things I wish I'd written
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This column, in today’s Modern Love, is so damn good I can’t think of a single thing to write that would be equal to any sentence in it. It made me gasp with recognition though I never was that girl. “Why do you like me?” I asked him. “Why are…

bad bodice rippers
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I read this because I was curious whether the itty bitty not yet legal heroine falls for her rapist thing could be done well by anyone other than Woodiwiss or Gaffney. (Why was I wondering this? Because of a thread on Goodreads.) Not only is that iffy trope not done…

AAR blog
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It’s always interesting to get another’s perspective on a book you care about. Last week, Caz and I discussed Between the Devil and Ian Eversea, the latest Pennyroyal Green book at All About Romance. I am an obsessive Pennyroyal Green reader. Caz is relatively new to the series.I f you didn’t catch it…

me
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I’ve been using this very cool app to fiddle with the layout of our new pad. It’s really fun and making moving so much easier to envision.

contemporary
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a mini review: Once a Ferrrara Wife by Sarah Morgan Though this novel is only 192 pages, had it been fifty, I’d have liked it better. As is the case in so many Harlequins, the couple’s HEA is so obviously charter and fated I was ready for Laurel and Cristiano…

ballin' bodice rippers
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I have spent the past month frenetically downsizing, or, as I think of it, shedding. We are moving to a place half the size of our current home. We’ve sorted through just about every thing we own and have had a “free, drop-in anytime” yard sale running for the past…

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a conversation about Julie Anne Long’s latest Today at All About Romance, Caz and I discuss the good and the not quite as good in Between the Devil and Ian Eversea. Here’s one thought I had: “And wouldn’t it be the biggest shock ever if Lyon and Olivia didn’t end…

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