Coming Undone (Brown Siblings Series #2)

Coming Undone (Brown Siblings Series #2)

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by Lauren Dane
     
 

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KEEPING IT TOGETHER
 
Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ deaths, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a decent living, and he’s finally on his own.
 
Elise Sorenson

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KEEPING IT TOGETHER
 
Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ deaths, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a decent living, and he’s finally on his own.
 
Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—and just as many years in a marriage gone bad—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both when a handsome, honest man befriends her with no strings attached.
 
More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

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From the Publisher
“No one does it better than Lauren Dane.”—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Praise for the Brown Family novels
 
“Tender, romantic and unapologetically sexy.”—Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author

“Sexy, pulse-pounding adventure.” —Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author

“The sex is sizzling, the emotions are raw.”—Megan Hart, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101171264
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Brown Siblings Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
36,788
File size:
398 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“No one does it better than Lauren Dane.”—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Praise for the Brown Family novels
 
“Tender, romantic and unapologetically sexy.”—Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author

“Sexy, pulse-pounding adventure.” —Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author

“The sex is sizzling, the emotions are raw.”—Megan Hart, New York Times bestselling author

Meet the Author

As a stay-at-home mom, Lauren Dane had lots of conversations in a singsong voice but no real outlet for adult thoughts and words. Armed with a secondhand laptop, she decided to “give that writing thing a serious go.”
 
Nearly a decade and several dozen books later, she’s well aware of her good fortune and is loving every moment of it, even when she has to edit and intervene when her children bicker about video games or manga.

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Coming Undone (Brown Siblings Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
the_book_girl More than 1 year ago
The 1st book in the series, LAID BARE, was one of my favorite books on 2009. I have bought several copies for Christmas/Birthday presents and recommended it to countless people. I was lucky enough to get a galley copy of COMING UNDONE which releases in January 2010. I am just in awe of the was Ms. Dane writes. The emotion and depth of feeling expressed in these books is amazing. COMING UNDONE features Brody and Elise. They both have pasts that haunt them in one way or another, but have forged lives for themselves that are fulfilling and happy. Even with family and friends, there is something missing, something the might find in each other if they give it a chance. Elise's growth throughout the book is amazing and incredible realistic. The emotional turmoil that Elise is thrown into when things from the past find their way into the future is heart-wrenching and I couldn't put the book down until I knew that Elise, her daughter, and Brody were going to be okay. What I love so much about the book is how the characters are flawed and human - someone the reader can relate to. The reader is also treated to appearances from the characters from past books.We get to see Erin, Ben, and Todd from LAID BARE and how their relationship has grown, Adrian and Cope also make an appearance. The only thing bad I can say about Lauren Dane is that I have to wait almost a whole year until Cope's story.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When she broke her leg, she broke her dream of becoming a ballerina. However, she has no time to mope as she has a daughter to raise. So needing a change of scenery, Elise and her child leave New York for the Left Coast Seattle.--------- Her next door neighbor tattoo parlor owner Brody Brown gave up his dreams to raise his siblings when their parents died. He rides a motorcycle as he seeks the wild side he gave up out of family responsibility. Brody and Elise are not looking for any involvement beyond casual sex so why each wonders do they want more in their relationship. However, when New York comes to Seattle, Elise keeps Brody out of her trouble that has followed her and her daughter from the Right Coast to Washington State; but he refuses to stay out of it as this is his two females.--------- This is a heated contemporary romance starring the Brown family patriarch and his new neighbor. Both have baggage, but the most important thing in their fling is not to harm her daughter. Fans will enjoy love between two likable individuals who cannot stop their nurturing need to help and the heat of desire from exploding while their love for one another ignites them. Lauren Dane is two for two with the Brown saga, but fans will have to cope with the wait for the next Brownian romance.------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Brody and Elise's story!! Their story is my absolute favorite of the Brown Siblings series. What woman doesn't want a HOT, WONDERFUL, LOVING, PROTECTIVE, AND CARING man like Brody Brown??! My goodness does he love Elise with everything in him. Brody deserves his happiness, as does Elise. And who doesn't love little Miss Rennie??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Holy crap I loved this book. I picked it up after reading the first one in the series 'Laid Bare' which I loved as well. Both books were absolutely fabulous! The first book was riviting. And this one was unforgettable. The heroine Elise was perfection. I adored her for her strengh, kindness and especially her playfulness (I can rarely say this about a heroine). And don't even get me started on the hero. Talk about a walking wet dream. Jeez! The chemistry between these two was intoxicating. This book is worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful sequel. A quick and easy read that did not disappoint. Characters had time to grow without the storyline feeling slow or forced. Ready for book three.
MsKaos More than 1 year ago
I've read a couple novellas from Lauren Dane before that were good, but too short, so I was interested in reading a longer title by Ms. Dane. When I found this series, I deliberately avoided reading the first in this series "Laid Bare" (even though all the reviews say it's great!) because the ménage à trois romance just doesn't appeal to me. Admittedly, I was intrigued by Brody and Elise's story but didnt know what to expect. Boy, am I glad I gave it a chance! Believable characters and plot...one of the most well-written books, I've read in this genre in a LONG LONG time. I loved that this wasn't a fall-in-love-and propose-marriage-in-3-days type of romance novel although Brody Brown sounds like a man who could make a lady swoon and lose her senses!! It's not quick read but I finished it in a day because I just couldn't put it down. And thankfully, there's just enough in this story that I got the gist of Brody's sister Erin's (and her two men) story too, so I didnt feel like I was missing some critical background since Erin and the other family members play a major role in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was book two and it was as good as the first one. Can not wait to read book three and four. You will fall in love with the daughter, she really makes you laugh and smile. This will make you hit every emotion, you will laugh, cry,get angry and the love scense are so very hot hot hot! So enjoy
lbassin More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book also. I really loved and cried with the first one in this series now I am very happy with this book and not so many tears. I can't wait to see the rest of the books in this series.
BS70 More than 1 year ago
Lauren Dane is a brilliant writer and her stories are filled with laughter, tears, and great family love! You will fall in love with them just like I did, and oh yeah,the action is HOT HOT HOT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read all four of the Brown Sibling series and find that Coming Undone, which is Brody's story, is my favorite. All of the stories in this series are wonderful, but there is something about Brody that captured my heart. I laughed, cried, and was totally turned on while reading this book. Brody is the eldest of the 3 siblings and has raised them since he was 17 years old when their parents died in an automobile accident. He is such a caring, honest, loving, intelligent, talented, and romantic man. Not to mention how hot he is. This is a beautiful love story between two people who belonged together both physically and emotionally. They had very hot steamy sex. i wish there were more books in this series, but now that the siblings and other main characters have all had their stories told, there really isn't anyone else in this family to write about. I like the way Lauren Dane writes and will most likely be reading more of her books.
SteveGA More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book. It is not just about sex or erotic scenes - there is a lot more to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Coming undone you have the oldest of the Brown siblings, Brody; who at 18 took on the responsibility of raising his sister and brother after the untimely death of their parents. He gave up going to art school, because family was and is everything to him. He owns his on tattoo shop and is considered the best in his field. He a big guy with tattoo's himself, but hes a teddy bear, and it's his time to find love. I love how this has a real world feel, it has depth to the story, the men and women have something deep to contribute to the story; the women have a tragedy they have overcome and the men who are steady rocks of support who do not say leave it to me, I'll fix it, don't get me wrong, yeah, they want to, but instead they are a pillar of support. Also, they story brings you in on their journey, and this does not happen over a month but rather a year, yeah a year. I love that, it was a love that lasted, yeah, they new before the year mark, but they didn't rush, but reveled in it, and how family, through the whole book was important.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, I love the Browns, I want a Brown of my own!! I have all the books in this series, love them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
lanerCH More than 1 year ago
Never thought I could get worked up about a Harley ridin, tattoo covered "bad boy". But, sweet and sexy-as-hell Brody Brown could put a big smile on any lucky woman's face. This is a great story about sexual attraction growing, over time, into a loving relationship. I have returned to this book several times. It is romantic and erotic and just a great story.
_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
Like a day at the beach, Lauren Dane's second novel in the Brown Siblings series, Coming Undone, is sexy and smooth, bright and memorable, and hot.oh, so hawt! Elise Sorenson arrived in Seattle ready to move forward and make a better life for her daughter. She is a survivor with a capital S, ready to put the chaos and pain of the past behind her and build a normal, loving future for the two of them. With her success as a principal dancer in the National Ballet Theater, Elise has opened a studio and purchased a home. Her life finally feels stable and complete. And even though she enjoys fantasizing about the Harley driving hunk across the street, she has no inclination to disrupt the peace she and her daughter, Rennie, have found at long last. Brodie Brown knows he's got the perfect life. After taking on the responsibility to raise his younger brother and sister at the age of eighteen, he reflects with pride as he watches his brother's rock star career continue to thrive and his sister find happiness in the life she has built with her two men. He owns his own home, runs a premier tattoo parlor, has the love of friends and family and enjoys his freedom. He's got it all and a relationship is the last thing on his mind when a drunk driver hits him in front of his home and an angel comes to his rescue. Coming Undone is a story about family--family by blood and family by bond. It is a slow ride to discover how unlikely friendships come together and enrich each other. Dane's second tale was more than the story about Elise and Brody. It is the story of how Elise, her daughter and her parents come to be part of the Brown's family circle. How Erin (from Laid Bare) and Elise develop an empowering friendship based on their love of Brody and their similar pasts. The unlikely bond that the ballerina and rocker-chick found in their shared tragedies made the story seem genuine. Elise is real. She is the kind of friend you could respect. Elise has seen the gutter and survived, leaving her confident in her convictions. I admire how she has steadfastly kept her priority clear--her daughter. She is fun, good and loyal to the core. Her past has humbled her and taught her compassion for others. I know I could be myself with Elise and that would be all she would want. And I have to love her conviction to always make her daughter's well-being her primary focus even when it means putting your libido on hold. Elise can come teach me to shoot pool or pirouette any day of the week. In Laid Bare, I saw Brodie's protective side, but to be honest, I wanted Todd and Ben to be Erin's protectors. Brodie just came off a little overbearing. Having learned more about him in this book, I find him endearing. I can see that he has actually held back his need to manage Erin and he consciously allowed her husbands to move into his protector role. The way Brodie remembers Rennie by bringing her flowers along with those for her mother or planning dates that not only include Rennie but are designed to entertain her showed how much thought and attention he puts into his relationships. What a charmer! And I have got to be honest. The man knows his way around a bed (or a ballet studio, stairs, hallway, wall, tattoo parlor...and the doorway. Yep, the doorway was good too!) Mmmm. For a compassionate softie, this Harley ridin' tattoo artist knows how to take control and light a fire. Coming Undone moved at a slow and steady pace. It lacked any real tension although th
Nook_Chick More than 1 year ago
Coming Undone is a really fast read! Nice to see that two people from opposite worlds can really fall in love!
christinahay More than 1 year ago
I liked this book...very nice story...not really plottish...but just about normal stuff. =) I would recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I COULDN'T GET ENOUGH!
Rainyjane32 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book!!! I keep reading it over and over again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 2nd in a series by Dane. Elise, a prima ballerina falls in love and marries an abusive man awho destroys her dancing career. Trying to reclaim her life with her young daughter, she notices her handsome tatooed neighbor and falls in lust. The oldest of the Borwn sidlings, Brody, has always put his family first. Giving up his art career and taking care of his bro & sis when his parents die. Love is the not what he is looking for nor does he think he will ever find. But love is just across the street and Elise and her talented daughter slide into Brody's heart and nothing will prevent him from taking care of them, not even her haunting past. Also recomend Christine Feehan-Ghost Walker and Dark series. Nalini Singh-Psy/changeling series. Sarah McCarty-Hell' Eight. Lora Leigh-anything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only do I love the family stories that are the backdrop to these romance novels you become completely engrossed in everyone's story. This one is about Adrian the rock singer and his falling in love with Gillian the "Mum" of his 13 year old son. The son he didn't even know he had. I love the Brown family and their supporting family members. Each book in this series just gets better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this without even reading the reviews because I just KNEW it was going to be about Ella, lol. However, I was very happy with Brody and Elise's story. This felt more real to me. Two people meet and have a connection and decide to have a friends with benefits type relationship. I loved how Elise's feelings for him never made her go against her rule of not having him stay over and possibly confusing her daughter. Her story was so brutal and her strength was amazing even though it was getting on my nerves in the book just because I wanted her to let Brody in so bad. Her ex-in laws were just plain evil and I was happy with her decision on how to proceed with them. Like any series, I liked the way this author kept previous characters in the book and even wrote from their point of view sometimes. Now that I know Ella's story is next, I'll definitely continue reading!
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