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Review: Her Valentine Fantasy – Nancy Warren

Review: Her Valentine Fantasy – Nancy Warren

*I received a free ARC of Her Valentine Fantasy from Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Her Valentine Fantasy is a whirlwind romance, hot, sexy and a little unexpected. The humor is ever-present, but not overwhelming, and I loved the swift and breathless way the characters fell for each other. A look, chemistry, a sexy way to explain the dessert and voilà, recipe for a beautiful valentine fantasy ready to be served. Jessica and Sam’s first meeting in Her Valentine Fantasy is pretty unconventional! Sam is the owner at Benedict, where Jessica is out on a first date with a banker – a very boring banker. Sam, however, who is waiting tables […]

Posted 14 February, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Review: Under the Wide and Starry Night – Nancy Horan

Review: Under the Wide and Starry Night – Nancy Horan

*I received a free ARC of Under the Wide and Starry Night from Random House Publishing – Ballantine via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Under the Wide and Starry Night is a beautiful love story, quite unconventional in many ways since Fanny is twelve years older than Louis, and when they meet in France, she is married but estranged from her husband. Both Louis and Fanny have lived pretty tough lives so far, and they both really need some peace and quiet, and someone to love them unconditionally. From the opening, the reader is traveling along-side Fanny and her three children, first to Antwerp, then to Paris, and after a tragedy strikes she, Belle and Sammy go to […]

Posted 13 February, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Misbehaving – Tiffany Reisz

Review: Misbehaving – Tiffany Reisz

*I received a free ARC of Misbehaving from Harlequin / Cosmo Red Hot Reads via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The imprint for Misbehaving is spot on! What a hot story, filled with fun characters, a lot of laughters, even more sex and I am almost reverting to Norwegian rather than writing in English right now *grins* Bea is a very confident, beautiful, spunky woman! She has a blog where she reviews sex-toys and books about sex. When her sister is getting married, she’s supposed to have a week off work, but because her colleague is sick, she needs to bring a book for review with her. That book is called THE MANUAL and it has twenty-five sex […]

Posted 11 February, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: A February Bride (A Year of Weddings #3) – Betsy St. Amant

Review: A February Bride (A Year of Weddings #3) – Betsy St. Amant

*I received a free ARC of A February Bride from Zondervan Fiction via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A February Bride is the story of Allie, and how and why she ran away from church in her wedding dress, even if all she ever wanted was to finally marry Marcus. Her reasons for running are pretty shallow in my opinion – she loves him, and he loves her, but she’s got this idea in her head that her family is cursed. That all the women in her family are bound to hurt the men in their lives, and throw them out just so they can marry a new and improved version. So Allie thinks the best thing to […]

Posted 10 February, 2014 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: The Twins – Saskia Sarginson

Review: The Twins – Saskia Sarginson

*I received a free ARC of The Twins from Hachette Book Group via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Twins is a haunting story of two girls – twins – who grew up with their mom close to the woods, liberty, freedom and wildness coloured their childhood until something terrible happens that sets things in motion that makes both of them feel separate, both from each other and strangely also from themselves and who they always thought they were. Switching points of views between Issy and Viola, and also mixing the time from their childhood to present time, The Twins takes the readers on a slow, sometimes painful and sometimes beautiful ride. Selfish, as only teenagers can be, […]

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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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