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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 / 6 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 / 3 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 / 23 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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Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is my favorite friends to lovers story ever! They are both golden, and I adore them! Story: Josh and Hazel had nothing much in common at first glance, on second glance, however, they were perfect for each other. After they knew each other in college, they lost sight of each other for ten years. Until Hazel’s best friend had a welcome summer BBQ. And Josh was there – because he was Emily’s sister. Little by little, Josh and Hazel became friends, and their friendship was strong. They are both very loyal, and only wanted the best for the other. Because Josh left his girlfriend after they had known each other again only for […]

Posted 3 September, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 28 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

What did you think about the first meeting between Ava and Jesse? The sexual tension and chemistry was palpable, wasn’t it? Wowza! It was there from the very beginning and never seemed to wane. That Ava was dumbstruck when she walked into Jesse’s office almost had me giggling. But I also felt for her because she’d never experienced anything like it before and she certainly didn’t know what to do with those feelings.  I actually really enjoyed the sexual tension that was totally there from the get-go. It was a bit mysterious, and it was so strong I could feel it very strongly myself! What about how he kind of tricked her when she went back to The Manor? That […]

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Review: Face Off – Brenda Novak

Review: Face Off – Brenda Novak

Face Off was a good story, but I have to admit I’m starting to think Evelyn will never ever find any peace. And it took quite a bit of suspension of disbelief to get that she could go through so much and still be sane. I really enjoy Evelyn and her thoughts on what makes a psychopath a dangerous person. However, in Face Off, I just started to feel a bit tired because Evelyn can never catch a break! She never had a moment of peace, between her one-time boyfriend from her youth, and Amarok’s ex who was trying to get to Amarok any way she could. The overall story in Face Off was very exciting, especially because I as […]

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Review: The Chase – Elle Kennedy

Review: The Chase – Elle Kennedy

The Chase was so good! My emotions were totally involved from the start, and I have to say that Fitz and Summer were the perfect couple. The introvert with the shining star made me all hot and bothered – plus they made me laugh. Story: We got a little glimpse of Summer and Fitz in Kennedy’s last Off Campus novel, and I was so excited for The Chase. My excitement was completely warranted, too, and right now, all I want to do is squee with happiness. I loved this first foray into the new series, because the characters were so refreshing. I loved how Summer tried to better herself. After struggling with dyslexia her whole life, coming to a new […]

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ARC Review: Bishop – Sawyer Bennett

ARC Review: Bishop – Sawyer Bennett

Bishop was amazing! I’m so happy Ms. Bennett is branching out with more hockey-players – and both Bishop and Brooke really did it for me. Story: There’s a little bit of suspense with Brooke’s friend Nanette, and a whole lot of awesome hockey-talk, relationships between the players, and within the organization at large. Of course, the whole hockey setting is partly what I loved about Bishop, however, the characters really did it for me as well! There’s a certain camaraderie among these players, who were let go by their team to start a new team in Arizona. Because Brooke wanted to make sure her father, the coach, wouldn’t be unfair to Bishop, she pretended they were engaged when her father […]

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