Disarm: The Complete Novel [NOOK Book]

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June Gray's bestselling erotic serial is now available in print for the first timeas one complete...
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Overview

June Gray's bestselling erotic serial is now available in print for the first timeas one complete novel.



When the secrets of the past begin to surface, the truth can be disarming…



Twenty-six-year-old Elsie Sherman has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Henry Logan, since she was twelve years old. Unfortunately, Henry—now an Air Force officer—has only ever treated her like a younger sister, stepping into her brother’s shoes after he was killed in action.



That is, until the night when one dance ignites a sensual fire between the two, leaving Elsie aroused and confused. Is she allowed to lust after her surrogate big brother, who also happens to be her roommate? As the passion between them crosses the line into a territory that teases with the forbidden, Elsie decides to give herself to the man she has always desired. But Elsie is not prepared for where the relationship will take her.



Henry has been harboring two secrets. One can bring them closer together. The other will tear them apart. Now, with each startling new revelation, Elsie realizes that only she can decide if the past can ever be forgiven—and if a future with Henry is worth fighting for.



Includes a never-before-published bonus short story.


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What People Are Saying

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Praise for June Gray and her novels:

“Scorching hot…fast [and] furious.”—MsRomantic Reads

“Trust me…it definitely hooks you!”—Three Chicks and Their Books

“A hot romance…that swells your heart.”—The Book Whisperer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698141810
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: Disarm
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 19,712
  • File size: 1,009 KB

Meet the Author

June Gray is a daydreamer who, at the age of ten, penned a short story inspired by a Judy Blume novel and has been unable to stop writing since. She loves to tell stories that titillate and enrage, that break the reader’s heart and put it back together again.



Her fairy-tale life has been lived on four different continents—most recently, in a two-hundred-forty-year-old castle in rural Germany owned by a Graf. She was born in the Philippines, raised in Australia, and now calls the United States home, and she can currently be found enjoying the shores of Miami with her husband, two daughters, and a miniature schnauzer.
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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    June Gray's serial erotic love story has finally been compiled i

    June Gray's serial erotic love story has finally been compiled into one book, Disarm The Complete Novel. Readers can finally experience this immensely satisfying tale of the ups and downs of love and the military all at one time. Gray's story still reads in part like a serial because it was originally released that way, but that doesn't make it any less intense and emotionally evocative. Readers will go from tears of happiness to tears of sadness and back again as they read the struggles Elise and Henry face in finding their own happy ending. 

    What I liked:

    Elsie has been in love with Henry practically all her life. But there were obstacles to their relationship even from the beginning. Henry was Jason's best friend. Her brother meant the world to her and Henry only thought of her as his best friend's little sister. Or so she thought. I liked the fact that Elsie didn't let her life pass her by because of her crush on Henry, but she also didn't give up on the hope that one day things might be different. I enjoyed the fact that through out the book, she kept that hint of love in the back of her mind of him, even as he took over the role of a surrogate brother when Jason is killed in combat. It was like the romance was lying dormant between them until the time was right. A very realistic rendering of how the heart works.

    Henry was a piece of work. He was a great friend to both Jason and Elsie and he wanted to protect her when he knew Jason no longer could. Now the two of them are roommates and things are a bit more complicated. I loved the fact that they had been friends for so long. They really knew each other, or they thought they did. Henry is a bit closed off as a character, he has a lot of issues within himself that he needs to sort out. Issues with survivor's guilt, issues with feeling worthy of love and Elsie stands by him throughout it all. She even lets him go when she wants nothing more than to hold him close.

    It is a very intense romance, with a lot of emotional upheavals. I think more so because of the way it was originally written. The author had to create a conflict for each individual part of the story and that meant a lot more shaking up of things than in a normal novel. The struggles that Henry had within himself created a lot of the necessary conflict that carried the story and Elsie stands as the stopgap, the port in the storm. The military aspects of the book were well written and had a lot of depth as well. Gray does an excellent job of showing the reader how a military family copes with the hard questions. What if my love one doesn't return? What if he or she is fundamentally different when they do come back? 

    What I didn't like:

    Not much to talk about here. I liked this one a lot. Gray is obviously a very gifted writer. If she could pull this off in an erotic piece that was originally meant to be read as a serial, I can only imagine was she could do with a feature length novel and more time to tell her stories. An excellent romance!

    Bottom Line:

    If you are looking for a romance that is extremely emotion based, this is the book for you. I actually liked the serial dynamic of the book and I didn't think I would. The chemistry between the hero and heroine is literally blinding at some points and the love scenes are definitely worthy of the erotic genre. A great book about the ins and outs of a military romance.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2014

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    Holy crap. By now, I should realize that books featuring militar

    Holy crap. By now, I should realize that books featuring military characters pack a special type of emotional wallop. I thought I was prepared going into this one, but I underestimated the range of emotions I would go through while reading it. Days after finishing this book (and the sequel, Arrest!) and I still haven't stopped thinking about Elsie and Henry. What characters. What a story. 

    One thing I can say for sure is that I'm glad I never tried to read this book when it was a serial. With the way some of the parts ended, I think I would have curled up in a ball and cried if I hadn't been able to begin the next section immediately. I mean, half the time I was ready to curl up and cry anyhow, but that was just from the feels. Having to wait would have just made it worse. This is billed as an erotica novel, and while it was sexy and steamy, I didn't see it being that much more explicit than most of the other new adult and adult titles I read. Not criticizing, just felt like I needed to mention that. 

    If you follow my reviews with any type of regularity, you know I'm a sucker for friends first stories. This is one of my new favorites. While it's true Henry was really Elsie's brother's friend first, after Jason's death, Henry and Elsie became very close friends. What neither knew about the other is that they both were harboring crushes on each other. We readers come in after their friendship is already solid and they're flirting with the lines and thinking about being something more, but there was no doubt this was not insta-love and what they shared was very real. 

    It all sounds great, right? Well, then there's the other thing. The thing where Henry's in the military and about to be shipped off overseas. They love each other and once he returns, everything will be great for them because the biggest obstacle possible is behind them, right? Oh, if only it was that easy. When Henry returns, he's not the man Elsie fell in love with. It's obvious he's struggling to deal with something, but he's also not very forthcoming with his feelings. They're both hurting and while neither makes the conscious decision to hurt the other, it's what happens. Thus begins the most painful part of their journey. I lost track of how many times I got all teary-eyed and upset with both of them. I was mentally and physically exhausted when I finished this book. I also jumped immediately into the sequel thinking that would help give me some closure and make everything right again. But no, there was more feels to be felt... and that's another review for another day. 

    I loved both of these characters, but they both frustrated me beyond belief. Elsie was strong and stubborn and was sure her love for Henry could make everything better. If only it was that easy. Henry wasn't your typical alpha male. He was fiercely protective and had dominant tendencies, but he was also vulnerable underneath it all. The things he experienced and saw overseas changed him. He definitely had a hero complex and trying to deal with guilt, too. I hated watching these two struggle, but I knew the only way they could be together was to go through it all. Hiding wasn't going to help. 

    I was afraid Disarm would destroy me. It didn't, but it damn sure left a mark. Secrets were revealed – and not just by Henry and Elsie. There was one moment during the book that I won't spoil for you, but it was so perfect and unexpected that I found myself sitting with tears streaming down my face as I read. It was a beautiful touch and a welcome addition and now I can't imagine the series without it. 

    If you decide to pick up this book – which I totally think you should – be prepared. Have tissues on hand. It might not hurt to have your favorite adult beverage around, too. I think you'll be happy in the end, but the journey is seriously rough. You'll also want to make sure you have enough time carved out that you can read it cover to cover in one sitting. You won't want to walk away from it once you've started.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    LOVED this as a series when I first read it. You will need to de

    LOVED this as a series when I first read it. You will need to devour this is one sitting because you will not be able to put it down. Believable characters and an adorable love story. My only wish is I could get a signed copy to proudly display on my shelf.

    I had to edit this because I actually did win a signed copy with a very sweet note from the author. This series is one I always go back to in my mind as one that touched my heart and soul. I simply adore it.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest rev


    I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.
    This book had me hooked from page one. The emotions that run through this book made me feel like I was on a rollercoaster. When I was done with the book the 1st thing I could think of was they have to make this into a movie. This book reminds me of the emotional rollercoaster of “the Fault of our Stars.” The way all emotions were used in this book had me going from crying to laughing and then back to crying. I don’t think that I have cried so much over a book. Warning have a box of tissues right beside you. I had to stop many times to gain my composure to continue reading.
    There was not a bad thing about this book. The way you get addicted to the characters sucked into their story made this book so amazing. I felt so bad for Elsie it was like everything was going wrong. Hearing the story of how she lost her brother was just heart wrenching. I bawled like a baby. And then you add in the relationship between Elise and Henry, wow, at times I wanted to hate Henry but then something would explain why he did what he did and then I would fall in love with him again.
    My favorite part of the book without giving too much away was when Elsie was listening to Henry’s recordings. That brought a whole new life to the book. I fell in love right then with Henry, and how he really only wants what is best for Elsie.


    4.5 out of 5 stars

    reviewed by Jessica Z
    Review courtesy of nerd alert

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    AWSOME

    GREAT READ FROM START TO FINISH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Great series! 

    Great series! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

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