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Audio Review ~ Filthy ~ Winter Renshaw

Audio Review ~ Filthy ~ Winter Renshaw

  Although I’ve been listening to audiobooks for a few years now, I still consider myself a noob. This was made more definite when I debated on whether or not to listen to Filthy, and thereby finish the Rixton Falls series to date, due to the fact I just wasn’t loving the story. In the end, I decided to go ahead and HOLY WOW! What a difference narrators make! Filthy is narrated by Lydia Dornet and Roger Wayne, a team that was awesome! Highlight of Filthy: Setting This installment took place in Florida rather than Rixton Falls which meant I got to avoid some of the issues I was having with the Rosewood family. And I was introduced to Aunt […]

Posted 12 November, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Audio Review ~ Darkness Dawns ~ Dianne Duvall

Audio Review ~ Darkness Dawns ~ Dianne Duvall

  Darkness Dawns served as my introduction to Dianne Duvall and I’m kicking myself for not having listened to it sooner! It was chock full of excitement, romance, action, and a new-to-me spin on vampires and immortals. The fact it was narrated by Kirsten Potter was gravy! Highlights: MCs Darkness Dawns revolved around Sarah and Roland and I adored them both! Sarah might be pint-sized but she’s tough – mentally and physically. She’s not one to back down from a challenge – or a rescue – when necessary. That worked to Roland’s advantage since she comes to his aid. Roland is an Immortal Guardian and is described often as being anti-social. He’s prickly and doesn’t interact with anyone if he […]

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Audio Review ~ Bachelor ~ Winter Renshaw

Audio Review ~ Bachelor ~ Winter Renshaw

I enjoyed my return visit to Rixton Falls but Bachelor was a bittersweet read. While I like the Rosewood family and was eager for Derek’s story, Bachelor left me wanting. There was just a little something missing in Derek and Serena’s relationship that kept their story from being stellar. After his wife left him for her plastic surgeon, Derek became a confirmed bachelor. His life revolved around his law practice, his daughter, and casual hookups when he could manage. Serena, recently split from her fiance after finding him in bed with two of her best friends, has been relegated to her family estate after some erratic behavior. She and Derek meet because he’s been designated her estate conservator. After spending […]

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Audio Review ~ Marry in Haste ~ Anne Gracie

Audio Review ~ Marry in Haste ~ Anne Gracie

Marry in Haste was a little slow to start for me but as it was all necessary for world building and the pace eventually picked up, it was all worth the wait. What I most loved about Marry in Haste was the characters. Cal – the new Lord Ashendon – made himself out to be a man caring only of his service to his country. While that is noble, he was tender-hearted as well, showing his half-sisters and niece kindness and love even if those things were foreign to him. Em – who’d served as his half-sisters’ teacher – had endured so much at the hands of one who should’ve shown her unconditional love. I admired her strength and resilience. […]

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Audio Review ~ Royal ~ Winter Renshaw

Audio Review ~ Royal ~ Winter Renshaw

Royal marks the first time I’ve tried Renshaw and while the story wasn’t perfect, I enjoyed the introduction. Royal introduces us to the Rosewood family and the small town of Rixton Falls. When we first meet Demi, the eldest of the Rosewood girls, she’s head-over-heels for her older brother’s best friend, Royal, and they’re making plans to spend their lives together. Flash forward 7 years later, Demi is reeling from her former fiance’s accident which has left him in a coma – reeling because he and she are the only ones who know he called things off. She, therefore, is having to play the part of dutiful fiancee. On top of all that, Royal appears at her front door wanting […]

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Audio Review ~ From Mom to Me Again ~ Melissa Shultz

Audio Review ~ From Mom to Me Again ~ Melissa Shultz

While not everything applied to me, From Mom to Me Again offered some good advice for the transition from mom to empty-nest parent. Shultz provided tips on starting the transition during my kids’ senior year – so I’m happy I decided to listen to this when I did. She also offered advice on self-care as well as on transitioning your marriage from focusing on parenting back to focusing on being a couple. Take Away Items It’s okay to take time for ME – which is difficult when your focus has been your kids for so long Try doing new things, learning new skills. This not only aids in changing your focus, it also might uncover a new passion. It’s normal […]

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Audioreview: Keystone – Dannika Dark

Audioreview: Keystone – Dannika Dark

Keystone was even better in audio version than it was when I read it myself – I was so immersed in the story I was happy with the morning traffic. Story: Keystone is set in the Mageri universe, and since I’m already familiar with how the different breeds and the politics work, it was great to go back for a visit. Raven is a lost soul in many ways. First of all, she’s a mix of vampire and mage. Also, her vampire maker abandoned her as soon as she was made. This, of course, has made her resentful, and she has no love for vampires in her heart. Because she is all alone, and not registered with breed, she lives […]

Posted 12 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Audioreview: Hell’s Revenge – Eve Langlais

Audioreview: Hell’s Revenge – Eve Langlais

Hell’s Revenge is filled with a solid plot, mystery, suspense, some extreme hotness and lots of humor. Story: Hell’s Revenge is a risqué story, in which Muriel lives with her two consorts, David and Auric. And because of her sex-based powers, she has to make sure she gets enough sex. Which definitely brought out both a lot of steam, and some much needed   to help with all the break-neck speed action. Muriel finds out that she’s pregnant. Her up-until-now unknown mother shows up unexpectedly to share the news with her, Lucifer, and the two dads. Not only does she inform them all about the pregnancy, she also explains to them that she needs the baby once it’s born. Hell’s Revenge […]

Posted 24 January, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Audio Review: Becoming Dragon – Eve Langlais

Audio Review: Becoming Dragon – Eve Langlais

Becoming Dragon was a delightful tale, filled with humor, action, steam and more. The narration was well done, and I was so happy to have this to listen to on my commute to and from work. Story: Becoming Dragon is about… you guessed it – dragons! And it’s by Eve Langlais, so I knew I was in for some good laughs. Plus steamy romance, and I also got a rather down to earth and doubting hero. Brandon had been experimented on, and with his DNA sliced, he was in a weird hybrid form that made him think of himself as a monster. Aimi, however, did not find him to be monstrous at all. Quite the opposite, which made for some […]

Posted 20 December, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Audio Review: The Baller – Vi Keeland

Audio Review: The Baller – Vi Keeland

The Baller was a hot story – the sports reporter and the professional football player started off on the wrong foot – but once they got it right, they got it good! Story: Delilah was my kind of character! In The Baller, she was a sports journalist, and she covered football. She thought she was incapable of loving anyone, because of her past, but Brody made her so mad she knew her emotions worked, at least. The first time Brody and Delilah met, she was all ready to interview him. After a game, in the locker room, and to see what she was made of, he dropped his towel. Right before she went on air. Brody was the king of […]

Posted 19 December, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
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