Thursday, 26 April 2018



Confessions: Julien, book two in the steamy contemporary MMM Confessions Series from Ella Frank, is coming June 4th!

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Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank
New Release Date: June 4th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary MMM Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Cover Photographer: Jules Godfrey Photography
Cover Model: Jack Dutton
People are complex.
Love a double-edged sword.
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time…
For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about.
To the outside world, he has it all.
A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life.
But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi.
But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out.
And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did?
Only time will tell.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Daddy Issues by Seth King


Eliot Prince is falling hard for someone…
His former stepfather.

Their bond is forbidden. Their relationship could upend lives. But their love? It’s a force of nature…

Ten years ago, a desperate and confused Robert Glazer briefly married a woman before confronting his sexuality and starting his life as an out gay man. They divorced and lost contact – until now.

Today, a sudden family death throws Robert and his ex-wife back together for the first time. That’s where Robert meets her son Eliot, who was raised with his own father and is now a gorgeous – and openly gay – adult. And to Robert and Eliot’s surprise, sparks fly.

Passion ignites, then threatens to explode. Soon Eliot knows three things. One: Robert is not his father figure, and never was – in fact, he barely remembers him. Two: news of their union would still rock his whole world. And three: he craves Robert more than anything he has ever wanted. And as suspicions arise, their attraction only grows…

  Daddy IssuesDaddy Issues by Seth King
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

*Don't read this review. I mean it.*

Seth King is a new to me author. This is my first book of his, I heard nothing but great praise for his first novel, Honesty. But alas, I started with this, because I read the glowing flourish reviews . I thought, well, this probably good enough to eat, and I’m a sucker for May December romances. So I dig in, I went blind.

And I was disappointed. The story is repetitive, the writing’s NOT my liking, and I was bored easily. And on top of that, I felt like I read a bad version of CMBYN in a parallel universe, with some ‘creative’ addition. Good for the creative part.

As a Call Me by Your Name hardcore fan, I know by heart every words in the book (I read it five times already, and counting). So when someone mentioned that this book is having an Elio elements inside, I was intrigue and started to read. Curiosity kills the cat is a true thing, you know. I was reading this book with lots and lots of frowning and I’m already old and this makes me even older.

Thing is, the author posted on his page that that CMBYN is his ever loving favorite book weeks ago, and liked it or not, my curious mind thought, oh no, the next book would be Elio Perlman inside, and ooh…the boy’s name is Eliot Prince!. Ring any bells? Of course there’s nothing wrong when you inspired by some books or some events that really stayed in your heart, but put Elio Perlman’s thought in your story, tell me what does it means?

There’s also one weird thing with this daddy’s wife for two years. He NEVER slept with her (for two f* years? Oh, come on, get real here!), and she accused him cheated on her, and then he revealed that he was gay. After two years of not telling her anything. No agreement on their sex-less marriage or whatever. Nope. Zero. Nada. I assume if she accused him cheated on him, that means, he showed ‘some love’, right?

Fast forward ten years later after the weird marriage ended.
Elio, I mean Eliot met his former step-father and lusting after him all of a sudden (put an eye-rolling here). And don’t let me mentioned the ‘villa’ called a cabin mountain, where everybody’s welcome, party and dancing, the separation, the reunion and whatever and so on and so on.
There’s also one important part I notice, the dual POV didn’t ‘sound’ like a dual POV at all, it sounds like, one POV, there’s no differences between Eliot and Robert, the way they ‘talk’ and ‘thinking’.

And there’s that ‘daydream’ scene. OMG. Can’t it be more obvious?
And so many more, including the dividing the story in parts, the swimming, the lake, the waiting on dinner, sunbathing, the long separation, and I can go on forever explaining this. I’m tired.

And one more thing, about what society tells you about you can’t be with him, Eliot. What society? There’s nothing’s wrong with having relationship with your stepfather, unless, your head said that to you.

Okay, so let me wrap it up. All in all, IMHO, this a bad version of Call Me by Your Name. Don’t waste your time.
I don’t think I’ll read this author’s book again in the future. That’s fine.
This one only, wasted two days of my precious life.
I’m out.

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REVIEW : Redeeming the Stepbrother (Tales from St. Giles #2) by Andrew Grey


A Tale from St. Giles

Family can be a blessing and a curse, but for artist Florian, it’s a nightmare he longs to escape.

As chief designer for Bartholomew Artist Porcelain, Florian specializes in painting birds. He also watches them in the wild to distract himself from his short-tempered mother, at least temporarily. Florian’s heart is too soft to leave his stepsister, Ella, to suffer alone. Still, he can’t help dreaming about one day finding happiness and love.

When Count Dieter von Hollenbach arrives in town to visit a friend and present an award, he isn’t looking for romance. Then again, he doesn’t expect someone as perfect as Florian to come into his life. To make sure Florian is all he seems and that their connection is genuine, Dieter keeps his title to himself.

But he isn’t the only one with a secret.

At a masquerade ball to celebrate the award, some of the masks fall away, but those that remain in place could destroy the love beginning to grow between them.

Cover Artist: Adrian Nicholas

 Redeeming the Stepbrother (Tales from St. Giles, #2)Redeeming the Stepbrother by Andrew Grey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A modern re-telling of Cinderella. Only Ella didn't get her prince now, but the stepbrother.LOL.
I liked the first book about Beau and Dante. This one is still set on Dante and Dante's world. Remember Florian, the artist who had a crush on Dante? Now he can finally have his own Dante in Dieter.
I liked the idea of giving a stepbrother a chance. But I didn't really see any strong chemistry between Florian and Dieter. I liked how he and his stepsister, Ella having a good relationship.
It's a low in angst, sweet, and has a perfect ending. Ella didn't get her prince, but Florian instead.
A good plot.
This is not my favorite of the series, but this was okay, and sweet. I loved Beau more though :)

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ARC REVIEW : The Perfect Whore (Storm and Lightning #1) by Josephine Myles


Being the object of everyone’s sexual fantasies ain’t all it’s cracked up to be…

On a mining colony planet a long way from Earth, bandit Jedd Lightning dreams of making enough money to get his ship spaceworthy again. During a robbery at a high-class brothel, he meets gorgeous alien rentboy Storm and is instantly smitten—but the heist goes south and Jedd has to high-tail it out of there with only half the loot.

Enslaved by a fierce Madam, Storm’s shapeshifting talents make him the most sought after whore on Talmak. He literally can’t stop himself becoming his client’s fantasy lover. Sick of enforced transformations, he wants to escape, but he’s closely guarded and has no experience of the unfamiliar city outside the brothel.

Storm is willing—and eager—to do anything to persuade Jedd to break him out of his gilded prison. Lucky for him the arrogant outlaw needs Storm’s help to free his crewmate, held as hostage by a vicious mob boss who wants Jedd to complete the theft he was hired for. Storm keeps blowing away Jedd’s expectations—but with both the law and the mob against them, they could end up with nowhere left to run.

  The Perfect Whore (Storm and Lightning, #1)The Perfect Whore by Josephine Myles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

For a dystopian, and alien stories lovers, this might be interesting. I was gambling when I requested this book. Maybe a little confused after a very great future android story I read recently, hoping this would be as good as the earlier.
Not that this wasn't a good read, I think. It's just far fetch from my expectation. In this case, it's me book, not you.

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ARC REVIEW : Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton


Being a fugitive in the old west shouldn’t be this much fun.

The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run--all the way to Santa Fe. When he still hasn't ditched his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters that want to kill him, and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Robby's only ally is a lazy sheriff who sees exactly who Robby is -- and can't resist him.

Trace Crabtree took the job as sheriff of Flat Bottom because there was never a thing going on. And then Robby Riverton showed up. Disguised as a woman. And betrothed to Trace’s brother. If that wasn’t complication enough, Trace had to find the man as appealing as blueberry pie. He urges Robby to stay undercover until the danger has passed. But a few weeks of having Robby-Rowena at the ranch, and the Crabtree family will never be the same again.

Damn, what a kerfuffle. If only Trace can get rid of the fugitive while hanging on to his own stupid heart.

 Robby Riverton: Mail Order BrideRobby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved ALL the Crabtree family! I adore this book, it's heart warming, funny, sexy, and so much fun! Oh, did I mentioned FUN? :P

OMG where to begin?
First time I saw the cover, and the title, I was confused. I mean, bride?. Come on, I do groom, not bride! But then, hey! It's Eli Easton and the 'bride' look a bit handsome. LOL!
So yeah, knowing this is going to be fun, I requested the ARC for this one.
I was so freaking happy! This book is a gem. I had fun, I laugh, I blush, I cheered, I cried even.
You have no idea how much I loved the Crabtrees, and Pa-Pa is my favorite (Shh...Pa-Pa sounds like my Papa, hahahahha).
I loved everything about this book. I felt like, I was in the wild wild west world, with a lazy Sherriff who's just sitting around, had a nap, and bored. It was just like that a life of Trace Crabtree 'before Robby Riverton' . Boring.

Then enter Robby (Rowena) Riverton to his life, and life is never be the same again.
It was lust at first sight, the moment Trace stared at Robby's green eyes, and when Robby looking up to the sky, Trace Crabtree's coming undone!

People of Flat Bottom (don't laugh!) thought that living with the Crabtrees is going to be a hell and difficult for Robby (Rowena), but who knows that living with Robby is really something else!
As Rowena, Robby really wrap them around his fingers easily, even Pa-Pa the cheapest person in the world cannot rejected the urge to be 'better' and more 'civilized' around Rowena.
Rowena/Robby charmed the whole family, including he's supposed to be groom, Clovis.
Trace who's cannot stand living with his family and out since a year ago, all of a sudden came living there again.
Well, he have to 'protect' Miss Rowena as a Sherriff, right? The whole family smelling something, but yeah, again, Rowena made sure there's 'nothing's going on between them.
Until the bad guys came, and the whole family finally realized who Rowena is.
There's when I become to adore this family more. When Pa-Pa says family, it means family, and Robby is part of the family. You know what I mean?

This is a really enjoyable story, and I coulnd't recommend you enough to read this.
And for Eli Easton's fan? Guys....

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Monday, 23 April 2018

REVIEW : Taming the Beast (Tales from St. Giles #1) by Andrew Grey


The suspicious death of Dante Bartholomew’s wife changed him, especially in the eyes of the residents of St. Giles. They no longer see a successful businessman… only a monster they believe was involved. Dante’s horrific reputation eclipses the truth to the point that he sees no choice but to isolate himself and his heart.

The plan backfires when he meets counselor Beau Clarity and the children he works with. Beau and the kids see beyond the beastly reputation to the beautiful soul inside Dante, and Dante’s cold heart begins to thaw as they slip past his defenses. The warmth and hope Beau brings to Dante’s life help him see his entire existence—his trials and sorrows—in a brighter light.

But Dante’s secrets could rip happiness from their grasp… especially since someone isn’t above hurting those Dante has grown to love in order to bring him down.

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

  Taming the Beast (Tales from St. Giles #1)Taming the Beast by Andrew Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How did I missed writing this book's review, I have no idea.
Now I need to gather my (short) memory again, glad I'm finally read the second book, and remembered that I liked Dante and Beau's story.
I mean, Beau is so adorable and even 'the St.Giles beast' couldn't stand his charm and falling hard for him. Now, we know who rules the Bartholomew's household, huh?
This is a modern telling of one of my favorite fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast, and it was nice to revisit the story, but with more M in it.
I think Andrew Grey is good with this kind of story, since fairy tales need a hand of author who can write some sweet dreamy stories.
I enjoyed it, and if you're a lover of a fairy tales, you'll find this one interesting.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

ARC REVIEW : Stand by Your Manny (The Mannies #3) by Amy Lane


Learning to trust and falling in love.

Sammy Lowell has his hands full juggling his music, college, some pesky health problems, and making the uncles who raised him proud. He needs help fulfilling his after-school duties with his siblings. Nobody can be in two places at once—not even Sammy!

An injury puts Cooper Hoskins in a tough spot—if he can’t work, the foster sister he’s raising can’t eat. But years in the foster system have left Cooper short on trust, and opening up to accept help isn’t easy.

Luckily, family intervenes—Cooper needs a job so he can care for Felicity, and Sammy needs someone who can see past his illness to the wonderful things he has planned for his life. Each heals the damaged places in the other’s heart. But falling in love is a big responsibility for young men deep in family already. Can the two of them get past their fear of the immediate future to see forever with each other?

  Stand by Your Manny (The Mannies, #3)Stand by Your Manny by Amy Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We met Sammy when he was a seven year old boy, with his uncle Channing and Tino. Charming, cute little boy that his uncles love. Now he's now grown up, thirteen years later, with his 'a not too old uncle Channing' and Tino. Now this time, it's his story. Time does fly.
But Sammy is still as sick as when he's a little boy, and nothing everyone's can do about it, except, stand by him, and taking care of him. The problem is, when everybody care about him, he forgot to take care of himself.
That's the main theme of the story, and of course family, and the whole , love of the family.
But we met Cooper, someone, that finally Sammy can really trust with his 'secret' and his love.
I was aww-ing and ooh-ing for Cooper and Sammy's sake, how can I not? They're adorable. Both virgins, pure, shy. I blushed, smile, and cry with them.
Amy Lane made Sammy and Cooper 'real', their problem is real. And I loved how easily Channing and Tino accepted Cooper and Felicity in the family.
This is a heartwarming family story, and you need to read this!
I loved and enjoyed the story, and cannot wait for the next book in the series!

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ARC REVIEW : Evolved by N.R. Walker


In 2068, androids are an integrated part of human life. Big Brother no longer just watches from the shadows. It’s in every household.

Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise, mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, Lloyd thinks he may have been right.

SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.

Shaun is compatible with Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.

No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.

Evolved by N.R. Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was blown away!

Leave it to Nic Walker when it comes to sweet romance and a few tears!
I mean...this is not even my drug of choices of reading preferences. Robots, cyborg, android, future, dystopian, name it, pffft! Not my cuppa.

But then Nic announced that she was writing about SHAUN (Synthetic Human Android UNit), and I'm like, okay, I 'must' read the book, because, who am I kidding? NR Walker is my automatic read author!
And I'm glad I can read it first hand and kicked my cute butt for doubting Nic. LOL.
I still had a giddy feeling, you know, when you started something and afraid that you won't like it, but excited to start? Yeah. That.

Alas, I enjoyed Shaun and Lloyd 'adventure' of finding love. Enjoyed every page, I was smiling, blushing, crying, angry, and fangirling after Shaun. Like, I wanted to hold him all the time, because, Shaun is so adorable and so cute, and no wonder Lloyd fell for him easily. No, I won't questioned Lloyd ability to easily falling for Shaun. I will easily fall far him in a first sight, if I was in Lloyd's place.
But Shaun is an android, a A-Class androids, and very, very compatible to Lloyd.

But then, you'll ask yourself, but Shaun is practically a robot, a doll, can he feel? Can he think?
Isn't it creepy?
Well, I don't think so. To think again, when I was a child (a long long time ago), people made movies and stories about millennium, and it happened.
Few weeks ago, CNN made a report about human android, and silicone robots to fulfill 'human needs' for 'contact'.

I think Nic Walker is slightly a clairvoyance, at least, in our genre.
And there's nothing's wrong with dreaming.
This book is unputdownable, and has easily become one of my favorite of NR Walker.

Overall, I adored this book, I adored Shaun and Lloyd;s relationship. I can't wait to read it again. This book worth re-reading for. And I can't wait for another 'surprises' from N.R. Walker in the near future! Great work Nic!


Highly recommended!

*ARC provided by the author for a fine, honest and unbiased review.*

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

ARC REVIEW : Rhoades—Undeniable by Felice Stevens


Loneliness. The pain doesn’t simply go away with time. It’s been years, and they tell me I need to move on. But I can’t.
Blame and regret are my constant companions. Until I see him in the spotlight and everything changes. Night after night, I watch him dance. Thinking about him.
What he’d feel like.
What he’d taste like.
And now that I know, I want him even more.
And maybe…just maybe, he might want me too.
But not yet.
Not before he knows he’s more than a pretty face. Not before he knows what he means to me. I need him by my side.
The two of us.

Why can’t I forget him? His hands touching me. His mouth on mine. Kissing me. Rendering me mindless.
Every night I lay awake burning for him. Dreaming. Thinking. Needing him.
No—I don’t. I don’t need anyone.
I lie.
I want him.
I want more. I am more. He’s seen that, and now here I stand with my dream on the horizon. All I need to do is take that first step. Trust him.
Trust myself.

Rhoades begins where Austin, the prequel story left off.

  Rhoades—UndeniableRhoades—Undeniable by Felice Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book of Man Up series. Man Up is a dance club owned by James, who's I believe will have his own story in the future.
You need to read the prequel to this series though, to get to know Austin, Rhoades (in a glace), James, Frankie, and the dancer boys from the club. Read Austin, I'm pretty sure you'll love Austin.

In Austin, we knew that how mysterious Rhoades were when it comes to Austin. Yeah he had a secret, and Austin been hurt before, you know, the classics. But Felice Stevens has her way with words and always makes me wants more and more.
Rhoades is a captivating, sexy, seductive romance. I was blown away by how Rhoades in my head, almost like a spider, patiently waiting for his prey to get caught. But Austin is never an easy catch. He's a fighter, and he chose carefully. This is a very slow burn and I understood why. Austin need to be cautious about Rhoades motives pursuing him.
I loved the way Rhodes taking care of Austin without Austin realized that :)
Drove him to pursue his dreams and facilitate that, and Austin's just too happy to realized that hahaha...
I loved that friendship between Austin and Frankie is unconditional after all, and that Austin finally is the one who made Rhoades relationship with his brother better.

I believe Frankie would be in the second installment of the series. The king of Man Up, need his own HEA after all.
And as for Austin and Rhoades, I'm pretty sure we'll see them in the near future again! And again!

And as for the cover, Felice and Reese Dante nailed it! Rhoades is 'perfection!'


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Thursday, 12 April 2018

ARC REVIEW : Second Chance by Jay Northcote


Everyone deserves a second chance.

Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.

Jack’s returned home to get his life in order after an addiction to alcohol caused him to lose everything: his job, his driver’s licence, and nearly his life. He’s living with his parents, which is less than ideal, but rekindling his friendship with Nate—or Nat as Jack once knew him—is an unexpected benefit of being back home. Jack is amazed by Nate’s transformation, and can’t deny his attraction. Trying for more than friendship might ruin what they already have, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.

Doubting his feelings are reciprocated, Nate fears he’s risking heartbreak. Jack’s reluctance to tell his parents about their relationship only reinforces Nate’s misgivings. With both their hearts on the line and their happiness at stake, Jack needs to make things right, and Nate has to be prepared to give him a second chance.

Length: 67,000 words approx

  Second ChanceSecond Chance by Jay Northcote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyone deserves a second chance.

It's amazing how some stories documenting a journey of some people in real life. Who said we need to separate art from life? At some aspects, yes of course. But many stories, fictions, romance, name it, are usually based on true story.
I believe that 'tell your story' has a very strong influences in this world, and how stories you tell change the world, or change people's perspective or how people sees life in general.

This book, for example, wanted it or not, I felt like I'm reading part of Jay's life journal. And Jay wrote it wonderfully.
I think, everyone need to read this book, to get to know what's the struggle in trans world that still until now a minority even in LGBTQ community.
I won't bore you with the story though, experience it yourself, Jay is great with telling stories, that's why I always need his books in my life.
This story in particular, is an eye opener, and I'm glad I read it before anyone else.
Jay outdid himself in telling us about the trans world. I'm glad I found you, Jay!

Read. This. Book.

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Monday, 2 April 2018

ARC REVIEW : Austin by Felice Stevens


I can make it by myself. The only rules I follow are my own. Love? I learned that lesson the hard and painful way it wasn’t right for me. Sure, sometimes it gets lonely and I wish I had a man to hold. Who’d love me. Want me. Treat me with respect. Yeah, I dance in a club but that doesn’t mean I’m easy. Or a fool. So you, sitting in the back, watching me? I know what you want. You want me. In your bed. Under you. But I say no. It doesn’t matter how many presents you give me.
I’m not falling for you. I know who you are. But you don’t know me. You don’t know Austin.
This is a 14,000 word CLIFFHANGER story. It is a start to a new series, entitled Man Up. The followup book, Rhoades-Undeniable will be released a week after Austin.

 AustinAustin by Felice Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS BOOK!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Felice Stevens starting a new series is EVERYTHING!

Read the blurb and read the warning before you read the book, and consider it a 'spoiler' from the author. Don't be ignorant and ranting for something you ignored before you read.
Didn't mean to be rude or anything, some people are just make me SMH.

This is a prequel of Rhoades series coming up around two weeks after this novella, so if you hate cliffhanger, wait until Rhoades going live, before you start yelling at people.

Once I opened this book, I knew I'm going to freaking love the series. Because Austin and his patron (no, I won't mention his name) are sexy together. I almost, almost saw something like Marcus and Tyler's relationship in The Breakfast Club is going on. And I'm very excited for it. Marcus and Tyler are sexy and I know that Austin's story would be stellar.
I'm loving every minute reading this VERY SHORT story, almost felt like impending orgasm! Damn!

Felice is getting better and better with her boys, and trust me guys, you will regret it if you miss this series, and when you're finally read this series, you'll start questioning yourself "Where have I been all this time?"
Well, consider it a sweet reminder.

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