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Unraveled Paperback – December 9, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
I loved all the characters, Smite and Miranda were perfect for each other. What I loved most about Miranda was that she wasn't intentionally trying to change Smite-she accepted him for who he was, warts and all. Because she accepted him, he was able to find a deeper part of himself.
This is a very well written book. If Amazon would let me give it 10 stars, I would!
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This author writes fairly intense Romance and I enjoy intensity in romances. I will be happy to read .more of them.Published 1 month ago by S. Thorp
I muddled through the Turner Series without finding a story I could emotionally connect with. This changed with book 3. Read morePublished 2 months ago by yardtree
really nice book. if you like tormented hero , this book is for you.Published 2 months ago by B. Popp
This languished in my TBR for 3-1/2 years. I had been put off by Smite's backstory. Well, dummy me. This was a good book, a nice wrap-up of the trilogy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lark
Outstanding. Totally different. Lots of action. Lots of suspense. A sexy, cute at times, wonderful romance. The characters and story was terrific.Published 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 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 8 months ago by Tabby1249