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Posted October 13, 2014
This is a well written, well edited novel. Montagano’s descriptions paint a vivid world for the reader, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the world that she has created. Her story is quite easy to follow and very enjoyable. That said, there is just something about the author’s writing style that I couldn’t quite get into. It’s fully an issue of personal preference, but her tone and voice just didn’t always agree with me.
The characters in this novel are quite well developed. Some of the development plays on what we learned in the first novel in the series, but there is also a great deal of character growth in this novel as well. Readers get to know the characters and their stories well enough that this can easily be read as a standalone as well as part of the series. Although I can understand the main character’s plight on many levels, her outward whininess does go overboard at times.
As a whole this was an interesting, enjoyable read. It’s definitely not a story for everyone, but I did enjoy reading it.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Posted July 25, 2014
Unravel Me, Lynn Montanago
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
So, the description asks if we fell in love with Lia and Alistair in Catch my Breath? Well, yes, I did! It was a perfect read, and I was really pleased to get book two for review, and as Lynn seems to write quickly hopefully there's not too long to the last part...and the good news for those who like me Hate cliff-hangers – once again this ends at a natural break, with a hint for what comes next but no cliff-hanger. Thanks Lynn :-)
So, we catch up with Lia and Alistair. Once again there's travel, and a cross country romance that brings it’s own problems, but this time there's more thrown in the mix and the dastardly Nathan appears, doing his usual stirring and of course Alistair is very unhappy. What secrets is Nathan holding though? What does he know when he's so secretive about revealing anything, but telling Lia he still loves her and just wants to help. Can she trust him? It’s a great read again, with a perfect mix of hot and sensual sex, balanced with a terrific story. I need a story first and sex second mix. A book with all sex little story just doesn’t cut it for me. Nathan is a real anti hero and so perfect here, and Alistair is so in love with Lia, but still finding his way in such an unfamiliar situation for him. They had a lot to cope with and his past is still bringing problems not just to his mental state, but in the real world too. Lia loves him, but gets frustrated sometimes at his unflinching over protectiveness – he can't seem to help being that way, and yet it reminds her too much of Nathan. The secondary characters, her friends and family, work colleagues and his acquaintances are good – they help the balance of story, sex and excitement.
Overall its a book I raced through, really easy to read and kept me enthralled in the story. I need to feel attached to my characters, if I don't connect with them and care about what happens I can't enjoy a book, and here I love Lia and Alistair and am rooting for their happy ending.
Stars: Five again – its a terrific second part and a great follow up to the perfect beginning novel. One for the keepers files!
ARC received from Netgalley and publishers