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Marino Family: Permanently Yours by Hopefulness23 17 and older
Working as a Home Health Aide and struggling to make ends meet. All Aries Washington wanted to do was prove the child she had three years ago, was in fact the son of Cameron Marino. She didn't have any delusions about them putting their differences aside and falling madly in love. Why would she?...
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Heaven broke the biggest tradition in her family and chose to become a nurse, to help people instead of becoming a lawyer and carrying on her family legacy. She was a self proclaimed nerd, happier with her head in a good book curled up under a blanket than attending parties. After an encounter with Bikers...
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Blind Dates are definitely out of style. So why does Carmen Ventura keep setting herself up for failure by agreeing to go on them. Her only one requirement, no Latinos. As a dark skin Dominican woman she couldn't stand the rejection anymore. Her co worker Bryan broke her one rule but this blind date...
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