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Review ~ The Purest Hook ~ Scarlett Cole

Review ~ The Purest Hook ~ Scarlett Cole

Wow! The Purest Hook kept me up past my bedtime – not necessarily a good thing since I was in Europe 😉 but I couldn’t put it down. I’d been excited to get Pixie and Dred’s story and SCole did NOT disappoint! Pixie is this tiny waif of a girl – thus her nickname – who works at Second Circle Tattoos. Trent and Cujo literally found her on their doorstep and took her in. She’s become the little sister neither had and they’d do anything for her. Even warn away potential suitors. However, Pixie is stronger than she looks. She’s been through some tough stuff and came out of the other side. She’s not unscathed but she has pluck. And […]

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Review ~ The Fractured Heart ~ Scarlett Cole

Review ~ The Fractured Heart ~ Scarlett Cole

The Fractured Heart marked my long-awaited return to the Second Circle Tattoos series. Thankfully SCole was appearing at RARE Paris which gave me the push I needed to finish this amazing series. Highlights: Characters The Fractured Heart revolved around Cujo – co-owner of Second Circle Tattoos – and Drea. These two! I couldn’t wait for their story and to get to know them better. Their verbal sparring is so much fun and makes it seem as though they’re oil and water. However, they’re more like gas & match – and watching them work towards combustion was awesome. Getting better acquainted with them, seeing all they’ve been through and continue to endure, was heartbreaking. It also explained a lot about them. Their […]

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Review ~ Merciless ~ Willow Winters

Review ~ Merciless ~ Willow Winters

Merciless is one of quite a few books I’ve, um, collected, from Willow Winters. 😉 I decided to dive in since she was attending RARE Paris. Although I had some difficulty getting into the story (thanks to a Devney Perry book hangover) I did like my introduction to WWinters and am looking forward to continuing Carter and Aria’s story. Merciless is a dark romance with elements of D/s and BDSM as well as revolving around the mafia. When one mafia family decides to attempt a takeover of another, Aria gets caught in the middle. She’s kidnapped and given to the head of a third crime family…Carter Cross. Carter has his reasons for wanting to “save” and keep Aria. And Aria’s […]

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Review ~ At Any Price ~ Brenna Aubrey #RAREParis

Review ~ At Any Price ~ Brenna Aubrey #RAREParis

At Any Price took on a trope that’s not a favorite of mine – a girl selling her virginity – but put an interesting spin on it. Then BAubrey created a cast of characters I enjoyed and invested in as well as delivered a story with a romance that was entertaining. Mia is a student, hoping to go to medical school, but needing some extra funding. To make ends meet, she works at a hospital but she’s also a blogger. She reviews games – one game in particular – on her blog and makes money from ads. So in her spare time, she’s a gamer. I liked Mia although she frustrated me at times. She’s a girl who lives by […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Tattered ~ Devney Perry

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Tattered ~ Devney Perry

Tattered was a book I chose for Lex and I to read because Devney Perry was attending RAREParis. It’s a book I’m not sure I can adequately do justice to in a review so I’m thankful we’re chatting about it. 😉 I agree! So nice to discover this amazing author – and I’m so happy we co-read, too!   You know I’m a sucker for second chance romances, wifey and the second chance Thea and Logan get is a whopper! 😉 I loved everything about the initial meeting between them to have those set of rules ended up not working for them. For several reasons. But timing wasn’t on their side. Until Logan walks into Thea’s bar in Montana! How […]

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Review ~ Forever Right Now ~ Emma Scott #RAREParis

Review ~ Forever Right Now ~ Emma Scott #RAREParis

Forever Right Now was an emotionally gripping story that took on several challenging topics. And EScott handled it all with aplomb. This was my first read from EScott and it certainly won’t be that last as I was impressed with her story writing! Darlene has come to San Francisco for a fresh start. Having hit rock bottom – and serving time for it – she is desperate for that proverbial clean slate. She wants to prove to herself, and her family and friends, that she’s got it together now. She needs to focus on herself but she can’t seem to help being drawn to her new neighbor and his little girl. And honestly, showing kindness is something that fills her […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Completely ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Wow! What a way to wrap up Natasha and Josh’s story! Stanton Completely made me so happy because I got the emotional growth from them both and the suspense element had me biting my nails. I have to admit to wanting more from these characters. I agree, Brandee. We finally got some growth. And it almost came too late! Yes, it was quite an ending. I loved them!   You remember how I mentioned Natasha’s being a psychologist benefited her in this relationship? I appreciated how she was able to put some pieces together to get a more complete puzzle where Josh was concerned. She even accepted her part in causing the issue. Woohoo for some emotional growth! How did […]

Posted 27 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Unconditional ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Unconditional ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

I’m not gonna sugar-coat it…Stanton Unconditional tried my patience a good bit. The drama! I just wanted Natasha and Joshua to grow up a bit! Yeah, I did so many eye-rolls while reading Stanton Unconditional it’s almost weird my eyes could continue down the pages. They were both acting like brats, and I didn’t like either of them. And again, Natasha lashed out instead of hearing Josh out. It got on my last nerve. I agree!!!   I think at this point I should comment on the fabulous secondary cast Swan created. Adrian, Max, Ben, Bridget and Abbie, and Cameron ALL add so much depth to the story. Cameron had to work a little to win his place back in […]

Posted 20 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Adore ~ T.L. Swan #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Stanton Adore ~ T.L. Swan  #RAREParis

As you may or may not know, Denise and I are traveling to Europe in late March to visit Lexxie and to attend RAREParis. In an attempt to prepare, at least for RARE, the three of us decided to buddy read books from RARE authors. This is the second of our chat reviews for this amazing list of authors! Stanton Adore completely hooked me. There was just something about the story, the pace, and the characters that was very compelling. I got hooked quickly, too, Brandee. The beginning of the story just grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. Young love, young choices and all that go with that had me hooked.   Swan did an excellent job in creating […]

Posted 13 February, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Breaking Away ~ Toni Aleo #RAREParis

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Breaking Away ~ Toni Aleo #RAREParis

As you may or may not know, Denise and I are traveling to Europe in late March to visit Lexxie and to attend RAREParis. In an attempt to prepare, at least for RARE, the three of us decided to buddy read books from RARE authors. This is the first of our chat reviews for this amazing list of authors! FYI – Breaking Away is currently #free!   Brandee: Breaking Away was a great introduction to the series despite it being #6 in the Nashville Assassins series. TAleo never made me feel as if I was missing something while at the same time making me curious enough about the other characters to want to go back and read from the beginning. […]

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