AUTHOR: Cherrie Lynn
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: February 2010 - Samhain Publishing
SERIES: Yes; Series still in progress:
"One week in paradise will make or break them…It’s not enough that Kelsey’s husband left her for another woman. Oh, no. The “other woman” had to be her best friend Evan’s fiancée. Not only has she lost her marriage, she fears losing Evan to the lingering awkwardness and humiliation that hangs between them.Evan has no intention of letting that happen. He’s got plans…namely, an extra plane ticket to Hawaii now his future wife is out of the picture. There’s only one person he wants on the trip with him, the one who’s always been there for him. The one he should never have let slip away into the arms of a traitorous friend who shattered her heart.Kelsey is anticipating a week of fun in the sun with the man who’s always treated her like a little sister. No one’s more surprised when she discovers that Evan has seduction on his mind—and that she’s more than ready for it.Love is the most powerful healing force of all. But past demons have a way of ripping open old wounds, and threatening the survival of even the strongest friendship…Warning: This title contains explicit sex between best friends, graphic language…and a hero who knows how to put the hot in “hot tub”."
NEWS FLASH: Unleashed is the first book in the Ross Siblings companion series! I accidentally read the sequel, Rock Me, first. Honestly, reading the books out of order didn’t bother me, but I recommend reading them in the correct order, Unleashed then Rock Me. That way you will be semi-surprised with the conclusion in Unleashed.
Between Cherrie Lynn’s two novels, Unleashed and Rock Me, I preferred Unleashed. In my opinion, Unleashed (Ross Siblings #1) was a 3.5 STAR novel; Rock Me (Ross Siblings #2) was a 3 STAR novel. Both adult novels are sexy as hell and extremely entertaining.
My one big complaint about Rock Me (Ross Siblings #2) was that there wasn’t enough interaction outside of the bedroom between the two main characters. I don’t share that complaint with Unleashed. The two main characters in Unleashed, Kelsey and Evan, share an emotional and physical connection. Throughout the novel, you watch them crush, lust, and ultimately, fall in love with one another. The plot and characters in Unleashed are more balanced and better developed than Rock Me.
The final few lines in Unleashed are award winning. It’s an extremely memorable ending. I cracked up for a good 5 minutes.
I gave Unleashed by Cherrie Lynn 3 STARS (3.5 STARS). Unleashed and Rock Me are perfect for adults looking for some sexy, heat.