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Thoughts On The Book World Drama – with ‘Livet

No doubt Larry will always speak the gospel of what you might be thinking, but you are too afraid to say out loud!

If you don’t know Larry, you need to get started and catch up before Thursday, July 27, 2017 rolls around.

 

Nerdy Novelist Amazon reviews:

Chronicles of Larry Season 1

Chronicles of Larry Season 2

Chronicles of Larry Season 3

The Chronicles of larry

By: Larry

Disclaimer: I don’t give two horse dicks about any of this drama shit. I’m just using it to selfishly draw attention to my own books. Fuck anonymity. I want the money. This is how you monetize a goddamned rant, son.

But first, buy my shit. Banned everywhere. You don’t wanna fuck with it. YOU SHOULD NOT READ THESE BOOKS! THEY’RE VERY OFFENSIVE! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED! Seasons 4 and 5 coming in the next few months.

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THOUGHTS (w/ ‘livet)

So I’m sitting here with a bottle of ‘livet in the morning, dropping a deuce burger. I scroll across my phone and come across more book world drama. How fortunate is this for me? I mean, I don’t give a shitdick about any of it, but it’s popular, and I’m not above using it to promote my fuckery. I’m always…

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Never Judge a Book by Stacey Broadbent

Jess finds herself on a position no young girl ever dreams of when she thinks about her future. She’s on her own after ending her abusive relationship and she’s expecting. Her family is supportive, but how do ever work yourself out of hole that deep?

Nathan Frost has a criminal record. He’s done time. He wants to make a fresh start, but people are judgmental and refuse to believe a person can make bad choices and learn from them. But one look at the sad-faced pregnant girl in the library and he’s sunk. But how do you show a mother to be that there is more to you than meets the eye?

Stacey Broadbent captures the struggles of Jess and Nathan in a beautiful story of loss, love, and longevity. On the surface, there is nothing more pure than a mother to be and nothing more evil than a criminal. Broadbent examines the theme of never judge a book by its cover through Jess and Nathan and brings to light the need for less snap decision judgements and more heartfelt character examinations. Broadbent fills this budding romance with the best gift, the gift of hope, despite the many mistakes one may make. If you haven’t read Never Judge a Book then there is no time like the present to get turning those pages.

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Blurb:

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Jess
When I pictured my future, I never imagined I would be pregnant and on my own, but this is my reality. I had my baby to think about, and being with a lying, cheating man-child suddenly didn’t hold as much appeal.
Turning back to the one thing that has always grounded me, I immersed myself in books; the local library, my playground. That’s where I met him.

Nathan
I’ve spent my life trying to be the perfect child and stay out of trouble. People only see what they want to, though. The Frost Brothers are no good.
I’ve done my time, and now I’m trying to get on with my life. It wasn’t my intention to fall for someone, let alone a girl who clearly belonged to someone else. She didn’t look at me like everyone else did. But could she really fall for a guy like me?

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About the Author:

Stacey resides in Ashburton, New Zealand.  She is a qualified proof-reader, author, wife, mother, and culinary goddess – just to name a few.  When she isn’t busy writing or editing her books, she enjoys reading and encouraging her children to have a love of books.  Stacey spends her spare time helping to promote other Indie authors, and writes a book review blog called Stayc’s Book Blog.

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A.M. Johnson’s Kingdom – The Little Fairytale in All of Us.

Kelly is a woman who decided long ago she wasn’t going to allow her past to handcuff her future. She knows her only way is to get out of her small town is to use her natural beauty to attain something more than the life she was born into. Liam is a man who is loyal to his family. He’s been the man of the house from a young age. His shoulders harness the pressures of everyone around him and he needs to breathe but there is no time. His devotion also opens him up to a heartache of the worst kind. With Kelly in need of leaving and Liam’s loyalty, the two seem destined to destroy one another. However, sometimes fate holds the strongest hand of all.

In true A. M. Johnson style she unfolds a love story which is not without epic walls and deep-seated emotion. Johnson’s Kingdom magically weaves the past with the present in a clever integration of perspective change from first to third and this stylistic choice sets Kingdom apart from most traditional novels. The running trope of a fairy tale turned real life drama also propels Kingdom up unto a pedestal of its own. Johnson’s twist in craft and style is one not to be overlooked. Kelly and Liam’s story is a deep-rooted love prose which is well worth the read.

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Kelly Kavanagh was Liam’s happily ever after, his loyal princess. A lifeline to something better than any high school dropout could ever hope for…until the day she left to pursue a dream that didn’t include him and slowly his kingdom crumbled to the ground.

Liam O’Connell was the sun to Kelly’s everlasting moon, her painted prince. A strong and devoted soul to fight the war she was slowly losing against herself…until his promises had become lies and her dream was the only way she would ever survive.

They have more than just miles and time between them now. The twin fortresses they’ve built around their hearts are next to impossible to scale. But, when two parallel fates collide in life and in death, will the impact be powerful enough to break down their self-imposed walls?

Every love story starts with Once Upon a Time, but in real life there are no fairytale endings, and the prince who rescues you…will never wear a crown.

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L.J. Shen – Ruckus: Sinners of Saints- #2

 

Rosie lives life to its fullest, but she knows the Grim Reaper nips at her heels. She’s a dreamer motivated by the gift of giving and doesn’t buy into the wicked ways of money and excess. She isn’t without her own kryptonite, but he’s off-limits. She’s built her walls and isn’t going to let him in to destroy her again.

Dean “Ruckus” Cole’s had his eye on the prize for years. Despite his riches and over indulgences, he’s still lurking in the shadows ready to pounce and take what’s his. She doesn’t know it, but he’s got her conquered and no is something he brushes aside when it comes to her.

In true L. J. Shen fashion, she writes the tale of the anti-hero and he comes out smelling like a rose. In Ruckus, Shen shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of Dean Cole and his rise to financial success. His life appears perfect in the eyes of his Hot Holes, but Shen shows the darker side of secrets and lies told to keep a young boy on a pedestal, yet every secret has its evil unveiling. Shen also builds an inner strength in Rosie through her difficult road dealing with her terminal illness. She is a heroine with a true ticking time bomb. The chemistry built between Ruckus and Rosie through dynamic characterization and the conflicts, which sucker punch these two characters, are well designed and keep the reader on their edge of their seat. Shen brilliantly handles Rosie and creates a beautifully well-told prose and only adds to the love every reader has for the original Hot Holes gang.

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Celia Aaron – The Bad Guy

Sebastian Lindstrom lives his life in a black and white manner. Gray is not a place his brain comprehends. Some say he’s on the spectrum, others simply believe he’s a psychopath with little leeway for the common ground.

Camille Briarlane is a sweet, smart, science teacher. Her love of science is a passion she conveys to her students and keeps her hypothesizing about changing the world one plant at a time. Her compassionate side attributes to the kindheartedness she displays to students, friends, and her boyfriend. However, underneath ever cookie cutter perfect person lies the need to be a little selfish, maybe even a little naughty.

Celia Aaron, the queen of the dark romance certainly wows her fans with The Bad Guy. Aaron’s character development of Sebastian Lindstrom as the anti-hero, Camille Briarlane as the fair maiden, and Link as the hero is only the beginning of the twists and turns Aaron creates through her amazing stylistic skills. Aaron’s ability in creating anti-heroes the audience falls in love with and fallen heroes who readers loathe by the end is a true tribute to her talents. Her heroines also stand up to the prose audience through the dynamic character development and strength Aaron conjures up for these bright women she molds together. In true Aaron fashion, The Bad Guy travels down the road less taken and turns out to be sprinkled with a touch of nice and a smattering of naughty in all the right places. As always Celia Aaron delivers the reads her audience craves and The Bad Guy is one more to check off your TBR!

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My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.

BT Urruela – Thirty Days: Part Two

Nerdy Novelist’s REVIEW:

The second installment of Gavin Mazzerelli’s swipe dating adventure continues as BT Urruela truly hits the mark with Thirty Days: Part Two. Gavin struggles with depression opening up some self-destructive coping methods. He’s been working on restructuring his mental game and learning to appreciate life again. His good friend Bobby challenges him to thirty days of swipe dating to get him back out and enjoying life again. The struggling writer is desperate for money and inspiration making this a win-win for him. What he doesn’t filter into the equation is he might actually meet someone he wants to explore further. This is where the heart and head of Gavin begin to separate and he digs deep into what he wants versus what he needs. Unfortunately, he may just be too late in figuring himself out before the bubble bursts.

BT Urruela sprinkles a plethora of allusionary references, humor, wit, and realism throughout Thirty Days: Part Two that the story simply unfolds without a hitch. He also is the master of twists of fate and Catch 22’s. His juxtaposition between Sami and Megan is well plotted and only helps to perpetuate the dynamic development of Gavin through his mental journal back into writing and life itself. Gavin is demonstrating change over time, slowly climbing his way to change but in Urruela style he makes ever gain painstakingly tough and well earned along the way. While this is a cliffhanger, just like part one, Urruela leaves his readers thirsty for the final installment.

***Please note this is book two and is not a standalone.

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Thirty Days: Part Two (A SwipeDate Novella)
By BT Urruela
Release Date: May 9, 2017 (LIVE EARLY)

Cover Design by Pink Ink Designs
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BLURB:

A week into his thirty day challenge, Gavin has unexpectedly found himself interested in two women he’s met through the SwipeDate app. As he continues with his best friend Bobby’s twenty-five thousand dollar proposition, he finds himself drawn to both Sami and Megan, each unique and intriguing in her own way. While interest grows with the two of them, he’s becoming increasingly annoyed by the daily first dates, and the disruption they’ve brought to his life.

Despite the annoyance, Gavin finally sees progress in his recovery from mental illness and discovers a hope he hasn’t felt in years. An unexpected run-in with his past will test this newfound hope and threaten to crush the foundation he’s worked so hard to build. Can Gavin find the balance he yearns for, and a woman to love, while the circumstances he’s struggling with are still so fragile and raw?

Find out in Thirty Days: Part Two
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Thirty Days: Part One (A SwipeDate Novella)
by BT Urruela
Release Date: February 28, 2017

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Blurb:
Gavin is a struggling writer with a complicated past, who’s reeling from the loss of the only woman he’s ever loved. More than a year after the breakup, he’s still suffering major heartbreak and a serious case of writer’s block. In an attempt to help him out of his funk, Gavin’s best friend and fellow writer, Bobby, sets up an account for him on the new dating app SwipeDate.

After a few unsuccessful dates, Bobby challenges him to thirty more dates in thirty days. If Gavin can complete the challenge, Bobby will give him a check for twenty-five thousand dollars.

Does Gavin have what it takes to complete the challenge? Or will the trials and tribulations of modern dating prove to be too much?

Find out in Thirty Days…

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Author Bio:
BT URRUELA was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he’s a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament’ with author KL Grayson in 2015. He released his first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ in June 2016, ‘Wicked Little Words’ with author Stevie J. Cole in October 2016, ‘Alphas & Fairytales: A New Year’s Eve Anthology’ and ‘Into the Blood’ in December 2016 and ‘Thirty Days: Part One’ in February 2017. He lives in Tampa with his dogs, Kiko and Scout, and is writing full-time.

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Thirty Days: Part 1 – More than a journey through the swipe dating jungle.

 

I read Thirty Days – Part One the day it released. I’ve re-read it twice. I love the way BT Urruela infuses so many deep-rooted themes and breathes life into Gavin. Urruela is a gifted writer who delves into issues which plague many but few decide to pen.

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Nerdy Novelist Review:

On the surface, Thirty Days is the tell all of Gavin, and his journey through the 21st century swipe-dating jungle. However, BT Urruela unfolds a beautiful exploration of Gavin, developing several themes which strike at the heart and soul of so many in modern day society. Gavin is challenged to get back out in the larger dating pool after suffering a heartbreaking split with his girlfriend. It isn’t ‘just’ that easy for Gavin to jump back in, as he is plagued by demons which cripple him; his mental state is driving him into a place he doesn’t want to be, yet he cannot control its power.

Urruela’s artistry in developing the prose around Gavin’s experience is truly a testament to the diverse talents he uses as a writer. He provides humor and banter but is still rooted in opening the discussion of mental darkness, developing coping mechanisms, and dissecting the depth of complexity associated with dealing with demons and rising above the darkness. Thirty Days is the first installment of the trilogy and well worth every word read.

THIRTY DAYS – Part One by BT Urruela

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Cover Design by: Cassy Roop / Pink Ink Designs

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Blurb:

Gavin is a struggling writer with a complicated past, who’s reeling from the loss of the only woman he’s ever loved. More than a year after the breakup, he’s still suffering major heartbreak and a serious case of writer’s block. In an attempt to help him out of his funk, Gavin’s best friend and fellow writer, Bobby, sets up an account for him on the new dating app SwipeDate.

After a few unsuccessful dates, Bobby challenges him to thirty more dates in thirty days. If Gavin can complete the challenge, Bobby will give him a check for twenty-five thousand dollars.

Does Gavin have what it takes to complete the challenge? Or will the trials and tribulations of modern dating prove to be too much?

Find out in Thirty Days…

**WARNING: This is Part One of Gavin’s story, so it does end in a cliffhanger**

 

Excerpt:

“While I told Dr. Thresher the dream comes but a few times a month, it’s more like a couple times a week. Only instead, the man, or ‘mystery savior’ as I like to call him, never comes to my rescue in the dream. He never hops off his bike and climbs over the barrier and onto the ledge himself. He never talks to me about his own battle with depression, his abusive father, his ugly divorce. He doesn’t convince me to give life another go.

Instead, I jump. And unlike what many go their whole lives believing, I do die in my dreams. I do feel the nerve-rattling fall that seems like forever. And I feel the concrete like water as my skull splits against it.

I smoke a few bowls of Mary Jane to hinder the onslaught of feelings, confusion and desperation the dream always brings. It’s a time I’m not proud of, in a situation I never saw myself in, without an ounce of strength to deal with it all. I’m thrilled to be out of it. I’m even more thrilled to know, in my heart of hearts, that I’ll never be there again… never… but it doesn’t mean I’m not still affected by it all. If only we could erase those heart thrashing memories of our past. If only Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was based on reality. I’d erase every last one of them. I’d get along through life just like everyone else; content and without worry. I know others suffer too. But I also know, regardless of all that, depression doesn’t give two shits about any of it. It doesn’t give a fuck about how your peers are getting along, or whatever the fuck it says in the latest self-help book you’re reading. It only cares about you… and how it can tear you apart bit by fucking bit.”

 

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Author Bio:

BT URRUELA was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he’s a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament’ with author KL Grayson in 2015. He released his first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ in June 2016, ‘Wicked Little Words’ with author Stevie J. Cole in October 2016, ‘Alphas & Fairytales: A New Year’s Eve Anthology’ and ‘Into the Blood’ in December 2016. He lives in Tampa with his dogs, Kiko and Scout, and is writing full-time.

Joshua Edward Smith – Gravity

Sir and Lisa’s journey explores the inner self and the road to a strong emotional and physical bond with a partner. Joshua Edward Smith’s final installment of the Entropy Series is a beautiful tribute to the human condition. While he uses the erotic nature of BDSM to convey the message, the Entropy Series is more of a philosophical exploration of the lifestyle. The complex themes of unconditional love, trust, and genuine happiness truly run their course through the series. From the unraveling of growing apart from one’s partner to personal tragedy, and rebuilding a life, The Entropy series covers it all and much more. Smith’s eloquent style deepens the richness of the text and leaves the reader critically analyzing the complex structures which exist among people with regards to the vulnerable acts associated with affairs of the heart. For a sophisticated and elegant read try your hand at the Entropy Series, you won’t be disappointed

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Joshua Edward Smith is the author of three novels (Entropy, Duality, and Gravity), several shorter works, and innumerable blog posts and tweets. He is also a technology executive, jazz musician, ballroom dancer, father of three, and husband. He lives in central Massachusetts.

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My review of Gravity

Gravity is the third installment of Joshua Edward Smith’s Entropy series. The story dives deep into the relationship of Sir and Lisa as they have developed over the first two novels. Sir’s search for happiness, outside of the confines of marriage, takes him down a road of self-actualization. He arrives in a place ready for acceptance of a partnership but with a deeper understanding of mutual exclusivity; he is finally able to sooth his own restless soul. Lisa on the other hand has not quite completed her metamorphosis into the beautiful woman Sir believes her to be. Through continued self-discoveries Lisa is able to grow in Gravity.

Joshua Edward Smith pens the Entropy series with a beauty and grace unlike others in the genre. While initially his diction and structure choices appear simplistic, the connotative derivatives underneath are far more sophisticated and complex. His thematic developments of communication, compromise, and willingness to hold a partner to a specific set of standards by which they both crave and desire is the glue which holds this final installment together. Gravity is the perfect ending to finding one’s ultimate path to true love and respect.

Sloane Howell – Bossed is live

 

Bossed is here and it’s well worth the wait. Sloane Howell works his magic with Jenny and Ethan.

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Synopsis

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

In this provocative and sexy* office romance, a cheeky new hire tempts a hotshot sports agent to mix business with pleasure.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close the deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.


*By sexy, we mean sexy. Like, 18+ sexy.

About the Author

Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes dirty stories. When not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him on Twitter posting something goofy.

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Jenny’s got a sick father, bills stacked high, and a need for a better paying job. When she lands a once a lifetime interview, she never counts on it including the alpha bad boy boss. Ethan Mason’s looking for a new hire, someone good with numbers and statistics.  He’s set himself up with a specific mission statement and his business plan is on point. He’s found the perfect candidate on paper. However, Ethan Mason may have just met his match when Jenny Jackson challenges him in the interview. She has the nerve to get under his skin, and something about that gets Ethan fired up.

Sloane Howell knows how to turn up the heat between one hot alpha male and an equally sassy self-assured female opponent. Howell’s strength is in mixing the perfect blend of humor with the undertones and deeper layers of major themes. He tackles some big thematic topics and still leaves you with a smile on your face. Both Ethan and Jenny begin with hardened exteriors and an Eye of the Tiger attitude. Howell develops them through the help of strong sub characters, and the interweaving of the job at hand, the no holds bar business of Ethan’s sports agency. He demonstrates the vulnerability of both characters, but never deviates from the integrated with and pop culture, which provides Bossed with its lighthearted feel. Never a disappointment to read one of Howell’s masterpieces.

Unprofessional – JD Hawkins

 

J.D. Hawkins brings to life another fun couple in the newly released Unprofessional. if you’re looking for a light and flirty read then Unprofessional is the perfect fit.

Blurb: 

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.
But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.
I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional

Review: 
Margo and Owen work for the upbeat and pop culture media outlet Trendblend. They are both young, hip, and hungry for their own professional big break. Luck in a career is one thing but neither has hit success with the lucky in love department. Long time friends, and often playing wingmen for one another, the two enter into a new zone which may make or break their friendship in the end

J.D. Hawkins uses his craft to pen the tale of love restrained by social and personal boundaries. Neither of which can hold true if the underneath matchmaking is meant to be. His smooth transitions between poetic devices in alliteration and repeat are beautifully blended in and effective. His ability to infuse humor and wit between his lead characters keeps the pacing even and entertaining. I love the sprinklings of modern day hipster culture blended with big business ideas of the large corporate money makers. He masterfully creates the transitions and dynamics between Margo and Owen so smoothly that the reader is in love with the two of them before they even know it. A beautifully written fun, light read.

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