Review: Atheists Who Kneel And Pray – Tarryn Fisher

Review: Atheists Who Kneel And Pray – Tarryn Fisher

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is a love story, but it’s also much more than that. Self-discovery sounds like a cliché, and this story was so far from a cliché I can’t really use that to describe it. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray was my first Tarryn Fisher book. And I was pretty much blown away by it. I think what got to me the most is that Yara, the heroine, is not really all that likeable, but she’s very relatable. I wanted to get to know her and her story, even when she did things I didn’t agree with. Or when I didn’t like her at all. That takes some pretty mad writing skills, right? To get you to […]

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Review: Winner – Belle Brooks

Review: Winner – Belle Brooks

Winner is a whimsical tale, where the actual plot was a bit hard for me to grasp. Story: Winner starts with a horrible flash-back into Tank’s past, then slides into the present. He has a hard job at a steel mill, and no money. Until he wins the lottery, that is. Only, he can’t believe his own luck, and almost loses the ticket when he’s in a car accident and his car catches fire. There is a lot going on, but I didn’t really invest in the characters, so even the suspense in Winner was a little off to me. Characters: Finley ‘Tank’ is the main character, he might look like a goon, but he has a heart of gold. […]

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Review: Bad Deeds – Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Bad Deeds – Lisa Renee Jones

Bad Deeds was a fast-paced and exciting read, with a monumental cliff-hanger that left me breathless and incredulous. Story: Following straight after the ending of Damage Control, Bad Deeds is faster paced, and because I have gotten to know the characters much better, I was more involved as well. The danger is stronger, as is the rivalry between family members, until something happens to make a change. Emily is put in extreme danger and a situation she could never have seen coming. And the plot continues to thicken. Characters: Shane and Emily are still the main characters, however, the readers get more time with Derek, Seth and Jessica, which makes for a more even story in some ways. Writing style […]

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Review: Holding Out for a Hero – Codi Gary

Review: Holding Out for a Hero – Codi Gary

Holding Out for a Hero is a sweet story, but a little cheesy for my taste at times. I enjoyed Hannah and Blake, however, I felt like the book could have been slightly shorter and still told the full story. Story: Ex navy-SEAL and cute waitress dance around each other without much interactions outside of the café where Hannah works. Until one day when there’s a hold-up at the café. And Hannah plays the hero. Bringing a lot of memories back to Blake – memories he didn’t really want to resurface. Holding Out for a Hero includes dogs and good friends, too. Blake works at a training center where they train dogs, but they also help  keep troubled youth out […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #198 – oh, the HEAT!

Weekend Wrap-up #198 – oh, the HEAT!

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #198 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: And I got this one from Kindle First: The Sunday Post #148 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping […]

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Safe and Sexy #22 – Holding Out for a Hero

Safe and Sexy #22 – Holding Out for a Hero

Safe and Sexy #22 Thinking of my romances and safe sex at the same time started when I wrote my discussion post with the same name a long time ago! Not too long after, the idea of sharing quotes about that ensured that the feature Safe and Sexy was born. It’s where I will share a quote from a story I have read, and where there is a lot of hotness and sexiness, but where they still take the time to be safe! It’s important to me to read books that make me dream, but I also want them to be somewhat realistic. And to me, characters seem realistic when they take care of themselves and their partner(s)! Safe sex is […]

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Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #125 – Why Do Dukes…

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #125 – Why Do Dukes…

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #125 Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookviews. So many of the books I read have food or drinks in them, some I’d love to try, and others I’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well […]

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Review : Why Do Dukes Fall in Love – Megan Frampton

Review : Why Do Dukes Fall in Love – Megan Frampton

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love was an absolute delight. It was impossible to not fall head-first in love with Mrs. Chelsam and His Grace! They were awesome, I loved their tongue-in-cheek humor, their loyalty, their intelligence and their steamy romance! Story: A duke who hires a female secretary is unconventional to say the least, and I love unconventional historical romances. Why Do Dukes Fall in Love was a fun story, with some intrigue and suspense, and a lot of slow, hot romance. I loved that a capable woman got a chance to take care of herself and her daughter – and still have some love in her life. Characters: Edwina was a widow, left with her young daughter, and […]

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Review: Damage Control – Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Damage Control – Lisa Renee Jones

There is even more action and danger in Damage Control than in the first book. Emily and Shane have a lot difficulties to deal with; most of it outside of their control. Story: Danger galore in Damage Control. And the familial relationships are more than tense. Emily is still keeping back part of herself, as she is too afraid her past will catch up with her and damage Shane. The plot moves forward nicely, and the pace is fairly even. There are a lot of sex scenes, and sometimes, I skimmed part of them, as I didn’t feel they always added something to the actual story. Characters: Shane is fairly standoffish in some ways, but he really cares for Emily. […]

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Review: All Things New – Lauren Miller

Review: All Things New – Lauren Miller

All Things New deals with a character who has suffered from panic attacks ever since her parents’ divorce. Story: All Things New is an important book, as it deals with panic and mental disorders in teenagers. There were some aspects of the book that I found extremely good, and others I could have done without. The ‘angel’ aspect did not work for me. Nor did the fact that the psychiatrists in this book were all smirking, pill-pushing individuals. I also think I would have liked it more if the group therapy was actually group therapy, not a group of teens just sharing among themselves, without adult supervision. Also, it seems more than a little flimsy to me that ‘love’ can help […]

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