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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Johnny ~ JA Huss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Johnny ~ JA Huss

In Johnny, everything became clear. Er…sort of. Well, I understand Johnny better anyway. It was quite a crazy ride. And although I didn’t think it was possible, Johnny became my favorite Bossy brother. 😉 LOL, yeah, we sure did get some answers, but things didn’t exactly get all that clear anyway. I do agree that we got to understand Johnny better, and he actually became my favorite Bossy brother, too. Who would have thought? You and I agreeing like that 😉 I don’t know what I thought was going to happen when Johnny set off on this mission but it wasn’t rescuing a girl left in a dungeon to die. So I was immediately on edge. But I did appreciate […]

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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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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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ARC Review ~ A Beautiful Risk ~ Colette Dixon

ARC Review ~ A Beautiful Risk ~ Colette Dixon

A Beautiful Risk is a well-written, compelling story with engaging characters! This was a great introduction to CDixon and I look forward to continuing the Love at Lincolnfield series. When we first meet Passi, she’s spending the day at a spa attempting to keep her mind off a terribly tragic anniversary. We also meet Magnus there since they happened to bump into each other…literally. These two have an immediate chemistry, share a little flirtation, and a hot kiss but neither expect to see one another again. However, the following Monday, Passi learns Magnus is the new Risk Manager at her hospital. The relationship between these two is full of starts and stutters. They’ve both been burned by love and Passi […]

Posted 9 September, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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ARC Review ~ Seduced by Second Chances ~ Reese Ryan (@ReeseRyanWrites)

ARC Review ~ Seduced by Second Chances ~ Reese Ryan (@ReeseRyanWrites)

Seduced by Second Chances was the best of the series so far! Jessie and Gideon’s story was compelling and RRyan’s continuation of Teresa and Liam’s story had me rooting for them rather than wanting to bang my head against a wall. RRyan is a new-to-me author and I enjoyed her storytelling so much I one-clicked a few titles from her back list. 😉 Highlights Characters Yay for diversity! Jessie and Gideon knew each other as teens. See, he dated Jessie’s older sister. But Jessie always harbored a strong crush. But even when there was nothing in their way, there was something in their way. All these years later, they haven’t been able to forget one another. Cheers to second chances! […]

Posted 2 September, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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ARC Review ~ Butterfly in Frost ~ Sylvia Day #Giveaway

ARC Review ~ Butterfly in Frost ~ Sylvia Day #Giveaway

I was thrilled to see SDay was releasing something new and Butterfly in Frost didn’t disappoint. It was riveting and emotional and surprising as well. SDay demonstrated her writing prowess, solidifying her spot as one of my favorite authors. When we meet Teagan we can see she’s suffering but we’re not privy to all the details. She’s made a fresh start in Seattle, has new friends and new routines. However, when she meets Garrett, he turns her newly ordered world on its head and it seems he’s exactly what Teagan needed. Garrett is also struggling emotionally…and professionally. Meeting Teagan injects the hope and passion his life seemed to be lacking. As we witness Garrett and Teagan get acquainted and see […]

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ARC Review: The Summer We Lost Her – Tish Cohen

ARC Review: The Summer We Lost Her – Tish Cohen

The Summer We Lost Her is a slow-paced mystery where a young girl disappears without trace from the front of a summer house. Especially the beginning of The Summer We Lost Her is very slow. I was wondering when something would happen, while also getting to know Matt and Elise and Gracie. Between the fact that Elise was a top athlete, and Matt the main caretaker for Gracie, it was clear that the usual gender roles were not part of this family’s dynamics. The Summer We Lost Her switches between the present and various flashbacks. The narrator is 3rd person omniscient, with the closest perspective being Elise’s. I enjoyed learning about Elise and Matt, how they had come to terms […]

Posted 28 August, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Review: Sidelined – Suzanne Baltzar

ARC Review: Sidelined – Suzanne Baltzar

Sidelined is about an unconventional woman, who finally gets the job she wants. Only to be met by scepticism from the men already in place. It was great reading about a female high school football coach. All the challenges Charlie faced in Sidelined are challenges women often face, too. Charlie was happy to finally be head coach, but the reception she got form her team was even colder than she had imagined. Connor wanted the job, and truly felt he deserved the job. He tried to tell himself that he didn’t hate Charlie because she was a woman, but because she had ‘stolen’ his dream job. As Sidelined continued, it was clear that Charlie was more than capable. She turned […]

Posted 27 August, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 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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ARC Review ~ For His Pleasure ~ Shelly Bell

ARC Review ~ For His Pleasure ~ Shelly Bell

For His Pleasure was riveting, immediately pulling me into the the story, and it kept me engaged to the end. SBell writes suspenseful and HOT stories populated by fascinating characters and this one did not disappoint. Highlights: Characters Dreama and Cash were a forbidden match made in heaven. They’d both experienced tragic events and came out the other side stronger. Especially Dreama because despite her perceived weakness, she was one of the strongest women – always willing to fight for what is right. Cash was one of those guys who protects those he loves and would do bodily harm to anyone who hurts a woman. Noble. That’s a big commonality between Dreama and Cash. They’re both noble. And I adored […]

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