unconventional love story

Reader Favorites – Are you in the mood for an unconventional love story? I have a book-list for that!

March 24, 2018

Are you in the mood for true love despite unusual circumstances and social norms? That kind of romance that develops naturally, but causes plenty of strife in the process? From age differences, to unacceptable liaisons to scary situations, to impossible connections, these stories have our stomachs in knots, all while giving us swoon-worthy butterflies. I’ve [...]

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Book Review – Unloved by Katy Regnery

October 29, 2017

Unloved, a love story <— When I think of this story, I think sweet and so incredibly cozy, despite a few of the incredibly disturbing scenes that lead into this heartwarming story. This author (and this story) is much loved and came highly recommended by quite a few of my fellow readers: Nancy: Nancy: Finished an [...]

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Carian Cole – Devils Wolves Series Reading Order

July 5, 2017

My fellow book buddies are going crazy over BOTH of these books released so far (book #2 was just released), and I must admit, both sound EXACTLY like the kind of unconventional, angsty love story that I crave… MichelleS: Go check out the amazon blurb for Torn – by Carian Cole. It is a totally hot [...]

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Reader Question – Bethany is looking for some “other woman” book suggestions…

April 13, 2017

UPDATED!!! This is now officially a “reader recommendations” list of this genre!! Bethany has some extra reading time on her hands and she has a craving. It’s taboo, forbidden AND controversial (and sometimes even creepy!!) but maybe you can help? She asks: Hey Maryse! I have a week off and need desperately to fall into [...]

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Cara McKenna Sequel News!!

August 29, 2016

Cara McKenna is one of my favorite authors. Incredible writing, unconventional love stories and the INTENSITY that we crave is what she delivers (twist, turns, shocking reveals and controversial subject matters. Plus, sometimes just good ol’ contemporary romance. But DEEPER and… hotter). And guess what?! She just announced that one of her older books (that [...]

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Book Review – All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

August 20, 2016

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel I one-clicked this one, price be damned, due to the HUGE love for it by many of my fellow readers, some of my favorite authors, and still… the buzz is getting louder. Maryse: BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! I one-clicked it. I don’t even care that it’s not on [...]

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Reader Question – The book about the prisoner that protects her from the other inmates…

May 5, 2016

One I can answer!!! But since many of us love these unconventional romance “bad-guy/bad-boy” reads, I thought I’d post it, in case someone here didn’t know about this book. Or… in case YOU had a recommendation in this genre. Joy asks: Joy: Hi Maryse! I just want you to know that I Flove your blog [...]

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Book Review – Sparrow by L.J. Shen

March 12, 2016

Sparrow This one had all the makings of my kind of guilty-pleasure thrill ride! With the whole kidnapping premise, and the forced marriage and living with (and hating) the captor, the unapologetic bad guy. The resistance, the fight and the fear. Finding out WHY he not only forced her from her life, but why she [...]

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