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Review: Reed – Sawyer Bennett

Review: Reed – Sawyer Bennett

Reed was possibly the best of the Cold Fury Hockey stories… I just loved his and Josie’s relationship, how they were friends first, and then wanted more. Story: The blurb of Reed does not bring the story justice. Reed is such a sensible character, and while he’s been playing the field with his ‘barbies’ until now, he is not a total womanizer. Once he meets his new neighbour, Josie, he realises that his life might not be as full as he thought up until now. I have such a love for friends to lovers stories, and that’s exactly what I got with Reed. At first the two characters were a bit tentative, but little by little they became close friends. […]

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Review: The Schemer – Avery Flynn

Review: The Schemer – Avery Flynn

The Schemer was a fun, hot read, where the main characters did everything they could not to fall in love with each other. Story: Both Tyler and Everly made me swoon! The Schemer – Tyler, thought he had everything he had ever dreamed of. Until Everly moved into the apartment above his. Stomping her high heals at all hours of the day and night, and generally pissing him off. Everly knew from the first time they met that Tyler was not the guy for her. Embarrassed of his humble upbringing, he didn’t even speak in his Waterbury accent anymore. And she was a proud Riverside woman. Never one to let her past bring her down! The Schemer happens just after […]

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Review: Final Siege – Scarlett Cole

Review: Final Siege – Scarlett Cole

Final Siege had everything I love in a romantic suspense! There was, indeed a lot of suspense, a bit of anguish, some romance, and a lot of past hurt to resolve. Story: Final Siege was such a great story – Cole is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors for romantic suspense. Delaney was alluded to in Under Fire, and getting to meet her was such a treat! Especially because she was not in a good situation when Mac finally caught up to her after years of them not seeing each other. One of the things I loved the most in Final Siege was the unresolved feelings and relationship between Mac and Delaney. Especially because they could have cleared everything […]

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Review: The Charmer – Avery Flynn

Review: The Charmer – Avery Flynn

The Charmer was both charming, hot and sweet! I loved Hudson and Felicia – even as they were both trying to deny their feelings for the other. Story: The Charmer shows a different aspect of Hudson – he was the aloof brother in The Negotiator, but here, he was quite intense. Especially when he tried not to be. When he first met Felicia, there were sparks. But Hudson tried to deny those sparks. Especially as he realized that Felicia had a thing for Tyler, his brother’s former best friend. And so, the scheming began. Hudson proposed to help Felicia land Tyler, and that sure made for some very humorous moments. The Charmer was full of hot sparks, and the chemistry […]

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Review: About That Kiss – Jill Shalvis

Review: About That Kiss – Jill Shalvis

About That Kiss brought out the feels. You know how it is when you pick up a book, and it feels like you’re hanging out with your best friends? Living through their struggles and their good times right there with them? Shalvis does that to me. With every book she writes – no matter if there are characters I’ve already met or if they are completely new to me. Story: About That Kiss has a very slow-burning romance, all the friendships, and a very good mystery. I loved getting to know Joe Malone better, and Kylie was the perfect match for him. With her unconventional profession as a wood worker, she managed to see through his tough exterior and find […]

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Review: Total Exposure – JA Huss

Review: Total Exposure – JA Huss

Total Exposure takes mind-games to another level. Huss is a master at mind-games in her books, but here, she upped the ante times n. And I just couldn’t stop reading. Flipping the pages. Wanting to know how Evangeline would react. What Ixion would do next. How this could ever end well. Story: I’m not even sure how to put Total Exposure into a genre, it is romance, for sure. But it is also has a bit of suspense – just not the usual kind. There is no lurking danger, there are no crimes, but still – between Ixion and Evangeline, there is some kind of mystery anyway. Total Exposure is set in the same universe as Huss’ The Turning series, […]

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Review: Keep Her Safe – K.A. Tucker

Review: Keep Her Safe – K.A. Tucker

Watch out, everybody! Romantic suspense has a new queen, Tucker totally nailed it with Keep Her Safe. There are ugly secrets, dirty cops, a beautiful love story, and some incredibly difficult decisions to make. Story: Keep Her Safe is an excellent romantic suspense, and I have to say Tucker nailed this new writing adventure! I found the mystery part extremely well done, and the layers upon layers of deceit made me wonder about what had truly happened. It also took me a very long time to finally figure out who was the main culprit that made the evil ball start rolling. The pace was fast enough to make me feel like the story moved along nicely, and the way the […]

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Review: Wicked Choice – Sawyer Bennett

Review: Wicked Choice – Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Choice is much more than an erotic romance, there are some important choices the characters have to make. And there is an important theme about how women are often judged much more harshly than men for their choices. Story: Wicked Choice does partly evolve inside the Wicked Horse, but it’s not the most important place or theme of the story. Rachel’s unplanned pregnancy, and the fears she feels about that is the focal point of the story, and I found the way this unfolded to be very realistic. Not all women can imagine being a mother, and that is all fine and good. Rachel kind of did want to be a mother, though, but she was afraid of all […]

Posted 10 January, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Review: Nikan Rebuilt – Scarlett Cole

Review: Nikan Rebuilt – Scarlett Cole

Nikan Rebuilt brought out all the feels. I cried a little. And I laughed quite a lot. I swooned more than once, too. Welcome to my stop on the Nikan Rebuilt review tour – there is a giveaway, my review, and an excerpt from this fantastic story. Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | iBooks | Chapters Indigo Amazon → http://amzn.to/2yIWdAw Amazon UK → http://amzn.to/2y3oLp1 B&N → http://bit.ly/2z5msRw iBooks → http://apple.co/2A1Sc82 Chapters Indigo → http://bit.ly/2zl2C5Q Story: Second chances are just so deliciously tortuous. Nikan Rebuilt definitely proved that to me, as Nikan was still dreaming of Jenny, years after their split. Years after not even knowing where in the world she might be. Until a day when […]

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Review: Man Hands – Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

Review: Man Hands – Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

Man Hands brought me from laughing out loud to all hot and bothered in a New York second! (un)Conventionally Quick: Man Hands is a hilarious tale of two jilted people who find each other in a completely unexpected way. It’s a erotic rom-com (yeah, not sure that genre exists, but it sure does fit!) that made me laugh out loud, while feeling all hot and bothered at the same time. I loved both Brynn and Tom. They were hilarious in their own way, and together, they became dynamite! The friendship between Brynn and her best friends made me miss my own friends who don’t live close by. And the inner musings Tom had made me bark with laughter. I just […]

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