by Diana A. Hicks
(Cole Brothers, #1)
Publication date: November 18th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
UNRAVEL YOU is the enthralling sequel to LOVE OVER LATTES and can be read as a standalone. It is also book one in the Cole Brothers series, a new family saga, binge reading experience: 5 brothers, 5 full-length novels in 5 months.
College graduate Valentina never expected to fall for the hot as hell and intimidating Derek Cole when she accepted his offer to rent his property.
From cottage to mansion, Valentina is certain she doesn’t deserve the fairytale unfolding. But Derek gets what he wants… and he wants her.
He’s “the one” for her, but before she says I do, she has to survive a month long trip to his family’s estate in Atlanta. Gaining approval from four brothers and an over-protective mother might just be her hardest test yet.
For billionaire Derek Cole, this homecoming is a chance to mend the damage he caused when he walked away from the family business.
Just when they think they have a handle on their happily ever after… their past and future collide.
Note: This is a steamy romance with explicit sensual scenes, happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger. Can be read as a standalone.
Praise for LOVE OVER LATTES:
“Hicks’ first installment of her Desert Monsoon series is confident and assured with strong storytelling, nuanced characters, and a dynamic blend of romance and suspense…A sexy and irresistible tale for fans of contemporary romance.” – Kirkus Reviews
Don’t miss out on this suspenseful and seductive series.
Unravel You, Book 1 (Derek and Valentina) – 11/18/2019
Provoke You, Book 2 (Matt and Ela) – 12/16/2019
Escape You, Book 3 (Tyler and Mia) – 1/13/2020
Unleash You, Book 4 (Wesley and Anabelle) – 2/10/2020
Defy You, Book 5 (Zack and Rebecca) – 3/9/2020
Unravel You is a steamy, heart-wrenching romance with a very interesting plot-line.
I know this is meant to be a standalone but I don’t feel as if it was one. I REALLY wish I had read Love over Lattes, the prequel novel, which is about the start of Valentina and Derek’s romance, before jumping into this. I felt a huge chunk of the build up with Valentina and Derek’s relationship was missing. I really feel like some more backstory would have helped the story because there were times I felt a bit out of touch with what was happening with some of the characters but I guess in the end it wasn’t completely necessary.
However, I did enjoy Derek and Valentina’s story. Valentina is starting a new life with Derek who seems to be the man of her dreams. They get engaged pretty quickly from the sound of it, and things only get more complicated when they take a trip to Atalanta to meet Derek’s family.
We see the story of them once they’ve fallen in love, seeing their love grow, their engagement, some drama, etc. Basically the continuation of their story. Which I’ll be honest, seemed to drag on a little, but these two had crazy great chemistry and shared a connection that totally made up for it.
I loved all the characters and their interactions, they felt real and believable. I especially loved Derek’s brothers!🙊 Although, we don’t get to really know any of them in this book. I’m REALLY looking forward to diving into the other books in this series!
Besides not getting a FULL picture of Derek and Valentina’s relationship, I really did enjoy this first book in the series. I definitely recommend it! I also recommend reading Love Over Lattes first. A few things will make more sense. Speaking of, I’m off to buy that one, I’m really looking forward to getting to know these two better.
Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, won the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.
Blitz-wide giveaway (INT)
2x ebook copies of Love Over Lattes (prequel to Unravel You)