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Voracious reader, with a preference for sassy romances and happily ever afters. In a relationship with coffee, seeing whiskey on the side.
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Kristen
Donnelly
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<p><strong></strong>I'm in the midst of a year-long experiment with my library's New Releases shelf - one book per visit from an author I've never heard of, borrowed without reading the synopsis. Right now, that's&nbsp;<strong>The Forever Summer</strong> by Jamie Brenner.&nbsp;</p>

<p>I don't know how to measure favorites except to say the ones where the characters have stayed with me. So let's say Nora Robert's&nbsp;<a href="../../profile/%20http:/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004Q7CIDU/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Bride</strong> Quartet</a>, and Julia Quinn's&nbsp;<a href="../../profile/%20http:/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UG8RP8Q/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Bridgerton</strong> tribe</a>. Also<strong> <a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JVW6GQ0/allaboutromance" ;>A Bollywood Affair</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>by Sonali Dev, <strong><a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000FC1A8O/allaboutromance" ;>Bet Me</a>&nbsp;</strong>by Jennifer Crusie, <strong><a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A9V253A/allaboutromance" ;>The Best Man</a></strong>&nbsp;by Kristan Higgins,&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="../../profile/%20http:/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003YFIVK4/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Simply Irresistable</strong><em>&nbsp;</em></a>by Jill Shalvis.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Both the&nbsp;<a href="../../profile/%20http:/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01B3DIPMW/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Harry Potter</strong> series</a> and&nbsp;<a href="../../profile/%20http:/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008LUYSAE/allaboutromance" ;><strong>The Chronicles of Narnia</strong> </a>are ones I return to again, and again, and again. Beyond that, I'm recently on a suspense kick thanks to<strong> <a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00L9B7IKE/allaboutromance" ;>Girl on a Train</a></strong>&nbsp;by Paula Hawkins and really loved both <strong><a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B014DXC07U/allaboutromance" ;>The Passenger</a>&nbsp;</strong>by Lisa Lutz and<strong> <a href=" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017RQP34M/allaboutromance" ;>Baby Doll</a></strong><em>&nbsp;</em>by Hollie Overton.&nbsp;</p>

<p>I love romances that feel like biographies of people I've never met. Characters that could walk off the page, strong and sassy heroines, kind and good heroes, and throwing in a big goofy dog always wins my heart.</p>
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<p>I'm particularly partial to stories where the secondary characters are vibrant as well, and I get to read their stories in other books.&nbsp;</p>

<p>I cannot abide stories where consent is not explicit, nor do I enjoy ones where deflowering the virgin is seen as a conquest rather than an exchange of mutual satisfaction.</p>
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<p>I hate domineering men with no dimentions to them (alpholes, as they are sometimes called), women who destroy other women just to get the man, and I generally avoid paranormals as a rule.&nbsp;</p>

<p>I know all the words to the Irish Rugby anthem and sing them loudly, even when watching matches in my living room by myself. Avid sports fan of many sports, which means romances with athletes are a favorite of mine.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>I'm a dog person, perferrably adopted lumps of slobber and fur who are always happy to see me.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Collecting passport stamps is a main hobby. My husband and I love to travel and met while I was living abroad.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Physically located in Northeastern Corridor in U.S., emotionally located in Northern Ireland.&nbsp;</p>