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Audio Review ~ Move the Stars ~ Jessica Hawkins

Audio Review ~ Move the Stars ~ Jessica Hawkins

  Move the Stars was a brilliant conclusion to Lake and Manning’s story. (Even if it’s not the end of the story as I found out there’s one more installment.) It’s told in two parts and I appreciated how JHawkins dealt with all that needed dealing with despite the heavy dose of angst she served up in part one. What I admired most of all was that we FINALLY saw Manning emotionally mature to the point he could see past his need to preserve and protect Lake. He found his way to be her loving partner, which is all Lake ever wanted. Part One is told a certain number of years after the fateful decisions made by both Lake and […]

Posted 26 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Traveling to the Terminus Audio Review ~ Somebody Else’s Sky ~ Jessica Hawkins

Traveling to the Terminus Audio Review ~ Somebody Else’s Sky ~ Jessica Hawkins

I put off reading Somebody Else’s Sky because HOLY ANGST. Something in the Way, the first book in the series, left me reeling so I was concerned about where Lake and Manning would go from there. Somebody Else’s Sky was just as angsty as I feared it would be. And I loved every minute even if I was yelling aloud at the characters. Somebody Else’s Sky sees Manning, in order to protect Lake, doing time for a crime he didn’t commit. He ensures that Lake understands he doesn’t want her visiting the prison but doesn’t put the same restriction on Tiffany (Lake’s older sister). When Manning is finally released, it’s Tiffany’s arms that welcome him. And while I understood his […]

Posted 13 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Heiress Without a Cause ~ Sara Ramsey

Audio Review ~ Heiress Without a Cause ~ Sara Ramsey

Oh boy did I enjoy Heiress Without a Cause! This is the first installment of the Muses of Mayfair series. Three women, all heiresses, and all essentially on the shelf, have unconventional interests which they engage in. These interests would cause quite the scandal in the ton. 😉 Heiress Without a Cause specifically revolves around Madeleine, who has a love of acting. She’s so talented that she won a role and has been performing on stage under an alias. However, when the theater manager becomes greedy and threatens Madeleine into performing past their agreed timeline, she’s at risk of being ruined. Enter Ferguson, the newly minted Duke of Rothwell. He’s returned to London from exile following his father’s death. He […]

Posted 8 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Drowning to Breathe ~ A.L. Jackson

Audio Review ~ Drowning to Breathe ~ A.L. Jackson

After that cliffhanger ending in A Stone in the Sea, I had to dive right into Drowning to Breathe. It was imperative to see if Baz could redeem himself – in my eyes – and whether or not he and Shea had what it took to go the distance. All secrets have been revealed now and Shea and Baz find their pasts intertwined, interconnected in ways they could never have imagined. Now they have to decide if their love is worth fighting for when the elements of their pasts will attempt to use their weaknesses – each other and Callie – against them. I didn’t understand why Shea hadn’t explained her past to Baz before because it was going to […]

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Audio Review ~ A Stone in the Sea ~ A.L. Jackson

Audio Review ~ A Stone in the Sea ~ A.L. Jackson

I read A Stone in the Sea as part of Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure challenge – Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge. It’s been a sec since I read ALJackson and while I’d forgotten that her books lean toward melodrama, I did enjoy meeting Shea, Callie, and Sebastian “Baz”. Shea is a young woman doing her best to raise her young daughter on her own. She’s living in Savannah, a place that’ll always be home due to her fondest childhood memories being wrapped up in this city. Her grandma and her grandma’s home, which she inherited, offer her comfort and safety. Shea is kind and loving but not really living life fully – not as a young woman should. […]

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Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Lothaire is a character I’ve long looked forward to learning more about. He’s the Enemy of Old to be sure but I’ve found him to be quite a lot of fun, too. I was excited to get his book. Even more so to see what kind of woman would bring him to his knees. Ellie – Elizabeth to Lothaire – was a spitfire of a girl. Growing up in the mountains of Appalachia and enduring what the mines did to her family only sharpened the girl she was. She was whip-smart, witty, tenacious, resourceful, and determined. That she’d been inhabited by a demoness and ended up on death row after the occupier went on a killing spree was nothing Ellie […]

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Audio Review ~ A Conspiracy in Belgravia ~ Sherry Thomas

Audio Review ~ A Conspiracy in Belgravia ~ Sherry Thomas

A Conspiracy in Belgravia cemented my opinion: I’m absolutely enamored with this series. The characters are charming, the mystery well-done…I was shocked at the reveals. SHOCKED! And the relationship between Charlotte and Lord Ingram is tender yet building towards something I’m desperately hoping for! The mystery in this installment involved both Lord Ingram’s wife as well as Charlotte’s illegitimate brother. I’m quite certain all the clues were laid out but I was unable to connect the dots for this one. My curiosity was piqued, of course, but the reveal was shocking. I mean, I knew a little but the whole of it left me reeling. LOL Besides the mystery, we have Lord Bancroft renewing his proposal to Charlotte, Livia meeting […]

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Audio Review ~ Boyfriend Material ~ Alexis Hall

Audio Review ~ Boyfriend Material ~ Alexis Hall

Prepare yourselves. I’m about to gush. Per usual, I’m a little late to the party but Boyfriend Material is EVERYTHING. It wow’d me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. Not only are the characters utterly engaging – particularly Luc & Oliver – but the narrator was…well, epic! So Luc is the son of a famous music duo and therefore is peripherally famous. Unfortunately for Luc, this “fame” typically lands in him tabloids in tragically unflattering situations. It’s gotten so bad that it’s affecting his job as a fundraiser. Solution? Clean up his act by being seen with a respectable boyfriend. Enter Oliver. Oliver is a criminal defense barrister. He’s stuffy, stoic, and uptight. A perfectly respectable fake boyfriend. At […]

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Review ~ NOS4A2 ~ Joe Hill

Review ~ NOS4A2 ~ Joe Hill

Oh my! I don’t think I could’ve chosen a better *horror* book than NOS4A2 for COYER’s Outside Your Box Read-a-thon. I don’t read horror anymore. In fact, I haven’t read any in about 30 years so horro was a no-brainer when thinking of reading outside my box. While JHill didn’t shy away from the violence that defines this genre, at least in my mind, the story took precedence and it was a creative, creepy, and thought-provoking tale. I’m not going to say much about the book because if you haven’t read this, you should go in blind like I did. NOS4A2 revolved around engaging characters – even the creepy ones – as well as a story that kept me fascinated. […]

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Review ~ A Study in Scarlet Women ~ Sherry Thomas

Review ~ A Study in Scarlet Women ~ Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet Women landed on my radar and TBR thanks to Caffeinated Reviewer’s review. I don’t read mysteries much so I decided to include this for COYER’s Outside the Box Read-a-Thon. I’m every so grateful for the RAT since I’m now a huge fan of Lady Sherlock! I will admit that A Study in Scarlet Women got off to a slow start for me. However, it was very necessary to set up the back story and the foundation for the series and this mystery. And after the foundation was laid, the story took off. Lady Charlotte Holmes is a quirky young woman with a talent for what she refers to as discernment. She’s certainly unconventional for the times […]

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