Author: Jen Frederick
Series: , #3
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: January 20, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance, Romance
Page Count: 274
Related Books: Last Hit: Reloaded
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?
So this is my first read by Jen Frederick, and it won’t be the my LAST!! Sign me up, I’m on the Jen bandwagon!!! Her writing is absolutely flawless, and the words just seep into you and the best part its believable and relate-able, and just PERFECT!!! We get to have both..yup you’ve read that right, we get to read BOTH main characters Gray and Sam P.O.V’s. I can’t stress enough how flawless Jen’s writing is!! OK now on with the review.
Sam and Gray are both at a crossroads in their lives. Gray can’t decide whether to re-up or get out of the Corps. Sam has just been existing for the last 2 years since her husbands, Will’s, death. It’s time to for them to decide what is comes next….where do they go from here.
Sam and Gray meet, and as they spend time together they realize that one is just as lost as the other. And, Gray’s not without hurt and loss himself. Scared of making the wrong decision and being hurt, will these two take a chance? Or is the pain of their past to much to overcome?
Unraveled literally has everything you could ever want in a book; sweet, hot, funny, sexy, emotional and a bit of an alpha. The chemistry between Sam and Gray is sizzling and boy do you feel it all through the book. And, let’s not forget those sex scenes ***fans self***. Can’t wait to read more books by the fantastic Jen Frederick and find out about the other couples you meet in the book. !!
Jen Frederick Guest Post
Prompt: Sam has been out of the dating game for a few years. Thankfully she has good friends to help her get back in the swing of things. What is the best advice she receives on men and dating?
Sam’s reluctant to take a chance on Gray because she believes she’s risk adverse but her mom laughs and says that Sam already knows that the greatest adventure is loving someone. So the best advice Sam gets is to just pursue what she wants. But here are some other pieces of wisdom she gets from friends:
On Pick Up Lines…
“If you want to see him again then an explanation is worth a shot. Be real obvious about it. Guys are dense. Go up to him and say ‘Hey, boy, I want to do you tonight.’”
On The Rules of Dating…
“There are two rules for dating you should never forget. One, he should be strong enough so you can have sex standing up and two, never, ever date a guy who could wear your jeans. It’s terrible for the confidence when you see your skinny jeans looking better on his ass than yours.”
On Offering An Invitation…
“Ask him over to your condo for coffee.”
“Or a movie.”
“What kind of coffee? And a movie? For someone I don’t know.”
Randy snorted. “It’s never coffee.”
“It’s never coffee. Or even a movie,” he elaborated. “You invite him over for anything and he’ll know you’re asking to have sex.”
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.