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The Mastered Series, #2

And the rest of the story… This story started with "Bound" which was basically from Amery’s point of view. Now, it finishes in "Unwound" which is mostly in Ronan’s point of view. Don’t let that thought deter you because this two book series is absolutely awesome. While I don’t think "Unwound" has the emotional intensity that "Bound" has, it is still mind-capturing and well worth reading more than once. The first time you’ll read it because you have to know the ending. The second time will be so you can get all those little details you missed the first time around. It’s amazing but the book is just as good, if not better, each time I read it. Amery and Ronan’s story is not just about them but includes friends, family, favors and exes. Mix together and you have real life and real drama. Though this is only supposed to be a two book series, I want more. Some of these characters are memorable and tug at you. But, back to Amery and Ronan’s story…. Ronan has to step outside his comfort zone and in doing so gives Amery the push she needs to do the same. Each has a past that is influencing their present, making the trust they need hard to find. As they work on their relationship, expect tempers flying and hot sex with some knots. There are also plenty of men to have fantasies about…I’d really love to read a story or two about them because they definitely have my interest. Though this book can probably be read on its own, I strongly suggest reading both books in order. Then, sit back and let this master storyteller begin her magic!

Amery has stormed out after learning that Ronin didn’t share information concerning himself and set her and her company up for what she thinks is an unattainable goal. For six weeks they have ignored each other. Okay, Ronan called Amery every hour for a week but never left a message. Needing to take it out on someone, namely himself, Ronan steps back into the ring, allowing his opponent to beat him. Bloody and hurt, Ronan heads to Amery’s apartment only to wake up strapped down at the hospital. Last time he couldn’t remember what happened, he hurt Amery. Did he do it again? He doesn’t remember but he does know that he wants her with him. But, will she stay? Can they solve the problems that his secrecy caused?

Book Blurb for Unwound

In this conclusion to the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for?

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before?.

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel.  To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2014 5.00