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Articles / May 21, 2020

Flare Up Flare Up by Shannon Stacey is $1.99! This is a price-matched Kindle Daily Deal and part of the Boston Fire series. As the description notes, the heroine has some abuse in her backstory, which may or may not work for you as a reader. Personally, I am a little over it, but YMMV. Meet the tough, dedicated men of Boston Fire – and the women who turn their lives upside down. Nursing a broken heart while everybody around him seems to be drowning in happiness has Grant Cutter wondering whether staying with Engine 59 – or even Boston Fire – is in his future. It’s tempting as hell to pack up what fits in his Jeep and hit the road. But then a 911 call brings the woman who shattered his heart back into his life, and he knows he won’t ever be able to fully leave her in his rearview mirror. For a few months, Wren Everett had thought the nightmare of her past was behind her and she might live happily ever after with Grant. Until she got the phone call letting her know the time her ex had spent in jail for assault hadn’t cooled…

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
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Articles / May 21, 2020

A Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo May 5, 2020 · Quill Tree Press Young Adult Trigger Warning Death of a parent; plane crashes; sexual assault in public places; stalkers; that sideeye adults sometimes gives girls, holding them complicit in the violence of men against their own bodies; women being forced into sex work I adored this book. But it wasn’t always an easy read. It’s a book drowning in grief and desperation, finely wrought and deeply felt, and it’s an understatement to say that at parts it was so good and so sad and so precise in its pain that I was simply made of tears. So fair warning, if your heart can’t handle a story of surviving the unexpected loss of a parent, there’s nothing wrong with finding other, less tear-stained reading experiences. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo tells the story of two sixteen-year-old Dominican girls, one living in New York City and one living in the Dominican Republic. Born three months apart, they share a father, a man defined by his routine absence in their lives. Neither knows the other exists until he dies in a plane crash. Clap When You Land is a…