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Amanda rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord by Tiffany Clare
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This is one of those books where what the character tells us and how we perceive the characters are at odds. Charlotte is desperate not to marry a man who doesn't like her and whom she doesn't like. And while we're told her fiance is "loathsome," the ...more
Amanda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, #7)
by Eloisa James (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
If You Give A Girl A Viscount by Kieran Kramer
If You Give A Girl A Viscount (Impossible Bachelors, #4)
by Kieran Kramer (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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3.5

And we have the conclusion of the Impossible Bachelors! If You Give a Girl a Viscount has a Cinderella vibe, but with a few twists that keep it from being overly Cinderella-y. (Because that's a word? It's totally a word.)

I'm a wee bit disappointed
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas
Married By Morning (The Hathaways, #4)
by Lisa Kleypas (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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3.5

Leo loves like a madman, and that's a big part of why I liked Married by Morning so much. The relationship between Leo and Catherine built over a couple books, and Lisa Kleypas delivered. Huzzah!

But it really is Leo who makes this story for me. W
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage by Kieran Kramer
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3.5

Super glad I stuck with this series. Where the first two books felt awfully similar, this one suffered no such issues. Mostly because, as you find out within the first 25 pages (hence I don't consider it a spoiler), Jilly's already married. To som
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer
When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors, #1)
by Kieran Kramer (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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3.5

So here's the deal: I was prowling the shelves at the library when I picked up one of the books in this series, read the back, and instantly knew I had to read this series.

Because the synopsis made a play on the lyrics from Single Ladies by Beyonc
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2)
by Lisa Kleypas (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I seem to be a weird spot in my reading, where I need the break from historical romances, yet I find it impossible to drag myself away from all the glittering bounty of baubles and balls.

Seduce Me at Sunrise has a premise I'm slowly coming to dislike
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Amanda rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Bride Wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle
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Something like a 2.5.

Coming into this series on the third book did me no favors. Often, with historical romance series, it doesn't matter much when you start the series, but it felt like a lot had been established already in earlier books.

With this b
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Courtney Milan, Unraveled

Barry Lyga
“You won't even know you've crossed the line until it's way back in your rearview mirror.”
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Stephanie Perkins
“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

Barry Lyga
“...called nine-one-one," Howie was saying, "and then I heard something in the alleyway, so I went back there and" --Howie coughed-- "and valiantly attacked his knife with my guts, to no avail."

"Did you get a good look at him? Could you describe him?"

Howie smiled wanly. "Yeah. He was about yay long" --he held up his hands, four inches apart-- "thin, made of steel. Pointy. Sharp.”
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers
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Reading books with friends is better! I wanted to have a place to discuss books that was not on my blog, but more than the 140 characters that Twitter ...more
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During Bout of Books Readathon a bunch of book bloggers met and bonded over a mutual love for cookies, coffee, and of course books! Now we want to shar ...more
50222 Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge — 6 members — last activity Jul 02, 2011 08:42AM
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36407 Reading with Tequila Book Club — 803 members — last activity Sep 16, 2014 08:36PM
An eclectic book club focusing on a different genre each month. We read the books, watch the movies (if available) and make a party of it, cocktails a ...more
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