We first meet our heroine, 26 year old Luna Allen as she’s being sworn at in a staff meeting by her boss, Lucas Ripley. Luna has closed her eyes because she’s tired, and he thinks she’s asleep. Luna, raised in a drug-filled and abusive situation, left SanAntonio with nothing when she was 17. Her younger …

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Dear Aaron was a typical Mariana Zapata slow burn romance. It was written in a different format, though. I attempted to read it in 2018, and I gave up on it. I was in the mood for one of her books. They are usually long and take time to get into them and through them. …

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In The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, we meet A.J. Fikry, a curmudgeonly bookstore owner. A.J. lives on a small island called Alice and runs Island Bookstore. He is a widower, and he’s not altogether likeable at the beginning of the book. He’s rude to a publisher’s sales lady, a theft occurs, …

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This is what fifty-six looks like. It’s actually not much different than what fifty-five looked like yesterday. Although this is fifty-six first thing in the morning. Unadorned. Unmade up. Unconscious. This is what I asked for – to sleep in, and I got it – after a fashion. Yes, I got up at 6:00 to …

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