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Review: Targeted (Deadly Ops #1) – Katie Reus

Review: Targeted (Deadly Ops #1) – Katie Reus

*I received a free ARC of Targeted from Penguin Group Berkley via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Targeted is an extremely fast-paced romantic thriller, with awesome characters, an exciting plot and some very hot and steamy scenes as well. Sophie and Jack has a lot of things working against them, especially that little detail from Jack’s past, the one where his name wasn’t Jack, and he was Sophie’s first boyfriend. And the only boy she’d ever loved. When Jack is sent to Miami to find out more about a medical company that seems to be involved with drug and arms trafficking, he doesn’t want to go at first, because he feels that seeing Sophie again is the biggest […]

Posted 16 October, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil

Review: Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil

*I received a free ARC of Life in Outer space from Peachtree Publishers via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Life in Outer Space is a hilarious story about Sam and his nerdy, outcast friends, and their life in highschool. The jocks never miss an opportunity to torment Sam, but Mike, Adrian and Allison always have his back. He’s contemplating moving fast-forward through his life until his forties because everything sucks so much. The popular kids picking at him in school is one thing, but coming home to the big wall of silence between his parents, and his mom’s tears makes it difficult for him to actually be home, too. A self-professed movie-geek, straight A student and great friend, […]

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Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: The Holdout – Laurel Osterkamp

Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: The Holdout – Laurel Osterkamp

*I received a free ARC of The Holdout from IFB Blog Tours in exchange of an honest review* Welcome to my stop on The Holdout Blogtour! I’m sharing a review and some of my favorite quotes, and let me just start by letting you know I really enjoyed this story, even if I’m not a huge fan of reality TV, it was nice to kind of see the other side of what happens and how people can get really caught up in things when they are far away from home, living with strangers and being filmed at all times. The readers meet and get to know Robin quite well, and the story switches from flash-backs from her time on the […]

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Review: The Next Best Thing – Kristan Higgins

Review: The Next Best Thing – Kristan Higgins

*I received a free ARC of The Next Best Thing from Harlequin HQN via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Next Best Thing is the story about Lucy, the young widow and Ethan, her brother-in-law. Yeah, that right there is a little weird to me, but not so much that I couldn’t overlook it. Ethan is a very decent character, and Lucy has been a widow for a long time. Also, she got to know Ethan before she met Jimmy. There were some other things I had trouble with, though, so I didn’t enjoy The Next Best Thing as much as I thought I would when I read the blurb and requested the ARC. In some ways, it […]

Posted 10 October, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Friends to Lovers (Aisle Bound #3) – Christi Barth

Review: Friends to Lovers (Aisle Bound #3) – Christi Barth

*I received a free eARC of Friends to Lovers from Carina Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Friends to Lovers is the kind of love story I love to read, two people are best friends, hang out with each other all the time, get along, have the same interests and then… there is more feelings than they thought they had for each other. Gib and Daphne have been friends for several years, and for all that time, Daphne has hidden her true feelings for Gib, because he’s truly not the kind of guy who’d ever have a real relationship with a woman. He’s more the love them and leave them kind of man, and that’s OK since […]

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Review: The Cutting Room Floor – Dawn Klehr

Review: The Cutting Room Floor – Dawn Klehr

*I received a free eARC of The Cutting Room Floor from Flux via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Cutting Room Floor is a fast-paced mystery that’s frankly quite creepy in places. At the same time, the way it’s written, with comparisons to movies, and actual scenes, director’s notes and fade-outs really appeals to me. The characters are well done too, and it’s Dez who is narrating the whole story, even if it seems as if Riley is the actual main character. Tricky that, right? And I actually really love it when there’s a narrator who I just know will be unreliable. It makes the story that more interesting in my opinion. So, The Cutting Room starts with […]

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Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: In Harmony (Fenbrook Academy #2) – Helena Newbury

Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: In Harmony (Fenbrook Academy #2) – Helena Newbury

*I received a free eARC of In Harmony from IFB Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* In Harmony is a pretty amazing story in several of its aspects. I loved that it focused so much on music, I could almost hear it when Karen and Connor played, and it’s something I’d buy if it existed for real. I really enjoyed Karen, she started out feeling awkward and different from her friends, and she really only had her cello on her mind – which is understandable in some ways. However, when she starts to open up to the world around her, she makes some pretty amazing discoveries. Although In Harmony is the second book in the Fenbrook Academy series, I […]

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Blogtour and Review: Sanctuary – Pauline Creeden

Blogtour and Review: Sanctuary – Pauline Creeden

*I received a free ARC of Sanctuary from IFB Blog Tours in exchange of an honest review* When I read the blurb for Sanctuary, and the bio Pauline Creeden has on her web page, I was intrigued! I don’t read a lot of Christian themed stories, but the few I have read, I have appreciated, and I thought I’d enjoy the inclusion of biblical stories in a young adult dystopian. Sanctuary is about a main character whose name is Jennie, she is nineteen, and at the beginning of the book she’s quite self-involved, as a lot of late teens can be. Even after aliens arrive at Earth, with most of the water poisoned, and one third of the population dead, […]

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Review: Why Dukes Say I Do (Wicked Widows #1) – Manda Collins

Review: Why Dukes Say I Do (Wicked Widows #1) – Manda Collins

*I received a free eARC of Why Dukes Say I do from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Why Dukes Say I Do is exactly my kind of historical romance. Isabella is a strong-minded widow, but she can still be blackmailed by the dowager who is also her Godmother. Trevor is a reluctant Duke who has never met his own grand-mother because her late husband left his father penniless for marrying for love. When Isabella is sent to Yorkshire to convince him to come to London and embrace his new role, Trevor wants to bargain with her to make sure he won’t have to leave his beloved country home. On top of getting to know […]

Posted 25 September, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Blogtour, Gievaway and Review: Carrots – Colleen Helme

Blogtour, Gievaway and Review: Carrots – Colleen Helme

*I received a free ARC of Carrots from Enchantress of Books Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* Carrots is a fun contemporary read, about what happens to Shelby just because she stopped her car to run and get some carrots. After being shot in the head, she quickly realizes that she can hear other peoples’ thoughts! And it’s very hard for her in the beginning to not answer the questions her family only ask in their heads. It is also difficult for her to not be upset when she hears her husband’s thoughts about how she looks, or why he is so happy she didn’t die… Shelby quickly gets into trouble because of her new ability, especially when it […]

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