Publisher: Gallery Books

ARC Review: The Summer We Lost Her – Tish Cohen

ARC Review: The Summer We Lost Her – Tish Cohen

The Summer We Lost Her is a slow-paced mystery where a young girl disappears without trace from the front of a summer house. Especially the beginning of The Summer We Lost Her is very slow. I was wondering when something would happen, while also getting to know Matt and Elise and Gracie. Between the fact that Elise was a top athlete, and Matt the main caretaker for Gracie, it was clear that the usual gender roles were not part of this family’s dynamics. The Summer We Lost Her switches between the present and various flashbacks. The narrator is 3rd person omniscient, with the closest perspective being Elise’s. I enjoyed learning about Elise and Matt, how they had come to terms […]

Posted 28 August, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Review: Sidelined – Suzanne Baltzar

ARC Review: Sidelined – Suzanne Baltzar

Sidelined is about an unconventional woman, who finally gets the job she wants. Only to be met by scepticism from the men already in place. It was great reading about a female high school football coach. All the challenges Charlie faced in Sidelined are challenges women often face, too. Charlie was happy to finally be head coach, but the reception she got form her team was even colder than she had imagined. Connor wanted the job, and truly felt he deserved the job. He tried to tell himself that he didn’t hate Charlie because she was a woman, but because she had ‘stolen’ his dream job. As Sidelined continued, it was clear that Charlie was more than capable. She turned […]

Posted 27 August, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review: Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Review: Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon was fantastic – one of the best second chance romances I have read, and it was so filled with chemistry and tenderness I felt full while reading. What happens when you’re the hidden (not secret) child of Hollywood’s most coveted actor and you go on vacation to London and meet a cute boy? Well, lots of things happen, actually, and Tate broke the one rule her mom and grandma had instilled in her since they moved away from her father. And that had devastating consequences for all of them – but mostly for Tate. Twice in a Blue Moon is a beautifully written, character-driven story, and I enjoyed how Christina Lauren first let us got […]

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Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is my favorite friends to lovers story ever! They are both golden, and I adore them! Story: Josh and Hazel had nothing much in common at first glance, on second glance, however, they were perfect for each other. After they knew each other in college, they lost sight of each other for ten years. Until Hazel’s best friend had a welcome summer BBQ. And Josh was there – because he was Emily’s sister. Little by little, Josh and Hazel became friends, and their friendship was strong. They are both very loyal, and only wanted the best for the other. Because Josh left his girlfriend after they had known each other again only for […]

Posted 3 September, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 28 Comments
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Review: Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

Review: Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words is one of the most poignantly beautiful stories I have ever read! My heart is still reeling, and I want to both laugh and cry at the same time. Story: Love and Other Words switches between Macy’s childhood and the present, slowly unraveling all her secret thoughts, fears, loves, hopes, and heartaches. Christina Lauren’s stories just get better and stronger with each book, and I can hardly even write because my feelings are all over the place. The character development in Love and Other Words is nothing short of amazing. And the friendship between Elliot and Macy when they were children and teens is beautiful. There were just so many little details about them both that […]

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Review: Roomies – Christina Lauren

Review: Roomies – Christina Lauren

Roomies was such a tender story, but it still packed a punch! My emotions were all over the place, all the while cheering for Holland! (un)Conventionally short: Unexpected romance, with possibly disastrous results sums up Roomies quite well in my opinion. Holland has gone to a specific subway station to listen to Calvin play. And when she’s attacked and he saves her, then disappears, she wants to help him get the recognition she thinks he deserves. What she didn’t count on was him being an illegal alien, but saving her uncle’s musical makes her choice an easy one. Needless to say, the fact that she’s in love with Calvin from afar makes her choice even easier. As Calvin and Holland […]

Posted 5 December, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: The Dirty Book Club – Lisi Harrison

Review: The Dirty Book Club – Lisi Harrison

The Dirty Book Club is all about female friendships and empowerment, and how books may be the way to both! Story: M.J. thought she had it all, but living her life not fully knowing what she wanted didn’t make her happy The Dirty Book Club changed all that. At first, she had some awkward interactions with some of the women her own age, but she felt like people in LA were so very different from the New Yorkers she was used to. The Dirty Book Club followed both M.J. and her new friends and Gloria and her friends. Quite a bit of the story happened in the past, when Gloria and her friends were younger. They were rather open-minded, and […]

Posted 3 October, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

The Turn was very enlightening on many points, even as it brought me to question many others. There is something so very special about The Hollows, and reading more about what actually happened prior to the action in the main series was quite thrilling! The reason why humans were so afraid of tomatoes, and what happened to make the paranormals come out, so to speak. The Turn was more than ‘just’ a way to explain the world and those living in it, though. True to form, Harrison painted some very vivid characters who evolved in a storyline that was well done and quite complicated. And there were some sightings of characters who were part of the series as well. Trisk […]

Posted 31 January, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: Luck, Love and Lemon Pie – Amy E Reichert

Review: Luck, Love and Lemon Pie – Amy E Reichert

Luck, Love and Lemon Pie deals with what happens after years of a mostly happy marriage, when boredom sets in and the two people who were always there for each other start to grow apart. MJ and Chris have been married for 20 years, but for their 20th anniversary, Chris doesn’t show up at the restaurant for their celebration lunch. In fact, he’s playing poker and forgot all about MJ… Luck, Love and Lemon Pie starts pretty strongly , placing the reader firmly on MJ’s side, as she was having a whole meal alone, including the famous lemon pie Chris had always made for their anniversary in the past. Because Chris enjoyed his poker games at the local casino, MJ […]

Posted 30 November, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review: Sweet Ruin – Kresley Cole

Review: Sweet Ruin – Kresley Cole

Sweet Ruin continues the saga of the immortals who mostly haunt New Orleans, and I have to say that Rune and Josie’s story was both touching and sweet, with lots of action, and even more nostalgia. I’m not sure why I have kept Sweet Ruin hidden on my kindle for so long! But I’m very happy to have read it now – so that I’ll be ready to delve into Immortals After Dark #17 in January next year… This is a series with an extremely well done mythology, and I am always in awe when I read a new installment. The stories are also character-driven, with a solid story and an overall plot that spans over several books in the […]

Posted 19 October, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 27 Comments
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