Series: Whiskey Sharp Book #1
Stand Alone Title: yes
Author: Lauren Dane
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Blurb: The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can’t have
Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle’s sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she’s got it good.
But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better.
Maybe’s blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his even if she doesn’t know it. Yet. He can’t help himself from wanting to protect and care for her.
But Maybe’s fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he’s not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe’s more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf and he’s not afraid to ride the blade’s edge to bind her to him.”
Favorite quote(s): “He doesn’t always seem to know what to do with you. Which amuses me a lot because I know the feeling. But he likes you. Not just your boobies, but you.”
Thoughts: Unraveled didn’t have the typical feel of Lauren Dane’s writing, yet the book was distinctive, interesting, and engaging. I enjoyed the characters and the emotions that were just bursting between these two. The storyline was enjoyable, and I can see why Dane put a note in the beginning that Whiskey Sharp that its not a real place – because I can see how it would be a popular place! I wanted to go there myself after reading the book! My only complaint was that it left me a hanging a little bit on what is going to happen with Maybe’s family?! Does Dad follow through on his threats? However, there are more books coming in this series, so hopefully we get some resolution there.
Definitely a book that stands out!