Category: Reviews

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Wifey, Tempt the Boss was just what I needed. Thank you so much for suggesting it for one of our first buddy-reads of 2022! I laughed so hard at the pranks Lauren and Austin played on each other. What did you think of the humor in this one? Thanks for agreeing to buddy read this one, wifey. And seeing as I was feeling guilty for all the laughing I was doing while reading this on an early morning flight, I suppose you can say I seriously appreciated the humor. 😉 Oh my, what these two could think up! Another thing I loved in Tempt the Boss was the relationship between Lauren and her sister, Kaleigh, and the friendship between Austin […]

Posted 28 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Halfway to the Grave ~ Jeaniene Frost

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Halfway to the Grave ~ Jeaniene Frost

Oh wifey! I’m so excited to have started our re-read of the Night Huntress series for the COYER read-along. It’s been so very long since I was in Cat & Bones’s world and I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed them! You know, when I started Halfway to the Grave, I realized I first read this series in 2011, before I even started blogging. And I had forgotten how much I loved both Cat and Bones. It was so nice to come back into the universe of the Night Huntress.   I have to admit that I’d completely forgotten how prejudiced Cat was when we first meet her. I mean, I understand the reasons behind it, but still. I was […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Wifey, thank you SO much for recommending this series. I needed lots of giggles and PGrant and the Girl Band series delivered. I enjoyed this series so, so much, Brandee! I think they kind of saved me in 2021… laughing out loud and following the crazy shenanigans of these characters just made me feel so good.   I have to say that I’m not the biggest fan of hate sex. BUT PGrant made me a fan of Bro & Chase’s version of it! 😉 LOL, Bro and Chase are definitely it… and I thought it was kind of ‘normal’ for them to have hate sex, yeah?   I adore the fact that Bro, or Sia, as she goes by with […]

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2022 Reading Challenges

2022 Reading Challenges

Welcome to our 2022 Reading Challenges. We are hosting two challenges, and participating in quite a few others. This post is to keep track of how we’re doing. The 2022 New Release Challenge is one that we’re hosting here at (un)Conventional Bookworms. You can find the sign-up details here. 2022 New Release Challenge books read: Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure is a mix and match of other challenges, where we have picked and chosen just the parts we want to do… 2022 Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure books read: COYER 2022 is hosted as usual by the lovely Berls and Michelle over at Because Reading is Better than Real Life, and they have help from Lillian […]

Posted 20 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Review: Running Wild – K.A. Tucker

ARC Review: Running Wild – K.A. Tucker

Running Wild is Marie’s story, she is a character we met in the prior Wild stories, and she was not my favorite character in those… I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy Marie’s story, because, as I sad, I didn’t really like her in the prior books in this series. Partly, that’s because she was kind of an interloper in Calla and Jonah’s story. As Jonah’s best friend – who also had a crush on him. This is something Marie deals with in her own novel. While she is happy for Calla and Jonah, she also wants that kind of relationship for herself. The family relationships in Running Wild are a bit complicated. Marie is the oldest of three sisters, and she […]

Posted 19 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure ~ 2022

Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure ~ 2022

Welcome to the 2022 version of Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure. We’re once again piecing together items from other challenges to create our own. Shout out to GirlXOXO for providing a comprehensive list of 2022 reading challenges for us to choose from! You’re welcome to participate with us or join one or all the challenges as created but know that our challenge isn’t the type of challenge where there are requirements or prizes…we’re using elements of others’ challenges as a fun way to read outside our boxes in a way that keeps things interesting. 😉 All challenges listed link back to the websites of those hosting each particular challenge. Thanks to all those who host these challenges!   […]

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Review ~ Seeking Vengeance ~ Eden Summers

Review ~ Seeking Vengeance ~ Eden Summers

Seeking Vengeance was a steamy, emotional thrill-ride! I was immediately drawn into the story. And to say I’ll be impatiently awaiting the next installment might just be the understatement of 2021 so far. (as it relates to my reading anyway ;)) Layla wants to be enough. As the daughter of a crime lord, she feels tainted by her family’s business. Then there’s the guilt she feels over a family betrayal that shouldn’t be held against her, yet is. And she’s paid the unthinkable price. Her family despises her and she’s seeking vengeance as well as redemption. Matthew is rather an enigma. He holds his cards close to his chest – except for his feelings for Layla. His life experiences have shown him […]

Posted 9 September, 2021 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Blogtour Review : For the Love of April French – Penny Aimes

Blogtour Review : For the Love of April French – Penny Aimes

For the Love of April French is a tender, sweet romance between April and Dennis, where they both have some past demons to overcome. As soon as I read the synopsis for this novel, I knew I had to read For the Love of April French! A romance with a trans woman as the main character appealed to me, and the fact that the author is also a trans woman is what completely sold me. I loved getting to know April, and to understand how she thought through so many things before acting. In many ways, she was so very self possessed, and in others, she was insecure and a little afraid. I think that is par for the course […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #346 – It’s the End of Summer

Weekend Wrap-up #346 – It’s the End of Summer

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 #346 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. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: No books – like, none at all!! The Sunday Post #275 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Oh my gosh, Brandee. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adored Concrete Rose. I love that Thomas used AAVE both for the inner thoughts and for the dialogues, because it made the whole story stand out to me as very authentic and realistic. What did you think of that choice? I can’t imagine anything more perfect than AThomas giving us Concrete Rose. There was more story left after The Hate U Give – it just happened to be the story that came before. And I adored it as well. The fact that AThomas used AAVE for both the inner dialog as well as for the dialogues gave Mav’s story the richness it deserved. Very authentic and genuine. Another […]

Posted 12 August, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment
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