Genre: LGBT

OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

I can’t believe October flew by so quickly and I only got 4 books read! But OctobeRec Fest was successful in my opinion. I read some good books and got 4 books off my shelf. 😉 Be on the lookout for a blogger wife chat review soon of Carmilla – the 4th book I checked off my list. I didn’t quite finish The Immortal Coil before October ended but I was close. 😉 Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight turned me on to The Immortal Coil AND I happened to win a signed copy in a giveaway she held. Yay! Oh, and the beer pairing? Four Noses Pump Action Pumpkin Ale. Yum! For a large portion of the book, I was […]

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Review: The Girl Next Door – Chelsea M. Cameron

Review: The Girl Next Door – Chelsea M. Cameron

The Girl Next Door is a beautifully written romance, in which the two women are more than a little hesitant at first. I haven’t read many f/f romances, and I’m really happy I got my hands on The Girl Next Door! As with all of Ms. Cameron’s novels, the characters hold the story and keeps it moving forward. Both Iris and Jude were great characters. They had emotionally suffered in the past, and were a little careful with their heart, but there was still a lot of hope in the novel. The Girl Next Door starts with Iris moving back home after some trouble, and losing her job. She never wanted to come back to her little town in Maine […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Kings Rising – C.S. Pacat

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Kings Rising – C.S. Pacat

In Kings Rising, the intrigue was even more present, the betrayals even more stinging, and the plot completely unpredictable.  First of all, can I just say wow to this series? Kings Rising was very well done! The intrigue, the new fragile peace between Laurent and Damen, the betrayals. It was hard to catch my breath while reading.  I couldn’t agree more, wifey. I couldn’t have anticipated how much I enjoyed Damen and Laurent’s story. It all was so well done!   Before we truly chat though, I have to mention that I felt a little unfulfilled with the ending. It was too abrupt for me, like maybe 20 pages more and I would have been satisfied. Did you enjoy the […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

Prince’s Gambit was filled with intrigue, betrayal, action, and planning for war.  I had to catch my breath reading Prince’s Gambit! The action was even faster. And the intrigue as well as the betrayals were just amazing, don’t you think? Oh, they both were so amazing! I didn’t know who to trust or what was going to happen next. The action was faster in this installment and while most of the story had me tied in knots, Pacat did manage to make me laugh a few times. 🙂   Both Damen and Laurent grew in this novel too! What new information about them did you enjoy the most? I thought that in some ways, they were more similar than they […]

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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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Review ~ Passions of a Papillon ~ Tara Lain #NR2020 @taralain

Review ~ Passions of a Papillon ~ Tara Lain #NR2020 @taralain

I adored Passions of a Papillon ! It has great characters, character growth, romance, suspense, AND it made me want a dog! A papillon specifically. 😉 I was immediately drawn into the story in large part because of a little ball of fluff. When Finn finds her – or maybe it was the other way around? – I knew Batshit was going to win over this non-dog-lover. Once Finn and Batshit meet Emerson, the vet, I knew this trio was fated. However, they had a few obstacles to negotiate before they could have their HEA. Highlights: Characters TLain proved yet again her talent at creating characters that are engaging and fully realized. Finn is a defense attorney and works hard at defending […]

Posted 10 February, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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ARC Review ~ All the Better Part of Me ~ Molly Ringle

ARC Review ~ All the Better Part of Me ~ Molly Ringle

All the Better Part of Me was a rather heartwarming read. Witnessing Sinter figure out his sexuality and deal with the repercussions was compelling even if I did get frustrated with him at times. He was, in all honesty, doing the best he could given the “tools” he had. Highlights: Characters Sinter immediately captivated me. His love of 80’s music, Shakespeare, and emo-style of dressing felt familiar and comfortable. And his career as an actor made his flair for the dramatic realistic. I adored Sinter’s best friend, Andy. He was such a perfect fit for Sinter…understanding, supportive, all the things a best friend should be. The supporting cast was pretty great as well. From Fiona and Sebastian to Daniel and […]

Posted 18 September, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Due Diligence ~ Anna Zabo

Audio Review ~ Due Diligence ~ Anna Zabo

Due Diligence was a relevant and engaging listen. Although it’s the thrid in the series, it works as standalone. However, characters from the previous books are present and are interesting enough that I want to know their stories. I did have a few issues but overall my introduction to AZabo and IToma was a good one! What Worked: Characters I liked Fazil and Todd. They’d been involved in high school but broke up when Fazil left for college. Their reunion was unexpected but they definitely still had chemistry. I liked how AZabo demonstrated how their upbringings and their families impacted their personalities. And I admired how she conveyed their flaws and the ways in which they caused problems for themselves […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Home Improvement – Tara Lain

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Home Improvement – Tara Lain

Home Improvement was yet another sweet, hot, and deep story by Ms. Lain, in my opinion. I loved how Gabe and Jerry met. And I loved Ellie even more. What did you think of this one, wifey? OH good golly! I certainly enjoyed this one, wifey! I loved the characters and I appreciated the messages offered, especially the one about being genuine. I’m not sure how Lain does it, but her characters always, always feel so relatable to me. And that’s also something I felt with Home Improvement. Even if they’re all very different from me, I felt connected to them – you know? I know exactly what you’re saying. No, neither of us is a single-dad, gay home improvement […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Cowboys Don’t Samba – Tara Lain (@TaraLain @VivianaIzzo)

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Cowboys Don’t Samba – Tara Lain (@TaraLain @VivianaIzzo)

Cowboys Don’t Samba took a little while to take off for me, wifey, but once it did – it really did! What did you think of the beginning of Maury’s story? I have to say TLain pulled me in from the start, wifey. Maybe because I just knew where she was going with Maury’s story. Whatever it was, I enjoyed Maury from the get-go!   As always, Lain managed to bring more to the story than romance and bull-riding! I loved how different Tristao and Maury appeared at the beginning of the story, and especially the rivalry between Tristao’s older brother and Maury. Which stemmed from stereo-typing and preconception in my opinion. Yes! I admired how TLain incorporated the Latino/Mexican […]

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