Genre: Romance

Blogtour Review: Defining Destiny – Deanna Chase

Blogtour Review: Defining Destiny – Deanna Chase

*I received a free ARC of Defining Destiny from Xpresso Booktours in exchange of an honest review* Defining Destiny is a beautiful story, in which actual soul-mates have an almost magical connection. However, being soul-mates does not mean they treat each other right, showing love and respect when they should, and some use that connection as a selfish excuse to get what they want for themselves. Lucy met her soul-mate Cadan when she was 19, and their magical connection is singing together. Defining Destiny shows their singing as a way to make both them and their audience feel something much stronger than they would on their own. When Cadan and Lucy sing together, their voices merge and make a kind […]

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Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy – Teri Wilson

Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy – Teri Wilson

*I received a free ARC of Unleashing Mr. Darcy from Harlequin HQN via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Unleashing Mr. Darcy is a sweet and humorous tale about the dashing über-British Donovan Darcy, dog-show judge extraordinaire and all-American beauty Elizabeth Scott. From New York to London, they try as hard as they can not to fall in love with each other. From different sides of the track (and the ocean) they don’t really seem to have much in common. Well, apart from the fact that they both love dogs, that is. Elizabeth has just lost her job as a teacher in a posh private school when Unleashing Mr. Darcy starts, and at her first dog-show with her Cavalier […]

Posted 21 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Review: Facade (Games #2) – Nyrae Dawn

Review: Facade (Games #2) – Nyrae Dawn

*I received a free ARC of Facade from Forever Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Facade took a hold of my heart, ripped it out of my chest and shredded it to pieces! So much dark sadness, so many emotions, I fell in love with both the characters and the beautiful prose. The storyline depicts a harsh reality – for all of the characters, and the incredibly deep sadness they feel and try to get rid of in whichever way might work is an important part of their journey. Laney and Adrian are both dealing with a lot of mis-placed guilt, and in order to function in the world, they both put up a facade […]

Posted 20 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Review: The Bridge – Carol Ericson

Review: The Bridge – Carol Ericson

*I received a free ARC of The Bridge from Harlequin Intrigue via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Bridge is a fantastic romantic thriller. Color me both intrigued and confused, as well as more than a little hot and bothered! Sean is a brooding, strong police detective, and when he first meets Ellie, he’s amazed by her resilience. She singlehandedly escaped from a would-be killer who had stuffed her in his trunk, and she is still strong enough to answer questions, get back home to deal with another unpleasant surprise and go to the police station with Sean. The suspense is there from the opening sentence, when Ellie is hiding in the fog near the bay by the […]

Posted 19 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Gwynneth Ever After – Linda Poitervin

Review: Gwynneth Ever After – Linda Poitervin

*I received a free ARC of Gwynneth Ever After from Michem Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Gwynneth Ever After is your typical romance novel with a seemingly unattainable hero, a ‘normal’ but heroic woman and a slightly predictable storyline. It really worked for me anyway, though! I laughed, I cried, I cringed and by the end of the story, I definitely wanted more. Gwyn has raised her three children alone ever since her former husband, Jack, left to get milk when the twins were babies, and he just didn’t come back. After realizing that he didn’t really feel fit to be a father, Gwyn has lived solely for her children – making sure they have all […]

Posted 17 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: Her Valentine Fantasy – Nancy Warren

Review: Her Valentine Fantasy – Nancy Warren

*I received a free ARC of Her Valentine Fantasy from Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Her Valentine Fantasy is a whirlwind romance, hot, sexy and a little unexpected. The humor is ever-present, but not overwhelming, and I loved the swift and breathless way the characters fell for each other. A look, chemistry, a sexy way to explain the dessert and voilà, recipe for a beautiful valentine fantasy ready to be served. Jessica and Sam’s first meeting in Her Valentine Fantasy is pretty unconventional! Sam is the owner at Benedict, where Jessica is out on a first date with a banker – a very boring banker. Sam, however, who is waiting tables […]

Posted 14 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Review: A February Bride (A Year of Weddings #3) – Betsy St. Amant

Review: A February Bride (A Year of Weddings #3) – Betsy St. Amant

*I received a free ARC of A February Bride from Zondervan Fiction via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A February Bride is the story of Allie, and how and why she ran away from church in her wedding dress, even if all she ever wanted was to finally marry Marcus. Her reasons for running are pretty shallow in my opinion – she loves him, and he loves her, but she’s got this idea in her head that her family is cursed. That all the women in her family are bound to hurt the men in their lives, and throw them out just so they can marry a new and improved version. So Allie thinks the best thing to […]

Posted 10 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox

Review: Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox

*I received a free ARC of Flirting with Disaster from Random House Publishing – Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Flirting with Disaster is quite different from what I expected. Sean is a very sexy geek, he stutters – which is why he refuses to speak when Katie can hear him. Katie is a very strong woman, she has picked up the pieces of her life several times, and come out even stronger afterwards. Very caring, she has trouble figuring out what to do with the rest of her life. With just the right amount of hotness, Flirting with Disaster also has a mystery to solve, as Sean and Katie have to keep rock-star Judah Pratt safe […]

Posted 27 January, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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The Sheriff Catches a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #5) – Cora Seton

The Sheriff Catches a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #5) – Cora Seton

*I received a free ARC of The Sheriff Catches a Bride from One Acre Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Sheriff Catches a Bride is in the same spirit as the other books in the Chance Creek series, but it is a little more complicated and confused because of the sub-plot that takes up a lot of time that I would have rather spent with Cab and Rose. Fila is fleeing from Afghanistan, and arrives in New York with three handlers to bring her to her new husband, a Taliban terrorist, and I felt that this whole part of the story only served the purpose of a resolution for Cab and Rose. I also think that […]

Posted 17 January, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Panic (Rook and Ronin #3) – J.A. Huss

Review: Panic (Rook and Ronin #3) – J.A. Huss

In Panic, Rook starts her new show with Spencer, and Ford is tagging along as usual. Being away from Ronin is not easy, but she can finally start film school, and she has other people she can count on as friends. Her tutor is showing her some strange newspaper articles as he tries to make her doubt all three men who have become so important to her. When an ex also shows up to tell her she has to talk to an FBI agent to save his mother, she realizes this may very well have something to do with her past, rather with the past of her friends. Even I could feel the Panic at times while reading. Rook puts […]

Posted 16 January, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 21 Comments
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