Genre: Contemporary

Blogtour, Gievaway and Review: Carrots – Colleen Helme

Blogtour, Gievaway and Review: Carrots – Colleen Helme

*I received a free ARC of Carrots from Enchantress of Books Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* Carrots is a fun contemporary read, about what happens to Shelby just because she stopped her car to run and get some carrots. After being shot in the head, she quickly realizes that she can hear other peoples’ thoughts! And it’s very hard for her in the beginning to not answer the questions her family only ask in their heads. It is also difficult for her to not be upset when she hears her husband’s thoughts about how she looks, or why he is so happy she didn’t die… Shelby quickly gets into trouble because of her new ability, especially when it […]

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Blogtour and Review: Undercover Lover – Jamie K. Schmidt

Blogtour and Review: Undercover Lover – Jamie K. Schmidt

*I received a free ARC of Undercover Lover from IFB Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* Undercover Lover is a nice mix of romance, police-thriller, alternative medicine and Russian mafia. It is filled with humor, a strong and smart heroine, a hot hero and lots of intrigues. I especially loved that Pam is a doctor, she has several diplomas and could have been a famous shrink, but instead she is practicing reiki to help her patients. The way Pam set up her office and centered herself to be ready to share the universe’s energy with her patients is well done, I could almost feel myself relaxing just reading about it. Drake is an undercover cop who does his job […]

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Review: A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) – Kim Harrison

Review: A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) – Kim Harrison

A Perfect Blood is as close to a perfect story as any I have read in The Hollows series (so far – yes, I need to say so far, because this series keeps getting better and better). The story starts with Rachel being called in to a crime scene – which kind of surprises her, as both the FIB and the IS usually don’t really want her around until the dusters have finished getting all the evidence they possible can. As she arrives, a very disgruntled Trent is leaving – and he tells her to please answer her phone when he calls her. What she sees at the crime scene had me thinking of this painting by Salvador Dali – […]

Posted 11 September, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) – Kim Harrison

Review: Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) – Kim Harrison

Pale Demon brings out the best in all the characters I now know and love! In order to save herself, Rachel needs to be at the annual witches conference to try and clear her name. But the witches will do anything they can to make sure she won’t make it in time. At the same time, Trent needs her help for something he won’t really tell her about – he only lets her know he has to be in Seattly before a certain time, and he wants her to ensure his safety while traveling. Because it’s impossible for Rachel to travel by plane, a road-trip becomes the only option – with Jenks, Ivy and Trent driving with her in her […]

Posted 2 September, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) – Kim Harrison

Review: Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) – Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction is yet another wild ride for Rachel and her friends, and it sure is for the readers as well! It’s impossible not to feel for Rachel in this installment, because so many things happen to her, and she just can’t catch a break. And there are some tough things she needs to come to term with. Both when it comes to herself and the society of witches known as the coven. My review of Black Magic Sanction is pretty much spoiler free, but there are spoilers from prior books, it’s impossible to review the 8th book in a series without talking about some of the things that have happened before, especially in a series that has some […]

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Review: Elite (Eagle Elite #1) – Rachel Van Dyken

Review: Elite (Eagle Elite #1) – Rachel Van Dyken

*I received a free ARC of Elite from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Elite is one of those books that seemed to have all of the ingredients necessary to make sure I wouldn’t like it. It is actually the first time I’ve given one stars to a book since I started my blog, so I’ll try to be specific in my dislikes – because we all know that what I don’t like may very well be exactly what you’re looking for! At the beginning of Elite, Trace is moving from Wyoming to Chicago to start a new school, her grandma passed away not long ago, and Trace entered some kind of lottery to […]

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Review: A Tale of Two Mommies – Vanita Oelschlager

Review: A Tale of Two Mommies – Vanita Oelschlager

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Mommies from Vanita Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* In a Tale of Two Mommies, a little boy who has two moms meets two new, very curious friends on the beach one day. They ask him all kinds of questions about which mom does what – and I was perplexed at how this is party also due to gender roles, not only because he has two moms instead of one mom and one dad, or only one parent (or grand-parent or aunt / uncle etc). Like, who can fix what is broken? had the underlying meaning of ‘since there are no men in your house’, at least […]

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Review: All Over You (Unforgettable You #1.5) – Beverley Kendall

Review: All Over You (Unforgettable You #1.5) – Beverley Kendall

*I received a free ARC of All Over You from Season Publishing LLC via Netgally in exchange of an honest review* All Over You is a novella in the Unforgettable You series. And since I’ve enjoyed quite a few new adult reads lately, I was excited to read this, especially because I love this author’s historical romance novels. As with Only For You, though, I was disappointed when reading. I had trouble connecting with Becca and Scott, and even if I already ‘knew’ Becca’s friends from before, I really didn’t feel like I knew enough about either of them to actually care. Becca is angry at Scott for how he handled something when they were dating, and this is the […]

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Review: A Tale of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelschlager

Review: A Tale of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelschlager

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Daddies from Vanita Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A Tale of Two Daddies is a very sweet children’s book about a little girl who has two dads, and her friend who wonders which of her dads do what to help her out. And just like in hetero-parental families, either one or the other, or both, will be there for her when she needs a hug, help with homework, someone to braid her hair etc. For the little girl, having two dads is just as normal as it is for other children to have a mom and a dad, or to live with only one of their […]

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Blogtour: Giveaway + Review One Wicked Night – Emily Quinn

Blogtour: Giveaway + Review One Wicked Night – Emily Quinn

*I received a free ARC of One Wicked Night from Entranced Publishing in exchange of an honest review* In June, I participated in the Cover Reveal of One Wicked Night, and both I and some of you thought the cover was very sexy, tempting and that the blurb showed us a glimpse of characters we wanted to know more about. I signed up for this blogtour very quickly, because I really wanted to read Angel’s and Fernando’s story. One Wicked Night is a novella in which the main characters have quite a dilemma, Angel and Fernando have been lusting after each other for a long time, but they aren’t supposed to have any kind of relationship, because Fernando is Angel’s […]

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