Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review: UNBOUND by Lauren Hawkeye!

My Review: I'm a bit torn about this serial. On one hand, I'm let down because I thought the synopsis for this series was awesome and I was eager to read about a female archaeologist. Unfortunately, it seems like the actual plot was barely an afterthought. On the other hand, the sex scenes were super hot. I read some raunchy things on an every day basis, and even I was blushing a little. 

It took me some time to try and put into words exactly what didn't work for me about this book, and I think I finally figured it out. It felt disjointed, like it was trying to be two different things at once, and ended up failing at both. The plot of the threats against Cari, and the need for a bodyguard to ensure her safety is interesting - but it falls by the wayside when it comes to all the sex Cari and Jasper are having. At the same time, the erotic scenes are super hot, and then it feels like an abrupt turn when the suspense angle comes back in. I think this book needed to either put more focus on the story line itself, or go all the way to the other end and just focus on the sex. 

Cover Lovin': All the covers for this serial work well together. 

Recommendation: Each book picks up where the previous one left off, so they must be read in order. 

Final Rating: TWO POINT FIVE out of FIVE stars (2.5/5). This serial felt a little too bipolar. Trying to be two different things at once meant it unfortunately didn't come close to succeeding at either aim. Definitely hot though, whew. *fans self*

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

About the Uninhibited! Series

Celebrity archaeologist Cari Dunn is so over the Georgia heat, the red tape at her dig site, and the threatening messages left on her motel door. She just wants to dig, and the network just wants to keep her safe—with a bodyguard. She can’t complain. Jasper Benjamin radiates raw masculinity that penetrates her to the core and ignites passion she’s never felt. Too bad for him, she's not going to be easy to handle.
Lusting after the bodyguard shouldn’t be so tempting, especially when her life is on the line.

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About Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.

Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

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Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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