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By: Melanie Harlow

6. Lucas’s favorite spot in Paris is the Musée Rodin, and he says to Mia of the sculptor, “I like the way he didn’t make everything beautiful, you know?” How does this illustrate differences between Mia and Lucas? How are their differences good for Mia?

7. Lucas is into light bondage and discipline, which Mia discovers she enjoys. Why do you think it thrills her so much? If she’d been asked about it before meeting Lucas, what do you think her reaction would have been?

8. When she’s reading the love letters of Abelard and Héloise out loud to Lucas in the orchard, Mia admits to herself that she’s in love with Lucas. Do you think she meant it? Is it possible to fall in love that quickly, or was it just an infatuation that later grew into something more?

9. Tucker flew to Paris to get Mia back. If she hadn’t met Lucas, do you think she’d have gone back to Tucker? Why or why not?

10. Lucas quotes this line of Heloise to Abelard: “God knows I never sought anything in you except yourself; I wanted simply you, nothing of yours.” Why do you think he chose that line?

1. In what ways has Mia changed since she’s been dating Lucas? In what ways is she still the same person?

2. Many readers were upset that Lucas behaved the way he did at the beginning of Yanked. Do you think what he did and said to Mia was totally out of character? In what ways did it make sense? In what ways did it stray from the Lucas we saw in Frenched?

3. If you were Mia, would you have forgiven him? Why or why not?

4. Do you think, if Lucas hadn’t changed his mind about marriage and family, Mia would have ended things? Why or why not?

5. Lucas has always been the one to focus on the present, but it’s memories of Mia and their first days together that push him to admit he wants more. What do you think they’ve learned from each other? How will that help them in their marriage?

1. Coco and Mia a very different. Why do you think they’re such good friends? What makes them successful business partners?

2. Coco’s flaws include impulsivity and a lack of self-control. How have those things hurt her in the past? Do they help her as well?

3. In The End of The Affair, author Graham Greene asks, “Why doesn’t hatred kill desire?” Do you agree that it doesn’t? How does that apply to Coco and Nick?

4. Coco blames Nick for their break-up, but in what ways are they both at fault? Do you think she was too stubborn back then?

5. What role does the past play in the story—both their romantic history and their family history?

6. The timeline of Forked is very tight—most of the action takes place over just a two-day road trip. What is the effect of that timeline on the story? If they hadn’t gone on that road trip, what might have happened differently?

7. What is the role of place in the story—from Corktown to Indian Village to the Lupo family farm? What do all of those places have in common? Why do you think the author chose those settings?

8. What do you think Coco loves most about Nick? What makes her willing to try again? Would you have given him another chance?

9. Coco has a tattoo of a quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that reads, “One can only see clearly with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Why do you think she chose that quote from that particular book?

10. The epigraph of Forked reads, “A heart which has loved as mine cannot soon be indifferent.” Do you think it’s possible to be indifferent toward someone you’ve loved in the past?

1. Erin, Coco, and Mia are a tight-knit threesome. What does each of them bring to the friendship? How do they complement and challenge each other?

2. Why do you think Erin’s romantic past has been less than successful? How has her family history influenced her?

3. Erin and Charlie knew each other in the past, but they weren’t exactly friends. If they had been friends back then, would Erin have acted the way she did sexually with him? In what way is it easier for her to dislike him?

4. Coco and Mia are at different stages of their lives than Erin. How does that affect her? Do you think it influenced her behavior at all?

5. Did you begin to suspect that Charlie was hiding something? At what point? What clues were given?

6. Was it believable that Erin never suspected anything? Why or why not?

7. When she confronts Charlie with the truth, did you feel any sympathy for him? Were her actions and accusations justified? Was his reaction fair? Should that kind of secret be a deal-breaker in a relationship?

8. If you were Erin, would you have given Charlie another chance? Why is he good for her? What does she learn from him?

9. All books in the series are romances, but Floored has the longest time frame in the series—how does timeframe influence each of the three books? What role does time play in love?

10. Were you satisfied with the final epilogue? Where do you see these couples in five or ten years? What will the biggest challenges be for Mia and Lucas? For Coco and Nick? For Erin and Charlie?

1. Which main character did you most identify with and why?

2. Which male love interest was most appealing and why?

3. Which scenes are most vivid in your mind after reading the series?

4. Do you think the author believes true love takes time?

5. Do you think the author believes more in fate or free will?

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