by Courtney Milan
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Unlocked 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 369 reviews.
readitforpleasure1st More than 1 year ago
Thank you B&N for selecting this book for a great deal! I am certainly not a true reviewer of novels. After reading Unlocked, I thought to give credit where it is due. I zipped through the story. How could anyone not relate to Elaine's story? I felt her emotions and also Evan's too. The storyline was heartfelt and although I am not one to rave about me tearing up, I found myself crying when Elaine unleashed memories of the past. I also appreciate that Ms. Milan gave us some insight to Evan's emotions and regret for his transgressions. I'll be looking into more of Ms. Milan's books and cannot wait for new editions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very unique story line. I have read romance novels for 30 years and have never encountered this twist. I will surely look for more from this author. My only disappointment was the length. I wanted more of this romantic and interesting couple. All of the characters were delightful! It was over too soon. Great book!!!
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Courtney Milan and I am glad I gave this one a try. It has a story that will keep you entertained for hours.
Odessa Spruill More than 1 year ago
This book was just wonderful. The characters were believable and the story was well written. Good from the beginning to the end.
Emma_Skye More than 1 year ago
One reviewer wrote: "R-rated trash, pornographic"?? I dont think we read the same book. For being a short story it was very well written. I often dont do short stories because by the end I always feel like too much was left out. I didnt feel this book lacked anything. The characters were delightful, fleshed out and REAL. The plot was full and complete. You understood the past that leads up to where the story begins. This author has a way of giving you a complete story without having to use 15 pages to describe one scene like so many other authors do. Great read for an incredible price. Worth trying out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and well paced. I don't worry about historical accuracy in my pleasure reading so if there were any inaccuracies I didn't notice. Great Job!
Goddess More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Wish it had been more than a novella. Yes, the storyline has been told many times before, but Ms. Milan really fleshed out her characters and their emotions. Read it in one sitting; I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Elaine and Evans story. Unable to deal with his part of the bullying and humiliation he brought upon the one he loved when he was a young man of 19, Evan left for 10 years and grew up. He was back in London and determined to apologize to Elaine. He still loved her and had to find a way to regain her trust. This story was sweet and touching. A great read of 200+ pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, wonderful story, story made sense in the length and timeline it was written. I loved it!
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NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
DISAGREE WITH A REVIEWER THAT SAID IT WAS SMUTTY! So not true!! Yes there is one lovemaking scene, but if you are a romance reader, it was no where near smutty, nor erotic. Just descriptive enough for you to feel there passion when our h finally realizes her feelings of trust and love the H. I am not going into the premise of the story, as it has been explained, but the romance builds slowly and they don't just hop into bed. Our h has been the brunt of many unkind jokes which started by the H. When we meet them 10 years later, he realizes he was awful and tries to make it up to her and this is their journey. It is well worth the money and your time. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book - not overly done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one. Read it all the way on the first sitting.
Pelopemimi More than 1 year ago
It was a nice novella. I think that it had well built characters for a short story.
LLYNCH More than 1 year ago
Definitely a must read---
Julia Reszka More than 1 year ago
I loved how she wrote this book. A man haunted by how he treated a woman. A woman he secretly admired. A woman withdrawn, a shadow of her former self. Both so at ends. Him trying to make amends. Her giving him some of what her deserves. I smiled and laughed. Irony at it's greatest. Perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was a little predictable. If you like regency era romances this one is ok but I wouldn't recommend it unless it's a good deal.
Catherine Pierce More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I bought it one day and stayed up reading it into the wee hours of the morning. Although it did have some dirty parts, i think it was really well written. I couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book - my first of Milan's. I found the wallflower heroine so completely real that I think she gives insight into how the bullied really think and can even thrive when they have loving support. I was cheering for the hero too - I love that he was a young villain that grew up and grew out of his pettiness. I'm downloading more of her books now!
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*I'm enjoying the entire series but the first book is my favorite. This read ties into the series quite well.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. This novella takes on teen bullying as a theme: Evan, the hero was falling for the heroine, but instead of dipping Elaine's (non-existent) braids into an inkwell, has made verbal fun of her - and the teasing stuck. Ten years later, he's deeply sorry, and wants to make amends. Maybe, even more than that. But Elaine can't forgive Evan so quickly... maybe not ever. The passage of time is treated very, very skillfully here, and the change in attitude (it's a romance, we know they'll end up together, eventually) is far from occurring overnight, or without a lot of hard work on Evan's part. I also liked Elaine's mother, whose brilliance and a little bit "off" social behavior hints at Asperger's Syndrome. I did feel that ten years between the bullying incidents and the return of a newly matured Evan felt too long for all the characters to have been stuck - for Elaine to be something of a victim, inwardly if not outwardly, for cousin Diana to still be harping on it, and for Evan to grow a pair. And wouldn't the ton have moved on to another 7-day wonder by then? Seems like 2-3 years would have worked better, even if it isn't a nice round number. Still, it's very well written and I enjoyed it, if not as much as some other Milan stories I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silly but sweet and entertaining