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Unraveled Paperback – December 9, 2011
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Courtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing historical romance, she experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating.... But her favorite job is the one she's now doing full time--writing romance.
If you want to know when Courtney's next book will come out, please visit her website at http://www.courtneymilan.com, where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release.
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Not so with Milan. There is an overarching story connecting all three entries--an increasingly insane and abusive mother and her effect on her three sons when they become adults. Because the sons were differing ages and had different experiences, each left childhood with unique problems.
Smite, who suffered the most at his mother's hands, continues to experience post traumatic stress syndrome as an adult. His past dictates his present life.
In many romance novels, the love of a good woman cures all. Not in Milan's books. Her heroes continue to have dyslexia or PTSD or survivor's guilt. A good woman loves the hero and is willing to share his quirks and his burdens. That's a truly good woman.
Also, in Milan's books, there is no Big Misunderstanding or Secret Child or agonizingly long sessions of I-Won't-Say-I-Love-You-Until-You-Say-It-First. The problems are much more real and defy "solving." Instead they require understanding and acceptance - from both the heroine and hero.
I can give Milan the highest compliment a reader can give: once I close her books, I don't feel that the story has ended. Instead, I can imagine the characters continuing their lives, out of the sight of readers. I can picture Smite coming to grips with the intense emotions and deep love a parent feels for an infant, and Ash living in perpetual terror as he tries to protect a young child from the usual accidents and bruises, or Mark attempting to cope with a randy adolescent son.
Milan seems to get better with each book. "Unraveled" had compelling characters, a great love story, historical accuracy, and was fun to read. What more could a reader want?
Unraveled is the third book in the series about the Turner brothers, and is a great finish to this carefully written and researched trio. It is honestly refreshing to read a book, and understand that the author has correctly portrayed the history and personality of the era. There are no mistakes here in dress, language, or street life, and the characters are very real people, with very real problems.
I like how all three books about the Turner brothers involve imperfect people, both men and women, and how those differences are settled. These are intelligent romance novels, written with love and attention to detail. All of her characters have depth, purpose, and are not your typical rakes and virgins bound by ridiculous romance tropes. Unraveled was well worth the wait, and the series is one of the best I've read in years.Read more ›
The "miss" - the story starts to become a mess as it unfolds. Smite's strained conversations with his brothers -I just couldn't follow what was going on with them. I felt like I walked in on the middle of something. I found it distracting and confusing, although I think it was meant to emphasize Smite's troubled past and emotional struggles. Smite, after entering into a very questionable relationship with Miranda (some will cringe at their arrangement) thinks nothing of introducing Miranda to his family with no consideration for her reputation- geez, what a cad. The moral and ethical standards he insists on upholding seemed to be rather arbitrary. He is such a hypocrite. The more the story unfolded, the less I liked him. I didn't think it was supposed to work that way.
When I read, I envision what is happening. I know where characters are standing, what they are doing, etc. But in one chapter the H sits down, stops horses, and turns around....without changing position.Read more ›
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Outstanding. Totally different. Lots of action. Lots of suspense. A sexy, cute at times, wonderful romance. The characters and story was terrific.Published 18 days ago by Gwendolyn Culver
I rarely re a book that touches me like t one did. Especially a Victorian romance. What insight of her characters. What a beautiful story about the healing powder of love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Oh, how I loved this story! Every word, every sentence, every page, every… well, you get the idea. I loved it! Smite’s story, even more than Ash’s and Mark’s, tore me up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BlithelyBookishReviews
Although the story line is not new -- flawed man saved by a good woman -- the complex characters, dialogue and plot twists make for a compelling read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Texan felinophile
Children who suffer abuse at the hands of their parents often grow into damaged adults whose lives are shaped for good or for ill by that abuse. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tabby1249
UNRAVELED by Courtney Milan was the best and most original Regency romance I've read in a long time! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lady Cynthia 💟
Usually, Courtney Milan + historical romance = a good read. This one didn't quite do it for me. I liked the characters, but something was missing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by RedRedtheycallmeRed
Loved the series and this book!! Smite and Miranda are so perfect for each other. She actually completes Smite!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by police6369