Genre: Romance

Review: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

*I received a free ARC of These Broken Stars from Disney Hyperion via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* These Broken Stars is a beautifully written young adult novel set in a more or less distant future, when space travel is quite common, and several planets are colonized, but there is still war and those who hold power want to hold on to that. Many things seem very different from the way we live now, but at the core, human beings are still the same, with their hopes and dreams. They still love and hate, fear and show courage. The differences are in the science and the way people can travel. Tarver is on the Icarus only because he […]

Posted 2 December, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 33 Comments
Divider

Review: Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2) – Jennifer Echols

Review: Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2) – Jennifer Echols

*I received a free ARC of Playing Dirty from Pocket Books via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* Playing Dirty is a truly fun book to read! I couldn’t put it down and stayed up until 3 am so I could learn everything about Sarah, Quintin and the others. Intricate relationships, country stars who aren’t exactly the way the portray themselves to the public. The characters are fun and realistic, the storyline is captivating, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself all the way. I thought the band members were very clever in Playing Dirty, because that’s exactly what they are doing! And Sarah is playing dirty as well. Everybody wants to look out for themselves in the beginning, and it […]

Posted 22 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
Divider

Review: Gone Wild – Ever Cormick

Review: Gone Wild – Ever Cormick

*I received a free ARC of Gone Wild from Barefoot Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Gone Wild has a lot more to do with living with nature than it has to do with a girl who kind of acts more wild than usual – despite the cover that shows a lot of skin and wet white clothes… The story is not bad, but I didn’t really get completely drawn into it, either. I can’t really put my finger on why, though, because even if Ina and Adam were both good characters they didn’t make me need to continue reading. Ina goes to a secluded mountain cottage to find herself and figure out what to do with […]

Posted 21 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
Divider

Review: Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) – K.A. Tucker

Review: Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) – K.A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose is just as emotional as Ten Tiny Breaths and One Tiny Lie! I already loved Cain, but getting to know him better was a true pleasure. I have to admit that Charlie is a really great character as well, she’s the perfect mix of innocent and saucy, and it was great to see how she could unbalance Cain with just a wink. There is a very dark undertone to Four Seconds to Lose, but that is to be expected in this series, right? Nothing is ever easy for the main characters, nor for their friends. There are several sightings of characters you have met before if you are familiar with this series, Storm, Dan, Ginger, China… […]

Posted 14 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
Divider

Review: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) – Colleen Hoover

Review: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) – Colleen Hoover

Finding Cinderella is a novella in the Hopeless series, and as usual, I just love Ms. Hoover’s writing! Daniel is shown in a very different light in Finding Cinderella, he is much more than the best friend with the big mouth and the stupid nick-names here. It was also very nice to get to know Six better. And I really enjoyed seeing this more fragile side to her, since the little we see of her in Hopeless doesn’t really help the readers understand her very well. As usual, the writing is just beautiful, and I thought it was all going to be taking me to a wonderfully happy place, until *BAM* something is revealed that just might change everything. And […]

Posted 13 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
Divider

Review: Sleep With the Lights On (Brown and De Luca #1) – Maggie Shayne

Review: Sleep With the Lights On (Brown and De Luca #1) – Maggie Shayne

*I received a free ARC of Sleep With the Lights On from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Sleep With the Lights On is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a very long time! Brilliantly written, the suspense always building, wonderful characters, a little romance and a lot of danger. It really has a lot of the things I’m looking for in a great read. Even the prologue hooked me – it was as if I could not put the book down from the very first lines of that, and I could hardly sleep because I wanted to get up and continue reading. I needed to know what would happen next, and how Rachel […]

Posted 12 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
Divider

Review: A Missing Peace – Beth Fred

Review: A Missing Peace – Beth Fred

*I received a free ARC of A Missing Peace from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A Missing Peace is a brilliant YA novel, about an Iraqi girl and an American boy, they have both been scarred by the war in Iraq, Mirriam’s dad was killed there when he tried to save a man. Caleb’s dad was killed there as well, and Caleb had always thought it happened in an attack and that enemy fire killed him. The way Caleb and Mirriam really can’t stand each other in the beginning, each thinking the other represents everything they hate is so well done! As Mirriam and Caleb get to know each other better, they also learn to appreciate […]

Posted 11 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
Divider

Review: Baiting the Boss – Coleen Kwan

Review: Baiting the Boss – Coleen Kwan

*I received a free ARC of Baiting the Boss from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Baiting the Boss is a quick, sweet and very hot read! Grace is the young woman who works very hard, has specific goals and does what needs to be done to achieve them. Jack has been away from Sydney for three years, ever since his wife died in a car accident. Living on a secluded island, he is not exactly happy to see Grace arrive by boat, with demands from his grand father for him to come home and become CEO of the family company. The chemistry between Grace and Jack can be felt from the start of Baiting the […]

Posted 9 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
Divider

Review: Starry Night – Debbie Macomber

Review: Starry Night – Debbie Macomber

*I received a free ARC of Starry Night from Random House Publishing / Ballantine via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Starry Night is a breathtakingly beautiful story about Carrie and Finn. At the surface, there couldn’t be two more different people than these two. Finn is a secluded author who has never given an interview, and no one knows exactly who he is, or where to find him. Carrie is a journalist for the society pages in the Chicago Sun, but her boss promises her a different job if she can come back with Finn’s interview. After trying hard to find out where Finn is living, and deciding to forgo Thanksgiving with her family in order to make […]

Posted 8 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
Divider

Review: Dirty Minds – T. A. Williams

Review: Dirty Minds – T. A. Williams

*I received a free ARC of Dirty Minds from Harlequin UK Limited / Carina UK via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.* Dirty Minds is a very funny story about a professor and writer, Tom, who is working through the different stages of grief after his wife died two years ago. He has written a medieval story that was pretty bleak and violent, and his therapist suggests that he finds something a little lighter and more fluffy to concentrate on for his next book. He has the idea that because Fifty Shades of Grey has so much success, he should write something erotic, and possible have it in a historical setting. But he is sure he needs to get […]

Posted 7 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
Divider