Date read: January 9, 2014
3. Unraveled - Paperback | Kindle
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Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom…Thoughts on Unraveled: I've adored reading about the wonderfully flawed Turner brothers and their run-ins with the women who would accept and love them when they're at their worst. I liked Ash. I liked Mark. But it was Smite's story I was ANXIOUS to get to as we began to get hints at his secrets in the previous books.
Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back—straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away…
Let me just say I wasn't disappointed.
Smite seems stern and controlled. Most people see him as being cold and distant when, in truth, he's simply determined to do the best he can for the people around him. His mother's madness left its mark on him and he deals with that every day.
I really, REALLY loved his interactions with Miranda. She breaks through his walls easily and she understands when he needs a little distance between himself and others. Their banter was ADORABLE and the way he apologized when his knee-jerk reactions hurt her made me puddly. I love a man who's willing to admit when he's wrong.
We got to meet up with the other brothers and their respective wives, watch Smite rekindle an old friendship, and see Lady Justice served with a ... yeah, I can't really come up with anything suitably awesome. Let's just say that the good guys save the day and the bad guys get taken down a notch and leave it at that.
Very fun, very addictive series. I'm sad to say goodbye to it.