Category: Reviews

Review: Heartland – Sarina Bowen

Review: Heartland – Sarina Bowen

Heartland pulled at my heartstrings – the friends to lovers trope, the slow burn, and the amazing chemistry made my heart both gooey and achy! Bowen always manages to write stories that bring out all the feels, and Heartland is no exception to that! Chastity was so innocent in many ways – as she had been free from the religious cult she was born into for only two years. In other ways, though, she was both strong and independent. Plus she was definitely motivated to make a good life for herself. The fact that she was in love with Dylan didn’t just complicate her life though, it also made it better in many ways. Heartland is a story with two […]

Posted 14 January, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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2020 New Release Review Link-ups

2020 New Release Review Link-ups

  2020 New Release Challenge Review Link-Ups Hello everyone, here’s where you can share links to your 2020 New Release Challenge reviews. I will put up a new link-up each quarter, and the newest quarter will be on top of the post to make it easier to find. Each review link-up will be open from the first day of the quarter until the 10th of the month following the end of the quarter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know – and if you want to share the love, use #2020NewRelease on twitter. 2020 New Release Challenge Review Link-ups Q1: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and […]

Posted 11 January, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review ~ A Lie for a Lie ~ Helena Hunting #COYER

Review ~ A Lie for a Lie ~ Helena Hunting #COYER

HHunting has become an author I can count on to deliver compelling characters and stories, and A Lie for a Lie didn’t disappoint. It was a wonderful feel-good, second chance romance. Lainey and RJ had me giggle-snorting over their meeting. Their romance quickly advanced to something much deeper and meaningful though. Sure they had chemistry that was palpable but in each other they found someone who accepted and appreciated them for who they were. If only RJ had been completely honest about himself from the beginning…before it was too late. Fate seemed determined about these two and they managed to find one another again. But when all secrets are revealed, will their second chance blossom or wither? I adored Lainey […]

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Review: Code Name Heist – Sawyer Bennett

Review: Code Name Heist – Sawyer Bennett

Code Name Heist brought me the heist of the century, a hot second chance at love, suspense, and a troubled past. Code Name Heist is Saint’s story, but it’s also Sin’s story. There is also a parallel story arc that made my heart ache, and that brought tears to my eyes. Several characters from prior Jameson Force Security were present as well, which made me feel like I knew what I got myself into when I started reading. Saint used to be a professional thief of high-end art and jewels. After being in jail for two years he decided to go legit, only for his first solo job with Jameson to be going back to his thieving ways. Code Name […]

Posted 6 January, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Weekend Wrap-up #300 – Happy 2020!

Weekend Wrap-up #300 – Happy 2020!

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #300 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Before the new year started, there was an implosion regarding RWA – I won’t write about it here – apart from saying #IStandWithCourtneyMilan. However, that had me buying a LOT of books by marginalized authors (over 60!) and I won’t list them all here – […]

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Review ~ Next Year in Havana ~ Chanel Cleeton

Review ~ Next Year in Havana ~ Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana was…gosh, it was so much. It was a history lesson, a thought-provoking story and two poignant romances all rolled into one. And I adored it – every word. The story is told from two POVs: that of Elisa, living in 1958 Cuba, and her granddaughter, Marisol, living in 2017 Miami. Elisa is the daughter of a sugar baron and lives a grand life with everything money can buy. That is until Fidel Castro overthrows Batista’s government and Elisa’s family is forced into exile. The majority of Elisa’s story, though, is about her falling in love with a revolutionary prior to her exile. Marisol’s story, on the other hand, involves her returning to Cuba at her grandmother’s […]

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Favorites of 2019 ~ Books & Audiobooks

Favorites of 2019 ~ Books & Audiobooks

Brandee’s Favorite Books & Audiobooks Regretting You by Colleen Hoover Grip by Kennedy Ryan Homegoing by Far from the Tree by Robin Benway Full Tilt by Emma Scott The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Polaris Rising by Jessie Mahalik Hounded by Kevin Hearne (audiobook) Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins (audiobook) Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec & Andi Arndt (audiobook)   Linda’s Favorite Books & Audiobooks Regretting You by Colleen Hoover The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi Praying for Rain by BB Easton (audio and kindle) The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh Arranged by R.K. Lilley Full Tilt by Emma Scott The Lemon Sisters […]

Posted 31 December, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Favorites of 2019 ~ New-to-Me Authors

Favorites of 2019 ~ New-to-Me Authors

Brandee’s Favorite New-to-Me Authors Kennedy Ryan – KRyan won me over with Grip. I now have some of her backlist as well as a few new releases to read. 😉 Emma Scott – Wow! I started with Forever Right Now and then moved on to Full Tilt. This woman can wring the emotions out of you! Devney Perry – Tattered was brilliant and I’m looking forward to binging on DPerry in 2020! Robin Benway – I don’t read a lot of YA anymore but RBenway made a fan of me with Far from the Tree. So realistic and well-written. Kerrigan Byrne – Gah! Why hadn’t I read KByrne before? I loved The Highwayman and intend to read more from this […]

Posted 30 December, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Favorites of 2019 ~ Narrators

Favorites of 2019 ~ Narrators

Brandee’s Favorite Narrators Jacob Morgan – I already knew I loved Jacob Morgan but his narration of Sierra Simone’s Priest series solidified his placement on my favorites list. Andi Arndt – I believe she makes my list annually. I’m not sure how many of the audiobooks from 2019 I listened to didn’t have her as a narrator 😉 but I certainly felt Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words was a great listen! Susannah Jones – Kristen Ashley’s The Will served as my introduction to SJones and I’ll definitely listen to more from her. Luke Daniels – LDaniels blew my mind with his narrating abilities in Hounded. So many characters, so many accents…even a dog! I can’t wait to listen to […]

Posted 29 December, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Favorites of 2019 ~ Worlds/Settings

Favorites of 2019 ~ Worlds/Settings

Brandee’s Favorite Worlds/Settings Harem Station and the surrounding galaxies – from KC Cross’ Harem Station series Chicago/NHL Hockey – from Helena Hunting’s Pucked series Motherlands/Northlands – from Elin Peer’s Men of the North series Future Universe ruled by the Royal Consortium – from Jessie Mihalik’s Consortium Rebellion series Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland planet – from Cara Bristol’s Alien Mate series   Linda’s Favorite Worlds/Settings the Chicago depicted in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. Reindeer Falls in Jana Aston’s Reindeer Falls series. Harem Station in KC Cross’ Harem Station series. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8,956 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 28 December, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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