Wednesday, October 21, 2015

review || UNRAVEL ME { blog tour } by Lynn Montagano

HarperImpulse | July 17, 2014 | Contemporary Romance
Breathless, book 2


Lia’s meant to be on cloud nine: ever since she and Alastair finally confessed their love for one another, their relationship has never been so good.

Her British-born Adonis is all intent on sweeping her off her feet, showering her with gifts and affection more than worthy of the girlfriend of an international, millionaire businessman!

But their past seems to be intent on dragging the both of them down, and the hushed gossip of a dark secret begins to cause havoc to Lia’s life…

With an ocean separating her from her love, Lia can’t help but wonder if she can ever feel secure with a man who still plays everything so close to his chest, including her.

{ about lynn montagano } .

A fresh, new voice in contemporary romance, Lynn is a former TV news writer who decided to take the plunge and write a novel. She's thrilled that her debut series has been published by Harper Impulse. Catch My Breath, Unravel Me and Effortless were released to rave reviews.

Lynn grew up in a small town in Rhode Island before venturing out into the world. She's lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Boston to Orlando. An avid traveler, Lynn's been as far away as Australia and as close as Canada. Her favorite place to visit is London.

The small town girl is back on the east coast after a brief stint in Northern California. Lynn currently resides in Massachusetts, comfortably close to her beloved football team.

{ review } .

In this second story of Lynn Montagano's BREATHLESS trilogy, we watch Lia and Alistair fall further in love, and with it, we see many side players trying to step in the way. One of the aspects I appreciated the most with this second installation was that it's mentioned that Lia and Alistair's romance was quick -- they met, they 'fell in love', and now between the two of them, their racking up airline miles like it's cool. Surely they (err, Lia) hadn't thought it completely through... Right?

As much as I enjoyed that foresight of the characters, and therefore the author, I equally appreciated the fight Lia and Alistair put up for themselves.

When Lia's ex comes back into the picture, I wasn't quite sure where everything was going to go. While he wasn't the nicest man in book one, his colors truly show here and his side-character rants were the driving force in this story.

I did feel that Lia's dealing with Nathan was a bit much at times, and there was at least one point in which I wanted to shake her (but she ended up making the correct decision in the end, so I forgave her for that misstep).

Where the characters were all introduced and their characterizations formed in the previous book, it was good to see consistency between book one and book two. There were points in the plot line of this particular one that felt stagnant. Granted, I often feel that 'book two' in a trilogy is the filler book, and honestly, this one wasn't really all that much different. The bottom line of this particular book, though, was that you had to fight for what you wanted. Watching that fight was enjoyable.

stay tuned throughout the tour for my reviews on the other 2 books in the BREATHLESS trilogy!

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