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Hello sassy people! Today I’m going to tell you guys about all the books I read in May 2021! Another Emma Chase series and I discovered a new author that I’m now obsessed with: Penny Reid!
by Emma Chase
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
I absolutely loved this series, it’s a mixture of fairy tale and real life that just makes us fall in love. I think the most interesting thing about this book is that being a royal is a reality that very few people live, and we only get to see the luxurious side of it, so I think Emma did an amazing work describing these characters’ personalities, struggles, and minds.
I am not a fan of the British family, don’t follow them, but we got to admit there is this magical element in Royals that wins us over, and Emma Chase did this amazingly.
General grade: 5/5 (Structured plot, with a well-developed plot twist, great writing, and really nice character development, with experiences that are unknown to most of the population of the world)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (This gets a 5 for the ending alone, that I will not spoil to you, and also it gets a 5 for talking about the pressure on Olivia and how she has to learn to fight for the things that she wants and are better for her and not her family)
Final grade: 10/10 (Made me want to read more Royals, it did an amazing job in creating something magical, but also realistic)
by Emma Chase
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
This book, despite being in the same scenario and the same family, hits us different than Royally Screwed because Olivia was a normal girl, she had nothing royal about her, so theoretically we identify with her more, however, I identify with Sarah more, not because she is a royal, but because of her personality, her bookish ways, her shyness but at the same time she is incredibly strong. And I just love Henry, I love how he steps up to his responsibilities, it just takes him a moment to get the motivation for it, I love his development, I love how cute he is and how he interacts with Sarah, it is just adorable…
General grade: 5/5 (Really well-developted characters, with realistic problems, quirky personalities, and just overall adorable interactions)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (I just love a book that brings strong women forward, and this is one of them, not just Sarah, but also a lot of secondary characters are super strong. And also a hero that is non-sexist and a hero that adapts to the heroine’s needs and personality)
Final grade: 10/10 (Cute, funny while also bringing serious topics, I just loved it)
by Emma Chase
Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??
Sexy. As. Hell.
And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.
For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.
To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.
The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.
But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.
Any woman would be proud to call him hers.
But there’s only one woman he wants.
For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.
He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.
But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.
Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.
This book is so different from the other two (actually none of these look even a little bit like the other) because none of the lead characters are royals, Logan is the security guard, and she is Olivia’s sister, so none of them have that pressure we saw before, however, they both suffer the effects of being a part of the royal world. What I thought was really interesting was the development of their relationship. They met when Ellie was still in high school, so I loved how Logan slowly, very very slowly made a connection with her, without ever being creepy or being attracted to a 17-year-old. I also love that Ellie, even though she always had a huge crush on Logan moved on with her life for a while, she wasn’t hung up on this unattainable guy forever. But, we already know “fate” brings them together, and I have to say, I love books that you can’t predict the end, and this was one of them. Logan is so dedicated to his job, and he tells us during the book how it changed his life, so when being with Ellie puts his job at risk, we don’t really know how he’ll solve it.
General grade: 5/5 (I love the slow burn, I love the characters, I love their development and I really enjoyed the plot)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Ellie is a strong female lead, who can literally do anything she wants with her life, I love the self-defense parts and the small but significant mention of abuse by her ex-boyfriend)
Final grade: 10/10 (There is action, there is cuteness, there is women power, and also a lot of love)
by Emma Chase
“He’s a joy to us. They all are. When they’re not busy giving us migraines.” ~King Henry
No one ever said raising children was easy…but raising a future monarch? That’s another story all-together. Get a glimpse into the happily ever after of Wessco’s irresistible royals in Royally Raised – a sweet, sexy, heartwarming short story set twenty years after Royally Matched.
This is a very short novella that tells the future of the royal family, we see Henry and Sarah’s kids, they have a bunch of them and their relationship after 20 years (I don’t know the exact number, but is more than 20), it also makes us want a book about their daughter.
General grade: 4/5 (It is tiny and only left me wanting more)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Shows how amazing and healthy is Sarah and Henry’s relationship)
Final grade: 9/10 (Super cute and lovely, but it left me frustrated, wanting more)
by Emma Chase
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t… is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
Now, this is a book that surprised me! This is the story of Nicholas and Henry’s grandparents, and to be honest, during their books, and especially during “Royally Endowed”, I thought she was a b****. She was fixated on traditions and made Olivia miserable, she was cold and distant and like I said, a royal B****.
However, her book is now my favorite of the series! Her journey reminds me a lot of “The Crown” (Netflix series based on Queen Elizabeth’s life) but with a bit more freedom of imagination. Lenora grew up to be a Queen, but she lost her mother very soon, a few years later her father, and then she had to become Queen, at the mere age of 18. She is a strong woman, ready to rule, ready to change the way of things, ready to use her power to make her country and maybe even the world a better place. During her book, she does revolutionary things, breaks traditions, and allows huge changes, on the country and on herself, and Edward is always there, by her side, supporting her, never mad, or frustrated by her power. Going into this book I braced myself for Edward’s frustration on the invention of roles, where he is the least powerful, where he walks behind her, and bows for her, and she is the Queen, while he is not the king, but he does not, because he is dreamy like that, respectful and supportive and amazing.
General grade: 5/5 (Surprising, but amazing! Super structured plot, with such interesting plot twists (I didn’t read the synopsis) and deep character development)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (This book is pretty much about women’s power, that’s all I have to say. Also, Edward is just amazing, no toxic masculinity in this one!)
Final grade: 10/10 (Loved everything about it)
Truth or Beard
(Winston Brothers #1)
by Penny Reid
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.
His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?
I was in a reading slump when I finished Emma Chase’s series, so I got into my Goodreads TBR and I saw this series, that I heard a lot about and was planning to read for a while but had never got to it. This book took me out of a slump and is about to put me in a deeper one (presently I’m finishing my third Penny Reid series, having spent two months reading these characters, and I just don’t want it to end). I laughed so much reading this book, it is just funny and light-hearted and lovely. Jessica is a character that speaks whatever comes to her mind, and I get some “second-hand shame” (this is the only way I know how to translate the Brazilian term I want to use), but it is just so good.
Like I said before, I love a book where I can’t, for the life of me, predict how they are going to solve their problem, and this is one of them. I just love their dilemmas and personalities and their family, and this book made me realize I actually love a small-town romance.
Honestly, the thing with the Iron Order (which, in the next books, is called Iron Wraiths) is dispensable, if they were not there, it wouldn’t make any difference to the story (it affects the other books, introduces us to Cletus who is just my FAVORITE character of this series, and the bikers, who participate later, on all books) but in this particular one, it didn’t make a lot of sense to me, it felt like an unnecessary addition, but it doesn’t ruin the book, it had too many positive aspects, to begin with.
General grade: 4/5 (Loved the characters, but the action plot was unnecessary)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Love how Jess knows what she wants, and she is going after it, no matter the man or relationship is in her way, and I love how Duane wants her to follow her dreams, even if it costs him)
Final grade: 9/10 (cute, funny, real, and one of those books that you don’t really know how they are going to figure things out, and I live for this kind of book, so I approve of this)
Grin and Beard It
(Winston Brothers #2)
by Penny Reid
Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.
But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.
Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.
Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?
This one was super cute and Sienna is one of my favorites, but I gotta say, this was not my favorite of the series, as it was simpler than the others. However, just as lovely. Sienna is a workaholic, she reached fame, she is America’s sweetheart, she is the example for generations of girls who are Latinas and plus-size, so she feels it is her duty to all these women that she does her best, but that is tiring. Jethro is a former biker club member (former criminal) and a reformed man, but he carries a lot of guilt, and he has learned his lessons. I have to say, One thing I love about this book, besides Sienna and all her awesomeness, is their honesty! In none of Penny’s books a couple gets into a misunderstanding, their problems are way more developed than that, and all the couples are always honest from the begging, so we connect so much with them, and this is the case in Grin and Beard It, we see a lie, and we immediately think, “yep, she is going to hide this from him the entire book and at 70/80% he is going to find out, and they are going to split and blablabla” but that does not happen!!!! And I just love that! I’m all for honest communication in a book!
Despite all that, this book is super funny, has some deepness, has good relationship role models, Sienna is just the perfect funny, sassy, strong female lead that all books should have, and it’s just so cute!
General grade: 4/5 (Deep character development, slow burn, amazing secondary characters, great plot, but more character-focused)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Sienna is now on my “powerful, strong women, role model” list because she is the embodiment of a strong, powerful, brilliant woman. And Jethro is an amazing example of non-toxic masculinity male, he is the perfect balance between an alpha male and a cinnamon roll, and they have a strong, communicative relationship, it is just perfect)
Final grade: 9/10 (Amazing characters and world, not a really structured plot)
(Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #0)
by Penny Reid
Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?
Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.
And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.
Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?
Likely, the last thing you expect.
If you’ve seen my Instagram this past month, I feel like all I’ve talked about was Jenn and Cletus, but I just love them so MUCH. These characters have so much development and such deep stories (and we learn about them in the other books too, so they just have so much development, (read “Beard with Me” to know more about Cletus and their own series, Solving for pie, to know even more about them). Jenn is a shy, quirky girl, whose life is completely controlled by her parents. Cletus is a genius, disguised as the town simpleton, who never gave Jenn a second look, figuring she was just the Banana Cake Queen and not as Cletus says (and I love it) “Astute woman is . . . very astute”. I just love how they are weird but smarter than everyone, they know about everything from everyone, both have their past and their baggage, and they have to learn how to deal with it, together, they are PERFECT for each other.
General grade: 5/5 (Great plot, incredible, unforgettable characters, really developed, amazing secondary characters, just amazing amazing amazing)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Jenn is strong, and she is learning how to take control over her life, it shines a great light on the subtle abuse of parents over their children and how that shapes your future, your actions, and sometimes your personality, and Cletus is just so weirdly amazing, I also love how they are both misunderstood by people, while also being geniuses.)
Final grade: 10/10 (10, 10, 10, 10, no question)
Beard in Waiting
(Winston Brothers #3.5)
by Penny Reid
A Long scene/short story featuring two unlikely characters from the Winston Brothers series.
This is a very short story, but it gives us a glimpse of a story that is going to appear in Solving for Pie later, so it is an amazing little add, to see the POV of Diane and how her romance starts.
General grade: 4/5 (Cool, but too short)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Narrates a woman, who lived in an abusive relationship and how she is taking control over her own life, and we know I’m gonna always love that)
Final grade: 9/10 (Again, really cool, but too short)
Beard in Mind
(Winston Brothers #4)
by Penny Reid
All is fair in love and auto maintenance.
Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.
She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words. Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.
The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.
This book is a close second favorite! I have said here before that I love books with a psychological side, I love books with characters who have a different experience than mine and Shelly was just a delight to read, not only because she is amazing, but she showed me a side of OCD I never knew and had never thought about.
I also love that she is a strong woman, so freaking strong, advocating for her own mental health and working in a job that we normally don’t see women working in. Furthermore, I just love all sides of her and this journey she enters with Beau is beautiful, while also being complicated and extremely interesting.
Beau is just the cutest, we get to see how he reacts to his twin brother leaving, and to some news about his life, he has the softest heart, and he is struggling with all the change.
I just love all sides of this story!
General grade: 5/5 (amazing plot, amazing characters, amazing story, amazing everything)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (I love books that depiction mental health issues and this one do this so so well, and also shows the hero’s response to all of that, and Beau is just the cutest)
Final grade: 10/10 (love, love, love, love)
Dr. Strange Beard
(Winston Brothers #5)
by Penny Reid
Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak
Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.
Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .
Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.
But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .
Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.
Just like Shelly, Simone is a character with experiences I will never go through. It is sad to say, but Simone was only the second or maybe third black character that I’ve read in romance, and in a very subtle way, this book also shares a little bit of the struggles this population suffers through.
Simone is a strong woman, with a strong and badass job, she has some baggage, she has learned some things from her family, and she is never going to put her heart in harm’s way.
Roscoe is just the cutest, he, like some of his brothers, has the gift of being super charming, and one of his favorite things to do is flirt. Now, this is the part that I don’t really buy, (SPOILER ALERT) Roscoe flirts with everybody, but he has been so hung up on Simone, he never acts on his flirting, he never seals the deal. All Penny’s characters in this town are boy scouts, and I’m not saying its impossible, but staying 10 years without s*x because of your high school crush sounds a bit too much.
But anyway…. He is the cutest, and his situation puts Simone in a place I love to see women, in the place of dominant and more experienced people. I just love love love that.
This book has a bit of action, which is cool, and it is just super cute.
General grade: 5/5 (action, unrequited love, childhood friends to lovers, character development, super cool plot)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Female power, racial awareness, virgin guy, this is self-explanatory)
Final grade: 10/10 (A weird mix that works soooo well)
Beard with Me
(Winston Brothers #6)
by Penny Reid
‘Beard With Me’ is the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure) and is just the beginning of their epic love story.
No one is better at surviving than Scarlet St. Claire and making the best out of circumstances beyond her control is Scarlet’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, she’d be the last person on earth, hermitting like a pro, singing along to her CD Walkman, and dancing like no one is watching.
Scarlet is clever, Scarlet is careful, and Scarlet is smart . . . except when it comes to Billy Winston.
No one is better at fighting than Billy Winston and raging against his circumstances—because nothing is beyond his control—is Billy’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, he’d be the first person on earth to lead others to safety, overcome catastrophe, or die trying.
Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable . . . except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire.
Now, for this book, you’re gonna need tissues cause there are waterworks coming. Penny warns us in the beginning, this is not a happy book, and it has TRIGGER WARNINGS (Physical abuse, violence, blood, child abuse, animal cruelty, animal death) but I decided to read it anyway, and it was more than worth it. This cannot be read as a standalone, because it tells us the story of not just Billy and Scarlet, but also of all the brothers, we see Duane and Jessica as 12 year-olds, we see Roscoe and Simone as 8 year-olds, we see Jethro while still a part of the Iron Wraiths, we see the “origin story” of Cletus, we see their mother and all the hard work she put into this family and also all the sacrifices and the weight in Billy’s 17-year-old shoulders. I won’t tell much, but this book is beautiful and sad, and emotional, heartwarming and heartbreaking, it has Easter Eggs about the future and explains so much about the others. It is amazing.
General grade: 5/5 (this book broke me and put me back together, I don’t think I’ve seen a more developed set of characters than this, amazing plot, amazing everything)
Feminist grade: 5/5 (Strong women, strong men, abuse survival, it’s even hard to explain all the little factors that go into loving this book)
Final grade: 10/10 (perfect, but sad, but perfect)
These were all the books I read in June! It was a very productive month and I loved the books I read (if you haven’t noticed by their grades). Have you read any of them? Did you like them? Do you agree with me? If not you can tell me so too!
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy these books if you decide to read them. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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