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I am an avid reader of YA, fantasy, and romance, a librarian, and a writer of fantasy short fiction.

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Cut & Run
Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
The Thousand Names
Django Wexler
The Duchess Hunt
Jennifer Haymore
Private Arrangements - Sherry Thomas My default rating for historical romances tends to be 3 stars, for blandness and unoriginality. Problems I had with this book to bring it down to two:1. Lack of external plot (my most common issue with historical romances). Most romances would be much improved by the addition of an element of danger.2. Camden bargaining a year of sex in exchange for divorce. It came uncomfortably close to rape, in my opinion. Gigi may have been sexually attracted, but her mind was conflicted, and she didn't actually give clear consent for most of the sex scenes--it was always implied by her body's response and lack of physically fighting back or saying the word "no," which is not okay.