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Layers Peeled (Layers Trilogy #2) – Lacey Silks

Layers Peeled (Layers Trilogy #2) – Lacey Silks

*I received a free ARC of Layers Peeled from My Lit Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Layers Peeled continues shortly after Layers Deep ended, and Tristan and Allie have lots of adventures – most in the bedroom or while naked – and have to figure out how to deal with some new parameters of their relationship. The story in Layers Peeled is quite silly, but since it’s a very quick and hot read, that’s OK. Allie’s pregnancy hormones are a total hoot, she is in a more or less constant state of arousal, much to Tristan’s pleasure and amusement. Of course, with both of them having some ghosts in their past, life is never completely nice […]

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Review: The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) – J.A. Redmerski

Review: The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) – J.A. Redmerski

*I received a free ARC of The Edge of Never from Hachette Book Group via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Edge of Never is a very emotional story about not having a destination in life, feeling numb, and not knowing what to do next. Camryn has felt lost for over a year, ever since Ian died in a horrible accident, the only feeling she has is a sort of numb pain. She is unable to cry, and her life has become a set of situations where she is only going through the motions. Her best friend Natalie tries her best to cheer her up, date again, move out of her mom’s house – anything to get a […]

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Review: The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl #1) – Chuck Wendig

Review: The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl #1) – Chuck Wendig

*I received a free ARC of The Blue Blazes from Angry Robot via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Blue Blazes takes place in a weird-ass version of New York! The underworld is close, and Mookie is a huge hulk of a thug who is somehow trying to keep the world more or less safe from the monsters. A part of the organization, Mookie realizes that his biggest opponent in the war for power is his daughter, who now answers to the name Persephone. But all Mookie thought was truth slips away from him as he moves forward through the labyrinth he used to know as well as the back of his hand. The pacing is simply amazing! […]

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Review: All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

Review: All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

*I received a free ARC of All Our Yesterdays from Disney Book Group via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* All Our Yesterdays is a quite exciting science fiction / time travel thriller about Em and Finn, and the lengths they will go to in order to survive, and to change the past – or is that the future? In some ways, the story is quite confusing, as it goes away from the pat of many other time travel stories and the flash-backs aren’t always easy to get once there is a shift in the storyline. At the beginning, All Our Yesterday completely grabbed me, and I was delighted to read a time travel story that was so intricate. […]

Posted 29 January, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox

Review: Flirting with Disaster – Ruthie Knox

*I received a free ARC of Flirting with Disaster from Random House Publishing – Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Flirting with Disaster is quite different from what I expected. Sean is a very sexy geek, he stutters – which is why he refuses to speak when Katie can hear him. Katie is a very strong woman, she has picked up the pieces of her life several times, and come out even stronger afterwards. Very caring, she has trouble figuring out what to do with the rest of her life. With just the right amount of hotness, Flirting with Disaster also has a mystery to solve, as Sean and Katie have to keep rock-star Judah Pratt safe […]

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Review: A January Bride (A Year of Weddings #2) – Deborah Raney

Review: A January Bride (A Year of Weddings #2) – Deborah Raney

*I received a free ARC of A January Bride from Zondervan Fiction via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A January Bride is a very sweet story, where a lot of the romantic action happens in an epistolary fashion. Art and Maddie have almost stopped believing in love, but when circumstances bring Maddie to continue writing her next book in Art’s Inn while he is at work, things slowly change. They leave each other little notes every day, and that is how they get to know each other. Both mistakenly – with the help of their 84-year old friend Ginny – believe the other is old. The characters are both very likeable and touching in A January Bride, and […]

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Review: A December Bride (A Year of Weddings #1) – Denise Hunter

Review: A December Bride (A Year of Weddings #1) – Denise Hunter

*I received a free ARC of A December Bride from Zondervan Fiction via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A December Bride is a short, quick read, about Layla whose fiancé was snatched by her cousin Jessica. When it’s time for their wedding, Jason’s best friend, Seth shows up at the restaurant where she works to suggest they go to the wedding together. Layla is relieved to have a date, but she would have brought anybody but Seth – as she holds him responsible for breaking her engagement. I never really got to like or understand Layla very much, and I didn’t get a romantic feel from her and Seth very much. Layla is willing to go to great […]

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Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a well-woven story set on Mars, in a dystopian society, where the readers follow Darrow from the mines where he extracts precious helium 3 to help the population from earth to come and colonize the red planet. The Reds working and living deep inside of Mars have little food, and everything is done to make sure the clans do not band together with each other – only staying with their own. Many things are forbidden, but not many people dare to rise and try to make things better. When Eo brings her husband to a secret place she’s found, a place that is fully terraformed already, Darrow has no idea what she means when she tells him […]

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The Sheriff Catches a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #5) – Cora Seton

The Sheriff Catches a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #5) – Cora Seton

*I received a free ARC of The Sheriff Catches a Bride from One Acre Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Sheriff Catches a Bride is in the same spirit as the other books in the Chance Creek series, but it is a little more complicated and confused because of the sub-plot that takes up a lot of time that I would have rather spent with Cab and Rose. Fila is fleeing from Afghanistan, and arrives in New York with three handlers to bring her to her new husband, a Taliban terrorist, and I felt that this whole part of the story only served the purpose of a resolution for Cab and Rose. I also think that […]

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Giveaway, Blogtour Review: The Pack or the Panther – Tara Lain

Giveaway, Blogtour Review: The Pack or the Panther – Tara Lain

*I received a free ARC of The Pack or the Panther from Enchantress of Books Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* The Pack or the Panther is a sexy paranormal romance about a gay future alpha-wolf and a strangely aloof and beautiful panther who both have some important decisions to make about their lives in order to find any kind of happiness at all. When Cole’s parents simply inform him of his impending marriage to the neighboring pack’s daughter who is also a future alpha-wolf, he tries to tell them it’s a really bad idea, it’s not as if they don’t know he’s gay, but saving the pack is more important to them than Cole’s happiness. Cole, too thinks […]

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