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Unraveled by Courtney Milan

Unraveled (edition 2011)

by Courtney Milan

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Authors:Courtney Milan
Info:CreateSpace (2011), Paperback, 274 pages
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Tags:2012, historical romance, kindle, Victorian, AAR Best of the Rest

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Love Smite and Miranda was perfect! ( )
  BookaholicCat | Mar 4, 2015 |
Gosh, I Loved this book. I did have to keep reminding myself that it was a romance and I would get my happy ending dog-gone-it!!

I have gotten to a point where the innocent-forced-into-mistress-status kind of stresses me. I guess because I can see that happening more often than I want to think about, and how is a heroine forced into that situation supposed to not be victimized by the hero?? But Milan did an awesome job of keeping me from absolutely cringing at the idea and then even making me think that for this hero & heroine it works.

Smite deserves someone who will see him for the survivor he is. The one who stands in the gap - and I totally see Miranda standing with him - holding him up when he feels like he could falter. ( )
  CupcakeMom | Jan 29, 2014 |
Whoa! Smite Turner. My favorite of the three brothers and the one most damaged by their mother's insanity. Read the Turner trilogy in order for the most enjoyment. ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
A great series by a great writer. Her characters are so loveable, funny, deep, dark and human. I love this series. I laughed, cried, was scared, and rejoiced. ( )
  coffeenut1992 | May 16, 2013 |
This book is going to be the catalyst for me acquiring Courtney Milan's whole catalog. I've enjoyed her books in the past, but don't read historical romance regularly enough to keep on top of all the new releases. Smite and Miranda were witty, fascinating, and a joy to read. Milan tips hat to a number of romance tropes, then turns them on their head. Be-My-Mistress was beautifully played, Secret-Crime-Organization was a complete surprise to me, and the only thing vaguely resembling a plot moppet was a sullen, gin-sneaking 12 year old boy. Though there was one point in the book where it seemed like Miranda and Smite knew every gay man in Britain, that in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the story. As Robbie would say, "Brilliant!"

Reread #1 (4/12): I do so love how Milan handles the "big secret" and "damaged hero" tropes.

Reread #2 (7/12): Twice in one year, still loving it! Beginning and end make me impatient for the middle, and I know I should go back and give the other brothers another try, but I just can't tear myself away from Smite and Miranda yet. ( )
  Capnrandm | Apr 15, 2013 |
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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…

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…
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Part of the author's Turner series, the novel is set in Bristol, England in the 1840s and surrounds the activities of a magistrate, Smite Turner known as Lord Justice, and Miranda Darling, a witness in one of his cases that was presented in his courtroom.… (more)

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