Unsettled

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**Debut romance author S.C. Ellington knocks it out of the park with this steamy contemporary romance!

After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted...until he wasn't.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds ...

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Overview

**Debut romance author S.C. Ellington knocks it out of the park with this steamy contemporary romance!

After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted...until he wasn't.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed...until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan's confidence and charm-and it doesn't hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. While thrilled with Logan's candor, Brooklyn hesitates, as she can't seem to move past the heartache that she suffered at the hands of Damon.

As much as Logan didn't plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn's muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.

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Editorial Reviews

Blog - Bare Naked Words
"S.C. Ellington has a great story on her hands!"
Reviewer - Robyn Romance Book Junkie
"Unsettled is the best novel I have read in recent years!"
Blog - Crazy Chaotic Book Chics
"This is a great read and I can't wait to read the next book to see how everything plays out. SC Ellington wrote a great book and I can't wait for everyone to read it. There is a cliffhanger at the end but it makes your mind come up with conclusions just to wait and see if you were correct. The story didn't jump right into love but eventually the characters made their way."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493645541
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

S.C. Ellington is an up and coming author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories.

Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful family and loving friends.

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    3.5 stars This was an interesting twist on normal gal meets mill

    3.5 stars
    This was an interesting twist on normal gal meets millionaire.  Logan is unpretentious and sweet.  Yet has a darkness and sadness that seems to surround him.




    But to the beginning, Brooklyn is a young marketing assistant that moved across the country after a horrendous breakup. One she still hasn’t recovered from.  One that hasn’t allowed her to look for happiness or love.  This ends up being a sticking point for me.  At first I got that she was sad-but they’d been apart as long as they’d been together!  Her resulting insecurity was annoying.  As more is revealed I just got more angry with her.  Yes, Damon sucked and he broke her heart and his promises.  But she kept a big secret from him.  One that showed her immaturity as well.  And her inability to move forward is hurting herself more than anyone else.




    When she finally lets Logan in her self doubt is still all over the place.  What begins as sweet and steamy is quickly thrown aside as things that Brooklyn overhears (yet doesn’t confirm or even give any chance for explanations) she is again thrown into an emotional abyss.  One that seemed to be lying in wait, where the unlikeliest of  life preservers is sent her way.




    This is book one, and the last line left me saying “wha, what the…”




    Great debut story, looking forward to more from S.C. Ellington.

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

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    Review: Unsettled #1: Unsettled

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Unsettled by S.C. Ellington is the first book in her Unsettled series. Allow me to warn you now, if you are not a fan of the cliffhanger - be prepared. The second book is not out and therefore no as-yet known date to the resolution of this cliffhanger. HOWEVER, if you can stand a cliffhanger then there's NO REASON to delay in reading this romance. Brooklyn is a sassy, snarky, unassuming female character that we will have you laughing out loud at her humor.

    Once you get INTO the story things start to heat up and speed up. There's a few twists to the story you will not expect but I honk if you are a fan of romance and Millionaires then you will thoroughly enjoy this tale of learning to fall in love again.

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  • Posted March 15, 2014

    I picked this book up the other night and didn't stop until it w

    I picked this book up the other night and didn't stop until it was finished. I loved the story and I loved the characters. Logan was sex on a stick! The chemistry between Brooke and Logan was great and their interactions with one another were even better. All in all, this was a very enjoyable read. I am already chomping at the bit for book two.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    Unsettled is the debut novel by SC Ellington. I thoroughly enjo

    Unsettled is the debut novel by SC Ellington. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the story. The heroine, Brooklyn, is strong, sassy and independent. She’s still nursing a broken heart created by her college sweetheart when he ends their bi-coastal romance several years before. Since their agonizing breakup, and still harboring a painful secret, Brooklyn moves from California to Washington, D.C. and pours herself into her work. It’s a lackluster job that she derives little satisfaction from, but it pays the bills. It also keeps her mind off of her still shattered heart. When Logan Colton, the handsome and charming CEO who is currently being wooed by her firm begins pursuing her, Brooklyn finds herself wondering if maybe … just maybe, she should give love another try.

    I liked these characters. Brooklyn is smart. Yes, she’s broken, but she’s definitely nobody’s fool. She’s cautious, but Logan is persistent, and he eventually begins to convince her that life after love may be possible. Logan is a nice guy. He’s not a player. He’s kind and unpretentious. Yes, he has more money than he knows what to do with, but he’s perfectly comfortable doing the things Brooklyn enjoys, without feeling the need to impress or boast. He’s a simple, down-to-earth man who just happens to make a lot of money.

    Unsettled is a gentle, pleasant romantic read. It’s not high energy or high drama. It moves smoothly through the evolving romance of Brooklyn and Logan, and draws the reader in to their budding love. Then, just as the reader is settling in for what looks to be satisfying conclusion, author SC Ellington hits us with a twist I never saw coming. Cliffhanger alert! Cleverly played, Ms. Ellington!

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    The is a story of healing and trying to move beyond all the hurt

    The is a story of healing and trying to move beyond all the hurt and anger from the past to open yourself up for new adventures and love.

    Brooklyn works at Copple Marketing under Trent…. He is an awful boss and she should have quit that job from the moment she started with the way Trent treats her. While working there she runs into Logan Colton a rich CEO. She is very cautious of Logan because she isn’t ready to open herself up again to any type of relationship and she definitely isn’t a friend with benefits kind of girl.


    “Can’t you see that you’re letting your past hurt screw up your other chances for happiness?”


    “Brooklyn, you are the only one who holds the key to your happiness. At some point you’re going to have to uncoil the rope around your heart and press forward.”


    I adored Logan… he is a swoon worthy boyfriend! He wasn’t completely open about himself at first but over time he slowly began to tell her things. He always had the right things to say and whenever Brooklyn would want to “run” from him, he could always reel her back in. Of course, I am a sucker for guys that can talk and he had some pretty good lines in this story.


    “You implied that I’m somehow unattainable – but I’m right where I want to be at this moment.”


    “Memories will always flood through your mind, but by the end of today, the only thing I want to do is kiss your scars away.”


    Of course though, all good things must somehow come to an end. I really thought the breaking point would be with Brooklyn’s ex Damon. I was wrong though….. it has nothing to do with her past. Get ready for that cliffhanger because you will definitely experience one!

    It was a good sexy read! A little slow to start but ends with a bang!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    I really liked this book! I love the build up of the relationshi

    I really liked this book! I love the build up of the relationship between Logan and Brooklyn. I also like the backstory about why Brooklyn is the way she is. This book has ups, downs, drama, fierce passion, and loyal friends. The contrast between the life Brooklyn and Colton is brought up, but isn't the main focus of the story either. I really hope that Mrs Ellington plans on giving us more of Logan's story in the next book! I can't wait for Spring so this story can continue because we are left with a nice cliffhanger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    This is such a wonderful story! I love the characters Brooklyn t

    This is such a wonderful story! I love the characters Brooklyn to me is a strong woman lost under pain. As her and Logan's relationship grows, Brooklyn starts to heal and open back up.I loved the way they grew, and I loved the wittiness. The writing is great! I love the way Ellington writes. It's clear, easy to read, and fun. This book has some laughter and some tears.The ending - all I can say is OMG!! That last line - leaves me yelling at my kindle "stay away, hang up". I'd love to read more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Great Read

    I had this book on my to read list and the only regret that I have is waiting for book two to be released!!! I loved this book so much it had a wonderful story to tell. Brooklyn was a wonderfully independent young woman whom I can totally identify with. Trusting someone again after such a painful experience is not easy but Logan was able to start breaking through her walls that she had carefully constructed. Logan was a such a gentleman and was totally drawn to Brooklyn and seemed to fit so easily into her life. Logan fights his own painful life experience along with the guilt he carries and dedicates his life to helping others.

    You should read this book!! A great story that was hard to put down! It was worth every minute of my time and I don't think you will be disappointed. Waiting patiently for book 2 (sigh)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    In many ways Unsettled is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers

    In many ways Unsettled is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers with a modern twist. There’s Brooklyn, an executive assistant who is emotionally scarred from a past relationship, and Logan Colton, an immensely successful young entrepreneur. Both have storied pasts and deep emotional wounds that need healing. Brooklyn’s sharp wit and Logan’s unexpected groundedness makes for an interesting dynamic. Their romance that does not give way to cliché or convention, and the story kept my attention throughout. This is not a story about a damsel in distress who gets swept away from her Prince Charming. These are real characters, and I not only could relate to them, I found myself rooting for them during certain parts of the book.

    I personally enjoyed the cliffhanger at the end; it’s the first book in a trilogy, so I expected there to be loose ends. Unsettled is a dazzling debut by a new writer. S.C. Ellington writes with such confidence and finesse that it’s quite a surprise this is her first novel. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Posted January 4, 2014

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    I love reading the first book in a series and seeing the charact

    I love reading the first book in a series and seeing the characters developed so well. It's hard to read shallow characters and want more. Brooklyn has had her heart broken and hasn't really opened herself up for love for a few years. Enter Logan. Oh. My God. The man is sex on a stick and he's so sweet and considerate of Brooklyn. He's never been a relationship kind of man, but can Brooklyn change his mind? Flip the coin and Brooklyn is going through the same kind of thing; she wants to open up to him but she's scared. Her best friend gives her "the speech" and encourages her to open up her heart and just go with the flow of things.

    Everyone has secrets and there are plenty revealed in Unsettled. You really don't know what you think you know...or do you?

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

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    My rating: 3.5 of 5 ¿¿ When Brooklyn Caldwell mo





    My rating: 3.5 of 5 ¿¿












    When Brooklyn Caldwell moved to the DC area from the West Coast, she had done so in hopes of finding better job opportunities,  working as a 'marketing assistant' for her a sleezeball boss had not been on the wish list. But it was paying the bills for now and she would keep her eyes open for other opportunities. Luckily she had her best friend Alex, and her boyfriend as her roommates, they help keep the cost down and Brooklyn from going crazy. Alex had also been the person who held Brooklyn up after a devastating breakup that had her completely turned off the idea of looking at another man again. That is, until she bumps into Logan.




    A huge corporate and financial success at a young age, Logan Colton is what one would call, a self-made man. With a determination to make his own stamp on the world, he by-passed the family business and built something for himself from scratch. A large driving force for Logan is a childhood tragedy that continues to haunt him. The social standing, fame and riches that come with his success seem more of a burden than a reward, Logan is always questioning people's motivation. So when a certain dark-haired beauty shows herself determined to shut him down, his interest is peaked.




    Brooklyn doesn't intend to play hard to get, she just doesn't trust easily, and she can't for the life of her understand why a gorgeous and wealthy man would have any interest in her. It takes. Logan a while, but eventually he is able to break through Brooklyn's shell and they begin a tentative exploration of each other. Logan soon finds out just about all there is to know about Brooklyn but he keeps things close to his chest when it comes to himself. Whenever Brooklyn pries a little too close or too deep, Logan shuts down, and although their connection is strong when they are together, insecurities pop up when they are not.




    Ultimately Logan will have to make a decision, whether to share all of himself with Brooklyn. But he better do it fast, it could already be too late.......




    ******




    Warning!!! This book has an open ending and will have a follow up novel!!!




    A strange thing, I was pulled in to this book very fast in the first chapter, enjoying the writing style and Brooklyn's banter with her roommate Alex, but the further along in the book I got, the less engaged I felt. 
    At first glance Brooklyn appears to have it pretty much together, aside from her crappy job, and the fact that she has a non-existent love life, she doesn't seem that bent out of shape about it. I guess she puts on a good show, because the moment a new love interest and an old hurt appear in her life, it's almost like the stuffing goes out of her. She loses a bit of her edge, even though she battles hard to stay on top, insecurities win out. 




    We don't see or know enough about Logan, so I find it very difficult to pull him out beyond a two-dimensional character. We know he has some major issues linked to a childhood trauma, but there is a lot more under the surface and there are things he is being secretive about that don't really make any sense. Trust obviously is a big stumbling block for him and that is understandable, as I am deducting that people have tried to take advantage of him before, but he is too much of an enigma to know anything for sure.




    Although I am starting to grow into the "cliffhanger" phenomenon, something I loathed but can't seem to avoid, I do appreciate some heads up. I had no idea before I started reading this book that it was an open ended book! the title doesn't imply that it is part of a series or a trilogy, and so I find that a bit misleading.  




    The actual cliffhanger is one that will likely be resolved, unless my judgement of the main characters is completely out of wack.....which, of course is always a possibility.




    Yes, I will read the next book, because I really would like to know more about Logan..... He might be the most intriguing character yet!!




    ¿A passionate, angsty and complex love affair...¿




    **ARC provided in return for an honest review.**

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    Posted January 8, 2014

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