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Review: Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Review: Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon was fantastic – one of the best second chance romances I have read, and it was so filled with chemistry and tenderness I felt full while reading. What happens when you’re the hidden (not secret) child of Hollywood’s most coveted actor and you go on vacation to London and meet a cute boy? Well, lots of things happen, actually, and Tate broke the one rule her mom and grandma had instilled in her since they moved away from her father. And that had devastating consequences for all of them – but mostly for Tate. Twice in a Blue Moon is a beautifully written, character-driven story, and I enjoyed how Christina Lauren first let us got […]

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ARC Review ~ Under the Northern Lights ~ S.C. Stephens #COYER

ARC Review ~ Under the Northern Lights ~ S.C. Stephens #COYER

I admit to requesting Under the Northern Lights based on having read other books from Stephens. Had I known exactly what I was getting, I might not have chosen to read it. That being said, I have to say I’m happy to have met this “other side” of Stephens. The story centers around Mallory and Michael. Mallory’s plane crashes (she was flying solo) in remote Alaska. Fearing her chances of survival are slim in the harsh conditions, she’s surprised when she’s essentially rescued by a mountain man. Michael. He can offer her food and shelter but transportation home has to wait as winter begins to really sink her claws into the area. As Mallory and Michael spend days, weeks, then […]

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Review: F*ck Marriage – Tarryn Fisher

Review: F*ck Marriage – Tarryn Fisher

F*ck Marriage is a raw, honest tale about Billie and her banked marriage. But it’s also about revenge, love, hope, and friends. Story: F*ck Marriage isn’t only about Billie, though, it is also about Woods and Satcher, who used to be best friends. That is, until Woods cheated on Billie and told her he wanted a divorce. Most of the relationships in F*ck Marriage are rather complicated, once one layer is pealed off, there’s another one ready to be dissected, and that made it a little hard to get to know the characters at times. While I enjoyed Billie, it was also a bit difficult to relate to her. She didn’t know what she wanted. And she didn’t really know […]

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Review ~ Tumble ~ Adriana Locke

Review ~ Tumble ~ Adriana Locke

If y’all hadn’t figured it out yet, I’m a sucker for second chance romances. ALocke served up a nice one in Tumble. Neely and Dane had been high school sweethearts but when it came time to leave their small town for college, Dane broke up with Neely. And then he proceeded to really break her heart. So Neely moved on, got her degree and her dream job in NYC. Just when she thought she was going to get her chance to really make a difference, she was betrayed and she, therefore, quit. And when life serves you a blow like that, there’s only one thing that can make you feel better…Mama. Being from a small town like Dogwood Lane, it […]

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ARC Review: Code Name Genesis – Sawyer Bennett

ARC Review: Code Name Genesis – Sawyer Bennett

Bennett did it again! I loved Code Name Genesis – it has everything I love in a romantic suspense story! Code Name Genesis really did it for me – it ticket all the boxes and left me breathless. Both because of the extremely hot chemistry between the characters and because of the suspense! Alpha man, check! Second chance at love, check! A crazy stalker ready to whisk away the heroine, check! A fantastic secondary cast, check! Joslyn and Kynan knew each other when they were much longer, and they had a beautiful love story. Until it all fell apart, and Joslyn left without a backward glance. When she needs help with a stalker, Kynan wants nothing to do with her […]

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Review ~ Forever Right Now ~ Emma Scott #RAREParis

Review ~ Forever Right Now ~ Emma Scott #RAREParis

Forever Right Now was an emotionally gripping story that took on several challenging topics. And EScott handled it all with aplomb. This was my first read from EScott and it certainly won’t be that last as I was impressed with her story writing! Darlene has come to San Francisco for a fresh start. Having hit rock bottom – and serving time for it – she is desperate for that proverbial clean slate. She wants to prove to herself, and her family and friends, that she’s got it together now. She needs to focus on herself but she can’t seem to help being drawn to her new neighbor and his little girl. And honestly, showing kindness is something that fills her […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Wow! What a way to wrap up Natasha and Josh’s story! Stanton Completely made me so happy because I got the emotional growth from them both and the suspense element had me biting my nails. I have to admit to wanting more from these characters. I agree, Brandee. We finally got some growth. And it almost came too late! Yes, it was quite an ending. I loved them!   You remember how I mentioned Natasha’s being a psychologist benefited her in this relationship? I appreciated how she was able to put some pieces together to get a more complete puzzle where Josh was concerned. She even accepted her part in causing the issue. Woohoo for some emotional growth! How did […]

Posted 27 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Unforgettable You ~ Brenda Novak

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Unforgettable You ~ Brenda Novak

It’s been awhile since I visited Silver Springs so I was excited for Unforgettable You. Novak has built a cast I truly enjoy. Although I didn’t get to spend as much time with characters I already knew, I was glad to meet Jada and Maddox. Yeah, the other characters we knew and loved in Silver Springs didn’t make that many appearances. And while I, too, enjoyed meeting Jada and Maddox, I think I would have liked it even more if we had more appearances by former main characters. Jada was a character I was immediately drawn to. I know she was in a position to move home but I admired her for doing so. It said a lot about her that […]

Posted 26 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Unconditional ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Unconditional ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

I’m not gonna sugar-coat it…Stanton Unconditional tried my patience a good bit. The drama! I just wanted Natasha and Joshua to grow up a bit! Yeah, I did so many eye-rolls while reading Stanton Unconditional it’s almost weird my eyes could continue down the pages. They were both acting like brats, and I didn’t like either of them. And again, Natasha lashed out instead of hearing Josh out. It got on my last nerve. I agree!!!   I think at this point I should comment on the fabulous secondary cast Swan created. Adrian, Max, Ben, Bridget and Abbie, and Cameron ALL add so much depth to the story. Cameron had to work a little to win his place back in […]

Posted 20 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Adore ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Adore ~ T.L. Swan  #RAREParis

As you may or may not know, Denise and I are traveling to Europe in late March to visit Lexxie and to attend RAREParis. In an attempt to prepare, at least for RARE, the three of us decided to buddy read books from RARE authors. This is the second of our chat reviews for this amazing list of authors! Stanton Adore completely hooked me. There was just something about the story, the pace, and the characters that was very compelling. I got hooked quickly, too, Brandee. The beginning of the story just grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. Young love, young choices and all that go with that had me hooked.   Swan did an excellent job in creating […]

Posted 13 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
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