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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Unraveled by Jen Frederick | Review

Today I'm turning my blog over to Jen Frederick, with a review of her latest novel "Unraveled," which is the 3rd book in The Woodlands Series!! [Blog Tour will run from February 26 - March 16, 2013]

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 274; Kindle Edition - File Size: 4357 KB | Release Date: January 20, 2014 | Publisher: Pear Tree LLC | Obtained: Blog Tour

"Unraveled" [The Woodlands Series, Book 3] by Jen Frederick

Author's Book Description : Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind. He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment. So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines.

Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regrets—that she didn’t move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn’t taken many chances in life. Now, she’s met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! This is a sweetly erotic love story about fighting personal demons and grief while opening up your heart to something more/someone else.

When Gray falls into Sam's life it's suppose to be temporary. He's only visiting his friends. She's still getting over the loss of her best friend and husband. He's trying to decide if he wants to reenlist in the Marines or not. She's planning on using Gray as her "rebound guy" and while he has no problem with that, as he hasn't had a serious relationship ever since his ex hurt him badly, because he doesn't plan on doing more then relax, have fun, and decide on what his future involves. However, neither ever imagined finding in each other the one person who would understand them and make them feel complete.

When it came to the big twist in this novel, one I never saw coming, just made me want to scream, "MEN ARE IDIOTS!" I mean WOW. I am happy with how the twist played out because if Gray actually agreed to it then I would have given this novel an even lower rating (and it's because of this twist that it's not getting 5 stars). I understand why Ms. Frederick put it in here but it made me not like Gray for a bit and for that I just couldn't get over. Nevertheless, I liked how Gray redeems himself and because of the twist, how Sam finally wraps up her grief about her husband and moves on with her life. However, if given the chance I would kill that douche bag Drake. =0)

Overall, I would recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes contemporary romances with alpha male type heroes!

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Author's Novel Extras : Unraveled - Overview | Unraveled - Chapter One | Unraveled - Chapter Two

Author's Series Extras : The Woodlands Series - Overview | Undeclared - Overview | Snow Kissed - Overview | Unspoken - Overview | Charlotte Chronicles - Overview & Chapters

Book Teaser(s) :
"I'm not going to hook you up with any of my friends if you’re dating someone!" she said disgustedly.
"I'm not seeing anyone," I assured her. "I'm just not into the bar hook up."
"Why's that?" This was a question from Adam, the one who'd popped the champagne cork. He had more tattoos than some of the guys I served with. I guess it went with his rock band lifestyle.
"Safety," I said.
"Too many chances of putting the stick in crazy?" another roommate asked. It was Finn this time, the guy who actually owned this house.
"No way. Crazy is awesome. Crazy in the head; crazy in the bed," Adam said.
I shook my head. "No. Disease. Pregnancy scares."
"Suit up, man." Adam tipped his head back and drained his beer. I waited until he was done to impart some much-needed sense. It was the same tip I gave to the new recruits.
"You can still get herpes on your ball sack."
Adam looked down at his lap and so did nearly every guy within listening distance. One by one, they all got up and left. Presumably to go look at their nuts. Bo gave me a nudge and high-fived me. Civilians, Marines—they were all the same in some ways.
Grace came wandering out and sat down next to us. "Where is everyone?"
"Checking out their balls," AnnMarie said. Her dry delivery made Bo and me crack up again while Noah looked on with a smirk. ~ within Chapter 1
"You aren't supposed to have feelings for the rebound guy, right?" I asked Eve the next morning.
"Right!" she exclaimed. "Tell me you aren't falling for soldier boy."
I didn't say anything.
"Are you there?" Eve asked.
"You told me not to tell you anything."
"Dammit, Sam." ~ within Chapter 12
“I should stab you with one of my needles.” ~ within EPILOGUE
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jen, then please check out her website.

About the Author :

Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at

Book Excerpt :

THIS WAS ONLY TEMPORARY, I reminded myself, as Samantha so sweetly kissed me back. I'm only here for a short time I reminded myself but as I felt her tongue stroke the side of my tongue, as she nipped her teeth against my lip, I wanted to just drown in the sensation. Her scent filled my head and the air around us shrank until all I knew was her small body sitting so close to mine. I moved my hand from her shoulder to cup her neck and angled her face for deeper penetration. I licked every inch inside of her mouth until the taste of her was all that I knew on my tongue.

And all that time I stared in to her green eyes and not once did she look like she was anywhere but right here with me. I saw my reflection there. Her heartbeat was made wild by my kisses.

And temporary was the farthest thing from my mind.

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