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OctobeRec Fest Review #2 ~ Torn from You ~ Nashoda Rose

OctobeRec Fest Review #2 ~ Torn from You ~ Nashoda Rose

OctobeRec Fest review #2 – woot! Thanks to Naomi from Nomi’s Reading Palace for the recommendation! And the perfect beer pairing? Shipyard Pumpkinhead! Are you seeing a theme? I do love me some pumpkin beer. This one mixes a hazy IPA with the pumpkin and it’s a lighter finish. Again, if you like pumpkin AND beer, give this one a try. Oh, and give Nashoda Rose’s Tear Asunder series a go, too! Torn from You was a gripping and emotional read. And it was a satisfying wrap-up to Emily and Logan’s (aka Sculpt) story. It had been awhile since I’d read With You, the prequel to Torn from You, so I re-read it before diving in. I’m happy I did […]

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Review ~ Invest in Me ~ Nan Dixon

Review ~ Invest in Me ~ Nan Dixon

Invest in Me is the first book in the Big Sky Dreamers series and was the first book I’ve read from Nan Dixon. It introduced all the players in the series but focused on Sienna and Tanner. I found all the characters relatable and their stories engaging. And I look forward to continuing the series. Sienna and Tanner had a one-night-stand. One where he disappeared without a word the next morning. Sienna was, understandably, hurt because they’d spent a lot of time talking and she thought they’d really hit it off. And their chemistry was hot. Fast forward ~6 months and Tanner’s in one of Sienna’s classes. Worse than that, she’s assigned to be in a semester long project group […]

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Review: Lies and Lullabies – Sarina Bowen

Review: Lies and Lullabies – Sarina Bowen

Bowen totally did it again! Lies and Lullabies is a fantastic story – where there is a meet cute at first, and then, a few years later a possibility of a second chance. When Jonas and Kira first met in Lies and Lullabies, they formed a nice friendship that felt safe for both of them. They both tried to ignore the strong attraction and the hot chemistry between them, and it worked. Mostly. However, on Jonas’ last night there, Kira managed to persuade him to let her have her way with him. And what a glorious way it was! Lies and Lullabies is much more than a romance, though, because there is so much hurt in both Jonas’ and Kira’s […]

Posted 28 September, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Review: Wild at Heart – K.A. Tucker

Review: Wild at Heart – K.A. Tucker

Wild at Heart is one of those sequels when you are amazed from start to finish – because it’s even better than the first book, and your heart is full. The character development in Wild at Heart is astounding. Both Calla and Jonah grow so much, and while I already loved them before, the way they grew made me love them even more! Moving is never easy, and they both ended up moving to make their own home in a new place. In some ways, I felt that the move was easier on Jonah, because he was still a pilot. Calla had no idea what she wanted to do, and so she did what she could to make sure Jonah […]

Posted 18 February, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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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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#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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#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 ~ You’d Be Mine ~ Erin Hahn

Review ~ You’d Be Mine ~ Erin Hahn

You’d Be Mine was a sweet, emotional, coming-of-age story from new-to-me author, Erin Hahn. Obviously the blurb hooked me but EHahn delivered on that promise. I look forward to reading more from her. You know that Shakespeare quote, “…some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em?”  That’s essentially Annie and Clay. Annie was born into a famous and talented music family. Clay was from a farm family. Annie had music in her genes and a last name that was familiar. Clay was talented but also in the right place at the right time with the right face. Both suffered immeasurable loss and both dealt with that loss in their own ways. A summer tour together […]

Posted 16 September, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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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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Review ~ I Dare You ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review ~ I Dare You ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills

I Dare You… No, really.  I dare you to read this book and not laugh, cry, growl, and swoon! Yep, Maverick and Delaney were that awesome! There was snarky, flirty banter, serious chemistry, a fabulous secondary cast, and food! Yeah, I had a lot of fun with my first read from Isla Madden-Mills. Highlights: Delaney I loved everything about her! Her style, her nerdiness, her love of Han Solo, and her culinary skills all made for a heroine to cheer for! Oh, and that seh was reserved unless *dared* to do something was even more endearing. Maverick Oh my! This hulk of a guy definitely had an ego to match his body size. But finding out there was so much […]

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