An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen #Review



An Unorthodox Match tells the story of Leah Howard. The author begins the “Lola” story with a few pieces of her growing up. so what I found intriguing was the fact that her father, whom she meets just a few times, is Jewish. Her mother was semi jaded and bitter, the author takes care in addressing a lot of that. Now her mother is with Ravi an man from India that doesn’t embrace his beginnings either. They lead a life in California living together and not doing anything to help Lola with her troubles. She was born Lola but changes her name to Leah when she decides to embrace the world of Orthodox Judaism. This is what I found so interesting. Leah’s father was a Jew too and she sort of suddenly embraces this religion because she has always been searching and never belonged to anything.

Leah moves to Boro Park, Brooklyn- the place where I grew up. She is trying to recover from the death of her fiancé. This is the first huge plot twist. The death is finally spoken of. Leah finds a place to volunteer, a purpose, a way to give back, which is a huge part of her religious exploration. Sometimes the rules are not easy to follow. I know a lot of people may not get the book like I did, but growing up around Chassidic Jews, I found it very interesting.


The other component is Yaakov Lehman, a widower who has five children. His wife passed and through the struggles with his Mother-Inlaw, he accepts volunteer help. This part of the story has a lot of DRAMA. His oldest daughter Shaindele is a B*tch. A somewhat troubled teen. This is exposed as well as his wife’s death. HUGE

Will Yaakov and Leah be able to overcome these family obstacles? WOW what a book. I hope that IF you are searching for something to quench your thirst in the heat, you grab this. I totally loved the author’s style, the scenery in Brooklyn and the tale of how the community can help and hurt a person. For me, the book brought back very happy memories.

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Naomi Ragen is the author of many novels, including several international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem for the past forty years and was voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

The author of several novels such as The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, The Saturday Wife, Jephte’s Daughter, The CovenantThe Sisters Weiss, and The Devil in Jerusalem. Her books are international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. Ragen attended Brooklyn College and earned her master’s in English from Hebrew University. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She was recently voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

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Toxic Vengeance by Kaylea Cross @kayleacross @inkslingerpr

Today we are revealing the cover for an upcoming romantic suspense title from Kaylea Cross. TOXIC VENGEANCE releases January 21, 2020, and you will not want to miss this series! Be sure to add the book to your TBR pile now and follow Kaylea for exclusive updates about the book and the Vengeance series.

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Toxic Vengeance by Kaylea Cross

Releasing January 21, 2020

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A past poisoned by lies.

Toxins expert Eden Foster was trained never to get close to anyone. She’s only broken that rule twice, and each time it ended in heartbreak. Her mentor was murdered in front of her, and now the man she was forced to deceive and leave behind has suddenly become a threat. She wants justice, but the only way she’ll get it is by joining forces with the only man to pose a threat to her guarded heart—the CIA contractor tasked with capturing and turning her in.

Risking a second chance could cost them everything.

Zack Maguire has spent his entire adult life serving his country, but this time, he’s torn between duty and his heart. Eden might not be the woman he thought she was, but he refuses to accept that everything between them was a lie. If she’s being hunted, he’s all in. He won’t sit back and do nothing when her life is on the line. As the danger mounts, he’ll do anything to protect her. And when their enemies close in, the only way they’ll live long enough to have a second chance is to let go of the past and learn to trust each other.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.


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A DASH OF CHRISTMAS by Samantha Chase @inkslingerpr @SamanthaChase3 @_EmilieCouture

Calling all holiday romance lovers! A DASH OF CHRISTMAS by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase is out now! Be sure to grab your copy of this enemies-to-lovers romance today!



With a dash of Christmas magic…

Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals…

Learn a little something about following their hearts…

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restauranteur, he’s at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas…

Emery Monaghan’s no-good fiancé has embroiled her in scandal and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she’s relieved—until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza’s son Carter—Emery’s childhood nemesis.


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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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The Scene Stealer by Renee Harless #Romantic Suspense @givemebookspr @Renee_harless


Title: The Scene Stealer
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 26, 2019



Scene Stealer (noun)
(scene-steal•er | \ ˈsēn-ˌstē-lər): an actor who attracts attention when
another is intended to be the center of attention.
The glow of fame only casts shadows. The name Devyn Dane was once lit up
amongst the stars. Everyone worshiped me. But now, I’m on the edge of darkness.
No one warned me about the fall. My crash was lethal. These days I’m nothing
more than a forgotten child-star with a tainted reputation.Redemption is what I need. When a chance is handed to me, I vow not to blow
it—I can’t. This could launch me back to stardom. But nothing is given freely
in Hollywood. Everything comes with a price. This time, mine is a bombshell
waitress battling insecurities deep enough to rival even my own.

The resilient Larsen is a mystery I can’t wait to unravel. Her brokenness makes
me feel not so alone. But together, we are a complete mess that should never
work. I know it, Hollywood knows it, and someone is Hell-bent on making sure we
don’t beat the odds.

I truly believed she was my ally. An added boost on my rise back to fame. But
the shine of Hollywood masks many things. She broke my focus, pulling me away
from the most important goal.

That’s the thing with a scene stealer – you never see them coming.


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Renee Harless, her husband, and
children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She studied Communication, specifically
Public Relations, at Radford University.
Growing up, Renee
always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs
of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance
from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school
she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After
marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a
different artistic outlet – writing.
To say that Renee
is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her
toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head
first into a romance novel.


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An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen #Spotlight



California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage, and children, she decides to take the radical step of seeking spirituality and meaning far outside the parameters of modern life in the insular, ultraorthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. There, fate brings her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a devout Torah scholar, whose life is also in turmoil, and whose small children are aching for the kindness of a womanly touch.

While her mother direly predicts she is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola’s heart tells her something far more complicated. But it is the shocking and unexpected messages of her new community itself which will finally force her into a deeper understanding of the real choices she now faces and which will ultimately decide her fate.

An Unorthodox March is a powerful and moving novel of faith, love, and acceptance, from Naomi Ragen, the international bestselling author of The Devil in Jerusalem.

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Naomi Ragen is the author of many novels, including several international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem for the past forty years and was voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

The author of several novels such as The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, The Saturday Wife, Jephte’s Daughter, The CovenantThe Sisters Weiss, and The Devil in Jerusalem. Her books are international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. Ragen attended Brooklyn College and earned her master’s in English from Hebrew University. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She was recently voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

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THE PRICE OF GRACE by Diana Muñoz Stewart @dmunozstewart @inkslingerpr @_EmilieCouture

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of THE PRICE OF GRACE by Diana Muñoz Stewart, the second standalone in the Black Ops Confidential series. Grab your copy today and get your pulse pounding with this new romantic suspense!



Keeping secrets is her job.

A highly trained operative in the Parish family’s secret society of vigilantes, Gracie Parish learned a long time ago what happens when you fall in love and reveal the family’s dark secret. Now, she keeps her mouth shut and trusts no one.

Uncovering the truth is his job.

Special Agent Leif “Dusty” McAllister will do anything to expose the Parish family’s covert operations. And he believes Gracie is his ticket in. He’ll use everything he’s got—fair, unfair, and so-good-it’s-wrong—to penetrate her defenses and prove his case.

Even as the red-hot attraction between Dusty and Gracie heats up, his investigation ignites a deadly new threat. They’ll have to decide quickly how far they can trust each other, because now it’s not just Gracie’s vigilante lifestyle in jeopardy. It’s her life.


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Diana lives in an often chaotic and always welcoming home that—depending on the day—can hold husband, kids, extended family, friends, and a canine or two. A believer in the power of words to heal, connect, and distract from chores, Diana blogs regularly on topics near and dear to her heart, including spotlight pieces on strong women from around the world. When not writing, Diana can be found kayaking, doing springs up her long driveway—harder than it sounds—attempting yoga on her deck, or hiking with the man who’s had her heart since they were teens.

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A Brush with Obsession by Theresa Papa @TheresaPapa2 @givemebookspr


Title: A Brush with Obsession
Series: The Pope Family Trilogy #1
Author: Theresa Papa
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 19, 2019


the risk is worth the reward, but maybe not.
can turn quickly into nightmares.
Law student
Samantha risks her own safety in her determination to uncover what happened to
her missing best friend.
The risk?
She poses
as an employee in a club that caters to the sexual whims of the wealthy and
The reward?
An encounter
like no other.
gorgeous men enter Samantha’s life at the same time and rock her world.
Falling for
one of them is a dream come true.
The dream?
He’s hot,
sexy and caught up in an insatiable attraction with her.
The nightmare?
A stalker
with a deadly obsession threatens their lives.
With which outcome will Samantha awaken? Dream
or nightmare?
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About to cross the street, I look up at the granite façade of Pope,
Manning, and Price law firm where I’ve slaved away as an intern all summer. I’m
extremely lucky to have landed an internship at such a prestigious firm in
Chicago. It kind of helped that my cousin is married to John Price’s sister.
But I will also admit that my 4.0 GPA didn’t hurt either. 
As I exit the elevator, my friend Dafny smiles from behind the reception
desk as she holds up a coffee.
“Hey, Sam! I got you a café mocha. I hope it’s not cold since you’re in
later today.”
“Thanks, Daf.” I plop my butt on her desk to talk for a minute but
knock over her coffee with my purse, spilling it on her papers.
“Oh crap, hold on and I’ll get some paper towels.”
I take off running across the hall to the bathroom where there’s an “out
of order” sign on the door. It doesn’t faze me, so I plow right in, proceed to
trip over someone’s legs, and face plant on the bathroom floor. Totally
stunned, I lift my head and shake out the cobwebs. There’s a plumber on the
floor fixing the sink. 
“Shit! Ouch.” Sitting up to my side, I come face to face with a shirtless
male wonder. He just sits there across from me on the tile; his elbows rest on
his bent knees with this sexy dimpled smirk on his face.
“Are you having a bathroom emergency? Can I be of any assistance?”
“What the hell are you doing sprawled out across the bathroom
My hands throb from the forceful contact with the tile floor, but I
scarcely register the pain. At first, my anger consumes my senses, but that
reaction is quickly replaced with my preoccupation with gawking, captivated by
the man in front of me. Emerald green eyes playfully stare back at me from a
face that looks vaguely familiar for some reason. Thick, wavy dark hair falls haphazardly
over his forehead as he runs his fingers through it to tame it back into place.
The planes of his muscular chest and arms move seductively under his golden
skin as he effortlessly jumps to his feet and holds out a hand to help me from
the floor. Speechless, I take it, and he lifts me quickly off the floor,
pulling me directly against his muscular torso. The heat of his body permeates
through my clothes, and I melt against his firmness. He holds me close, his
lips almost touching my ear as he uses the same harsh words I did seconds
“What the hell are you doing ignoring the sign I put on the door and how
about paying attention where you’re walking?”
I put both hands on his chest and push him away as hard as my strength
will allow. It’s like trying to move a brick wall, though, and he barely
budges. His gaze travels downward to my chest heaving with deep breaths. This
only entertains him further as his eyes change to darker emerald. I quickly
look away flustered by the heat that rises in my core.
“Well, I had an emergency and needed paper towels right away to wipe up
coffee someone spilled.” Aren’t you an arrogant asshole! Too bad all
those good looks are wasted on you.
He removes his arms from around me and steps back toward the sink. Pulling
down a handful of paper towels, he turns around and holds them out to me.
“Here you go. Try to be more careful next time.”
Raising my chin, I try to grab the towels with a huff, but he won’t let
go. His eyes sparkle mischievously when I look up at him to show me, he means
no real malice. We pause, I soften my expression, and he smiles relinquishing
the towels. Then his fingers glide up my wrist, sending warm pulses through me.
As I make my exit with one quick look back his dimples are deep and a full set
of white straight teeth taunt me. Laughter echoes off of the bathroom walls
behind me. Taking a moment to compose myself, I lean against the wall in the
hallway. What the hell just happened? I use the paper towels
to fan myself and reflect on the excitement from him holding me so close. Then
I remember that I left Dafny with coffee all over her desk and run to help her
clean up.
Author Bio
Theresa is a self-published author of fiction. Originally, from a suburb
just outside of Chicago, she now resides in Arizona living out her dream of a
life from which she never needs a vacation. She and her husband of thirty-two
years have two daughters who are the most important part of their world.
Theresa’s big Italian family extends throughout the country with a rich and
flavorful history. Much of that history spurs ideas for the stories she
creates. Make sure you visit the Art
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in the back of every one of her books. It’s fun to see where
ideas are born.
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Truth by S.J. Sylvis @inkslingerpr @authorsjsylvis

Today we have the release day blitz of Truth by S.J. Sylvis! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Truth

Author: S.J. Sylvis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Truth:

There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros.

And it goes by the name of Reid King.

What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him. That, somehow, Reid King and I can collaborate on an album together and make him the authentic, raw, soul-crushing singer that he once was.

Reid King thinks I’m in over my head.

Heck, even I think I’m in over my head.

But that check will solve all my problems, and nothing will stand in my way of getting it. Not Reid King, or his devilish smirk, or his soul-gripping voice, or his talented fingers that roam effortlessly over a guitar. Not even the steely glances he throws my way every three seconds.

I’ll get that money and save my family from years of heartache. And maybe… just maybe… I’ll save Reid from his heartache, too.

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I shook out my shoulders and crossed my arms, leaning against a pole, appearing unbothered at the way the spotlights above Reid’s head cast an almost angelic hue around his body. I ignored the way his high cheekbones and angular jaw looked like they were cut from granite, stealing the breath right out of my body. His dark-brown locks were shining and bouncing like he was in a commercial for some high-end shampoo line that I’d never have the pleasure of using. My mouth ran dry as Reid closed his eyes and stood straight as Jackson and Finn started up the hymn for the first set. It felt like Reid was sucking my soul right out of my body as his mouth opened and the first line was sung.

A raspy, soul-crushing, feel-it-all-the-way-to-your-toes sound filtered through his lips, and right then, I was completely swept away. I was mesmerized. Unspoken for. What his voice did to my body was unspeakable. Reid King was just that. A king. He was a king onstage. He commanded everyone’s attention. He sang from deep within, not only feeling his own words as he sung but also commanding everyone else to feel them, too. I felt Reid King in my core, in my entire being.

I couldn’t take my eyes away, and I couldn’t ignore the way his voice, paired with his steely appearance, made me burn all over.

Reid King was a cold man, but he had an unbreakable fire inside of him. He made me burn from the inside out with desire.

A desire to feel like him.

A desire to love like him.

A desire to break like him.

He had the curse that not many people had. He felt all too deeply, and he made others want to feel it, too.


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I am an author, reader and a lover of all things coffee. I spend most of my time day-dreaming about my upcoming books, binge-watching Gilmore Girls while sipping on coffee, and playing with my sweet little Emma. Feel free to message me if you want to chat! I am an open book! XO


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The Billionaire’s Secret (The Billionaire Duet #2) by Nana Malone @GiveMeBooksPR @NanaMalone



Title: The Billionaire’s Secret
Series: The Billionaire Duet #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2019



It was supposed to be a simple job. Go to the Winston Isles, stand in for my billionaire double for a few weeks.

But between the kidnapping attempt and accidentally falling in love with my bodyguard, things have been far from simple.

The good news, at least now the woman I love knows who I really am. The bad news is, no one else knows and someone is still trying to kill me.

I came to the Winston Isles to save my mother’s life, now I’ve got so much more than I bargained for. The trick will be to hold on to my brand new life and not get killed in the process.



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Duplicitous fuck.
As I leaned against the wall of the makeshift medical room we’d set up in the
penthouse, I thought about the two versions of the man I had started to fall
Two versions of one of the richest men in the world. One of them was a
billionaire, Derrick Arlington. And the other was someone I didn’t know.
And currently, one of them was bleeding all over what looked like a massage
I’d fallen in love with a mirage. None of what I’d felt had been real.
As the doctor Royal Elite had on call worked to patch up Derrick, I watched
them both. The resemblance was beyond uncanny. They were freaking identical.


No. You can tell them apart.

Right now, I could. But without the scruff and long hair, would I be able to?
I forced myself to take a closer look. To focus on what was different, what
stood out.
For starters, Theo, or whoever the hell he was, had broken his nose. There was
a slight bump in the ridge. It was barely noticeable, but it distinguished
them. That and the eyes, that stormy gray, surrounded by thick lashes. They
were the same shape and color, but Arlington’s were a little closer together.
Or maybe a little wider. It was hard to tell now as he had a cut above one and
it was nearly swollen shut.
Heightwise, they looked about the same, but I couldn’t be sure. They weighed
about the same. And I only knew that because I’d helped drag Arlington off the
beach with Theo, who had mumbled some bullshit about me not finding out that
way. And sorry, sorry blah blah blah. If I was being honest, the shock had
rendered me deaf and dumb right then.
But once the crisis was over, my voice was back, and I had a shit ton to say.
Starting with Liar. Conman. Duplicitous fuck.
It didn’t matter what form of explanation came out of his mouth. As far as I
was concerned, he was full of shit.


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USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.

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Reckless Rock Star A Cocky Hero Club Novel by Victoria Ashley #Contemporary #Romance @VictoriaAauthor @GiveMeBooksPR



Title: Reckless Rock Star
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Victoria Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Designs by Dana
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Colton Benson
Release Date: TBA
I was never supposed to want to keep her.
She was meant to be borrowed.
Mine for four days and not a day longer.
She doesn’t belong to me.
She belongs to someone else.
My brother…
The closest person I have outside of the screaming fans and paparazzi—a
constant in my new life— other than the whiskey I drown myself in to numb the
pain left by someone else.
But a secluded cabin in the woods and my ex who decided she’s not over me
forces me to go to the extreme in order to take control of my world again
before I lose it completely.
Unfortunately for me, my brother’s girlfriend is the only girl I haven’t
slept with and made fall for me, resulting in hating me in the end.
She’s my only option.
Sharing a room in a cabin with me is most girls’ dream come true, but for
Natalie, she claims it’s her worst nightmare. She thinks I’m a cocky bastard
and has always been good at destroying my ego.
I never realized when I asked to borrow her for the trip, that I’d feel
something I haven’t felt in a long time, or that I’d like the way she
pretends she doesn’t enjoy being around me.
Have you ever borrowed something and didn’t want to give it back?
Yeah, well, me too. And I’m starting to think she
should have been mine to begin with…


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New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today
Bestselling Author of the Walk of Shame Series.

Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for
as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed
readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her

She lives for a good romance book with bad boys that are just highly
misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When
she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her
favorite shows.

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