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ARC Review: The Seduction Expert – Saya Lopez Ortega

ARC Review: The Seduction Expert – Saya Lopez Ortega

The Seduction Expert is a very strange book. There’s no real story here – but the main character could have been interesting – if she had a personality. I don’t even begin to know what to say about The Seduction Expert, it kind of feels like I said everything in my first sentence. There really is nothing going on, just a long stream of consciousness from ‘The Baroness’. Whose real name was never shared – not that I really cared or wanted to know, but that was another strange thing. Also, the summary is nothing at all like the actual story of The Seduction Expert, which is too bad. That is rather enticing, and could have been a good tale […]

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ARC Review ~ Under the Northern Lights ~ S.C. Stephens #COYER

ARC Review ~ Under the Northern Lights ~ S.C. Stephens #COYER

I admit to requesting Under the Northern Lights based on having read other books from Stephens. Had I known exactly what I was getting, I might not have chosen to read it. That being said, I have to say I’m happy to have met this “other side” of Stephens. The story centers around Mallory and Michael. Mallory’s plane crashes (she was flying solo) in remote Alaska. Fearing her chances of survival are slim in the harsh conditions, she’s surprised when she’s essentially rescued by a mountain man. Michael. He can offer her food and shelter but transportation home has to wait as winter begins to really sink her claws into the area. As Mallory and Michael spend days, weeks, then […]

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Review: Mrs. Everything – Jennifer Weiner

Review: Mrs. Everything – Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything spans over several decades, following Bethie and Jo, two sisters born after the 2nd world war, living their childhood in Detroit. Story: With Mrs. Everything – Weiner managed to weave a story in which two sisters growing up in the fifties have to deal with a lot of different things… being Jewish in a place where they don’t always feel like they belong is one of them. Jo also had to deal with knowing she liked girls – and that that was ‘unnatural’. Bettie only wanted to stay beautiful and thin when she was a teen, because she wanted to be a star. Of course, their dreams didn’t come true. As in real life – life happened, and […]

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Review ~ Tumble ~ Adriana Locke

Review ~ Tumble ~ Adriana Locke

If y’all hadn’t figured it out yet, I’m a sucker for second chance romances. ALocke served up a nice one in Tumble. Neely and Dane had been high school sweethearts but when it came time to leave their small town for college, Dane broke up with Neely. And then he proceeded to really break her heart. So Neely moved on, got her degree and her dream job in NYC. Just when she thought she was going to get her chance to really make a difference, she was betrayed and she, therefore, quit. And when life serves you a blow like that, there’s only one thing that can make you feel better…Mama. Being from a small town like Dogwood Lane, it […]

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ARC Review ~ At the Mountain’s Edge ~ Genevieve Graham #NewRelease2019

ARC Review ~ At the Mountain’s Edge ~ Genevieve Graham #NewRelease2019

At the Mountain’s Edge was a gripping story. GGraham once again takes on a period of time in Canadian history but one that is linked to American history as well. While I knew of the Klondike Gold Rush, I’d never given much thought to the treacherous conditions faced by the miners and merchants in chasing their fortune. Having read GGraham’s account here, I’m quite certain I’d not have had the mettle to survive. 😉 Liza Peterson’s family set off to Dawson City in hopes of prospering by opening a shop to sell supplies to the miners during the Klondike Gold Rush. Her father had sold the family on the idea of an “adventure of a lifetime”, which turned out to […]

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Review: Slow Ride – Lori Foster

Review: Slow Ride – Lori Foster

Slow Ride was a very nice slow romance, and I really appreciated that. Both because Ronnie had been through so much she didn’t believe in love anymore, and because Jack was so patient. He just knew waiting was going to be worth it! Story: Ronnie was the kind of heroine that knows what she wants, and she usually goes after it with no qualms. She also knows well what she doesn’t want – and she was sure she didn’t want Jack once she realized she’d see him more than just for one night. Slow Ride started with a chance meeting, then went on to have Ronnie and Jack working together. There was danger in Slow Ride, a mysterious man following […]

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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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New Release Review ~ Hard Sell ~ Lauren Layne #2018NewRelease

New Release Review ~ Hard Sell ~ Lauren Layne #2018NewRelease

After meeting Sabrina and Matt in Hot Asset, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Hard Sell to find out the story between these two. I was not disappointed. The chemistry was visceral, the banter snarky-sexy, and the back stories were compelling. Layne is quickly becoming a contemporary romance favorite of mine. Matt needs an image overhaul STAT! Pictures of him partying it up in Vegas were printed in the Wall Street Journal, making his clients question his credibility which is NOT a good thing when you’re managing millions in assets. Sabrina is a “fixer” so Matt seeks out her help in the plot his employers have concocted…that he’s ready to settle down. He knows Sabrina is perfect for […]

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New Release Review ~ Someone I Used to Know ~ Patty Blount #2018NewRelease

New Release Review ~ Someone I Used to Know ~ Patty Blount #2018NewRelease

  Every once in awhile a young adult book comes along that is so profound I want to shout from the rooftop about its greatness. Someone I Used to Know is such a book. Revolving around rape culture in America, it depicts the impact of rape on the victim, the victim’s family, and the community. Blount did this in a way that was relevant, meaningful, and packed an emotional punch. Ashley, a high school freshman at the time, was raped. By a senior football player. In an effort to score points in a “game” the players historically participated in during homecoming week. Following the rape, the football program was cancelled. Now, two years later, it’s been re-instituted with a new […]

Posted 24 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: Rebel Hard – Nalini Singh

Review: Rebel Hard – Nalini Singh

Rebel Hard was such a swoon-worthy story. Trying to stay within their families’ and culture’s tradition, Nayna and Raj had their work cut of for them! But what a beautiful path they were on! Story: Singh always makes me swoon – and she did so with Rebel Hard as well. I loved this peek into Indian customs in New Zealand. How many young people choose to follow traditions, but not completely to the letter. And while parents might seem to hold all the power, that was not always the case here. The two main characters were so relatable – even if I don’t really have much in common with them apart from being human. And that’s legacy to the writing. […]

Posted 17 September, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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