Genre: Suspense

Review: Driven – Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Driven – Rebecca Zanetti

Driven is the perfect culmination to the Deep Ops series! It had even more suspense than the prior books, and I have to say that the way the mystery unfolded left me surprised and satisfied at the same time. Driven is fast-paced and filled with danger. Not only for Angus himself, but also for his whole team of misfits. I loved how the plot thickened in this final novel in the series, and the mystery became even more difficult to decipher. At the beginning of the novel, the HDD disbanded Angus’ team, and things were looking extremely dire for all of them. In Driven, there is also an amazing redemption arc for Angus, and of course, he needed that, but […]

Posted 15 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Review: No Holding Back – Lori Foster

Review: No Holding Back – Lori Foster

No Holding Back is the first book in a new series by Lori Foster, and it blew my socks off! Sterling and Cade were intriguing and realistic characters I loved getting to know. No Holding Back is about a strong female character, Sterling, who had been through literal hell when she was in her late teens. I have a trigger warning on my Goodreads review just in case… However, using her earlier trauma as a strength in order to fight evil is what she does. Not only does she do it well, she also works alone. Sterling is not a trusting person, but she always feels good when she goes to Cade’s bar after work. It’s the only place where […]

Posted 12 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Bossy Brothers: Tony – J.A. Huss

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Bossy Brothers: Tony – J.A. Huss

Tony blew my mind! I loved how things really weren’t what they seemed, and also the fact that we were back in Fort Collins with characters from prior Huss stories in the background. I, too, loved how Huss took us in a direction we weren’t anticipating (although, is that really unexpected with her?!? LOL) and it was PERFECT. And being back in FoCo was like coming home. 😉 I loved that Tony could surprise me and that this book took a direction that was not exactly unexpected, but rather unconventional. What is your first impression, Wifey? I was definitely surprised by the direction this story went but thrilled at the same time. In the EOBS, Huss said that she took […]

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Bookworm Bites ~ Masters & Mercenaries #1-3 ~ Lexi Blake

Bookworm Bites ~ Masters & Mercenaries #1-3 ~ Lexi Blake

The Dom Who Loved Me was a wild ride of an introduction to this series. LBlake deftly set up the cast of characters who inhabit this world while also delivering a fast-paced, suspenseful story and romance. Grace was a likeable character who essentially lived for her job after having lost her husband. Unfortunately, or fortunately 😉 her boss might be into some shady dealings that require McKay-Taggert investigating. Enter Sean Taggert. While Sean may be undercover, his developing feelings for Grace are not. And there’s no better setup for an explosive romance than danger. Then throw in some BDSM and HOT DAMN! 😀 I really enjoyed Grace and Sean as characters. They both experienced emotional growth over the course of […]

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Review: Wicked Secret – Sawyer Bennett

Review: Wicked Secret – Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Secret is part of my favorite sub-genre – it’s erotic suspense, and both the hotness and the tense parts were so well done! As always, Bennett totally made my day with her story! Wicked Secret is part of the Wicked Horse series, and it also ties in with her Jameson Force Security series. This story can still be read as a stand alone, though. And I have to say few people can write an erotica with so much character development, Bennett is one of them, and I love her for it! Wicked Secret is both a second chance at love, and almost an enemies to lovers story. August is extremely angry with Leighton, and it takes him quite a […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review w/ @BerlsS ~ Mine to Hold ~ Cynthia Eden

Buddy Read Chat Review w/ @BerlsS ~ Mine to Hold ~ Cynthia Eden

After meeting Noah in the 2 previous installments, I was more than anxious to get his story in Mine to Hold. CEden had set up Noah’s love interest and I figured Claire was going to be a hard nut to crack. I was keen to watch Noah take a chance, to get to know both he and Claire better, and I was curious about the kind of danger Claire would find herself in. CEden didn’t disappoint. As much as I like Noah, Claire was the one I was excited to get to know better. She was so spunky in the last book and had been hit with so much tragedy! And the sparks between them were undeniable, so I was […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Creeping Beautiful ~ JA Huss

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Creeping Beautiful ~ JA Huss

Creeping Beautiful is Huss at her best!! Mystery wrapped in conspiracy wrapped in romance revolving around unreliable narrators, this was a multi-layered story told from multiple POVs and it was pure greatness. I can’t wait for the next installment! Oh you rounded that one up real nice, wifey! It was definitely greatness, and I loved how unreliable the narrators were. That just made all the twisty turns even better.   It was rather exciting to immerse myself in the world of The Company again. I wish I had thought to keep a notebook on The Company from the beginning, including all my thoughts and theories on things. But I digress…. Starting off with the auction, we see an entirely new facet […]

Posted 24 February, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Buddy Read Chat Review w/Berls ~ Mine to Keep ~ Cynthia Eden @BerlsS

Buddy Read Chat Review w/Berls ~ Mine to Keep ~ Cynthia Eden @BerlsS

Mine to Keep started off a little more slowly than its predecessor but it didn’t take too long to draw me in. Once I was hooked I was flying through the pages while biting my nails. CEden impressed me with her suspense in the first installment but she amped up the tension in this one. And she kept me in the dark the entire time! I so agree! I think that the tension in Mine to Take was that you were constantly misdirected on the culprit. In Mine to Keep, the tension was that I was clueless! I knew who it COULDN’T be and was pretty confident that they were wrong on a couple of their suspects. But I never […]

Posted 19 February, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 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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Buddy Read Chat Review w/Berls ~ Mine to Take ~ Cynthia Eden #COYER

Buddy Read Chat Review w/Berls ~ Mine to Take ~ Cynthia Eden #COYER

We both were hooked at the prologue. It was the last few sentences that did it for me. Having finished, I’m still curious about who the speaker was. What hooked you? And if it was the same thing, are you still curious as well? Ditto! It hooked me and quite literally gave me chills. Even now, rereading it, I get chills because, yeah, I don’t know who it is!!! And I want to know why she clearly didn’t remember that moment (if she had, there would be no mystery… Or a different one) and will she in a future book? Do you think CEden left it deliberately unresolved?  I hadn’t thought about her leaving it unresolved on purpose. That’s totally […]

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