Monday, January 2, 2012

Unraveled by Courtney Milan

Miranda Darling and Smite Turner's book

Unraveled (Turner book 3 final)

By Courtney Milan

Book Blurb:
Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom…

Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back—straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away… 

Unraveled is a full length novel, at 95,000 words

I was blown away by this Turner's Series. It was exceptionally well written and it is deserving of every 5 star rating the series has properly received. Unraveled might have been my favourite of the series but it is a close race for top spot for sure. 

I was never quite sure what to make of Smite. He is quiet but with only a few scenes in the previous books, he was a commanding presence. I really like the oldest brother Ash and I often thought Smite was a bit off towards Ash. But even so, I knew from the first book, Unveiled that there had to be some mysterious reason for his behaviour. It was really great to see this brotherly mystery come to a close in Unraveled

Miranda, darling er Miranda Darling was fabulous. Fabulous fabulous fabulous. I just adore her, her decisions and her great attitude. Courtney Milan wrote about simply fabulous women in this Tuner series. So often *shakes head* I read a book where the author is trying to develop conflict in the story and the easy out for this route is to make the heroine make a super dumb decision. Each one of the Turner stories the female protagonist needed to make a huge decision and I throw flowers at the feet of Courtney Milan for making the conflict around the heroine choosing the RIGHT decision and not around where the female protagonist makes a wrong decision and then the male hero needs to sweep in and bail her out. 1000 thank yous. 

It takes a special woman to break the ice around Smite's heart and Miranda was just the woman for it. She was perfect and yet not perfect. She has flaws but those flaws almost make her perfect. I am beyond sad I won't be able to read more about Smite and Miranda. I miss them already. 

I am starting 2012 off with a bang reading Courtney Milan's Turner series. What a wonderful way to begin a fresh new year with a huge smile on my face. 

Teasers: sentimentality quota, flood, best beloved, snowball fight

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