crazy- she needs to get her head in the game. I think she‘s forgotten they had a game plan! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I was SO confused by Liam's weird panic. And they KNEW Edward had sent the letter - what did they THINK was going to happen!?!?!? 2w
Chrissyreadit @julieclair I agree- the unevenness is annoying in the story. 2w
Chrissyreadit @CoffeeNBooks Right??? Like haphazard- I would have thought there would be contingencies for contingencies. 2w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I agree about Liam‘s panic. It seemed so out of character for him. 2w
rubyslippersreads @TheAromaofBooks I never could figure out what Liam was so panicked about. What did I miss? 1w
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - I guess just that their cover was blown?? That's what I mean, his panic seemed disproportionate to what was happening/it felt like they really should have made a contingency plan because they KNEW Edward was checking on their backstory! Instead, they just ignored it and then freaked out when the letter arrived! 1w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.17: so Liam must have a better way of spinning a tale because Jane takes his word and seems totally fine with it. When Rachel alludes to Jane‘s early death, Jane wants to go back with them. I wonder how that would go over and if it‘s even possible. I also wonder if Jane has too much iron in her blood. I think that‘s one reason bleeding her might help.

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Bklover I though about the too much iron in her blood too. Jane‘s reaction was just plain weird. Oh, and I love your post!❤️❤️ 2w
IndoorDame @StayCurious @Bklover I wondered about iron too. My nonexistent medical knowledge couldn‘t come up with another legit reason for bleeding her. And yes, Jane‘s reaction was SO odd. I get that she‘s not the typical woman of any age, but unless this non-response is some manifestation of her illness I don‘t get it. 2w
vonnie862 The memes! 😂 2w
vonnie862 I had no idea that blood letting may help if one has too much iron. So maybe you ladies are right. I'm more stunned at Jane's calm reaction towards Liam and Rachel. The chapter ends with a person on horseback quickly arriving with a letter. Have Liam and Rachel been found out? 2w
CoffeeNBooks The meme! 😆 I had no idea why blood letting might be necessary. I definitely didn't expect Jane to be so calm in response to Liam & Rachel's story. I'm assuming the person on horseback has the news that Rachel & Liam aren't who they say they are- I think this could go one of two ways. Either it's going to be really bad, or Jane is going to figure out a way to spin a story that keeps them out of trouble. 2w
julieclair This book is all over the place. Jane‘s nonchalant reaction seems so out of character for her. And she wants to go to the future? Now that would be something! Great memes… so clever! 😀 2w
Chrissyreadit I love your memes- and full disclosure- read ahead and finished cause due back at library- but this part of the book irritated me- I feel like for very smart trained people, they are acting rather selfishly and irresponsibly. 2w
rubyslippersreads I want the book where Jane goes back to the future with them. 😆 1w
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Preach. Wiser words were never spoken.

Clwojick YASSSS! 😂😅 3w
ozma.of.oz Yeeessss!! 3w
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Leftcoastzen Yep! They really decorate the rooms! 📚📚📚📚📚❣️❣️📚📚📚📚 3w
CarolynM Totally. 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.16: so Jane is quite Ill- to the point where Rachel worries she‘ll die earlier than she should. As she nurses Jane, she sometimes drugs her with laudanum. It is during these moments that Rachel makes progress in her mission and steals some letters between Jane and Cassandra. But she‘s caught one day and like the good little spy she is, she reveals practically everything 🤦‍♀️. 👇 cont.

StayCurious She is told to leave and runs into Henry and Liam - one man she‘s engaged to and the other she‘s sleeping with. They go for a walk and Rachel is overwrought and ends up fainting. I‘m probably wrong, but I wonder if she could be pregnant? 3w
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BarkingMadRead Omg 😳 it‘s definitely possible, and that corset probably isn‘t helping! Can you even imagine?!? 3w
StayCurious @BarkingMadRead I mean she‘s on birth control but they‘ve been going at it like rabbits I think 3w
Mrs_B I just can‘t believe that she went with the truth. Did she really not have a better answer than “I‘m a time traveller from the future?!” 3w
peanutnine @Mrs_B 🤣 I thought the same thing! Zero cool 3w
IndoorDame @Mrs_B agreed! Anything would have been better than that! 3w
IndoorDame @StayCurious omg, that didn‘t occur to me, but she totally could be pregnant, yikes!!! 3w
vonnie862 She couldn't lie? *shaking head* There could be a possibility that she's pregnant but it's most likely the corset and her panic attack. 3w
CoffeeNBooks @StayCurious I'm thinking she might be pregnant, too. 3w
Aimeesue Rachel is a VERY bad spy. 😂 3w
CoffeeNBooks @Mrs_B I know, right?! Surely at since point in their preparation for this mission they discussed what to do if caught in different scenarios- using counterfeit money, being found out as not actually being who they say they are, Rachel knowing too much about medicine, getting caught stealing Jane's letters... 3w
CoffeeNBooks ...at *some* point... 3w
Mrs_B @CoffeeNBooks they were too busy learning how to ride horses 🤷‍♀️ 3w
julieclair I bet she's pregnant. There have been several references to her birth control chip (or whatever it is), not having periods, etc. Why mention all that unless she was going to end up pregnant? And... telling Jane all... Huh??? Maybe she'll now try to convince Jane she dreamed it all under the influence of laudanum. And I feel sorry for Henry, even though he seems like a cad. She is playing him for such a fool. 3w
StayCurious @julieclair you‘re absolutely right. But let‘s not forget Henry lost her (d8 000 lol - he played her for a fool too. 3w
MoonWitch94 This entire plan has gone to hell! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I agree with you all…I think she‘s preggers. 3w
julieclair @StayCurious Ooohhh… you‘re right about Henry! Good point! 💰💵🤑💸💸💸 3w
Bklover I never thought about her possibly being pregnant! I can‘t believe she spilled it all. It‘s not like they were torturing her! I can‘t imagine who picked her for this project!! 3w
CoffeeNBooks @julieclair I was thinking the same thing about her trying to convince Jane that it was all a dream. I'm really wondering how she's going to talk her way out of this one! 2w
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#LittensLoveRomance February Read: the vote this month was so close and this book won by a slim margin. I‘m doing a later discussion this month as it was suggested to accommodate those who don‘t read along with the group. Please let me know if you want to be added to the buddy read tag list - all are welcome to join! As always I can be reached at littensloveromance@gmail.com for questions, comments, book suggestions and life advice 😀

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BarkingMadRead Looks yummy to me! Count me in! 3w
LiseWorks This one has a lot of bingos for the February ISpyBingo 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Awesome! This was one of the two I was interested in (that also didn't have a 7 month wait at the library!) 3w
Clwojick Hoping I can get a copy through my library! 💗 3w
Laughterhp Looks like my library has this one available! 👍🏻 3w
TheAromaofBooks I will see if I can find this one at the library. I love your info-graphic with the tropes!! 3w
StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks I‘m going to try to include that from now on 3w
StayCurious @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick yeah it‘s from 2015 so I‘m hoping it‘s easier to get 3w
StayCurious @LiseWorks this one is on Libby at our library 3w
TheSpineView Not available at my library. 😒 I think I will stop at the used bookstore. Hopefully can find a copy there. If not, I saw it was $3.99 at Kobo. 3w
Kerrbearlib Count me in! 3w
KristiAhlers Ohhh count me in! 3w
MeganAnn I‘m in! And I love your tropes list! 👏🏻🎉 3w
Catsandbooks Drats, my library doesn't have this one 3w
OriginalCyn620 Got the audiobook so I‘m ready to go! 3w
peanutnine Not available at my library but the ebook is only a couple bucks so I'll probably buy it to join in 🙂 3w
PageShifter Please tag me 💜 3w
BookwormAHN It's at my library so count me in 😺 3w
MoonWitch94 I‘m in! 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.15: Liam admits to having strong feelings for Rachel, enough that he wants to end his engagement. Does she feel the same or for her is it just lust? It‘s hard to tell even though she is telling the story. Jane falls quite ill and Rachel, despite the danger of being caught as the real doctor, tends to her. Jane and her sister must suspect even more that something is up with their new friends.

BarkingMadRead I think Jane totally knows they aren‘t what they seem. And Liam has way more feelings than Rachel. She‘s just horny 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Aimeesue @BarkingMadRead That was my take as well. But still, super frustrating not to be able to do anything for Jane. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I just am still not feeling the chemistry between Liam and Rachel, which makes it hard for me to excuse their behavior. I'm not a huge fan of them sleeping together when Liam is engaged, or Rachel's attitude that it didn't matter if she was in a relationship back home, as though staying monogamous to a partner is the same as being “owned“ by that person. 😑 3w
TheAromaofBooks It was funny that she brought up wondering whether the servants noticed that she's never had a period since she's been there, as I had been thinking about that earlier. I understand not wanting to deal with all of that in 1815, but it seems like the servants would definitely notice and find it strange. 3w
StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks they‘d assume she was pregnant for sure. And there‘s be no stopping the gossip. 3w
StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks I really find it difficult to like Rachel as a character. I liked Liam but now that he‘s a cheater…I‘ve lost interest 3w
TheAromaofBooks It was the cheating especially combined with the attitude... I'm sorry, but being in a committed relationship doesn't mean that person “owns“ you... it just means you've, I don't know, made a commitment?! I'm finding this story really interesting, but don't really like Rachel or Liam as individuals. 😕 3w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I agree. There's a big difference between being in a mutually committed relationship and being "owned". I'm not really liking Rachel, and I'm not overly fond of Liam, either. As a result, I'm not wild about the book. I have found that I need to be invested in at least some of the main characters, for me to love a book. 3w
Bklover @TheAromaofBooks I agree! I keep wanting to like Rachel and Liam, but they‘re making it very difficult. And the “she doesn‘t own me” comments make them both sound like they‘re about 12 years old. 3w
CoffeeNBooks I don't think they're going to make it out of there without being found out for something- whether it's not being who they say they are, being together, or Rachel being too knowledgeable about medicine. 3w
Chrissyreadit I love your posts! 2w
Chrissyreadit @BarkingMadRead Rachel is ridiculous…. 2w
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I‘m pretty sure I‘ve read about servants and awareness of menstrual cycles and it being an unspoken obvious thing- because they did the laundry- which has given me no end of APPRECIATION for the insane work servants had to do. (edited) 2w
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious @julieclair @Bklover the cheating really bothered me- I felt like they disregard one thing after another- and that makes them completely untrustworthy. 2w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.14: Oh Rachel and Liam. For shame. You‘re walking a tight rope. Already at risk of being caught for multiple offences, and now you throw romance into the mix! When really you should be concentrating on doing your mission and getting ready to head back home. At least Rachel sort of got a bit closer through her conversation with Jane. Although I do think Jane suspects something is off with her. Tsk tsk I‘m shaking my head.

Aimeesue I'm aghast! What about the mission, Liam and Rachel??? 3w
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BarkingMadRead They are playing with fire! To get this close and mess it up?!! 3w
MoonWitch94 Ughhhh 🤯🤯🤯 Literally screaming into my book! 3w
IndoorDame So many bad decisions in this chapter! Not only are Liam and Rachel complicating everything, but OUTSIDE?! Where anyone could see?! I know I have a modern day city-girl mentality, but still! And I also thought that conversation with Jane was really off. I hope it doesn‘t mess things up between the ladies. 3w
vonnie862 I wanted to throw my tablet. It was very stupid and reckless. They could have at least tries to get out of sight. I feel that this mission is doomed. 3w
Bklover Rachel and Liam. What you all said. 🙄. Oh, and I think Jane is definitely suspicious 🤨 3w
CoffeeNBooks I totally agree with everyone! I was already worried about Rachel's conversation with Jane- I think Jane can tell something is off. And then Rachel and Liam?! Seriously?! And outside like that? I'm sorry- they trained for this mission- neither of them would truly be this unprofessional. Honestly, at this point, I think it's just bad writing. Shame on the author. 🙁 I too, wanted to throw the book, but I'm reading it on my Kindle. 3w
julieclair Ditto what you all have said. This is getting ridiculous. 3w
Chrissyreadit @IndoorDame I honestly just thought cold, wet, need ALot of help dressing , so many problems with time and location- as well as WHO thinks this is furthering the mission!?!?!? 2w
rubyslippersreads Best meme so far! 😂 Remember, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking. 1w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.13: the main thing I couldn‘t stop thinking about is that they lost Qb000! And Rachel still has to pretend to be engaged. Henry‘s fine - he thinks he‘s about to marry a rich heiress. But I feel bad for Liam going along with Rachel‘s plan. It‘s his money too, and it was lost in a matter of days. Here‘s hoping they can actually make it home…being poor in the 1800s was no joke. Even if Rachel finds farming peaceful.

IndoorDame The implications of staying definitely just got more serious! Also really hoping they can make it back. 3w
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julieclair I still don't understand why Liam went along with that loan. And I also don't understand how Rachel can be so happy playing farmer, knowing that a letter is being written to Jamaica, and they may be exposed before they can get home. Not to mention that all their money is counterfeit, and what if Edward's checking up on them somehow uncovers that? I'm worried for them. Plus, they still don't seem to be getting any closer to stealing The Watsons. 3w
vonnie862 Your memes! ? Another face palm when reading that they lost the money. They had "good" intentions but I don't think they'll be able to change the past. However, I feel that they are going to get found out and, I'm stressed that one of them will not be able to make it back home. Oh, and farming? WTH? 3w
MoonWitch94 These memes are clutch! 😂🤣😂 3w
MoonWitch94 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄 The money!!!! These memes are CLUTCH! 3w
CoffeeNBooks I'm so worried they'll be found out before they can leave! I wonder what Liam was thinking with that huge loan. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I'm also not really buying the romantic feelings Rachel has for Liam. I feel like she tells us about them all the time, but I'm not sure how she got here, or why she's falling for him. I'm not sure how much longer I am going to be able to stick with the chapter-a-day pace - I'm starting to get very invested in finding out how this ends!! 😂 3w
Bklover @CoffeeNBooks I‘m with you! They‘re making me very nervous! 😬 3w
Bklover Oh, and I love this post!😂 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.12: Oh Rachel, now you‘ve gone and done it. You‘ve entered into a secret engagement with Henry(And we all know that those end well) - And you‘re planning to donate a bunch of money to his failing bank. Good plan. Ugh - I just have a feeling this isn‘t going to end well.

IndoorDame I so wanted her to be smarter than this! 3w
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CoffeeNBooks @IndoorDame I agree! It seems like she just keeps making bad decisions at this point. 3w
IndoorDame @CoffeeNBooks completely! Until this chapter I was holding out hope for her, but I‘ve come around to the group opinion that she‘s not mature enough for this gig. 3w
Aimeesue Oh, Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. I am not sure you're cut out for this kind of work. 3w
julieclair I do like that Rachel has a heart, and is trying to make things better for the 1815 folks. But she seems to have been distracted by her 1815 life, and forgotten why she is there. 3w
Bklover It seems like Rachel is thinking with her heart and her hormones. Good intentions but she‘s all over the place. 3w
Bklover @CoffeeNBooks Exactly!! (edited) 3w
vonnie862 I'm with all of you. I face palmed myself when she agreed to the secret engagement. And for Liam to agree with this plan along with donating all the money...aye! 3w
vonnie862 BTW, I was fascinated to learn that in their future, they eat 3D printed food. 3w
julieclair @vonnie862 I agree about the food. What a wild concept! 3w
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#LittensLoveRomance So…a lot of us didn‘t like our January read. In fact I‘m so over it I think we‘ll even skip this Sunday‘s discussion because - well, what more can be said? Not every book voted for will be a winner - And sometimes I include duds in the choices without realizing it. I discover as we‘re reading together - and that‘s part of the fun. Anyway, let‘s start anew! Here‘s the link to vote: https://forms.gle/gEouQsZeJw6xxQof6 👇

StayCurious Please let me know if you want to be added or removed from the main tag list and as always, send suggestions comments and life advice to littensloveromance@gmail.com 3w
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Pigpen_Reads Voted 😁 3w
OriginalCyn620 Ha! Totally not your fault if a book is a dud…that‘s something that‘s only found out by reading a book and we all vote on the choice. You have the harder job of narrowing down choices for us to vote on, not to mention the daily summaries and discussions! I‘m glad to be a part of this group! Gonna vote now 😊 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I like it well enough that I'll continue reading but happpy that I don't have to rush to talk about it. A chapter a day is probably all I need of this story. I'll start looking at our next choices. 3w
Laughterhp Totally not your fault about the last book! Voted! 3w
Catsandbooks Groundhog day😂😂 voted! 3w
MeganAnn Voted!! 3w
BethM Guess I shouldn‘t be sad I couldn‘t get my hands on it 😂 3w
Read4life Voted 3w
MoonWitch94 I like discovering books together as a group. And WE voted for it, so who cares 🤷🏻‍♀️ It is part of the fun, and it had a good premise. 3w
MoonWitch94 Voted! 3w
Julsmarshall Voted! (edited) 3w
Vansa You really don't have to explain the choice,it was a choice all of us made!Of course we're all going to vote for duds sometimes-I mean,entire countries vote for duds to govern them😂Voted for this month! 3w
PageShifter Voted! I don't have had time to read January book yet but seeing everyone's comments it might be better to leave it unread 🤔😃 And especially because I should buy it 🤣 3w
julesG Voted. 3w
BookwormAHN Voted! Still reading January's book. I'm not particularly enjoying it but sadly curious to see how it ends 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
CarolynM I think it‘s really hard to know what will be good and what will be a dud in the romance genre, it‘s very much a case of taking a chance because sometimes you‘ll strike gold. I thought the January book sounded fun 🤷🏻‍♀️ Oh well… This time I‘ve voted for a author I‘ve liked in the past so a better chance I‘ll like it. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I've been really enjoying the reviews for January's pick, so that part has definitely been fun 😂 3w
Kerrbearlib Voted! 3w
BarkingMadRead I don‘t know how I missed the January book post, but I‘ll pay better attention for February lol voted! 3w
BarkingMadRead @StayCurious you still have me on your tag list as BarkingMadRun 😃 3w
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I‘ve been hearing good things about Cee Bowerman for awhile now and started her first series to see if the buzz was true. I really enjoyed the first two books! They start off kinda slow but they‘re super romantic and kept me reading. I love how close knit the characters are and the guys are book boyfriend material for sure.

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#Pemberlittens Ch.11: had issues trying to post yesterday (tags weren‘t working and the post published twice) - here‘s hoping things work better today! So…is it just me or are things just super awkward between Liam and Rachel? I‘m not shipping them at all! Rachel needs to get her head in the game and stop acting juvenile. Okay, that may seem harsh, but there are big things at stake, aren‘t there? I‘m finding it hard to like her. Anyone else?

BarkingMadRead I‘m not a fan of the Liam Rachel thing, and she needs to stay in her lane! Also has troubles posting yesterday. Today seems to be better! 3w
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IndoorDame No, I‘m definitely not shipping them! In fact, I don‘t think I‘m in favor of any of the romances/potential romances that are on the table. I‘m not disliking her though, I feel for her being independent and educated and trapped somewhere she has zero autonomy. 3w
Aimeesue Lol at the Star Wars pic! 😂 (edited) 3w
vonnie862 That Star Wars meme! 😂 3w
vonnie862 Yes, it's completely awkward. I'm surprised that a 30 something year old doctor is acting so rash. Rachel knows the dangers of sleeping with Liam during the project but is acting like a teenager who is being ignored by her crush. I don't like it at all. I really enjoyed Rachel at the beginning but her juvenile behavior is annoying. 3w
CoffeeNBooks I feel like this story has veered off on a weird path, and I'm not sure why. And I feel like the Austen storyline is just treading water. I really want to like this book, so I hope it gets back on track soon. I did find the conversation Rachel and Liam had about the possibility of not being able to return to the present pretty interesting. 3w
julieclair I agree with @CoffeeNBooks that the story has veered off in a weird direction. It seems as though Rachel's sex life (real, imagined, desired, lack thereof) has become a more prominent theme than their assigned mission. 3w
Chrissyreadit I completely agree! 3w
Bklover I agree with all of you! Rachel needs to get her hormones in check. She‘s becoming annoying and it feels like we are straying off into a different story! 3w
Bklover Testing too 3w
Bklover Weird. I can see my posts on the web but not on the app! 3w
Mrs_B @CoffeeNBooks agreed! 3w
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this graphic! I agree with everyone that Rachel needs to keep her mind on business, not monkey business. 1w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.10: well, that was awkward! Henry proposes…and what an…icky?…proposal. Now Rachel has to decide how long to lead this poor sap on. Although I do think a big part of his interest lies in her money. How could it not? And that conversation with Liam was confusing to say the least. Do they like each other? Is he telling her not to marry or sleep with Henry? I think the two of them need to focus on the task at hand and avoid feelings.

vonnie862 That was a very awkward proposal. Is he into her money? Probably. But he definitely wants to get into her boobs and other places. Yuck! Now with Rachel and William...I am not feeling it. They're in such a weird situation that it's not enjoyable to read their attractions to one another. I too feel that they need to focus. 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.10: Well, that was awkward! Henry proposes…and what an…icky?…proposal. Now Rachel has to decide how long to lead this poor sap on. Although I do think a big part of his interest lies in her money. How could it not? And that conversation with Liam was confusing to say the least. Do they like each other? Is he telling her not to marry or sleep with Henry? I think the two of them need to focus on the task at hand and avoid feelings.

CoffeeNBooks I think that despite the awkwardness of the proposal, and the ultimate impossibility of it, she still wants to entertain the idea of it. I can't see this ending well. 3w
BarkingMadRead This took an ugly turn! There‘s such a thing as going too far 🤣 3w
IndoorDame How exactly did they plan to put her forward as a romantic interest for Henry as a key element of the whole project, and not plan what to do if he actually proposed?! Isn‘t a proposal exactly what you‘d expect to happen in 1815? 3w
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StayCurious @IndoorDame I know right! Have they ever read Jane Austen?! 3w
julieclair This whole chapter was just weird. Henry nibbling the top of her dress? Really? And I don't have any idea what Liam was trying to tell her. Is he secretly in love with her? And Rachel is just being rude to lead Henry on. Sticking his nose in her cleavage? Soooooo romantic. 😂😂😂 3w
peanutnine @IndoorDame I thought the same thing!! Poor planning 😂 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.9: Rachel saves Jane‘s niece from choking. Consequently she and Liam are invited to Chawton House and will be able to be close to Jane when she returns home. This is great! Except Rachel starts worrying that they‘ve altered history. She also saved Tom…will the future as they know it be the same? Tricky to think about - as with all time travel stories. Also, Rachel is attracted to Liam, but is being pursued by Henry🤷‍♀️😵‍💫🤔

IndoorDame The way they were talking about altering history and going back to a different future made me wonder if they‘ll end up in our version of the future. I‘m hoping not, because I still want to know more about the future they‘re from. 4w
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Chrissyreadit I am not loving some aspects of Rachel and the story at the moment. Surely she knew sex would be different for the time she was in the past. Also that she is toying with having a relationship with Liam as a cheater irritates me. It seems odd compared to the types of books Jane writes. 4w
julieclair @IndoorDame I'm wondering if they decide not to go back to the future, because they feel they've altered it too much. Liam seems to like 1815, despite the fact that his fiancee is in the future. 4w
julieclair @Chrissyreadit I agree. Rachel shouldn't be thinking about a relationship with Liam. Even though she seems to have convinced herself that he was not really in love with his fiancee, but rather her house! 😂 4w
IndoorDame @julieclair yes, that occurred to me early on as a possibility not because of the timeline, but just because the thought of staying would be enticing in so many ways. I think they both like 1815 more than they were expecting to. Concern about the timeline would definitely be a concrete reason for them to decide to stay. 4w
StayCurious @julieclair @Chrissyreadit can you imagine the scandal if they were caught in a compromising position? They‘re supposed to be brother and sister! 4w
StayCurious I feel as though Rachel should concentrate less on her libido and more on her mission 4w
Bklover @StayCurious Yes and Yes! 4w
BarkingMadRead Girlfriend needs to get some so she can focus 🤣🤣 4w
CoffeeNBooks Yikes! The thought that they've changed the probability field enough that the world they know is gone. 😳 @staycurious I thought the same thing, that Rachel needs to focus on her mission. It seems like they trained a long time for this, so it surprised me that she would be anything less than completely professional in her behavior. Especially with the stakes so high. 4w
vonnie862 I know the concern about altering the future is worrisome but...what if they were meant to be there? What if the future is the way it is because they were there? 4w
vonnie862 Also, I had to laugh when Rachel mentioned she went 2 months without sex. People gave gone longer than that and have been fine. Instead of trying to get into Liam's pants, she just needs to take "care" of herself then continue with the mission. This part of the chapter threw me off btw. 4w
vonnie862 On another note, Henry appears that he wants to marry Rachel. Is she going to go along with it just to get closer to Jane? 4w
Bklover @vonnie862 I do think it‘s a bit mean of Rachel going along with Henry‘s flirtation. 4w
julieclair @vonnie862 Ooohhh... Interesting thought that perhaps they are supposed to be there. 🤔 4w
rubyslippersreads @Chrissyreadit @bklover @vonnie862 I agree. She seems to be toying with both Liam and Henry. (edited) 1w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.8: This chapter further explores the dynamics between the Austen siblings and their reactions to having Liam and Rachel insert themselves into their lives. Cassandra seems a tough nut to crack. This whole thing seems as though it will be impossible to get close to Jane‘s letters and manuscripts. Also, Rachel is still trying to figure Liam out.

BarkingMadRead Cassandra is super cranky! I wonder if Liam is right that she doesn‘t want to share Jane! 4w
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vonnie862 Cassandra is the older sister, right? I feel that she may be the overprotective sister, making sure no one takes advantage of Jane. A little jealousy may also play a part. 4w
Bklover @BarkingMadRead Yes! I don‘t like Cassandra very much! 4w
julieclair I was surprised and a bit disappointed to see Cassandra portrayed this way. I always thought of her as kind, or at least polite. I was also surprised at the portrayal of James as somewhat rude. 4w
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Here is the daily prompt list for next months #Loveathon! 💖

You can use this list as a daily photo challenge, or as inspiration for building your #Loveathon TBR. We hope everyone is as excited as we are!

Please share to spread the word! ❤️. #LittensLoveRomance

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For anyone who loves LOVE!❤️

#Loveathon is a month long Readathon in February where we challenge you to read all about love! Whether you like light hearted romcoms, hard hitting love stories, paranormal romances or historical romances…get those stacks ready for the month of love.

StayCurious #LittensLoveRomance - this challenge is perfect for our group! 4w
peanutnine So fun! 4w
MoonWitch94 Oh fun! I‘m in! 4w
BarkingMadRead I‘m in!! Love this idea! I have so many fun romances to read! 3w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.7: confession-I have a morbid fascination with the history of medicine and how horrible some treatments used to be. The fact that Henry, who is using mercury and bloodletting to cure his illness, actually gets better, is so interesting. And Rachel having to ask people to wash their hands - if I time travelled I‘d be such a germaphobe I think. Anyway, in this chapter the main takeaway is they are slowly getting closer to Jane.

Chrissyreadit I was wondering the same thing. Also it sounds like jaundice or hepatitis- I‘m very curious. 4w
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StayCurious @Chrissyreadit so I used to work for a liver doctor - all his symptoms- itching, dark urine, jaundice - all point to hepatitis. I‘m surprised he does get better because usually when a patient gets that symptomatic they need serious medical intervention and medicine - not leeches and mercury. The man must be lucky. (edited) 4w
vonnie862 @StayCurious I agree. Henry Austen was lucky that he got better. Sometimes I wondered how people survived certain medical procedures/treatments in the past. At the same time, it made sense why many people died when they got sick or gave birth. If I traveled to the past, I know that I would immediately get food poisoning. I have a very weak stomach. 4w
vonnie862 On another note, what is everyone's thoughts of the rest of Jane Austen's family? I was a little surprised with their behavior when they arrived and met with Liam and Rachel. 4w
StayCurious @vonnie862 I was surprised they weren‘t more reserved for sure, especially with strangers in the room 4w
CoffeeNBooks @vonnie862 @StayCurious I agree about the rest of the family. They seem to be so different than Henry and Jane. 4w
CoffeeNBooks I worry that this new doctor they're bringing in to see Henry is going to make him worse. 4w
peanutnine @vonnie862 I was surprised by how rude they were towards Liam and Rachel. Like I get that they're strangers but obviously Henry and Jane approve of them enough that they could have been more polite, at least to their faces 4w
Bklover I find the medical practices creepy too! I keep wondering if it would be possible for Rachel and Liam to have brought new viruses and bacteria back in time with them. 4w
StayCurious @Bklover ooh good point! Like what caused the die off in their own time? Was it disease? Do they carry it? 4w
IndoorDame @StayCurious @Bklover good question! The further we read the more curious I get about their own time and all the mysteries being hinted at about it. 4w
julieclair @IndoorDame @Bklover @StayCurious I wonder if we will learn more about their time in chapters to come? I sure hope so. 4w
rubyslippersreads @Bklover That‘s a good thought. 1w
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#LittensLoveRomance Review: Sadly, I didn‘t end up connecting with the characters, the romance or the author‘s confusing (at times) writing style. I‘m not interested enough to continue the series. Disappointed that this was our first book of the year but hey, we can only go up from here! Further discussion will be next Sunday. My chapter ramblings are 👇:

StayCurious Ch.29: Leo calls up his familiar, who turns out to be a crow named Nox. He says it‘s time for Leo to embrace his vampire side and to do that he needs to bond with Auggie.

Ch.30: Auggie finally makes Leo a vampire and the mating ritual is complete. I feel like I should be more invested in this ending (or beginning) for the characters, but sadly I‘m just not.
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StayCurious Ch.31: Leo is now going to take control of his coven and Auggie will stand by his side as they continue to fight the war. Although I am a bit curious about who / where the other hybrids are and how things will play out, I probably won‘t continue the series. 4w
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LiseWorks I totally agree with you. The story line is good, but the characters are so shallow, the sex scenes were horrible and all one sided. This author needs to read some vampire sex scenes lol. I wanted Leo to do it to Augie the same way. It seems so dominating. I am not going read the series although I want to know who was behind it. 4w
KristiAhlers I don‘t 100% agree with you. But I did have fun discussing it with everyone. 4w
OriginalCyn620 For me, this book started out good but went downhill. I‘m in agreement with you @StayCurious. I never connected with the characters, and if this book is any indication of the others, it‘s a hard pass for me. I don‘t need to hear a profession of love every time the MCs open their mouths! And yes, @LiseWorks, the sex scenes were pretty bad! For all the supernatural happenings, this book was pretty boring. 4w
MoonWitch94 I agree with you all! @StayCurious @OriginalCyn620 @KristiAhlers @LiseWorks But, because it‘s on KU, I‘m giving the series one more installment before I decide to write it off. I‘m not getting my hope up. 4w
willaful Ah well, they can't all be winners. I feel like the title promised more fun than it delivered? 4w
Read4life I‘m in complete agreement. It definitely wasn‘t engaging and I agree with @OriginalCyn620 about the dialogue between the MCs. 4w
CarolynM @LiseWorks @OriginalCyn620 I bailed immediately after the first sex scene - just dreadful. I appreciate your commitment to group @StayCurious Your chapter summaries were much more entertaining than the book deserved. 4w
StayCurious @willaful yes absolutely! 4w
KristiAhlers @MoonWitch94 let me know if it‘s worth downloading! Sometimes a first book is not the winner and the series picks up. I just have my 20 allowed right now with KU so that‘s why I‘m not currently bothering. 4w
MoonWitch94 @KristiAhlers I will! It‘s Beto & Pres‘s book. Apparently, Beto is submissive 🧐 A vampire sub? It peaked my interest….. 4w
willaful @MoonWitch94 Hmmm, that could be interesting. 4w
Kshakal I felt the same way! 4w
MeganAnn Yep I also felt the same way about this one. I think the world building and author‘s ideas had potential but weren‘t well executed. And I‘m really sick of the word “hole” after reading this. I probably won‘t keep reading the series and I‘m not sure I would try anything else by this author either. 4w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.25: everyone has dinner and plays nice. You‘d think after centuries of war there would be more animosity? And Leo overheard Sylvia say she loves him and she‘s dying soon.

Ch.26: Sylvia is taken by the demons who somehow broke through the spell guarding the clearing. I wonder if a witch is working with them. The covens gather and follow the demons through a portal, and quickly fall into a trap. 👇

StayCurious Ch.27: there is a vicious battle with the demons and Sylvia is rescued but dies shortly after, transferring her powers to Leo. He is now in charge of the coven. Is he ready to take on that responsibility? Turns out the demons got the witches‘ book and can‘t read it without Leo. Now he‘s even more of a target.

Ch.28: while Leo deals with the loss of his aunt, Auggie tells Beto he will be changing Leo. We already knew that but His brothers didn‘t.
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Laughterhp I was definitely confused about how they all of a sudden got the book and were basically just waiting for Sylvia to come out of the barrier so they could snatch her. Like how did they get the book? 1mo
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KristiAhlers @Laughterhp I agree. I think that‘s one of the issues I‘m having with this book because it‘s making me feel like I skipped a chapter or two you know? 1mo
MoonWitch94 @Laughterhp @KristiAhlers I absolutely agree. The whole trajectory feels rushed and just when things begin to be fleshed out—BOOM! Another confusion. 4w
OriginalCyn620 This book is kind of a hot mess! It started out strong but now Auggie and Leo can‘t have a single conversation without professing their love for each other. We get it! And now the demons broke through the barrier and have the grimoire that only Sylvia knew the location of? It‘s too convenient! 4w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.6: Rachel fears Jane doesn‘t like her - and she‘s probably right - but that‘s ok because it seems as though Henry does. And Rachel is finding that she is attracted to Henry as well. Liam flirts with Jane - as well as Liam can flirt at least. He‘s probably more capable than Rachel gives him credit for. He got her talking at least.

IndoorDame Am I the only one annoyed that flirting is such a big part of their job assignment? I know it happens all the time, but it‘s SO overt here! 1mo
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StayCurious @IndoorDame I guess it‘s one way to get close to their “targets” - but I‘d find it difficult if it was me. I can‘t flirt. Like at all. 😄 1mo
BarkingMadRead Sooooooo awkward! And what a flimsy thing to rely on! 1mo
IndoorDame @StayCurious haha. You‘re not missing anything. I don‘t anymore because 99% of the time those interactions are way more obnoxious than they are fun 1mo
vonnie862 @IndoorDame you're not the only one. I feel that this flirting is going to lead to disaster. People are going to get hurt. The chapter ends with, "Maybe I've never met the right person..." I feel like Rachel is going to get her heart broken. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks So much awkwardness with the interactions between everyone! I definitely feel like this isn't going to end well. 1mo
Mrs_B @vonnie862 agreed, this is not going to end well. 1mo
Mrs_B Is it just me, or does it feel like we‘re a significant portion of the way through the book and although a lot has gone on, nothing has actually “happened”. Does that even make any sense? That being said, the author has definitely done her research and knows the ins and outs of Jane and all her family‘s lives. 1mo
Bklover @Mrs_B Yes! I agree! 1mo
MoonWitch94 @StayCurious I cannot flirt either 🤷🏻‍♀️😂🤣 I am terrible at it, always have been. I feel for Rachel hahaha. I would definitely be bad at this job, lol. 4w
julieclair @Mrs_B @Bklover Agreed. Things really need to pick up if they're going to steal The Watsons and diagnose the illness that killed Jane, before the end of the book. Hard to see how that can happen. 4w
rubyslippersreads @julieclair @Mrs_B @Bklover This is exactly how I feel. Nothing has happened, other than they‘ve actually met Jane Austen. 4w
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#Pemberlittens Ch.5 Rachel is feeling stifled at being a woman in such a restrictive time, & especially a doctor. She feels helpless, like her hands are tied. In a surprising turn of events, Liam takes her to see Henry at an inappropriate time of day & when he is sick. surprisingly-instead of turning them away-he brings JANE to meet them! I‘m not quite sure if Rachel passed her test or answered her questions correctly. Still, contact has been made

vonnie862 Oh man, I think I would react the same way as Liam if I met Jane Austen. I completely understand how frustrating it must have been for Rachel to wait while Liam went about with business. I just wondered why Rachel, the doctor, was picked for the project if she cannot do much during this time period as a woman. 1mo
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StayCurious @vonnie862 If the goal was to diagnose Jane‘s illness, maybe they think as a woman she‘ll be able to spend more time with Jane than Liam, a single man 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @vonnie862 I'd react the same way Liam reacted at meeting Jane Austen, too! 😂 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm curious how they're going to feel if they figure out what Henry's illness is, but can't do anything about it, because that would alter history. I'm sure that would be frustrating. 1mo
peanutnine @StayCurious that's an interesting thought about Rachel being able to better diagnose Jane. I'm so curious as to what Jane thinks of her after this meeting. Even if she doesn't suspect time travel, she must think her a bit odd 1mo
BarkingMadRead I don‘t know how they‘ll resist trying to save Jane either! I would totally want to! 1mo
Bklover I imagine at this point Jane thinks she‘s a bit odd. She pretty much choked when they met. Have to say I probably would too. Also it‘s interesting that they don‘t examine people like they do now. @staycurious - I wondered that too, because otherwise why send a doctor? And a female one! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I feel like even if dx the tx is not available so maybe more for information gathering. I do know it would drive me crazy to have a skill that is so discounted. 1mo
julieclair I'm betting Rachel gets to use her doctor skills at some point! 😉 4w
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.21: the training begins with the primary goal to protect the witches. We get the strong impression that something bad will happen to Silvia soon.

Ch.22: nothing much is happening. Leo and Auggie love each other and never want to be apart. But we knew that already. 🥱 👇

StayCurious Ch.23: There‘s a lot to process in this chapter. Sylvia finally lays some truth on Leo and we learn all sorts of things about Leo and his parents. It‘s all a bit confusing. 1mo
StayCurious Ch.24: So, Leo‘s actually a super vampire hybrid - and his real power will awaken once he bonds with Auggie. Cool. Cool cool. Auggie takes the news surprisingly well. Also, using a witch who‘s chummy with ghosts, they summon Monrose, Auggie‘s former love, so Auggie can get some closure. I think now Auggie can finally move on with Leo. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Agreed! The explanation was a bit confusing. I read that part twice and just moved on! I have to admit, the scene where Auggie got to talk to Monrose was touching and sweet! Closure is always a good thing. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 And also, @StayCurious, I am laughing so hard at today‘s memes 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
peanutnine These memes are everything 🤣 @OriginalCyn620 I felt the same way! Too confused and finally decided to just go with it 1mo
KristiAhlers Chapter 22 for me was why? Like you said there was nothing “new” there. But I do love these two together 1mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.17: Merfolk and Dragons and Reapers - oh my! Eaton Falls is getting crowded and they‘re all coming together to fight the demon threat. Leo‘s trying to convince Auggie to turn him - good luck Leo. Presley is coming back - good luck Beto. 👇

StayCurious Ch.18: Beto gives Auggie a pep talk about his feelings for Leo. I feel like Auggie is a bit too mushy and gooey around Leo. I kinda wish he was more…alpha? Does that make me a bad person? I‘m not 100 % feeling their romance only because it happened so fast. I don‘t feel like I fully know them as characters, let alone a lovey dovey couple. 1mo
StayCurious Ch.19: Leo has a dream that Sylvia is attacked - he prays it was a dream and not a vision. Only time will tell. Leo and Auggie better be on guard - just because they have found their bliss doesn‘t mean they can ignore the war. 1mo
StayCurious Ch.20: it seems Sylvia might sense her impending demise - she basically asks Auggie to take care of Leo if she‘s not around. Auggie decides that if there‘s to be a war, they need to train everyone- some have never fought and for others it‘s been awhile. The threat looms and they have to be ready. 1mo
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Laughterhp Omg! I love that iPhone/Samsung meme 🤣🤣🤣. It‘s so true and hilarious 1mo
KristiAhlers Your memes are perfect for these chapters. I love these characters and I love this fast paced storytelling. Of course something dark this way comes. I hope it‘s not too ugly. 1mo
LiseWorks I am not too happy about the fact that there are not many women vampires. And now the males all have to be gay. I love female vampire characters, they are really strong. I am disappointed in the authors portrayal of the vampires here. I also wish the witches would show more of what they can do. I really wish this author would read Cassandra Clares portrayal of the dynamic between to males in love, eg Magnus and Alec. 1mo
Laughterhp @LiseWorks I agree about no women vampire. I think it‘s weird that they basically just killed all the women and then just refuse to make anymore. Because it‘s their fault of course 🙄🙄 1mo
StayCurious @LiseWorks I agree with you in some ways - I‘m not a big fan of this book so far only in that the characters are all lovey and mushy but I don‘t feel like I went on the journey properly with them. 1mo
LiseWorks @StayCurious Thank Goodness, I thought I was the only one. Wait until I do my review 1mo
willaful I confess, I stopped reading the book because I really wasn't feeling it. But I'm enjoying reading the commentary! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @StayCurious I‘m totally with you on Auggie being way too lovey-dovey! But Leo is too, to be fair. I know this a romance, but really, it‘s a bit much. Also 💯 in agreement that the romance is fast. 1mo
CarolynM @willaful I bailed too, it just wasn‘t doing it for me. But your commentary is very entertaining @StayCurious 😀 1mo
StayCurious @CarolynM aw thanks! Tbh if I wasn‘t leading this buddy read…I probably wouldn‘t continue. But you can‘t like everything right? 1mo
OriginalCyn620 And another thing I‘m not digging about this book is that all the tension is coming from the war with the demons. In romances, I like the tension to be between the characters. And as we‘ve established, there‘s virtually no tension between Auggie and Leo. There was a tiny bit when Leo wanted Auggie to turn him, but even that was weak. The romance between them isn‘t all that realistic. Couples disagree and argue, and none of that is going on here! (edited) 1mo
StayCurious @OriginalCyn620 👏 I couldn‘t have said it better myself! 1mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.4: their dinner is a success, but a great cause of stress to everyone. Henry acts a bit odd and then disappears afterwards and politeness (which dictates everything) says they cannot go visit him. They must wait. While they do, they hire more servants and find they now have absolutely no privacy in the home. Is anyone else worried about Jenks and what he might do?

KristiAhlers Janks is a character I‘d trust as far as I could throw him. He just leaves me feeling meh. 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks With Jencks listening outside their doors, I'm nervous for Rachel and Liam- I hope they don't accidentally say something that will make Jencks suspect that something is wrong about them. 1mo
peanutnine He's definitely sus 1mo
IndoorDame Definitely worried about Janks! And I‘m getting the vibe that firing him would be just as dangerous as keeping him in the house. 😬 1mo
BarkingMadRead I am soooooo not a fan of Jencks, he‘s going out of his way to dislike Rachel! This cannot end well! 1mo
vonnie862 Yes, I too agree that Jencks is a bit of a suspicious character. It's interesting on how much he dislikes Rachel but dotes on Liam. And with Henry, I think he's already sick. Rachel did notice he was a little yellow. 1mo
Bklover I keep getting sidetracked by the kid, Tom, who now will have a different future. Oh, and having all those people in my house all the time would drive me nuts! 1mo
Bklover @CoffeeNBooks I was nervous about that too. When they talked after the dinner party I kept wanting them to shut up! 🤫 1mo
Mrs_B I kept expecting something to go wrong at the dinner party. It feels like everything is going almost too well at the minute… 1mo
Chrissyreadit I am worried about Jencks! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Also- I would not mind a few servants. Or helpers, or a cook, 1mo
julieclair My first thought was that Jencks needed to be fired. But @IndoorDame made a good point... Firing would make an enemy of him, and he definitely seems like someone you want to keep on your good side. 4w
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#LittensloveRomance Ch.13: With Presley‘s help, Leo makes a tea so that when he and Auggie get together no one will know. He even casts a spell to make Presley forget he helped make the tea. Then well…things get intense. Their feelings are so big after mere days. How will they both handle that?

StayCurious Ch.14: Leo learns about Auggie‘s painful past. He still wants to be immortal and be with Auggie forever, but Auggie has sworn never to change another mortal. And yet Auggie fears he would not survive losing Leo. So what‘s the answer here? Because he will lose Leo to old age if nothing else. 1mo
StayCurious Ch.15: a lot to unpack in this chapter so I‘ll just go to the important bit: they admit their love for each other. I will say I was hoping for a bit more story before that happened - a bit more resistance. But if they are indeed fated mates, I suppose it makes sense.

Ch.16: it seems as though Leo‘s powers are back and stronger than ever. Perhaps awakened by finding his Fated Mate?
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OriginalCyn620 There‘s a lot going on here! If Leo‘s powers are now stronger, what caused them to weaken in the first place? And why are the demons so determined to get to him? Leo is the key to all this, but I can‘t figure out how, and it‘s driving me crazy! But in a good way. 1mo
KristiAhlers Yeah I mean I love when they admit their feelings but this just felt to me kinda rushed. I would‘ve like a little more interaction. Maybe a little more push/pull 1mo
Laughterhp They definitely fell in love way too quickly for me! Though I guess they‘re using the soul mates, thing… I‘m definitely intrigued as to why the demons want Leo so badly! 1mo
julesG I completely forgot about this one. I'm trying to catch up to join the final discussion. 1mo
LiseWorks I totally agree with the too quick in falling in love. I wanted more intense scenes. Not the giving in so fast. 1mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.3: Rachel and Liam go to dinner at Henry‘s - and he mentions the possibility of Rachel meeting Jane! That‘s exactly what the goal was so well done. It must be so nerve wracking to have to watch everything you say and watch your accent and mannerisms. 👇

StayCurious References to “the Die off” in their own time is interesting. What happened I wonder? Henry and Rachel grow “flirtingly” closer and he gives her a copy of his sister‘s book. Now Rachel and Liam will host a dinner to reciprocate his kindness. Pressure‘s on! See Articles below👇 (edited) 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks Wow- things are moving fast now! I love that Mrs. Smith initially says she'll need 2-3 weeks to get everything ready for a dinner party. 😂 You don't think about things like that. 1mo
vonnie862 Dinner parties were more complicated back then so I felt bad for Mrs. Smith. Also, I was kind of weirded out with Mr. Austen's attention to Rachel. I know Rachel is supposed to get his attention but it still creeped me out with all his staring, especially her bosom. 1mo
Bklover Definitely happy I‘m not invited to dinner! Duck with peas, Rabbits (🐇) with onion and boiled beef?!?!🥴🤢 (edited) 1mo
Bklover @vonnie862 The staring at her bothered me too! Kind of creepy! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Tbh I feel like it is still a lot of work to host a dinner party unless it is catered. 1mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit I agree! Although perhaps if I employed a cook I would feel differently. 😂 4w
rubyslippersreads @Bklover Even worse—drowned baby! 😳 4w
Bklover @rubyslippersreads omg yes- I can‘t believe I forgot that one!! Yum!🤢 4w
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