Book Review | Unleash You #BlogTour #giveaway @XpressoTours

Diving into some romance this Wednesday with the fourth book in the Cole brothers series.

about the book

Unleash You

Eight years is a long time gone…

After graduation, artist Anabelle Copenhaver returns home to find that the only family member she has left is missing in action.

With her brother gone, his infuriatingly handsome best friend, Wesley, is now responsible for her family’s estate. Anabelle doesn’t need a babysitter, especially not her childhood crush—the first guy she ever loved.

Former marine Wesley Cole lives by his word. He promised to protect Anabelle and that’s exactly what he intends to do. His biggest challenge will be to keep his hands off the blue-eyed beauty who has a way of setting his soul on fire.

Anabelle is resourceful and determined to bring her brother home, but how can she when Wesley blocks every turn, messing with her plans and her heart?

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my thoughts

I had been really looking forward to this book, you could feel the tension between Wesley and Anabelle from book one in the series, so I was desperate to get into their story.

It wasn’t quite what I expected, there was a lot more action in it than I expected there would be, which was a pleasant surprise, but for me, I wanted to see the push and pull between the two of them. I had expected a bit more tension between them and a little more suspense, the will they won’t they, so I was a little bit disappointed at how easy that whole aspect of the book was.

I do think though that my expectation had a lot to do with that, Wes and Anabelle still have great chemistry and there are a few moments to add some dramatic effect into their relationship but a lot of my hopes were hinging on a little more or at least a more in-depth exploration of that rather than the direction that the story took.

Not that I disliked the way the story went, as I said it was a pleasant surprise that there was as much action in this story and it was good to push Anabelle out of her comfort zone and to get Wesley to confront some of his demons. Anabelle has been such a sweet character from the start, it was nice to see her gain a bit more confidence and fire. Wesley was just as swoon-worthy as his brothers, very protective and always trying to do the right thing and believe in the best of people.

I enjoyed getting to see some of the other characters from the series, although I definitely would have liked more of that as well and I’m hoping that we get to hear how they are getting on in the next book as well.

3.5

giveaway

If you want to catch up on how this series started then you’ll be interested in this giveaway to win…

one of two copies of Love Over Lattes (the prequel to Unravel Me, book 1 in the series)

about the author

Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, won the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre

When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.

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Reviews of other Diana Hicks Books

Unravel You | Provoke You | Escape You

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