Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled

Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled

by Lauren Dane

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ISBN-13: 9780373799381
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Series: Whiskey Sharp Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 149,862
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lauren Dane is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres. She lives in the Northwest with her patient husband and three wild children.

Visit Lauren on the web at www.laurendane.com

E-mail laurendane@laurendane.com

Twitter: @laurendane

You can write to her at: PO BOX 45175, Seattle, WA 98145

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Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth $5.99 .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@ Too many things left up in the air. Didn't like the way things ended. Also, the name 'Maybe' was a terrible choice. It was so distracting, it took me out of the story many times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe and Alexsei are 2 people who love, laugh, live and protect their family and love ones. Maybe parents are, there are no words for what they are. It takes awhile for Alexsei for him to realize that he wants Maybe. You’ll have to read to see how their story goes.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Intense, complex, and full of angst! Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled is an emotional, friends-to-lovers romance that reminds you that your true family is composed of those that love, care, support, and accept you and not necessarily those that are related by blood. The prose is smooth and fluid. The characters are colourful, dependable, and passionate. And the plot is a sexy and steamy ride about love, life, familial drama, abuse, sexual tension, friendship, and romance. I have to admit that even though I didn't have a great connection with the characters in Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled and I found the heroine's name, Maybe, a little disruptive to the flow at times it is still an entertaining read with intriguing supporting characters that I look forward to reading more about in Whiskey Sharp Jagged, the next novel in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book just ends in the middle of a normal scene. I realize there are more books to come, but NOTHING gets finalized in this book. I love the characters in the story. It's just very disappointing that the end falls flat.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
Lauren Dane launches her Whiskey Sharp series with Unraveled, a sweet and sexy tale about dark and brooding Russian Alexsei Petrov and independent and free-spirited Maybe Dolan. After a year of hiring Maybe to work at his vintage-styled barbershop, Alexsei is ready to take their attraction to fruition, but even though Maybe has crushed on the delicious Russian, her independence and natural inclination to put others before herself makes his desire to protect her and make her his a bit of a challenge. But hot nights make getting to a place where they find a balance a very enjoyable journey. Both the main characters were equally appealing. Maybe, with all her issues was lively, warm and passionate caring for others, particularly her older sister, with fierce determination. Alexsei doesn’t just exude confidence and sexiness, he’s a family man whose tendencies to dominate and guard never overwhelm the Maybe’s free-spirited nature and finds her generosity absolutely intoxicating. The supporting characters were equally interesting and I can’t wait to read more about them, and although at times they threatened to overcome the main plot, Dane preserved the focus on the main couple. Unraveled is book #1 of the Whiskey Sharp series by Lauren Dane. It is an engaging contemporary romance, told in third person from both points of view with a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to this new series.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Unraveled" is the first in the Whiskey Sharp series- Whiskey Sharp is a vintage barbershop, where men can go to get a good haircut and a glass of whiskey. Alexsei owns the barbershop and is taken aback when a strange and chatty woman comes in to ask for a job. Maybe is a colorful person, and she brings her own flair to everything she does. Alexsei gives her a try and two years later cannot imagine Whiskey Sharp or his own life without her. Although Alexsei had a fiancee, Rada, who he broke things off with nine months before, he has had enough of playing the field and is ready to settle down- hopefully with Maybe. Maybe lives with her sister Rachel in a very secure house next to Alexsei's aunt. Her sister Rachel is a tattoo artist and former FBI agent, who was captured and held hostage by a serial killer she had been hunting for two years. She has now physically- and mostly emotionally- recovered. Maybe was instrumental in her recovery. Their parents are terrible people who see Rachel as an invalid and Maybe as someone inherently "bad" who is controlling their precious eldest daughter. Maybe loves her job at Whiskey Sharp and her boss even more. Maybe and Alexsei get together in a way without drama that flows so naturally. The sources of drama in the book are from Maybe's family (and boy, are they a doozy). I absolutely loved this refreshing take on romance- a couple that works through all their problems easily and fits together so well was wonderful to read. After the first chapter I was worried that I wouldn't be able to like Maybe (she seems a little over-the-top chatty at first), but I absolutely loved her by a few chapters in- and Alexsei oozes masculine charm. Together, they make for an absolutely wonderful couple, and this is told throughout the pages of the book. I also really loved the cover of this book- which follows the descriptions of Maybe and Alexsei perfectly- someone really knew the story when they created it! While the storyline of the relationship is certainly wrapped up by the end of the book, the plotline causing all the drama with Maybe and Rachel's parents is not. I assume this is because it will be continued in the second book, and I am so excited to see that the next book will be Rachel's- she's a character I would love to hear more about. I wish I had the next book now! I'll also say that the intimate scenes in the book are oh-so-steamy and absolutely as well done as everything else in this novel. This is a very masterfully done romance, and I absolutely want to continue the series (now, please!). There are a whole host of side characters that we meet (particularly Alexsei's family), and I assume will appear in future books. They are all intriguing, and I loved getting wrapped up in this unique world. Give this series a shot- you won't be disappointed! Please note that I received a copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can't have Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle's sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she's got it good. But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better. Maybe's blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his even if she doesn't know it. Yet. He can't help himself from wanting to protect and care for her. But Maybe's fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he's not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe's more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf and he's not afraid to ride the blade's edge to bind her to him." Review: I have never met a Lauren Dane book that I did not like, but this one propelled itself right near the top of my favorite Lauren Dane books. I love the difference of the book, everything was fresh for me. The heroine's name being Maybe was one of the first things that was different. Alexsei and Maybe work in a barber shop that also has a bar, how cool would that be??? Alexsei is Russian, but is not the typical Russian mobster like most books, he was sent away young to escape that fate. I loved his big, loving family, who takes in everyone. Maybe, I felt so bad for her, so wanted to kick her parents a**es. I am glad she had her sister and her aunt and uncle. Seriously though reading this makes me feel like I am part of the family or I want to be part of the family. Of course Maybe and Alexsei had obstacles to overcome, but it was done smart and made sense for the characters and the story. Now, this is the first in a new series, so get in on the ground floor and if you have not read any books by Ms. Dane, I highly recommend her work. 4.5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
BoxerLover2 More than 1 year ago
Friends to lovers, family drama and hair cuts. Maybe Dolan is a free spirit with a fierce sense of loyalty to her sister. Alexsei Petrov is a businessman who has lived with his aunt since forced to leave Russia as a youngster. Maybe is a barber/stylist and has worked for Alexsei’s barbershop/whiskey bar for 2 years. Now that they are both free of romantic entanglements, they hook up. There is a bad ex-girlfriend, two seriously bad parents (hers) and two great aunts (his and hers) who step into the parent role. There is a brief mention of Raven from the Brown family series. Alexsei moves in with Maybe and they continue their HEA. The next book in the series is Maybe’s sister Rachel and Alexsei’s cousin Vicktor. I felt the book dragged in places. For me, it was missing a good flow. 2 ½ Stars (round up to 3) I won a twitter contest for the ARC.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to this new Lauren Dane series. What a cool concept for a business and I love the name. Whiskey Sharp is a barbershop/whiskey bar; who’d have thought? This friends to lovers (Boss/employee) story flowed nicely and I really enjoyed this book. Alexsei and Maybe were both really great characters. They had incredible chemistry from the get-go and never tried to ignore it which I loved and this of course led to some some super hot and steamy scenes from them. Maybe is quite a spitfire, I really like her! (must be the name) Even with all she has endured from her mentally abusive father she is strong. Boy do I hate that man!! Alexsei is a sexy Russian who is protective and so sweet and caring with Maybe. She does have some issues with the protective side of him because she wants to fight her own demons. But his family has also taken her in and there really isn’t much she can do about them. They are funny and well, just great! A bunch of busybodies but in the very best of ways. This book is full of likable characters, well mostly (see above) and I look forward to the next in the series.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Info Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Harlequin Books ISBN 0373799381 (ISBN13: 9780373799381) Edition Language English Series Whiskey Sharp #1 Other Editions (4) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can't have Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle's sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she's got it good. But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better. Maybe's blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his even if she doesn't know it. Yet. He can't help himself from wanting to protect and care for her. But Maybe's fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he's not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe's more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf and he's not afraid to ride the blade's edge to bind her to him." My Thoughts From the books killer name with its perfect fit to the alpha male persona of Alexsei, the unconventional but oh so interesting Maybe, her not so fragile older sister Rachel and so many other great characters this was a fine example of how the author manages to draw me back to reading one of her books over and over. The families she weaves into her stories, both blood members and those chosen as members, are as varied in their differences as they are in their similarities. They do have one major common ground though, when push comes to shove family always comes first. The conflicting emotions that Maybe had to deal with on behalf of her sister Rachel were some that would have obviously caused her to be cautious in her dealings with others as well. This is something that is very apparent in her slow development of a deeper relationship with Alexsei and is only exacerbated by his tendency to try to overprotect those he cares about. Especially as they grow closer together their strong personalities become one of the couples greatest stumbling blocks to live happily ever after together. As others have pointed out Maybe and Rachel’s abusive father and passive aggressive mother negative behaviors are a stark contrast to their loving aunt and uncle and the entire Petrov clan as well. The book is full of references to both and the scenes where the sisters are forced to deal with their father are very wrenching not only to the characters but the reader also. However as in real life the darkest times were offset by the lighter moments and those more than made up for a lot for Maybe and Rachel too. I enjoyed living in this world with these characters. It was my pleasure to once again find a group of characters who touched on so many issues that we all can relate to pretty easily. Some more than others of course. [EArc from Netgalley]
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Lauren Dane has captured my attention with the first in the Whiskey Sharp series. Unraveled is romance with an undeniably sexy edge and family of unforgettable characters. Maybe Dolan would be completely estranged from her horrible parents if it weren't for the love they have for her older sister. Maybe believes that it's her burden to bear as long as Rachel can have them in her life. The sisters' relationship with their parents intrigued me almost more than Maybe's relationship with her smooth-talking boss, Alexsei. The Russian import hired Maybe as a barber at Whiskey Sharp and fell in love despite her quirks and colorful personality. My one complaint about this story is the long, drawn-out suspense about the reason why Maybe's parents dislike her so much. The wait for insight comes nearly to the close of the novel and by that point the shock factor is zilch. I really expected that Maybe had done something extraordinarily heinous or even unthinkable, but the scenario made her parents' reaction seem overly dramatic. However, the story would not be what it is without that contention. Thankfully, there's a wild bearded Russian to kiss away Maybe's woes and provide her with the confidence her father constantly tries to take from her. Alexsei is a steady character that provides the Dolan sisters with a sense of security through his family and his protective nature. Unraveled is the perfect way to begin the Whiskey Sharp series. I can't wait for Jagged and Torn, which likely follows characters we've already come to adore! *ARC provided in consideration for review*