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Audio Review ~ The Protector ~ Elin Peer

Audio Review ~ The Protector ~ Elin Peer

The synopsis for The Protector essentially reeled me in. I mean, a world ruled by women? You can understand my curiosity, right? And EPeer didn’t disappoint me. Highlights: Premise/Plot EPeer did an excellent job of creating this futuristic world where women rule, crime is virtually non-existent, men are docile, and peace abounds. She illustrated how the world came to be as it is with an inventive history and present. With the exception of the Northlands, the world lives by a “we” mentality rather than “us versus them.” When Christina goes to the Northlands, both she and Bolder learn a lot about each other’s cultures, their misconceptions and that not everything about the other’s world is bad. Characters Christina and Bolder […]

Posted 11 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 20 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Darkhouse ~ Karina Halle

Audio Review ~ Darkhouse ~ Karina Halle

Darkhouse has been hanging around gathering dust for awhile. When my younger daughter gave it a listen, loved it, and promptly blew through the first 3 books in the Experiment in Terror series, I decided it was time I give it a listen! Highlights: Characters Perry seems like your typical 20-something, working at a job she doesn’t enjoy while trying to figure out where her life goes from here. She’s had an interesting life thus far – KHalle doles out facts throughout such as drug-use, mental health issues, weight issues – all of which have impacted who Perry is right now. Oh, and the most interesting trait of Perry’s? She can see and talk to ghosts. Dex…well, he’s an enigma. […]

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Audio Review ~ No Earls Allowed ~ Shana Galen

Audio Review ~ No Earls Allowed ~ Shana Galen

No Earls Allowed was a wonderful addition to The Survivors series. The story revolves around Neil Wraxall – the Major – and Lady Juliana. I loved the ways in which SGalen illustrated the vulnerabilities of Neil and Juliana, how they guilt they each carried affected them. And, of course, the way in which they fell for one another was a pleasure. Highlights: Main Characters Having met Neil in Third Son’s a Charm, I was curious about his story. He’s the recognized bastard of an Earl which left him with many insecurities. His role in his specialized corps of soldiers left him with much guilt. Getting a better understanding of him made my heart ache for him and I rooted for […]

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Audio Review ~ Third Son’s a Charm ~ Shana Galen

Audio Review ~ Third Son’s a Charm ~ Shana Galen

Third Son’s a Charm served as my introduction to Shana Galen and what an intro it was! The main plot was well crafted and the characters, both main and secondary, were painstakingly fleshed out.  The underlying story of “The Survivors” was also deftly woven in adding complexity to Ewan and his comrades. All the characters were delightfully brought to life by the talented narrator, Victoria Aston. She was also new-to-me and I will seek out more from her. Highlights: Main Plot Lady Lorraine’s father fears someone unworthy stealing her heart to get to her dowry. He hires Ewan Mostyn to ensure no one, least of all Mostyn’s cousin who is pursuing Lorrie, manages to put her in a compromising position. Fortunately […]

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Audio Review ~ My Lady Captor ~ Hannah Howell

Audio Review ~ My Lady Captor ~ Hannah Howell

  My Lady Captor was my first time reading Hannah Howell and she made a fan out of me. The story was compelling and the characters were charming. Ruth Urquhart – also new-to-me – masterfully delivered the tale, keeping me engaged and skillfully keeping a large cast of characters distinct. Highlights: Main Characters Sorcha Hay is exactly the type of heroine I adore in historical romance. She’s intelligent, feisty, tenacious…she does what is needed in order to take care of her clan. She’ll even do things she’s ethically against doing. I admired how she dealt with Ruari, doing what needed doing as well as going for what she wanted. Ruari Kerr is what you’d want in a laird. He’s fair, […]

Posted 19 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Filthy ~ Winter Renshaw

Audio Review ~ Filthy ~ Winter Renshaw

  Although I’ve been listening to audiobooks for a few years now, I still consider myself a noob. This was made more definite when I debated on whether or not to listen to Filthy, and thereby finish the Rixton Falls series to date, due to the fact I just wasn’t loving the story. In the end, I decided to go ahead and HOLY WOW! What a difference narrators make! Filthy is narrated by Lydia Dornet and Roger Wayne, a team that was awesome! Highlight of Filthy: Setting This installment took place in Florida rather than Rixton Falls which meant I got to avoid some of the issues I was having with the Rosewood family. And I was introduced to Aunt […]

Posted 12 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Bachelor ~ Winter Renshaw

Audio Review ~ Bachelor ~ Winter Renshaw

I enjoyed my return visit to Rixton Falls but Bachelor was a bittersweet read. While I like the Rosewood family and was eager for Derek’s story, Bachelor left me wanting. There was just a little something missing in Derek and Serena’s relationship that kept their story from being stellar. After his wife left him for her plastic surgeon, Derek became a confirmed bachelor. His life revolved around his law practice, his daughter, and casual hookups when he could manage. Serena, recently split from her fiance after finding him in bed with two of her best friends, has been relegated to her family estate after some erratic behavior. She and Derek meet because he’s been designated her estate conservator. After spending […]

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Audio Review ~ Marry in Haste ~ Anne Gracie

Audio Review ~ Marry in Haste ~ Anne Gracie

Marry in Haste was a little slow to start for me but as it was all necessary for world building and the pace eventually picked up, it was all worth the wait. What I most loved about Marry in Haste was the characters. Cal – the new Lord Ashendon – made himself out to be a man caring only of his service to his country. While that is noble, he was tender-hearted as well, showing his half-sisters and niece kindness and love even if those things were foreign to him. Em – who’d served as his half-sisters’ teacher – had endured so much at the hands of one who should’ve shown her unconditional love. I admired her strength and resilience. […]

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Audio Review ~ From Mom to Me Again ~ Melissa Shultz

Audio Review ~ From Mom to Me Again ~ Melissa Shultz

While not everything applied to me, From Mom to Me Again offered some good advice for the transition from mom to empty-nest parent. Shultz provided tips on starting the transition during my kids’ senior year – so I’m happy I decided to listen to this when I did. She also offered advice on self-care as well as on transitioning your marriage from focusing on parenting back to focusing on being a couple. Take Away Items It’s okay to take time for ME – which is difficult when your focus has been your kids for so long Try doing new things, learning new skills. This not only aids in changing your focus, it also might uncover a new passion. It’s normal […]

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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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