Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Review: The Rose – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Rose – Tiffany Reisz

The Rose is a beautiful erotic mix of Greek mythology, a fairytale and a romance. Reisz just enchants her readers, and that was even more the case with this story. With her talents as a storyteller, Reisz brought on the next level with The Rose. Both Lia and August were characters that made me curious – and I wanted them to get to know each other better. With the kylix, and traveling to different worlds to have hot sex, it was even better. The Rose wove the Greek mythology elements together with Lia and August so nicely, and I could believe that the kylix actually worked. I think I was a believer faster than Lia was. I also found myself […]

Posted 19 February, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: The Lucky Ones – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Lucky Ones – Tiffany Reisz

The Lucky Ones gave me goosebumps. Both the good kind and the even better kind… Reisz’ writing keeps getting better and better, and this incredibly well-written, character-driven story left me with all the feels. Story: The Lucky Ones starts with a low for Allison, as McQueen leaves her after several years of having her as his secret lover. However, on the same day, she also receives a letter. From someone she used to call her brother. Thirteen years ago. In that letter, she learns that her almost-adoptive father is fatally ill. And she decides to go back to the dragon – the house where she was happy for the first time after her mother’s death. There is so much that […]

Posted 13 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Review: Right Where We Belong – Brenda Novak

Review: Right Where We Belong – Brenda Novak

Right Where We Belong brought me right back to Silver Springs, where I followed the complicated romance between Savanna and Gavin. There was quite a bit of suspense surrounding them, and that wasn’t the only thing working against them. Story: Savanna has been through a lot since her husband was arrested for several rapes. When people in the community turned against her, she figured she had to move so she and her children wouldn’t encounter any more people screaming at her for standing by him at the beginning. Right Where We Belong then continues away from Utah, and unfolds mostly in Silver Springs. Characters: Savanna is a strong woman, who will do what she thinks is right, even when the […]

Posted 25 October, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Review: Until You Loved Me – Brenda Novak

Review: Until You Loved Me – Brenda Novak

Until You Loved Me was a beautiful story, this series just keeps getting better and better! Novak has created two very different characters who had a lot of confidence when it came to their professional lives, and even more insecurities when it came to their personal lives. I kind of fell in love with Ellie when I first met her in Until You Loved Me, because while her professional life was extremely successful, her personal life was kind of in shambles. Thanks to he best friend, though, she wasn’t allowed to stay home to wallow in her misery. Out and about in a new club, she met a very hot stranger, one who was hiding from the world because ‘everybody’ […]

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Reveiw: No One But You – Brenda Novak

Reveiw: No One But You – Brenda Novak

No One But You had all the romance, the suspense and the strong characters I’ve come to know and love when I pick up a Novak novel. Jayden and Dawson weren’t very likely to become romantically involved, and that just made their romance better in my opinion! No One But You showed that the one person who may seem respectable on the outside may be far from it, while the one other people think badly on have mostly good qualities and can be both loyal and trustworthy. Dawson had been through more than just a rough patch, accused of killing his adoptive parents, he was finally judged not guilty by a court and the jury, however, his townspeople weren’t so […]

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Review: Spectacle – Rachel Vincent

Review: Spectacle – Rachel Vincent

Spectacle was a dark, yet beautiful story. Where the cryptids were taken from relative freedom to a prison more horrible than even their worst nightmares could conjure. Spectacle was even darker than Menagerie, because Delilah and her companions had managed to live for a while in relative freedom only to be caught by someone far worse than Metzger. At first, Gallagher is taken to a human prison, but this only makes Delilah’s anxiety worse, as she hasn’t had any news from him since she and some of the other female cryptids from the menagerie were taken to their new dormitory. I felt every anxious and fearful feeling Delilah and the others felt, and I have to admit that during Spectacle, my […]

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Review: Legion – Julie Kagawa

Review: Legion – Julie Kagawa

Legion brought my favorite dragons and their struggles to a complete new level of epicness! The action and the final fight at the end gave me heart palpitations! Because of the way Soldier ended, I knew there would be some heartache in Legion, but I had no idea just how much! Ember, however, stepped up and took on all the responsibility she could – while staying true to herself and her beliefs. The plan Talon was putting into action was chilling to say the least, and I really didn’t think things would end well. Main feel was probably fear! After being captured by Talon, Ember learned that her own fate was supposed to be much bleaker than anything she could […]

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Review: The Night Mark – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Night Mark – Tiffany Reisz

The Night Mark deals with hope – how we need hope to move forward. To get out of bed in the morning. To care for ourselves and others. To care for our planet. The Night Mark has a magical feel to it, and a lot of that comes from Reisz’s excellent writing. It’s like a novel in a poem with a fantastical story in which realistic characters live their lives to the best of their abilities. Hope and love are strong themes, and I had to wipe away a few tears at the ending, because it was so sweet and tender, and I wanted to stay with the characters a little longer. I think what I love the most every […]

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Review: Don’t You Cry – Mary Kubica

Review: Don’t You Cry – Mary Kubica

Don’t You Cry is a deliciously creepy, mysterious tale, where the plot only fully unfolds at the very end of the story. At first, I had a little bit of trouble getting into the story of Don’t You Cry (and for the whole time, I had Axl Rose singing in my mind…) because it was quite slow, and one of the narrators was a little… hmm how should I say it?… dense. She was not only a bit socially awkward, she was very immature and unsure of herself. She did grow on me, though, and as the story moved forward, I came to like her and her strange ways. Don’t You Cry had two narrators, and neither of them was […]

Posted 10 January, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Review: The Secrets She Kept – Brenda Novak

Review: The Secrets She Kept – Brenda Novak

The Secrets She Kept is a mystery with seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to the who did it. While the characters are the same in The Secrets She Kept and The Secret Sister, the tone and the feel of the story here is quite different. Partly because it unfolds five years after the ending of the first book, and possibly also because it was more from Keith’s point of view, and he had made some huge changes in his life in the past five years. This character growth, as well as the suspense surrounding the matriarch’s death made me both anxious to keep reading, and kept me guessing, and guessing, and guessing. When Keith got news of his mother’s […]

Posted 23 August, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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