Category: Reviews

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Cocky Bastard ~ Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Cocky Bastard ~ Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Lexxie and I buddy read Cocky Bastard – although she read while I listened. We both enjoyed this second chance at romance story that was fun as well as deep. What did you think about their first meeting? And the subsequent road trip? The first meeting had me laugh out loud for real! And man, Chance really was a cocky bastard *laughs*. The road trip was awesome – I felt like I was travelling with them. I loved that they listened to music, stopped for food, and just chatted about so many different subjects. Even if Chance was very careful about not sharing one aspect of his own life. The Obama bobble-head! *grins* Yes, that was funny. I enjoyed their […]

Posted 25 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 29 Comments
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New Release Review ~ Someone I Used to Know ~ Patty Blount #2018NewRelease

New Release Review ~ Someone I Used to Know ~ Patty Blount #2018NewRelease

  Every once in awhile a young adult book comes along that is so profound I want to shout from the rooftop about its greatness. Someone I Used to Know is such a book. Revolving around rape culture in America, it depicts the impact of rape on the victim, the victim’s family, and the community. Blount did this in a way that was relevant, meaningful, and packed an emotional punch. Ashley, a high school freshman at the time, was raped. By a senior football player. In an effort to score points in a “game” the players historically participated in during homecoming week. Following the rape, the football program was cancelled. Now, two years later, it’s been re-instituted with a new […]

Posted 24 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Blogger Wife/Reader Wife Chat Review ~ The Air He Breathes ~ Brittainy C. Cherry

Blogger Wife/Reader Wife Chat Review ~ The Air He Breathes ~ Brittainy C. Cherry

Lexxie and I roped our reader wife, Denise, into reading and chatting about The Air He Breathes with us. (her comments are in orange.) This will not be the last time y’all see reviews of Brittainy Cherry’s work here. We *all* loved this one! This story was chock full of twists and turns that we never saw coming. It was a gripping story as well as poignant and suspenseful. I’m thrilled we chose The Air He Breathes for us to buddy read! I thought the way Liz was introduced was interesting – how her history with her mom was conveyed. How did you feel that history was relevant to Liz? I felt that the other relationships her mother had defiantly played […]

Posted 19 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: The Ocean Between Us – Michelle Heard

Review: The Ocean Between Us – Michelle Heard

The Ocean Between Us dealt with quite a few very dark themes, and some of the things that happened made me cry with both sadness and anger. However, there was so much sweet to counteract the bad! Story: The Ocean Between us started with showing me that Emma had the childhood from hell! With a mother who abused her, both verbally and physically, she felt trapped. In a life she didn’t want. In a house where she wasn’t welcome. And in her mind, where she had started to believe everything her mom told her she was or wasn’t. Until one day she packed her bags and left South Africa for the US. Aiden was one of those characters that seemed […]

Posted 18 September, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review: Rebel Hard – Nalini Singh

Review: Rebel Hard – Nalini Singh

Rebel Hard was such a swoon-worthy story. Trying to stay within their families’ and culture’s tradition, Nayna and Raj had their work cut of for them! But what a beautiful path they were on! Story: Singh always makes me swoon – and she did so with Rebel Hard as well. I loved this peek into Indian customs in New Zealand. How many young people choose to follow traditions, but not completely to the letter. And while parents might seem to hold all the power, that was not always the case here. The two main characters were so relatable – even if I don’t really have much in common with them apart from being human. And that’s legacy to the writing. […]

Posted 17 September, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Beneath This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Beneath This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Here we go again, with the second book in the This Man series by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Beneath This Man. I don’t think either of us were incredibly impressed with this installment, wifey, what did you think of the overall story? I felt like this was a filler story of sorts. Not much happened until the last third or so. However, the writing still made it compelling. I *had* to keep reading to see what happened next. Why do you think that is? Malpas also infused more humor into this installment and it was welcome. And that last third? Wowza! What did you think of the events and revelations in that final part? I agree! It totally felt like a […]

Posted 12 September, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review ~ Found in You ~ Laurelin Paige

Review ~ Found in You ~ Laurelin Paige

  I seriously read Found in You with my gut churning, just waiting for that “thing” I knew was going to happen to happen. And when it did… Here’s thing though: I get a little annoyed with characters who cause themselves trouble because they don’t communicate. I understand the why behind it in this case but I still found it annoying. What I found amazing was Ms. Paige’s ability to develop these characters that seemed innocuous on the surface and yet I *KNEW* I couldn’t trust them. Found in You is really all about trust. Hudson and Laynie are still working at building that between them and boy do they have a lot of forces against them…the biggest of those […]

Posted 11 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review/Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #157 ~ Rock F*ck Club #3 ~ Michelle Mankin

Blogger Wife Chat Review/Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #157 ~ Rock F*ck Club #3 ~ Michelle Mankin

Holy Hotness! I do believe Rock F*ck Club #3 is Mankin’s hottest book to date! It had to up the ante to follow up Raven and Lucky’s story and Mankin delivered! Mankin always takes on weighty topics and Rock F*ck Club is no exception. How do you think she did with exploring a woman’s right to explore her sexuality, self-worth, and true friendship? I think she did really well! And that’s mostly because she showed us that it’s still a struggle. I think in many cases, women have to struggle no matter if they are dealing with a man or a woman. I also enjoyed how part of this story was a true eye-opener to Marsha. Who had kind of […]

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Review ~ Breach ~ K.I. Lynn

Review ~ Breach ~ K.I. Lynn

  Oh my! So I read Breach because it’s been hanging around on my kindle for, um, a few years, and because K.I. Lynn was attending Bookish Denver (summer of 2017) so I decided it was high time I get this one read! And, as happens often, I’m kicking myself for not having read it sooner! Y’all, I’m almost vibrating in anticipation of the next books in the series (luckily I bought the boxset at some point) because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! Highlights: Office Romance And Nathan isn’t Delilah’s boss! Nathan and Delilah are both contract attorneys and office mates. Office romance is a favorite trope of mine anyway but this one is done so well – […]

Posted 5 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Review ~ The Choices I’ve Made ~ J.L. Berg

Review ~ The Choices I’ve Made ~ J.L. Berg

I’m a sucker for second-chance romances so The Choices I’ve Made was right up my alley. Add in the small-town setting and this had the makings of a great read. And while I enjoyed Jake and Molly’s story, there was some telling rather than showing in the character development that kept them from being as complex as they could’ve been. Jake and Molly were high school sweethearts who’d believed nothing could ever tear them apart. Then Jake lost his mom and couldn’t deal with the grief and ghosts so he left his island home in search of a new life. Molly was left alone to pick up the pieces and try to move on without her soulmate. Twelve years later, […]

Posted 4 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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