Icon Tag: Friends to Lovers

Review: Heartland – Sarina Bowen

Review: Heartland – Sarina Bowen

Heartland pulled at my heartstrings – the friends to lovers trope, the slow burn, and the amazing chemistry made my heart both gooey and achy! Bowen always manages to write stories that bring out all the feels, and Heartland is no exception to that! Chastity was so innocent in many ways – as she had been free from the religious cult she was born into for only two years. In other ways, though, she was both strong and independent. Plus she was definitely motivated to make a good life for herself. The fact that she was in love with Dylan didn’t just complicate her life though, it also made it better in many ways. Heartland is a story with two […]

Posted 14 January, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Review ~ All the Better Part of Me ~ Molly Ringle

ARC Review ~ All the Better Part of Me ~ Molly Ringle

All the Better Part of Me was a rather heartwarming read. Witnessing Sinter figure out his sexuality and deal with the repercussions was compelling even if I did get frustrated with him at times. He was, in all honesty, doing the best he could given the “tools” he had. Highlights: Characters Sinter immediately captivated me. His love of 80’s music, Shakespeare, and emo-style of dressing felt familiar and comfortable. And his career as an actor made his flair for the dramatic realistic. I adored Sinter’s best friend, Andy. He was such a perfect fit for Sinter…understanding, supportive, all the things a best friend should be. The supporting cast was pretty great as well. From Fiona and Sebastian to Daniel and […]

Posted 18 September, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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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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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 Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 28 Comments
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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 […]

Posted 22 August, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: Cooper’s Charm – Lori Foster

Review: Cooper’s Charm – Lori Foster

Cooper’s Charm was a sweet, hot romance, in which two sisters needed some lovin’ even if they were doing alright on their own. Story: I really enjoyed Phoenix and what Cooper’s Charm managed to help her do to get her life back on track. However, the fact that Ridley, Phoenix’s sister also got her story in the same book made me a little bit sad. I would have enjoyed for each sister to have her full story – not a two-for-one at the beginning of a series. That being said, Cooper’s Charm is a solid beginning, and I loved the setting, the lake, the RV park, the fact that Cooper did all his best to make sure his guests were […]

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Review: Bad At Love – Karina Halle

Review: Bad At Love – Karina Halle

Welcome to my buddy-read review for Bad At Love that I read with my bloggerwife, Brandee @ BookwormBrandee 🙂 Hi wifey! I’m so happy we buddy read Bad at Love – you know, Karina Halle seems to be our go-to author for these. 😉 Okay, let’s chat! 1) What did you think of Laz’s serial monogamy? I found it very interesting that he dated for periods of time but always had a girl to move to immediately – and that it was easy because he never got close to a girl or let them get close to him. It said a lot about his feelings on relationships even though he felt he was doing a good thing. I thought that […]

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Review: The Good Luck Sister – Jill Shalvis

Review: The Good Luck Sister – Jill Shalvis

The Good Luck Sister is yet another feel-good romance from Shalvis! I really enjoyed getting to know Tilly and Dylan better! Story: The Good Luck Sister is short, but sweet. It’s set several years after Lost and Found Sisters, and it shows Tilly all grown up. But still confused about life. And still sharing her wisdom at the beginning of the chapters. I loved that while Tilly was now an adult, there were traits of her character she still had from her teens. She is not one to forgive easily, and if she feels like she’s been faulted, she’s stoic. The Good Luck Sister showed that she is capable of letting the past go, though. But not without the other […]

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Chat Review: Dear Bridget, I Want You – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Chat Review: Dear Bridget, I Want You – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Dear Bridget, I Want you is a fun and sexy read – and it was even more so because I buddy-read it with my blogger wife, Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee. Lexxie: Hello dahling 🙂 I loved Dear Bridget!!! And I’m happy you did, too! I’ll put my comments underneath yours 😉 Brandee: I’m so happy we decided to buddy-read this one, wifey. I really enjoyed it. I felt Keeland and Ward did well in fleshing out the characters, creating a compelling story, and combining humor with some serious-ness as well. Lexxie : I loved that we were able to buddy-read this, too – FINALLY, right? They did flesh out the characters, and the humor had me laughing really hard – […]

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Review: Lennon Reborn – Scarlett Cole

Review: Lennon Reborn – Scarlett Cole

Lennon Reborn is the perfect ending to the Preload series! Heavy on emotions, this story was simply beautiful! Story: Lennon Reborn packed more than a few punches, and I was so emotionally involved in his story it was hard to put down. The story started with a loud bang, and includes some dark themes and might trigger some readers. If you want to know what kind of trigger, please contact me privately. I think Lennon’s backstory is the one that touched me the most. It’s a wonder he could even function at all with all he had to go through as a young child, and then through several foster homes until he found the Preload guys. Lennon Reborn not only […]

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