Genre: Contemporary

Review ~ The Force of Wind ~ Elizabeth Hunter

Review ~ The Force of Wind ~ Elizabeth Hunter

OH. MY. GOODNESS. EHunter continues to hold me captive with this series. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like this series keeps getting better. I was so eager to crack open this book but I could never have prepared for all it contained. Gah! So intense! The Force of Wind kept me riveted with this installment. I was alternately biting my nails, tearing up, and swooning. The Force of Wind puts the romance between B and Gio on the back burner in favor of lots of action. It begins with B and Gio traveling to China – yet another fantastic locale. They’re meeting Tenzin there for a conference with is essentially the ruling council of vampires. The surprises that […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Wild ~ Sophie Jordan

Yay! I can read a series in a month! 😀 Special thanks to BerlsSC for buddy reading The Ivy Chronicles with me. I don’t read NA much anymore but I have to say that SJordan writes it well. This series is extraordinary – well-written, excellent character development, and authentic plot lines. I enjoyed every minute. Y’all know I adored Foreplay and Tease. But Wild? Wild was on a whole other level. 😉 Georgia is the steadiest of the trio of girls in this series. She’s a good girl, from a good family (as long as you don’t recall that her birth father, a musician, abandoned them). She has a solid, parent-approved (some might say dictated?) plan for her future. She’s […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Tease ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Tease ~ Sophie Jordan

Remembering Foreplay like I do despite it being 9 years since I read it, I had high expectations of Tease. SJordan did a stellar job in meeting those expectations, only falling short in one minor area. Overall though, I loved Emerson and Shaw’s story. Emerson is such a great character. She’s loyal and kind and always has her friends’ backs. That’s what made me sad about how Tease opened because Emerson wasn’t receiving those in return from someone who was supposedly a friend. However, she did meet Shaw so, silver lining. 😉 But I digress. Emerson works hard at presenting herself as carefree, in control, and relatively happy. If she keeps her facade in place and her walls up, no […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Foreplay ~ Sophie Jordan

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Foreplay ~ Sophie Jordan

FYI, this review was previously posted on my solo blog waaay back in December of 2013. Since none of you knew me then (except Linda!) I decided to repost the review for this challenge. 🙂   Sophie Jordan has solidified her place on my favorite authors list! Foreplay was brilliant! I’m gonna show my age here but do any of you remember Garth Brooks’ song Unanswered Prayers? (it came out when I was in high school 😉 That could be Pepper’s theme song. Pepper’s life, especially her childhood, was never normal and definitely not safe. When she ends up living with her grandmother, she is befriended by the Montgomery siblings. Lila becomes her best friend and Hunter becomes the man to whom […]

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ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

ARC Review: Shenanigans – Sarina Bowen

Shenanigans has all the ingredients I love in a good romance! Humor, friendship, hockey, hotness and a dash of side characters to hate on. To say I loved Shenanigans is a huge understatement! Neil and Charli were such great characters to get to know. From their accidental Vegas wedding to everything they did to not only stay married, but try to work it out as a business thing rather than anything real with feelings involved. Between the friendships in both of their hockey teams, and the way they had to fight their families to get to the finish line – it all just made so much sense to me. I really loathed Neil’s uncle, because his shenanigans were just mean-spirited […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Girl in the Mist ~ Kristen Ashley

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Girl in the Mist ~ Kristen Ashley

Wifey, I was most impressed with The Girl in the Mist, KA’s first foray into true romantic suspense. Of course, she’s not disappointed me yet with any genre she’s dipped her toe into. What did you think overall? Did she win you over? Is that a real question, wifey? Like, yeah, of course she won me over – I loved it! It was so well done.    One thing that impressed me most was the fact that although I knew KA was dropping hints, leaving clues, and throwing red herrings, I didn’t have a clue whodunit. Oh, I had myriad theories but I was surprised at the reveal. Did you figure out whodunit? I did not figure out whodunit at […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Western Waves ~ Brittainy Cherry

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Western Waves ~ Brittainy Cherry

I had the pleasure of another buddy read with my COYER friend, Nadene. This time we read Western Waves by Brittainy Cherry. You can check out this review and others at Nadene’s blog, Totally Addicted to Reading. 🙂 Let’s get to our chat!   Despite some consistency issues, I think we both enjoyed Western Waves. The inconsistencies did pull me out of the story at times. It felt rushed. But the bones of the story were good. This was actually the first book I’ve read from this series but I plan to go back and read its predecessors since you recommend them. 😉 Your overall opinion? Yes! You need to read the previous books. You won’t regret it. They were […]

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Review ~ Spoiler Alert ~ Olivia Dade

Review ~ Spoiler Alert ~ Olivia Dade

Spoiler Alert delivered ALL the feels! It was angsty and emotional, and ODade captured exquisitely the injury and scars that can come at the hands of those we love…those that are supposed to love us unconditionally. I am ecstatic that Spoiler Alert was chosen for February’s COYER Book Club and that I was able to read it with two of my COYER friends, Berls and Kristen. April is a geologist. She chose her field because she loves rocks. She loves rocks for their layers and the stories they tell. She also has a side interest, that of writing fan fiction based on her favorite TV series. The parallels between April’s rocks’ stories and the stories she writes are myriad. When […]

Posted 23 February, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Rockaway Bride & The Hero and the Hacktivist ~ Pippa Grant

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Rockaway Bride & The Hero and the Hacktivist ~ Pippa Grant

Wifey, I didn’t think I was going to like Rockaway Bride as much as its predecessors because it didn’t incorporate the full cast like the first 2 installments did. However, after some reading and thinking, I realized that with Willow being the quiet introvert of this group, this was the only way her story could have been told! YAY I’m so happy you enjoyed this as well! It didn’t incorporate the full cast, but my oh my, it was well done, right?   So, the pre-wedding night…I can’t express how elated I was that she was re-thinking marrying what’s-his-name. (As an aside, I really want to read her step-brothers’ books because I love them!) The shenanigans definitely took an interesting […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Tempt the Boss – Natasha Madison

Wifey, Tempt the Boss was just what I needed. Thank you so much for suggesting it for one of our first buddy-reads of 2022! I laughed so hard at the pranks Lauren and Austin played on each other. What did you think of the humor in this one? Thanks for agreeing to buddy read this one, wifey. And seeing as I was feeling guilty for all the laughing I was doing while reading this on an early morning flight, I suppose you can say I seriously appreciated the humor. 😉 Oh my, what these two could think up! Another thing I loved in Tempt the Boss was the relationship between Lauren and her sister, Kaleigh, and the friendship between Austin […]

Posted 28 January, 2022 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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