Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Unraveled by Jen Frederick - Book Blitz, Review, and Giveaway

Author: Jen Frederick
Genre: New Adult Romance 


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?


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.



Bestselling author 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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Samantha was widowed at a very young age when her soldier husband was killed in war.  She vowed never to date another military man.  Friends encouraged her to have a "rebound fling."  Then Gray walked into her life.  He was everything she said she didn't want, but everything she needed.  

Gray was trying to figure out his life and future.  He was looking for some fun while on extended leave. He had been burnt by an ex-girlfriend and had some serious trust issues with women.  Then Sam walked into his life.

Neither Gray nor Sam was looking for a serious relationship.   But from the beginning you can see that they are meant for each other.  They talk of things being casual, but from their first encounter you can see that they're relationship is anything but casual.  

Both are very young and confused.  Jen Frederick writes both of these characters beautifully.  You feel their pain.  You sympathize with them both and you route for them and their relationship.  Their emotions come through

This story was well written.  It is a New Adult romance, but the emotions are not over the top as they are in some new adult and young adult books. The characters are still figuring themselves out and there is drama, but it's believable and touching.  

I was engrossed from the moment I picked up the book and had a hard time putting it down to do anything else.  I can't wait to read more by Jen Frederick.  

I give Unraveled 4 very emotional stars.



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