Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp Series #1)

Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp Series #1)

by Lauren Dane

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Overview

“Sexy, pulse-pounding adventure.”—Jaci Burton New York Times bestselling author on The Best Kind of Trouble

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460394960
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Series: Whiskey Sharp Series , #1
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 36,700
File size: 551 KB

About the Author

Lauren Dane is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres. She lives in the Northwest with her patient husband and three wild children.

Visit Lauren on the web at www.laurendane.com

E-mail laurendane@laurendane.com

Twitter: @laurendane

You can write to her at: PO BOX 45175, Seattle, WA 98145

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Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@ Too many things left up in the air. Didn't like the way things ended. Also, the name 'Maybe' was a terrible choice. It was so distracting, it took me out of the story many times.
Anonymous 19 hours ago
looking+forward+to+the+next+one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe and Alexsei are 2 people who love, laugh, live and protect their family and love ones. Maybe parents are, there are no words for what they are. It takes awhile for Alexsei for him to realize that he wants Maybe. You’ll have to read to see how their story goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book just ends in the middle of a normal scene. I realize there are more books to come, but NOTHING gets finalized in this book. I love the characters in the story. It's just very disappointing that the end falls flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth $5.99 .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to this new series.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Unraveled" is the first in the Whiskey Sharp series- Whiskey Sharp is a vintage barbershop, where men can go to get a good haircut and a glass of whiskey. Alexsei owns the barbershop and is taken aback when a strange and chatty woman comes in to ask for a job. Maybe is a colorful person, and she brings her own flair to everything she does. Alexsei gives her a try and two years later cannot imagine Whiskey Sharp or his own life without her. Although Alexsei had a fiancee, Rada, who he broke things off with nine months before, he has had enough of playing the field and is ready to settle down- hopefully with Maybe. Maybe lives with her sister Rachel in a very secure house next to Alexsei's aunt. Her sister Rachel is a tattoo artist and former FBI agent, who was captured and held hostage by a serial killer she had been hunting for two years. She has now physically- and mostly emotionally- recovered. Maybe was instrumental in her recovery. Their parents are terrible people who see Rachel as an invalid and Maybe as someone inherently "bad" who is controlling their precious eldest daughter. Maybe loves her job at Whiskey Sharp and her boss even more. Maybe and Alexsei get together in a way without drama that flows so naturally. The sources of drama in the book are from Maybe's family (and boy, are they a doozy). I absolutely loved this refreshing take on romance- a couple that works through all their problems easily and fits together so well was wonderful to read. After the first chapter I was worried that I wouldn't be able to like Maybe (she seems a little over-the-top chatty at first), but I absolutely loved her by a few chapters in- and Alexsei oozes masculine charm. Together, they make for an absolutely wonderful couple, and this is told throughout the pages of the book. I also really loved the cover of this book- which follows the descriptions of Maybe and Alexsei perfectly- someone really knew the story when they created it! While the storyline of the relationship is certainly wrapped up by the end of the book, the plotline causing all the drama with Maybe and Rachel's parents is not. I assume this is because it will be continued in the second book, and I am so excited to see that the next book will be Rachel's- she's a character I would love to hear more about. I wish I had the next book now! I'll also say that the intimate scenes in the book are oh-so-steamy and absolutely as well done as everything else in this novel. This is a very masterfully done romance, and I absolutely want to continue the series (now, please!). There are a whole host of side characters that we meet (particularly Alexsei's family), and I assume will appear in future books. They are all intriguing, and I loved getting wrapped up in this unique world. Give this series a shot- you won't be disappointed! Please note that I received a copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to this new Lauren Dane series. What a cool concept for a business and I love the name. Whiskey Sharp is a barbershop/whiskey bar; who’d have thought? This friends to lovers (Boss/employee) story flowed nicely and I really enjoyed this book. Alexsei and Maybe were both really great characters. They had incredible chemistry from the get-go and never tried to ignore it which I loved and this of course led to some some super hot and steamy scenes from them. Maybe is quite a spitfire, I really like her! (must be the name) Even with all she has endured from her mentally abusive father she is strong. Boy do I hate that man!! Alexsei is a sexy Russian who is protective and so sweet and caring with Maybe. She does have some issues with the protective side of him because she wants to fight her own demons. But his family has also taken her in and there really isn’t much she can do about them. They are funny and well, just great! A bunch of busybodies but in the very best of ways. This book is full of likable characters, well mostly (see above) and I look forward to the next in the series.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Info Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Harlequin Books ISBN 0373799381 (ISBN13: 9780373799381) Edition Language English Series Whiskey Sharp #1 Other Editions (4) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB 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." My Thoughts From the books killer name with its perfect fit to the alpha male persona of Alexsei, the unconventional but oh so interesting Maybe, her not so fragile older sister Rachel and so many other great characters this was a fine example of how the author manages to draw me back to reading one of her books over and over. The families she weaves into her stories, both blood members and those chosen as members, are as varied in their differences as they are in their similarities. They do have one major common ground though, when push comes to shove family always comes first. The conflicting emotions that Maybe had to deal with on behalf of her sister Rachel were some that would have obviously caused her to be cautious in her dealings with others as well. This is something that is very apparent in her slow development of a deeper relationship with Alexsei and is only exacerbated by his tendency to try to overprotect those he cares about. Especially as they grow closer together their strong personalities become one of the couples greatest stumbling blocks to live happily ever after together. As others have pointed out Maybe and Rachel’s abusive father and passive aggressive mother negative behaviors are a stark contrast to their loving aunt and uncle and the entire Petrov clan as well. The book is full of references to both and the scenes where the sisters are forced to deal with their father are very wrenching not only to the characters but the reader also. However as in real life the darkest times were offset by the lighter moments and those more than made up for a lot for Maybe and Rachel too. I enjoyed living in this world with these characters. It was my pleasure to once again find a group of characters who touched on so many issues that we all can relate to pretty easily. Some more than others of course. [EArc from Netgalley]