Genre: Romance

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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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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Buddy Read Review ~ The Deal ~ Elle Kennedy #COYER

Buddy Read Review ~ The Deal ~ Elle Kennedy #COYER

I had the pleasure of buddy reading The Deal with my friend, Nadene. You can check out her review and more at her blog. Here’s our conversation: What were your favourite moments? My favorite moments were any time with Hannah and Garrett sparring But I also loved all the sweet moments: I loved their first get together a studying. I loved how he persuaded her to do the fake date. I loved all the moments where he spent gaining her trust so that she could confide in him and share her story. And I loved when he shared his story with her.   What did you think of the characters? I liked all the characters with the exception of Cass […]

Posted 22 December, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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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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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Sins & Needles ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Sins & Needles ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Linda and I read Sins & Needles – The Artists Trilogy – for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. Six years have passed now and in Sins & Needles we find Ellie wanting to go legit. She’s gone home to see if her uncle will help her. When he refuses, she decides to either get a job or plan one final con so she can get a fresh start. You know, watching Ellie try to choose between doing the moral thing or not kinda explains why it seems some people are willing to put effort into the scam rather than legit work. It’s maddening to me but… I still feel like Ellie isn’t a completely bad […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On Every Street ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On Every Street ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Linda and I read On Every Street for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge.   On Every Street was a bit hard for me to get into for some reason. Probably because Ellie/Eden was a character I couldn’t relate to immediately. She was a teenager who’d been raised by criminal parents. But once I engaged, I read quickly. What were your initial thoughts? Oh, I agree! She was difficult to relate to, but I did get into the story, I was very intrigued about her plan once the story started to unfold.   You and I discussed this some already but I wanted to include this here as well. I found it difficult to believe Ellie/Eden […]

Posted 29 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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