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Expiration Dates

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Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle is a different kind of rom com. Here, a girl has always been given “expiration” notices before meeting a man which correctly predict how long each relationship will last. This happens until she finally meets the one. But what if he’s not the one? This whimsical novel was original and interesting and the perfect twist if you are looking for a new kind of rom com. It was a fun read. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

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I really like Rebecca Serle and was excited to see a new book of hers. I was hoping to see romance, but the overall message was still sweet and magical. his book is Daphne's journey in life to find her love, her soulmate. This was a well written story, but I do think there were a lot if minute details that became a bit repetitious. The ending of this book was quite a twist and I was surprised by the direction the author took this one, but overall, it was a good story that I enjoyed.

Thank you Netgalley for the eARC!

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I truly love anything that Rebecca Serle writes, and this was no exception. It held just a hint of whimsical with the notes that just "show up" for the main character, but it held real-world problems and solutions within a relationship dynamic. Essentially, the characters were extremely relatable and fun to read about. I have recommended this book multiple times already, and will continue to do so!

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I adore the way Serle writes, however i still couldn't stay interested in this. I struggled so much with boredom. I much appreciate the eArc!!! I'm sorry this didn't work for me.

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Thank you to NetGalley for the advance copy of this book. I enjoyed Expiration Dates. I find Serle’s form a light touch magical realism very enjoyable and doesn’t require the reader to suspend too much belief. Expiration Dates was a charming story that told the story of Daphne through the many men she had dated over several decades. Although the direction and ending of the story were somewhat predictable, it was still enjoyable and had a few twists to keep things interesting. I think One Italian Summer is still my favorite Serle book, but this is definitely worth a read if you like her style and want something light and fun with just a little bit of depth.

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This book was not as exciting as I had hoped! I loved our main character's story but I was definitely hoping this would be more swoon-worthy!

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Loved this story of limited times to spend with partners and the acceptance of it And assuming that the future is set and unchangeble. Learning to live beyond the limits.

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I enjoyed Rebecca Serie's previous books and this book is no exception. Her ability to create interesting and complex stories with a touch of magic are unmatched. I really enjoyed the protagonist and the fast-paced book. It was a quick read!

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This was by far my favourite by Rebecca Serle. It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I found out more about Daphne and her history and what makes her unique, I was absolutely hooked. Serle does a great job describing the nuances of relationships, and Expiration Dates was no exception, I loved the ending, and the magical realism was MUCH lighter in this novel than her others.

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I loved Rebecca Serle’s “In Five Years” and I was excited to read this Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley and Atria books. She writes love stories that aren’t typical and I really enjoy that.

This is about Daphne who starting in middle school would receive a note with a person’s name and how long that love relationship would last. When she gets one that doesn’t have a date she thinks she has finally found the “one”. This story goes into past relationships as well as her current relationship. I really enjoyed this one as well as the ending (I was rooting for this ending). I can’t wait to read Rebecca Serle’s next book!

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Rebecca Serle is a brilliant romance writer, once again evidenced by her new novel Expiration Dates. A new spin on what is means to be soul mates that is absolutely enthralling. I would recommend this novel to all of my friends, even those who are not romance fans.

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Thank you #Netgalley

Throughout Daphne's life, she received a card with a date range everytime she meets a man, their "expiration date" so to say. Therefore, Daphne never allowed herself to get attached as she knew when it would end. However, when she receives a blank card, she knows this is it, it is forever, she allows herself to eventually attach and having to share her personal secrets. There are more serious layers to her story that complicate things, though I can say at the end I was surprised and not necessarily sure I agree with her choice...

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Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my review copy!

I've now read and enjoyed most of Rebecca Serle's books, and this one is a favorite! To be transparent, the magical realism elements can be hit or miss for me, yet this was definitely a hit for me! It was a read that was fun, tragic, and will stick with me. Although I expected only lightheartedness, I was surprised to be so emotionally invested in the story of Daphne and her partners.

Highly recommend!

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Daphne's relationships all have one thing in common- they're bound by a mysterious piece of paper that tells her exactly how long each one will last. They've never been wrong- until she gets one with no date on it, just a name- Jake.

I fell head over heels for this book. I'm not usually one for magical realism (magical anything, really) but I've been dabbling more and more and I'm not sure how you couldn't love this. While my only miniscule complaint is that we don't really get any explanation as to why Daphne receives these pieces of paper, I still loved the concept. Daphne as a character was a quite complex- she felt so self-confident because she had a leg up in her personal life, but it also made her detached in the compassion department. The more she opened up, the more I liked her.

I can't believe this was my first time experiencing Serle's writing. This entire book was addicting and unputdownable, five big stars!

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This was my first Rebecca Serle book, and it was delightful! It won't be my last one.
I loved the premise behind this one, and how it unfolded. I also loved that the characters ended up following their own heart, learning to trust themselves and their feelings.

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Rebecca Serle is a "go to" author for me as she always writes a romance story with a bit of a twist. Expiration Dates was the third book I have read by the author but possibly my least favorite. I had a really, really hard time getting into the characters and found the plot twist to be more annoying at the reveal than anything. This book was a very quick read but I would have liked to have felt more of a connection with the characters.

Will I pick up her next book? Absolutely.

A big thank you to NetGalley and Atria books for allowing me to read an early copy!

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I really enjoyed the storyline of this one! Kept me engaged and interested. I do wish the ending was a bit different but at least she ended up happy.

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I am very behind on this review. I can only say that I read this book during a very difficult time in my life, this past December while my sister was on hospice. I’ll never forget it, there was a power outage because of a storm and we were all stuck at my mom’s house. It’s winter in Maine so it got dark quickly and luckily my kindle was fully charged. The story, the characters, everything about this book was the most perfect form on escapism that I needed. Thanks Rebecca Serle for writing it! This books is one to remember.

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I have enjoyed other Rebecca Serle books and was SO intrigued by the concept of this book!

The overall concept of this book is wonderful. It makes for a very interesting exploration of love and relationships. I, overall, enjoyed this, but wasn’t entirely sold on the relationships within the book. I really enjoyed the main character’s perspective and the messages in this though!

This is definitely a book with heart and thought-provoking!

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Rebecca Serle is really talented at writing short but inpactfull stories in such a relatable but unexpected way. Expiration Dates is no exception, beautifully written and thought provoking. A great reading experience

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