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Pick My Book Cover and Enter To Win A Book!

Last year, I released a short story in the holiday anthology Snow Kissed with authors Jessica Clare and D.S. Linney. My novella, “Undressed”, continues the story of college student Grace and her MMA fighter boyfriend Noah.

I’m releasing “Undressed” as a standalone, so I need a cover. There are four options I’m eyeing but just can’t make up my mind, so I’ve decided to leave it to the readers. Tell me which cover you like best and you are entered to win a digital copy of “Undressed” and Grace and Noah’s full length novel Undeclared.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Read “Undressed” summary below and pick which cover option you feel best fits the couple.
  1. Share your pick by:

○      Leaving your opinion in the comments

○      Commenting on my Facebook Post

○      Tweeting your fave using the hashtag #UndressedCover

*A dozen winners will be chosen using Random.org on Thursday (7/3) at 9:00pm EST.*

 

“Undressed” Summary

Noah and Grace’s happy ever after hits a stumbling block in the form of one shady professor threatening Noah’s scholarship eligibility. Noah is given the choice of throwing his New Year’s MMA fight for a big payoff or accepting that the true meaning of love isn’t measured by the thickness of his wallet but the depth of Grace’s big heart.

 

Losing Control is available today!

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Losing Control is out today. Buy it at your favorite retailer!

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Why buy it? Take a look at what Christine says at Read More ~ Sleep Less

4.5 TINY BUNNY STARS

Rich billionaires and damsels in distress are a dime a dozen and I find myself tired of it all. But then along came this book. I felt really connected to the characters, which made the story more realistic and in my opinion very enjoyable.

[Ian] was possibly one of the most caring and sensitive alpha’s I have ever read! I always worry that one character trait will over power the other but, Ian was perfect!

Losing Control, was a highly enjoyable read. I love sexual tension, probably more that the actual sex in a book and this book had sexual tension in spades! The sex scenes were hot, Tiny and Ian’s relationship progressed awesomely. Tiny, was an awesome heroine! She’s quirky, sensitive but she’s also loyal, she’d do anything for the people she loves! So what I’m getting at is that I really enjoyed this story!

Losing Control – How to find missed episodes & additional thanks to bloggers

We are up to Chapters 12 and 13 with tomorrow bringing us close to the halfway point. Several people have not been able to receive their most recent serial installments. If you miss one, the first step is to check the spam folder. I might be stuck in there.

If that doesn’t work, go to a past issue and click on the link in the upper right hand side that says “view this email in browser.” It will open a browser window and at the top right there is an option to view “past issues.”

I don’t want you to miss even one episode.

Special thanks to the following bloggers who helped make the release blitz of the serial a big success:

Losing Control is in the wild!

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The first few chapters of Losing Control have been sent out. If you haven’t received your newsletter, check the spam folder. If the spam folder isn’t hiding the chapters, send me an email (jen@jenfrederick.com).

I want to thank the following bloggers for helping with the launch of Losing Control’s free serial newsletter. Check out any one of the following for a chance to win that Kindle Fire!

The Launch of Losing Control

Last October, I started writing the Charlotte Chronicles, a weekly webseries featuring the son of one of my couples and the daughter of another. It’s been a fan favorite.

Starting May 27 2014, Losing Control will be released in serial format via a newsletter.

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In January, I started writing Losing Control, a story featuring a bike courier and a wealthy man who ensnares her. I wrote this book by emailing each chapter to a couple of friends. It occurred to me when I was half way through that it would be fun to share the story in the same fashion with the rest of the readers. Each day you’ll get one or two chapters until June 16, 2014, when the book goes on sale.

If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, there is still time. Here is the link!

My hope is that when you’re done with the free read and it goes on sale that you’ll like it enough to share your recommendation with a friend or a family member.

I love Tiny Corielli and Ian Kerr. They came alive to me in a way I hadn’t experienced as a writer. They felt real. Tiny’s struggle with her mother’s illness is one that many of us have suffered in some form. Ian’s desire to help shoulder Tiny’s burden is met with suspicion and a tiny kernel of hope. Overtime, they can’t resist each other but why they fall in love made sense to me. Ian’s never let anyone close to him but he knows what it’s like to lose a mother. Moreover, Tiny’s loyalty and love for her own parent resonate in the deep recesses of Ian’s soul.

Ian is one of those special heroes that I’ll remember for a long time. He’s bigger than life, hotter than the noon day sun at the equator and fiercer than a lion protecting a pride. I can’t wait for you to meet him.

Enjoy the journey!

 

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♥ Win a Kindle Fire ♥

I want to give some shoutouts to bloggers who have shared the newsletter launch and Kindle Fire Giveaway.   Check them out and have a chance to win the Kindle.

Losing Control, Book 1 of the Kerr Chronicles

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The FREE release of Losing Control will begin on May 27, 2014.  SIGN UP HERE.

I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.

Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.

Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.

This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian’s whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that’s okay.

It’s an entirely DIFFERENT newsletter than this one so please sign up if you want to receive both the first entry in the KERR CHRONICLES as well as the Charlotte Chronicles.

Losing Control’s newsletter sign up is right here. 

If you have any questions or if you are interested in a review copy,  shoot me an email jen@jenfrederick.com.

What to do with your ebook settlement money? Last Hit is discounted!

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Last week a huge number of readers received ebook credits from a lawsuit the Department of Justice brought against large publishers for price fixing. If you have some left, you could spend 99c of it on Last Hit and $3.99 on the second book in the series, Last Breath.

Don’t remember what Last Hit was about? You can read chapters one through four online.

Buy Links: Amazon | BN | Smashwords | All Romance | Kobo | iBooks

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Nikolai

I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. The stars on my knees, the marks on my fingers, the dagger in my neck, all bespoke of danger. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you’d have. I have ever been the hunter, never the prey. With her, I am the mark and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her, I will bring the world down around their ears.

Daisy

I’ve been sheltered from the outside world all my life. Homeschooled and farm-raised, I’m so naive that my best friend calls me Pollyanna. I like to believe the best in people. Nikolai is part of this new life, and he’s terrifying to me. Not because his eyes are cold or my friend warns me away from him, but because he’s the only man that has ever seen the real me beneath the awkwardness. With him, my heart is at risk..and also, my life.

Note: This is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger. The next book in the series will feature an entirely different female and male protagonist.  Word count for the book checks in at slightly over 100,000 words.

Mini Excerpt

I watch her through my bathroom window. I’ve placed one of my four rented chairs in here for that express purpose. I tell myself it is not creepy, as the American girls would say, because I watch everyone. But really I watch only her.

I cannot see everything. I’ve never seen her nude. I’ve never seen inside her shower. Smartly there is no window there. But I can see her bedroom and her living room and beyond that, with my scope, her kitchen. I know her schedule. When she gets up in the morning, when she returns to her apartment. If she were a mark, I could’ve killed her a dozen times over by now and been in the wind.

She throws her bag onto her bed and then lies down next to it. It takes many muscles to smile, much less to frown but only a few to pull the trigger. I peer down the scope and place my crosshairs over her forehead. Puff, dead.

You can read an additional short featuring the couple. Jessica Clare and I wrote this as a holiday treat for our fans.

ePub: http://bit.ly/1c7ywL8
Mobi: http://bit.ly/K4vcKq
PDF: http://bit.ly/1eF70fU

Unraveled Blog Tour Day 5

Thanks to The Book BellasReading is my escapeDirty Books Dirty BoysBooky Ramblings of a Neurotic MomAs the Page Turns, and Made for you Book blog for alerting their readers to the release of Unraveled.

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The Biblio-Files confesses she kind of fell for Gray during his brief appearances in Unspoken and I’m sure glad I didn’t disappoint her with the full length novel. And I made her blush. I hope that was a good thing. 🙂
All I can say is holy hell! I think this book was actually steamier, dirtier and hotter than Undeclared and Unspoken combined. Jen Frederick got pretty naughty with this one…and…I loved every minute of it!!! I could not put it down I started reading after midnight and finished by 2:30am…yeah I was pretty hooked. This is a great read for new adult fans who like steamy scenes. Gray and Sam’s chemistry is scorching. I think Gray and Sam may have actually given Bo and AM a run for their money!!! I had to cover my eyes while reading…shame on you Jen, you made me blush hehe!
Peace Love Books: Ramblings of a Dork left an amazing review. Rambling on Miss Dork!.
This is really a story of love conquering all. Facing your fears and learning to love even with life throwing a wrench in every plan you make. Will love conquer all? I recommend reading and finding out. Unraveled was another great addition to an already great series. Can’t wait for more.
Margay Leah Justice appreciated that Gray was a man of action and one who kept his word. (Those are big things in my book. You don’t want someone who can’t follow through!)
He is the ultimate Marine, the ultimate Alpha hero, and he talks dirty like nobodies business! The things he says to Sam would turn a saint into a sinner in a heartbeat. They are deliciously dirty and they’re not just words because he can back them up. Big time. Everything he says to Sam is a promise and this guy can sure deliver on a promise, let me tell you! So he’s not all talk – he’s also a man of action.
I get to chat with Lovin Los Libros via Twitter which is great. Twitter is so much more fun when you get to interact with readers. Hit me up sometime! In Jessica’s wonderful review she writes:
I have to first discuss the camaraderie between Gray, Noah, and Bo. It is absolutely incredible. I love how these guys interact with one another. All having served in the Corps together, it really left them with a sense of brotherhood and they always have each other’s back and watch out for one another. Now that Bo and Noah have settled down and are in serious relationships, they definitely have more wisdom and advice to offer. However, I think Jen does such a great job of capturing the male voice in her novels. These guys are Marines for pete’s sake. They don’t get fluffy and spout pretty words at each other. They tell each other how it is and deliver the hard truths. Literally, one second they can be on a more serious tangent and the next one of them is bound to say something sexual, ridiculous, or flat out goofy.
I read Indie Mandie thought that knitting was adorable and that there wasn’t a moment she could take a potty break!
 Who though knitting could be so adorable? I enjoyed every second of the story, every single word. I couldn’t put it down. So far that has been my only problem with books by Frederick. Not really a problem, per se, but gosh! She never leaves a dull moment for you to say ‘Now is a good time for that potty break.’ Nuh uh. You have to keep reading and reading and reading.
Escape into a Book Review enjoyed the connection and the steaminess:
I loved the connection and attraction between the two. I loved the overall story. I loved the characters and love that there is more then one point of view.
It was another great blog tour stop. One day left folks! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Unraveled Blog Tour Day 4

I had a lot of fun visiting the blog tour stops today because I love reading other reader’s opinions, no matter what they were. I feel like I can get a sense of what worked and what didn’t for some and that always gives me food for thought. Plus, the effort that you bloggers put into these reviews and posts is really mindblowing.  I appreciate and applaud you all.

Anna at Book Lovin’ Mamas doesn’t care who book 4 is about because she loves the Woodlands crew and she really loved Gray and Sam:

I LOVED this book. So much that I find it hard to express! Gray is just an all around fun character and I love that dirty mouth of his! Very hot! And it was nice to see Sam turn from the sad widow into the sexy young woman she really should be. Together these two have some crazy hot chemistry and it shows up loud and clear in those oh-so-hot sex scenes! And it’s not just that, they get each other like no one else does.

Bridger Bitches book blog Harper says that she liked the slow build and despite the 45 day time frame really felt like the connection between Sam and Gray was believable:

Holy smokes I love me some Gray Phillips!! This dirty talkin’ Marine had me wiggling in my seat while I read Unraveled! Jen gets a round of applause by me because this series is amazing and I can’t wait to get more of the Woodland series! Gray & Sam’s connection did not feel rushed at all. Their attraction to one another was instant and hot and steamy but during Gray’s leave they fell for each other more and more on an emotional and physical level. Even though the time together was short as a reader I felt like they knew each other forever.

Lauren at For the love of Books can’t wait for the next entry and enjoyed this one.

Have you ever been afraid to do something because you know what will happen? Or at least you think you know what will happen. Being afraid to take a chance because you’re scared history will repeat itself. That’s a lot of what this book is about. This is the third installment of The Woodlands series, but can be read as a stand alone.

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Michelle at Give Me Books put together some eye catching graphics and said:

Overall, I enjoyed reading Unraveled. This book will leave you believing in second chances at life, love and most importantly to take adventures. Life is too short to wonder the what ifs…. Gray and Sam reminds us all we must live, laugh, love and never regret.   I just want to thank Ms. Frederick for introducing us to Noah, Bo, and Gray.  When these three men love, they really LOVE and put everything on the LINE. So if you are looking for a series, that will leave you with those butterfly feelings then I would highly recommend you to  read the Woodlands Series. Just be prepared to sigh and swoon for Noah, Bo, and of course Gray.

Gabic at Gabic Reads said that the yarn shop scene had her howling with laughter. Here’s a confession. I’ve knitted but can’t do much more than purl and knit. In my drafts I kept spelling intarsia wrong. Sometimes I spelled it interstarsia. Other times instarsia. As Gray says, “fucking impossible is what it is.” I salute you accomplished knitters!

Unraveled has it all: intense scenes, humorous scenes, sweet scenes, fun scenes. I can’t put into words how much I loved the book. Sam and Gray are my favorite couple of the year so far. They understand each other amazingly well. Gray is right, Sam is the perfect military wife. She also broke my heart several times when talking about Will. I love that Gray understood that she would always love Will, but that she was packing up those feelings and making room for Gray. And the scene towards the end in the yarn shop with the old ladies had me dying of laughter.

I hope you know you bloggers are so damn creative and entertaining and are such a great and important part of this whole book business. I’m in awe of the time and effort you put into running your blogs and making everything look so fantastic. Kawehi put together this awesome collage. Thank you!

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She didn’t love Unraveled because she wasn’t convinced about Gray but overall she had nice things to say about it and she’s on board for the next book which is great.

A very sweet and steamy romance that was just okay in my book. I hope the next installment will be on Tucker or Hamilton!!

At Made for You Book Reviews, Caitlyn shared that she loves a good military hero.

I really loved this book, Sam has been through so much in her short life and I can understand her reluctance to let herself fall in love with Gray.
Gray was an awesome Hero as well. I love reading a good military romance and no one does it better than Jen Frederick.

Sleepless Nights  Filled with Endless Books said that Gray made her forget about the first two Woodlands heroes. (Psst. It’s Noah and Bo).

I knew going into this book that it would be different from the first two Woodlands books, and boy was I right. Even though the book was different from the other books doesn’t mean it was any less AWESOME! I thought I loved the first two Woodland boys, but then came Gray and I couldn’t even tell you who the first two boys are. Grayson Phillips is a fantasy. He is caring, sweet, adventurous, HAWT, a little damaged, did I say HAWT? and just the most perfect man EVER!

The Readdicts enjoyed Unraveled but it wasn’t their favorite. Still, Sam won them over.

Samantha lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan. She has been mourning his loss for years and regrets not going after what she wanted. Then she meets Gray and even though Sam is determined not to fall for another military man there’s no denying the attraction between them. I liked Sam. You can feel her grief but her feelings for Gray are true.

Over at Three Girls and a Book Obsession Leary writes that she loves the series and that she loved spending time with all the Woodlands crew.

I want end the day sharing two reviews for Unspoken even though we are here to celebrate the release of Unraveled. It’s great to see that there’s still love out there for Bo and AnnMarie.

At Best Book Boyfriends Riley Lynn writes:

I love their friendship. I love how they learn to trust each other. And when they finally give in to their attraction, damn. Their first time scene is uber steamy. Bo is the stuff all amazing book boyfriends are made of.

She’s going to read Noah next. Oorah!

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Megan at ReadingBooksLikeaBoss made this stunning graphic to go along with her amazing review. Click on over to see its full gorgeousness.

I love stories where the couple becomes friends organically and slower develop deeper feelings for each other.  This was that kind of story.  Even though it was clear that they wanted to rip each other’s clothes off from the beginning, Bo and AM’s actual relationship took awhile to build up.  I love feeling that build up, waiting for one of them to make the first move.  To move closer. The moment right before they kiss for the first time.  This story had all those feelings.  And once these two finally realized that they both wanted each other, it was game on.  The scenes between AM and Bo were scorching, yet tastefully done.

Thank you ladies! 

Unraveled Blog Tour Day 3

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To kick off tonight’s post, let me share Books to Breathe lovely review as part of Day 2 of the blog tour but I missed it. I’m exited to share the great review today.

I fell SO hard for Gray and Sam. Whether the scene was sexy, tender, fun, or serious, I loved them all equally. The way these two connected and communicated, there was a pureness that was refreshing to witness. I could not get enough and would have kept reading forever if it was possible. But that’s what Jen does. She writes characters that are so relatable; you are instantly embedded in their lives, never wanting to return to a world where they don’t exist. I’m not sure which Woodlands man is next, but I cannot wait to find out! I’ll never get enough of these men and the women they love.

Hetty at BestSellers & BestStellars gave the book 4.5 diamonds and shared some lovely things about the grief theme:

The numerous themes weaved into the storyline gave this novel a lot of depth. I appreciated the grief discussions and explanations of how this affects people in different ways. Sam gives Gray this knowledge that assists in his healing. It also helped Sam realize she was still clutching the past and needed to let go. The concept of living life to the fullest was very encouraging and inspiring. Allowing yourself to trust and accepting love were lessons this duo learned together.

At Above Average Below Special  Lettie confesses that I might have put her off skydiving (or abseiling) for life.

Once again the side cast was brilliant! It was great to see the Woodlands boys from Gray’s more outside view. Bo, Noah and Gray had a great camaraderie between them from their service together and Bo and Noah seemed to completely understand Gray, at times better than he did himself! I especially enjoyed Bo’s tough love advice! Biblio Belles (Review)

Book Drunk Blog interviews me and I tell them who I think would be best able to survive a zombie apocalypse. In the book, Sam says she’s good because she can stab people with her needles and create clothes out of fiber. Gray immediately says Sam should join his team. But truthfully I think there is one other Woodlands roommate who I think is uniquely suited to survival but you’ll have to read the interview to find out.

Over at Booze, Bookz, and Bad Boyz  Dee has a neat story about how she came upon my books. She won one in a rafflecopter! Even better she enjoyed the book she won. That’s so cool. Dee shares:

My introduction to Jen Frederick’s books was via a Rafflecopter contest. I won a copy of Unspoken, the second book in The Woodlands series. Jen’s writing style and relatable characters hooked me instantly! I immediately bought Undeclared, the first book in this series, and read it in one sitting. It’s her mix of alpha males, strong yet vulnerable female heroines, and her compelling story telling that keeps me coming back for more.

At Her Juicy Reads, Kristen writes:

Gray is sexy as hell and the stuff that comes out of his mouth! *fans self* Prepare yourself!

I feel like this story has the perfect balance of emotional, sexy and angsty moments. It deals more with the emotional aspect of these two characters growing and coming together.I was very impressed with Sam’s character. Although her life the past few years has been at a stand still she is still very strong and never let her grief completely devour her. I loved how she never tried to hide the fact she still loves her husband and never shied away from speaking about him.

You should be jealous of Kristen because she’s reading that hot looking Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde.

Love Between the Sheets is a blog where Megan reviews. She shared that she wants directions to the house. I can’t give those out!

  I loved this book. Sam and Gray both brought baggage to their relationship, but each time a problem would rise up they would concur it. It may have taken a while (sometimes a loooong while) but they always found their way back together .I adore this series along with everything else Jen Frederick writes. I definitely see more hunky Woodlands men in my future. Oh, and one more thing, did I mention Gray has a dirty mouth? Yeah, I absolutely need directions to that house.

Love Between the Sheets is also having a big January giveaway. Check it out here.

Mean Girls Luv Books says that her allegiance to Bo from Unspoken was tempted!

Not only are her men extremely BBF list worthy but the woman are equally well written and endearing. They are the girls you wish were your BFFs….FYI for Bo fans – which this girl is TEAM BO 100%, even more after reading this – but watch out, Gray definitely makes him work for it a little. Go get your copy of the Woodlands books and fall in love with this series…you won’t regret it

Thank you to Dirty Girl Romance Book BlogRomance Addict Book BlogTurner’s Antics, and Ms. Harvey from The Romance Evangelist for sharing the promotional post of Unraveled. Ms. Harvey has great taste. If you visit her site, you’ll know immediately why. (Spoiler: we share the same template)

So Lorie at The To Be Read List makes these awesome cups. Aren’t they fantastic? Lorie also suggests that Unraveled is good if you are suffering from book depression. No one should suffer from book depression.

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Unraveled isn’t a simple boy meets girl story.  It’s much more.  It’s a story about loss, hurt, and living again.  People make mistakes and rash decisions so I love there are ups and downs, bumps in the road, and that it’s not perfect.  It just makes the story that much more real.

Starbucks & Books Obsession was the first review I read this morning and it made me smile for the rest of the day.

I really FELT the passion between Sam and Gray and I definitely had butterflies in my stomach a time or two. I could tell Sam and Gray were falling for each other before they even admitted it to themselves. Gray may not do relationships but he’s not a man-whore and he has so much respect for women. I loved the way he protected and cherished Sam and the sweet things he did for her to open her up to life again. He took her on some really sweet and thoughtful adventures and I absolutely loved seeing Gray fall in love with Sam. She totally took him by surprise and buried herself into his heart, which isn’t easy to do.

So I have to share a little personal story which I hardly ever do because I’m pretty protective of my family. But the other day I was driving and my rear windshield was so dirty! I needed to clean it but I forgot when I got home, wrapped up in the promotion of my book and writing Last Breath. The next morning I got into my car and noticed that the rear windshield was perfectly clear. Not only was it clear but my entire car was washed. I went to get lunch later that day and I remembered I had only five dollar so I was going to use my credit card but lo and behold, my wallet had extra cash in it.

I kind of teared up. My husband is always doing these little things to take care of me. The advice is always to write what you know and I guess that part of him and his caretaking nature is in my books.

Anyway, Chelsea even has a mini playlist. Thanks girl!

Melanie from Stories and Swag:

I loved the dirty talk! I wish I could put a bit in the review but I would need to put an XXX warning at the top!
Sam & Gray know going in that this was just temporary. Sam was finding herself again and Gray was trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. They only has 45 days, but that was all it took for them to fall in love and then it was anything but temporary.
Ava at the new group blog The Biblio Belles can’t give up the place in her heart where Bo and Noah reside.That’s perfectly okay and I’m glad that you are still interested in future books in the series.
I think if I had read this as a standalone I would have loved it more but I can’t help compare it to the first two books and I enjoyed them more. Sam was the main reason I liked this story as much as I did as I could empathise and connect with her.

I do look forward to the rest of the books in the series, I can’t wait for Mal’s story as well as Finn’s and I’m hoping Lana appears in there somewhere! Unraveled can be read as a standalone so it is a good place to start but all the books are well worth a read so you need to check them out.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in Day 3 of the blog tour. It’s been great reading everyone’s reviews and visiting your blogs.  See ya tomorrow!