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New Release Review & #Giveaway ~ Regretting You ~ Colleen Hoover

New Release Review & #Giveaway ~ Regretting You ~ Colleen Hoover

CHoover typically leaves me wanting to shout non-sensical exclamations in celebration of her immense storytelling abilities. Regretting You was no different. The story was deeply emotional and the characters so well defined. More than a week later and it’s still affecting me. CHoover did a phenomenal job at creating these characters. She doled out information in little bits at a time so that I understood and/or related to Morgan and Clara. As a mom of 3 college-aged kids, I could relate to all that Morgan was experiencing with parenting – the self-doubt, the frustration and anxiety, as well as the pride in her daughter. However, CHoover structured this story in a way that teens will also identify with. Clara, at almost 17, […]

Posted 10 December, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pucked Over – Helena Hunting

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pucked Over – Helena Hunting

Pucked Over is such a good play on words, but can we just start with all the hockey players’ names? I mean, I’m always waiting to see what it is, because it makes me laugh so hard. Randy Ballistic? It’s awesome, don’t you think? Oh the titles, the names, the characters…this series has been so much fun all around! But yeah, Randy “Balls” Ballistic is the greatest name. And it fits him so well. 😉   Pucked Over was just as humorous and hot as the other Pucked books, and I really loved getting to know Lily better. What did you think of her? And the fact that she was also a sportswoman? I loved getting to know Lily. She […]

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Review: All Fired Up – Lori Foster

Review: All Fired Up – Lori Foster

All Fired Up just might be my favorite of the Road to Love series! I loved Mitch so much. And Charlotte finally got to show everyone how amazing she was. All Fired Up is a bit different from the two prior books in the series, because we’re introduced to an unknown brother – Mitch. Brodie and Jack had no idea they had a half brother, and neither did their mother. Charlotte, however, has been treated like their little sister ever since her own parents passed away, and they are fiercely protective of her. Charlotte and Mitch were such a match. All Fired Up showed me that sometimes, life throws impossible curveballs at us, but it’s still possible to come out […]

Posted 19 November, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Rebel King – Kennedy Ryan

Review: Rebel King – Kennedy Ryan

Rebel King is filled with anguish, angst, high-stakes politics, love, friendship and betrayal. It’s a novel that will take your breath away! If you read my review for The Kingmaker, you know that story ended with a cliffhanger. And my goodness, what a cliffhanger it was. Now, in order to not spoil anything for you, I’m going to have to be extremely cryptic. Because I want you to have the same amazing experience of Rebel King as I had. So I can tell you that I cried reading Rebel King. And I can tell you those tears fell for a while. But I also smiled and laughed, thank goodness. There was a lot going on with this story, and you […]

Posted 18 November, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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#OctobeRec Fest Review #5 ~ One True Loves ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid

#OctobeRec Fest Review #5 ~ One True Loves ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid

Welcome to OctobeRec Fest. I started this as a nod to Oktoberfest (books & beer…heaven, am I right?!?) so I’ll spending the month of October reading a few of the many, many books I’ve procured thanks to you, my blogging friends. Title: One True Loves Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Recommended by: Tanya @Girl Plus Books One True Loves was my first Taylor Jenkins Reid book and now I’m clamoring for all her backlist. Holy wow! This was in incredibly emotional story and TJReid delivered ALL the feels. I can’t thank Tanya enough for the recommendation. 🙂 TJReid did a phenomenal job in weaving together the threads of Emma’s, Jesse’s, and Sam’s stories. She deftly conveyed the uncertainties of the teen years, […]

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Review: The Kingmaker – Kennedy Ryan

Review: The Kingmaker – Kennedy Ryan

The Kingmaker is a masterpiece of a novel! There is a social issue that is important, there is romance, and there is some very strong characters you should all want to meet. I don’t even know where to start with my review for The Kingmaker. Lennix is one of the most amazing female characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She is strong, she fights for what she believes is right, she is smart, she is humble, self confident. And she’s also such a great friend, she includes people and yeah, she’s my kind of heroine for sure! Maxim is a fantastic character as well. He has principles, and he keeps them – even when in some ways […]

Posted 29 October, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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ARC Review: Sapphire Flames – Ilona Andrews

ARC Review: Sapphire Flames – Ilona Andrews

Sapphire Flames brings all the magic, the fights, the intrigue, the romance, and the tension I have gotten used to with the Hidden Legacy series! While I would have loved more Nevada and Rogan, I have to say Sapphire Flames still blew me away. Catalina is definitely a worthy heroine, and I loved how she wanted to take care of things herself. Just so that Nevada and Rogan could have a little alone time. The way the Houses tried to move in on her, and take her out made for a lot of action. In Sapphire Flames, I loved how Alessandro tried to find more with Catalina. She resisted all his advances, though, because she knew that people found themselves […]

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Review: Say You Still Love Me – K.A. Tucker

Review: Say You Still Love Me – K.A. Tucker

Say You Still Love Me is a strong love story, where the past plays a very important role in the present – for all the characters. I’m a huge fan of second chance romances, and in Say You Still Love Me, Kyle and Piper worked on getting theirs. I loved a lot of things about this story, but I found the beginning to be a bit slow, and the ending to be a bit ‘easy’. That said, the story worked well for me, and I found the flashbacks to bring a lot to the present. The characters in Say You Still Love Me were relatable, and I wanted them to work things out. Especially as the flashes from the past […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Home Improvement – Tara Lain

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Home Improvement – Tara Lain

Home Improvement was yet another sweet, hot, and deep story by Ms. Lain, in my opinion. I loved how Gabe and Jerry met. And I loved Ellie even more. What did you think of this one, wifey? OH good golly! I certainly enjoyed this one, wifey! I loved the characters and I appreciated the messages offered, especially the one about being genuine. I’m not sure how Lain does it, but her characters always, always feel so relatable to me. And that’s also something I felt with Home Improvement. Even if they’re all very different from me, I felt connected to them – you know? I know exactly what you’re saying. No, neither of us is a single-dad, gay home improvement […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Island Side ~ Michelle Mankin

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Island Side ~ Michelle Mankin

Wow! I couldn’t have asked for a better ending for Hollie & Diesel or for this series. Mankin has a way of developing these complex, genuine, and flawed characters that you can’t help but root for. And watching them grow as they struggle to overcome or dig deep to find their inner strength…it’s beautiful. Mankin is also gifted at sharing her love of the ocean, surfing, rock music and the musicians who make it through her lovely prose. Her words paint vivid images of the landscape as well as visceral emotions. I’m sad to see this series end because I’m going to miss these characters! I’m sad it’s over, too – and I think I’ll do a re-read before BookBonanza, […]

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