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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Devious Lies ~ Parker S. Huntington

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Devious Lies ~ Parker S. Huntington

Once again, I had the pleasure of buddy reading with my friend, Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading. We hope you enjoy our chat review of Devious Lies by Parker S. Huntington. You can check out this chat review (Nadene’s review includes her thoughts on the narration since she listened) and more at here.   Age-gap and enemies-to-lovers tropes are probably in my top 5-7 favorites. Getting them combined was good stuff. I particularly liked how Emery and Nash were acquainted. That his family had worked for hers. And that she’d spent more time with his family than her own. I also appreciated how Huntington wove together the different timelines so we got the backstory. Honestly, I could see they were […]

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Review ~ Once Kissed ~ Cecy Robson #COYER

Review ~ Once Kissed ~ Cecy Robson #COYER

Cecy Robson is an author I’ve long wanted to read so I made sure to fit in Once Kissed for COYER’s Recommend Me a Book Read-a-thon. This was a recommendation from Sophia Rose. 🙂 Tessa is a young, brilliant law student. She’s worked hard to get where she is and is counting the days until she’s free of her father’s tyranny. Oh, some might think she’s a spoiled princess whose father foots the bill for her lavish lifestyle. They’d be wrong. She’s essentially a prisoner. Things come to a head when she’s assigned a case working with an ADA. The case is dangerous enough that she’s also assigned police protection. That protection comes in the form of Curran O’Brien – […]

Posted 14 November, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Sins & Needles ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Sins & Needles ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Linda and I read Sins & Needles – The Artists Trilogy – for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. Six years have passed now and in Sins & Needles we find Ellie wanting to go legit. She’s gone home to see if her uncle will help her. When he refuses, she decides to either get a job or plan one final con so she can get a fresh start. You know, watching Ellie try to choose between doing the moral thing or not kinda explains why it seems some people are willing to put effort into the scam rather than legit work. It’s maddening to me but… I still feel like Ellie isn’t a completely bad […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On Every Street ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ On Every Street ~ Karina Halle #SIAM

Linda and I read On Every Street for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge.   On Every Street was a bit hard for me to get into for some reason. Probably because Ellie/Eden was a character I couldn’t relate to immediately. She was a teenager who’d been raised by criminal parents. But once I engaged, I read quickly. What were your initial thoughts? Oh, I agree! She was difficult to relate to, but I did get into the story, I was very intrigued about her plan once the story started to unfold.   You and I discussed this some already but I wanted to include this here as well. I found it difficult to believe Ellie/Eden […]

Posted 29 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Review ~ The Five Stages of Falling in Love ~ Rachel Higginson

Review ~ The Five Stages of Falling in Love ~ Rachel Higginson

I was super excited to read The Five Stages of Falling in Love as it’s a favorite of my friend Lenore’s as well as being by one of her favorite authors. Having never read RHigginson before I had no idea what I was getting into and HOLY WOW! What a read! The five words I’d use to describe The Five Stages of Falling in Love? Riveting Poignant Romantic Heartwarming Beautiful Honestly, I loved everything about this book. There’s just so much gooey goodness to love! I’m going to share my highlights. Liz & Ben’s first meeting. It allowed Ben to see Liz in all her chaotic, hot-mess glory. Seeing Liz trying to coax her 6 year old out of Ben’s […]

Posted 19 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Review ~ Indigo Ridge ~ Devney Perry

Review ~ Indigo Ridge ~ Devney Perry

Indigo Ridge is a book I’ve been meaning to read for…well, I guess since before it released. LOL DPerry shared the first chapter in her newsletter and I was hooked. Lucky for me, my friend Nadene recommended it to me during COYER’s Recommend Me a Book Readathon. Winslow “Win” Covington is new in town, a fact everyone in towns continues to remind her of. Win’s grandpa is the town mayor so she’s spent a good bit of time in Quincy but apparently that doesn’t count. Now she’s not only an outsider but she’s also the new Chief of Police. A woman Chief of Police. Another thing to add to her list of faults. Her first night in town, she stops […]

Posted 15 September, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Review ~ Further to Fall ~ Catherine Cowles

Review ~ Further to Fall ~ Catherine Cowles

I picked up Further to Fall from my virtual bookshelf because CCowles was an attending author at Book Bonanza and seeing as I’d acquired several of her books, I thought I’d give her a try. 😉 Further to Fall was a nice introduction to CCowles and her writing which is a good thing considering I have more of her backlist to read. 😀 Carter McCarthy is a newly minted teacher from Georgia who’s found her way to L.A. She’s taken a job in a low-income district, determined to make a difference. Carter is everything you want in an elementary school teacher. She’s kind, compassionate, and creative. Her students quickly respond to her and you know she’s making that difference. She’s […]

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Review: Trouble With the Cursed – Kim Harrison

Review: Trouble With the Cursed – Kim Harrison

Trouble with the cursed is an adrenaline rush on crack! Rachel has so many things going on at the same time it’s almost impossible to keep up and breath at the same time! Oh my gosh! I don’t even know why I’ve waited a bit over a month to read this latest installment in the Hollows series, but somehow that happened. Rachel is still my best demon-witch, and I love her with all my heart! Even if there’s not really much I can say without spoiling things for those who haven’t gotten this far in the series yet… Of course, Jenks is very present in Trouble with the Cursed, even when Rachel tries to protect him. And Trent is there […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Girl in the Mist ~ Kristen Ashley

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ The Girl in the Mist ~ Kristen Ashley

Wifey, I was most impressed with The Girl in the Mist, KA’s first foray into true romantic suspense. Of course, she’s not disappointed me yet with any genre she’s dipped her toe into. What did you think overall? Did she win you over? Is that a real question, wifey? Like, yeah, of course she won me over – I loved it! It was so well done.    One thing that impressed me most was the fact that although I knew KA was dropping hints, leaving clues, and throwing red herrings, I didn’t have a clue whodunit. Oh, I had myriad theories but I was surprised at the reveal. Did you figure out whodunit? I did not figure out whodunit at […]

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Review ~ A Hidden Fire ~ Elizabeth Hunter

Review ~ A Hidden Fire ~ Elizabeth Hunter

If I hadn’t read other books from EHunter, I’d feel a lot worse for not having gotten to A Hidden Fire sooner. As it is, I’m still kicking myself. But I was thrilled to be able to join Sophia Rose and Lenore (COYER friends) in a buddy read, especially because I was able to chat, moon, and generally wax poetic about how incredible this book is! Beatrice is a heroine after my own heart since she’s studying to be a librarian. 🙂 She lives with her grandmother, having lost her father and then grandfather, and attends school in Houston. Who would have thought her chosen field would lead her to knowledge of what really happened to her dad, a supernatural […]

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