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Review ~ Next in Line ~ Amy Daws #unearthingabookishbounty

Review ~ Next in Line ~ Amy Daws #unearthingabookishbounty

I think I loved Next in Line even more than Wait With Me! There were plenty of laughs, of course, but there was something about Maggie that resonated with me. Witnessing the romance between her and Sam blossom was moving as well as humorous and HOT! Maggie is in Boulder on a mission. She wants to be more adventurous…to find her inner-explorer. This mission was spurred by her boyfriend calling her basic and breaking up with her. On Christmas Day. Anyway, she finds herself at a bait shop because nothing says adventurous like…ice fishing. 😉 Luckily, she happens upon a handsome guy who not only defends her honor but also agrees to serve as her guide. Sam is nothing if […]

Posted 1 September, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Review ~ Wait With Me ~ Amy Daws #(un)EarthingaBookishBounty

Review ~ Wait With Me ~ Amy Daws  #(un)EarthingaBookishBounty

Wait With Me was the perfect quarantine…er, isolation read. 😉 It was funny, emotional, & HOT! And I hate that I waited so long to read ADaws. Kate is an author of erotica whose conservative family is embarrassed by her profession and she’s experiencing writer’s block due to the fact she’s still living with her douche of an ex-boyfriend. When she takes her car in for some maintenance she finds her writing mojo in the Tire Depot waiting room. Miles is a mechanic at Tire Depot who can’t drama but believe his luck when he discovers this gorgeous red-head in the Customer Convenience Center. Especially since she’s there EVERY day. He’s sworn off relationships since his ex provided a lifetime’s […]

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Review ~ Dying for Chocolate ~ Diane Mott Davidson

Review ~ Dying for Chocolate ~ Diane Mott Davidson

Dying for Chocolate was a book club read otherwise I wouldn’t have started a series at #2. 😉 I never felt lost though and enjoyed my introduction to Diana Mott Davidson and Goldy. Highlights Goldy Goldy is a likeable character and I identified with her on several levels. She lacked a bit in the self-esteem department having suffered a nasty divorce. She’s also trying to do her very best in raising her young son. I appreciated her culinary skills as well as her amateur sleuthing skills. I also appreciated DMD’s surrounding Goldy with good, supportive friends and a solid love possibility. Mystery The mystery was well done. I hadn’t figured it all out by the reveal but a majority of […]

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Review ~ The Only Woman in the Room ~ Marie Benedict

Review ~ The Only Woman in the Room ~ Marie Benedict

The Only Woman in the Room was a book club read and one I’m glad was suggested. I didn’t know much about Hedy Lamarr other than she was an actress. I applaud MBenedict for highlighting all that Lamarr accomplished beyond being a pretty face. While the story was interesting, the prose felt stilted much of the time and there were other quirks in MBenedict’s writing that I found tedious. Those things took away from an otherwise enjoyable read yet I’m still happy to have read it. Highlights Hedy was a rather fascinating woman. She was a stage actress in Vienna and despite the fact she lived in a Jewish neighborhood, she didn’t realize she was Jewish. A few years prior […]

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Jax Reviews ~ The Secret History ~ Donna Tartt

Jax Reviews ~ The Secret History ~ Donna Tartt

My son, Jax, reviewed books from time to time on my previous blog. As a Mother’s Day gift, he wrote this review for me. I hope he’ll do more over the summer. 😉   **Jax Reviews** I enquire now as to the genesis of a philologist and assert the following: 1. A young man cannot possibly know what Greeks and Romans are. 2. He does not know whether he is suited for finding out about them. –Friedrich Nietzsche, and the opening lines of The Secret History. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these reviews. I think my last review was on a book about solar eclipses or something along those lines. I had read Tartt’s The Goldfinch about […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Captive Prince ~ C.S. Pacat #UnearthingaBookishBounty

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Captive Prince ~ C.S. Pacat #UnearthingaBookishBounty

Wow! Captive Prince began intensely and maintained that intensity throughout. It was a challenge to put it down. The court politics, the intrigue, the betrayals, and the, ahem, interesting behaviors in the Veretian palace kept me flipping through the pages. This story is so well done, I think it’s safe to assume I’ll be completing this trilogy sooner than later. I agree with everything you said, Brandee! It was extremely intense, and that was awesome. I couldn’t put the book down all day – I just had to continue to read. Everything was intriguing, and that made me truly happy while reading.   Captive Prince started with what I believe would be considered an ultimate betrayal. A Prince being taken […]

Posted 12 February, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge Reviews ~ Pucked Series ~ Helena Hunting

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge Reviews ~ Pucked Series ~ Helena Hunting

Woohoo! This time I did indeed read a series in a month! And I’m patting myself on the back considering I had TWO trips to the Pacific Northwest during the month of November. Of course, 6 hour round-trip flights and time to read while waiting on kids to get out of class helped. 😉 The Pucked Series was so much fun and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it! *Note* I only read the 6 main novels of the series. I still have novellas to read. 😀 Here are the reviews that haven’t already been posted. Pucked Up features Buck/Miller and Sunny, who is Alex’s younger sister. There was a lot of angst in Miller and Sunny’s […]

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#OctobeRec Fest Review #1 ~ Grip ~ Kennedy Ryan

#OctobeRec Fest Review #1 ~ Grip ~ Kennedy Ryan

Welcome to OctobeRec Fest. I started this as a nod to Oktoberfest (books & beer…heaven, am I right?!?) so I’ll spending the month of October reading a few of the many, many books I’ve procured thanks to you, my blogging friends. Title: Grip Author: Kennedy Ryan Recommended by: Ali @Black Heart Reviews Grip (well actually its prequel, Flow) served as my intro to Kennedy Ryan. And you do need to read Flow first to see how things started. But Grip was fan-freakin-tastic. And I became an instant fan of Kennedy Ryan. Highlights: Characters Grip and Bristol, 8 years later, are still in each other’s orbits. Bristol is now a music agent and Grip, as Bristol foretold, is a star. I admire […]

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Review ~ The Highwayman ~ Kerrigan Byrne

Review ~ The Highwayman ~ Kerrigan Byrne

The Highwayman was so good. Soooo good. That is all.   You didn’t believe I’d leave it at that, did you? 😉 KByrne – a new-to-me author – bowled me over with this gripping, intense, and emotional story. I’ll endeavor to do it justice. Farah met Dougan MacKenzie in an orphanage when they were both young. They became fast friends thanks to Farah’s compassionate heart. One night, something terrible happens and Farah and Dougan are separated. But not before Dougan performs a hand-fasting. Years later…maybe 15 years?…Farah his living as a widow – Farah MacKenzie – and working as a clerk at Scotland Yard. She’s lived a chaste life despite the liberties she’d be afforded as a widow but she’s […]

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Review ~ I Dare You ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review ~ I Dare You ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills

I Dare You… No, really.  I dare you to read this book and not laugh, cry, growl, and swoon! Yep, Maverick and Delaney were that awesome! There was snarky, flirty banter, serious chemistry, a fabulous secondary cast, and food! Yeah, I had a lot of fun with my first read from Isla Madden-Mills. Highlights: Delaney I loved everything about her! Her style, her nerdiness, her love of Han Solo, and her culinary skills all made for a heroine to cheer for! Oh, and that seh was reserved unless *dared* to do something was even more endearing. Maverick Oh my! This hulk of a guy definitely had an ego to match his body size. But finding out there was so much […]

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