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Review ~ Steal You Away ~ Victoria Ashley

Review ~ Steal You Away ~ Victoria Ashley

Naomi, at Naomi’s Reading Palace, first put Victoria Ashley on my radar. After seeing some of VAshley’s posts on Instagram about Steal You Away, I took the plunge via KU. Although there were a few issues, overall I enjoyed my first VAshley read and I’ll definitely check out more. What Worked: Plot The main plot of the story really worked for me. Colson and Kennedy grew up together, his sister being Kennedy’s best friend. They hung out a lot and Colson wanted more but he was younger than Kennedy. Unfortunately for Colson, when he told his older brother he liked Kennedy, Dax went after her instead. Of course, Kennedy never knew of Colson’s interest but they shared a close friendship […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Yay! I can read a series in a month! 😀 Special thanks to BerlsSC for buddy reading The Ivy Chronicles with me. I don’t read NA much anymore but I have to say that SJordan writes it well. This series is extraordinary – well-written, excellent character development, and authentic plot lines. I enjoyed every minute. Y’all know I adored Foreplay and Tease. But Wild? Wild was on a whole other level. 😉 Georgia is the steadiest of the trio of girls in this series. She’s a good girl, from a good family (as long as you don’t recall that her birth father, a musician, abandoned them). She has a solid, parent-approved (some might say dictated?) plan for her future. She’s […]

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ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

Shenanigans has all the ingredients I love in a good romance! Humor, friendship, hockey, hotness and a dash of side characters to hate on. To say I loved Shenanigans is a huge understatement! Neil and Charli were such great characters to get to know. From their accidental Vegas wedding to everything they did to not only stay married, but try to work it out as a business thing rather than anything real with feelings involved. Between the friendships in both of their hockey teams, and the way they had to fight their families to get to the finish line – it all just made so much sense to me. I really loathed Neil’s uncle, because his shenanigans were just mean-spirited […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Wifey, Tempt the Boss was just what I needed. Thank you so much for suggesting it for one of our first buddy-reads of 2022! I laughed so hard at the pranks Lauren and Austin played on each other. What did you think of the humor in this one? Thanks for agreeing to buddy read this one, wifey. And seeing as I was feeling guilty for all the laughing I was doing while reading this on an early morning flight, I suppose you can say I seriously appreciated the humor. 😉 Oh my, what these two could think up! Another thing I loved in Tempt the Boss was the relationship between Lauren and her sister, Kaleigh, and the friendship between Austin […]

Posted 28 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Mister McHottie & Stud in the Stacks ~ Pippa Grant

Wifey, thank you SO much for recommending this series. I needed lots of giggles and PGrant and the Girl Band series delivered. I enjoyed this series so, so much, Brandee! I think they kind of saved me in 2021… laughing out loud and following the crazy shenanigans of these characters just made me feel so good.   I have to say that I’m not the biggest fan of hate sex. BUT PGrant made me a fan of Bro & Chase’s version of it! 😉 LOL, Bro and Chase are definitely it… and I thought it was kind of ‘normal’ for them to have hate sex, yeah?   I adore the fact that Bro, or Sia, as she goes by with […]

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ARC Review : Jett – Sawyer Bennett

ARC Review : Jett – Sawyer Bennett

As always, Sawyer Bennett’s hockey stars and the person they fall in love with grabbed me from the first word! Jett is fine, and I loved how persistent he was with Emory when she appeared to not be interested. Jett is a very tender romance in many places, especially because Emory is a single mother. In fact, she turns out being everything Jett thought he would never want, which just made their story even better in my opinion. Emory was very gun-shy, with good reason, and the readers and Jett learned of those reasons little by little. Each time I thought Jett would turn around and run, he surprised both me and Emory by being understanding, caring, and even loving <3 […]

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Audio Review ~ A Secret for a Secret ~ Helena Hunting

Audio Review ~ A Secret for a Secret ~ Helena Hunting

A Secret for a Secret finishes off the All In trilogy and it was a more than satisfactory ending. The fact that the narrators, Stella Bloom and Jason Clarke, were able to keep the story perfectly paced while breathing life into these characters only enhanced the experience. Ryan “King” Kingston is a character I’ve been eager to get to know better if only because I knew there was more to him than met the eye. 😉 King’s a good guy. Always there for his friends, a rule-following, milk-drinking, adorable guy. He’s taken some hard hits lately, though, and not on the ice. So the one night he decides to loosen up and have a little fun would naturally be life-changing. […]

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ARC Review: Love in Moments – Scarlett Cole

ARC Review: Love in Moments – Scarlett Cole

Love in Moments really touched me! It is so well written, and the characters were so realistic. Love in Moments is the second book in Cole’s Love Distilled series, and Scarlett Cole definitely still has it! It’s a realistic story, where the characters not only mention difficult subjects, they also work through them. There was no miraculous healing of either of them through their meeting and falling in love.The characters are fantastic and well fleshed out. The author’s hockey knowledge is definitely above average. And the hero and  heroine dared to be vulnerable with each other in order to move forward and grab life and love with both hands. I already knew Liv from Love in Numbers, even if she […]

Posted 1 February, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Review: No Holding Back – Lori Foster

Review: No Holding Back – Lori Foster

No Holding Back is the first book in a new series by Lori Foster, and it blew my socks off! Sterling and Cade were intriguing and realistic characters I loved getting to know. No Holding Back is about a strong female character, Sterling, who had been through literal hell when she was in her late teens. I have a trigger warning on my Goodreads review just in case… However, using her earlier trauma as a strength in order to fight evil is what she does. Not only does she do it well, she also works alone. Sterling is not a trusting person, but she always feels good when she goes to Cade’s bar after work. It’s the only place where […]

Posted 12 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Review: The Forever Girl – Jill Shalvis

Review: The Forever Girl – Jill Shalvis

The Forever Girl is a feel-good romance of epic proportions. Between the friendships and unconventional family ties, and the evident chemistry between the protagonists, Shalvis hit the bull’s eye once more. One of the things I loved the most about The Forever Girl was the fact that the main characters had a very strong bond from spending one year together when they were in their late teens. In a way this impacted the overall plot, and specifically Maze’s feelings of not being adequate as a friend, sister or lover. As always, Shalvis managed to tie my heartstrings in knots, in the best way! And I really loved how Maze, Cat, Heather and Walker all had their demons to deal with […]

Posted 4 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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