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Review: Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

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Wren loves to stick to her rules. She always has a plan and rarely ever deviates from it. But one afternoon when she is sitting in a coffee shop, she overhears a guy getting destroyed by his best friend for getting catfished.

So what does she do? She decides to be impulsive once in her life and pretends to be Gemma, the fake girl online, so this guy doesn’t become a laughing stock. But she didn’t expect to like Asher, especially since he’s the exact opposite of her.

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Review: Going Dark by Melissa de la Cruz

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It was a dream vacation until it wasn’t. Josh Reuter and his beautiful influencer girlfriend Amelia Ashley just spent almost two weeks in Europe. They visited Paris, France for a couple of days and spent the rest of the time in Rome, Italy.

But on their last day in Rome at a nice restaurant, Amelia started going crazy. She yelled at Josh, smashed the glass wine bottle and ran away…right before they needed to leave for the airport. Josh went back to San Diego alone, not understanding why Amelia acted that way.

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Review: They’re Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso

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It’s been two weeks since Polly St. James went missing. But Maren Montgomery is the only one that cares. You see, Polly left a note on her dorm room desk stating that she ran away and that she needed some alone time because the pressure of attending an elite academy was getting to her. The letter was written in Polly’s handwriting and she had a history of running away.

But Maren doesn’t believe the story. Something feels off about Polly’s disappearance, especially since the day she went missing, she was supposed to meet Maren and confess something. Since Polly’s parents, the school administration and the police have given up on finding Polly, Maren is ready to launch her own investigation.

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Review: Begin Again by Emma Lord

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After spending her first semester at a community college, Andie Rose is ecstatic to transfer to Blue Ridge State. Both of Andie’s parents attended Blue Ridge State, so she can’t wait to be part of the family tradition.

Andie has her whole future mapped out. She’s going to graduate with a degree is psychology, become a therapist and eventually become credible enough to be a self-help icon. Also, she plans on spending forever with her high school sweetheart, Connor. It doesn’t matter that they took time off from their relationship last semester, now that they’re at the same school, everything can be perfect.

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Review: London Prep 7: The Choice by Jillian Dodd

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Mallory James has finally made a choice. Taking place immediately after the events of London Prep 6: The Country House, Mallory and Harry are still at a party right after Harry asked Mallory an important question.

Upset by his question, Mallory runs away in tears and starts to panic. It’s finally time for Mallory to set some boundaries with her heart. She knows that she wants to be with Noah, not Harry. But her fear of hurting Harry is getting in the way of her relationship.

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Review: Christmas After All by Cece Louise

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Melissa Ellis and Tucker James have known each other for many years. Back in high school, Tucker asked Melissa to Prom in front of the entire school. Melissa turned him down and might’ve called him a stalker. Who cares, right? It’s not like Tucker was important.

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Blog Tour

Blog Tour: 15 Reactions While Reading Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Book Information

Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Genre: Young Adult Thriller

Publishing Date: November 29, 2022

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Summary

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER.

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December 2022 Book Club: Christmas After All by Cece Louise

Happy December everyone! We can’t believe how fast 2022 has gone by, especially the past few months. While Bards Alley doesn’t hold December book club meetings because of the busy holiday season, we decided to share our most anticipated holiday read with all of you. Cece Louise is one of our favorite indie authors and we’re ecstatic to read her first contemporary romance.

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November 2022 Mini-Reviews 

Review: Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban

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Talk Santa to Me is basically Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer meets a Hallmark movie.

Frankincense “Francie” was born in a stable. Well, a stable at the Hollydale Holiday Shop, her family’s Christmas store. Francie loves her family’s store more than anything. But this year is annoying. Her Aunt Carol is back and trying to make the store more corporate feeling, a la cousin Mel from Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer.

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Review: The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

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It’s Valentine’s Day! Emilie Hornby can’t wait to share the perfect day with her boyfriend Josh. She has every detail planned and nothing could mess with her excitement. Well, except getting into a car accident, seeing Josh kiss another girl, losing her dream journalism summer program and finding out her dad is moving to Texas. After a horrible day, she seeks comfort from her grandmother, ready to start again tomorrow.

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