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Jun 24, 2021
Summer Reading Starter Kit: Romance Novels
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to love romance books. They're flirty, steamy, and by definition, they end on a high note. Life Kit teamed up with NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast to get book recommendations to add to your summer reading list.
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