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Blogger Wife/Reader Wife Chat Review ~ The Air He Breathes ~ Brittainy C. Cherry

Blogger Wife/Reader Wife Chat Review ~ The Air He Breathes ~ Brittainy C. Cherry

Lexxie and I roped our reader wife, Denise, into reading and chatting about The Air He Breathes with us. (her comments are in orange.) This will not be the last time y’all see reviews of Brittainy Cherry’s work here. We *all* loved this one! This story was chock full of twists and turns that we never saw coming. It was a gripping story as well as poignant and suspenseful. I’m thrilled we chose The Air He Breathes for us to buddy read! I thought the way Liz was introduced was interesting – how her history with her mom was conveyed. How did you feel that history was relevant to Liz? I felt that the other relationships her mother had defiantly played […]

Posted 19 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Beneath This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Beneath This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Here we go again, with the second book in the This Man series by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Beneath This Man. I don’t think either of us were incredibly impressed with this installment, wifey, what did you think of the overall story? I felt like this was a filler story of sorts. Not much happened until the last third or so. However, the writing still made it compelling. I *had* to keep reading to see what happened next. Why do you think that is? Malpas also infused more humor into this installment and it was welcome. And that last third? Wowza! What did you think of the events and revelations in that final part? I agree! It totally felt like a […]

Posted 12 September, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

What did you think about the first meeting between Ava and Jesse? The sexual tension and chemistry was palpable, wasn’t it? Wowza! It was there from the very beginning and never seemed to wane. That Ava was dumbstruck when she walked into Jesse’s office almost had me giggling. But I also felt for her because she’d never experienced anything like it before and she certainly didn’t know what to do with those feelings.  I actually really enjoyed the sexual tension that was totally there from the get-go. It was a bit mysterious, and it was so strong I could feel it very strongly myself! What about how he kind of tricked her when she went back to The Manor? That […]

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Review: Love in Transit – Jana Aston et al

Review: Love in Transit – Jana Aston et al

There are six quite long novellas included in Love in Transit, and apart from the same blurb, the stories are very different. Stories: I really enjoyed most of the stories, and I found it funny that they were so different – it is really proof that a summary doesn’t really mean much. Love in Transit is not only six different stories, they are also written by six different authors. I found the stories to be enticing, with good character development and some of them were also very funny. I have to admit that Time Square by Jana Aston was my favorite. She has a way to blend romance and comedy to perfection, and I laughed out loud more than once. […]

Posted 17 September, 2017 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 20 Comments
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Review: White Hot – Ilona Andrews

Review: White Hot – Ilona Andrews

White Hot brought some more explanations about the Hidden Legacy universe, and I got to know Nevada, Rogan, and the other characters better. The pace is fast, and there is so much going on. I’m in a magic-induced nirvana right now. I don’t know how the Andrews do it, but White Hot was actually even better than Burn for Me! The character development was awesome, and so was the overall storyline, with parts continuing from the last books, and many new happenings as well. The political intrigue was still going on, and the magic used to undermine the different houses was amazing. Not going to say too much about White Hot, as I don’t want to spoil anything – just […]

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Review: Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella

Review: Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey is the brilliantly narrated story about Audrey – who suffers from social anxiety after something very bad happened to her at her school. Because Finding Audrey is narrated by the eponymous heroine herself, in first person present tense – but with some scenes filmed by her camera – reading this story was like living with her for a while. While I don’t have any experience with mental illness myself, Audrey’s story felt very realistic to me, from the way she was hiding in the den, always wearing dark sunglasses, and not able to interact with many people at all. In the middle of a slightly chaotic family, and with her therapist’s help, she was slowly breaking out of her […]

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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness

Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here is simply brilliant! Well written, going very deep into the coming of age theme, and with a very diverse cast, as well as diversity in other ways as well. With all the paranormal young adult novels out there, The Rest of Us Just Live Here takes a completely different perspective. It’s like a meta-story of a paranormal novel, because the main characters are ‘just’ the normal people. The ones the usual heroes don’t really care about, because they’re off fighting the vampires or the fae or the dangerous shapeshifters. Here, we get to follow the teens who are aware of the paranormal aspect of their world, but how aren’t really special. They talk […]

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Review: Before We Were Strangers – Renée Carlino

Review: Before We Were Strangers – Renée Carlino

Second chance at love *sighs* my favorite trope when it comes to romance, and in Before We Were Strangers, that trope was brought to absolute perfection! I loved that most of the chapters in Before We Were Strangers are from Matt’s perspective, and that I got a good look into the past and what he had with Grace his last year of college, and of his present, where not many things were going the way he wanted them to. After catching a glimpse of Grace at a metro station, seeing her recognize him, and desperately wanting to catch up with her, he finally found a drive to look forward. Scouring metro stations close to the one where he’d seen her, […]

Posted 12 February, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: The Secret Race – Tyler Hamilton

Review: The Secret Race – Tyler Hamilton

The Secret Race was lent to me by my very good friend Colleen while we were in Paris to watch the arrival of the Tour de France on Champs Elysées this past July. And I couldn’t put it down! Tyler Hamilton goes all the way, he explains how he started doping, with the team-director’s and some of his team-mates’ blessings, but he never tries to shift the blame on anyone but himself. Co-written with Daniel Coyle, it almost seems like a confessional, and I think it is much-needed, if the cylcists and the sport is to ever be saved. As I have been following the Tour de France for a long time, and have been disappointed by all the doping […]

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