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Release Day Review: Finding Alexei – Kendall Ryan

Release Day Review: Finding Alexei – Kendall Ryan

Finding Alexei reads as a modern-day fairytale, with a little bit of Pretty Woman mixed in. It’s a sweet romance, and I enjoyed getting to know Alexei and Ryleigh. Ryleigh works hard, and she works long hours – and now, she has to take care of her former room mate’s baby. Life is not good for her, and one night, leaving her work, Alexei defends her against one of the customers. The romance is rather slow burning, and I love that – especially because Alexei just wants to help. Of course, he is very rich, so it’s no difficulty for him to share his home and a little of his money with Ryleigh and the baby. However, I did find […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Before We Were Strangers ~ Brenda Novak

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Before We Were Strangers ~ Brenda Novak

Before We Were Strangers was chilling, riveting, and kept me guessing throughout. However, I had some difficulty connecting with some of the characters and the ending was a bit too tidy for me. This wasn’t my favorite from Novak but it was still a pretty good read. *sighs* I didn’t really enjoy this one – I found some aspects of it to be too similar to her Evelyn Talbot chronicles. And the romance wasn’t all that sweet or hot. Plus, I found the ending to be, as you said, too tidy, as well.   I can’t fathom going through what Sloane has been through in suspecting her father in the disappearance of her mother. Her father was definitely formidable but […]

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Review: Wicked Knight – Sawyer Bennett

Review: Wicked Knight – Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Knight is the fifth book in the Wicked Horse Vegas series, and this series is still going strong. More than erotic romance, it is about dealing with the aftermath of a tough divorce as well. And also trusting another man to do right, when the one who was supposed to be everything only thought of himself. Story: I really enjoyed Wicked Knight, it was definitely hot, and had a little Cinderella / Pretty Woman feel to it. Mostly because Hannah was ready to do whatever it took to make sure her daughter would be with her, and that she would be safe being there. In the beginning, I didn’t really enjoy Asher all that much, but that changed quickly. […]

Posted 1 January, 2019 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Over the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Over the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I read CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. Yep. We finished the series! Yay!! In our chat, we’ve tried to be as vague as possible so as not to spoil anything. 😉 There seemed to be no limit to what Greyson would do for Caden – for love. What I appreciated about this one act is how Reiss used it to create a role reversal of sorts. I loved that Caden had to step into Greyson’s shoes, protect her, fight for her, help her. And he felt inept at times but he continued because he loved her. How did you feel about Greyson’s act and how it affected […]

Posted 12 December, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Broken Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Broken Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I are reading CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. We’re trying to be as vague as possible in our discussions so as not to spoil anything. 😉 Wow! In Broken Edge the tension continues to rise with the stakes getting higher. My instinct not to trust certain people was validated but with more people introduced, I don’t know who can be trusted. And that ending left me hanging from the broken edge. Oh my gosh! Yes, the stakes keep getting higher. I didn’t even know that was possible. There is nobody I can trust at all – I’m not even sure Greyson and Caden can be trusted at […]

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Online Launch Party & Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Text Me, Cupid ~ M. Jane Colette #textmecupid #newrelease #holidayromance

Online Launch Party & Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Text Me, Cupid ~ M. Jane Colette #textmecupid #newrelease #holidayromance

M. Jane Colette has a steamy (very steamy) rom-com releasing just in time for the holidays! To celebrate, she’s sharing with us a short video, your choice of an NSFW (so dirty) or Cleanish (it is M. Jane Colette, so it’s as clean as she could manage–it was hard) excerpt, and a chance to win a PRINT copy of Text Me, Cupid. Check it out: Text Me, Cupid a (slightly) dirty love story for 21st century adults who don’t believe in true love… but want it anyway by M. Jane Colette Genres: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, steamy (occasionally filthy) WANT A TASTE? Here’s M. Jane Colette reading a semi-steamy (but still safe for YouTube and Facebook) excerpt from Text Me, […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On the Edge ~ CD Reiss

Lexxie and I are reading CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. We’re trying to be as vague as possible in our discussions so as not to spoil anything. 😉 On the Edge too me out onto the ledge and left me there. I honestly don’t know how Reiss took it up a notch but she totally did. It was an edge-of-my-seat read, keeping me guessing and turning in circles trying to figure it all out. And I’m still working on it, wifey. I agree, there was so much going on, and it was impossible to try to figure anything out. I just felt so bad for both Caden and Greyson. […]

Posted 28 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Rough Edge – CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Rough Edge – CD Reiss

Lexxie and I are reading CD Reiss’ The Edge series for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. We’re trying to be as vague as possible in our discussions so as not to spoil anything. 😉 Oh wow – I think this series is going to kill me, wifey! After I finished the prequel (which was actually released after Rough Edge!) I was already intrigued and wanted more. But now – now, I know I’m going to binge the rest of this like a mad-woman. What did you think of Caden and Greyson in their civilian lives? I found this part of their romance to be both very dark and very sweet. It just may kill me […]

Posted 21 November, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Cutting Edge ~ CD Reiss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Cutting Edge ~ CD Reiss

The Cutting Edge served to prove how adept at writing compelling stories Reiss is. She not only put me in a combat hospital in Balad by drawing images to vivid they were visceral, she also drew characters I’m completely invested in. This is my first series by Reiss, and I just don’t understand why I waited so long! I agree – those images were visceral, and the characters hooked me very quickly! I admit to going into The Cutting Edge blind, wifey. Reiss is an auto-buy so I didn’t even remember/know what the story was about when I started it. However, she gripped me immediately and didn’t let go. She delivered a compelling, at times gut-wrenching, at times humorous, at […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Good Time – Jana Aston

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Good Time – Jana Aston

Good Time was hilarious, don’t you think, Wifey? I was reading on the train back from Zurich this weekend, and I not only laughed out loud, I also snorted. Loudly. So that not only my daughter turned her head to look at me – other people on the train did as well. Payton was so funny – and she didn’t even mean to be, what did you think of her? Omigosh was Good Time hilarious!! I also giggle-snorted and I had to read parts aloud to Hubs because my reactions made him curious. Payton was funny without ever meaning to be. Being in her head, listening to her justify her actions to herself…I don’t know how anyone could NOT love […]

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