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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Unsettled by S.C. Ellington [Book Review]

New Adult
Publication.Date  December 5th 2013
Published By:  Amazon Digital Services
WebsiteS.C. Ellington

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My review copy:I received a PDF Review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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After a horrific breakup with her long-time boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn't.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington DC where she folds into the fast paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn't hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. While thrilled with Logan’s candor, Brooklyn hesitates, as she can’t seem to move past the heartache that she suffered at the hands of Damon.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.

“I didn’t usually second-guess sharing things with her, but for some reason I just didn’t feel like rehashing my sordid past. I was determined to maintain a brave face for everyone else’s benefit, no matter what the cost. I never wanted to portray myself as the weak woman who needed a man. But for all my boastful pontificating, I still suffered with the reality of our breakup silently. Alex was my nearest and dearest friend, but the reality was that she had never experienced the heartache I went through
Logan Colton wanted me to call him? Why? I wondered ….For the life of me I couldn't understand the cruel joke that the universe was playing on me. I wasn't the pretty or popular girl that got asked out by legions of boys to prom. I still remembered the awkward years of my youth—the braces, obscene hairdos and neon tights.

Real. Raw and down right fantastic. 

I received an ARC of Unsettled in exchange for an honest review. 

The novel started out a wee bit slow for my personal taste but when it got going, WOW, it really got going.
When we meet the main character of the story Brooklyn, she is still trying to get over a breakup that happened three years prior. Although her best friends know her relationship has ended with Damon Williams, they don't know the real reasons behind the breakup and Brooklyn is not telling them. She is determined to move on and stop obsessing over him, that's until her best friends announce that Damon is coming for a little visit.

On top of all the drama at home and the impending arrival of her ex, Logan Colton steps in. Logan is a young, debonair 30 something who owns his own company and is not used to taking NO for an answer. He meets Brooklyn when they bump into one another on the street. Logan can not stop thinking of her.

Just because Logan Colton has it all, looks, money and power doesn't make this a Cinderella story. There are NO fairy tale endings, no sweet romance. This is a story of REAL and RAW characters that anyone of us can probably relate to. It is a story of a women that is just trying to move on with her life but is not sure she can.

I love the way the author portrays Brooklyn. This heroine is REAL. She is not a size 0 who has it all. She describes her as chubby and from the story she also seems self conscious as well. Just think a REAL heroine, a RAW story line, a cliff hanger ending that keeps you gasping for air.
This is the first novel in the Unsettled series, as well as a debut novel for author S. C. Ellington.
Just when you think the story is beginning to wind down CO POW! Another twist in the plot leaves the reader panting for more. And. Then. It. Just. Ends. Yes, that's right this story does end rather abruptly. Yes, it definitely leaves the reader on the edge of their seat. Even though you know this is the first novel in this series, I found myself asking "When is the next installment coming out?" I simply can not wait.

About the Author

S.C. Ellington is an up and coming author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories.

Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful family and loving friends

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