Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Review: The Bourbon Thief – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Bourbon Thief – Tiffany Reisz

I’m not sure how Reisz does it – The Bourbon Thief has an amazing narrator who knows how to spin a story, and it’s like a mixture between a dark fairytale and a melancholy history lesson. The one and only progress update I made while I was reading The Bourbon Thief was this : This whole story has me on the edge of tears, there’s such a strong melancholy, or unfinished sadness here I can hardly stand it! And that feeling of being on the edge of tears stayed with me for the duration of the story – and I just couldn’t stop reading. Always needing to know what would happen next, I was completely mesmerized from start to finish. Reisz […]

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Review: Discovering You – Brenda Novak

Review: Discovering You – Brenda Novak

Discovering You is just as much about self-discovery as it is about discovering other people and getting to know them. Strong characters made the story move forward. If you’re familiar with Novak’s Whiskey Creek series, you know all about the Amos bad-boy brothers – how they aren’t necessarily as bad as some people make them out to be, because they’re hard-working, loyal and open for love if it ever comes their way. Discovering You is about India, who has just moved to Whiskey Creek, and her frequent encounters with Rod. India has been through a pretty horrible year, and it seems her ordeal is not completely over yet. Between what India thinks she needs, and what her heart wants – […]

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Review: What We Find – Robyn Carr

Review: What We Find – Robyn Carr

What We Find is a beautifully written tender and slightly nostalgic story about finding love, finding oneself, and moving forward after dealing with loss. What We Find is the kind of contemporary romance that makes you think. About life in general, the choices we make, how to live with those choices, and how to continue moving forward after loss and disappointment. I enjoyed both Maggie and Cal, they were strong characters, but they both were a bit lost when they met, and their meeting gave them hope once more. The camping ground where they met is a crossroads in more than one sense, in the literal sense for many hikers, it is a meeting point, a place to change directions, […]

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Review: A Winter Wedding – Brenda Novak

Review: A Winter Wedding – Brenda Novak

A Winter Wedding is a sweet and intense romance, in which Kyle gets a new chance at love, even if his ex is dong her best to stop him from moving his life forward. My A Winter Wedding review: I was so happy to get Kyle’s story at last! He had been through so much heartache, and he really deserved to catch a break. A Winter Wedding is his story, and Lourdes was definitely a worthy romantic interest for him. While their romance was really moving forward fast, it made sense to me, because they were thrown together during a time that was a bit difficult for both of them – and because they didn’t know each other they opened […]

Posted 20 October, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Review: The Queen – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Queen – Tiffany Reisz

The Queen definitely does tie up loose ends, and it also shows the spectacular talent Ms. Reisz has with words… Everything Kingsley, Nora and Søren went through was worth it – because through all the heartache and pain, the found themselves, and each other, again. My The Queen review: While I am very sorry the Original Sinners series is over now, what a way to go! The Queen continues just after the end of The Virgin, however, most of the story folds out as a story Nora tells Søren, with only glimpses to the present. As always, Ms. Reisz’s storytelling is far above par, it’s always amazing to me how involved I have become in these characters, and how connected […]

Posted 19 October, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Menagerie – Rachel Vincent

Review: Menagerie – Rachel Vincent

On the surface, Menagerie is the story of creatures that are not completely human, living in a sort of traveling zoo. However, if we scratch even lightly, right underneath that surface is a tale about morals, ethics, respect and justice. My Menagerie review: Menagerie started out as a cute story, complete with a class of fifth-graders visiting a traveling menagerie for a field-trip. Delilah was a little uneasy with some of the creatures of the exhibit, especially one in which there were three young girls sitting on the ground in a cage in the petting zoo. Fast forward to Delilah’s 25th birthday, and she’s back in the same menagerie, with her best friend and both of their boyfriends. And this […]

Posted 11 September, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: The Secret Sister – Brenda Novak

Review: The Secret Sister – Brenda Novak

The Secret Sister is simply fabulous! The mystery unfolds slowly, and the characters are very complex, and Josephine is the kind of mother I’m so happy I didn’t have growing up – and even later. My The Secret Sister review: Maisey had never wanted to go back to Fairham Island ever. And especially not to live there, close to her autocratic mother and her broken drug-abusing brother. However, after a nasty divorce she needed a change of scenery, as well as a place where she could stay for while to lick her wounds until writing and illustrating her children’s books became something she felt capable to do again. The Secret Sister has a very melancholy tone, and there are so […]

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Review: The Mistress – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Mistress – Tiffany Reisz

The Mistress shows yet another side of Nora, while bringing her allies to the forefront to do their best so she and Søren will stay safe… and alive. My The Mistress review: As the summary states, in The Mistress, Nora is held captive and she tells her captor a story every evening, both to keep both of them occupied and to stay alive to see another day. Of course, I, as a reader, was part of the audience to Nora’s stories as well. Stories about Kingsley, Søren, how they met, and their first kinky encounters. And learning more about the past the three main characters in The Original Sinners shared is something I crave more and more with each book. […]

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Review: The Prince – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Prince – Tiffany Reisz

The Prince is so well written! Even with all the kink that kind of makes me uncomfortable, I love this series and the characters so much! My The Prince review: The Prince is different than the first two books in the Original Sinners series, if only for the fact that while Søren and Nora are separated for a big part of the story, I was still able to follow both of them. And I loved that Wes was so present, too, because of how things were left between him and Nora when they parted ways. The mystery wasn’t all that mysterious to me though, which is one part of why I didn’t give The Prince five stars. I thought some […]

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Review: The Angel – Tiffany Reisz

Review: The Angel – Tiffany Reisz

The Angel continues to show the strange world in which Nora evolves, surrounded by both friends and enemies. My The Angel review: One of the things I really loved in The Angel is that while Søren and Nora can still be seen as the main characters of the story, along with Kingsley, I also got to spend a lot of time with Michael and Griffin in this instalment. Michael was Nora’s angel in The Siren, and seeing him gain confidence and find love was nothing short of amazing. Once more, I was amazed at Ms. Reisz’s beautiful prose, because even when I was reading stuff that made me uncomfortable, I was frantically reading, pushing the ‘next page’ button on my […]

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