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Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW TOUR: Unsettled Series by SC Ellington

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 his own 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

I really enjoyed this book. It's a story of a brokenhearted young girl that eventually learns to trust and love again. Be warned that this book does end in a cliffhanger but as the second book has already been released you won't have to wait long to find out how the story ends.

Brooklyn and Logan meet one morning and he is immediately smittened. The young woman he encountered is a no nonsense female and although their first meeting was not the best he was very interested in seeing her again. As I read this book I was surprised to find that this is an interracial couple. Nothing in the beginnning of the book emphasized this point and that was another thing I liked about this story. 

This relationship was not easy and Brooklyn had a secret that she had lived with for some time that she had not immediatelydealt with. But once everything was out in the open she was able to open her heart to Logan and let him in. It seemed though that once Brooklyn was ready to move forward, Logan's past was starting to catch up to him leaving the story Unsettled as the titled suggests. 

SC Ellington wrote a wonderful story earning 4 stars. Why four and not five? Well while reading the book I wasn't emotionally connected to the story. Yes, I liked it and the book was well written but I wasn't overwhelmed by the story. I do see great things coming from this author in the future and wouldn't hesitate to pick up another of her books. 

Everything was falling into place. Even amongst all the chaos of Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Logan found each other.

Brooklyn never expected Logan...and as it always seems to happen with her...things fell apart. She has been through this before...was she strong enough to do it again?

On the outside, Logan was the epitome of wealth and confidence. Many knew his name but few knew his secrets. He never expected Brooklyn...but now she's walked away. He knew what they shared mattered to her...and she...she mattered to him more.

Surrounded picks up immediately where Unsettled ended. Brooklyn's trust issues and Logan's guilt are the focus of this book. Just when Brookly starts to believe that she can trust Logan she overhears a conversation that causes her to not only question him but her ability to choose the right person. I was not impressed with Brooklyn's reaction to Logan's perceived lies. Instead of asking him about it she decides to run and cut off all communication without hearing his side of the story. Logan goes above and beyond to win back the woman he loves. 

Again the focus is on second chances and learning to trust again but this book seems to focus more on Logan and the misplaced guilt he feels over a tragic accident that happened when he was young. This is a story of forgiveness of self and of others. Again SC Ellington gives us a wonderfully written story that earned 4 stars and another reader. 

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S.C. Ellington is an African American author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories. Her debut novel, Unsettled was generated while consuming her favorite snacks--hot chocolate and popcorn.

Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful Keurig, family and loving friends.

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