Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Unsettled by S.C. Ellington

Synopsis -

After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.

MrsNorthman's Review -
3/5 Fangs

Brooklyn's heart was broken three years ago by her ex-boyfriend, Damon.  She thought he was the one, so the breakup left her totally blindsided.  She relocated to D.C. with her best friend in hopes of starting over.  But instead she's stuck in a job she hates and doesn't really have any interest in dating.  Until she meets, Logan.  A hot, CEO and potential new client for the marketing firm where she's an assistant.  He pursues her until he can finally convince her to go on a date.  It may be a conflict with her job, but she just can't resist.  When she finds out later Logan might be lying to her and Damon wants her back, it leaves her confused.

I hate to say this, but I found this book to be boring and unoriginal. It was the typical CEO falls for the innocent, broke girl.  Some of the things that happened reminded me of other books that I've read.  The way Brooklyn and Logan met in the lobby of the building, the trying too hard to be cute email banter, Logan suffering from nightmares and the surprise gala.  It wouldn't have bothered me so much if there had been some passion and chemistry between  Brooklyn and Logan.  Or something unique about their connection, but  it was weak at best.  Brooklyn was immature and really whiny.  I'm hoping the second book is better.

*Complimentary copy provided by the author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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