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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good but different

This a good book in the great writing style of all McKenna's books. The characters are not your typical alpha male/hero meets submissive and innocent girl: he is almost the anti-hero, she is strong but in the process of overcoming her insecurities. Yet you get to care f...
This a good book in the great writing style of all McKenna's books. The characters are not your typical alpha male/hero meets submissive and innocent girl: he is almost the anti-hero, she is strong but in the process of overcoming her insecurities. Yet you get to care for these characters as the story progresses and keep hoping for their recovery and happily ever after. As in other books by this author, she addresses sexuality in all its shapes and forms head on, and is not shy to develop characters affected by social stigmas and longing for self and social acceptance. As you can imagine, some scenes are emotionally charged yet always tasteful and never disturbing. I did not give it 5 stars because there was too much isolation of the characters and that made some parts drag a bit. I would like to see a little bit more action and less tortured souls. But it is still a terrific read.

posted by EmmaGR on October 29, 2013

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Since Wiling Victim I've been a fan of Cara McKenna and I wanted

Since Wiling Victim I've been a fan of Cara McKenna and I wanted to love this book but it was more of a meh for me.

Rob is a recluse living in the middle of nowhere Scotland.

Merry is hiking through Scotland trying to find herself.

During Merry's journey she lands on...
Since Wiling Victim I've been a fan of Cara McKenna and I wanted to love this book but it was more of a meh for me.

Rob is a recluse living in the middle of nowhere Scotland.

Merry is hiking through Scotland trying to find herself.

During Merry's journey she lands on Rob's doorstep and together they help each other in ways that they didn't even know they needed.

Lets start with the things I loved
1) Loved Rob's storyline and how he dealt with his personal struggles and demons
2) Loved the idea of Merry and how she became a strong individual and how Rob brought that out in her

What I didn't love was all the inner dialogue it felt like this book went on forever and ever which for me didn't add to the story but it took away from the story.

posted by Lauren2LC on October 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Lived it

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Good

    I liked it cant wait to read more from her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Orangepelt

    &9 59 #9,35*8/& 43# 9/3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Loved it

    I have not read any of Cara McKenna's books and was glad I picked this one up. The story is awesome!. It really kept me involved. I have her marked now as a favorite of mine. Love her writing style!

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  • Posted October 15, 2013

    First things first...Why the hell is this my first Cara McKenna

    First things first...Why the hell is this my first Cara McKenna book? Seriously. Approximately halfway through Unbound, I started pushing it on my friends. As soon as I finished, I emailed my book group, telling them they must read it ASAP. Then, one of them emailed me back, gently reminding me that she's been telling me to read McKenna for months. So then I felt like an idiot. But now all is well, because I have seen the error of my ways.

    As you may have inferred from the opening paragraph, I loved Unbound. But not only did I love it on a squealy, fan-girl level, I also loved and appreciated it on a much deeper, profound level. This was a beautifully written and constructed story that appealed to me on all levels.

    Besides the author's name recognition, the hint at a hero with a penchant for the taboo is what drew me in. But what exactly are Rob Rush's "issues"? The blurb is ambiguous, and I love that. I wanted to know, no, I was dying to know what it was that had sent Rob into exile. What could have possibly driven a man to become a recluse, shun society. I was hoping the reason would be something really juicy, but also meaningful. There's nothing worse than thinking you're digging into a character with heavy, heavy issues, then learning it was superficial. That is not the case in Unbound. McKenna did a brilliant job of creating a deep and complex hero who is also exceedingly alluring. In the opening chapters, it seems we're being led to a conclusion in regards to Rob's pleasure. But in a move that makes me want to jump up to cheer and praise McKenna to anyone who will listen, we soon learn that all is not what it seems. What gets Rob twisted into knots sexually, is out of the "norm", even in kink. It was definitely unexpected, in the most excellent way, but also...really, really hot.

    Going with Rob on the emotional and physical journey is Merry. As much as I felt endeared to him, I also became attached to Merry. She is on an emotional and physical journey of her own, to discover more about and pay tribute to her deceased mother in her homeland of Scotland. Merry has recently shed one hundred pounds, and is coming to terms with her new life, the feelings and issues that come with literally transforming into a new person. As much as I initially liked her, when Merry and Rob's paths cross, she became even more heroic in my eyes. Her strength of character, her unflinching acceptance and appreciation for Rob made her into a heroine that should be admired. She was thoughtful, yet prodding, bringing this man who'd left society, back. Her inquisitive nature gently broke down Rob's walls, and helped create a new man. One who can accept, even embrace, himself.

    Unbound, from the beginning to end, is an exceeding thoughtful, intense, and brilliant story. I would even say that it is by far one of my favorite erotic romances, and definitely would make my Favorites of 2013 List (if I made one). Cara McKenna not only pulled me in with a sexually charged and emotionally intense story, but she also won me with her gorgeous prose. The Scottish Highlands, a cabin hidden in the woods, two people forming an intense physical and emotional bond that will transform both....have rarely been so enchanting.

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