Genre: Adult

Review ~ Well Met ~ Jen DeLuca

Review ~ Well Met ~ Jen DeLuca

In Well Met, we become acquainted with the town of Willow Creek as well as some of its inhabitants. And we are introduced to its annual Renaissance Faire. This first installment revolves around Emily, who has come to town to care for her sister and niece following a car accident, and Simon, the local boy turned English teacher turned Master of Ren Faire. It was a lot of fun! What Worked: Characters I immediately was drawn to Emily, a young woman down on her luck. Having recently been dumped by her long-time beau after supporting him through law school, she’s in town taking care of her older sister. Emily is dealing with feeling she’s not enough and upon first meeting […]

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Review ~ Wicked All Night ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Review ~ Wicked All Night ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

I can! I can read a series in a month! Special thanks to Anne @Books of My Heart for organizing our buddy read of the Night Rebel series with Berls @Because Reading and Lillian @Mom With a Reading Problem. It was a lot of fun!   Ian and Veritas’ story had ticked all my boxes so far so Wicked All Night had a lot to live up to as the final installment. While it did deliver on most of my expectations, there were too many unanswered questions to leave me fully satisfied. Once again, we pick up the story where we left off and this last piece moved at break-neck speed. We have Veritas heading to the Netherworld in order […]

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Review ~ Wicked Bite ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Review ~ Wicked Bite ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Oh good golly! Wicked Bite picks up where Shades of Wicked left us and hurtles us onto a thrilling, fast-paced continuation of Ian and Veritas’ story. And let me tell you – Ian made me love him even more in Wicked Bite and I didn’t think that was possible. 😉 Wicked Bite sees Veritas attempting to fulfill a promise by hunting down souls. She’s doing her damnedest while also avoiding Ian for…reasons. Events in the last book have Ian’s memories a little hazy but he remembers Veritas and his feelings for her quite clearly. However, Veritas is not only running from Ian’s memories – or her belief in the lack thereof. She’s also protecting him from the extreme danger she […]

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Review ~ Shades of Wicked ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Review ~ Shades of Wicked ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

I’ve been a fan of Ian (for the most part) since first meeting him. He provided a lot of comic relief, to be sure, but his reaction to Cat killing someone in his employ made me wonder at what was beneath this devil-may-care veneer. We’ve seen glimpses throughout the series but in Shades of Wicked, we are finally made privy to the real Ian. And let’s not forget Veritas. Upon first introduction, I liked her because I could see she wasn’t the hard-nosed Law Guardian she should have been. I had no idea the layers she had or the impressive being she is. There couldn’t be a more perfect partner for Ian. Shades of Wicked sees Veritas teaming up with […]

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ARC Review: The Backup Plan – Jill Shalvis

ARC Review: The Backup Plan – Jill Shalvis

The Backup Plan hit me in the feels big time, both because of the romance and because of the friendships – as well as all the past hurts. The Backup Plan is a story of three lost souls – two who left their home town when the going got tough while they were young – and one who stayed, but didn’t really live. It is filled with emotions! There’s joy, sadness, love, fear, humor, and a tiny little dash of hope. I really enjoyed getting to know Alice, Lauren and Knox in The Backup Plan. They had all been deeply hurt when they were young, and as a result, they were cautious with their hearts, albeit in very different ways. […]

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Dual Blogger Review: The Sins We Hide – Scarlett Cole

Dual Blogger Review: The Sins We Hide – Scarlett Cole

The Sins We Hide is a gritty MC romance with a young woman going back to her roots, and the boy she used to have a crush on now a cynical VP. The Sins We Hide follows Gwen and Clutch, and their past is a lot less messy than their present, for sure! Gwen goes back to the past in a way after her mother is killed, and she then finds out that not only is her father dead, too – they were buried on the same day. And most of the people in the club hate not only her mother, but her too. Gwen definitely has a lot to deal with, and the most difficult parts are the secrets […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Devious Lies ~ Parker S. Huntington

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Devious Lies ~ Parker S. Huntington

Once again, I had the pleasure of buddy reading with my friend, Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading. We hope you enjoy our chat review of Devious Lies by Parker S. Huntington. You can check out this chat review (Nadene’s review includes her thoughts on the narration since she listened) and more at here.   Age-gap and enemies-to-lovers tropes are probably in my top 5-7 favorites. Getting them combined was good stuff. I particularly liked how Emery and Nash were acquainted. That his family had worked for hers. And that she’d spent more time with his family than her own. I also appreciated how Huntington wove together the different timelines so we got the backstory. Honestly, I could see they were […]

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Review ~ Once Kissed ~ Cecy Robson #COYER

Review ~ Once Kissed ~ Cecy Robson #COYER

Cecy Robson is an author I’ve long wanted to read so I made sure to fit in Once Kissed for COYER’s Recommend Me a Book Read-a-thon. This was a recommendation from Sophia Rose. 🙂 Tessa is a young, brilliant law student. She’s worked hard to get where she is and is counting the days until she’s free of her father’s tyranny. Oh, some might think she’s a spoiled princess whose father foots the bill for her lavish lifestyle. They’d be wrong. She’s essentially a prisoner. Things come to a head when she’s assigned a case working with an ADA. The case is dangerous enough that she’s also assigned police protection. That protection comes in the form of Curran O’Brien – […]

Posted 14 November, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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New Release Review & Giveaway ~ Angel of Ashes & Dust ~ D.H. Nevins

New Release Review & Giveaway ~ Angel of Ashes & Dust ~ D.H. Nevins

Angel of Ashes & Dust is the exciting ending to the Wormwood Trilogy. It’s a book I’ve been eagerly anticipating and it delivered the satisfying ending I was hoping for. Picking up where Angel of Shadow left off, Kali finds herself the reluctant leader of the surviving humans. She’s struggling with a role she didn’t ask for, a group that seemingly gets angrier and more mistrusting every day, and a power she hesitates to use for fear of it being used against her. Despite Kali not wanting to lead, she’s willing to do all she can to help these humans rebuild. This determination means she must deal with the distrust and make the hard decisions needed to further their cause. […]

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Review ~ Single Dad Seeks Juliet ~ Max Monroe

Review ~ Single Dad Seeks Juliet ~ Max Monroe

I picked up Single Dad Seeks Juliet at Book Bonanza back in July at Berls’ urging. So it only made sense she’d recommend it for COYER’s Recommend Me a Book Readathon. Having read and enjoyed Max Monroe’s Billionaire series, I was excited to jump into this one. I mean, there’s not much sexier than a single dad. Amiright? Single Dad Seeks Juliet pulled me in immediately. First, there’s Chloe, who’s writing into this newspaper bachelor contest for her dad. That says a lot about him right there. It meant he’d raised a compassionate kid. One who loves him enough to want him with someone and happy when she goes off to college. Then we have Jake. He was already off […]

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