Cover Reveal: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

We are thrilled to bring you the next standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland. SEX, NOT LOVE will release on January 15th, 2018

Blurb:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

Model: Fabian Castro

Photographer: Rafael Catala

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. For this week’s topic: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends. Here are my favorite book boyfriends I swooned over years ago.

  • Bryce Loski from Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen – He’s the only good boy on this list. How can I not love Bryce? He’s just so adorable and Callan McAuliffe portraying in the movie was splendid.
  • Alex Fuentes from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – Here’s one of my favorite bad boys in YA Fiction. I love the angst between him and Brittany. He may be rough on the edges but the way he treats Brittany’s sister will make you appreciate and love him more.
  • Noah Hutchins from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Noah, Noah, Noah. Another favorite bad boy of mine. I love the chemistry he shared with Echo. He’s a resilient foster kid. He protects all those people who mattered to him and makes sure they’re safe.
  • Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber – My first favorite NA book boyfriend. Lucas has this bad boy image (but he’s not really a bad boy) and he made me swoon a lot.
  • Andrew Parrish from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski – Before my obsession with In the Company of Killers, here’s Andrew Parrish is legit one of the most swoon worthy book boyfriends ever.

Who are your Nostalgic Book Boyfriends / Girlfriends? Feel free to share it on the comments below.

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Spookathon Wrap Up

It’s been days since Spookathon ended and I managed to read 4 out of 5 books. I really enjoyed reading the books though I wasn’t truly a horror fan. I was able to read the books on my TBR list except I switched last minute on one book. Here are the books I finished:

  • Read a Book Based on Childhood Fear: True Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 29 edited by Alexie Cruz (4/5 stars) – Majority of the ghost stories gave me goosebumps.
  • Read a Book that has a Spooky Setting: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (3/5 stars) – I expected this will be terrifying because Eel Marsh House is a great setting then there goes the black lady. I’ve listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Paul Ansdell. Excellent narration but the story wasn’t that scary. The plot twist in the end was good. Instead of two stars, I gave it three.
  • Read a Book with a Spooky Word on the Title: Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski (5/5 stars) – I’m rereading In the Company of Killers series in preparation for the seventh book that’s set to be released anytime this year (!!!!). Ari and I were discussing possible things can happen and who’s going to betray on Spiders in the Grove. We’re still brainstorming and connecting the dots. My rating stays five stars because this book still gave me the adrenaline rush.
  • Read a Thriller: Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski (5/5 stars) – I’m having a slow progress on The Girl in the Spiders Web (I’m still reading this one) so I decided to make a last minute switch and pick ITCOK sequel. Again, five stars. I SHIP VICTOR FAUST AND IZABEL SEYFRIED REALLY HARD PEEPS.

 

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Spookathon TBR (2017)

October is the perfect month to read either horror or thriller novels, even dark romances and I decided to participate on Spookathon starting October 16th – October 22nd. This readathon is hosted by Lala @ BooksandLala , Shannon @ Bookerly , and Paige @ Paige’s Pages.

Here are the books I plan to read (The books are subject to change and there’s a possibility I’ll combine categories just in case) :

1. read a thriller – The Girl in the Spiders Web by David Lagercrantz
2. read a book with a spooky word in the title – Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski (rereading)
3. read a book based on a childhood fear – True Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 29 edited by Alexie Cruz (Ghosts)
4. read a book with an orange cover – The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
5. read a book that has a spooky setting – The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Haunted house)

Are you joining the #Spookathon? What are the books do you plan to read or what are some scary books you’ll be reading this Halloween season?

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My Most Read Authors

Hello lovelies! Recently, I watched one of Jess’s videos (PeaceLoveBooksxo) and came up with an idea of sharing with you my most read authors. If you want to check out your most read authors, go to your Goodreads bookshelves then on the left side, click “Most Read Authors”. You’ll see the authors along with the number of books (including novellas) you’ve read.

I’m going to mention my top 10 authors and it will be in ascending order. I’ll write an update next year if there’s any change with the ranking.

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Nora Roberts – 12 books

  • She’s a best-selling author who has written tons of novels. Her books got me into reading and loving adult romances. Whether it’s paranormal, fantasy and contemporary. I still have to read her romantic suspense series which she’d written under the name of J.D. Robb.
  • I’ve Read: The Key Trilogy, Three Sisters Island trilogy, Bride Quartet series, The Gift, Blue Smoke.

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Christina Lauren – 13 books

  • You’ve got to love the dynamic duo behind Christina Lauren – Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings – when it comes to hot male leads and steamy romances.
  • I’ve Read: Beautiful series and Wild Seasons series (except Wicked Sexy Liar)

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Kristen Proby – 13 books

  • If you’re looking for a quick, addictive and guilty pleasure read as Abbi Glines’s books, you definitely should check out Kristen Proby’s books. Her books are great to binge-read.
  • I’ve Read: With Me in Seattle series and Boudreaux series (only the first three books)

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Emma Chase – 13 books

  • This is a surprise for me. I didn’t realize I’ve read a lot of Emma Chase’s books and kept up to date. Her books will make you swoon and laugh at the same time. She’s one of the best New Adult authors who can write amazing male point of views.
  • I’ve Read: Tangled series, The Legal Briefs series and Royally series

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Pepper Winters – 13 books

  • I discovered Pepper Winters back in 2014. I recommend her books if you love reading Dark Romance. She’s one of the best in terms of plot, characterization, sizzling scenes and taboo. It can be a hit or miss depending on your comfort zone so please read at your own discretion. The thing is, I’m invested with her books.
  • I’ve read: Monsters in the Dark trilogy, Indebted series and Truth and Lies duet

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Colleen Hoover – 15 books

  • It’s no surprise for Colleen Hoover to be included in this list. She’s one of the pioneers in the New Adult genre and became one of my all time favorite authors  since I’ve read Slammed. Her books always put me on an emotional roller coaster and I love it!
  • I’ve read: All of her books except Too Late and Without Merit (October 2017).

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Samantha Young – 16 books

  • Majority of Samantha Young’s books made me swoon and another one of my all time favorite authors. Whether it’s enemies to lovers, second chance romance, best friends to lovers etc., I will read anything by her.
  • I’ve read: On Dublin Street series, Hart’s Boardwalk series (on-going), Into the Deep and Hero.

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P.C Cast and Kristin Cast – 17 books

  • When I finished Twilight Saga, I was looking for a new vampire series to read and discovered House of Night. I love that series and forever will be part of my teenage years. Merry meet, Merry part and Merry meet again NerdHerds!
  • I’ve read: House of Night series, House of Night Novellas (except Kalona’s Fall) and Fledgeling Handbook 101.

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Rachel Van Dyken – 17 books

  • Rachel Van Dyken is one of my favorite authors when it comes to contemporary romance and romantic suspense. In terms of plot and writing style, she’s improved through the years and I really recommend her books especially Eagle Elite series.
  • I’ve read: Ruin trilogy, Eagle Elite series (on-going), Consequence series (first two books) and The Bachelor Auction.

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Abbi Glines – 32 books

  • Every time I have a reading slump, Abbi Glines’s books are my go-to reads to get me out of it. Her books are so addictive and most of it I can finish it in one sitting. Note: Supposedly it’s 31 books but I’ve read two versions of Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) — YA version and New Adult version.
  • I’ve read: Sea Breeze series, Rosemary Beach Series, The Vincent Boys duet, Once She Dreamed Parts 1 & 2, The Field Party series (on-going), Sea Breeze meets Rosemary Beach (on-going).

These are my most read authors, folks! Have you read any books by them? What are your favorites? and Who are your most read authors? Feel free to share it in the comments. 😀

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

This weekly meme is hosted by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. For this week’s topic: Favorite Bromances. Who doesn’t love solid male friendships that sometimes you ship them hard? Since I have limited options, the last two I’m going to mention are from TV series.  Without further ado, here are my picks:

  • Loren Hale, Connor Cobalt & Ryke Meadows (Addicted / Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie) – These guys are my top pick and so far the best bromance I’ve encountered in book.series. I’m so amused with their bickering and I cherish all those moments. I love the friendship between these 3 guys. Such an unbreakable bond.
  • Garrett Graham, John Logan, Dean Laurenitis & John Tucker (Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy) – We have another solid friendship here. The Briar Hockey players have different personalities but they’re all goofy and swoon-worthy. Out of these 4 guys, Dean is my favorite and Tucker running second.
  • Ignazio Vitale & Lorenzo Gambini (Monsters in His Eyes trilogy by J.M. Darhower) – Unlike the first two picks, the bromance between the made men is evident only on Target on Our Backs (book 3/final book). They may be frenemies, but these two showed loyalty for each other.
  • Tsukasa Domyouji, Rui Hanazawa, Soujirou Nishikado, & Akira Mimasaka (Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers) –  One of my all time favorite Asian Dramas inspired from the manga series: Hana Yori Dango by Yoko Kamio. It all started with Meteor Garden (Taiwanese version) when I was in grade school and I was addicted since. I’ve watched the Japanese and Korean version.

  • Goblin and Grim Reaper (Goblin) – My recent bromance favorite. I’m so obsessed with Goblin and Grim Reaper’s friendship (GIF: Iconic walk ftw!). The early episodes in this K-Drama will make you laugh out loud but as the episodes went on, it became more serious and emotional. I’m still not over it after I finished it two months ago and I can’t even watch another TV series. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook better reunite in a drama or movie! Love their bromance chemistry ❤ ❤ ❤

Who are your favorite bromances? Feel free to share on the comments or link your T5W so I can check it out. Have a great day everyone!

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Release Blitz: Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

BeautifulMistake_FrontCoverBeautiful Mistake is LIVE!

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.

He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.

When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.

You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.

He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.

Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.

Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.

Oops. My mistake.

Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.

I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?

That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.

Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.

I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.

Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.

This was going to be interesting…

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2017)

We’re halfway in the year of 2017 and the books I’ve read so far are quite hit and miss. To update you with my readings, I’ll be doing the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag which was created by  ReadLikeWildFire & Ely Jane. (Click their names to watch their videos!)

The Questions:
Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

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  • I have rated several books 5 stars but so far Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han remains on the top spot of my list. My wait for this book is all worth it. Hands. Down. Jenny Han is the best!

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

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  • Grievous by J.M. Darhower. It’s a wonderful conclusion to the Scarlet Scars duet but I want more! I WANT MORE LORENZO GAMBINI! MY PRECIOUS MAFIA MAN ❤

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

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  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I adore her debut novel Made You Up and I’m excited to read this one soon! 😀

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

  • Fallen Heir by Erin Watt, Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt,  Everything Under the Sun by J.A. Redmerski, Royally Endowed by Emma Chase, Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken, The Man in the Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard etc.

Biggest disappointment.

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  • The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace.  I’m part of the minority who didn’t enjoy this poetry book. The topics tackled are good but the poems are bland.

Biggest surprise.

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  • Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig. I’m not a huge fan of mystery/thrillers but Aleatha Romig’s The Light duet put me on the edge of my seat! Jeez each chapter makes me nervous especially in this conclusion. I swear, it’s freaking good.

Favourite new authors. (Debut or new to you)

  • Sally Thorne, Neal Shusterman, Sabaa Tahir, and Julie Buxbaum. I really enjoyed reading their books and I’m looking forward to read more!

Newest fictional crush.

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  • Jake Becker from Sustained by Emma Chase. He’s definitely one of my favorite SEXY BOOK HUSBAND. OMFG. Good Lord, he’s so good with the McQuaid kids. My favorite bunch of adorable rascals!

Newest Favorite Character

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  • Soraya Venedetta from Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. You gonna love Soraya because she’s sassy, independent and feisty woman. I love she gave Graham a hard time to get her.

Book that made you cry.

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  • The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry. You can never go wrong with Brittainy C. Cherry when it comes to emotional books. When you’re going to read this one, you better grab some tissues.

Book that made you happy.

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  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I live for this book’s sweet and funny moments. The banters between Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman = GOLD!

Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

  • I know I’m late but I love the movie adaptation of The Martian by Andy Weir. I watched it with my mom and she love it as well. (She didn’t know it’s from a book.

Favourite review you’ve written this year. 

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  • Made by J.M. DarhowerI had so much fun expressing my thoughts about this book. Click here to read my review.

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

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  • Of course it’s Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanThis cover is simply beautiful ❤ Love love love it!

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

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  • I need to read Warcross by Marie Lu before this year ends. I haven’t read her books and I really miss it. I’m so excited to dive back in to her books!

I’m tagging everyone to do this tag! Have a lovely day bookworms 😉 ❤

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Hate to Love Ships

This weekly meme is hosted by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is Hate to Love Ships. This is my favorite topic this month because I enjoy reading Hate to Love romance and sometimes they get on my nerves. It’s my guilty pleasure kind of books.

Here are my Top 5 Hate to Love Ships:

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  • Connor Cobalt and Rose Calloway from Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie – These two started off as rivals, both are intelligent and competitive on everything and guys, their love story OMFG OFF THE CHARTS AMAZING. COBALLOWAY IS RELATIONSHIP FUCKING GOALS. If I want to be a book character for a day, I want to be Rose Calloway so I can have Connor Cobalt.

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  • Joshua Templeman and Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I’ve read this book early this year and I absolutely love this office romance as our protagonists hate each other and constantly throw witty banters. It’s so funny, entertaining and effin’ adorable.

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  • Caine Carraway and Alexa Holland from Hero by Samantha Young –  Aside from On Dublin Street, this is one of my favorite hate-to-love romance by Samantha Young. I love Alexa for always pushing Caine’s buttons and damn… SEXUAL TENSION EVERYWHERE. This book has a family drama and there’s a reason why Caine is a jerk at times. He’s quite hot and cold.

 

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  • Jared Trent and Tatum Brandt from Bully by Penelope Douglas – When it comes to hate-love romance, Penelope Douglas’s books are a must try. This is a story of childhood best friends who fell apart as Jared starts hating Tate when he came back from a vacation. Tate doesn’t know why he hates her and it went on for years. Both characters hurt each other and somehow make up for the lost time as Tate seeks answers from him. Bully is told in Tate’s POV and if you’re curious on Jared’s POV, I recommend Until You.

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  • Reed Royal and Elle Harper from Paper Princess by Erin Watt –  I am addicted with this book / series. If you love Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers / Meteor Garden then you are going to love this book. Hands down to Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick!

Who are your favorite hate to love ships? Feel free to share it on the comments or link your T5W post! 

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Cover Reveal: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

 

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 18th 2017

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Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

Model:  Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne

Photographer:  Brian Jamie

Cover designer:  Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

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www.angelarowlings.comPenelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Author photoVi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in fourteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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