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Posted June 27, 2014
Basically, this book is simply several chapters of the entire chronicle. Rather, than give the reader ONE complete story all in ONE book, the author has adopted the fraud of pretending this 'book' is part of a series. It is not. Rather, the reader - to get to more chapters - must buy another book; which is reaasonably forecasted to be simply a few more chapters requiring yet another purchase. The word - fraud - comes to mind.
As to the writing, well because its sole purpose is to hook the reader, it really is a very, very, s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d narrative that could have easily been condensed to ten pages. But that would have been being honest - and there is no money in that.
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Posted July 10, 2014
This series is so intense and had me and still has me on the edge my seat.
I am waiting for the next installment rather impatiently. Hope it is out soon!
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Posted April 25, 2014
Ahhhh...... love it! What a strong willed young lady with so much focus on educating herself but in doing so she racked up astronomical college debt. Now held against her will, either sign a contract that spelled out things she's not willing to give up or face the inevitable. I could feel her pain, the author was so descriptive about it. By the cover you can guess but with that aside the story of how Lilly got involved with J.S. which hooked me in. To tell you the truth I overlooked the first page but immediately went to the story and kudo's to you. I really enjoyed it even though it's not my genres that I like to read. Good job:)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted April 8, 2014
I did not know what to think of at first.
It started off with Lilly waking up realizing that she has been kidnapped and it ends with her finally figuring out who actually is behind all of it. This whole story had me guessing and wondering and then finely getting excited when I realized where it was going.
I cannot wait until the rest of them come out. I believe these are going to be some interesting intense reads.
Posted April 7, 2014
The first installment of this series definitely grabbed my attention. While there was not a lot of action in this installment, the author did an excellent job of building anticipation for what is to come. Told through timeline jumps between the present and the MC's childhood, this installment was an introduction to Lilly. It gave us a lot of insight into who she is, where she came from, and what we can expect from her. And from what we know we can be certain she is not going down without a fight.
Waking up in an unfamiliar room and unable to leave, Lilly must put together the pieces of the puzzle to figure out where she is and why, and if she can survive what is coming.
I am looking forward to installment two of this series to see where the author takes the story and how Lilly what is to come.
Posted April 4, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Uncovering You: The Contract by Scarlett Edwards is the first novella length book in the Uncovering You series. It is a dark adn twisted beginning to what could end up being a fantabulous tale of victory against opression, captive taming captor etc.
With constant flashbacks to the past to show you where Lily came from and why she ended up collared and in the dark, this tale will keep you riveted from page one. If you are not into dark and twisty tales I do not reccommend but if you have read and enjoyed books such as Captive in the Dark or Consequences then you will also really like this book. Uncovering You 2: Submission should be out April 20, 2014.
Posted April 3, 2014
Usually the end of the book is what makes a person want to keep reading a series. This one starts off differently and will get the reader's curiousity up right away. The glimpses of the future at the beginning of the book as they go backwards make you wonder what happens to get there. Is it Stockholm's Syndrome, some sort of revenge, or something else entirely? The end of this book has the reader thinking something else again as to what is going to happen and how things will go down. The jumping back in forth in time adds to the intrigue. Looking foward to the next part of this serial.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2014
Let me start with I have mixed feeling with Uncovering You: The Contract. The description of Uncovering You series found on Goodreads, is as follows:
The full story of Lily (captive) and J.S. (captor) unfolds over multiple volumes of approximately 125 pages each, like serials. Each volume, though, is a FULL story with a climax and conclusion.
Now while I did find there was a climatic build to the end I most certainly did not feel there was a conclusion. A conclusion to me would be story a is complete and if I choose to read the next book I could or the story could end here peacefully for me without feeling I was missing out. This is not what I got. Instead, what I got was a screaming cliffhanger. Most of the times I don’t mind a cliffhanger. However, when I am told there will be a conclusion, and there isn’t, I find I can be a bit irked. On to the story.
Characters really make the story. The jury is out on if I like Lilly but I certainly can empathize with her. To find myself in her situation…SHIVERS…and not in a good way! We only get glimpses of the mysterious ‘J.S.’ so as for now; I will reserve my judgment on him. As for my opinion of the story itself, not too bad. It’s told in Lilly’s first person point of view with random flashbacks on how she got to where she is now. The story is well written and flows smoothly while the tension builds as we wait to see how long Lilly can resist. Call me sick but I found the complexity of Lilly’s imprisonment as it slowly is revealed is fairly fascinating. Will she, won’t she sign? Will she break? If she doesn’t will he force her to live? So many questions that need to be answered. The way this book ended I definitely don’t think we will be experiencing a Stockholm Syndrome situation. I wouldn’t say this book is dark-dark but it definitely has the opportunity to be. It all depends on what rabbit hole Ms. Edwards takes us into. Do I anticipate a HEA at the conclusion of the series? Possibly. Note to the reader: Yes he wants her to be his sex slave however there is no sex in this book. So if that is what you are looking for with this cover, you will be disappointed. And speaking of the cover…
One thing I feel 100% positive in commenting on and that I thoroughly enjoyed is the cover. IT IS FREAKING HAWT! That is what sold me on wanting to read Uncovering You: The Contract. The black and white photo is so simple. The curve of her body is so sensual. I can see the Amazon editors having a field day wanting to block it.
This is my first book by Scarlett Edwards. As of this moment and despite being irked with the ‘conclusion’, I plan on continue reading the series. Call me a masochist but I need to know how the story ends. I’m not sure if I will read any other books but the author so I reserve judgment on recommending Ms. Scarlett’s other works. But as for this series, I would say if you don’t mind cliffhangers, then by all means read Uncovering You: The Contract.
I received this book from Stephanie's Book Reports in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
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Posted March 31, 2014
Uniquely written, suspenseful and intriguing are but a few words to describe this serial story from Scarlet Edwards. I am hooked and waiting for more.
This first installment introduces us to a strong master/Dom who has kidnapped a young college intern and forces her to consider signing a contract of servitude.
It is a psychological mind-bender. She is an independent, strong-willed woman, who has had to sacrifice in the extreme to survive and achieve an education. There are clues that will intrigue you and will make you weary of the this man that is manipulating her into signing this unusual contract.
I look forward to Uncovering You #2 : Submission -the next installment- due out on April 20, 2014. We are promised this story will unfold over multiple volumes of approximately 125 pages each. Each volume will contain a full story with a climax and conclusion. I say we should prepare ourselves, this will be a bumpy ride.
Posted March 30, 2014
Captive with that something extra....
Lilly Ryder wakes alone and in a strange place...how did she get there? When the lights go on she discovers she is tied to a marble pillar and has a collar around her neck. A contract is left for her and as she reads it she feels absolute horror- she's been kidnapped- however she doesn't agree to the terms and only knows her captor by two letters, his initials: J.S.
I've been reading A LOT of dark reads lately and one thing I highly respect is when an author adds something new or an element that I haven't read before. Lilly is held captive by a new and unique method to me- there's no ropes and chains but she's just as confined.
Although this is the first part of a bigger story- it isn't too dark yet but is very suspenseful! This novella shows rather than tells and the reader can fit the pieces together as we toggle through Lilly's present predicament and her most recent memories. I am left almost as desperate as Lilly in wanting the next piece of the story!
I highly recommend starting this serial novel- but don't expect to be able to put this down!
Posted March 30, 2014
Extremely Captivating Story, Even More Enticing Ending
Technically, Scarlett Edwards did warn me:
“The full story of Lily (captive) and J.S. (captor) unfolds over multiple volumes of approximately 125 pages each, like serials. Each volume, though, is a FULL story with a climax and conclusion.”
I knew you couldn’t fit the entire story in 125 pages. I knew it was serial-like. It’s not as if I thought Lily would be free by the end. But I didn’t realize just how little I’d get in the first edition. I mean, I wanted to experience J.S. at least. Ms. Edwards did say there’d be a FULL story with a climax and conclusion, after all. And okay, technically, I got it. It did have that. Just not at all in the way I was expecting. What I did get, though, was an extremely captivating story with an even more enticing ending that has me salivating for UNCOVERING YOU 2: SUBMISSION.
Lily wakes up with a collar around her neck—no idea where she is or how she got there. She is unable to leave and forced to choose between her life and her freedom. Lily is not new to difficult decisions. She’s never had an easy life and she’s worked hard for everything she’s ever received. So she’s not about to just roll over and take this lying down. But J.S. is not a man to be refused and he seems to have no limitations on how far he’s willing to go to get his way.
Told in a series of present time and flashbacks, Lily’s story is equal parts horrifying and mesmerizing. I was completely repulsed by the lengths J.S. went to in order to force Lily into submission, but when Lily finally realizes who J.S. really is, I was equally entranced by the person he was when she met him. I have no idea what I’ll think of him in SUBMISSION but I can guarantee I’ll be waiting excitedly to find out.
Bravo, Scarlett Edwards. You accomplished your goal. I’m mad you’re making me wait but I will wait. I just hope at the end of this series I will understand why you tortured me with tiny morsels instead of a few longer and more substantial books.
**Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
Posted March 29, 2014
Scarlett Edwards "Uncovering You #1" is a novella that captured my attention from the moment I read the description. I was uncertain as to what to expect, was it going to be a "smutty little sex story" or would it actually have a plot, character building and hold my interest beyond pure fluff value...? I was amusingly surprised. It read like a psychological thriller, while the author introduced us to Lilly Ryder who finds herself in an inescapable predicament. The novella criss-crosses from present day, to her past, and back again to allow the reader to begin to understand why she is so strong, independent and driven. The secrecy surrounding her captor, "J.S." kept me turning pages, wanting to learn more about his perverse motives. Alas the novella ends as quickly as it begins and now I have to wait until the next installment is released...This is smart marketing, however, I would have preferred to have taken in a longer novel. I will eagerly await to read the next chapter in the story. While I await, I rate this 4/5 stars and recommend this upcoming author as someone who is going to gain success with her writings!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2014
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Posted April 27, 2014
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