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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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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Oh my gosh, Brandee. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adored Concrete Rose. I love that Thomas used AAVE both for the inner thoughts and for the dialogues, because it made the whole story stand out to me as very authentic and realistic. What did you think of that choice? I can’t imagine anything more perfect than AThomas giving us Concrete Rose. There was more story left after The Hate U Give – it just happened to be the story that came before. And I adored it as well. The fact that AThomas used AAVE for both the inner dialog as well as for the dialogues gave Mav’s story the richness it deserved. Very authentic and genuine. Another […]

Posted 12 August, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Dream Spinner ~ Kristen Ashley

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Dream Spinner ~ Kristen Ashley

Dream Spinner was a highly anticipated installment in the Dream Team series for me. Let’s start at the surface level before we delve deep into Hattie & Axl, shall we? Yes, let’s do that! I have to admit that I’ve been looking forward to Hattie and Axl’s story from the beginning – or at least since we met them. There seemed something a little deeper about these two and I was keen to explore it. KA had hinted at Hattie’s history so it wasn’t a surprise. Finding out she had indeed suffered abuse – both emotional and physical – at the hands of her father was sickening. Add to that her previous relationships…bad news. That she continued to expose herself […]

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Review ~ Birthday Girl ~ Penelope Douglas

Review ~ Birthday Girl ~ Penelope Douglas

Birthday Girl proved yet again how much I enjoy PDouglas’s writing style. Complex, well-drawn characters, genuine-feeling storyline, angst and romance all combined to make a hell of a story. One I was loathe to put down. Jordan hasn’t had many people she could count on in her life. Her mom left her, her dad’s a drunk, and her first boyfriend beat her. It’s her birthday when we meet her and her current boyfriend, who was supposed to pick her up from work, is nowhere to be found. She takes herself to a midnight showing of some 80’s horror flick, and she meets a man. One that intrigues her. One that makes her comfortable and confident. One she’d like to get […]

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