Friday, January 24, 2014

Review : Unraveled

Unraveled by Jen Frederick

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Military, College
Age Group: New Adult
Publication : January 20, 2014
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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?


Dream Cast:

 Samantha Anderson (Shailene Woodley) | Sgt. Gray Phillips (Kellan Lutz)


My Thoughts: 

Gray is taking a short break from the Marines to get his head straight. Now is the time to think of whether or not to go back as a marine or stay out for a while. When he saw Sam there was an instant attraction but pissed off to find out there was a ring on her finger. He can't stand cheaters. The more he gets to know her the more he wants to be with her. The time limit for him to go back is closing and he must make a choice.

Sam lost her husband lost his life in the marines. She had her share of regrets and doesnt want to repeat her situation by finding another men from the marines or army. Only thing is she can't away from Gray.

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the connection and attraction between the two. I loved the overall story. I loved the characters and love that there is more then one point of view. There is so much to love about this book but unfortunately I can't go into details of what I loved about this book because I don't want to spoil it for other readers. The steamy scenes were fantastic. Overall I really enjoyed this book and think you readers will want to get your hands on this book!


"You do this before?" I asked Bo as we surveyed our work. The mattresses had been laid end-to-end and covered much, but not all, of the drive. The pressure of one end of the mattress on the other was to keep them in place, like a stacked set of blocks. The tarps, which would ordinarily go beneath the tent, were stretched across the top of the mattresses tautly. Bo, Finn, Noah and I had worked in pairs to drive in the stakes to hold down the tarps while Adam and Mal, the other two roommates, made sure that the bouncy house was set up securely down at the base of the hill. "Nope."

Bo flipped the hammer in his hand. "Haul up the hoses." We'd also had to buy to extra hoses to make sure that we could hoist one to the top of the drive. The bill for all the supplies was astronomical but Adam paid without a blink. Bo told me in the car ride back that Adam's dad would think this was the best use of his money ever. I shrugged. Not my dime and it did look fun as hell. We'd also bought a couple of gallons of baby oil. Bo threw one at me. "Time to lube up. I'm sure you're familiar with this."

"Oh I am," I replied. "I always apply lube. It's the only way any chick can take my monster cock."

"Is that the pick-up line you're using now? Because it seems like you'd end up disappointing them when you get home."

"No girl has ever left my bed unsatisfied. That’s probably something you don't know a lot about."

"If you have to use lube, then I'm worried you don't know what you're doing in bed."

"Don't worry about me. I'm using lube because I'm going places no man has gone before."

"You're fucking their earhole?"

"Bo, I thought for sure we'd taught you a few things when you were in the service, but now it seems like you don't know your earhole from your asshole."

"That's not what AnnMarie was saying last night,” he said smugly.

"Actually, AnnMarie told me that she didn't realize dicks were longer than her hand and wondered if mine was bigger than average." I squirted more baby oil on the tarps. "I told her no, that you were just really small. Poor girl. Good thing she isn’t required to do a lot of math.”


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Undeclared (Book One)

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For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

My Thoughts:

Grace has been writing to Noah who was a marine for years when he stopped the letters for a while. Grace has had her heart broken and wont let that happen again. Grace is in college and hasn't made up her mind for a major so she remains as undeclared while everyone around her seems to konw what they want. Now Noah seems to be around and she doesn't want to let her heart be broken again but Noah makes it hard for her to keep her distance.

What I love about these books is that you can read the books in any order without missing a thing. I've read the other books first and was glad to find out that I could be given this book to review for this tour. I loved the book, no surprise there though this author doesn't disappoint. I loved how each of the books have their own little story to tell. I loved the characters and thought that Grace's character is someone the readers can relate to. Shes just a girl trying to figure out herself and refused to stay idle waiting on others any more. I loved watching as she gained the confidence and developed as a character. I loved that there was more then one point of view. I loved their connection and I really just enjoyed this book and recommend you lovely readers to check out this book.

Unspoken (Book 2)

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Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary.

I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me?

He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women. His fists aren't the danger to me, though, it's his charm. He's sliding his way into my heart and I'm afraid that he's going to be the one to break me.

Impulsive. Unthinking. Hot tempered.

I allow instinct to rule my behavior. If it feels good, do it, has been my motto because if I spend too much time thinking, I'll begin to remember exactly where I came from. At Central College, I've got fighting and I've got women and I thought I was satisfied until I met her.

She's everything I didn't realize I wanted and the more time I spend with her, the more I want her. But she's been hurt too much in the past and I don't want to be the one to break her. I know I should walk away, but I just can't.

Bonus Content: Upon reaching the USA Today Bestselling milestone, I wrote a 10,000 word epilogue as a thank you to the readers who loved and supported Unspoken. I posted it for free on my blog but at the urging of readers, I have added it to the original version.

Note: This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance with mature content and sexually explicit scenes. 91,000+ words. Standalone novel.

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

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