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Review: Angels Fall – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Review: Angels Fall – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Angels Fall didn’t captivate me the same way Sin With Me did. I felt quite detached from the characters, even if the writing was really good. Story: Angels Fall follows the action straight after Sin With Me. And I kind of feel like not much happened – even if it did. At the beginning of the story, Maddie was not where she wanted to be, but she had a plan about how to extricate herself. At least for the short term. Tyler was very much the same, even if Angels Fall, he was a bit more reasonable. He thought about other people than himself. He figured out that there were, indeed, people who cared about him. And he didn’t stop […]

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Review: Pretty as a Peach – Juliette Poe

Review: Pretty as a Peach – Juliette Poe

Pretty as a Peach is the fourth book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series, but the first I have read. And because I wanted more – I went one-clicking my way through the first three books 😉 Story: Pretty as a Peach was such a cute romance, I was swooning as I read about Colt and Darby. Their trials and tribulations made me love them so much – even when Colt was acting like a dolt in the beginning. Two neighboring farms, where Colt was struggling to make ends meet. And Darby fleeing a horrible marriage, with her little daughter in tow. Darby’s idea of how to work a farm was also completely opposite from Colt’s, and that sure […]

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Review: Fast Burn – Lori Foster

Review: Fast Burn – Lori Foster

Fast Burn was an utterly satisfying end to the Body Armor series, and I absolutely loved Brand and Sahara. Story: Fast Burn had everything I love in a romantic suspense story! There was heat, of course. But there was also a lot of chemistry. And quite a bit of reluctance. Brand didn’t want to work for Sahara, he wanted to date her. And Sahara wanted Brand any way she could get him – and she really wanted him for Body Armor. As they are both very strong characters, that made for some great dialogues with a repartee that made me both laugh and smile at times. The suspense was palpable, especially because Sahara was kidnapped at the very beginning of […]

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Blogtour Review: Helping Her Remember – Kate Carley

Blogtour Review: Helping Her Remember – Kate Carley

I expected to fall head over heels in love with Helping Her Remember – as I’m a huge fan of second chance romances. While I didn’t completely succumb to its charm, I did enjoy this story, the setting, and the characters. Story: Helping Her Remember is Dylan and Kelly’s story, the first book in the Crawford Falls series. And while I enjoyed getting to know both of the main characters and their friends, I wasn’t completely wowed by them. I think it was partly because when Kelly left Dylan behind, she also brought a very big secret with her. I could partly understand her reasons for doing so . I also thought she could have gotten back to her hometown […]

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Review: The Heart Between Us – Lindsay Harrel

Review: The Heart Between Us – Lindsay Harrel

The Heart Between Us is a beautiful, beautiful story! Two sisters… lost in their own feelings, in their own fears. Story: The Heart Between Us is a very realistic story, even if not all of us go through a heart transplant, it was easy to identify with both Megan and Crystal. The beginning of their lives was very easy-going, up until the point when Megan was diagnosed with a heart condition. Going from begin best friends, twin sisters who did everything together, they started to grow apart. The growing apart is natural, it seems, as Megan spent her time in hospitals. Because their mom was always hovering, Crystal felt as if she was all alone. At the time of the […]

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Review: Sin With Me – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Review: Sin With Me – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Sin With Me is dark, twisted, hot, sinful and fast-paced. Following Maddie and Tyler, each in their own chapters, the story is well done, and filled with both danger and hope. Story: Sin With Me is set in Las Vegas, and follows a young woman, who is a stripper – but not by choice. The other main character, Tyler, is suffering from PTSD, but trying his best to stay afloat. By numbing all his senses. By trying to stay awake so his dreams won’t take him back to places he has no want to revisit. This doesn’t work too well for him, and thanks to a very good friend, he is not able to stay solely in his head. Both […]

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Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of the best YA books ever! I loved all the characters, they were so realistic. And I loved the dilemmas Simon and Blue faced with realizing they were gay. This is a book I’m getting for the library at the school where I teach, I think every teenager should read it. Story: I don’t think there’s much I can say about Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda that hasn’t been said before. Simon is just the perfect character in a young adult story. He’s a little awkward. A little obsessed with himself and his own problems – even if he loves his friends and his family. And he’s more than a little […]

Posted 21 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: Undone By You – Kate Meader

Review: Undone By You – Kate Meader

Undone By You shows a different side of the Chicago Rebels, and none of the sisters is the main character here. That role was Cade and Dante’s. And wow, did they play it well! Story: I loved how we got a hockey player tentatively starting something with the Chicago Rebels’ new GM. Their romance was very realistic, especially in light of Cade wanting to stay in the closet – at least for a while longer. Undone By You shows how two quite different men can feel completely unravelled by each other – whiles till playing their cards very close to the vest. Characters: Dante is comfortable in his own skin, openly gay, ever since he stopped playing hockey and started […]

Posted 14 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Review: Indecent Exposure – Tessa Bailey

Review: Indecent Exposure – Tessa Bailey

Indecent Exposure is a whirlwind romance between a broken Jack and a strong Katie. I loved how they both helped each other heal, and deal with life’s difficulties in a healthy way. Story: Indecent Exposure follows Jack, whom I met in Disorderly Conduct, and Katie. Their hot romance is so fast it swept me off my feet. I loved how they were so in tune to each other from when they first met. And how they both wanted to be more because of their meeting. Characters: Jack is a big flirt, drinking too much alcohol, and hiding a lot of hurt. Even his best friends don’t know everything about him. When his excessive drinking starts to truly hurt those he […]

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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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