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#OctobeRec Fest Review #6 ~ Knotted ~ Pam Godwin

#OctobeRec Fest Review #6 ~ Knotted ~ Pam Godwin

Thanks for joining me for OctobeRec Fest. I really enjoyed spending the month of October reading a few of the many, many books I’ve procured thanks to you, my blogger/reader friends. I aimed for 9 and only completed 6 but I’m proud of my progress. 😉 And you’ll see this feature again next year! Title: Knotted Author: Pam Godwin Recommended by: Michelle Hennessy (a reader I met at RARE Paris) Knotted was intense and emotional. It made for an introduction to PGodwin’s writing that I won’t soon forget. Despite there being a few things in the story that stretched suspension of disbelief, I felt PGodwin created a story with gritty elements and engaging characters and wove something beautiful. Conor and Jake […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Johnny ~ JA Huss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Johnny ~ JA Huss

In Johnny, everything became clear. Er…sort of. Well, I understand Johnny better anyway. It was quite a crazy ride. And although I didn’t think it was possible, Johnny became my favorite Bossy brother. 😉 LOL, yeah, we sure did get some answers, but things didn’t exactly get all that clear anyway. I do agree that we got to understand Johnny better, and he actually became my favorite Bossy brother, too. Who would have thought? You and I agreeing like that 😉 I don’t know what I thought was going to happen when Johnny set off on this mission but it wasn’t rescuing a girl left in a dungeon to die. So I was immediately on edge. But I did appreciate […]

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Review: Consume Me – Geneva Lee

Review: Consume Me – Geneva Lee

Consume Me blew me away! I enjoyed the first two books in Royal World, but this one was really top notch. In Consume Me, I felt like both Alexander and Clara grew a lot, and there were several good reasons for that. The intrigue was thicker, the betrayals cut deeper, and the ones who could help helped even more than was expected of them. The political part of Consume Me also appeared more realistic to me, especially with a secret society there to make or break the king. Plus, Alexander finally had to face not only his fears, but his past as well, and that’s something he needed to do. The suspense and the mystery in Consume me was very […]

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Review: New Camelot Trilogy – Sierra Simone

Review: New Camelot Trilogy – Sierra Simone

The New Camelot Trilogy is hot, it’s filled with intrigue, taboo, politics and suspense, and it’s not certain that all the players will still be there in the end… Story: The New Camelot Trilogy is my Can You Read a Series in a Month Challenge – and I totally nailed it. As soon as I started reading, I was drawn in – to the mystery, the steam, the friendships, and the war. The main characters were introduced in a great way, and I felt a connection to them even if they were all very different from me. There is a political intrigue going on, but there’s also something that appears to be slightly supernatural happening. Especially because both Greer and […]

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Review ~ Merciless ~ Willow Winters

Review ~ Merciless ~ Willow Winters

Merciless is one of quite a few books I’ve, um, collected, from Willow Winters. 😉 I decided to dive in since she was attending RARE Paris. Although I had some difficulty getting into the story (thanks to a Devney Perry book hangover) I did like my introduction to WWinters and am looking forward to continuing Carter and Aria’s story. Merciless is a dark romance with elements of D/s and BDSM as well as revolving around the mafia. When one mafia family decides to attempt a takeover of another, Aria gets caught in the middle. She’s kidnapped and given to the head of a third crime family…Carter Cross. Carter has his reasons for wanting to “save” and keep Aria. And Aria’s […]

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Review ~ 30 Days ~ K. Larsen

Review ~ 30 Days ~ K. Larsen

  First of all, I didn’t realize 30 Days wasn’t a standalone so when I got near the end and things weren’t wrapping up, I was a little disappointed. But then I’m gonna get more of Elle and Colin and that’s probably a good thing. 😉 I’m hooked. The premise is good and I like the characters. There is some unevenness at times but I liked that Larsen kept me guessing. I hope to get the second, and last, book read sooner than later. The gist of the story is that Elle is hiding, having escaped a very bad situation. She’s holed up in a place where she dreamed of living, seaside, and is trying to figure out what comes next. […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Double Review ~ Lawless & Soulless ~ T.M. Frazier

Blogger Wife Chat Double Review ~ Lawless & Soulless ~ T.M. Frazier

I don’t know why by Lawless & Soulless seemed to resonate with me even more than King & Tyrant. They were gripping, gritty, and fantastic! I think, though, it might be that Frazier’s writing gets tighter with each book. 🙂 I know this is a double review, wifey, but I want to let you know in advance that my questions are not in order. They come from my thoughts upon finishing both books. I agree, with each book I’ve read from Frazier, the writing is tighter, the character development somehow more, and the overall story and plot just even better 🙂 We are so lucky to have gotten our hands on her books, right?   The way that Bear and […]

Posted 24 December, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Review ~ Raze ~ Tillie Cole

Review ~ Raze ~ Tillie Cole

  Raze served as my introduction to Tillie Cole. I have a contemporary romance by her I’m going to have to read so I can compare it to this dark romance, but I’m fairly certain this was her first foray into the dark side. Although I liked the premise, I found the execution to be a little bumpy. Kisa is Bratva, the daughter of one of the rulers of the Russian mafia in New York. Years ago she lost the man (boy at the time) who was her soulmate – so destined to be hers that a part of her eye color smudged his iris. Since then, she’s been given to another Bratva guy and she’s set to marry him. […]

Posted 17 December, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
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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 ~ The Dirty Ones ~ JA Huss #2018NewRelease

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Dirty Ones ~ JA Huss #2018NewRelease

Wowza! That was some twisty, suspenseful, and steamy goodness! Huss is a master of the mind f*ck and she went all out in The Dirty Ones! I know, right? My mind twisted and turned, and it was impossible to figure out what was going on. I went from one shock to another, and I swear, my eyes almost bugged out of my head there for a while 😀   I don’t know that I could get a real good feel for any of the characters initially. But I liked Kiera right off the bat. She had an amazing outlook/attitude. Connor’s reaction at the airport was circumspect. I couldn’t figure out why he was so agitated although it became clear before […]

Posted 10 December, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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