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Cinnamon and Cigarettes

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Sara Clarke, recent college grad, is sweet, demure, and cautious in all things, but especially romance—until she meets Moira Estrada, a bold amateur pilot and patron at the library where Sara works. Their intimacy blooms rapidly as they share everything from a sudden medical emergency to Christmas with the Estrada family. With her dashing new girlfriend by her side, Sara ...more
Published June 1st 2016 by Torquere Press
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Chasia Lloyd
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Cinnamon and Cigarettes" by Samantha Kate has been my favorite contemporary F/F read of the year, and I doubt it will get its placed knocked off in the remaining months to come of 2016.

C&C follows a strait-laced bisexual librarian named Sara Clarke who winds up falling hard for one of her patrons. Moira Estrada is an amateur pilot, former soldier, the embodiment of charm, proud to be Latina, and proud to be gay. They click immediately, physically and emotionally, but there's a problem that
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Tyler J [They/He] Gray
actual rating: 4.25

Full review also on my blog at http://wickedjr89sbookblog.blogspot.c...

The more I think about it, the more I love this book. It did keep my engaged the entire time and needing to know what happened. At first I was annoyed with the main character Sara. Well at first I related to her being shy and trying to please everyone, but eventually she did get on my nerves. However I could sense character development was going to happen, and sure enough it did! And I loved it! First
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J.L. Douglas
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cinnamon and Cigarettes is a fun, warm-hearted story of two very different girls in love. I found Sara to be the more sympathetic at first (Moira initially seems like a jerk and I was suspicious of how forward she was), but in the end I was hoping for both characters to get what they wanted.

This book is also a coming out story, which is a narrative to which I can't personally relate. But I think it's sensitively done and I did find myself rooting for Sara in spite of the things she does as a
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Jen
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

This was a pretty good story about being honest with yourself and honest with those around you. Sara was the kind of girl who did what was right and what everyone expected of her. She didn't want to rock the boat, but when she meets Moira, everything changes for her, though that doesn't mean that she fully embraces who she really is until it's
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day
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
so like the concept for this is my jam: lady librarian and lady pilot fall in love, that's dope and i loved it!! however i just really hate the trope of one half of a couple being out and the other being closested, and the out one making the closeted one feel bad for choosing not to tell their family or whatever like i'm sorry i just honestly hate that and i can't ever see it being justified in a healthy relationship. everyone seemed to kind of demonize sara for not wanting to come out to her ...more
Epeeblade
Just going to DNF this. Didn't care for either of the characters. Especially didn't care for the unethical library staff. It really bothered me the way the main character looked up information in a patron's records for her own purposes. I couldn't get past that. It soured the character on me and I could never get back into the book.
Diana
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it
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CLo
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute read

This is the first book I have read from the author and I really enjoyed it. The story focuses on newly graduate Sara who is trying juggle her perfect image to her parents while dealing with a resentful younger sister and hidden romance with a woman. Being pulled in all different directions, Sara must now figure out what she wants and needs most for her before other people make that decision for her.
You really get a feel for Sara and what she has togo through even though at times you
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Mehek Naresh
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is very much a treat for a Sunday afternoon. It's warm and delightful, and the characters feel real and believable. I think this book really captured post college life, dating while in the closet, family/sibling dynamics, and I found the book to be relateable and well written. And as a big fan of libraries, it was lovely that this book had that as a backdrop. It's definitely worth the read.
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Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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