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Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane
Series: Whiskey Sharp #1
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can’t have…
Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle’s sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job—and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she’s got it good.
But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better.
Maybe’s blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his…even if she doesn’t know it. Yet. He can’t help himself from wanting to protect and care for her.
But Maybe’s fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he’s not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants—her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe’s more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf…and he’s not afraid to ride the blade’s edge to bind her to him.
Maybe Dolan talks a mile a minute, looks like a punk rocker and takes on the role of protector and caretaker for those she loves. Aleksei Petrov is a gruff Russian and barber. He owns Whiskey Sharp the only place in Seattle you can get drink while you get your hair cut.
Maybe has lusted after Aleksei for two years. Aleksei has finally opened his eyes to the woman right in front of him. He’s determined to win Maybe’s heart and rule her body. The past has come back to haunt Maybe and it may ruin the life she has carved out for herself and her sister in Seattle. However, Aleksei is determined to keep his woman safe and happy right where she is. Can he succeed?
Ms. Dane has created a unique setting for her latest series. Whiskey Sharp is a barber shop that features a bar where patrons can enjoy spirits. I really enjoyed Maybe’s exuberant personality. She really is the perfect match for Aleksei. He is a sexy alpha male with an attractive dominant personality. Maybe is a force to be reckoned with. I just loved it when she flustered Aleksei and how she dealt with Aleksei’s ex-fiancé.
Maybe and Aleksei’s relationship is super hot and emotional. Maybe’s sister and family take on a crucial role in Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled. Many times, I found my eyes misty and heart aching with worry for these characters. Aleksei’s family is the perfect balance to Maybe’s. I absolutely loved them. Ms. Dane did an excellent job creating the family bond.
Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled is a great contemporary read. Fans of Author Lauren Dane will be running to the bookstore to add this to their collection.