Genre: Romance

Review: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) – Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) – Lisa Renee Jones

*I received a free ARC of Escaping Reality from Julie Patra Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* I am completely blown away by Escaping Reality! A red-hot thriller/suspense novel with a great main character in Amy. She has no idea if there is anyone she can trust, and a secretive handler has just made her leave New York and her new life behind. At the airport, she finds the right locker, with a small carry-on, new ID and an address in Denver. Shockingly fast paced, there is never a dull moment, as Amy runs, and finds herself next to a very sexy and hot man on the plane. Escaping Reality has Amy on the run, a mysterious […]

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Review: My Favorite Mistake – Chelsea M. Cameron

Review: My Favorite Mistake – Chelsea M. Cameron

*I received a free ARC of My Favorite Mistake from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* My Favorite Mistake is made of awesome! Great story, excellent characters and anticipation galore. Both Hunter and Taylor have their own very dark secret they try to keep hidden, and they don’t do relationships. They don’t fall in love. They don’t share. To say Taylor is upset when Hunter shows up at her door to inform her and her two friends, Renee and Darah, that he’s their new roommate is an understatement. She has no place for a boy in her life, let alone in her dorm. And Hunter is so cocky she hates him on sight, of course, it doesn’t […]

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Review: Tempting the Cowboy (Paint River Ranch #1) – Elizabeth Otto

Review: Tempting the Cowboy (Paint River Ranch #1) – Elizabeth Otto

*I received a free ARC of Tempting the Cowboy from Entangled Publishing LLC via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Tempting the Cowboy started out as a sweet contemporary romance, with a sexy cowboy and an ex-cop who felt she needed to escape the big city to get her life back together. Rylan is ready to do the work, and being a house-keeper at a ranch with guest cottages doesn’t scare her in the least. Cole is a tall, sexy, busy cowboy, and their first meeting was not the best it could be. The chemistry was definitely present from the very start, though, but both Cole and Rylan were fighting it – for different, and very personal reasons. As […]

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Review: Her Sexiest Mistake – Jill Shalvis

Review: Her Sexiest Mistake – Jill Shalvis

*I received a free ARC of Her Sexiest Mistake from Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Her Sexiest Mistake has all the ingredients a fun and sexy contemporary romance needs to keep me entertained, and on my toes while reading. Mia thinks she has it all – she is far, far away from the trailer park she grew up in, she has a great job, and her life is nice and orderly – with no man to mess things up for her. That is, until Kevin moves in and she can’t help but flirt with him. She wants to keep it very casual, though, only sex and play, no serious business at all for her […]

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Review: Searching for Someday (Searching For #1) – Jennifer Probst

Review: Searching for Someday (Searching For #1) – Jennifer Probst

*I received a free ARC of Searching for Someday from Gallery Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Searching for Someday is a very sweet romance, where Kate tries her best to just be a good friend, a good manager and leave dating to other people. After her disastrous date – number 100 – she thinks that dating is not for her, she should just use her skills to help other people towards happiness instead. A little bit quirky at times, Searching for Someday is a satisfying read, and I got to love both Kate and Slade, as well as Kennedy and Arilyn. I know for sure that this is a series I will continue to read – […]

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Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: Vision of Shadows (Vision #1) – Vincent Morrone

Blogtour, Giveaway and Review: Vision of Shadows (Vision #1) – Vincent Morrone

*I received a free ARC of Vision of Shadow from Entranced Publishing in exchange of an honest review* Vision of Shadows is a different kind of YA paranormal romance, where the supernatural comes from two main families in Spirit, and the feud that has separated them and kept them  at each other’s throat for as long as anyone can remember. And I have to say I’m very happy to have started out 2014 with a read that is original, nicely paced with believable teens and adults. Yes, a big plus in Vision of Shadows is that there is family present, adults to help the teens, listen to them, and guide them! That is so sadly lacking in a lot of […]

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Reveiw: Bonjour Cherie – Robin Thomas

Reveiw: Bonjour Cherie – Robin Thomas

*I received a free ARC of Bonjour Cherie from Harlequin Enterprises Australia via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Bonjour Cherie is a contemporary romance set in Australia, about Beth, who is obsessed with all things French. She is taking French-classes while working at her local super-market so she can save up for her epic trip to France. She is also kind of obsessed with her French teacher, even after the very hunky Zach arrives in class one evening – and he seems to only have eyes for her. Sadly, I really didn’t like Beth at all! She is judgmental, a little arrogant, and really has no idea what to do with her life. I can get being in […]

Posted 27 December, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Review: Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3) – Elisabeth Barrett

Review: Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3) – Elisabeth Barrett

*I received a free ARC of Long Simmering Spring from Random House Publishing / Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Long Simmering Spring has a very slow pace, which works perfect for the story within. Both Jule and Cole are afraid to start something new, they are content with working hard and playing little. Until they meet up in the park by chance, and that incredible chemistry between them flares up again. As always, Star Harbor is a great place for a visit, and the characters are so well done and multi-layered. For the first part of Long Simmering Spring, I really loved Cole and how he was slowly seducing Julie, but then, he did a complete […]

Posted 26 December, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review: Chained (Roman Holiday #1) – Ruthie Knox

Review: Chained (Roman Holiday #1) – Ruthie Knox

*I received a free ARC of Chained from Random House Publishing Group / Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Chained is the first part of a e-book series and it certainly has a lot of humor! And a little bit of creepiness, as well as a heroine who doesn’t think things through and a distanced hero. Ashley has chained herself to a palm-tree to stop Roman and his firm from demolishing the only place she’s been happy. She wants to keep her grand-ma’s little rental place on the beach in the Keys, even if her grand-ma sold everything to Roman, specifically saying nothing could happen to it while she was still alive, and that Ashley should not […]

Posted 24 December, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review: What the Bride didn’t Know – Kelly Hunter

Review: What the Bride didn’t Know – Kelly Hunter

*I received a free ARC of What the Bride didn’t Know from Harlequin KISS via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* What the Bride didn’t Know is a sweet and action-filled contemporary romance novel. There is the friends-to-lovers part that I love so much, and Lena, the heroine, also loses her memory for a while, making assumptions that takes both her and Trig towards some fun situations. After Lena was shot, her whole life changed, and she is not happy about not being able to do all the things she used to do. She is bitter and very demanding of her friends and family, but she is also extremely hard on herself. At the very start of What the […]

Posted 20 December, 2013 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 15 Comments
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